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  • Barbed Wire Monologue

    As I grasped the barbed wire with my bare, dry hands I wondered. “How did I let myself get this bad?” I was in a all male full security prison for the rest of my life. Just because of one mistake. The barbed wire goes through my hand, I can feel it hitting my bone but that's it. I can't feel anything. It's almost like my body has given up. It's like I've had so much pain in my life that my body can no longer take it so it is shutting down. I can hear the dogs getting closer and closer to me. I pull myself up over the fence as the guards approach me. I cannot get caught this time. I cannot go back. Ever. I have a family. A daughter. She's in the system but I can get her back. I'm not sure how but I will get her back. She is 9 years old her name in Sophia. The last time I saw her was…

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  • The Fighting Style Of Trench Warfare During World War I

    much safer than entrenching. The safest method was called tunneling. The soldiers would dig a tunnel, and when the soldiers completely finish the inside they would destroy the roof. This was the hardest and most time consuming method. They would put wood on the bottom of the trenches, but they would leave a foot below so the water can drain out. Trenches were not dug into straight lines because that would allow the enemy to easily take out many targets, and the zigzag effect allowed the people…

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Theme

    consequences. The film evaluates themes such as the beauty of the innocence of childhood, the relationships of specific individuals, and the boundaries of those individuals. By taking a deeper look at such points, it allows the audience to gain a better realization of the extent of the horrifying situation. In terms of examining the innocence of the children in the film, the innocence is very prevalent throughout, from Bruno being oblivious to his father being a Nazi commander and his home being…

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  • Beowulf, Blackheart, And Are Genetically Modified Foods Scary?

    Towards the end of beowulf 's death he gives his armor and necklace to wiglaf. He said “ Then the brave king gave the golden necklace from around his throat to wiglaf, gave him his gold-covered helmet and his rings, and his mail shirt and ordered him to use them well.” (215) This phrase also shows what kind of person beowulf is. In another fictional story Blackheart, a little girl named emily is left by her dad argentina. She 's with family members but she really would rather be with her dad…

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  • Survival In Auschwitz

    Never will words be able to do justice to the torture, sadness, and pure loss of hope experienced within the barbed wire fences of concentration camps. Primo Levi’s recount of his time as a prisoner is the closest anyone on the outside will ever come to truly being able to understand it without experiencing the imprisonment first hand. Human beings were destroyed in these camps; deprived of their humanity and minimized to just a number. The Nazi Regime stripped these people of their past,…

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  • Joseph Glidden Research Paper

    Joseph Glidden (Barbed Wire) Glidden was an Englishmen that was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire. He was born on January 18, 1813. Shortly after he was born, him and his family moved to the City of Orleans County, New York. Joseph attended school just as a normal child during his young, adolescent years, but soon after, was needed at home for farming help so he only went during the winter months. When Glidden was a teenager, he discovered that he had an interest in teaching. He attended…

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  • Once Upon A Time Gordimer Analysis

    Humans are able to choose happiness even in the darkest moments but true joy brings contentment, rather than fear that any minute you might lose it. During the time that Nadine Gordimer wrote, “Once Upon A Time” crime was rampant in South Africa as a result from the oppression and poverty caused by the horrors of Apartheid. Gordimer goes on to tell the story of a family living “happily ever-after” with their son and their domestic workers, but because of the social climate around them they are…

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  • Walt Whitman's O Captain ! My Captain

    The theme of "O Captain! My Captain!" is that sacrifices have to be made in order to be successful and gain greatness. Elegy: somber toned poem, lament for the dead This poem is an Elegy in honor of Abraham Lincoln. Walt Whitman wrote this poem a little after Lincoln's assassination. This poem is a big metaphor because it is about a captain -Abraham Lincoln- and his crew -Lincoln's followers- obtaining their sought out prize-winning the civil war- but after getting what they want the captain…

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  • The Last Laugh By Wilfred Owen Essay

    Between the years of 1914 to 1918, approaching 1 million British soldiers gave up their lives fighting for King and country (greatwar.co.uk). Wilfred Owens, one of the greater known first world war poets, was one of these. He died at the age of twenty-five, only a week away from armistice, leaving behind approaching 100 poems. Despite his early death, Owen’s poetry has immortalized him, passing to future generations both his experience and sentiments regarding the first world war. Like many at…

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  • Creative Writing: Single Parent Home

    this place?. In a giant cluster, there were boys of all ages in a giant circle shouting and screaming. Ozzy being 11 came up to the group unable to see over the older children. Ozzy taps a very tall scrawny boy and manages to stutter out, ”wha-a-at happened?”. The boy turns around, eyes closed tightly and fist clenched, “just the usual, now be quiet” he yells. Ozzy, still confused, tries to say something else to the boy. It was around 8 in the morning when Ozzy was awakened by an old doctor in…

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