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  • History Of The Hipster Culture

    Over time with generations passing, this long, black beard, beret wearing look started to fade out within the hipster community. The effect of this created what we know of hipsters today, the millennial version of the 1940’s jazz musicians. There was a big jump within this change, not just style wise, but practically the all around view on the hipster. You are now considered a hipster if you wear beanies, high top converse, Ray Bans, drink an excessive amount of coffee and hang out in a beanery, the list is infinite with the look of a millennial hipster. Nowadays anyone can be a hipster, not just privileged white males. If you’re a female, Caucasian, African American, Asian, anything you could possibly name, you can be a hipster. But, you…

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  • The Green Berets Analysis

    based off of the following description: a commercially successful American production about the Vietnam War; based (loosely) on a book; prominently featuring a popular song, and directed by an Academy Award winner, the average moviegoer may be surprised to learn that two films would actually fit the bill. The first is the extremely well-known Apocalypse Now , which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola (then credited as Francis Coppola) and released in 1979. The other is (these days) a…

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  • The Red Beret Summary

    However, photographs of the event prove that the soldier was wearing a helmet, even though all the journalist could see, even with evidence to contradict it, twenty seven years later was still a soldier in a red beret. This example is used to try to discredit the memory of the human mind, but let me challenge the author to think about a different aspect of this; and that is, in short, does the soldier having a red beret or a helmet change the meaning or truth of what happened that day during…

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  • Enemies Character Analysis

    Mary Anne Bell was a character that went through a huge transformation. Mary Anne joined the men in Vietnam at a medical detachment in the mountains West of Chu Lai. When she first arrived, she was curious about the culture and her surroundings. She went down to the villages with the men, she learned to cook rice, and picked up a few words of Vietnamese. “I’m here,’ she’d say, ‘I may as well learn something” (91). Soon, Mary Anne began to go out with the Green Berets. She would join them on…

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  • Brown Berets Case Study

    who is most well known as a member of the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were an organization that protected Chicanos/as rights and the general impoverished population of East Los Angeles against police brutality, the Vietnam War and the inequality of education. Carlos Montes was a target for the Los Angeles Police Department during the Chicano Movement in the 1960s. The primary source we have chosen is a court case declaration of Carlos Montes in May 1, 1979 against the harassment he has…

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  • Living Up The Street Gary Soto Analysis

    They comprised the Chicano or “Brown Power” movement, which fought discrimination, demanded equal opportunities in political representation and employment, and most significantly, supported better education for Mexican-Americans in the United States. It attracted the support of college students, adult groups, and other individuals who advocated cultural nationalism. Chicanos throughout the U.S. formed various grassroots campaigns to boycott schools that cultivated discrimination through cultural…

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  • Film Analysis: The Green Berets By John Wayne

    The movie The Green Berets starring John Wayne was directed and written by him and Ray Kellogg in 1968. The film is about a group of Green Berets who are led by Colonel Mike Kirby, played by John Wayne, along with a skeptical journalist who go into south Vietnam to help with humanitarian effects and to stop the spread of Communism from the north Vietnamnese people. George Beckworth, the skeptical journalist, comes along with the Colonel and his group of special forces to see if these is a need…

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  • Giants In The Earth Analysis

    in the unsettled Dakota Territory in the 1870s. Some topics in the novel are the mental state of each person after living in the total desolation of the wilderness, along with the manual labor of survival. Per Hansa, his wife Beret, their two sons Ole and Store-Hans, and their daughter Anna Marie also known as And-Ongen, have traveled across the Great Plains and undertook the journey in a caravan with several other Norwegian immigrant families. One of Per Hansa’s wagons broke down, and he…

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  • Loneliness In Rölvaag's Giants In The Earth

    From the very beginning she notices the “deep silence” (Rölvaag 43) of the prairie “this strange thing: the stillness had grown deeper, the silence more depressing, the farther west they journeyed” (Rölvaag 43) and the “endless blue-green solitude that had neither heart nor soul” (Rölvaag 50). Here on the prairies, Beret is immediately struck by the feeling that she is totally isolated from civilization and finds the silence and the wide open spaces both depressing and terrifying at how vast the…

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  • Giants Of The Earth Analysis

    decline into depression and insanity is caused by homesickness. Even as she and her family first begin to settle, Beret doubts a life can be built out on the prairie; “How will human beings be able to endure this place? She thought” (Rølvaag 29). The prairie is not a blank canvas in Beret’s mind; it is a desolate plain; “The country did not at all come up to [Beret’s] expectations. While Per Hansa sees the United States as a land of opportunity, Beret sees it as a land of exile from Norway. She…

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