Black Guerrilla Family

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Prison Gangs

    Black Guerilla Family was founded in the San Quentin State Prison, in California in 1966, by a former Black Panther member George L. Jackson. Black Guerilla Family is known as the most politically oriented of the major prison gangs (Gangs). Black Guerilla Family’s goals are to eliminate racism, maintain dignity in prison, and to overthrow the Unites States Government (Gang). In August of 1970, a large group of BGF members tried to free their founder from a courthouse when a gun fight broke out which resulted in the judge, a bailiff and a BGF member were shot and killed (Black). Their rivals were Aryan Brotherhood, Texas Syndicate, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Mexican Mafia…

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  • The Prisoners Of War Analysis

    "The Prisoners of War,” a relatively short poem by Tom Disch, written in 1972, is riddled with imagery and deeper meaning. Even in the opening line, Disch cuts to the point. “Their language disappeared a year or so after the landscape: so what can they do now but point?” (line 1-3). Here it does not take much to get an interpretation. He is saying that our society has lost something. We have lost our “language,” meaning our ability to have intimate face-to- face conversations. That…

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  • Analysis Of Homecoming By Bruce Dawe

    War is considered by many to be one of humanity’s central traits as an advancing species and as such it holds a heavy influence on our past, present and future. From warring tribes in Africa during the dawn of man to the great Empires of Greece and Persia warfare has always been present, whether this war is for defense of a homeland and families, to conquest for more power and wealth or freedom from persecution and oppression. These forces drive mankind and have pushed us technologically and…

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  • Annotated Bibliography: The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien

    She argues the metonyms, figures of speech use in turn of something which are closely related, use in “The Thing They Carried” the bodies and stories. One of the examples that she took from the story is Martha, which symbolizes for home. Although Lieutenant Jimmy Cross really loves Martha, but she never loves him. This rejection symbolizes the reality that veterans have to cope with when going back home. The emotional burdens and the painful rejection from family, society and government have a…

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  • If I Die In A Combat Zone By Tim O Brien

    If I Die In A Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien If I Die In A Combat Zone is a memoir that depicts the horrors of Vietnam through the eyes of Tim O’Brien. Tim’s story is not told in chronological order, but his life before, during, and after the war are all depicted by the end of the book. Although the book is brief, it shows the development of Tim as he is forced to participate in a war that he disagrees with in its entirety. Although he originally plots to abandon the Army, he believes that doing…

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  • Innocence And Life In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    They can finally return to their life —home, job, family, and friends. Many veterans did just that without any drawbacks. But a few like Norman Bowker, came back home still “humping” the emotional baggage. They couldn’t make the transition from war to life. Bowker returned home unhappy, unsatisfied, and lifeless. It is clear he couldn 't find purpose after war. He tried multiple jobs —non of which lasted longer than ten weeks— and the poor guy even tried college, but dropped out and explained it…

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  • The Importance Of Soldiers In The Vietnam War

    prepare for missions, provide guidance to subordinates, while also implementing tough training to enforce military standards. The Battalion Commander Douglas Smith (Keeley, 1969) stated the most difficult part was “deciding when you’re going to win an engagement with the enemy and what price you’re going to pay for it”. This included wiping out villages of innocents as Vietcong took cover there, while shooting at the U.S. The Division Commander is superior to the Battalion Commander; he helps…

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  • Imagination: An Analysis Of Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    Quote”) The soldiers in the Vietnam War are experiencing the same need of escaping the evil of the war. They often times rely on their imagination to distract them from the reality they face day after day fighting for their lives. Often times, the soldiers of the war would imagine about their lovers back home in America. In the novel, Jimmy Cross, the lieutenant of Tim O’Brien’s group, tended to be distracted by his lover, Martha, instead of focusing on the war. O’Brien remarks, “he would tell…

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  • Theme Of Brotherhood In The Things They Carried

    Brotherhood is the sacrifices and selfness that bonds soldiers together to be able to lead each other through the horrible experiences of the war. Brotherhood is not easily described as a thing but as a feeling or action. Overall war is a terrifying place but to have amazing people care about you more than themselves makes it a bit more bearable. Imagine everything your family does for you and how close if your lucky of a trusted bond you have, imagine that all being taken away. Brotherhood is a…

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  • The Challenges Of Disrence In Homer's The Odyssey

    A veteran comes back from the war in Vietnam. Some people thank him for his services and some people dishonor him for what he did in the war.Many people treat veterans with disrespect because of what they did during their time in combat or even what they did when they came back. Returning veterans or people get treated with either honor, mental help, or with disrespect but mostly disrespect and mental help. Odysseus thinks he will be accepted walking in the castle he once lived in but, he has a…

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