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    In Bruce Catton's essay "Grand and Lee: A study in Contrasts," the author uses compare and contrast to highlight each general's different strengths, upbringing, and values. In addition to compare and contrast, describing aspects of their life provides better insight into each general's envision for the country. Both armies in the Civil War fought to preserve their way of life, and their purpose reflected the values of their leaders. But despite their differences, the two generals were able to meet together in Appomattox, bring peace, and reunify the country during a major turning point in our nation's history. Robert E. Lee believed in aristocratic ideals such as "family, culture, and tradition," and adopted the chivalry from "the age of Knighthood" in England. His main purpose for fighting was to preserve the polarizing social classes found in the Southern American states. The advantage of having unequal social classes he argued was that the higher class would breed a group of privileged men instilled with "a strong sense of obligation to the community." This would supply the country with adequate leaders that would…

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    named Grant and Lee were able to do just that. In the reading “Grant and Lee: A Study of Contrast” by Bruce Catton, the author writes a compare and contrast essay detailing their backgrounds, personalities, and aspirations. When evaluating all of these contributing factors it is clear that Lee was vastly a more impressionable character than Grant. When it comes down to these two men’s background Lee was perceived as more traditional. For example, the text states “His background were family,…

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    In the article Hayfoot, Strawfoot, Bruce Catton, an American historian and journalist, claims that soldiers in the American Civil War were effective even though they were unorganized, unsophisticated and had harsh conditions. He also explains men were drafted for the war, instead of volunteering like they do today. He shows and supports this in many ways. He supports his claim first by showing the lack of education and sophistication came from boys signing up for the war that were under the…

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    Shamsun Nahar Professor Foster HIST 1301 8 Dec 2016 Catton, Bruce. The Civil War. Boston, Massachusetts, Mariner Books, 2004. Cost $0.01+ shipping cost $3.99 + Tax $0.33= Total Cost $4.33 Analysis of “The Civil War by Bruce Catton” The Civil War is a novel written by Bruce Catton In his earlier life, Catton studied at Oberlin College, but he had to leave without a degree due to his service in World War I. After the war he returned home and became a journalist and an editor for the American…

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    Grant and Lee I like the essay, “Grant and Lee” written by Bruce Catton, although I am not a political enthusiast reader. Inconsiderably, I hate talking about it and, more so reading about it. However, this essay gave me a great sense of evaluation. I cannot deny, my negative political perceptions and loss of confidence in politics. Even though, I know so little about the changing aspects of political views on the eighteenth century, I can quite understand and identify how both generals…

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    Bruce Lee was a huge influence on American society through his martial arts. He was one of the first pioneers of mixed martial artist by his own developed fighting style and inspired many American fighters. By choreographing his own martial arts in his movies, he changed the perspective of Chinese culture and exposed it in America. Bruce lee overcame much diversity between his American culture and his Chinese and fought to expose his philosophy and martial arts. Martial arts were Bruce lee’s…

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    Ng seemed to enjoy his time in the Corps, referring to himself as a 'ninja warrior ' and proving himself to be extremely skilled in martial arts (Newton, 2006). As a matter of fact, many of Ng 's fellow Marines took to calling him by the nickname 'Bruce Lee ' and it is possible that he intimidated many of them, as it has been noted that they went out of their way to avoid him (Crime Investigation, 2014). Ng was arrested in the October of 1979 for leading two comrades of his in stealing over…

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    The medium of film can be a very powerful and a profound way to captivate audience and immerse them in the experiences of the characters in the film to make them feel as if they themselves are there with them. Horror movies in general are almost always filled with special effects and props to improve the experience of the audience and leave them in anticipation with what’s to come. In the original The Evil Dead directed by Sam Raimi released in 1981 uses a lot of conventional methods of…

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    Senseless Crime in Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska” Through the use of first-person narrative, Bruce Springsteen’s song “Nebraska” recounts the crimes of a murderer leading up to his impending execution. Inspired by the murders of Charles Weather and Caril Anne Fugate (Anonymous), Springsteen positions himself as Charles Weather and his audience as the auditors of the song, allowing them to garner an insight into the perspective of the criminal. The song itself takes on the lyric form of a…

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    There is a lot of moments in many places in the world; however, there are some places having especial moment you won’t forget for ever. Willis tower is an unusual place in Chicago. Willis tower, which is a point of pleasure for many people in the USA. I had a fantastic experience; I wish if I could to regained that’s moment to enjoy it again and again. I don’t think so, I will forgetting a tiny detail of all that day. I had a mix of emotions wondered, exciting, and something happed inside my…

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