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  • The Things They Carried Film Analysis

    The Vietnam War took place from 1954 to 1973. The United States became involved in this war because of the fear of communism spreading though out South East Asia. Throughout the war the American people started losing support because of all the men we were losing. All of the troops were finally pulled out of Vietnam, but not before the U.S. lost more than 58,000 soldiers. The movie Letters Home from Vietnam shows real film from the war, and shows what the American troops really endured. The title…

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  • Ngoc Vo Thesis

    Ngoc Vo is a sixty-nine year old woman. She was born in 1947 and she was the youngest of the family with three older brothers. They lived in a small village in the central part of Vietnam. When she was seventeen, her father married her off to a twenty one year old man in the village, his name was Binh Ngo. During the Vietnam War, her husband and brothers were all drafted to fight in the South Vietnamese Military. Ngoc was separated from her husband and family during the war and escaped the…

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  • The Struggle Of Vietnamese Immigrants In The Play '

    Trieu Tran represents a very extensive group of refugees that left Southeast Asia during and after the brutal altercation between Vietnam and America that drastically changed the lives of millions of people. Tran is just one of the many affected by the bloody, convoluted conflict within Vietnam that led to foreign intervention. These people’s lives were completely transformed as they were forced to leave their home to go live in a foreign land with people they had absolutely nothing in common…

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  • First They Killed My Father Analysis

    The memoir First they Killed my Father voices the thoughts of a five-year-old Cambodian girl who endures a life of war. The novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, explores the two sides, both victim and oppressor, both Jew and German through the eyes of two children, Shmuel and Bruno. Both texts are written but with the intention to be spoken of, and to spread the powerful message they contain. First they Killed my Father is the autobiography of the conscious Loung Ung and The Boy in the Striped…

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  • Symbolism Of The Narrator In The Sympathizer

    The events in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel, The Sympathizer, occur in the 1970’s after the Vietnam War and portray the lives of many affected by the war. Although men receive most of the attention from the Author women still play an important role in depicting the lives of Vietnamese after the war. Women show a different side of the post-Vietnam war plots enhancing it greatly. The plot of the novel is told through the eyes of the narrator who is a communist spy. The story is a flashback and is a…

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  • Reflection On My Childhood In Vietnam

    One fall evening, my father and I went to eat a local Vietnamese restaurant. During dinner, I decided to interview him about his experience in the Vietnamese l culture. I interviewed him because he could offer a unique perspective. You see, my father left Vietnam in 1979 at the age of 19 to escape fighting for the Communist party. As such, his life experience includes a multitude of cultures; French-Vietnamese, Communist, and American. As our conversation evolved, we spoke of pre and…

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  • The Happiest Refugee

    The Happiest refugee, by Ahn Do, is a memoir which tells the story of his family, his life before and after fleeing war-torn Vietnam, and his dramatic journey through pirate-infested waters. Did you know that refugees contribute an average of $10 billion to the Australian economy in their first 10 years of settlement? Illegal immigrants don't come to Australia to commit crime; they come here to escape war-torn countries such as Iraq,Syria and historically, Vietnam. Despite this, the majority of…

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  • Hearts And Minds And The Vietnam War

    One of the longest and bloodiest conflicts in American history, was the Vietnam War. Fighting in Vietnam continued for decades before the Americans eventually interfered. Between the neighboring Chinese and the colonial French, the Vietnamese have continuously fought off foreigners with tenacity and fearlessness. Over 3 million people died and Vietnam become a communist nation, despite American intervention(Vietnam War, History). Due to these disastrous results, it would be expected that most…

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  • Facing It By Yusef Komunyakaa Analysis

    The poem “Facing It”, by Vietnam soldier Yusef Komunyakaa, tells a story of himself visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The impact the memories and the memorial have on him are evident when he describes his emotional experience first seeing the 58,022 names. This is shown through the meaning behind his writing, figurative language, and the structure of the poem. The meaning in this poem is to show the impact the Vietnam War had on the soldiers and the family and friends of the soldiers.…

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  • Madres De La Plaza De Mayo Social Movement

    The social movement of Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (in translation: Mothers of the Plaza the Mayo) was founded during a dark period of Argentina’s history- the so called Dirty war. The Dirty war (Spanish: Guerra Sucia), which was also known as the Process of National Reorganization (Spanish: Proceso de Reorganización Nacional or El Proceso), was a period in which suspected dissidents and subversives where persecuted by the Argentine government. It started in roughly 1974 (although some sources…

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