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  • Edward Bloor Tangerine Theme Analysis

    Have you ever had that moment in your life when the truth about something, ‘’set you free?’’ Well this book is all about that. The themes of ‘’Tangerine” by Edward Bloor is seeing and the truth. Paul faces many things in his life, which all revolves around those themes. The main character had a traumatic experience when he was young, so he completely blocked out the memory and forgot all about it. Little by little, Paul pieces his memory together. Ironically, Paul sees the truth about others, but he doesn’t know everything about himself. On page 4 of the book, Paul says, I can see everything. I can see things mom or dad can’t see. Or won’t.’’ Edward Bloor expresses the themes of seeing and truth in each part of the book. Edward Bloor uses word choice in part one to express the theme. In Part One, Paul makes the move from Houston, Texas to lake Windsor Downs, Florida. Paul has to make new friends, go to a new school, and get used to living in that area all over again. He goes through hardships like getting kicked off a soccer team, being treated differently because of his eyesight being pushed to the side because of Erik’s football accomplishments. His mom ruined his life with submitting an IEP which, somehow didn’t allow him to play soccer for Lake Windsor. Throughout the section, the author uses words related to eyesight. Why? To express the theme. Paul wears these goggles to help with his eyesight, which are also related to the themes. The author uses words like seeing…

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  • First Crusaders

    Many believe the crusaders of the First Crusade set out to claim land, gold, or wealth, and for some this is true. However, for others this is not the case. Bohemond of Taranto set out on crusade for pious and not opportunistic reason. He led his men throughout the battles they encountered and they made him their leader for his leadership abilities; he actually led the whole crusading mission. He set the example by willingly devoting his allegiance to Alexius I Comenus, who he had a strained and…

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  • Crusader And Pragmatist Analysis

    In Crusaders and Pragmatists, Stoessinger mainly compares and contrasts two schools of thought in American foreign policy: the crusader and the pragmatist. Stoessinger defines a crusader as someone “whose hallmark is a missionary zeal to make the world better, but often manages to leave it in worse shape than before” due to their undying belief in their ideas while a pragmatist “refuses to get locked into a losing policy, changing directions without inflicting damage to his self-esteem” and is…

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  • The Crusaders: A Short Story

    “Who are the Men of the Jews,” I asked. “They are Jews men that volunteer to fight for the Jews. Most of their family are killed by antisemites, so you can see their rage against the antisemites.” After lunch, we went to the church. hundred or more of men came. Uncle Andrew standing in front, “Good afternoon Men of the Jews. My little friend here has a trouble. His friend was captured by the Crusaders. I am sure you guys will be interested at this war, because our opponent are the Crusaders.…

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  • Effects And Influences The Crusaders

    The crusaders showed that they did have reasoning behind their actions, which was all in the name of God. However they were not valid because the brutal ways they dealt with people as in killing and destroying thousands of people's lives went against their religion. They believed greatly by doing this horrible actions that they would be doing good but in reality just affecting thousands of people. Most of the effects and influences the crusaders brought was bad but some helped the people of…

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  • Crusader Without Violence Analysis

    Lawrence Dunbar Reddick, Historian, activist and University Professor, was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1910. A graduate of both Fisk University and the University of Chicago he received a BA and an MA in history from Fisk in 1933 and completed his PhD in History in 1939 at the University of Chicago. A lifelong supporter of civil rights he worked with Martin Luther King Jr. on his book, Stride Toward Freedom and in 1959 he wrote a biography of King entitled Crusader without Violence.…

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  • Richard The Lionheart: The Failure Of The Crusaders

    The Crusaders continued to try and obtain Jerusalem from Saladin. The leaders of the crusaders, however, were aware that once they conquered the city, the Crusaders would break up, most of the army moving West. They tried delaying the attack, in order to recover as much territory as they could, in order to assure the basis for attaining the Kingdom. However, the crusaders were lacking funds, thus they could not delay much longer. Nevertheless, on June 1192, there was another advance on…

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  • Reflective Essay: My Last Crusader Day

    At the beginning of the year, Professor Fama told the Pre-Calculus class that our senior year would go by more quickly than any other year of our lives. I think now every member of the class of 2017 can attest to just how true this statement was. I know it sounds cliché, but it really does seem like just yesterday we were organizing homecoming, planning our senior trip, fund raising for our senior trip, finally going on our senior trip, decorating for prom, and enjoying our last Crusader Day,…

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  • Comparing Honor And Warfare In Arthur Miller's The Crusades

    face the enemy head on and according to the accounts by people who were there this was a successful way to fight, but many lives would be taken. The one tactic that seemed to work the best for the crusaders was called “siege or sieging”. This tactic composed of surrounding the enemy within a walled in area and setting up defenses on the outside. By doing this the crusaders would cause the enemy within to run low on resources and eventually give up and surrender or come out to fight. If the…

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  • The First Crusade: The Middle Ages

    A crusader, clad in thick leather armour, branded with a red cross, charges forward towards the Muslim army, which is defending their city of Jerusalem. War cries sound from both armies as a bloodbath is about to ensue. The crusader uses his The Middle ages were an era of brutal power struggles that would form the modern world. The First Crusade was a Christian attempt at regaining Jerusalem, the Holy Land. It stemmed further than this, however. Pope Urban II had heard word that Christians were…

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