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    Denying The Holocaust

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    legal battles with David Irving and have continuously challenged revisionist’s opinions. Lipstadt believes that to attempt to deny the Holocaust enlists a basic strategy of distortion and truth mixed with lies confuses the reader who is unfamiliar with the tactic of the deniers. Although there are limitations in the research and evidence on the Holocaust, there is enough to assert that the claims made by the revisionists are out of reach. The U.S National Library of Medicine published Fred L. Soper papers about the spread of Typhus in world war two. In 1942, medical personnel saw the emergence of Typhus coming from North Africa and Eastern Europe. It became rampant due to the lack of medicines to treat the disease or supplies and was a prime concern throughout Europe. Thousands died slowly and painfully and eventually the prevention and treatment of the disease was deliberately neglected to coincide with the Nazi policy to cause the death of large numbers of Jews through over-populated, filthy living environments and lack of medical attention. Instead of the revisionist’s interpretation of the outbreak being the only killer in the camps, mainstream historians and medical professionals…

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    Not only was Irving able to manipulate the concept of cognitive authority in his two books, but Holocaust revisionists in general have been able to manipulate cognitive authority of historians in other ways. Deborah Lipstadt, in her book Denying the Holocaust, offers a great insight on just how Irving and other revisionists have been able to become so prominent. She says that revisionists have been able to gain some amount of authority by “camouflaging their goals” (Lipstadt 1993). They hide…

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    For example, in Van Winkle’s wife continually spoke of how he was so careless and was destroying the family. In fact, “morning, noon, and night, her tongue was torrent of household eloquence’’.His response was to shrug his shoulders, shake his head, and go outside. Hence, Washington Irving had set-up Rip as if he was not caring about what his wife had said. For example “The narrator blames most of Rip 's failings on the evil temper of his wife and makes sweeping generalizations about women and…

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    a long lazy summer’s day, talk listlessly over village gossip, [and partake in] profound discussions,” (Irving 32). By Irving’s design, Rip prefers a simple, minimalistic life in lieu of a productive and potentially lucrative life of labor, and he’s happy to evade any obligations at all costs. While earlier European authors may cherish these values in pastoral characters, Irving goes on to dismiss such behaviors in a way that suggests that pastoral lifestyles have no place in a newly founded…

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    Irving’s use of Masculinity and Femininity Washington Irving 's famous short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has many aspects masculinity and femininity. Femininity tends to dominate the short story a lot more than masculinity does, with the protagonist being very feminine. The two main male characters in the story are Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones. These two characters couldn’t be more opposite of each other than they are throughout the story, especially in aspects of masculinity. While Brom…

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    This is shown through obsession, superstition, and fear, as was exemplified in the texts “The Raven” by Poe and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Irving, both written during the Romantic era. "The Raven" is Romantic because it has the characteristics of strong emotions, the unknown, and imagination. The man trying to deal with loss of a loved one causes him to feel extreme emotions. His imagination is uncontrollable and the speaker imagines hearing things and imagines that there are angels in…

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    In, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving highlights a viable arrangement of starvation pictures that starts with his long portrayal of the emaciated, haggard Ichabod and reaches out to the practically physical yearning that his hero feels when he sees the rich produce of Van Tassel 's territory. Irving utilizes imagery, tone, and symbol to suit the equally mixed story line and underlying concept in this story. The author of this short story creates a mysterious and suspenseful tone which…

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    composed by Irving Berlin), Doris Day, and Ella Fitzgerald. Like many of the other famous singers of the time Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, and Ella Fitzgerald had their own crowd following. All the really good singers pretty much had their own private fanbases. Great singers need a helper. With every great singer, there is an equally as great songwriter/ composer. There were many famous composers of the time. One of them is Irving Berlin, who composed the Bing Crosby hit "White…

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    Considered the first professional, distinguished author in the United States, Washington Irving helped gain international respect for American literature through his short stories, biographies, and histories. During the 19th century, he undertook the persona of Geoffrey Crayon and published a collection of 34 pieces of writing titled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. One of the most popular short stories amongst this collection, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, is noted for its action, adventure,…

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    values” (341). Throughout the United States, the story of the Headless Horseman, a verbal story described in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” is well-known in American folklore. It is a scary story that many children tell around the campfire in an attempt to scare one another, saying that if someone is not careful, the Headless Horseman will come for them. However, many Americans do not realize that this legend originated from a story that appears in Washington Irving’s book, The Sketchbook of…

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