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  • Film Analysis: Forrest Gump

    Forrest legs he finds out that he can run like the wind. That is how he gets a college football scholarship. Many people would call Forrest stupid but his mother would always tell him “stupid is as stupid does”. Forrest surprises many of people by going to the Army and by being involved in a lot of stuff. Forrest Gump became a football hero, Medal of Honor winner in Vietnam, and then Gump the Ping-Pong champion, Gump the shrimp boat captain, Gump the millionaire stock holder and the man who runs across America and retraces is steps. Forrest does many life changing events through the film he stands next to the schoolhouse door with George Wallace, he teaches Elvis how to swivel his hips, he visits the White House three times, he's on the Dick Cavett show with John Lennon, and he addresses a Vietnam-era peace rally on the Mall in Washington. Also, Jenny takes Forrest to a Black Panther meeting Party which also plays a big part in the movie because that was a time when it was a lot of racism going on. Forrest starts to date a girl name Jenny, in the film Jenny explains her life as a child with being abused by her father. Forrest would always say “me and jenny go together like peas and carrots”. Also, jenny and Forrest relationship is somewhat like a love story. Jenny had a really rough life as a child and she had become a stripper for a little bit. She goes on a parallel tour of the counterculture. She goes to California, of course, and drops out, tunes in, and turns on. She's…

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  • Sincere Selfhood In John Steinbeck's In Cold Blood

    can never truly make up the entirety of it. People who are raised in poor conditions are capable of turning their lives around and accomplishing great feats. Abraham Lincoln, arguably the greatest President of the United States, grew up in a household stricken with poverty, yet he was able to overcome what he was born with, form his own identity, and leave an illustrious legacy. In addition, these sentiments also go both ways as people raised in more adequate households are equally as capable of…

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  • Strategic Objectives In Operation Desert Storm And Operation Iraqi Freedom

    The strategic objectives for the United States during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom compare and contrast widely when viewed through the three strategic lenses of suitability, feasibility, and acceptability. To consider the success or failure of national strategy as it pertains to warfare, the strategist must assess the nature of the conflict. Art Lykke presents an appropriate theory for national strategy that asks central questions for the national strategist based on…

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  • Literary Devices In Moby Dick

    The Utilization of Literary Devices in the Characterization of Captain Ahab Herman Melville’s, Moby Dick, is the story about the journeys of a group of whalers led by the fearless Captain Ahab, and their quest to help the Captain get revenge on the great White Whale that once tore off his leg. Melville himself had once been a sailor and a majority of the book was inspired by the hardships he himself had faced at sea. The book is notorious for being very long, enigmatic, and filled with sailor…

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  • The Kraken By Arthur Lord Tennyson Analysis

    For my analysis, the story that I've chosen is the Kraken by Arthur Lord Tennyson. The poem itself is derivative of the Norse legend of the creature, a more than giant squid-like monster that was rumored to live off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. It is said that the legend of the Kraken is most likely based on sightings of giant squids, who - like the Kraken - lay in the depths, but have reportedly surfaced in order to cause havoc and attack sailing vessels. It is often the victim of wild…

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  • Moby Dick Rhetorical Analysis

    perpetuate the slave system. Yet, the cogent arguments for these beliefs remained slim. Melville found there exist striking similarities between the goals of all people, and the means they use to achieve those goals. All people depend on one another for their physical and emotional well being, and all people share a drive to assert their independence, and push back against conditions they cannot control. The existence of these basic similarities negates the assertions of cultural exceptionalism.…

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  • Color And White In Melville's Moby-Dick

    Whether Moby-Dick is a whale or a fish is a trifling matter—what is significant about it is that it is a great “white” whale. The color white is usually connected to innocence and purity; however, in “Moby-Dick”, the quintessentially white sperm whale defies the qualities attached to its color as Ahab sees it as the archetypal evil. In a novel overwhelmingly about whaling, Melville frequently explores colors and their meanings and use them to paint a picture of characters and sceneries in the…

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  • Moby Dick Critique

    The opera Moby Dick occurred on November 6, 2016, from 2 PM to 5 PM, at the Winspear Opera House in Downtown Dallas. The Dallas Opera performed the event, and famous performers included the following: Jay Hunter Morris as Captain Ahab, Stephen Costello as Greenhorn, Morgan Smith as Starbuck, Musa Ngqungwana as Queequeg, Jacqueline Echols as Pip, and Peter McGillivray as Stubb. The opera performance was completely backed by a professional orchestra, featuring every instrument one would expect in…

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  • Analysis Of Consider The Lobster By David Foster Wallace

    Beady eyes, long bodies, and pinchy fingers are some attributes that make humans unapproachable. Unfortunately, they have also managed to selfishly devour a majority of the living species they come in contact with, including lobsters. David Foster Wallace wrote an essay titled, “Consider the Lobster,” to inform the public about the issues that has been happening between the lobster consumers, lobster defenders, and their feelings towards boiling alive the aquatic crustacean. Wallace is obviously…

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  • Manifest Destiny Essay

    The novel Moby Dick foresaw these consequences through the use of characters such as Ahab and Ishmael. Ahab, having already suffered the loss of a leg, is still destined and inevitably bound to drive his crew into a fate worse than what he previously suffered. Reminiscent to the bloodshed that resulted from American expansion and the later problems this expansion would cause, Ahab will stop at nothing to acquire his intended goal of seeking vengeance on Moby Dick without consciously realizing…

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