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  • Kurt Vonnegut Biography Essay

    After being deployed in Europe, the Germans captured him during the Battle of the Bulge. On February 13th, 1945, America and England bombed Dresden, a non-militarized city where Vonnegut was imprisoned. Luckily, the Germans kept him 60 feet underground in a former slaughterhouse. Killing up to 135,000 causalities, the bombing reigned destruction onto the city (“Vonnegut, Kurt, An Introduction”…

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  • The Bilderberg Group Conspiracy Theories

    The Bilderberg Group Do you ever wonder about the government? How does it work? What plans are they conspiring that we don’t know about? What if I told you we have a second government. The Bilderberg, also known as our second government, is powerful yet secretive group that makes some of the biggest decisions in american history. Though the group does not seem so bad from the outside, their enigmatic actions regarding anything about the group is suspicious. Because of thI think everyone should…

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  • Aktion T4 Research Paper

    The dictionary definition of euthanasia is the “the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma”. While euthanasia is synonymous to the term “mercy killing”, it is illegal in most of the states in the USA. In the late 1930s and early 1940s in Germany, though, this act was legal. Its accessibility drew in Adolf Hitler, leading to the formation of Aktion T4, a forced euthanasia program with the intentions of killing the incurably ill,…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut Writing Style

    “I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours” (biography.com) sums up the satirical ideas of renowned author, Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was a very popular writer who excelled in writing about the stupidity and ignorance of mankind. His extremely fortunate life played an influential role in developing his writing style. Eventually, Kurt Vonnegut became one of the most eminent satirical writers of his time and was quite perceptible in two of his works, “Harrison…

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  • The Rape Of Nanning Analysis

    atrocities performed against other human beings in World War II surpass previous wars on a grand scale. Allied or Axis, no side in particular had the monopoly on causing wanton death and destruction during this period of strife. The firebombing of Dresden and the targeting of civilians in the Holocaust and bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki just prove further that there was a meager worth placed on human life. The Allies, the protagonists of World War II, were also ones to meet Axis violence and…

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  • Clara Schumann: A Brief Biography

    The Romantic Era was an artistic time for musicians, but finding a female amongst them was rare. However, from this time Clara Schumann was born to be a renowned pianist and composer in Germany and across Europe. Clara was self conscious about her gender is the music business, but she didn’t let that stop her. As a child prodigy, Clara’s career took off at a young age and flourished for sixty years. Clara Schumann was born in Leipzig, Germany on September 13, 1819 to her mother, Marianne…

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  • World War Two: The Deadliest Conflict In History

    World war two was the deadliest and global war that started from 1939 – 1945, although hand to hand combat started later in the years. This war included almost all the nations in the world, as well as all the “greatest nations”, eventually becoming two great sides forming the Axis and Allies. It’s been the biggest worldwide war in history. It involved more than one- hundred thousand people, including millions of civilians that died innocently in many occasions like the Holocaust (were about…

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  • Analysis Of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close By Oskar

    is deeply rooted into the domestic household. The narratives do not move beyond the personal struggles of the Schell family: Oskar and the loss of his father, and the grandparents and their difficulty to come to terms with what happened to them in Dresden. The novel is apolitical in its descriptions of historical events which, together with a lack of engagement in the trauma of others and a lack of narrative integration and counter-narratives, further encourage the domesticated approach to…

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  • Trauma In 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

    Joshua True Mr. Woodman English 11 August 4, 2017 Coping with Trauma Throughout multiple works of literature, writers have shown many forms of dealing with psychological trauma. Whether it is based off of real life experience or fictional creativity, trauma can be a terrible, life-altering experience. However, as shown in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, the authors show how characters can cope with personal trauma by…

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  • Theme Of Minimalism In Ernest Hemingway's Slaughterhouse-Five

    characters of Slaughterhouse-Five leave us the impression that war made them crazy and delusional. For example, Billy Pilgrim as the main character of Slaughterhouse-Five was taken prisoner of war by the Germans during the World War II and he was sent to Dresden where he witnessed and survived the destruction of the whole city. Later he became “unstuck in time” and can shuttle between the experiences of his life, not bound to the linear movement of time. He has also been captured by imaginary…

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