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  • Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

    In the New York Times Bestseller, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer writes an incredible story about the terrorist attack of 9/11 and its effects that it has on Oskar Schell and his family. Throughout the novel, Oskar, a very intelligent and precocious, nine-year-old boy living in New York City, is on this journey to try to figure out what this mysterious key that he found in his dad’s room belongs to. He hopes it reveals some sort of secret or connection to his father…

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  • Allied Strategic Bombing

    The allies aimed to hit the heavily industrialised and fortified area of the Ruhr but only 1 in 15 bombers made it there due to the poor technology used. The German economy was hoped to be destroyed by events like Dresden (which contained 127 medium to large factories) in October 1944 where one of Germany industrial cities was left in rubble, but the economy thrived under the pressure of war. This is shown by the fact that aircraft production increased 5 fold and self-propelled…

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  • The Main Causes Of The French Revolution

    5.1 French revolution The French revolution begin on 1798 till 1799. The most obvious reasons for the revolution is the heavy taxes that the French regime made the poor people pay it (As France was heavily in debt at this era) and the authority of the church and the aristocracy. The revolution main demands were equity, justice and change monarchy with republic system. The revolution had went into wrong hands like the Robespierre and Jacobins that caused a lot of terror and blood. This era had…

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  • Slaughterhouse Five Vs War

    Both Timothy Findley’s ‘The Wars’ and Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse Five’ delve into extreme detail on the absurdity and tragedy of war and life itself. The books and the characters within are often befuddled, bemused, or held subject to the mad whims of a world that is ultimately apathetic to whether they live or die. Both books utilize their unique narrative structures to emphasize the absurd nature of death by shaping the form in which information is presented around the intended message of…

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  • Death And Futile Faith In Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

    Vonnegut's work. The upbringing of Vonnegut himself contributes to this lackluster view: he grew up amid the Depression. He watched his dad work himself to death as his mother courted suicide. He saw the massacre of innocents amid the firebombing of Dresden and became a prisoner of the Germans. Vonnegut is no stranger to the most primal of human feeling, of fear, of anger, even of what there are no words sufficient to describe. He experienced the paradoxical medley of death and jubilation that…

    Words: 1991 - Pages: 8
  • Douhet, And Trenchard's Analysis

    Airpower’s contribution to the Allied victory over Nazi-Germany in the Second World War (WWII) did not represent the ultimate fulfillment of the prophecies and predictions of interwar airpower theorists like Douhet, Mitchell or Trenchard, because strategic bombing with its predicted morale breaking effect did not lead to an uprising of the German population against the Nazi-Regime. Furthermore, their prophecies that air power alone could win a war; “the bomber will always get through” even…

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  • Jan Van Eyck: Most Famous Renaissance Artist

    Jan Van Eyck, one of the most famous painters from the Renaissance era, is a man of mystery; no one knows anything about his childhood, birth, or family. The documents from his time were most likely lost, didn’t survive, or were never documented. He is known for his paintings in the courts, religious art works, portraits of famous figures, and himself. There aren’t many records of his early life. It is unknown about his birth because it was never documented by his mother and father or lost.…

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  • In Conclusion Brand Jenny Saville Analysis

    Painting is dead. The notion that painting is an outdated and irrelevant medium today has come up in recent years in the art world. Move over painting, it’s the era of installation, video and sculpture. No one proves this statement wrong more so than Jenny Saville. Throughout this essay I will be taking a look at Jenny Saville and one of her earliest yet most stirring pieces - Branded. This is a painting notable for both its brave and outrageous subject matter and its sophisticated technique.…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut Literary Criticism

    Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most influential American novelists of the twentieth century who has brought about a phenomenal distinction in literature. Most of the writers have written only in a particular concept or genre, but Kurt Vonnegut has imprinted his undeniable mark in science fiction with humor, social commentary with absurdity and so on. Kurt Vonnegut has written fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. His works are occupied with…

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  • Ring Around The Rosie Research Paper

    Ring Around the Rosie Most people can recognize the common adolescent schoolyard game “Ring Around the Rosie.” Many, though, would naught recognize the manifestations of the Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, displayed in the nursery rhyme. This correlation leaves many scholars believing that the two contain a sickening connection. The opening phrase refers to a rash symptom that began in the early stages. “A pocketful of posey” explains how people would carry around flowers in hopes…

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