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  • What Is The Theme Of Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five?

    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is one of his most popular books. It is composed of 3 themes which are antiwar, philosophical, and science fiction. Even though these three themes are throughout the novel, philosophy plays an important part in the novel. Philosophy gives that “push” for the themes of science fiction and antiwar to come together and make up the book the way it is. Philosophy is the understanding of knowledge, reality, and existence. For one to acknowledge the fact that…

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  • Second World War Memory

    The Second World War: Collective Memory and History- Historiographical Essay: Judt, T. “The Past is Another Country: Myth and Memory in Post-War Europe.” In Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the Presence of the Past, edited by J.W. Muller, 157-83. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. First Paragraph- Judt’s Main Arguments: Tony Judt’s essay The Past is Another Country: Myth and Memory in Post-War Europe details the immediate post-war European past that failed to face the…

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  • Hg Wells Time Machine Summary

    into his writing, carefully considering the ramifications that different environments would have upon the human species. These perceptions are clearly evidenced by his thorough descriptions of the Eloi and the Morlocks. Wells depicts the Eloi as a “Dresden china type of prett[y]. Their hair, which was uniformly curly…there was not the faintest suggestion of [hair] on the face and the ears were singularly minute. The eyes were large and mild; and … I fancied even then that there was a certain…

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  • Analysis Of The SS And The Gestapo: Instruments Of Destruction

    The SS and the Gestapo: Instruments of Destruction A few questions many researchers ask during study of WWII is, “How did we let this happen? What instruments could carry out such atrocities?” Even before the war started, there was persecution and maleficent intentions towards people that were deemed unfit to reproduce. Who would carry out these crimes against humanity? What extent of damage did the dark acts of the Geheime Staats Polizei (literal translation, Secret State Police or, best known…

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  • Extremely Loud And Extremely Close By Jonathan Safran Foer

    and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer takes this common trope and pushes it one step further. With no semblance of chronology, the novel chronicles three generations of Schells as they navigate through difficult times, including the Bombing of Dresden and the Attack on the World Trade Center. Throughout the novel, relationship after relationship suffers because the characters…

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  • The Great God Pan Play Analysis

    We’ve all experienced it before, the pursuit of forgotten memories; the tinge of helpless perplexity that stumps our consciousness, bothering us until our obstinacy relents to a shrug of the shoulders. Amy Herzog’s play, The Great God Pan, explores such sensations. Burgeoning playwright Amy Herzog attempts to illustrate this pursuit through the character Jamie, a potential victim of child molestation. This November, The Great God Pan opened at Davidson College’s Barber Theatre. Directed by Dr.…

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  • Religion In Cat's Cradle

    What is the one thing the whole human race has in common? Religion. Eighty four percent of the world's population has a religion. The largest religion is Christianity, the second is Muslim ( Harper, Jennifer. “84 Percent of the World Population Has Faith; a Third Are Christian.” The Washington Times). As a human, believing in something is important but trusting that everything that is being taught is 100% true is hard to prove. People live day by day from those beliefs, so imagine a religion…

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  • Essay On The Reawakening

    With mainland Europe left in ruins after war, civilians of the devastated countries sought to rebuild their cities, and return everything to normal. This attempt of normalisation is what drives the story lines of both Primo Levi’s ‘The Reawakening’ and Roberto Rossellini’s ‘Germany Year Zero,’ as the characters in both seek to make things as they were before the war. What differs between the two stories is how the characters went about the process of normalisation, and how each story arc…

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  • Explain Why Did Napoleon Fail In Russia

    as one of the great leaders of Human history. His triumphs are in abundance as he is highlighted by some of his great victories throughout his leadership. Many people look at his victories more often that his losses. His battles at Austerlitz and Dresden were truly fantastic, however, it often overshadows some of his disappointing losses such as Waterloo and more importantly, his miserably embarrassing…

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  • Identity Rhetoric

    The following question will look at where I believe rhetoric should go from this point and do so by using identity approaches in rhetoric as well as discuss how rhetoric can be used to analyze other forms of media that the course didn’t dive to deep into, such as poetry, the invention of identity of animals on social media, how social media can shape new musical and or social identities. Throughout the semester we learned a lot about the theoretical significance of rhetoric and how we can use…

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