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    John Dillinger – The Creation of the First Public Enemy #1 During the early 1930’s the Great Depression and the collapsing banking system was not the only thing being talked about by many Americans; or a constant topic for newspapers and radio discussions. In 1933 and 1934 John Dillinger was a hot topic among people; as well as a main headline for the news. Who was John Dillinger and how could one man cause so much chaos, in so many places, in such a short amount of time? Was he born with something that caused him to be bad or did his circumstances (losses, prison, the Depression, and the publicity) help to create another America’s Public Enemy Number One? This has been a highly debated topic through the years with opinions varying from one…

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    The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is the story of a young man named Henry Fleming who enlists with the Union Army in the hopes of becoming a war hero. Shortly after enlisting, the reality of his decision sets in. Instead of becoming a hero immediately, he finds himself waiting most of the time. When he finally has his first battle, he fires into the battle haze, never seeing his enemy. As the next battle approaches, Henry begins to run from the field. Even when…

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    War, as many people know, creates massive casualties of humans, hatred among humankind, and overall, catastrophe. Many soldiers, who are also the leading generation for our future, are forced to take part in what could be known as “homicide” as they would go on to kill their enemies, most of them belonging to same age. It is no wonder that the horribleness and atrocity of war is a common theme among poets. The literary works of Owen, Jarrell, and Komunyakaa asserts that war causes severe damages…

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    soldiers get scared in The Red Badge of Courage, but learning that others are scared to fight brings Henry a new found drive in fighting: hate. He hates the enemy, he wants to fight, and Henry aims to win. Courage can always be found in the strangest for these soldiers whether in letters or a photo because this is the reality that drives them to return home. Courage is not always an easy thing to come by, especially in war, and Crane does an amazing job depicting this in the realest sense…

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    the unit may need to delay the mission until the Soldier is present. In this situation, the delayed mission to meet with the village elder could have dire consequences. Arriving late or, worse, not arriving to the meeting would greatly disrespect the elder. The purpose of missions to meet with elders is to “win the hearts and minds” of the people in the conflict. Slighting a village elder could easily lead to a region’s support for our cause dwindling or turning to outright hostility toward our…

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    Tim O Brien Reflection

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    The fascinating thing about a war story is how it does not revolve solely around combat. They are actually more like a hurricane, in that while in the midst of what seems to be a hellacious and destructive disaster, the anxiety and fear before landfall as well as the aftermath, leaving a planet in ruins, are critical in understanding the entirety of the experience. Though the war is a key component to the story, many of the battles occur before and after and create deeper wounds than could ever…

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    “Each of us, the Lord has called us as soldiers of the cross. He has tasked us with entering enemy territory to rescue those who are perishing. Lots of people around us are being held captive by the enemy. We must liberate them at all costs. Jesus’ mission to seek and save the lost, must also be our primary objective. We must leave the safety of the perimeter of the church. Launch out into a desert of lost souls and bring them home. This will not always be easy. Remember, there is no guarantee…

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    Gilgamesh Enemies

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh was written over 4100 years ago and is an epic that is still relevant to life in the 21st Century. There are multiple reasons for this, such as the characters, the topics, and the themes addressed in the story. The main theme at this point of the story was: your worst enemies can one day be your best friends. This is very true because, in real life, many of our best friends were once our worst enemies, and the hate that once tied us together slowly morphs into mutual…

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    Enemy Of The People

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    1. The title “An Enemy of the People” was written about a man named Dr. Thomas Stockmann and his conflict with his local community and the health and condition of the town’s municipal baths. But when he prepares to announce his concerns to the community, he is severely shunned by the whole town, including his own supporters, but mainly his own brother. They end up deeming him “An Enemy of the People” before he even had the chance to get his point across. The title refers to a man who seems to…

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    Best Of Enemies

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    Osha Gray Davidson's The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, took a unique look at the role of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) during the Civil Rights Movement, because it chose to look at only one man who rose to be the local leader rather than the KKK as a group. Davidson tells the stories of C.P Ellis, a poor, white male struggling to survive in Durham, North Carolina and the local Exalted Cyclops (community leader) of the KKK, and a Ann Atwater, a poor, black female domestic…

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