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  • Symbolism In A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

    Symbolism in A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier Malcom X once said: “Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression” (izquotes) Freedom is fundamental to the growth of humanity. In A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier, author Ishmael Beah examines the concept of freedom and oppression through illustrating his encounters as a child soldier during the Sierra Leone civil war in the 1990s. The dark influences of war strips Beah of his childhood innocence and transforms him into a senseless killing machine, until he is rescued and rehabilitated by UNICEF. Throughout the novel, Beah illustrates a clear image of his struggle for freedom against the oppressive influences of war. In his literary work, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah uses symbols to underscore his central theme of freedom,as evidenced by his symbolizations of moon, cassette tapes and Beah’s gun. To start, the moon denotes the theme of Beah’s search for freedom and his suffer from oppression. First, the moon, in Beah’s childhood, is a symbol of virtue, as he describes, “We must strive to be like the moon” (Beah 16), because everyone is happy when the moon is up. Specifically, “a woman cradling a baby at her breast” (Beah 17), the image he sees on the moon, evidently, symbolizes the moon as love, happiness and hope. Later on, when Beah drifts into the war, the moon guides his way and renders him hope, revealed in his description, “I looked into…

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  • Inhumanity In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

    In the Roman Empire, England, France, and the Middle East, ever since people have been around, there has always been conflict and war, a common theme being inhumanity. For example, in World War I, mustard gas produced terrible blisters on soldiers who were exposed to it and those causing this pain felt no sympathy. While war is still ongoing in the world, Europe is much more peaceful today than it was a hundred years ago and people in general are being taught to resolve conflict in a more humane…

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  • Gabby's Paragraph: Survival Projects

    Survival Projects Gabby’s paragraph: Within Missouri, there are many ways in which a society could live and thrive. Home to over two hundred fish species, four hundred diverse bird breeds, and seventy mammal types that roam the land, swim through the bodies of water, or soar throughout the clear skies. Along with consuming the meat for nourishment, the leftovers, or scraps, of animals such as fish, could be used as bait for traps to capture other creatures which could be used for labor, as a…

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  • FOH Manager Job Analysis

    Introduction Human resources (HR) are critical for effective organizational functioning (Griffin, 2006). The selection process, while essential to all human resource departments, differs when it comes to hiring refugees of the African Community Center of the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC/ACC). This refugee resettlement agency provides a course, the Commercial Food Safety and Service (CFaSST) program, that helps refugees get training in the hospitality industry and ultimately find…

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  • World War 1 Trenches Essay

    Did you know that about 200,000 people died in trenches during WW1? According to Britannica, trench warfare is, "Warfare in which opposing armed forces attack, counterattack, and defend from relatively permanent systems of trenches dug into the ground." Trenches are long dug-out ditches in the ground used to protect soldiers from new weaponry. The Carlisle Army website informs, "On the Western Front, Germany, Austria, and Hungary faced down the Allies, France and Britain over barbed-wired…

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  • Analysis Of The Third Battle Of Passchendaele

    John Keegan, in his article The Breaking of Armies, explains that, previously, in the first battle of Ypres, the British Expeditionary Force aided the French against the Germans in establishing that area of France and of Flanders known as the Western Front. In the second battle of Ypres, the same forces managed to continue to hold the line in spite of intense fighting, and regardless of elevated German resistance that included chemical warfare and the first gas attack of the…

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  • Why Was The Battle Of The Somme Significance

    chiefly professionals and were a whole lot more valuable than the hastily trained British men. The significance of this was that a large amount of German professionals were killed in the Somme. This meant that the German army later in the war had fewer experienced men to lead from the front. 1.2 million Men died in the Somme, that 's double the amount killed in the American Civil War over a 4 year period. Sir James Edmonds stated in his book, The Official History of the Great War "It is not too…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Effects Of War

    War will take its toll on a soldier. In the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque, the soldiers of Second Company come out of the war damaged in many ways which are almost unpreventable. Their bodies are hurt, their minds are full of fear and they are eventually molded to think that being surrounded death is a normal day to day thing. The soldiers relationships with people and places are destroyed their generation is lost. War leaves them alone and afraid. Some people…

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  • Comparison Of Generals Die In Bed, Harrison And All Quiet On The Western Front

    World War I was a conflict that claimed the lives of millions of soldiers and altered the lives of countless others. Shortly after the War, two novels surfaced, Generals Die In Bed by Charles Yale Harrison and All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, that became influential in our understanding of how the soldiers lived. Each novel provides a firsthand account from a soldier’s point of view on one of the most brutal wars ever to have been fought. The novels portray war without…

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  • Nationalism In Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    Germany flourished on the nationalism in the early 1900’s of its people, ready to encounter an attack at any moment and any time. People forget the decision of war until they are in the flame of its fire. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque explains his war experience in World War 1 through a character, Paul Bumer—a kind and sensitive man. While in school, he used to write poems. Paul’s teacher brainwashed him and other students. He convinced them, by the idea of…

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