George Pullman

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  • Historical Accuracy In The Patriot

    Since the beginning, movies have always been extremely influential on society. They can be captivating, emotional, or even historical. The Patriot is just one of the many examples of a historical film. Mel Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, a simple man of South Carolina, who joins the American Revolution when the British attempt to take his farm away from him. Benjamin and his son Gabriel rally together in a militia to protect their land from the British. This film’s historical accuracy has its ups…

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  • Blind Obedience Vs. Rebellion In 1984 By George Orwell

    In 1984, a dystopian novel written by George Orwell, the oppressive government known as “Big Brother” used an assortment of techniques like surveillance and manipulation to keep the lower classes adhering. The highest class, formally known as the Party, implements and enforces the rules to the lowest class – the Proles. Life was monotonous for the lower classes, while the upper class was privileged and enjoyed much happier lives. Throughout the story, Orwell employs a variety of literary devices…

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  • Literary Analysis Of George Orwell's A Hanging By George Orwell

    In his essay “A Hanging,” published in 1931 in the British literary magazine, author George Orwell wanted to show how inhumane and cruel we tended to be so in a certain situation, and this inferred our relatively short life. Orwell uses descriptive words to try to help the readers create a nice vivid image in their minds of what is going on throughout the story. The author creates an atmosphere full of tension by a variation of participants. Although the guards belong to a group of civilized men…

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  • Reading Response: Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

    Adrianna Geisler ENGL1010 Essay #1 8 Sept. 2015 Reading Response Essay for “Shooting an Elephant” In the essay “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, the author is trying to show how imperialism can have strong effects on someone. In addition, Orwell describes his personal decision to shoot an elephant after the animal kills a man. He does not initially intend on killing the animal, but anti-imperialism and the pressure of the crowd really get to him. Orwell states that the only reason he…

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  • Summary Of Martin And Malcolm & America

    James H. Cone’s book, Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare, is a book that takes about Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. It breaks down their similarities and differences that they both had that mad a hug impact in the American society. James Hal Cone was born on August 5, 1936. He is an American theologian, best known for his advocacy of Black theology and Black Liberation Theology. In this book he will try to relate to the journeys that these men took to get the black society…

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  • Why Was George Washington Best President Essay

    George Washington could arguably be the best president but reasons as to why Washington was the nation 's most well done president can be drawn from before his presidency as a general during the revolutionary war. During the war he demonstrated great strength in leadership and intelligence, leading his outnumbered army away from defeat on two different occasions that gave them a much needed advantage that ultimately won the war. The first occasion was during the battle of Princeton on December…

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  • The Role Of Socialism In George Orwell's Animal Farm

    George Orwell was a man of great experience and knowledge. His famous writings spoke of the unknown future and remain renowned today. Orwell brought a new, uncharted perspective to the world when he began writing. Throughout 1984 and Animal Farm, George Orwell offers a glance at the egregious government and a diminishing society. As a result of his hatred for other types of government, George Orwell espouses socialism. Socialism brings forth many ideals that Orwell believes in and negates…

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  • Power In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    Society exists as a force to oppress people, and punish anyone who does not follow what it wants. The renowned author, Ken Kesey, in his novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest addresses the unethical workings of the Combine. Kesey’s purpose was to illustrate how the Combine affected certain individuals in the society that could not fit their standards. He adopts a sympathetic tone in order to portray the inhumanity that the patients must suffer under the Combine, as well as a rebellious tone to…

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  • Revolutionary Character By Gordon Wood Summary

    Gordon Wood’s book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, is a series of compiled essays and articles that the author published previously and separately. Wood then took the essays and articles and put them together within one central book and implemented an introduction, as well as an epilogue to tie the book together and support his main thesis. According to Wood, the Founders were a “unique elite” that molded a system which, overall, ensured that no one like them would…

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  • Character Analysis Of Equality 7-2521 In Ayn Rand's Anthem

    What would you do if you lived in an altruistic society where individualism is forbidden and you work and live for the common good? Would you conform or would you rebel like the main character, Equality 7-2521, in Ayn Rand's novella "Anthem"? In the novella Equality 7-2521's is constantly breaking the laws until his final act of rebellion against the World Council and the collective society. The archetype of a rebel is someone who resists authority and refuses allegiance to the head of…

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