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    We Were Soldiers

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    We Were Soldiers One… And Young is a thrilling novel the recounts the First and Second Battalions of 7th Cavalry Regimen during the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley. The events in the book are told by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore the commander of the battalion and Joseph L. Galloway a war journalist. Moore is in charge of two battalions that are some of the first to incorporate helicopters into their tactics. They go into Vietnam under manned due to expiring enlistments; they had to fight a true holocaust of a battle. The beginning of an offensive is one of the most important factors that determines the rate of success or failure one will experience. While on an operation Moore and his battalion were intercepted by Colonel Brown, Brown had some…

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    country. The movie shows how the wives of the soldiers were affected. The movie also shows soldiers returning to their families but not all are so lucky. Randall Wallace was able to successfully use different techniques to make the film grasp the viewers’ attention and show the viewer how war affects everyone and the chaos that happens during a war. The story structure of the movie was important to the movie because it does more than make the movie flow smoothly. This can be seen at the…

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    Careful analysis of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” and Harold Moore’s and Joseph Galloway’s “We Were Soldiers Once… And Young” reveals two markedly different portrayals of the United States’ army during the Vietnam War. This change mirrors the dwindling optimism of the American people from Moore and Galloway’s account of the 1965 Battle of la Drang and O’Brien’s more comprehensive account of the later stages of the war and post-war period. While O’Brien, Moore, and Galloway all served…

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    Lieutenant Gen. Moore was a well-respected soldier amongst the 7th brigade. There was no need for him to use rewards or punishments because he was tactically proficient on how to lead and was well known for all the awards and decorations he had received like the, Distinguished Service Cross the second highest award you could receive in the ARMY. Throughout his military career, transformational leadership was always his motto. He carried that on through his brigade and everywhere he stepped foot.…

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    Where Did My Innocence Go? “I’m interested in how innocence fares when it collides with hard reality” (Geoffrey S Fletcher, screenwriter). Authors Phil Klay and Hal Ashby seek to show their audiences what does happen when innocence collides with hard reality through their stories’ main characters Bob Hyde and Sergeant Price. Phil Klay, in “Redeployment” writes about a man, Sergeant Price, who returns from a seven month deployment in Iraq. Price has trouble returning to civilian life and…

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    Arrow Vs Flash

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    Holding Out for a Hero Whether it’s six year old kids playing with superman action figures, or college students going to see the latest Batman movie, it's evident that in this day and age, everyone loves a good hero. In an unpredictable world where so many people often feel powerless, companies such as Marvel and DC comics provide a much needed escape from reality through the use of extraordinary fictional characters, such as the Green Arrow and the Flash. These two DC characters differ…

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    Flash And Arrow Logos

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    Faster than a Speeding Arrow An effective advertisement will seamlessly integrate abstract concepts and concrete emotions. TV shows such as The Flash and Arrow rely on the use of pathos to ground the audience in reality. By appealing to pathos, the audience is more likely to concede to the ethos, logos, and kairos of a character. To take a case in point, if the individual becomes emotionally invested in a character, then the character’s actions seem more credible, ethical, and logical. This…

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    shown as a comparison between civilized and uncivilized. The ape using the tool shows the difference between what is human and what is animal. Hal is portrayed as the Cyclops. He is the one-eyed beast that kills the main character’s shipmates until he is finally put to sleep. The film tells all that Hal is not human but he seems like the most human character in the film. He is the only character to show fear, has trouble telling lies and even shows signs of pride. Giving these very human…

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    Harold And Maude Analysis

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    Imagine it’s December 23, 1971 and you are on a long anticipated date night at the local theater in your neighborhood. You are your love have settled on the new romantic comedy Harold and Maude by director Hal Ashby. What better than a romantic comedy on date night, two quirky, upbeat, individuals who fall in love through adversity and live happily ever after; all while getting a few laughs along the way. Like most couples you may not say much during the viewing but as soon as you walk out of…

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    The value of life in Harold and Maude The movie, Harold and Maude, released in 1971, is directed by Hal Ashby and written by Colin Higgins. It talks about a young man, Harold, who is fascinated by the world of death. He simulates suicide, drives in a hearse and goes to the funeral as a hobby. He meets Maude in a funeral. She is an energetic old lady full of life. They had a romantic adventure together until Maude commits suicide on her 80th birthday. Through Maude’s influence, Harold loses his…

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