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    In the essay “Notes On ‘Camp’”, Susan Sontag in 1964 tried many ways to define the word “camp”. In the movie “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” directed by Robert Aldrich in 1962, two sisters in a love-hate relationship fight with each other constantly. The term “Camp”, can be applied to the movie largely because Jane and Blanche both odd and different. Surprisingly, Bette Davis did not win an Oscar for best actress as she convincingly portrayed one of the oddest characters in this movie. There…

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    Let’s have a chat Ernest Hemingway has made a short story where two people try hard to evade a certain topic. This topic the character discuss will forever change both of the characters life for the better or for worse but a slight problem with this Ernest doesn’t give the reader a good idea on what is exactly is going on but only gives the reader a weird title to suggest that what the character are talking about is a very Tough subject. The main theme in this story is communication and the…

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    Ernest Hemingway’s story “Hills Like White Elephants” is a perfectly simple story on the outside, but when you delve into the depths you uncover hidden meanings, symbols, and a tense situation. As Alex Link, a student from York University, explained, from an onlookers’ point of view there is very little that occurs between the two protagonists. Link describes the encounter as: “a couple has drinks at a train station in Spain and argues about something rather vague” (Link 66). To the untrained…

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    The Open Window Analysis

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    Both “the open window,” by Saki, and “the monkey’s paw,” by Jacobs, are structured in parts; and each of these parts correspond to an occurrence during the story. Saki and Jacobs also both introduce ghosts during the climax of the stories- however in the Monkey’s paw we never really find out if the ghost is real, and in the Open window, we explicitly find out that the ghost is not real. Finally, both Saki and Jacobs make use of powerful language to instill fear in the reader and pull them…

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    As a Special Forces Soldier, we are often in positions where we are working with other nations. Our actions can cause political implications, both good and bad. It is important to conduct ourselves in a professional manner and be aware of the effects that our decisions can have. The Special Operations Forces (SOF) Imperatives are the foundation for conducting Special Operations and can serve as a guide to ensure success for our missions. In the book, The Ugly American, there are many examples of…

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    Ernest Hemingway's usage of symbolism that is found throughout the short story “Hills Like White Elephants”, adds on an important significance to it and makes a big impact on the story, whether you are able to catch it or not. The outcome of grasping onto the symbolism he gives us can put several different meanings to the interpretation that ends up being revealed to you. Elephants are more than just a huge and strong, plant-eating mammal, especially in this short story. Elephants, across the…

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    Emperor Qianlong recognizes the efforts made by King George III to send diplomatic mission. He is happy that the mission was sent on the anniversary of his birthday. In return for him being so nice, the emperor will meet with the embassy at a banquet with many gifts to give. He then goes on to talk about the conflict of trade with China. The request to trade conflicts with his dynasty and it isn’t able to be accommodated. He says that the Europeans were allowed to live at Peking but they had to…

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    morality, had on their work. It additionally draws attention to the significance of child abuse and the attention we afford the humanity of children. Each idea intersected at the idea of adults finding youthful beauty and mannerisms appealing as both Henry James, the book’s author, and his main characters did. The situations that may arise from juggling the desires of an adult and the inexperience of a child in a relationship present questions of an ethical nature which can only be answered…

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    The ‘Turn the Screw ' Henry James is a novella with its original content written in a choreographed language. It is difficult for one to do interpretations without a deeper interest in the text written and many have tried to know what the text means and the original intention of the author in passing his message to scholars. There is an evil twinge and twist in the story line, but there exists a brilliant idea for one who understands the novella. An anonymous narrator reads a script to Douglas,…

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    After reading Drew Faust’s book James Henry Hammond and the Old South, I agree that is a far more than suitable text upon which to end the semester. It is does indeed, bring together all of the themes and ideas we have discussed so far in this class. James Henry Hammond lived an interesting lifestyle and it was one that could have only occurred in the Old South. By examining the writings and of both Anthony S. Parent and Joshua D. Rothman respectively, it becomes clear to see how Hammond…

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