Ira Hayes

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  • John Sherman American Dream

    The American Dream is the idea that anybody can become successful and powerful in America, which is commonly seen as the land of hopes, dreams, and opportunity. Regardless of the past and sometimes present, anybody can easily become somebody, as long as they have the discipline and willingness to commit and work hard for the future. However, based on the book Destiny of the Republic, which takes place post Civil War, the American Dream was not truly attainable by anybody. While existing…

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  • Chester Alan Arthur Accomplishments

    After President Hayes announced that he would only be serving one term, the election of 1880 was up for grabs. Republicans stood behind the dark horse James Garfield of Ohio who had just been elected to the U.S. Senate. With the help of Conkling and through word of mouth…

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  • Symbolism In The Stranger, By Albert Camus

    In Albert Camus’ novel, “The Stranger”, the absurdist themes of the meaninglessness of human life, living in the moment, irrationality, and lack of conformity to the values of society are best exemplified through the relationships that the protagonist, Meursault, has with those around him. Camus’ characterisation of his anti-hero makes us question the way we must fit into other people’s expectations of our own behaviour, thus forcing us to lie in order to find a secure place within society.…

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  • Watergate Scandal Essay

    Presidential scandals affect the entire nation. While some are particularly worse than others, they can also help implement change in things that will make the nation grow stronger. For example, the election of 1876 with former president Rutherford B. Hayes helped the country understand how a president is elected into office and clarified the confusion between the importance of popular vote and electoral vote, which greatly impacted Washington D.C. However, there are other presidential scandals…

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  • Essay On Flag Raising Iwo Jima

    military does not take care of their men once they return home. Nobody there to help them cope with the traumas they experienced at war. Many men become drug addicts, homeless, or alcoholics. Ira Hayes became an alcoholic, a drunk as Johnny Cash would say. He was in and out of jail. Johnny Cash stated that Ira Hayes was drunk and died in a ditch. In my research, it did not give information about the lives of the men after the war. It said that they were honorable men. People treated them like…

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  • Irish Nationalism: A Political Cartoon Analysis

    editorial cartoonist David Horsey from 1991, which basically suggested that ‘the IRA’s raison d’etre rests solely in a mad campaign of vicious self -perpetuation: “I bomb, therefore I am”’ (Mays, 2007, p149). This cartoon proposed that the only reason the IRA could be as prominent and effective as they were, was their own awareness that the only way to be taken seriously would be through negative publicity following their attacks. Whilst this can be argued to be true to some extent, there are a…

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  • Philip Deloria Playing Indian Analysis

    Playing Indian, Philip Deloria discusses the history of Europeans assuming Indian identities for rituals and how this often displaced Native Americans. The concept of displacement of the Native Americans that Deloria explains mirrors the shift that Ira Hayes experiences as a Native American soldier in Clint Eastwood’s film Flags of Our Fathers. Though the time periods are extremely far apart, the sense of Native American displacement as the result of white Americans in the film echoes that in…

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  • Flags Of Our Fathers Film Analysis

    Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood, is a film that is successful in portraying both a Native American and white soldiers as humans. Not only was Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American, one of the main characters, he was also a character with as much depth and humanity as his white counterparts. Although there are several moments of racial dialogues towards Ira from his superiors, it seems as though director Clint Eastwood is pointing to these scenes as flawed instead of simply leaving them as they…

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  • Analysis Of Flags Of Our Fathers

    his buddies from Easy Company, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon, and Mike Strank. Franklin’s home was in Kentucky, in 1944 Sousley was Drafted into the Army Infantry but instead of going into the Army Franklin enlisted in the Marines. As for Harlon Block and his undefeated football buddies back in Texas, they all decided to enlist in the Marine Corps together. Many do not know why the quiet, Pima Indian, Ira Hayes joined the Marines, but he did and he served alongside his…

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  • Iwo Jima

    the morning of February 23rd, a marine patrol fought its way to the summit of Mount Suribachi and raised the U.S. flag. One of those men who raised the flag was named Ira Hayes. Ira Hayes is a full-blooded member of the small Pima tribe in Arizona.” Many people used Hayes as a special celebrity to demonstrate wartime unity. Sadly, Hayes struggled for the rest of his life with that notoriety, and finally died, destitute and suffering from alcoholism at the age of 33 in 1955. The final death toll…

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