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    Beah says at one point of his book, “ We watched movies at night. War movies, Rambo: First Blood, Rambo II, Commando, and so on… We all wanted to be like Rambo; we couldn’t wait to implement his techniques”(121). These movies helped them create a surreal dream like atmosphere for the soldier boys. Also the fact that they would go to to the battlefield in the middle of their movie and then come back and pick up where they had left off when they returned to their base also helped them to disconnect them from what occurred. The reality of the war would bleed onto the fiction films that they were watching. This would later have a great impact on the lives of these kids. On some occasions they wouldn’t even want to sleep since they didn’t want to face the nightmares that they knew would come to them Beah even states the following, “ The night nurse was called…

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    During these movie session the children usually get ideas from movies such as Rambo and Commando. Because of these movies children adapted to seeing these men as a role models and could not wait to implicate their techniques. Ishmael follows by describing their mindset during this time , “ We watched movies at night. War movies, Rambo: First Blood, Rambo II, Commando, and so on, with the aid generator or sometimes a car battery. We all wanted to be like Rambo; we couldn 't wait to implement his…

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    The military uses tactics to indoctrinate children into fighting in the war for them. Some of those tactics used would be emotional manipulation, getting them hooked on drugs, and violent war movies. They use emotional manipulation by blaming the rebels for killing their families and using them as the reason why they are in this situation. The military would get them hooked on drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, and “brown brown”. They would have them watch violent war movies such as Rambo which…

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    or large. At the Boys and Girls club I was thought varies ways to overcome my anxiety, things like: hosting events (MC) and even talking in front of small audience. As of right now I am very proud to say I no longer have stage fright. I am proud to say that I host (MC) all the events that is going on at the Florence Degeorge Boys and Girl Club. There was a boy name John, who was very timid to the point he was afraid of interacting with the other kids around him. I took the…

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    Symbolism In The Platoon

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    veterans felt that Stone did not reveal the real extremity to which the war was waged. In other terms, although Stone depicts the war as having been quite ruthless, some veterans feel that it was worse than portrayed in the film “the Platoon.” The film does not indeed depict the hard-to-fathom cruelty of the war. In the film the Platoon, Stone agrees with the veterans that the Vietnam War was horrible in its entirety (Richman, p. 45). The film depicts soldiers as having hated the war, thus…

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    Foreshadowing plays a large part in the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. He sets the scene at the beginning of the chapter with a specific amount of light and dark, and coming from either the natural light of the sun or some type of electric light source. This setting foreshadows the entire chapter in saying whether what happens will turn out positively or negatively. Not only that, but at many different points in the book, the characters foreshadow the end of the book through their…

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    your answers in the blank lines between the questions--the document will modify itself to allow for your answers. Also, please bold your answers. Act II, Scene i 1. The stage directions in lines 33-34 describe how John gives Elizabeth a kiss. Consider Miller’s word choice. What words in the description show a strained relationship between the two? She receives it. 2. On page 166, John suggests that Elizabeth bring some flowers into the house…

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    Epiphanies In Greasy Lake

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    Short Story Epiphanies There is a theme of epiphanies in “Greasy Lake” written by T. Coraghessan Boyle and “Cons” written by Jess Walter. The theme is very strong and prevalent in each story in their own way. In the story “Greasy Lake” there are epiphanies when the characters that they are not as bad as they would like to believe themselves be. The last short story “Cons” the main character has a very strong epiphany at the end. All the stories have strong epiphanies in all of them will be…

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    Symbols of Suffering: Abundantly Discovered Viktor E. Frankl had once stated “If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.” While John Steinbeck was writing the book Of Mice and Men, he included a large quantity of symbols; However, a plethora of these symbols tie back to the enormity of feelings and scenarios suffering causes or prevents. Throughout the book, Lennie is a strong man with a kind heart. He means no harm, but harm is what he brings. This…

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    Life is a lot better with friends and establishing good relationships between each other is what eliminates loneliness. This situation can be explored in the excerpt “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, “Of Mice and Men“ by John Steinbeck and my own personal experience. It is absolutely true that establishing ties can eliminate loneliness and make life more meaningful. Through the expert “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, the prince and fox identify how having a…

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