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    The American Hero Being a hero and symbol isn’t as easy as it seems especially back in the day you have to work, sweat, and even dedicate your life to whatever you are known for and doing.Joe Louis was the heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 and was hero and a symbol to the American people. Joe Louis was born on May 13, 1914, Lafayetta, Alabama. Joe started spending time with a gang. His mom didn’t want him to get in any trouble she made him do violin lessons. Joe was introduced to the life of boxing because of his friend. He from then on used violin money to train at the Brewster Recreation Center and fought under the name Joe Louis so his mom wouldn’t find out ( Biography.com editors). Joe knocked out Ario Soldat and won the national AAU championship with only a amatuer record that gave him a total of 53 wins and in only 56 bouts then soon after that he became pro in 1934 (Joe Louis). Joe didn’t have fast results in success due to the fact he got floored a ton of times by Johnny Miller the 1932 Olympian in his memory Joe showed he could hit harder than anyone else. Joe won an award called the Golden Gloves title in the national athletes champion in 1934 also Louis’s talents caught up with his ability to punch extremely hard. (Biography.com editors). Joe was called the “Brown Bomber” after the knockout of a German boxer called Max Schmeling…

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    In the story “Amigo Brothers” Antonio and Felix are best friends. Like most friends, they have their similarities and their differences. Here are a few. Both of them are 17 years old, live in the same building, and are best friends with each other. One of the biggest things that Antonio and Felix have in common is their huge love for boxing. Both have a scrapbook all about it, and have all the Fight Magazines. Each has the dream of winning The Light Weight Championship of the World. To prepare…

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    The Professional, a film directed by Luc Besson, is about a cold-hearted and unsympathetic professional assassin named Leon. He kills for a living, and has been successfully executing targets for a very long time. However, when he isn’t taking down targets, he stays in a compact apartment in solitude doing his daily routine which includes cleaning, watering his plant that he cares a lot about, and sleeping on a chair with one eye open. The movie not show much about Leon’s past life but he is an…

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    The Persecution of Religion in Stalinist Russia Throughout history, religion has played an important role in shaping culture, government and the economy, but it is important to also consider times when the absence of religion has done the same. Under the control of Joseph Stalin and the Communist party in the early 1920s, Russia became the first nation to institutionalize atheism. Propelled by the ideals of communism and the example of his predecessor, Stalin sought to secularize the nation and…

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    between an individual 's behavior and a group 's standards or expectations. This behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. “Loyalty to one 's party everyone is matching wearing the same thing. Compliance refers to the act of changing one’s behavior in response to a direct request. These are act or process of complying with a desire, demand, or proposal. Thanksgiving is nearby please feed the poor and give charity. Obedience is a special type of compliance that…

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    philosophical direction. Moses “the raven” represented the Russian Orthodox Church. He flew around talking about a place called Candy land where animals were treated right and fed well. The church promised the working peasants a utopian afterlife in haven. The animal original vision of the society had noble ideals. Orwell was socialist, so he did support the creation of a government with social equality. Russian Revolutionist began with the same concepts; Karl Marx explained these notions in his…

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    Alleviating Cognitive Dissonance In the chapter “Quieting the Mind” of the book, Opening Skinner’s Box, author Lauren Slater examines the theory of cognitive dissonance. Leon Festinger, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota, originally introduced the theory of cognitive dissonance to psychology in 1957. The basic way of thinking about cognitive dissonance is that it refers to a situation when two or more cognitive elements (such as behaviors and attitudes/ beliefs) are inconsistent,…

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    him and Napoleon wanted them to do. Squealer represents the propaganda of government. Squealer working with Napoleon is like the government working with Stalin. Squealer often gets caught in arguments but always finds a way to get out of it. This is like the Pravda which was a daily paper that came to prominence after the Bolshevik Revolution, and was the official voice of the Soviet Party in the 1930’s. Squealer would also take advantage of the not so smart animals using propaganda. The…

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    becomes a powerful dictator. When Stalin gains complete control as dictator he abuses much of his power. The abuse of his power leads to many deaths and sufferings. The Revolution was inspired by Karl Marx who wanted a world where everything was equal and this lead to the novel Animal Farm. In the novel Animal Farm, George Orwell explores the dangers of the abuse of power through the characters Snowball, Farmer Jones, and Napoleon. One example of Orwell’s depiction of the dangers of the abuse…

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    allegorical novel, it is viewed for the rise and decline of socialism in the Soviet Union. George Orwell incorporated symbols into his novel that are significantly related to what happened during the Russian Revolution. Some of the many symbols in the novel include the pigs, Animalism, and the Windmill. These all demonstrate what life was like during the Russian Revolution. George Orwell uses pigs as a symbol to represent the leaders during the Revolution. Which makes sense to this day because…

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