Maria Licciardi

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  • Saints And Soldiers Character Analysis

    Saints and Soldiers tells the journey of American soldiers Deacon, Kendrick, Gould and Gunderson after they escape the invasion of German forces during World War II. While walking, they meet British Sergeant Winley, who has possession of crucial intelligence and needs to get back to the Allied Command Center. They trudge for miles and eventually find a house where a mother and daughter live; they are given food and a place to stay until the Germans attack the home. The next morning they flee,…

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  • The Things They Carried Setting Analysis

    Hi classmates; I have chosen to write my essay on “The Things They Carried” and the use of a story. Working Thesis and Introduction The use of setting in a story is a vital component in developing background upon which the story will play out. In the short stories by Tim O’Brien, “The Things That They Carried” action takes place in the Vietnam War Era. Throughout this period, there was plenty of political and social conflict taking place in the United States and from this conflict;…

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  • The Pearl Greed

    In many cases, with sudden wealth comes great greed, especially with those who are poor and the sudden change of receiving large amounts of money can change their life. Greed is something that can take over a human being. This is what happens to a character in John Steinbeck’s The Pearl. Kino is a brush house citizen, somebody of a lower class, in La Paz, Baja California. Kino’s life was perfectly fine, until his son Coyotito was stung by a scorpion. The same day, he went out pearl diving,…

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  • The Pearl Parable

    The Pearl follows the story of a young fisherman named Kino, who experiences the power of wealth. The story can been called a parable, as it teaches a universal lesson of life. John Steinbeck’s parable The Pearl, teaches that with money comes greed, and eventually destruction. Before Kino inhabits the pearl, he is infused with compassion, and is diligent in his obligations as a father to Coyotito. When Coyotito obtains an illness, Kino feels helpless, but feels inclined to assist. Kino feels…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque: An Analysis

    The novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front” written by Erich Maria Remarque, follows the story of a young German soldier named Paul, who is fighting on the western front , along with his friends. A the story progresses, it unveils the many horrors that were experienced or witnessed during the war, and the long term effects it has. “Life is simply is one continual watch against the menace of death;-it has transformed us into unthinking animals in order to give us the weapon of instinct.” Remarque…

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  • The Importance Of War In A Farewell To Arms

    In the novels A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque the different possibilities of the effects war have on an individual are displayed distinctively. In A Farewell to Arms Henry realizes he is losing himself in the war and tries to find an escape through love. In All Quiet on the Western Front the way Paul views himself changes and puts a perspective not only on the present but on his past and his future too. In these two novels the…

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  • The Importance Of Realism In All Quiet On The Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front is written by Erich Maria Remarque about what a soldier truly went through in WWI. A general background of the war is that it was between allied powers of UK, France, Belgium, Serbia and Russia against central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. This book shows the German side fighting on the western front against France’s front line because of the Schlieffen plan. I will be looking at how in this novel WWI was depicted as a gruesome war that in order to survive…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Rhetorical Analysis

    Millions of young men have gone through life-altering experiences in their time in World War I. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul Bäumer, a 19-year-old German soldier, narrates his personal memoirs of this war. As he is forced to mature from a young boy to an experienced warrior in order to survive, Paul is left permanently scarred from the throes of war and his attitude towards life is forever changed. Paul is used as an example for all of the young soldiers…

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  • The Drummer Boy Of Sloh Character Analysis

    In the ¨Drummer Boy of Shiloh¨ written by Ray Bradbury, a 14 year old boy named Joby is in the military and is the Drummer during the civil war. In the beginning, Joby and the soldiers are at a camp just waiting for the next day. There is going to be a battle on the next day that all of them are traumatized over. Joby is scared the most because he is the youngest and he cannot defend himself like the soldiers. He feels very insignificant. He only has a drum and drumsticks and they have guns. The…

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  • Violence In War

    Contrary to the common belief towards war at the time, Gandhi once commented, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary, the evil it does is permanent.” Gandhi alludes that violence is not the answer to conflicts. Though war may seem to be for a just cause in the short term, it only encourages violence in the future and eventually leads to permanent negative consequences. From 1914 to 1918, World War I demonstrated the unfortunate repercussions of…

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