Maria Licciardi

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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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  • Marie Antoinette The Wicked Queen

    “Let them eat cake,” is part of a line that many assume was uttered by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. This portrayal of Marie Antoinette is a far cry from the compassionate, humanitarian she preferred to be. Above all she wanted nothing more than to be a mother and had a fondness for children that no wicked queen could have. Pamphlets produced during her time as Dauphine and then as Queen has ultimately written her in a negative light, not at all the once beloved girl who had won the hearts…

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  • Comparison Of Leper And Finny In A Separate Peace By John Knowles

    Imagine what it would be like to live during a world war, and the internal and external conflicts one must face because of it. In the book A Separate Peace by John Knowles, The boys at the Devon school deal with war in their everyday lives. Both of the characters Leper and Finny are forced to face the reality of world war II in different ways. Leper and Finny’s experiences with war impact each significantly, although both result in a major loss of innocence. Leper’s naivety about what it…

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  • Sexuality In Ali, Fear Eats The Soul And Uniform

    Depictions of sexuality is a key element that intersect in the format of both Ali, Fear Eats the Soul (1974) and Maedchen in Uniform (1931). While the films are released over 40 years apart, both these films depict sexuality and explore sexual taboos in Germany. Ali, Fear Eats the Soul, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is a tale of interracial love and explores the impact of racism on human relationships. Leontine Sagan’s Maedchen in Uniform contains themes of lesbian relationships and…

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  • Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet

    all they pain World War I left on him. The purpose of Remarque witting this novel was to help pay tribute to a generation of men who were mentally and physically destroyed by the war (Luckert 1227-1228). The main character, Paul Baumer, and Erich Maria Remarque are similar because of their experiences while in combat…

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  • Review Of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    “All Quiet on the Western Front”, written by Erich Maria Remarque visualizes the personal thoughts and witnessed horrors of WWI through the eyes of a German Soldier named Paul Baulmer. When the story begins Paul is one of few left from a company of 150 soldiers. His friend Hemmerich is dying in the hospital with an amputated leg and his friends are fighting for who gets his nice boots since he will not need both with only one leg. Paul, barely an adult witnesses horrors on the battlefield and…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front: An Analysis

    In his World War One novel All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque describes the horrors of life on the front line. The novel focuses on the lives of several twenty year old German boys. Under the false promise of honor and glory, they were persuaded by their schoolmaster Kantorek to join the army. Through the perspective of Paul, one of the boys, readers learn that he believes his generation’s future is hopeless because of the war. Paul and his friends, Albert, Muller, and Leer,…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Horses Analysis

    he must always stay neutral in order to get through the battle. As the soldier observes innocent creatures being destroyed and watches death occur, he must not let this affect him as he has to block it out. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque uses horses and butterflies to represent how war forces soldiers to conceal their emotions, which protects him from the brutal experiences of war. The Horses represent the soldiers and their emotions that they carefully hide. During…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Remarque Analysis

    All Quiet on the Western Front as an Antiwar Novel Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel that dispels beliefs about the glory of the soldier. Remarque vividly describes the dehumanization of trench warfare and war in general. He exposes the incredible toll that combat takes on soldiers—all for the purpose of fighting other people’s battles, against other soldiers who have nothing personally against each other. The novel went past the obvious physical damage that…

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