Michael D. Healy

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  • Revenge In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    The Outcomes of Some Actions or events that occur in a person’s life can dramatically shape their outlook on life, whether positively or negatively. To illustrate, on the television show , Revenge, the plot surrounds a young woman seeking revenge on those who wronged her father; which caused her to have an extremely troubled childhood. This narrative is not only for Hollywood, it can happen with everyday people. In Tim O’Brien’s, “The Things they Carried,” he has two short stories that detail the changes a person can undergo due to life-changing events. In his story, “Speaking of Courage” and “Notes”he tells of a man trying to readjust to life after the Vietnam War. In another story, “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong,” the transformation of a young woman flown over during the war and how she evolves as a person during her stay. While under slightly different circumstances, both of these characters must navigate their own personal growth and change because of the lasting effects of war. The protagonist of “Speaking of Courage” and “Notes” has more of decline in life due to the war, meanwhile Mary Anne from “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” unearths new skills and interests she never expected to learn from herself. “Speaking of Courage” and “Notes” center around a Man named Norman Bowker from a small Iowa town. He is presumably in the same platoon mentioned throughout the book. His narrative primarily focuses on his life after he returns to his hometown from war. Bowker is depicted…

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  • No Firemen At Ground Zero By Michael Burke Summary

    No Firemen Invited On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at Ground Zero, many people, families, and even politicians were invited to remember the ones lost on that devastating day. But a group of the most important people on that day weren't. Firemen and first responders were not invited to the anniversary at Ground Zero because there “was not enough room for them” (Burke) according to the New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Instead they were sent to an off site location to watch the anniversary…

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  • Hurricane Katrina Report

    There are several of people in our society that have undergone some sort of tough time during their lifetime and have had to rely on the government and their partners for assistance. Over the past couple of decades there have been a number of incidents occur that have led to citizens in dire need of assistance, while some people in our society arguing that the government isn’t doing enough for these individuals and others claiming that it takes time to see results when handling incidents these…

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  • The Importance Of Eve On Adam And Eve

    When Satan set’s his eyes upon Adam and Eve, it is doubtful they he knew how easy it would be to corrupt their minds. Eve, in my opinion was probably the easiest to manipulate and that is why Satan was delighted to come upon her first rather than Adam. Eve, is just like any other woman, so it is quite easy to distinguish what one needs to do to get on her good graces. Due to it being Eve, Satan tempted her with his evil offer by using flattery on her. Apparently flattery will get you anywhere.…

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  • What Happened To Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness?

    But when the door to the hall, into which no sound from the noisy Metropolis could penetrate, closed behind her, the ore voice of the angel of the cathedral struck at her breast like a steel fist, and she stood still, stunned, raising her hands to her head. Why was Saint Michael crying out so angrily and wildly? Why was the roar of Azrael, the angel of Death joining in so alarmingly? She stepped into the street. Darkness, like a thick layer of soot, lay over the town, and only the cathedral…

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  • Gothic Elements In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    In order for a novel to be considered Gothic literature it has to have certain elements. Milton’s Paradise Lost exudes gothic characteristics. The first is Pandemonium. When Satan and his followers are banished to Hell, together they create Pandemonium. Gothic literature is really all about intense emotion and the confusion between good and evil. Powerful emotion is clearly evident in Paradise Lost as there is a constant grasping or pushing and pulling with good and evil, God and Satan. The…

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  • Islam: The Role Of Jinns In Islam

    The devil, Satan, Iblis, is known by many names. In the Christian faith he is called Satan, while in Islam he is referred to in various places as Iblis, or Shaytaan in other places. Satan/Iblis, is mainly first introduced to us in the story of Adam and Eve in both the Christian faith and Islam. He is the first disobeyer to God and thus represents the rebellion against God and the path of the wrongdoers. In Islam, it was mentioned that Iblis is a member of a type of God’s creatures called “Jinn”.…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Career In Substance Abuse

    When I first decided to go back to school in 2013, I wanted to work in the substance abuse field. Due to my personal experience with opiate addiction, I knew that I could help a population of people who needed it the most. Half way through my Associate degree, I lost Cody, who was someone I loved very, much to a heroin overdose. Everyone I worked with was him and I saw him in every client. When the grief and the confusion lifted, I knew that working with addiction so directly, was now too close…

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  • Proctor's Inferno Analysis

    What has brought upon this madness? It is as though the entire town of Salem has been swept up in a wild inferno of vengeance – an inferno surely herding us all into the wrathful grasp of Satan. Surely, for all the years of learning, the wisdom I have found in my books I should have doused this folly before it began! I see the brand of condemnation on my hands, as bright and stained as it were the ink that with those hands sold the souls of the good Christian men and women of Salem. I have not…

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  • Feminist Criticism In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    Throughout history, John Milton’s Paradise Lost has been viewed as a controversial poem for several reasons. Whether it is Milton’s portrayal of Satan, as a semi-hero, with mainly heroic characteristics, or Milton’s God in Paradise Lost, one can see that the writer challenged conventional roles of his time. Less apparent is Milton’s progressive viewpoint on women in the poem. Although Milton cannot be classified as a feminist writer, Eve’s portrayal is highly liberal for the seventeenth century.…

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