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  • Short Story: The Vietnam War

    Prologue The year was 1973, and the world has turned to ash. Twenty three years ago, 1950, the Second World War ended. My country the U.S.A. took too long to get into the fight, too many resources were used to take back the U.K. from the Nazis. And by the time the Alliance defeated Germany in 1945, Imperial Japan had prepared for…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Liability To Help Out And Work

    three of us could do a man job. So my dad put in a plan that use girls would hold up one end, as he would put up and in the other end of the beam. So we all pick up the one end and stood on a plank, we got into place and held it as my dad went to the other side lifted it up and put into place. A plank in construction is when you have a board resting on two ladders. My sister and I did are best on holding this beam up. My mom to this day say that she held up most of the beam on are side I…

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  • Elie Wiesel's Story Analysis

    Wiesel’s story changed my outlook on the Holocaust tremendously. At first i really did not know much about the horrific event. Obviously i knew what happened, who the oppressor was, and who the victims were. But i was still unclear on what really happened. Elie Wiesel’s story is just marvelous and quite frankly emotional. After reading his book i really got a good understanding of how the conditions were, how taxing it was on ones body, and how it can really diminish a person. Throughout the…

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  • Film Analysis: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

    Imagery and sound in the short film An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, directed by Robert Enrico, is distinct and haunting. The stark symmetry and harsh scoring in the beginning, the dreamlike quality of the second act, and the ominous framing and music of the finale create a beautiful adaption of the original short story by Ambrose Pierce. In the original short story, the imagery tells the story rather than the dialogue. This can be seen in the film from the beginning, as the soldiers begin…

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  • Covered Bridges In America

    The first known covered bridge in America crossed the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia with a length of 550 feet Covered bridges are nostalgic pieces of the past and the essence of romance. They make people think about to what life was like in the past. Today, covered bridges are often used as wedding venues. The legend is that covered bridges were built to provide a place for a man to court his lady and give her a kiss. This is why covered bridges are sometimes called "Kissing Bridges.”…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Noah's Ark

    According to four graduate students, Noah’s ark could in theory float. The ark being 300 by 50 cubits long and being made of gopher wood. The question is now how could he fit two of every animal in the world in there AND make it still float? The boat had to have the same amount of force on the ocean as the weight of the water it displays. The students thought about it and tried looking for the mass. The students started made a math problem. Where they subtracted the mass and found Noah’s ark…

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  • Under Armour Case Study

    Executive Summary Under Armour has been a compelling success story. It is the brainchild of current CEO Kevin Plank who started the company, in 1996, with a meager $15,000, some locally purchased fabric and a burning desire to innovate. In 2005, the company went public and in less than a decade it ended the year with above $3 billion in revenues. Competing in the highly competitive sports apparel industry, Under Armour’s core competency is innovation. The company revolutionized the sports…

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  • Similarities Between The Crucible And Civil Disobedience

    Elie Wiesel, a writer and Holocaust survivor says during his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” This idea states that the act of keeping quiet and not questioning an immoral authority only gives power to the oppressors. By speaking up for what is right, the power is given to the people to repair an unjust government. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., author of Letter From a…

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  • Oak Island Research Paper

    saw a large depression on the ground and a tree hanging over it with a pulley. He went home, and the next day he brought 2 friends and they started digging hoping to find something. But when they reached 10 feet down they just found some oak wood planks. They dug down even more and…

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  • Pioneer Living Conditions In My Antonia

    Pioneer Living Conditions in Nineteenth Century Nebraska As depicted in “My Antonia,” many people of the Nebraskan frontier lived in sod houses. Most sod houses had dirt floors while others had wooden planks or carpet. Temperatures in these houses were comfortable year-round because the thick, soil and grass walls kept heat in during the winter and out during the summer. There were persistent issues that came with living in sod houses, such as perpetual dirtiness and roof leaks, but for most,…

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