Raymond A. Spruance

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    Merchant Marine Prowess

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    The American fleet, through carefully executed strategy, defeated the previously “invincible” Japanese Fleet in a display of military prowess that could only be accomplished through the superb leadership and experience of the United States Commanders, Admiral Chester Nimitz, Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance, and Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher. Their leadership coupled with their men’s faith and familiarity in the available sea and aircrafts, despite the superiority of the aircrafts of the Japanese adversaries, as well as having won the favor of lady luck. While the attack on Pearl Harbor may have opened the curtain on the Pacific Theater, the Battle of Midway set the stage for an American victory over the Land of the Rising…

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    power (Symonds. 209-210). Nimitz determined that the United States’ prior knowledge of the attack would balance the odds. He was cool and calculating and came to the conclusion that the odds were balanced very carefully. He anticipated that the United States would win (Symonds. 210). Nimitz confidence remained unwavering after Rochefort reported the Japanese plan of attack. Though the Americans would still be outnumbers nearly two to one, Nimitz calculated that the prior intelligence would…

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    Remember the romantic, controversial relationship between Theodore and his AI operation system Samantha in Spike Jonze’s directed movie “Her”? Immersed in a climate of love and moving, we applaud as Theodore and Samantha crush into each other, shed tears when Samantha says to Theodore, “I’m not like you, and at the end, moan when Samantha leaves. Not unlike normal relationships at all, “Her” depicts a situation in which artificial intelligence is no longer artificial when they tend to love,…

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    rhetorical manner evokes a visual, a sonorous, and a neurotic feeling. Yet, even though it seems like a movie, there is a realism to it. Wolff generates a sad ending from the most ordinary thing a human could be doing and this is expressed through the eyes of the story’s narrator that knows how to bring the important details to light. The point of view greatly influences the construction of the story and its meaning; by means of different stylistic approaches, the story’s point of view gradually…

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    difficult and one might question the idea of connecting with new people. For example, in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” The narrator is unhappy about the blind man Robert coming to stay at his house. Then, the narrator starts to enjoy Robert’s company. While, they are watching T.V. Robert tells the narrator to fetch a piece of heavy paper. Lastly, the narrator and Robert draw a picture of a cathedral together so Robert can get a better idea of a cathedral. In the story, the narrator’s thoughts,…

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    In the article, Paul Alan makes a claim that contradicts the claims made by Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge regarding “singularity” stating, “While we suppose this kind of singularity might one day occur, we don’t think it is near. In fact, we think it will be a very long time coming.” Alan lays out the article by providing the claims Kurzweil mentions in his article, and provides statements and evidence that contradicts them. He begins his article by providing the main thesis statement and claims…

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    Raymond Carver is best known for his work as a short story writer, he started the minimalist movement, releasing popular collections of short stories like "Cathedral", the Pulitzer Prize nominated "Where I 'm Calling From" that came out shortly before Carver 's death, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love", & "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?". Carver helped bring life back to short stories at a time when they were thought to be going away. He was born on May 25, 1938 in the state of…

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    Art Vs Anime Research

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    What comes to mind when I say the word anime? Maybe you cringe. Maybe you think “that's what my little brother watches.” Maybe you don't really have any thoughts or opinions on the matter. Or maybe, like me, you are thinking of certain people's claims that anime is the best form of art, and you are itching to prove them wrong. Well don’t worry my friend, because I have wrote the perfect column for you. Now maybe some of you don't know me so well, so I'd like to tell you that I consider myself an…

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    Life Changing Moment: Analysis Essay of “Cathedral” “Cathedral” is an eye opening tale about a man and a blind man named Robert becoming aware that there is more than what meets the eye. Throughout the story we realize the man who is the narrator and has the ability to see is more blind than the man who is medically diagnosed as “blind” an irony to say that a man who has no vision can see more than a man who has perfect 20/20. We can perceive this by lack of insight he lacks towards his wife,…

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    In Cathedral, a short story written by Raymond Carver, the narrator seems to have a kind of dysfunctional type of relationship with his wife. The wife seems like a kind and emotional person while the narrator is kind of closed off emotionally. This differences can sometimes lead to small arguments like the one they had when he offered to take the blind man to bowling “God dam it, his wife just died! Don’t you understand that? The man just lost his wife! (Carver, 1983)”. Even though, the man is…

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