Raymond A. Spruance

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  • Merchant Marine Prowess

    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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  • Spanish American War At Sea Analysis

    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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  • Dashiell Hammett's Use Of Corruption In The Movie Brick

    “Private Eye” or tough “Hard-boiled” private investigator detective fiction is the classification most dominated by American writers (Mansfield-Kelly 205). One of the founders and innovators of the private investigator is Dashiell Hammett. And is also “The most influential figure in the structuring of hard-boiled detective fiction,” (Mansfield-Kelly 229). He wrote the first tough-guy detective in “The Gutting of Couffignal”, named Continental OP and wrote The Maltese Falcon (Mansfield-Kelly…

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  • Analysis Of Black Hair By Gary Soto

    explains the life of a young seventeen year old Mexican who struggles on the streets to make a decent living . Soto is able to portray the emotions and experiences of his life by writing the essay in first person. The audience has the opportunity to relate towards what life is when not having a place to sleep at night, being tired from work and dirty because there is no home to go to and shower. Likewise, in the story "Sonny 's Blues" by James Baldwin, a black teacher living in the "ghetto" city…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Cathedral By Raymond Carver

    Katie Young Peyer ENGL 1302 15 11 2016 Research Paper: Cathedral Raymond Carver’s story “Cathedral” is about a blind man named Robert who visits a woman friend, married to another man. The protagonist in the story is the narrator himself. This story reveals the lives of two blind men, one physically and the other one symbolically blind. This story mainly focuses on the narrator. Narrator’s mesmerizes not only reveal his flaws, but also his perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes towards…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Little Things By Raymond Carver

    When I began this class, it had been over ten years since I had taken English 111, so I was a little apprehensive about whether I would be able to remember everything from that long ago and be successful in this class. The first paper that I was tasked to write was a literary analysis of “Little Things” by Raymond Carver. I was excited about this assignment in the beginning because, as an avid reader, I really enjoy critically looking at what I think the author is trying to say to me through…

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  • The Code Of Chivalry In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    Throughout Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, it does not take long to notice that a certain code of conduct, or code of ethics, is very prevalent throughout the poem. The poem includes several key aspects of medieval life, especially how following the code of chivalry is a requirement for knights. The knightly code of chivalry explains the bravery of Sir Gawain that is portrayed throughout the poem. During the story, Gawain’s chivalry is continuously tested, but it is not just Gawain’s chivalry…

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  • Themes In Birnam Wood, By T. C. Boyle

    The short story, “Birnam Wood,” by T.C. Boyle, explores a young man Keith’s fractured relationship with his girlfriend Nora from first person point of view. Keith reconnected with Nora by sending her “wheedling letters begging her” to come back to him, and she eventually obliged. They lived together in a rebuilt yet cramped chicken coop that had “creeping and greasy” mold on the corners, and no heating. Displeased with their living conditions, and faced with yet another dilemma -- seeing…

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  • Stylistic Analysis Of The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep is an interesting novel by Raymond Chandler with many twists and turns throughout the entire plot, with an abrupt plot twist at the very end. The story is set in the in Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, from the point of view of Philip Marlowe, the protagonist. The basic plot of the entire story starts when a private detective, Philip Marlowe, gets hired by a wealthy man, General Sternwood, for a job, which involves the blackmailing of one of his two daughters, Vivian Regan.…

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  • Criticism Of The Narrator In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    In the short story, “Cathedral”¸ written by Raymond Carver, the narrator is a middle-aged man who is very judgmental towards a blind man, however, as the story develops, the reader comes to the realization that “[The blind man] sees how to get along with others... by contrast, the narrator, although sighted, does not see how his isolation damages himself, his wife, and their relationship (Bloom, 47).” This story has a biased view towards the blind man because it is told in the first person view…

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