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  • Cowardice In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Courage is said to be a hero’s trait, the key to success. Cowardice is the antagonist, nobody likes it, nobody wishes to be it. Cowardice makes a meager mouse run your blood cold. Even though courage is defined by many authors differently, in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, courage is the trait to do the right thing. We can draw the definition of real courage from three characters in the story, Bob Ewell, Atticus FInch, and Mrs. Dubose. Courage can only be identified if we know what…

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  • Essay On School Shootings

    Devastating, frightening and incomprehensible, school shootings are hardly new to the United States of America. Statistics gathered from just ten school shootings, account for one hundred and thirty-three dead and one hundred and forty-two injured, representing the work product of America’s ten deadliest school shooters. To qualify as one of the ten deadliest, the shooter must have struck a minimum of ten individuals and caused at least five deaths. Yet, the question remains, what type of person…

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  • Analysis Of The Sniper By Liam O Flaherty

    people. War changes people because at the beginning of the story “he finished the sandwich taking a flask of whiskey from his pocket”(O’Flaherty 1). When a person is in the military using a high powered weapon for example; sniper, machine gun,assault rifle, etc. You would expect that person to be 100% sober and not under the influence of anything.To show how war changes people at the end, the sniper had shot someone from the other side of the war that was not on the Republic of Dublin [Ireland]…

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  • Atticus Impact On Father

    We assemble today to honor the life of Atticus Finch. Atticus was a mentor to many, but to Scout and I he was everything. You all might have known him as One-Shot Finch, and to me he was my loving, caring father. Most of you probably already know, yet I thought I would tell you anyways. I am Jem Finch, Atticus’ son. At a very young age, Scout and I realized that our relationship with our father, Atticus, was not like the typical father and children connection. Atticus’ impact on Scout and I…

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  • Book Review Of American Sniper By Chris Kyle

    Chris has earned many prestigious awards as he was badged with a SEAL Insignia. He also was awarded with the Rifle Marksman Medal, and the Pistol Marksman Medal. American Sniper is based off Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in the United States military with over 160 confirmed kills in Iraq war. The story tells of Chris growing up in Odessa, Texas a high…

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  • Symbolism In 'The Child By Tiger'

    "The Child by Tiger" by Thomas Wolfe uses literary elements such as contrast, repetition, allusion, and point of view to develop the meaning of the story 's title concerning good versus evil. In the story, the author questions why God makes evil people along with good people. The narration from the point of view of Spangler provides a unique perspective concerning the development of the idea of good versus evil as he grows up in a racist environment where slavery was still popular. Spangler…

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  • Reading Response: Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

    Adrianna Geisler ENGL1010 Essay #1 8 Sept. 2015 Reading Response Essay for “Shooting an Elephant” In the essay “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, the author is trying to show how imperialism can have strong effects on someone. In addition, Orwell describes his personal decision to shoot an elephant after the animal kills a man. He does not initially intend on killing the animal, but anti-imperialism and the pressure of the crowd really get to him. Orwell states that the only reason he…

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  • Personification In Anthem For Doomed Youth

    Wilfred Owen was a war poet who enlisted in the British army in 1915 and began writing poetry after meeting Sassoon at the ‘Craiglockhart War hospital in Edinburgh’ (1). Anthem for Doomed Youth was one of the poems which was written with Sassoon’s help; he helped Owen transform his poetry and encouraged him to publish his poetry. In Owens’s preface, he wrote his ‘subject is war, and the pity of war.’(2)Owen presents death in the poem Anthem for Doomed youth by using vivid, strong and bold…

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  • If I Die In A Combat Zone By Tim O Brien

    story that described other members of Alpha Company were overshadowed by the war scenes that happened immediately afterwards. I would have preferred for the story to have progressed in order for the reader to have time to attach to the rest of Tim’s rifle company, and even his college friends back in Minnesota. Apart from my personal preference of storytelling, this book was definitely a “must-read,” because it provides a combination of facts about the Vietnam War while touching upon the moral…

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  • Mass Shooting Existentialism Essay

    Existentialism in the Face of Mass Shootings: The Balance Between Free Will and Human Life Free will equips humans with the right to act however they choose. Existentialism is a philosophical discipline that encourages humans to use this free will to affect their own development in a meaningful way. Although the United States has previously been lauded for its promotion of independence and self-determination, many are beginning to question why one person’s freedom to bear arms should…

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