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  • The Sorrow Of War Analysis

    Steven Kaplan of the University of Southern Colorado describes the Vietnam War to be “a wild and terrible work of fiction written by some dangerous and frightening storytellers” (Kaplan). The fictional work of storytellers can be drawn back to the Vietnam War itself and its association with many unknowns, and this leads people around the world to question exactly what is certain and what is uncertain about the Vietnam War. The truth of Kaplan’s statement that “the only certain thing during the…

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  • Real Truth Vs False Truth

    What is Truth? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary states the definition of Truth as “The body of real things, events, and facts.” In his book, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien tells numerous achronological stories based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. At the end of the book, O’Brien states that the stories told are works of fiction, with only inspiration taken from his own experience. Throughout the book, O’Brien has several sections of commentary on Truth. Truth is what we make it, what…

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  • Personal Investment In Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun

    Personal investment is something that should be very present in a person’s decision to go to war and risk their life, sadly it is not always part of their decision. Soldiers who are fighting in a war without knowing the exact reason or being able to explain why, should not be putting themselves in that position. A person’s personal investment is very important in deciding to what extent they are willing to go for what they are fighting for. The novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo…

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  • Reflection Of The Things They Carried

    While reading The Things They Carried, I had a lot of comments to make about the style of writing, the stories O’Brien chose to recreate, and his meaning behind the writing. I have never read a book similar to The Things They Carried, and I doubt I ever will. O’Brien is unique in the way he combined nonfiction with fiction and differentiated between the two. He told the reader a lie, and then called his own bluff. This is something I admire in a writer; the ability to be both completely honest…

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  • O Captain My Captain Walt Whitman Analysis

    The Veiled War We are surrounded by warriors. Everyone is fighting their own battles, as someone once said, “Not all scars show, not all wounds heal. Sometimes you can’t always see, the pain someone feels”(Anonymous). The pain people cope with can cause lasting mental problems such as PTSD. PTSD is a mental disorder caused by experiencing traumatic events. Many veterans of combat suffer from PTSD due to the horrific experiences they have been through. Walt Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain!…

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  • Essay On The Differences Between Red Badge Of Courage And Soldiers Heart

    Similarities and differences of Red Badge of Courage and Soldiers Heart The books Soldiers Heart and Red Badge of Courage are very similar to the concept of war and the torment it takes on the psyche of the mind but the books do share their differences. Being different, it is expected that they should have different features to them, being few, the differences have a major impact on the development of the story. Also, both the novel and the film have the same take on the civil war, which…

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  • Dulce Et Decorum Est Comparison

    People go to war coming back changed as a person which is sometimes believed to be better and other times believed to be worse. Many people go to war for the sake of serving the country while others fear war and are scared of all the horrors people believe are involved in the act of going to war. The two poems talk about war but their purpose is different for the reason they are talking about war. The two poems can be compared due to their different points of view, the message the poem is trying…

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  • Japanese Internment Camps During Ww2

    Whenever America goes to war, the public is made to believe that all of their country's actions are for the greater good in order to justify them. The behavior of the United States during World War II in military action abroad, and in treatment of minorities at home keeps an ongoing essence of animosity towards people of the same ethnicity of those who we are fighting. The country's wartime policies do not respect the rights of ordinary people, and the actions postwar do not exemplify the…

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  • Captain Cross In The Things They Carried

    The Author Tim O’Brien is one of the best known American writers. Tim O’Brien is known for writing about the experience of the war. O’Brien written story ”The Things They Carried” have been praised by many reviewer in the writing industry.Today’s paper will detail how the Narrator shows that Jim Cross the first lieutenant goes through a significant change caused by death of his comrade Lavender. Lieutenant cross goes through three stages of change in the story of “The Things They Carried”. From…

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  • Platoon Film Analysis

    The Vietnam War was a devastating war for both America and Vietnam. The Vietnam war was between Northern and Southern Vietnam due to the communist government in Northern Vietnam. The United States began the war simply sending aid to Southern Vietnam, but soon got much more involved. Many Americans opposed America’s involvement at all because they were not directly involved in the war, causing citizens and soldier to be unsure of their reason for fighting and not aware of the actual struggles and…

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