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  • A Line In The Sand Analysis

    The battle of the Alamo was and has been controversial in that very little is known about what exactly happened during the siege. It was an event that caused a massive uproar during the Texas revolution and it also added more ire and will to succeed to the rebels at the time. The Alamo in blood in memory is the subtitle of the book and it implies that the event had left an imprint in Texas history and influenced the future and what Texas would become. In blood the Alamo will be remembered to some as a massacre, to others as a siege, and to others as a turning point. It was a great battle between a massive army and a tiny militia in which the militia had proved that it would not go down easily. In memory it was a significant turning point and last straw for the rebels that they compared it to the battle of Thermopylae in which the Texan rebels were the Spartans and the Mexican army were the Persians. In the future, Texans will remember the battle of the Alamo as the turning point in the revolution of Texas. The people of Texas at the time, the Anglos, would no longer tolerate the tyranny of Santa Anna. Indeed the battle of the Alamo etched itself in the making of the republic of Texas and would be viewed as one of the major causes of the progression of the revolution. It would forever etch itself in the history and the future of American history. James S. Olson attended Stony Brook University and Brigham Young University. In 1994 he was a distinguished professor of history at…

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  • Big Hot Cheap And Right Analysis

    Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas Erica Grieder. PublicAffairs, 250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10107, copyright 2013. 284 pages. Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas, by Erica Grieder, breaks Texas down into its basic components in order to explain to non-Texans what Texas truly is. Grieder’s covers four main topics in her book. One of the topics she talks about is the…

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  • Molly Ivins Rhetorical Strategies

    In writing, it is very important to recognize different styles and formats that make a piece unique. Ivins, for example, uses rhetoric to explain the current state of Texas and where it stands politically and demographically. Through rhetorical devices, the author is able to paint a clear picture of the state's views, as well as its sense of independence from the U.S. as a whole. The three most effective rhetorical strategies in Molly Ivins’s "Is Texas America?" are word choice,…

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  • Theme Of Physical And Emotional Burdens In The Things They Carried

    The Burdens of the Battlefield “They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing- these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own mass and specific gravity, they had tangible weight” (O’Brein, 20). The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a collection of stories from the Vietnam war. The stories in the novel range from harsh and violent to deep and emotionally resonating. Throughout this wide range of stories, however, there are similarities…

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  • The Things They Carried Symbolism Essay

    We see the first chapter of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien to be the foundation for the rest of the novel, with exquisite descriptions of everyone and everything, to the foreshadowing and symbolism that embodies each character and “what they carry”. O’Brien offers us basic descriptions of what each member of Alpha Company carries that is described as “largely determined by necessity” (2). Some would carry knives, extra rations and what seemed like an overkill of supplies, while others…

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  • The Things They Carried Theme Essay

    help him deal with the stress. His life was engulfed with feelings about Martha. It distracted him from performing his duties as a leader. When Ted Lavender was shot in combat, Cross did not think to lift the heavy backpack that was crushing Lavender. Instead, Cross was thinking about Martha. This goes to show how much “love” has affected Cross’ life as a soldier. Years later, Cross admits to O’Brien that he still feels guilty about Lavender’s death and that he has never forgiven himself. Love…

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  • The Destruction Of War In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    The Destruction of a War Often, when people think about war, they easily paint a picture of death and physical suffering placed in a chaotic environment. However, even though this image generally is accurately related to war, the period that comes after war should also be considered when imagining the reality of a war. This period after combat is the stage of a different kind of battle: the daily attempt of survival that the remaining soldiers have to go through, in which they have to face…

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  • This Realistic Novel: Fallen Angels By Walter Dean Myers

    experiences. He thought enlisting in the military would be a better way of life and give him a way out of his current life he wanted better for himself and that is why he made the choice he made. Myers was in the military for a total of three years. His book basically reflected his experience, a few things where changed slightly like the name of the characters. The book was ultimately written in remembrance of his younger brother who sadly died the first day in combat. Fallen Angels is a very…

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  • Manto's 'The Last Salute And' The Dog Titwal?

    hardship to protect themselves it leads to a nationalistic mindset that causes issues within an a nation such as pointless wars, issues with personal identity, and harsh generalizations of other nations cultures. During the partition of India in 1947, India was split into three different areas: India, East Pakistan, and West Pakistan. When India split into two different nations it sparked a major war and caused major conflict between nationality and individual identity for many citizens. This…

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  • Themes Of Pride And Sacrifice

    The Complexity of Forgetting In the short story Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice by Nam Le, readers are acknowledged the reason behind the conflict between the two protagonists, the father and the son, that it is rooted from overly strict nurturing. Not to let readers dislike the character of the father too far, the story of Thanh, the father, about his experience in Vietnam War is inserted to offer the reason of his suffering from the memory of the war which,…

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