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    Vera Brittain, in her memoir, Testament of Youth, analyzes and describes her experiences being a young lady during the First World War. Her memoir consists of clips of letters, from her brother (Edward) and her fiancé (Roland), and clips of her journal in order to better understand her thoughts and feelings concerning both the war and her personal life. Brittain’s purpose is to try to unravel all the feelings she has, while trying to understand them, because, at the time, it was difficult for young men and women to have time to process their feelings, or express them. Brittain’s tone varies from factual to sentimental to reminiscent in order to appeal to the reader. Brittain’s writing style and use of clips of her journal and letters she saved…

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    • Greater Love is a poem written by Wilfred Owen where he mock romantic love for falling short in front of the brotherly-friendship bonds created during young men in war. • Wilfred Owen was an officer in World War I, however was sent to a hospital because he suffered from "shellshock". Here, he met poet Siegfried Sassoon, who played a part in influencing him to write poetry about war and the suffering of soldiers. He later returned to the war, where he was killed. Opening Statement and Title •…

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    Albuterol: This medicine is used to treat patients dealing with breathing issues caused by; asthma, bronchitis, emphysema (Mayoclinic.org, 2015). The usage of this drug is mainly to help alleviate breathing problem by using the medicine to open up the bronchial air passage to allow the air to freely travel throughout the air way (Mayoclinic.org, 2015). This medication can be taken as a form of; capsule, solution, Power, aerosol power (Mayoclinic.org, 2015). Fexofenadine: Fexofenadine is a…

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    With everyone’s strengths in mind, I became more confident in my plan. I grab the large blanket from the garage cabinet and pack everything I believe we will need for this long, never-ending journey. With the blanket full, I borrow several burlap sacks from our landscape company truck to finish the packing of tools and plants that last through the trip such as our rosemary bush, aloe vera plant, and the seeds from the fruits and vegetables from the garden. With the last burlap sack, I gently…

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    Plants are constantly used throughout the world for many things. Aloe Vera is one of many commonly used and is one of the first mentioned plants. The Aloe Vera plant has been around since before biblical times, originating in Egypt and the Middle East (5). Today there are around 250 species of aloe grown throughout the world. It can be found in India, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, Pacific Rim countries, South America, Central America and Africa (6). In each country, many people use this…

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    Pyle poses a two-pronged threat to Fowler: Pyle’s physical threatens to steal away his love and his ideals threaten to burn down his home. With his imperialistic idealism, Pyle assumes that Vietnam needs change. That it needs a paternalistic Third Force “free from Communism and the taint of colonialism-national democracy” (157) to protect the land. Fowler loves things the way they are. War has driven him to Vietnam. War has given him a new home. War has become the status quo. War has provided…

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    To many the battlefields became a spot for tourism, a place to make money on the War. But to those who lost someone in the war these are somber grounds and the final resting place to the soldiers that fought in this war, “close to the wall, in the midst of a group of privates from the Sherwood Foresters who had all died on June 15th, I found his name: “Captain E. H. Brittain, M.C., 11th Notts.” (Brittain, 525-27) Battlefields do not care what rank you are and this shows how in an area where all…

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    books are seen as something obstructing and were made illegal, subjected to being burned in fires, the only way to savor a book being to commit it to memory? This is the case in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which asks the question: if all of this was the way of the world, which book would be worth committing to memory? In reply to this question, the stunning book Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain comes to mind. Before delving into why Testament of Youth is a book worth…

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    including the families of those who had died, and memories of the war and their loved ones filled everyday life” (Hunt, et. al., 865). Almost immediately after the war there were organized tours all over the battlefields (Hunt, et. al., 865). During these tours families searched for peace and understanding of what their family members and friends lost their lives for during the war. “Many relatives roamed the battlefields of Europe, in hopes of cementing their memories” (Hunt, et. al., 865). The…

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    It describes in depth how the women were often neglected and how soldiers were the only ones praised for their involvement. The work completed by the sisters (women) was never recorded whereas the work completed by the soldiers was. The next section of the poem reflects on the challenges the women faced and the struggles they went through. Although they did not fight with weapons, factors such as infected wounds on soldiers, sick men, weather conditions, all effected the health of the…

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