Vera Miles

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  • Pyle's Symbolism In The Vietnam War

    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 him his career as a correspondent. He is nostalgic for “the gold and the young green and the bright dresses of the south” (27) and longs for “a day punctuated by those quick reports that might be car-exhausts or might be grenades” (27). The day things become boring in Vietnam is the day he gets shipped back to England. Still, Fowler fears Pyle’s restoration plans: bombs intended to mend and unite through violence. While Fowler is self-reportedly concerned with Vietminh and civilian death, he worries about his role in a post-bombing Vietnam once the landscape literally and metaphorically changes. What will become of his “room over the rue Catinat” (7) once Phuong has fled with Pyle? What will become of his home and career once the dust settles? He is in a perpetual state of anxiety, worrying about his inevitable return to England, “I shall be going home one day, won’t I?” (15). Vietnam represents security, and the present state of affairs allow him to delay his return to England and his…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Metric System

    In the US, highway signs are in the customary system. For example, if Iw as traveling to Alexandria, Virginia, I would take I-270 and a see a sign saying “Alexandria 35 miles away”. This is the case throughout the United States, and it would cost billions of dollars to fix everyone of these signs. And for a country that’s about 19.3 trillion dollars in debt, we don't need that burden. Also, manufacturing companies would have to spend another billions of dollars trying to fix the values on…

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  • Analysis, Testament Of Youth By Vera Brittain

    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…

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  • Personal Fitness Essay

    warmup I ran a mile to get my blood flowing. I ran my mile in 8:45. Since my goal is to lose 10 pounds by the end of the semester I need to make sure I work on my cardiovascular health. After our warmup we hopped on the elliptical. We did the elliptical for 8 minutes. After we finished doing the elliptical we went in the sauna for 10 minutes. Starting weight is 245lbs. - On September 17, I decided to go to the gym before I had to work at 5:30. I got to the gym around 3 and worked out for about…

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  • Thunder Bay Case Study

    gains. In 1881, the fledgling city stood at the threshold of a surge in population, industry, and wealth.14 The family’s oral history speculates that Charley followed the St. Croix River south from Duluth to Chisago County.15 This is highly unlikely, since it required an approximately forty mile detour into Wisconsin to reach the source of the river. Charley likely used the railroad, either as a passenger or as a physical guide to direct him to his destination. He conceivably paused in…

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  • Aloe Vera Research Paper

    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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  • Rhetorical Devices In Greater Love By Wilfred Owen

    • 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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  • Industrial Revolution Theories

    The Industrial Revolution and Its Accompanying Theories Around 8000 years ago the world shifted to the Agricultural Revolution where we had at last achieved a surplus of food and goods. This had been done by harnessing the power of servitude through animals and slaves. Now that this boundary had been crossed, mankind was once again thirsty for more and 250 years ago, with the invention of engines and machinery, the Industrial Revolution was born. Although child labor was in effect prior to the…

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  • Exemplification Essay: The Role Of Improvisation In Music

    Although while he is playing in the moment, his concentration is less on what he was playing but more on the technique and strategy of how the music was delivered to his audience. The musical development and growth of Miles Davis stems from the many years of practice and performances with jazz greats of his time. His high level career performance was constructed through the combination of these motivic strategies such as repetition, embellishments, inversions, transpositions, and more that…

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  • Kratom As A Spiritual Journey

    Spiritual Journey For my paper, I will be covering and exploring scientific theories that are then applied to my personal life experiences to form a sort of hybrid story/academic research paper, which I feel suits perfectly my strong character traits of constant hesitation. I will bring to mention my personal philosophies, past/present dependency problems, acute depression, and individual spiritual experiences which were able to defy my understanding of science, and thus exist without…

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