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Significance of literature in Hemingway’s writings as a “soldier”
Literature as a soldier can be of importance in that it is reflected by one of Hemingway’s writing “Soldier’s home” which depicts the life of a young soldier at war who faces challenges and in the end he returns home. It gives clear information on the experience a soldier faces in the war and the shock the soldier gets when he returns back at home. The main character in the book, Harold Krebs is challenged back in his own hometown by the villagers when he and other soldiers return from the war. He is majorly faced with hostility from his opposition members in the society. He as the soldier in the book, literature is important...
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What Makes an Army Leader Practical Exercise
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* What Makes an Army Leader Practical Exercise
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Apply the Ethical...
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3 October 2015
Land of the Free
I served my country with dignity and respect
They swore me in with no regret.
They sent me away to die for you,
But I served yes I got through.
Others are waiting this very day,
To hear those words mom I’m okay.
But silence keeps them without word,
Confidentiality is what they heard.
On my way home free at last
Some lost their lives just that fast.
The life line of a rope failed you see
So many people drowned before me.
But I made it home it’s not the same
Vietnam Veteran begging for change.
Homeless on the corner with a uniform on,
George W. Bush you know you wrong.
Dignity and Respect I fought for...
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The Red Badge of Courage
This book is a story of life. It shows the trials and everyday that henry went through. Scholars say that the war is a comparison to daily life. Life is like a war. In the battles of the war, people will change. They can become stronger. They can become weaker. They can choose to go on or give up. In this book, the main character Henry Fleming, changes throughout the battles he goes through. He goes through a character change that shows how people must get through their own fears, daily life, and struggles that hold us back from becoming the best. How Henry changes in this story, he shows that all people in the world have a sense of fear that we...
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Going to conflict
I was in Advance Individual Training when I had the order to report to my post in Alaska ready to leave to war. When I report to Alaska on of my memory is landing few, minutes later met a sergeant who told me do not unpack you living in two weeks of curse he was lying they first group left a week after I landed and myself was found in that airplane confuse trying to understand and assimilate that I was in my way to war with just twenty years old been forces to mature early , once I landed ten minute later we were attack by a mortar that land 50 meters away from the airplane. That was the start of thirteen months in the conflict with upside downs. As time went...
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English Literature, Key Poems List
Thomas Hardy: Men Who March Away
- Volunteers marching to war tell those who watch them pass by of their faith in the justice of their cause.
Thomas Hardy: In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’
- The routines of life and love continue during conflict, and will continue long after it is over.
Rupert Brooke: Peace
- This sonnet is an expression of thanks for being able to respond to the call to arms and leave behind the stale and empty concerns of civilian life.
Rupert Brooke: The Dead
- Celebrates those who have given their lives. The sacrifice of the lowliest of them has given the world honour and nobility.
Rupert Brooke: The Soldier
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1. Discuss the strategies that Mountain Bank should implement to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Changes are occurring in all organizations. Mountain Bank is no exception. Mountain Bank has a strong presence in retail banking and limited presence in the consumer lending, real estate and mortgage banking, and corporate banking lines. It is recognized that corporate banking is profitable. Since Mountain Bank has such a small presence in the corporate banking market, it has to position itself to communicate this business line to a new audience.
To achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace, Mountain Bank should implement the differentiation...
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Army Reserve: A Better Choice
With tensions building around the globe, it takes a multi-tiered force of highly trained, committed Soldiers to protect our freedoms and uphold democracy. This force consists of Active Duty Soldiers and Soldiers in the Army Reserve. (US Army) Many families struggle with the decision to enlist Army Reserve or Active Duty. Evaluating your current living situation can help in the final decision. Army Reserve allows you to serve your country while still having a civilian life. I believe Army Reserve is a better choice for someone with a family, despite the limited benefits, because it allows personal choice of living, more time...
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September 11, 2011
Steps to Joining the United States Army
The steps to joining the U.S Army from your hometown recruiter station to the Army Basic Training. The first step to joining the U.S Army is contact the recruiter of the Army. The second step is to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. The last step to joining the U.S Army is to selecting a job in the Army. These are some of the steps to joining the U.S Army from hometown to Basic Training.
The first step of the process is to contact the Army recruiter. When you contact the recruiter he/she will ask what’s better for you to meet at him/her at the office or for...
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English 102 / F / 8:00 AM
Friday, October 15, 2015
The Things They Carried
In the short story, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien a Lieutenant by the name of Jimmy Cross and his squad carry a list of many things, some of these things heavy physical loads and some heavy emotional loads composed of grief, terror, love, and guilt. The things each soldier carries depends on the soldier himself including his priorities and his constitutions and also his rank or his specialty for example Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carries maps, compasses, and the heavy burden of the responsibility of his men’s lives. A nervous soldier named Ted Lavender carries marijuana...
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THE ARMY AS A PROFESSION
After a decade of United States military action soldiers enjoy widespread public appreciation. The public consensus that the Army is the world’s most effective fighting force and protects US interests. Soldiers’ high level of training, use of superior equipment and dedication to duty increases effectiveness. These traits define Army soldiers as members in a profession of arms. To understand why the Army is a profession of arms we define profession, examine alternate points of view, and show how the Army meets that definition.
Samuel P. Huntington’s defining characteristics of a profession include expertise, responsibility and corporateness. ...
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“The Things They Carried”
“The Things They Carried” tells about the side of war that you don’t read about in history books. The author, Tim O’Brien, does outline with great detail what the soldiers in this specific battalion carried, but in a way that you don’t normally read or see. O’Brien does list off the necessity items (can opener, pocket knife, mosquito repellant, etc.) but he also tells what each individual soldier carries because they are just that, individuals. No two have all the same items for the same reasons, each mans pack and artillery is tailored to suit his individual needs.
The central character, First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha....
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1. Explain at least four specific warning signs of severe depression (not necessarily suicide).
a. Sleeping habits change– When a person suffers from severe depression you may notice a change in their normal sleeping pattern. Some people will sleep too much and others will sleep very little
b. Loss of concentration – A person can lose their concentration in all aspects of their life. This means that they are no longer interested in participating whether it be at work, school or home.
c. Eating habits change – Often you will find that people who suffer from severe depression have had a loss of appetite or a sudden weight loss may be noticeable. On the opposite spectrum of that...
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Explore Paul's relationship with Kat. What effect, if any, does this relationship have on Paul's view of his experiences throughout the novel?
Standing next your best friend unaware of if they will live or die is a quite terrible situation. Would you be able to stand next to your best friend and watch him or her die? Feeling like your whole world could come crashing down, enveloping you and your loved ones at any moment is the feeling many of the soldiers had in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The camaraderie felt between the soldiers was quite evident throughout this piece of work. One connection that was immense throughout the book was the main...
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Physical Fitness, Why Does The Army Require It?
Physical readiness is the ability to meet the physical demands of any combat or duty position, accomplish the mission and continue to fight and win. Physical readiness training (PRT) provides the physical component that contributes to tactical and technical competence, and forms the physical foundation for all training. To march long distances in fighting load through rugged country and to fight effectively upon arriving at the area of combat; to drive fast-moving tanks and motor vehicles over rough terrain; to assault and run and crawl for long distances; to jump in and out of craters, and trenches, and over obstacles; to lift and carry heavy...
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. Russia, France, USA
2. waste, extravagance, speculation, and graft
3. great soldier but an utterly inept politician
4. a presidential slogan that was meant to bring the memories of the civil war, the Republican party
5. Ulysses S Grant and Horatio Seymour
6. Grant, many of the white southerners votes for Seymour were not counted
7.two millionaire business partners who made a plan to corner the treasury and buy large amounts of gold to drive up the price
8. the day when Gould and Fisk bid the price of gold to very high and drove other businesses under.
9. a large man who employed bribery, graft, and fraudulent elections to milk the New York City of as much as $200 million.
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Masculine Virtues in Friend and Joint Security Area
In most cultures, masculine virtues are seen as superior, and are represented by qualities such as integrity, loyalty, discipline, strength, and courage. At a time when South Korea was feeling anxious and uncertain about its state, the entertainment industry provided its citizens with films that portrayed these desired masculine qualities to give them hope of recuperation. Two of these films, Friend and Joint Security Area, depicted brave and loyal men and the filial relationships that they formed with each other to inspire a nation that had forgotten that it had these values.
In 1997, the Korean financial system collapsed and its...
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Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?
Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?
Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV or Radio?
Didn't think so.!!!
Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.
Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.
Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his 'allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah,' defiantly
stating, 'I think I will not apologize for my actions,' and told the court 'I am at...
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Marybelle’s Career Profiler Results
October 9, 2014
Marybelle’s Career Interest Profiler Results
I am going to be an astronaut! I am going to be a doctor! I am going to be a teacher! As children, a lot of us would change our minds so many times of what we would like to be when we grow up. Now that we are grown up, there is still comes a time in life when we are a little lost; or is having a hard time figuring out the career path; or just need some validation. I myself needed a little help and at this time I’m still trying to figure it out. Upon enrolling in University of Phoenix, I took the Career Plan surveys to include the Career...
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The Philosophy of Socrates
I believe Socrates is the most influential philosopher of all time is the great Socrates. It is simply astounding that such well thought out ideas were formed thousands of years ago. I enjoy how Socrates spent his life striving to help others teach themselves rather than simply throw information at them. Socrates dedicated his life to better himself as well as others, and that is why I consider him the best philosopher of all time.
Before devoting his life to philosophy, Socrates served in the Athenian army, which was required of all citizens. Socrates was widely known for his bravery and courageousness, traits that showed throughout his lifetime. It is...
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HIS125: Labor Assessment Assignment
Linda Rhoades-Swartz: Instructor
February 1, 2015
Write a 350-word essay in which you do the following:
•Identify what you think to be one of the most significant strikes of the late 1800s or early 1900s.
•Describe what it accomplished and what it failed to accomplish.
The Homestead Strike was one of the most famous strikes that happen in the late 1800s. This is an example of the struggle between labor union and business owners. In some cases, as at the Homestead, the struggle turned violent. The Homestead Strike was at the Carnegie Steel Mill and owned by Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie thought that the labor union at the Homestead...
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Journal Entries: Reflection and Reader Response
• Journal Entry 1: “What does it mean to be a soldier?” (Reflection/RR)
• Journal Entry 2: “Only the dead see the end of war…” (Reflection/RR)
• Journal Entry #3: “How does being a solider change a man (or woman)? Are people changed for better or worse or both? What is the effect on the person, and what is the effect on the nation?” (Reflection/RR)
• Journal Entry #4: “Reflect on the duality of words. How do words hold infinite power in their ability to simultaneously create and destroy? How do words affect conflict? How do they affect people?” (Reflection/RR)
• Journal Entry #5: “Who or what determines our respective identities? ...
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To be a successful business you must have a great Human Resources Management (HRM). Human resources are the most important resources in an organization and there is a need for human resource management to consider legal implications for every decision they make in regards to employee benefits. In organizations these days, they are faced with several challenges in maintaining a motivated workforce. To ensure that an organization retains the best employees, several measures are put in place.
As a leader, manager and supervisor, I believe that I have improved my knowledge on how important Human Resources (HR) is in the business. I have recognized the impacts of external and internal...
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Macbeth Opinion Piece
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a play that challenges the characters willingness to give into evil and the risks they take to acquire power. Lady Macbeth demonstrates witch like qualities throughout the play as she provokes and challenges Macbeth - an honorary soldier, to assassinate the King as a way of crowning himself. Lady Macbeth should be considered nothing less than a fourth witch due to her manipulation of her husband, her intent to commit evil, and her deceitful persona.
The characteristics of a witch are most commonly defined as, manipulative, deceitful, evil, and corrupt, but most importantly manipulative. Witches have a power to persuade the mind,...
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23 January 2005
The text definition of Art. 92 is:
“Any person subject to this chapter who—
(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;
(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by a member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or
(3) is derelict in the performance of his duties; shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”
In a legal sense, this translates in meaning to having been given an order, or knowing that an order has been given in regards to a situation or job role, an individual has a) disregarded those instructions or b) has gone about their job in a...
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How does the writer present his thoughts and feelings about World War One? How far is the extract similar to and different from your wider reading in the literature of World War One? You should consider the writers choice of form, structure and language, as well as subject matter.
By the extract being from Bertrand Russell’s autobiography it should show an accurate depiction of the war at the time, due to him actually living through these events. However, autobiographies could be biased as they are based on the writers’ beliefs and opinions rather than just the truth and facts. By him also being a pacifist and refusing to fight it would also mean he hadn’t been at the front so would only...
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Power Sources and Tactics
Sources of Power
The term power implies proprietorship of authority over other individuals. As a tool, power can result in a constructive or destructive development in an organization. In my first job as a soldier, I happened to work in an organization in which I was impressed with frontrunner who I worked under, Mrs. Desai. Both charisma and humor were attributes she possessed and it is with no doubt that all of us looked up to her. (Fairholm G W. 2009)
Mrs. Desai was a beautiful and possessed all the qualities of femininity that a man would want and she was not the type that a man...
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March 6, 2014
The ethical issues presented in Week Three Ethics Game Simulations were from the Mysterious Blogger and The Veiled Id, the ethical issues address in game simulation of "The Mysterious Blogger" was whether or not the material gained by IT Tech, Jamal Moore was ample to control blogging employee Aaron Webb for violating the NDA policy. The ethical concerns for the game simulations for "The Veiled ID", was to address how to improve a security policy that would accommodate the special needs and the physical safety of the employees'. The decision-making steps one took to address these issues...
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Since the dawn of the nation, the armed forces have included black Americans. As early as 1652, leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony mandated that all Indians and people of African descent residing in "settled" areas enlist in a local militia. Prince Duplex, Sr. was one of nearly 300 men of African descent to enlist in the Connecticut militia during the Revolutionary War, and Oscar Marion, a slave on the South Carolina plantation of war hero General Francis Marion, fought side by side with his master, also serving as "personal assistant, bodyguard, sous-chef, bugler, courier, confidant, and oarsman." When the Medal of Honor—the nation's highest award for military valor—was established in...
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Cold WarPatricia Hamilton
Kaplan University OnlineSS310-Exploring the1960s- An Interdisciplinary ApproachMay 29, 2012Professor Rookstoolii
I will be writing about longest war in history the Cold War . First, about the historical and political conditions of the Cold War. Explanation of specific threat against United States during the Cold War. Third, my preparation to prepare my family for Cuba Missile Crisis in the Cold War. Lastly, the question I was asked about the Cold War.
Historical and Political Conditions of the Cold War
The Cold War begin in 1945 until 1991. The Cold War starts with conflict between the Communist nation of Soviet Union and United States. Also, what type...
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Archimedes was a mathematician, but he was so much more. He is known for his opulent contributions to the fields of mathematics, geometry, physics, and hydrostatics. To illustrate Archimedes’s genius you can simply take a look at some of his inventions.
Archimedes was a mastermind of mathematics. One of his biggest accomplishments is approximating pi, he did this by utilizing the technique known as the method of exhaustion. His approximation is still used today. He also proved that the area of a circle was equal to pi multiplied by the square of the radius of the circle. He also discovered what is called Archimedes Principle, a principle relating buoyancy to displacement. He considered his...
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Macbeth: Lady MacBeth
Lady MacBeth is one of Shakespeare's greatest and most intriguing female
characters. She is evil, seductive, and witch-like all at the same time.
However, during the play we see her in two different ways. At the time when we
first meet her, she is a brutally violent, power wanting witch, and later on she
turns to a shameful suicidal grieving woman.
At the beginning of the MacBeth, Lady MacBeth is very savage and vicious.
She thinks nothing of killing King Duncan. She has no sense of what is wrong
and right, and believes that it is perfectly moral to do the deed of murder.
She states that to not go through with...
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Should professional footballers be paid more than soldiers?
Should professional footballers be paid more than soldiers? I don’t think so! Soldiers fight for your country and get paid a pittance and while these air head professional footballer just kick a football around and for this they get paid far much more than soldiers.
John Smith was 18 years old when he joined the confederate army in 1996, he was a strong, sophisticated young man, and joining the army changed his life in many ways. After experiencing life on the battle field he saw things differently, he watched young children lose their lives, which was a big eye opener for him. He believed that being in the army and helping save...
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OTHELLO: SHORT PLOT SUMMARY
The story of William Shakespeare's Othello is set in 16th-century Venice and Cyprus. Othello the Moor, a noble black warrior in the Venetian army, has secretly married a beautiful white woman called Desdemona, the daughter of a prominent senator, Brabantio. When he finds out, he is outraged, and promptly disowns her.
Othello’s ensign, Iago, harbours a secret jealousy and resentment towards the Moor, partly because another soldier, lieutenant Cassio, has been promoted ahead of him, and also because he suspects that Othello has had an affair with his wife. Intent on revenge, Iago hatches a devious plan to plant suspicions in Othello’s mind that Desdemona has...
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Charles Frazier's first novel, Cold Mountain, met with substantial critical and popular acclaim immediately upon its publication in 1997. Inspired by family stories about W. P. Inman, Frazier's great-great-uncle, Cold Mountain combines fact and fiction to tell a tale of love and hope against the backdrop of the American Civil War, which took place between 1861 and 1865. Frazier's Inman is a wounded Confederate soldier who deserts from the army and walks across North Carolina to Cold Mountain, his childhood home, where he hopes to find his beloved Ada Monroe, a minister's daughter, waiting for him. Along the way, Inman endures many harsh experiences while trying to avoid the Home Guard, local...
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Associate Level Material
Causes of the Revolution
Complete the grid by describing each pre-war event and explaining how it contributed to the Revolutionary War.
|Pre-War Event |Description |Contribution to the Revolutionary War |
| |The war was battled among the colonies of British America and New France, with |The Americans helped the British and overcome the French with some Indian tribes. |
|French and Indian War|both sides reinforced by armed units from their parent countries of Great |Nevertheless, the...
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If your opponent is of choleric temper, try to irritate him. If he is arrogant try to encourage his egotism. (If the enemy troops are well prepared after reorganization, try to wear them down. If they are united, try to sow dissension among them.
General Tao Hanzhang, translated by Yuan Shibing, Sun Tzu's The Art Of War
To capture the enemy's entire army is better than to destroy it; to take intact a regiment, a company, or a squad is better than to destroy them. For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the supreme of excellence. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence.
"The first casualty of...
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Assignment #1 – Consensual Relationship Agreement
Leadership and Organization -BUS 520
October 26, 2012
Consensual Relationship Agreements are common among many corporations or companies addressing workplace romance. In today's work place, romances and the related topics of sex and privacy have become important issues confronted by most employers. With more employees working longer days and spending so much time together on the job, romantic relationships are developing more frequently. Workplace romance may be the only option for employees whose workload limits their outside activities, but for employers, this trend may prove to be a...
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An analysis of the characters of Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, revenge is the central topic, which breathes life into the play. As his main objective in life, Hamlet craves to avenge his father’s death, the king of Denmark, betrayed and killed by his own brother. Throughout the play, Hamlet comes across two other main characters in Shakespeare’s tragedy, Laertes and Fortinbras, whose fathers are also murdered. Even though there are differences between these 3 characters, this series of unfair deaths puts them in the same situation and makes them have aspects in common....
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Petty v. Metropolitan Gov't of Nashville & Davidson County
Professor Jama Rand, PhD, SP
HRM510 Business Employment Law
August 7, 2011
What was the legal issue in this case?
In Petty v. Metropolitan Gov’t of Nashville & Davidson County, the legal issue was about whether the employee had been truthful about the reasons for his discharge from service. Another issue in the case was in regards to the postponement in re-employing a returning Army reservist, which violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), although the delay was based on the employee’s alleged dishonesty (Walsh, 2010). The US...
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Ivy Tech University
ENGL 112 Exposition and Persuasion
I’m going to analyze an advertisement for the wildly successful video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops. We will look at the audience the video is intending to reach, and the message it is trying to get across. Its about a minute long and features a few celebrities, but mostly just normal people in a war time setting. It looks to be well produced, and it was generally well received by anyone who viewed it.
Youtube, black ops, call of duty, advertisement,analysis
Call of Duty Analysis
In November of 2010 the...
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September 10, 2012
There have been a lot of different studies conducted to identify the different forms of leadership. Leadership traits can be broken down into five different areas from trait approach, behavior approach, power-influence approach, situational approach, and integrative approach. The one leadership approach that best matches my leadership style is the power-influence approach. According to University of Phoenix Organizational...
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Women in the Australian colonies:
Women in Australia colonies
Port Philip grew at an amazing rate in the 1830s when free settlers and female convicts were sent to Victoria to respond to the labor shortage. Women were outnumbered by men with a ration 1 to seven respectively. Women were the small population and were the most vulnerable proportion of the whole population. Initially, the majority of women were unmarried free settlers. There was a great demand for single women to serve as house servants, and the government covered the travel expenses to Victoria with families or married couples. . However, the free...
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More Ants, More Audits
by Jennifer Galang
RUMMAGING through heaps of paper, I unexpectedly found a copy of my article, "Ants and Audit," which told my experiences with my first tax season as an auditor. Just a few months after it got published, here I am -- still a soldier ant working for the biggest auditing firm in the country -- getting down and dirty with working papers that desperately needed filing. Living my dream? Hmmm… let me see.
As a child, I never dreamt to become an auditor. I don't think I even had an idea what an auditor was. I always wanted to be a teacher but I took up accounting because a number of my relatives were already CPAs. Thinking I could be...
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Scene 1 begins in a deserted place between Scotland and England, with Birnam wood in the distance. There are Scottish refugees containing men, women, and children. Macduff stands at distance from the others, mournfully. A chorus starts singing about Scotland and how it has become an oppressed land, full of mourning people and the tomb for its own sons. They show a great love for their homeland and a great sadness for losing it to the tyrant, Macbeth. Macduff is sad about the death of his child and wife and the fact that he was not there to protect them. Macduff is sad that their last breath and thoughts were of him as a fugitive in hiding, thus making him long for revenge against Macbeth....
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Los Angeles Times states that “The most rending kind of war is not between two hatreds, but between two hopes”. Correspondingly, Andre Dubus III introduces two hopes in the novel House of Sand and Fog written in 1999. Behrani and Kathy, two determined yet fragile individuals, come from different backgrounds that meet in the California hills struggles to gain social stability. The competing desires for the house leads to Behrani’s ultimate downfall. His obsession with the house comes from the ambition to procure a large sum of money to ameliorate the family’s social status in America; as a result, he is blind to see the house’s flaws. Consequently, this restricts his ability to understand...
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Tita De La Garza, the youngest daughter in a family living in Mexico was born inside the kitchen and in a very unique way. Tita fell in love with the kitchen since Nacha, their family cook, practically raised her inside the walls of the kitchen. She grew up serving delicious foods for the family and for feasts that their family prepare. In one of the feast she met a guy named Pedro Muzquiz with one look they fell deeply in love with each other. Pedro comes to the family's ranch to ask for Tita's hand in marriage. Because Tita is the youngest daughter she is forbidden by a family tradition upheld by her tyrannical mother, Mama Elena, to marry. Pedro marries Tita's older sister,...
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A Man with Two Lives
by Ambrose Bierce
Here is the queer story of David William Duck, related by himself. Duck is an old man living in Aurora, Illinois, where he is universally respected. He is commonly known, however, as "Dead Duck."
"In the autumn of 1866 I was a private soldier of the Eighteenth Infantry. My company was one of those stationed at Fort Phil Kearney, commanded by Colonel Carrington. The country is more or less familiar with the history of that garrison, particularly with the slaughter by the Sioux of a detachment of eighty-one men and officers--not one escaping--through disobedience of orders by its commander, the brave but reckless Captain Fetterman. When that...
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F Scott Fitzgerald’s Classic American novel, The Great Gatsby, depicted the 1920’s American Dream and a strong side of hope that could drive your life in a positive direction, but can lead to a life of emptiness. The “Roaring Twenties” was a period filled with lavishness and carelessness. The stock market and economy was flourishing and being a part of this experience was every man’s dream. The true love Jay Gatsby had experienced in his young life as a soldier with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan- daughter of great American wealth, led him to follow the American Dream in hopes of making Daisy the happiest girl in the world by showering her with his wealth. But, Fitzgerald claims that even with...