Introduction Technology and war are closely related as it shapes the strategies adopted by nations and also influence the outcome of the war . Technological advancements are also driven by war due to the perceived needs to stay ahead and stay relevant in the new era so as to provide a technological edge against potential adversaries2. Although technology employed during war does provide an advantage against potential adversaries, however, it does not always result in a decisive advantage or victory in war. As demonstrated during the Vietnam War in the 1960s, the US who are armed with far superior technology advantages over the Viet Cong (VC) forces had failed to capitalise on it to win a decisive war. As a result, the US fought a long and costly
Also, the account of Lady Juliet d’Orsey provided a perspective that developed the reader’s overall understanding of Robert and the effects of the war away from the battlefield. Comparatively, Marian Turner’s transcripts (at the beginning and end of the novel) play a major role in uncovering the reader’s final judgement of Robert Ross. Altogether, the first, second, and third person narrative styles in the book entail that the truth of Findley’s main character is elusive and meant to be scrutinized. In using multiple voices to tell his story, the author is able to illustrate how war can eclipse, confuse, and complicate already difficult matters. This is clearly seen with the circumstances of Rowena’s death at the beginning of the novel.
Comparing and contrasting what we as humans know has led our societies to decide what is right and wrong, what is forward thinking, and what is holding us back. Many books are based upon the ideas established; they all just take different forms with the same central idea. In the dystopian novels, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the reader can see the parallels in character between Mustapha Mond and Jack, and they are also set in vastly different places. While both of these novels are considered dystopian, they are their own twisted story which makes the reader feel for each set of characters. Mustapha Mond and Jack are both keeping their societies together through oppressive and manipulative ways.
While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted. “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as
The Machine that Won the War and The Story of an Hour There are many similarities and differences in these two concise stories that were written in the 18 and 19 hundreds. From the foreshadowing to the suspense to the conflicts and themes, these stories will make you think in a different way and hopefully help you learn some important lessons for your life. Even though the stories The Machine that Won the War by Isaac Asmovi and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin share the same similarities in their figures of speech, they also have differences that need to be pointed out. Similarities share an important part in these two stories. It brings the foreshadowing, suspense, and then the irony together that keeps the stories interesting and fun to read.
Catton also appropriately utilizes a formal diction to address the immensely significant historical conflict. For example, he uses words and phrases such as poignant, chivalry, obeisance, and burgeoning to further reflect the serious issue at hand. Through his essay, Catton predominantly focuses on the immense polarities between Lee and Grant, but he also delineates that, in fact, they also had many similarities that allowed for a smoother transition from war to peacetime in the United States. He effectively achieves this comparison through his strategical organization and usage of descriptive sentences and rhetorical
used allusion, metaphors, and repetitions in his speech to try to convince Americans to open up their door of selfishness and welcome change. Dr. King used metaphor to let people better understand things that they don’t necessarily know. KIng also used allusions to show people his ideas compared to theirs, and to make people remember certain things that those people said that goes against what the audience is doing. Finally, Dr. King used repetitions to show people something that is really important, and to remind them about things in the past that should be remembered. In the end, Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream” speech used many rhetorical devices to try to convince people to change their ways, open the doors of selfishness, and invite change.
Both Olmsted and Coale use Hofstadter’s theory of paranoia in a way that is beneficial to extend and create a foundation for their own academic writing about conspiracy theory. However Fenster’s argument is effective as, by rejecting the dominant framework, he provides a contemporary way of thinking about the popular cultural discourse that focuses on conspiracy thinking and opens up what could be a more productive way to discuss, rather than disregard, conspiracy theory.
The nature versus nurture debate may be the debate of the century in the psychology world. Both sides hold very plausible theories and reasoning as to why they are right and because of that they are starting to accept the fact that both nature and nurture may play a key role in the development of personality. As the times change and technology becomes more advanced it becomes significantly easier to do long term studies with biological and emotional data being cross referenced. When applying the nature versus nurture debate to the story Frankenstein one can argue that the monsters lack of proper nurturing and upbringing caused him to act out negatively towards the humans he encountered throughout the story. The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dr.King also uses alliteration to bring focus to what he is saying. Dr.King tells: "It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat" (277-278).In other words, Dr.King uses alliteration to create and certain tone and rhythm for his speech. The use of alliteration brings out the important words and main ideas that Dr.King is
Historical commision reports have been extreemly useful for the fomration of future policy decisions. Looking at the similarities and differences in the circumstances that led to the formation of the Wickersham, Kerner, and Obama Commissions. Also, what were the similarities and differences in the reports ' recommendations. While the nuances of each report are different both in breath and scope the over arching theme of the three reports have very tangable and similar themes. Criminal activity and public outcry led to each of the commisions being formulated.
One way Boyle engages the reader is through the narrative, personal style in which he writes his book. Historical documents can sometimes be intricate and frankly borjing but in this telling, the reader is able to connect to history in a preosnal way to better understand the conflicts this nation experienced. When he was not following Ossian directly, he pulls back his narrative lens and usually gives a history of the country at large to emphasize why things were the way they were, like explaining defense lawyer Clarence Darrow impressive professional career. This unique structuring kept me engaged but also informed of social context which gave a deeper understanding of the account when he returned back to Ossian’s perspective. I believe this is the books greatest strength.
Many persuasive arguments must have reasons to back up the findings, as reasoning holds an argument together. The fact that Dr. Shah is explaining the reasons behind the C-sections helps the reader acknowledge that the author wants the reader to understand him better. After the reader has read the article, it is clear to see that it is a persuasive argument. They may notice this since the author uses persuasive techniques, such as evidence and reasoning, to convince readers that hospital birth is dangerous compared to other options. Those two techniques are not the only ones seen within the article, they are only the tip of the iceberg.