The Neverending Story is a famous classic novel about a boy’s adventure in a book, written by Michael Ende. The author Ende was born in 1929 in Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany to Luise and Edgar Ende. His father was an artist, and when his work did not take off, the whole family moved to Munich in 1939, hoping his work would prosper. However, soon, World War II started, and although Ende was able to avoid going in the Hitler Youth by enrolling at a nearby SA riding school, he could not evade the bombings of the war. He experienced an air raid in Munich as well as the Hamburg bombing in 1943, which traumatized him, and affected his later on views of the world greatly.
Both authors went to the Brooklyn Boys High School. Lee went to New York University for college, while Dannay did not study at a college or university. Initially, Lee worked for multiple motion picture companies before starting his writing career. Dannay, however, had multiple occupations including advertising, a copywriter, an art director, and worked for various advertising agencies as an account executive. After their original careers, Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee started successful careers in literature.
Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of England on May 10, 1940 the same day that the Nazis began invading Belgium, Holland and the Netherlands. Just three days after being elected into office he delivered one of his most famous speeches “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” to the House of Commons. This speech was a basically a war strategy proposal. Winston’s early childhood was what we would call an odd one. He was not a very studious kid and eventually was sent to a military school in hopes to shape him up.
“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.” Andy Warhol is a famous artist that does pop art. Andy wasn’t like any other artist, he was different from all of them. He was born on August 6th, 1928 and died on February 22nd, 1987.
PTSD has been associated with long-term exposure to warfare or other threats to a person’s life , to which Billy have had encounters with throughout the duration of the war. Evidence of Billy's PTSD include the fact that he ascribed the faces of the guards in Dresden, in reaction to the bombing, as “a silent film of a barbershop quartet” (pg. 178), likely due to the indescribable nature of the violence. Subsequently in Billy’s life, as he travels with his father-in-law to Montreal via a chartered plane, the singing of a barbershop quartet named ‘The Febs’ triggers a series of memories of the war for Billy, including the hanging of a “Pole” (in reference to a Polish person) “in public, three days after (he) got to Dresden” (pg.
Goring joined the German army in 1912, Goring was introduced to Adolf Hitler, Goring was making a living as a pilot for the Fokker Company based in Holland has 22 kills he did him self ,he served, he also served the same unit the red baron. Even though he is best friend with Adolf Hitler he didn 't always agree with his foreign polices. (http://www.biography.com/people/hermann-g%C3%B6ring-372810) Goring ended WWI has a war hero for the German army. Hitler appointed him to command the S.A Brownshirt.
His ninth grade also known as Richard’s last year in high school, however, it was “light”, leaving his grades high. He was selected as valedictorian. Even when Richard was threatened on no graduating, he still was determined to present his own valedictorian speech. At seventeen years old, Richard moved to Memphis he was In need of a job and home. Richard found himself on Beale Street, the street that he had been told was filled with danger; Once he saw this big frame house he believed it was a whorehouse.
Mein Kampf is the book that almost every Nazi or Nazi supporter possessed during the reign of Hitler. It was almost like a sign to people that you were German or a Nazi supporter if you were reading it. Max,
As he grew up he bounced from job to job trying to make a living and larter became a hobo. When the Spanish American war broke out, he went to enlist, and was stationed in Puerto Rico. After the war he returned home and attended Lombard College while also helping himself as a call fireman. While he was in college his political views as a liberal took form and he also found his literary talents. Sandburg was a successful journalist, which reinforced him wanting to be a voice for the
The short story “Battle Royal” was written by Ralph Ellison, set during the 1950’s racism is very noticeable and you will be stunned by how the blacks are treated. Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma in 1914 and later attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama where he studied music. In 1936 he moved to New York City and planned to work at a job in order to pay off college. Little did he know he would get the chance to work from the New York Federal Writers Program. He gained himself a reputation as a writer off of one book, “Invisible Man” and became successful.
German scientists like Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr, and Ernest Rutherford were the first to aid in splitting the uranium atom that was necessary in creating the atomic bomb. These scientist were Jews, therefore during the Holocaust, they had to flee from Germany to America. The American scientists, many of whom came from fascist regimes in Europe, organized a project to exploit the new fission process for military purposes. This took place in 1939 when a conference between Enrico Fermi and the Navy Department was arranged. By the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein presented to Pres.
It’s rare that a work of religious satire actually promotes faith as a whole, but that is the case in Cat’s Cradle, where Kurt Vonnegut spends more time discussing- or at the very least admitting to- the good things about faith and spirituality than he does criticizing religion. This is not to say that Vonnegut’s work is a glowing endorsement of all Gods and Holy Men- Vonnegut’s criticism of organized religion is harsh and total. All the same, the text does promote a sense of spirituality and connectivity with the world that is never contested. In short, Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle bitterly criticizes the habits and beliefs of organized religion, but stops short of criticizing (and in many ways endorses) the wide variety of good things which can
World War II was the deadliest war of all time. Many soldiers who did not die had been captured by their enemies. After World War I, there was an addition to the Geneva Convention, a document created to protect prisoners during war. The document proved crucial and saved countless soldiers from almost certain death. Unfortunately, not all countries participating in the war had signed it.
Death within the Confines of Slaughter House Five Slaughter House Five represents a novel full of anti-war anecdotes. The novel also includes the effects of postmodernism, the way the world starts to question reality, time, and the social construct to which our society was built upon. Death is a reoccurring theme that this novel revolves around and maintains interest for all accounts of the novel. The readers follow the story written by Kurt Vonnegut and how he implements aspects of death throughout his novel such as blue and ivory feet, “So it goes”, Italicized war details, the bombing of Dresden, and how death effects Billy. Blue and ivory feet is a prominent motif in the novel, it represents death and lifeless dead bodies that increasingly
The historical, science fiction novel Slaughterhouse-Five written by Kurt Vonnegut follows a man named Billy Pilgrim, who has become “unstuck in time” spending one moment in a year and then blinking only to find himself in another (Vonnegut, 29). However, the book consistently centers on Billy’s life in World War Two, as he witnesses one of the most considerable massacres in the history of Europe: “the fire-bombing of Dresden”, which killed nearly 135,000 people (Vonnegut, 128). Even though the story appears to lack a beginning, middle, and end, it does not. Billy’s life itself does not follow a consistent timeline within the novel; however his life during World War Two does happen chronologically, even though it is broken up by different time