The article “ Into the Dark Water “, by Lauren Tarshis has many quotes from 17 year-old Jack Thayer, a passenger and survivor of the Titanic. Tarshis used these quotes to intensify the article and make it more interesting for the reader. The story feels more real with these quotes. She also used quotes to give the reader the emotions that Jack had and make the reader feel as if they were there.
George Patton is one of the greatest leaders in the world wars, he faced situations such as the battle of Normandy in World War 2, yet he never surrendered. You may wonder who is George Patton and what did he do? George Patton was one of the best army generals the world has ever had, who helped stop World War 2 with his marvelous plans and victorious battles. According to himself –“It’s better to fight for something than live for nothing.” Considered one of the most successful combat generals in U.S history, George Patton was the first officer assigned to the Tank Corps.
Jamie Hobbs Ms. Birkhead 20th Century Literature A233 29 September 2015 Comparison/Contrast of The Harold Krebs and the Narrator In the early 20th century no one had any great understanding of a psychological illness and the outcome was the suffering of many ill patients. "Soldiers Home" takes place right after the war in 1919 and shows how the war can effect a man 's perception on life immensely. "
In Louis Sachar’s book Holes, the protagonist Stanley Yelnats is sent to a correctional camp after being wrongly convicted for stealing donated sneakers. Stanley is born under a curse and is bullied because he is overweight and poor, giving the audience a misguided first impression of him as an unsuspecting hero. But throughout the course of the book, it shows that the protagonist unexpectedly develops into a hero who saves one of his best friends from turning into “buzzard food,” and unknowingly breaks the family curse. During Stanley’s ordeal stay at Camp Green Lake, he not only changes mentally to display heroic traits like altruism, perseverance and bravery he has also changed physically to be a stronger, healthier individual.
Francisco to raise awareness about AIDS/HIV, he later died of the deadly disease himself. On his tombstone he quotes “When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.” This quote has a very powerful hidden message behind it and shows the depth of how many lives were torn apart all because of one little part of themselves. All of these men and women were not only courageous in the fact that they put their lives on the line so Americans could have theirs, but also they were willing to sacrifice everything they had worked for by being themselves and not hiding who they are. Perry Watkins was an African American man in the army who dressed up in drag and performed shows for his comrades.
Do you want to be petrified from all the horrendous carcasses lying around. If you do, well I have a luxurious, historic, venue for you! Soldier Island, true to its word is a nice-looking place, but don’t let that trick you, it is very dreary with the scent of rotten flesh. The site looks like a soldier’s head, but the best part is that the nursery rhyme that goes with it, about 10 soldiers who were brought to life on Soldier Island in the 1900’s. It is off the coast of Devon in England with trees, hills, but rocky ridges which surround the island.
POW’s Jobs During WWII From the book, Night, it didn’t tell us much what the Jews worked on the concentration camps. Elie only told us two jobs which were his jobs. One job he worked was in a factory separating items. His other job was carrying stones from place to place.
There are those who refused to believe, or believed only for brief moments. With our sincere gaze we survey these ruins, as if the the old monster lay crushed forever beneath the rubble. We pretend to take up hope again as the image recedes into the past, as if we were cured once and for all of the scourge of the camps.
The Salvation Army organization began in England, in1865, by William and Catherine Booth (The Salvation Army). Before the start of the Salvation Army William Booth walked the streets of London, England preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, hungry, homeless and less fortunate. (Walker, 2001) The formation of the Salvation Army began due to the church leaders having disagreements with Booth by not participating in the traditional methods of the conventional concepts of the church (Walker, 2001). The Salvation Army began with Booth and his wife holding series of evangelistic meetings and services in set up tents.
Toni Morrison is not your conventional best-selling author. There is more to her than just numerous awards, among which are the Nobel Peace Prize and the Medal of Freedom, and several literary works. Though known to be frugal with words, her works are thematically rich and full of content, and her latest novel of 2012, ‘Home,’ is no different. The novel, though written in the recent past, is set in the 1950s, following the Korean War, where the main protagonist, Frank Money, suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and tries to fit back into the society. After a long journey, both physically and psychologically, Frank Money finds his way back to his hometown, and strangely he finds the place better than the battlefield.