December 8th, 1941, one day after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor, the United States officially declared war on its foes in Eastern Asia, the Japanese. After strategically taking out many American battleships, including the USS Arizona, (the last of "super-dreadnoughts" from Pennsylvania), Japan had set off a series of chain reactions, unfortunately ending with the sanctioned bombing of their homeland (Document A). The struggle for victory lasted four years before the devastating, yet just action, occurred. America took countless strides to suppress Japan and stop their malevolent attacks on US soil, including the Ellwood Oil Field in 1942 and the Bombing of Fort Stevens and the Lookout Air Raids in 1942. To stop the Japanese from causing
From its onset with its first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon today. But over the years, various parent groups, scholars and film critics have accused Disney for creating shallow, stereotypical princesses whose ultimate aim was to find her 'prince charming ' and live happily ever after. In her article, “What’s Wrong With Cinderella?” in the New York Times, Peggy Orenstein expresses her concern over the effect of princess figures like Cinderella on young girls ' perceptions of themselves and how they should behave (“What’s Wrong With Cinderella?”). However, the later Disney films have gradually attempted to break away from this stereotype resulting in stronger female characters like Ariel, Mulan, and Elsa among others. Keeping this transition in mind, this paper uses semiotic analysis of four popular Disney films, namely, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Mulan (1998) to depict the influence of societies ' changing perceptions of women on the portrayal of Disney princesses.
will stop trading with their enemy. Great Britain agreed to the deal, but then Madison cut off all trade with them due to their secret plans to continue seizing American ships after the deal. Later, Harrison led a militia force to defeat Indians due to their conflicts with them when settlers moved onto the Ohio and Mississippi valleys and pushed Indians off their lands. Later, Americans found out that the Indians were armed with British guns. In order to make northwestern frontier safe for settlers, the U.S. needed to drive the British out of Canada so Canada could be added to the U.S. Congress declared war on Great Britain because of the losses at sea, national pride, and a desire to make the frontier safe for settlement.
Both the impressment of American Sailors and blocking trade with France was spilling over policies England had adopted during the prosecution of the war with France. And finally England blatant support of Native American groups that preyed on American settlers along the frontier had to be stopped. Although technically no one won the war. All four of Americans goals were
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the triumphant return of Star Wars to cinemas. The last live action Star Wars film, The Revenge of the Sith, came out nearly eleven years ago. Since then the Star Wars franchise has created three animated series and three animated movies. The plot of The Force Awakens begins with a droid named BB-8 who has a map to Luke Skywalker. Both the First Order, the bad guys, and the Resistance, the good guys, are looking for it.
Delve Into the World of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Through the Gender Lens “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Star Wars fans worldwide recognize the opening crawl as it appears on the big screen for the first time in ten years. The film gives a warm welcome to familiar faces and greets a new group of up-and-coming actors and actresses, as well as a new conflict. The Dark Side is back in the form of The First Order, and Kylo Ren, son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, has plans of being greater and more evil than his grandfather, Darth Vader. Against him are The Resistance, led by his mother, General Leia, and newcomers Rey, an independent young woman with nothing to lose; Finn, a former Stormtrooper who rebelled against The First Order; and Poe Dameron, a fighter pilot who Leia is very fond of. To the average viewer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an action packed adventure movie, and another great addition to the Star Wars saga… but, when analysed through the Gender Lens, the film becomes a trial of endurance for a young heroine and her friends, who encounter an
Actresses, directors, screenwriters etc. have dealt with prejudice and discrimination for years. Now, more and more are speaking up about the issue, trying to make a change. Female director Lexi Alexander said to the guardian that 99% of women working in the film and television industry have experienced sexism. (Day, Hoggard, Bromwich 2015, prgrh.
Offred gives no clue, since, like Ofglen" and accused of harboring, this could have been " Offred herself, as her flight would have placed existence of the tapes, must have helped " Offred to escape. The way in which he was able as he well knew, as a member of the Eyes, Offred herself was certain to be interrogated. Fig.1 Fig. 1 presents that the novel’s protagonist is given another name when she cannot escape and the police arrest her. The Gilead’s regime makes sure to deprive women from their names which represent their identity.
Although she was not the very first strong female character in cinematic universe as there were Ellen Ripley and Lara Croft before her, she is one of the toughest protagonists in contemporary American Cinema. The story about Alice is loosely based on a video game and was successfully brought to a silver screen in 2002. Alice 's struggle with the evil Umbrella Corporation and the walking dead creatures lasted for fourteen years till 2016 when the sixth and the final movie of the whole franchise was released. Alice was evolving through the whole series and with every next movie she was becoming more fearless and powerful. Before she became the greatest enemy of Umbrella, she had been working in a rather male profession as she had been Umbrella 's security officer.
Not only Samurai is popular in Japan, it also brings attention from the Western country towards its tradition. Since Seven Samurai (Shicinin no Samurai, 1954), directed by Akira Kurosawa known as the most reputed samurai film directors, became well known to the world, films associated with samurai then continue to appear throughout the visual world until the mid 1970s when it started to fade away. Thereafter, in the 21st century, samurai films slowly reappear in cinemas whereas the character role is different from the previous tradition. It has then interest me to look into samurai film in a present day and to discover differences between samurai films mid 20th century and samurai films nowadays. I came across various film directors who present samurai in their film content and among them Yoji Yamada is a Japanese film director who is internationally well known for his samurai film.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day fight in which an estimate of 51,000 soldiers were killed in total, but besides all of the casualties, what else makes this battle special? The Battle of Gettysburg was a huge factor in the abolishment of slavery. It is one of the most important battles because it created new war strategies and was the turning point in the Civil War, which led to the Gettysburg Address. The Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was very confident because of his army utmost victory. Lee was so fearless he determined to invade the North reiteratively.
Grant was known for being a tremendous strategist on the battlefield. When Grant attacked the town of Vicksburg in 1863 he held a six week siege around the town of Vicksburg (americaslibrary.gov). Grant set up gun boats around the town of Vicksburg and would often blow the city with cannon fire (creating America textbook). Sometimes the Union and Confederate lines were so close that they were within shouting distance of each other (americaslibrary.gov). Another strategy that Grant had, he would do at the battle of Vicksburg he would cut off the supply lines to city so that they would starve (creating America textbook).
In the middle of his career, Williams took 3 years off to serve for the US Navy. After 4 decent seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Williams was enlisted as a III-A. That meant that he could still be sent off to war, but he could still continue on with his life. Then December 17, 1941 came, on this day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor sending the whole world into shock. Williams’ first response was that he needed to fight.
When he invited President Lincoln to the Governors and Union with 75000 soldiers and asked to recruit the soldiers for 90 days only. When the Confederacy moved its capital to Richmond, Virginia, 100 miles from Washington, everyone expected a firm battle on the ground between the union and confederate cities. In the spring of 1861, 35000 Confederate troops led by General Pierre Beauregard moved north to protect Richmond from being attacked. Lincoln 's troops had nearly completed its requirement of 90 days and field commander, General Irvin Mcdowell, didn 't want to fight. Pressure to act, on 18 of July McDowell marched his army of 37000 troops in Virginia.
Eventually, marines figured out that out about the bunkers and took out every enemy that was in them till it was over. The battle of Iwo Jima lasted for one month. About 600 marines died and 21,000 Japanese soldiers died. The US military got Iwo Jima after winning the war and used it as fighter