2003 albums Essays

  • Nature Of War In The Iliad

    2126 Words  | 9 Pages

    Estrada, Ma. Luisa Teresita O. Sir Jojo Nicdao LIT101 The Iliad Final Paper An epic is a narrative poem that talks about heroic deeds and events that are important to the culture of the poet which in this case is Homer. These kinds of poems were ideal in the Ancient world because expressing stories orally was rampant. [1] The Iliad is an epic poem which was predated by the judgment of Paris. Paris was a Trojan which that fell in love with a woman named Helen who is the wife of the Spartan king

  • Giants In The Earth Character Analysis

    1235 Words  | 5 Pages

    Kyle Billingslea 10/16/14 Mr. Rainey Project Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag Section 1: Characters Per Hansa: The protagonist. One of many characteristics I say that Per Hansa displays in the book is ambition. I say he is a very ambitious person because in the book many times he has different goals that he seems to never lose sight of and if he does he would regain his focus right away for example one of the goals was to have a kingdom for his family and friends and if anyone

  • Liam O Flaherty's The Sniper

    1321 Words  | 6 Pages

    War is too destructive of a force for people or the societies of the world to handle. It makes people have to do things that would otherwise be considered inhuman, just so that they can survive. In the story “The Sniper,” a man is forced to kill an old woman because, she was telling his enemy where he was hiding. He had to murder his fellow countrymen because they had different beliefs than he did. They wanted to change their country so that it gave them more rights, so their country decided

  • Prisoners Of War By Louie Zamperini

    485 Words  | 2 Pages

    War makes people do the unspeakable; these horrid acts include dehumanizing enemies, torturing fellow citizens, isolating people, and much more. Most of the people who experienced this were POWs (Prisoners of War). What these POWs endured was invisibility which means in a literal sense that they were isolated or “cut off” from each other and/or society, and in a figurative sense they lost their dignity. A story of one of these POWs is of Louie Zamperini. Louie enlisted in the war on the Western Front

  • Summary Of Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner By Randall Jarrell

    644 Words  | 3 Pages

    Throughout the course of history, one of mankind’s biggest threats has been itself. Whether it was over land or the idea of superior morality, men have been fighting and killing each other for all of time. However, the effects of war impact not only the soldiers fighting, but the civilians who suffer as well. War leaves countries filled with destitution, but also emotionally scar the people that had to endure the perils firsthand. Perhaps those most affected by war are those who lost their lives

  • How Does Grace Nichols Use Metaphors In Praise Song For My Mother

    825 Words  | 4 Pages

    Pia Junger Mrs. Fairbrother English 18 January 2016 Praise Song for My Mother Have you ever thanked your Mother for always being there for you, helping you grow up and providing you with love in times when you needed it? In ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ written by Grace Nichols, the Author thanks her mother for caring for her and providing the child with love. With the poem Grace Nicholls wrote, she expresses her love and her gratitude towards her mother. A mother is very important for a child when

  • Stuck In Neutral Terry Trueman Analysis

    262 Words  | 2 Pages

    The story "Stuck in Neutral" by Terry Trueman is told from the main character Shawn's point of view. The audience is given more information on how Shawn deals with his life, cerebral palsy, and the things that happen in the world around him. Shawn can be himself in a seizure."All I know is that my seizures are a nice part of my life, a part I love"(36). He enjoys when he has seizures. "Has medicine to control his muscle contraction's and lessen his seizures, but still allows him to enjoy them."(32)

  • Character Analysis: My Brother Sam Is Dead

    801 Words  | 4 Pages

    War doesn’t have a good side, whether it’s the side you're fighting on or the side you’re against, they both consist of massacres. Although there are a lot of unfortunate events that happen during war, the overall result - freedom throughout the country - is what makes war worth the fight. All the lives lost in war, have not died in vain. But, what really happens when people are in a first-hand experience with war? In the story My Brother Sam is Dead, Tim is caught in the middle of being a patriot

  • Bottom In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    840 Words  | 4 Pages

    Rock “Bottom” As the sun rises over the city of Athens, the sound of footsteps echoes through the streets. It is marathon day, and athletes from all over have gathered to compete. Among them is Nick Bottom, a passionate runner who has trained tirelessly for this event. But when a sudden injury threatens to derail his dreams, Bottom must find new ways to participate in the race he loves. In William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, the characters are involved in a yearly marathon in Athens

  • How Did Gregory Hines Impact Society

    1321 Words  | 6 Pages

    Gregory Hines Taps To A New Rhythm Forty films, Broadway shows, Emmy awards, a Tony award, and countless other awards earned in just 57 years, a phenomenal artist's life, ended by liver cancer (Dunning par 1). Before we get there, let’s start at the beginning. Gregory Hines was a tap dancer and performer in the 50s through the 90s. As I am also a tap dancer, Gregory’s impact greatly affects me and dancers alike as his work revolutionized the world of tap by his use of rhythm. Life in America affected

  • Integrity In The Old Man And The Sea

    840 Words  | 4 Pages

    In the modern day, the most important trait looked for in the profession field is not a strong work ethic, leadership, or charisma, but rather a strong sense of integrity. In “The Old Man and the Sea”, Ernest Hemingway utilizes Santiago as a protagonist who maintains a strong sense of integrity and chooses to never boast despite being presented with many opportunities to do so. While boasting may temporarily satisfies various insecurities, it leaves no lasting impression on the crowd who hears it

  • Catch 22 Character Analysis

    1656 Words  | 7 Pages

    Yossarian is not a classic hero because, even though he performs heroic actions such as standing for the weak, having a bigger enemy, and overcoming a problem that tests his morals, ultimately he does not fit the stereotype of a hero, thus changing our perceptions of heroism. Catch-22 tells a story of an American bombardier who is at war. Yossarian isn’t the military man that goes to war and returns a war hero. Instead, he wants to get out of it because he hates the idea of war and people trying

  • Abby Lee Dance: A Short Story

    2314 Words  | 10 Pages

    Movie’s of Meanwhile’s “CHLOE! POINT YOUR TOES!” Abby Lee screamed at me. I was on the verge of tears. “CHLOE IF YOU MESS UP ONE MORE TIME, THAT WILL BE THE LAST TIME YOU EVER DO ANYTHING!” Abby shouted. “Yes, Miss Abby,” I stuttered. I can’t believe this, I’ve worked so hard to get my spot on the team and I’m blowing it. All I could think about was that headline. CHLOE LUKASIAK GETTING KICKED OUT OF THE ALDC? I can’t let this happen, I’ve been apart of the Abby Lee Dance Company my whole life

  • Character Analysis: Inside Out And Back Again

    1221 Words  | 5 Pages

    Ha’s life has turned inside out and back again. Ha’s life has turned inside out because she had been forced out of her home in Saigon due to war. Her life has also turned back again because she is settling into Alabama and starting to be smart again. Along her journey she faces many challenges because of language and other people not being friendly and welcoming to her. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai is about a girl named Ha that is a refugee from the city of Saigon in Vietnam

  • Sola Gratia Case Study

    967 Words  | 4 Pages

    In thinking about the dynamics occurring at Sola Gratia, I would say that culture and change play many parts in the dynamics occurring at Sola Gratia. I would say culture plays a primary role and change plays a secondary part in the dynamics occurring at Sola Gratia. This is because the changes occurring at Sola Gratia are a result of a shift in the cultural dynamics. Furthermore, I believe it is rather difficult to differentiate culture and change in the dynamics at Sola Gratia because they are

  • Character Analysis Of Harold Krebs In Soldier's Home

    821 Words  | 4 Pages

    Throughout the story of Soldier’s Home, the main character, Harold Krebs, goes through a dynamic change. He starts out as a World War 1 veteran who recently returned home. He wants all the attention as he tells his war stories. He soon realizes that the people around him have lost interest in the stories from combat. He is determined to gain back the attention he thinks he deserves from making lies about the war. Krebs finds that not even his ludacris lies will get him the attention he desires. This

  • How My Family Changed My Life

    838 Words  | 4 Pages

    I grew up in a big, caring and optimistic family. Even though every day was a struggle for my parents and my siblings, I never usually faced a tough situation without them until the day I saw how deprived my parents have become from having so much stress about the money we did not have. Ever since that day I began to lack self-confidence and I actually thought of myself unworthy of doing anything and never thought of myself of anything higher than being ugly to the world. It was this lack of confidence

  • High School Soccer Case Study

    857 Words  | 4 Pages

    The inside of the bus was hot and dusty and had the bitter, stale smell only sweat has. This was only because, this was the bus that the West Sioux High School Varsity Boys Soccer Team was approaching the Iowa State Tournament with, or so thought Felipe every time he got on a bus. Felipe had always fantasized about going to State sense he was young, and watching his brother lose the game decided if they went to State or not twice. Felipe always had goals to start in high school soccer sense he was

  • Comparing Things They Carried By Tim O Brien And Lieutenant Jimmy Cross

    1032 Words  | 5 Pages

    War is hell. There is no question about that infamous statement for it is exactly what it says it is. People in the world today, see the glamified movies, video games, and tales of courageous heroes fighting off enemies in the name of their country. However, only those who served can truly grasp the complexity of pain and suffering soldiers of all kinds face in the wars that plague humanity. Now, for individuals seeking a glimpse of understanding these complexities, they would without a doubt have

  • Research Paper On Baby Bear

    919 Words  | 4 Pages

    Once upon a time there was a young girl named annie. Annie loved camping and seeing the beautiful tall trees. She would always see the animals and loved it. Annie had a little stuffed animal bear that she would always bring with her everytime she went camping. When she went she wanted to see a bear and give it a hug. Everytime she went she would always wait up at the fire while her dad was down fishing to see a bear. Annie did not understand that bears could hurt someone very easily. The little