The Fallen Essays

  • Fallen Angels Prayer

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    Imperfect America experiences constant reminders that, “Heaven has not and will not arrive on Earth” (The Loss of Innocence). This concept carries over to the tragedy that war has become. In Fallen Angels, Meyers uses a specific prayer to connect the audience to the great sorrow brought by, “warrior soldiers” (Myers 44). Through the words of Lieutenant Carroll and Monaco, the audience realizes that the soldiers mourn the loss of their peer; however they lament the loss of their childlike innocence

  • Light And Dark Imagery In John Milton's Paradise Lost

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    recognizes his separation from his former alliance with the divine essence (qtd in Martz 72.) In his brief period of grief, Satan finds himself struggling towards the light that radiates from Heaven, signaling the presence of innate light still within the fallen being. However, this light soon becomes squandered when Satan finds it, “better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven,” (1.263) In his decision, the prevalence of darkness within Hell increases and eventually seeps into the secular realms created

  • 'Envy In Samuel Johnson's Rambler'

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    Envy is an aspect of humanity that has been approached from many perspectives. In the “Rambler” by Samuel Johnson, the author took the stance that envy is a terrible and purposeless entity that serves only to degrade the quality of life. He analyzed the cause and effects of envy, how it relates to human error, and the consequences it is tied to. To emphasize the true impact of envy, he described the patterns in which he observed it as it manifested around him in his day-to-day life. In this passage

  • A Short Story: The Fallen Angel And The Fallen Angel

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    muttered, “Go back where you came from, fallen angel.” With furious eyes, the exorcist turned around and faced Calvin’s father, “You and your son will suffer worse pain than she did!” Calvin all swaddled in blankets, started to cry. The stars of the night glittered in the void of darkness. Calvin, now seventeen still dreamed of what happened so long ago. His father and himself were treated like outcasts. Calvin’s father had told him how he found his mother, a fallen angel, severely injured. His father

  • Commentary On Mary Shelley's Quote Response To Frankenstein '

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    Kristen Moody Pre AP English 10, Period 2 September 17, 2016 Crouch Frankenstein DJ’s Quote Response "Remember that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed."(68). In this passage the monster is talking about Adam, the loved creation of God. God created Adam for companionship and loved him like a son. It is hard to find Frankenstein and God alike, and to me is offensive to think of Frankenstein as a god. My God is good

  • Literary Devices In Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

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    In her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", Joyce Carol Oates utilizes a variety of literary devices to strengthen the story in its entirety. This short story is essentially about a 16-year-old girl named Connie and the conflict between her desire to be mature and her desire to remain an adolescent. Throughout the story, the audience sees this conflict through her words in addition to through her behavior. The audience is also introduced to Arnold Friend, a rather peculiar man

  • Vietnam Memorial Komunyakaa Analysis

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    involved and our society in general. Our nation honors the sacrifices of the fallen as well as the survivors of past conflicts through museums, monuments, and memorials. Given the origin of these commemorations, they can carry a far greater significant meaning than anyone could ever possibly understand. Through the use of imagery, Komunyakaa illustrates the notion that the Vietnam Memorial is a connection between the fallen and the living that are in its presence. Komunyakaa initiates the use of imagery

  • JFK: A Fallen Hero

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    Essay – JFK; Fallen hero 3 There are many examples of fallen heroes in history. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is a prime example. With the study of what made him a hero, his assassination and his legacy. We can conclude JFK is clearly a fallen hero. JFK has a great military background. One day his boat was sinking and he went inside of the boat to save the remaining surviving crew members and brought them to shore (Biography.com). He was

  • Fallen Angels Themes

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    Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers, is a book portraying a young man named Richard Perry, who is only 17, which takes place in 1967 in Vietnam. After graduating high school and rendering the army a better choice than college, Perry leaves his mother and brother, Kenny, behind in New York. Upon his arrival, Perry meets a boy named Peewee who is also eager to see some action. However, when they are thrust into the Vietnam war, Perry quickly losses his naïve perspective. Through loss, new found friendship

  • Individuality In A Doll's House

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    During the Victorian era, the controversial play was written to highlight a female seeking individuality in an immoral society which stirred up more controversy than any other works. In Ibsen’s writing, “A Doll’s House”, women’s lack to having their own purposes and goals was introduced. Throughout the play, Nora Helmer eventually comes into realization that she has to conclude playing the role of a doll and instead seek out her individuality as a heroine. These occurrences are portrayed through

  • The Good Side Of Satan In John Milton's Paradise Lost

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    The Good Side of Satan Since the ancient times up today, the perception of good and evil has always existed. As an example, in the Christian Bible, evil is represented by the figure of Satan who before transforming himself into a demon, he was one of the most confidant and influence angels in heaven. However, due to the fact of his ambitious to become more powerful than the same Creator, God sent him to earth. As a matter of fact, in the bible Satan is portrayed as the cost of temptation and the

  • Essay On The Masque Of The Red Death

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    In the Bible, Jesus said to disciples “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” However, nowadays, Christians starts to cloister themselves and wants to stay in their comfort zone, just like the “royalties” at the party in “The Masque of the Red Death”. The people in the story have a party inside an abbey and locked themselves in there while the disease that devours people runs like a hungry lion outside the abbey. In the end, the pestilence comes into the abbey also

  • Flashbacks In Fallen Angels

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    Those symptoms show posttraumatic stress disorder. The flashbacks, guilty feelings and nightmares are what happens a lot of times while there in war. Flashing back to the same place over and over would be the worst nights ever. In the book “ fallen angels “ Perry had flashbacks a lot and it made him paranoid and he would have to take a break and jump back into his group when he was ready and felt calm. In my research “ Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Study” It had said

  • Summary Of Fallen Angels

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    Myers made his bother that died in the Vietnam War the book Fallen Angels. Myers joined the Army at 17 years old. The protagonist of the book, Richie Perry, is also 17 when he joins the Army. He thinks that at 1st that he won’t see any battle because he injured his knee. However, he finds out that the paper works are processed in the Army slowly, & he finds himself in Vietnam. The book is made of conflict, courage, & confusion about the role of a soldier in the War. The story is told from Richie

  • Literary Analysis Of The Pit And The Pendulum

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    “The Pit and the Pendulum,” the story of life and death. The narrator is sentenced to death during the inquisition, waiting for his execution, he is trapped in a dark dungeon. The narrator believes he is going to die in this dungeon which is unusual because executions are usually public. In this dungeon is a small pit in the center and a pendulum swinging from the ceiling slowly descending to kill the narrator. The pendulum retracted into the ceiling and the narrator thought he was going to live

  • Old Man With Enormous Wings Symbolism

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    Often symbolized as holy figure which good example for “magical” being, but Marquez present the angel as fallen angel, in fact, Father Gonzaga announce that this winged man is imposter, “Then he notices that seen close up he was much too human” (Marquez 522). Also, Father Gonzaga shows characteristic of greediness by telling them to wait until the verdict,

  • The Drought Poem Analysis

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    Gary Soto, an American-Mexican Poet born in 1952, published an array of pieces that recount the realities of his upbringing. Growing up in San Joaquin Valley, ensured his involvement in the fields. Living in a drought prone region, droughts were inevitable, and the community remained vulnerable to hardships that came along with the drought. These hardships experienced were transformed into a visible theme found throughout this poem. Weather conditions can make people vulnerable to the effects experienced

  • Examples Of Irony In Fallen Angels

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    In the book Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers tells the story of soldiers who struggles with a problem involving what is right and wrong in war. Fallen Angels set in Vietnam during the Vietnam war, the story introduces the main character Perry, who faces obstacles, including death and killing. The author’s use of literary devices, specifically imagery, irony, and metaphors convey the theme warfare often forces soldiers to reconsider their traditional notions of right and wrong. The author employs imagery

  • Theme Of Courage In Fallen Angels

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    but it never stops them. Courage of the Fallen Angels For some people in war they they just follow and for some people they are the leaders but some are the ones that see their buddy fall right next to them and are to scared to run back and save him they just follow. But for the people that show courage the ones that doesn\\\'t let fear stop them they are the heroes the ones that take more risks to save a buddy from being killed. In the book Fallen Angels Peewee shows that kind of courage. The

  • Love In A Fallen City Analysis

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    Significance of Female Figures in Love in a Fallen City "In 1918, Lu Xun asserted that whenever the country seemed on the verge of collapse, Chinese men would thrust their women forward as sacrificial victims to obscure their own cowardice and helplessness in the face of the onslaught of aggressors and rebels" (Louie 15). Eileen Chang critiques the social status of females during the transitional period before the modern era in China throughout her novella Love in a Fallen City. Eileen Chang was influenced