A war can take away the goodness in someone. When Mary Anne is first introduced to the story, she is an “innocent blonde, just barley out of high school”(90). She fears of getting her hands dirty and portrays a very girly attitude. She is wearing a “pink sweater”, which is a very preppy look according to our society’s stereotype. She absolutely had no idea what was really going on when she first arrived to Vietnam.
She is displayed as the traditional white women of Maycomb with prejudiced views. ‘Mrs Dubose would catch him and make him spell it out.’ This shows her controlling and dominant presence, and the authority she holds over the children, driven by the force of fear. We see her attitude towards the children as very fierce which contrasts to the previous character of Miss Maudie who is seen as a mother like figure to Jem and Scout. The description of her ‘black pin point eyes and the cuticles which were grown up over her fingernails,’ is a sharp contrast to the stereotypical, transient and superficial appearance of woman at this time, who are often seen in relation to sweet and ‘heavenly’ in their appearances. Lees use of a one sentence paragraph, ‘I looked towards her,’ marks a change in attitude towards the character of Mrs Dubose, and we begin to see the
To what extent can Eisenhower be blamed for US involvement in Vietnam? In this essay I will explain reasons that Eisenhower both could and couldn’t be blamed For America’s involvement. For example, Eisenhower could be blamed because he gave the French billions of dollars in aid. But Eisenhower also couldn’t be blamed because his advisors weren’t didn’t assess whether or not Vietnam was important to winning the Cold War, just on how to win the war in Vietnam. These are two of the several arguments I will cover.
The woman wore giant sunglasses and a little Mona Lisa smile that I guess is supposed to communicate her disdain for her uterus and her utter satisfaction with her size-4, cellulite-free, vacation-filled life. Cover Photo Lady has lots of company: the American birth rate has literally never been lower in our recorded history. That includes the Great Depression, when people were too busy being Greatly Depressed to have babies. TIME tells us that the birth rate declined 9% between 2007 and 2011, which apparently is like whoa.
Explain how far the views in source B differ from those in source A in relation to Kennedy’s concern for South Vietnam’s independence. (12 marks) Source B is mainly suggesting that Kennedy was planning to withdraw the USA from Vietnam as he states that Communism would be the overall victor as it was seen to be very successful and persuasive to many of the Vietnamese people which was seen by the growing support for the Communist troops by the South Vietnamese, especially with the NLF with their anti-Saigon propaganda. Source A is however different to this as it shows that Kennedy is determined to defend South Vietnam from the Communist force and also to maintain their independence. This is backed up by the military adviser and economic aid that Kennedy gave to the Saigon government which was increased greatly during the beginning of his presidency. However, the fact that in source B, when he says that the death of American soldiers is unacceptable, also fits with the economic and military adviser aid as he was not willing to use military force to uphold their independence even though in source A, he is very devout to protect their independence at all costs, which may have included military force.
The Korean war is often referred to as the ‘forgotten war’ and due to certain tactics by nations involved, particularly America, the fact that it was a war at all is often brushed under the carpet, with USA referring to their involvement as ‘police action’. War was never officially declared. However, all the loss and damage from this bloody and brutal conflict certainly wasn’t a time of peace. However, the winner of the war is ambiguous and in this essay I plan to evaluate It is fairly accurate to state that the Korean War had no winners. At the end of the conflict, all of the involved countries were technically able to claim some kind of success or benefit.
When Eve ate the forbidden fruit, from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, she changed the course of history, especially for that of females. The onset of the feminism revolt may very well have started with one bite of that infamous apple. Since Eve’s fatal transgression, freedom in a patriarchal environment for women has evolved at a snail’s pace. Life for women in the 1800s was that of many obligations and few choices. Females were controlled by the males in their lives; first, by their fathers, brothers and male relatives and finally by their husbands.
The lists also describe the emotional baggage each soldier carried, such as First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross’s (the leader of the squad) love for a girl back home. O’Brien’s use of lists and the repetition gives the reader a good impression of the lifestyle of the soldiers in Vietnam without outwardly and directly saying so, subsequently giving him a stronger argument by allowing the reader to attain the understanding of the situation on their own. The lists O’Brien uses in the story give clarity to the setting of the emotional and physical setting the story takes place in. When one thinks of a list, the natural conclusion is a dull and repetitive page of words, possibly bulleted or in some other such order, but never really all that interesting to read. O’Brien uses this to his advantage to give the reader a true sense of what the experience in Vietnam was for the common soldier, while at the same time not describing it outright, which is something he says later in the story cannot be done in simple words.
Through sharing his personal experiences in Vietnam, Heinemann states that he does not believe the country has learned anything from the war. Although many hoped that the war could be remembered as a nostalgic and positive experience, unfortunately it is not remembered in that way. In my opinion, I believe that wars should be remembered and learned from. Most of the time, wars will be viewed in a negative light inevitably however that does not mean that our country should not still learn from past mistakes and move forward. Another main idea Heinemann points out is the idea that Vietnam felt everything had to go their way.
Just this alone was a just cause for the United States to get involved in the Vietnam War. Many feel that this wasn’t a good enough reason for the United States to get involved and was immoral unjust war, or that communism is not that bad. According to Aquinas four things for the just war rules which are: legit ruler, just cause, right intention, and self-defense legit. All four of these in my opinion were met in the Vietnam War. US has a legit ruler, president of the United States.