In Over Here, Kennedy touches on the elites pulling the strings behind the scenes spreading political influence and propaganda along the way. Overall, Kennedy crams into one book what could be crammed into a series of books. I enjoyed how he focused on the soldiers and how he spent a great deal of time setting the stage for those at home. He is able to advise on a very dark topic during a very dark time in this great
14). The initial reaction to this would be to say that gangs are awful and have no place in society and we should do away with them. This is probably true to an extent but what about the idea behind gangs. It gives youth a sense of purpose in a world that makes them feel like they don’t belong. Of course there could be more structure which would cause gangs to be less damaging to our culture but the original idea behind it is a good one.
Haha. Patton’s first paragraph was definitely true. We Americans hate losing, hate losers, any of that. His second, though seeming like it is going to be horrible from the beginning talking about death and all, is a caring one. He tells his soldiers not to fear death, which coming from Patton, was probably a comfort.
First of all fraternities are different and are founded on different ideals. With that being said, I believe this fraternity should not base the quality of their new members on how much they can drink. Ultimately Benjamin was the one who chose to put himself in that situation involving heavy drinking and could have removed himself from the situation whenever he wanted to. Fraternities are known for their drinking and partying, but most of it is unseen by the public eye and when tragedies like this occur, fraternities all over get a bad rap. A little social drinking is not a terrible thing, but drinking turns deadly when people treat it as a sport and try to “out drink” others.
“But the Duvitches were marked people.” (3) This prevented them to do what they wished peacefully because where ever they went they would be harassed by the town folk. And that harassment helps to prevent them from feeling free. Moving into a new country is tough, but moving to a place where the community doesn’t accept you is much harder. Even though you are technically free, you can never be free unless you are accepted by the community you move to. This is shown in the short story The Strangers That Came to Town by Ambrose Flack.
Although this is murder, a serious crime, Prudencia Cotes stated she would not have married Pablo if "he hadn't done what a man should do, 62." Even the priest thought that "perhaps before god, 49" the Vicario twins were innocent. Contrary to their final actions, Pablo and Pedro did not want to kill Santiago, but due to the fact that it was a matter of honor they felt forced too. Several measures were to taken to attempt to avert the outcome, some as blatant as when Pablo outright stated "we're going to kill Santiago Nasar, 52" while sharpening their knives. Many peers did nothing about it though, as they believed they should not interfere with a matter of honor.
The youth involved in gangs have been introduced to the racially discriminated environment because the hatred of other towns and the people that live there, not only because they are enemies but because of their craving of being superior, being better than another race. By being discriminated people feel sad, mad, or sometimes they might not care at all depending on their educational status. “Welcome back nigger” comments like these don’t bother uneducated gang members because the careless mind, focusing only on anything gang related which is what their life revolves. “In my younger years that wouldn’t have bothered me much. But with my new direction and expanded cautiousness, it struck me hard.” Education is the answer to a better understanding of things and a better
It is never a good idea to carry a fake ID or run from the cops because of the many dangers (Potentially Fatal) that stray along with these acts. Firstly I should have stayed right where I was when the cops pulled up the night of the incident. I should have stood in there best sight and stood still until I was approached, but I followed my poor judgment and ran. This act was dangerous for
Patricks method not only runs the risk of stirring up a violent situation, but by intervening on somebodys everyday routine you are negatively being viewed by society therefore no one wants to support your cause. The last thing you want when protesting a war is to cause a potentially violent situation because then you are moving in the opposite
Stalin, seizing this opportunity, convinced Trotsky that he would not be able to make it back in time for the funeral and the stress of trying would just worsen his condition. This allowed Stalin to be free of a major competitor during the funeral while also ruining Trotsky’s reputation by making it seem like he couldn’t be bothered to attend the funeral of Lenin. With Trotsky temporarily out of the picture Stalin set himself up as Lenin’s disciple, in the eyes of the people