Benjamin O.Davis, Jr. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., who would become the first African-American general in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Washington, D.C., on December 18, 1912. His parents were Elnora and Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr., the first African-American general of the U.S. Army. He lived on a number of military bases while a child and attended high school in Cleveland, Western Reserve University, and later the University of Chicago. In July 1932, he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., although the Academy actively discouraged blacks from applying. While at West Point, Davis, because he was black, endured four years of shunning.
The father, authority figure only speaks once in the poem; “End what you have begun” This changes the child’s understanding of the responsibilities associated with power and the consequences of the misuse of this power and it is also realised that once your innocence is lost there’s no turning back. The second part of the poem “Nightfall” continues the story of the child forty years from ’Barn Owl– and is written in the form of an ode. The poem represents death closing in on the father, and the limitations of time on
No Country for Old Men is a story about how greedy man can be and what they will do for money; along with this the book raises questions about fate. The plot follows the interweaving paths of the three central characters Llewelyn Moss, Anton Chigurh, and Ed Tom Bell set in motion by events related to a drug deal gone badly near the Mexican-American border in southwest Texas, in Terrell County. A movie was created in 2007 of the book; the Coen brothers did a very faithful retelling of the story. I will be explaining the major similarities and differences between the book and movie. In the book, there were a few additional scenes not in the movie.
Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, Todd County, Kentucky, on April 24, 1905. He was the oldest of three children; others being Mary, the middle child, and Thomas, the youngest. His parents were Robert Franklin Warren, a proprietor and banker, and Anna Ruth Penn Warren, a schoolteacher. In the fall of 1911 he entered the Guthrie School from which he graduated at age 15. He did not then enter college as his mother felt he was too young and went instead, in September, 1920, to Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, graduating after the full school year.
Early life and education Ivins was born in Monterey, California, and raised in Houston, Texas. Her father Jim Ivins, known as "General Jim" because of his rigid authoritarianism (or sometimes "Admiral Jim" for his love of sailing), was an oil and gas executive, and the family lived in Houston's affluent River Oaks neighborhood.  Ivins graduated from St. John's School in 1962. In high school, she was active in extracurricular activities, including the yearbook staff. She had her first pieces of journalism published in The Review, the official student newspaper of St. John's School, though she never wrote any of the political columns that would become her specialty later in life.
I think the author’s purpose is to tell us about the war, the “true” war story. He mentions a lot of ways to tell a true war story in the book. Through the stories of the soldiers, through the nasty war, no one can tell the true story about the war because in many cases a true war story cannot be believed or sometimes it’s beyond telling. For instance, in the book, there is a man named Norman Bowker, he almost won the Silver Star by saving his fellow in the Song Tra Bong, a muddy waste river, but because of the strong nasty smell, he gave up. When he came back to home, he wanted to tell people about this, but then he gave up telling because they would not
The poem glorifies war and courage, even in cases of complete inefficiency and waste . T The poem does not speak of individual troops but rather of ―the six hundred‖ and then ―all that was left of them.‖ Even Lord Raglan, who played such an important role in the battle, is only vaguely referred to in the line ―someone had blundered.‖ Interestingly, Tennyson omitted this critical and somewhat subversive line in the 1855 version of this poem, but the writer John Ruskin later convinced him to restore it for the sake of the poem‘s artistry. Although it underwent several revisions following 26 its initial publication in 1854, the poem as it stands today is a moving tribute to courage and heroism in the face of devastating defeat. THEMES SUCH AS: Courage, Heroism, bravery, stupidity, subservience (following orders), what makes a man a MAN, justifiable losses in war, are considered by Tennyson. L The Language of the poems is vivid and exciting referencing in detail the clear danger that the soldiers voluntarily charge through repetition and spatial reference, “Canon to the left of them” etc.
Ryan Tatrai Paper #2 November 6th, 2013 Professor Veronica Wilson The United States in the 1960s “We Will Overcome” -LBJ Lyndon Baines Johnson lived from August 27, 1908 to January 22, 1973, he was a Democrat from Texas and he served in federal offices from 1937 to 1969. His positions in office were the 36th President of the United States, in office from 1963 until 1969; were he shocked the nation saying “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president” (I got this from the movie we watched in class). Prior to being President, Johnson was the 37th Vice President under John F. Kennedy, before that he was a Senator, and a Representative. Johnson’s presidency was not the smoothest one
His voice was broken and hackneyed. He discussed his chapters of his life of solitude and told me how he lived separated and gaped from the rest of society similar to myself on this vessel. His eyes sparkled in the middle of the night as he took his life at ten till twelve in the night. Hear him not; call on the names of Justine, William, Elizabeth, Clerval, his father and of Victor in your prayers. His last words I recall were, ‘thrust your sword into his heart If you ever get a chance..
“You’re probably right,” she breathed in, “why are you doing this John?” “What do you want Rita.” "I'm not going to live like this anymore, if you're going to stay out all night with no consideration for us - then pack your shit and go." And just like that, he was gone. We all went our separate ways down destructive paths. From this moment forward lessons that will last a lifetime were learned the hard way. This falling a part of my family taught me to look beyond what people want you to see, only give trust