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  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War is a book written by Robert Cormier. It is about a teenaged boy named Jerry and his life as an individual at an all boys catholic school called Trinity. Every year the school sells chocolates to raise money. Every student is meant to sell fifty boxes, and they all do, except for Jerry. Jerry was forced not to sell the chocolates for 10 days by the Vigils, a school gang. At first

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War By: Robert Comier Jerry Renault is not the best-liked kid in his school. He barely had any respect, even though he is the quarterback for his school's football team. In the beginning Jerry had lots of friends. But no one knew what is in store for Jerry. Jerry had no idea how his life is about to change. It is a tradition at Trinity to have a yearly chocolate sale. It is

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    Essay Length: 789 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War

    Emotional destruction, brutal sport fields and blurry vision are just some of the moments that sum up the first four paragraphs of acclaimed novel, The Chocolate War. This novel is a basic story, however usage of techniques such as metaphors, similes and verbs have changed my outlook on the book. I now see a complex, dramatic piece of literature. There are many themes and ideas displayed in these passages which challenge a variety of thought.

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    Essay Length: 728 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Chocolate War

    Chocolate War

    Jerry Renault, a freshman at Trinity High School, has a confrontation with the school gang, The Vigils. The Vigils, headed by Archie Costello, specialize in making assignments that other students have to complete. These assignments vary, depending on the person, and intend to inflict as much psychological injury as possible. Early in the book, Jerry's friend known as The Goober gets an assignment from The Vigils. He sneaks into one of the classrooms at night

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    Essay Length: 735 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War Jerry Renault is the protagonist of the story. Jerry decides that he will disturb the universe. He single handedly takes on the biggest bullies in his school universe, The Vigils and Brother Leon a crooked teacher. Jerry’s actions speak louder than words, and for a protagonist he is very quiet. Jerry surprises us because he does not always appear to be as strong as his actions suggest that he is. He is

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Artur
  • Chocolate War Written by Robert Cormier

    Chocolate War Written by Robert Cormier

    Book Review for Chocolate War Chocolate War written by Robert Cormier is a great book with a thrilling plot that will keep you on your toes as you read it. From fights to romance, to a bunch of guys called the Vigils and their brotherhood bromance this book is action packed with every turn of the page. We first encounter the main character, Jerry, in the middle of football practice at the all-boys Catholic Trinity

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    Essay Length: 1,176 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2011 By: jgehringer
  • New World Order of Politics & Religion: The War on Terror and The Neo-Christian Crusade

    New World Order of Politics & Religion: The War on Terror and The Neo-Christian Crusade

    New World Order of Politics & Religion: The war on terror and the Neo-Christian Crusade. On March 6, 1991 George Herbert Walker Bush, then President of the United States in a speech before the U.S. Congress, uttered the words "new world order". This revelation spoken by Bush created controversy and speculation. The occasion for the congressional address was to speak concerning the Persian Gulf War that expelled Saddam Hussein's Army from Kuwait. Bush said," Now,

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Elusiveness of War and the Tenuousness of Morality in Tim O'Brien's “the Things They Carried,” “how to Tell a True War Story,” and “style”

    The Elusiveness of War and the Tenuousness of Morality in Tim O'Brien's “the Things They Carried,” “how to Tell a True War Story,” and “style”

    The Elusiveness of War and the Tenuousness of Morality in Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” “How to Tell a True War Story,” and “Style” In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien demonstrates how exposure to the atrocities of nations at war leads to the soldiers having skewed perspectives on what is right and wrong, predominantly at times when the purpose of the war itself appears elusive. The ambiguity that consumes the stories

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Is There Such Thing as a Just War?

    Is There Such Thing as a Just War?

    Is there such thing as a just war? It is alleged that warfare tends to produce more warfare, and it has been showed so throughout history. That is not arguable, however what is, and what is one of the greatest stand points of “the just war theory” is that war should therefore only be promoted and actively engaged in, only on the rarest of occasions, exercising infinite caution. One of the greatest misconceptions about a

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Are the Two Most Important Things That People Need to Do in Order to Ensure a Sustainable Future?

    What Are the Two Most Important Things That People Need to Do in Order to Ensure a Sustainable Future?

    Full name: Duong My Trinh Group: QH2013.F1.E16 English 4C*/ Project 3 – Entry# 4 - Draft1 Outline: I. Renewable energy resources: Geo -> tropical +sea -> wind+solar Pollution II. Certificated forests Define Climate change Biology diversity Spare for future generation Topic: what are the two most important things that people need to do in order to ensure a sustainable future? As Vietnam is undergoing the transition from an agricultural to an industrial country, the strategy

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    Submitted: December 2, 2015 By: linhtalinhtinh
  • 3 Reasons That Led to the Civil War

    3 Reasons That Led to the Civil War

    Did you ever think about why the Civil War happened? I thought about it and came up with three of the best reasons I could think of to cause the Civil War. Here is what I think forced the north and south the come to war. First it was because of slavery, then the south seceded from the union when Lincoln was elected, and the south feared that the north would have majority in the

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    Submitted: November 30, 2008 By: Jon
  • Causes of World War II

    Causes of World War II

    Many historians have traced the causes of World War II to problems left unsolved by World War I (1914-1918). World War I and the treaties that ended it also created new political and economic problems. Forceful leaders in several countries took advantage of these problems to seize power. The desire of dictators in Germany, Italy, and Japan to conquer additional territory brought them into conflict with the democratic nations. After World War I ended, representatives

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    Essay Length: 1,963 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2008 By: Jessica
  • The Cold War

    The Cold War

    In the post World War II era, a war arose between the Soviet Union and the United States, but in reality there was never really any documented fighting between the two nations, thus spawning the catch phrase "Cold War." Even though both countries were ready to go to war at the blink of an eye and almost did, the powers-that-be never got the nerve to authorize a nuclear war that would have made World War

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    Submitted: December 5, 2008 By: Fonta
  • Reconstruction in the South, Civil War Aftermath

    Reconstruction in the South, Civil War Aftermath

    This essay will describe the events that occurred following the Civil War in a period known as Reconstruction. In the South, during this period of time many people suffered from the great amount of property damage done to such things as farms, factories, railroads and several other things that citizens depended on to keep their economy strong. Some of these economic hardships included destruction of the credit system and worthless Confederate money. Though statistics in

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    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Mikki
  • The United States Is to Blame for the Cold War

    The United States Is to Blame for the Cold War

    The US is to blame for the Cold War From when World War II ended in 1945 all the way up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Cold War dominated international affairs. It was a global struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Although the Cold War was sometimes fought on the battlefield, it involved everything from political rhetoric to sports. Overshadowing all was the threat of nuclear war.

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    Submitted: December 8, 2008 By: Fonta
  • How Nationalism in Balkans Contributed to First World War

    How Nationalism in Balkans Contributed to First World War

    How Nationalism In Balkans Contributed to First World War Nationalism in the Balkans helped contribute to the outbreak of WWI. Beginning in the late 19th century, the social unrest in the Balkan States became the focal point of many European powers. The Balkan peninsula was that of great importance due to its territorial and economic significance; however, the Balkan States consisted of many proud ethnic cultures who did not wish to be ruled by any

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    Submitted: December 8, 2008 By: Fonta
  • The Historical Background of Cold War

    The Historical Background of Cold War

    Chapter 1: The Historical Background of Cold War. 1.1 The Historical Context. The animosity of postwar Soviet-American relations drew on a deep reservoir of mutual distrust. Soviet suspicion of the United States went back to America's hostile reaction to the Bolshevik revolution itself. At the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson had sent more than ten thousand American soldiers as part of an expeditionary allied force to overthrow the ne¬¬¬¬w Soviet regime by

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    Essay Length: 9,966 Words / 40 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2008 By: Jon
  • World War Poets

    World War Poets

    Georg Trakl, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg are all World war 1 poets. They all three also took part in the war. They all three died during the war as well. Owen and Rosenberg were both English as well while Trakl is Austrian. They all wrote of people dead or dying but they all did that in different ways. Georg Trakl was an Austrian that served as a pharmacist on the eastern front. He did

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    Submitted: December 18, 2008 By: Jon
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    The South, which was known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. The South wanted to become an independent nation. There were many reasons why the South wanted to

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    Submitted: January 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • The War on Drugs: A Losing Battle?

    The War on Drugs: A Losing Battle?

    The War On Drugs: A Losing Battle? In 1968, when American soldiers came home from the Vietnam War addicted to heroin, President Richard Nixon initiated the War on Drugs. More than a decade later, President Ronald Reagan launches the South Florida Drug Task force, headed by then Vice-President George Bush, in response to the city of Miami's demand for help. In 1981, Miami was the financial and import central for cocaine and marijuana, and the

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Paper of Great Things

    The Paper of Great Things

    THE PAPER OF GREAT THINGS In the novel The God of Small Things by Arudhati Roy a relationship between a family is shown and the painful past comes through several memories and the presence of the caste system in India is used to juxtapose right vs. wrong. A very powerful closeness is observed between the two main characters and through their relationship one of the main themes of love through obscurity is showcased by the

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Civil Liberties and the Civil War

    Civil Liberties and the Civil War

    "On to Richmond" was the enthusiastic battle cry of the Union Soldiers as they went into battle. With the apparent disagreements between the Northern and Southern states, war was inevitable. The drastic differences in location, economy, and population played prevalent roles in the outcome of the war. The Civil War was surprisingly drawn out considering the North's overwhelming advantages, which eventually led them to victory. One of the most important advantages the North had was

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War

    The American Civil War, one of the bloodiest wars the United States has ever had to go through. The American Civil War started in 1861 and lasted until 1865. This conflict was a," separatist conflict between the United States Federal Government (Union) and eleven slave states that declared there secession and formed the Confederate States of America." We all know that the Union eventually came out on top in 1865 with the surrender of Robert

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Civil War - North and the South Economy

    Civil War - North and the South Economy

    Economics are the key to a country's development and prosperity only if the country is united in one ideology. This was not the case in the pre-Civil War period. The fragile balance created by expansion of the North and the South made the Civil War inevitable because the economies of each were based upon free labor and slave labor. The economy in the South was primarily agrarian and based upon the slave-labor system. (F) The

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    Essay Length: 607 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Cold War

    The Cold War

    The Cold War The Cold War had a major impact on United States history and the histories of many other nations worldwide. The war was made up of many different things to include the United States and the Soviet Unions' goals, major U.S. policies, major events that evolved in Asia, and the affects the war had on American life. This war helped shape history and many of the different societies that were involved. The Cold

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly

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