Essays Tagged: "Dresden"

Gerhard Richter's Abstract Painting

tion and balance to fuse visual and invisible reality into a unified whole.Born February 9, 1932 in Dresden, East Germany, Richter knew he wanted to become an artist since his mid-teens. In 1951, he w ... ny, Richter knew he wanted to become an artist since his mid-teens. In 1951, he was admitted to the Dresden Academy, where he developed his illusionistic painting skills by emulating Casper David Frie ...

(4 pages) 91 0 4.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

About Germany

use in 1989 the wall was taken down, from the result of lengthy negotiations. In the city of Dresden, it contains the magic of court festivals, art galleries,extravagant architecture, music, sc ... a famous boys' choir of theKreuzkirche, it's performed in the United States and Japan. In addition, Dresden canmake electronics and machine-building an industry because of the great importance oflearn ...

(1 pages) 135 2 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Kurt Vonnegut

and stayedthere for the remainder of the war. Vonnegut was capturedby the Germans and imprisoned in Dresden, Germany. Hewitnessed first-hand the bombing of Dresden by the Britishand Americans. He uses ...

(2 pages) 80 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A review of Kurt Vonnegut's life and it's connection with his book 'Slaughterhouse-Five".

War Two as a POW in Germany. During this period, he witnessed the massacre of 135,000 civilians in Dresden (a larger massacre than Hiroshima). From this point on, he was skeptical about science and i ... dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima. We killed everybody there. And I had just come home from... Dresden, which I'd seen burned to the ground. I have been a consistent pessimist ever since.(Verde 8 ...

(8 pages) 49 0 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Slaughter House Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

sade mixes degrees of autobiography, documentary, and fantasy in an attempt to produce a book about Dresden in the time period of World War II. The autobiographical aspect is apparent in the war scene ... angered that Billy comes to visit with her husband, Bernard, asking for his input about the war in Dresden. Her loathing of the war becomes blatantly obvious when she bursts out, "You were just babie ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discuss three ways invention of the airplane revolutionized the world and people's lives in general.

h German's aviation did with Stalingad, Russian's aviation with Berlin, Grade British aviation with Dresden, USA's aviation with Yugoslavia.--2--Before we try to answer on the question, "Is aviation g ...

(1 pages) 74 0 2.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Und sagte kein einziges Wort" - Heinrich Böll. Essaz title: Trotz persönlicher Probleme und einer schwierigen gesellschaftlischen Lage wird Fred durch Kätes Liebe gerettet.

Trümmerfeld verwandelt. Eine Infrastruktur war kaum mehr vorhanden. Am 13. Februar 1945 wurde Dresden zerbombt und 135.000 Menschen verloren ihr Leben. 2 Dresden und Bölls Heimstadt, Kö ...

(6 pages) 19 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

This essay is on the novel entitled Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

ers to the Schlachthof Fünf translated into slaughterhouse-five, a slaughterhouse stationed in Dresden, Germany. The alternative title, The Children's Crusade, refers to the Children's Crusade, w ... hom he dedicated the novel. After she discovered that Vonnegut was writing a story about the war in Dresden, she became uptight. Vonnegut noticed how tense Mary had become and vowed to her that if he ...

(16 pages) 78 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Historical essay on the bombing of Dresden.

ons of explosives in addition to 1,182 tons of incendiary bombs (Dear 311) which turned the city of Dresden, Germany into a virtual inferno. This attack included another strike by the US Air Force the ... ferno. This attack included another strike by the US Air Force the following morning. The attack on Dresden was never a legitimate act of war, and its result was the terrorist mass murder of over 135, ...

(3 pages) 19 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Kurt Vonnegut Critical Biography

y territory on December 22, 1944; this would prove to be a major event in his life. He was taken to Dresden, Germany, and put to work in a factory that made malt syrup for pregnant women. Although Dre ... t produced no war machinery and thus considered off-limits to Allied bombing, allied forces strafed Dresden on February 13, 1945, killing 135,000 unprotected civilians (Berggoetz). Vonnegut and other ...

(8 pages) 69 0 3.9 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Essay describes the insanity of war in "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

comic and tragic elements. The historical seriousness of the Battle of the Bulge and the bombing of Dresden are contrasted by many ironies and dark humor; the fantastical, science-fiction-type place o ... trand follows Billy through the Battle of the Bulge and his presence as a POW during the bombing of Dresden, Germany. Vonnegut contrasts these documented milestones with incredible amounts of dramatic ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slaughterhouse Five analysis of symbolism, imagery, figurative language, tone, and theme.

and raises two children in Ilium. Germany is another setting in the book, particularly the city of Dresden. During the war, Billy is sent to Dresden to do hard labor. During his stay, the city is bom ... he book, explaining that he is a veteran living in easy circumstances, who witnessed the bombing of Dresden, Germany as a prisoner of war and survived to tell the tale in the manner of the planet of T ...

(5 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Kurt Vonnegut

t had the biggest effect on Vonnegut's life was when he served in WWII and was a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany. He was held in a meat locker under a slaughterhouse in Dresden and on February 13 ... gut said, "I was present in the greatest massacre of European history, which was the destruction of Dresden by fire-bombing."(Allen,p. 3). Later the Germans employed him to dig out dead bodies in the ...

(9 pages) 64 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Free Will

uman characterization. Thousands of people did not die in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or Dresden just because of fate: or thousands of Jews did not die in concentration camps for fate. It w ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Thoughts After The Bombing Of Afganistan

bombardment, like in Britain in World War II. In the U.S., we are cannot imagine ourselves to be in Dresden, essentially levelled, or Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where a hundreds of thousands were obliter ... to imagine myself under attack because of what I forsee being engendered by U.S. attacks.Are we in Dresden, not New York? Are our museums, if not our people worth saving? The terrorists who attacked ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Sluaghterhouse-Five

aking love to Earth porno-star, Montana Wildhack. He ends up in the cellar of a slaughterhouse when Dresden is bombed to ashes during World War II; Billy, his fellow Americans, and four guards were th ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Doomsday 2012 - End of Days

ayan civilization, only four books were saved. The most important of them can be currently found in Dresden, Germany. In 1880, a German scholar named Ernst Förstemann found it and began decoding ...

(8 pages) 84 1 3.3 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Fact, Fiction, and Everything in Between: Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five

Fact: Dresden was a massacre, where 135,000 people were killed by 20,000 tons of TNT. Billy Pilgrim was a ... ker. He time traveled back to Weary with a new sense of indifference so he can gradually lead up to Dresden.This technique is very much a circular structure, a cycle that begins as soon as Billy becom ... decided to write the novel with a non-linear structure. Anyone can read the facts of the bombing at Dresden in that way, especially in textbooks. The phrase “so it goes” helps his writing cy ...

(3 pages) 1111 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Essay on Gerhard Richter

Gerhard RichterGerhard Richter was born in 1932 in Dresden, Germany, in poverty that resulted from defeat in World War 1. His family was involved in th ... ol to become an apprentice as an advertising and stage-set painter. Next he applied to study at the Dresden University of Visual Arts, but got rejected, however he was accepted into the Dresden Art Ac ... er Karl Otto Gotz. Richter also then taught for a year at a college in Hamburg, and for 22 years at Dresden Art Academy. Richter got remarried to a famous sculptor and moved to Cologne in 1983, where ...

(2 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

Antiwar theme in "Slaughterhouse-Five"

2. A very importantpart of Vonnegut's life was when he served in WWII, and was a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany. During that time he experienced the firebombing of Dresden, which affected him hug ... e bird word "Poo-tee-weet" (Vonnegut 215). This bird shows up at the very end after the massacre at Dresden. It seems to suggest that the war is illogical, like the bird's words. The irony of this wor ...

(5 pages) 34 1 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American