Most songs represent the sun as its protagonist and the moon as antagonistic. In the song "The Moon" the composer ,Andy Beck, sets the moon as the protagonist. Using a different prospective for the moon, Beck uses the moon as a symbol of beauty. The moon becomes a sense of clarity and relaxation to the singer and its listener. Near the end of the song the moon begins to set, while the sun
Wernher Von Braun worked on the V2 and at NASA. However, he didn’t want to create missiles like the V2, and only at NASA was he able to research technology for human space exploration. In fact, he was jailed by the German government for a short time. The German officials suspected that he was working on technology
President Harry S. Truman declared to bring the Nazi scientist over after World War 2 because United States wanted to test the new interrogation and didn’t want the Soviets to have that kind of brain power.
A particular question that is seldom pondered over and yet is capable of carrying so many doubts within it: who are we? Who are we as a society who can do the things we do? Who are we who can suffer from them? Award winning poet and essayist Susan Griffin confronts these distinct questions in her work titled, “Our Secret”. Griffin believes that a basic understanding of the things that play a part in the growth of an individual is essential to understanding who we are. The way a child is raised dictates how that child is going to become later on in life. One of the distinct highlights of Griffin’s essay was her use of describing the progress of the V1 rockets in World War II. Griffin studies the aspects of human nature by using these missile developments as a metaphor to symbolize the raising of children and the factors that can influence a growing individual. One of the prime figures that Griffin uses pertaining to these growing individuals was Heinrich Himmler, leader of the Nazi secret police. Griffin uses Himmler as an example to demonstrate how big of a role a parental figure can play in the development of a person.
Wernher von Braun and/or in his department of expertise when he grew up, but his father had other plans for his future. He wanted Sonny to become a miner and if not a miner, a mining engineer. He made this plain as day the morning he took Sonny into the mine. The conversation on the way back to the surface was when Sonny finally expressed his opinion on the subject. “ ‘I want to go to work for Dr. von Braun, Dad.’ He [Sonny’s Dad] didn’t hide his disappointment” (Hickam 174). Once they had reached the surface, Sonny reflected on what had just gone down between him and his father. “Dad was not only made at me, I knew I’d hurt him too… I blamed myself for everything. I should have never agreed to go down in the mine. I knew what Dad was likely to be getting at, and I knew I wasn’t going to agree to it” (Hickam 174). In the end, Sonny pursued his dreams of working in the rocket
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther was an astounding book. Granted, it was a bit depressing, but it was a great book because I could relate so closely to the author. The trial of a loved one going through cancer is something I can relate to. Fortunately, my story turns out a little bit better than Johnny’s did.
Heinrich Himmler was born on October 7th, 1900 in Munich to a middle-class Bavarian family. His father was Joseph Gebhard Himmler, a secondary-school teacher and principal. His mother was Anna Maria Himmler (maiden name Heyder), a devout Catholic and extremely attentive mother. Heinrich had an older brother, Gebhard Ludwig Himmler, and a younger brother, Ernst Hermann Himmler. Heinrich was named after his godparent, Prince Heinrich of Wittelsbach of the royal family of Bavaria, who was tutored by Gebhard Himmler. Educated at secondary school in Landshut, Himmler served as an officer cadet in the 11th Bavarian Regiment at the end of WW1, although he saw no active service. After working briefly as a salesman for a fertilizer manufacturing firm, Heinrich Himmler joined the Nazi party and in the November of 1923 participated in the Beer-Hall Putsch as a standard bearer at the side of Ernst Rohm. All of these roles combined together were a major reason for Heinrich Himmler being chosen for the jobs he received later in his militaristic life. It is surprising, that Heinrich Himmler, the chief of the SS and the primary architect of the Holocaust, has not attracted the attentions of more biographers. For all that he had taken part in for the history of the Third Reich, he appears to lack the “infamous charisma” of Heydrich or Hitler, and because of this lack of “infamous charisma” he has been presented only rarely as a primary subject for a book about the holocaust and the
“A story of betrayal, a love story, a spy story, a story of a family torn apart, and a story of government overreaching (Linder).” A scientist of the Manhattan Project, a research project to produce nuclear weapons, Klaus Fuchs told the authorities that he “met with a Soviet agent named Raymond and provided notes on the working design for the atomic bomb (Linder).” The police later learned that the spy Raymond was actually a man by the name of Harry Gold. As a witness in the case, Harry Gold was called to the stands to testify. The police showed Gold a picture and he was able to identify that that was the man he met. “The man pictured was David Greenglass (Linder).” Greenglass told the authorities that his wife, Ruth, and his brother-in-law, Julius Rosenberg, were part of the Soviet spy ring. The government wanted to use Ethel and Julius as scapegoats and they wanted them to reveal the names of their associates. They never sold out their
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is, on the surface, about the ways in which a family copes with grief, and the ways in which a young boy, Oskar Schell, copes with the loss of his father in the aftermath of 9/11. However, at the root of the novel, the author is expressing a sentiment about the very human difficulty of expressing deep, internalized emotions. In the wake of great emotional pain, people are prone to retreat within themselves, internalize their emotions, and lose their ability to express and share their feelings with those around them. In short, they miscommunicate. Both Oskar Schell and Thomas Schell (two of the book’s main narrators) have experienced tremendous pain and loss, and they both follow this pattern of being hurt
Tadeusz Borowski short story “Ladies and Gentlemen to the Gas Chamber”, is a compelling story based on Tadeusz Borowski own experiences at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. This horrific account at Auschwitz is described though the eyes of a narrator and Henri, one of the forced residents of Auschwitz from Poland. Through the story we see that the narrator and Henri do whatever it takes in order to survive and live a decent life while they are forced to stay at Auschwitz.
Michael Story was born on April 27, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael Story was a graduate from University of Houston. Where he earned his bachelor and master degrees in Music Education. He was the assistant director of the UH’s marching band under the guidance of the director Dr. William Moffit. Mr.Story is a full time writer for Alfred Music Publishing. He also has more than 1,200 compositions and 1,200 arrangements for concert band, marching band, jazz ensemble and orchestra.
Although the book can be said to have a multitude of themes, these are encompassed within the central idea of Tenacity. Braun received strict parenting from his father, who pushed him to do his best without promising a reward and encouraged him to look past his window sill. He also gained perspective on the world through his grandparents, who survived the Holocaust, fleeing to America in hopes of a better life for them and their children.
Von Braun the leader of the scientists had discussed with the other chief designers about the possibility of surrendering to the Americans. Cadbury states that the German scientists decided that the best solution would be to go to the Americans because they had the capabilities of creating a functional space program (14). In order to achieve this they would have to be very careful not to get caught because if they were it would be considered treason and they would be executed by the government. A few months before the war ended the entire V2 experimental team and their research made the move from Peenemünde to Mittelwerk which was the production base for the V2 missile which was made with slave labor. At Mittelwerk the German scientists were “guarded” by the SS who had orders to shoot them rather than let them fall into enemy hands. The German scientists meanwhile made plans for their getaway by buying an abandoned mine in order to store the years of research that they had gained and also turned their guards away from their mission and had them become regular soldiers and surrender to the Americans alongside them. The U.S army and the Soviet intelligence agency NKVD had been tracking the rocketeers and had been trying to recruit them. On the second of May the German scientists finally encountered the Americans and they were all taken by the American Army into
Some of the difficulties that can be faced with singing this song mainly because this song is sung in a different language. As a non-native German speaker I found that the clarity in the song to be straight-forward, each word has a distinct sound over all making it easy to pick out the words that are being sung. As for the tempo of the song, because it is a lullaby, it is fairly slow and each syllable has its own note that is being sung on. Because the speed of the text depends on the melody of the song, some of the words can easily be slurred together if the singer is not paying attention so the placement of the words. I think that good expressive moments would be when the song is repeating itself. During the first round of singing the