Plebe Summer(revised)

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William Vahey 116714 Rhetoric Literature Prof. Fleming 27 August 2007 Plebe Summer: Life, Death, and Imprisonment at the United States Naval Academy People say that you never really appreciate something until it’s gone and I agree. I realized that Prisoners have more freedom and privileges on a day to day basis in jail than I did during the entirety of Plebe Summer. I had no rights and I couldn’t make any decisions for myself. There was no such thing as leisure time or even a moment to spend alone. I was only allowed three five-minute phone calls, and was told when I could make them. I was a slave and my cadre was my master. If I didn’t please him by doing an impossible task, I was subject to “motivational” physical training and/or verbal beat downs. This wasn’t what I expected Plebe Summer to be like. In prison, inmates spend most of there lives behind bars and are stripped of their rights; however, they still are allowed to converse, look around, greet people only when they feel like it, and decide how much sleep they get. Over
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Sin during the Spring '08 term at Naval Academy.

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