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sergeant_and_sergeant - English 411/Lindsay The sergeant...

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English 411/Lindsay The sergeant and Sargent: comparing and contrasting Background: we’ve just read two stories with “sergeants” as main characters. While the two men share some obvious similarities, they also are very different men who are find themselves in very different circumstances. It is interesting, however, to consider why Kurt Vonnegut chose to give the rank of a sergeant to the African-American solider, and why Langston Hughes chose to name his main character Sargeant. Before working on the following activity, read the following about the rank of sergeant: a “sergeant” in the U.S. army or marines is a noncommissioned officer. Instead of entering the armed service as an officer, the sergeant works his way up through the ranks from a private. The sergeant’s job is to enforce the rules made by the commanding officers. As such, he has power, but only the power to enforce the rules made by others. ACTIVITY:
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