|Plot Summary of Parris Island: A Woman's Memoir of Marine Corps Boot Camp|
|"Parris Island. The mere mention of this Marine Corps training ground strikes fear and awe in the many men and women who dared to venture there in the hope of becoming Marines. For those who survive, Parris Island tears them down as people and rebuilds them up as group over a thirteen-week training regiment considered by many to be the most difficult military training in the world.
It is extremely difficult for men to make it through and it is no easier for the women. Under the relentless eyes of four women drill instructors, women recruits are challenged by a dizzying array of obstacles tearing down every inhibition and self-doubt. Every dread is exploited and every fear is confronted. For these women who survive the thirteen weeks, they become minorities in a minority, an elite group of women encompassing 5% of the population of "a few good men." "
Lisa Cordeiro, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Parris Island: A Woman's Memoir of Marine Corps Boot Camp|
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- soldier, infantry
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
Small town people:
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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