|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."
This synopsis report prepared by Lisa Cordeiro
|Chapter Analysis of Parris Island: A Woman's Memoir of Marine Corps Boot Camp|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
- soldier, infantry
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- infantry soldier
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
Small town people:
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
- fort/military installation
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
- like laughing
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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