Ronald Reagan once said: “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” In Baroness Orczy’s novel The Scarlet Pimpernel, which took place during the French revolution, an elusive hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, was saving the lives of innocent nobles who would otherwise be killed, risking his life in doing so. Lady Marguerite Blakeney and her imbecile husband, Sir Percy, had not been maintaining a meaningful relationship. When forced to make a relatively quick choice, Marguerite chose the life of her brother Armand over that of the Scarlet pimpernel, only to have made the shocking discovery that this admired hero was her husband, and unbeknownst to him he being followed and was close to being trapped. In the book both external and internal conflicts exist. External conflict is illustrated through the conflict between Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite, which arose through a failure to communicate.
In the background of all of this, the Pope had offered suzerainty to Charlemagne, an offer too lucrative to be refused by the latter. Charlemagne traveled to Rome with the Pope, where he swore to his innocence. The plea was accepted by Roman and Frankish representatives, and Leo was reinstated as rightful pope. When Leo crowned Charlemagne, both gained from this new symbiosis. Charlemagne became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and Pope Leo III had set the precedent of choosing who would sit on the
However, for a woman in Homer’s society, who belongs to either her father and her husband, she is the head of the household for 20 years in the absence of Odysseus. She does not preserve peace in the household, but she takes actions to prevent the destruction of ranks of the household by delaying her marriage so that when Odysseus come back home, he can reclaim the kingship, or when Telemachus is old enough, he can take the throne which is rightfully his. In the position where women have no power, she uses her intellectual strength to control the suitors. Penelope promises the suitors that she will choose one of them to marry after she finishes weaving the shroud for Laertes because it is shameful if she does not do anything for her father-in-law. The suitors eagerly comply to her request without knowing what Penelope plans to do.
As a product of the Revolutions of 1848, European sentiment towards Nationalism grew extensively among the middle and lower classes. European ethnic groups and nations desired a self-determined state that represented their group and culture. As a result, both Germany and Italy would experience unification movements within several decades. By 1871, the Italian states would be unified under the Italian tricolour flag; and in the same year, the German states would become integrated into Germany under Wilhelm I of Prussia. Nationalism is both a political and social system in which the nation-state is of utmost importance -- in which nation-states act in their own self-interest and are of full sovereignty.
He was President Abraham Lincoln, who was considered to be one of the greatest presidents in all of American history. Abraham Lincoln is most famously known for the emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. This amendment was one of Lincoln 's greatest accomplishments In “Emancipation” written by Russell Freedman and “O Captain! My Captain!” written by Walt Whitman the Authors use Symbolism, Historic References and Characterization to portray Lincoln as a Great leader. In the story, “Emancipation”, the author describes Lincoln as a great leader throughout the story.
To consolidate his rule in absolutism, he built the Palace from a mere royal hunting lodge, to one of history’s greatest Palaces. The building of the Palace led to centralization of power in France, rapid spreading of French culture and etiquettes across Europe, and is a building of great importance even today. The Palace of Versailles is a
However when the witches test Sundiatia to see if he should be killed, he disarms them with his kindness, and they henceforth promise to watch over him. This part of the story was most likely added over the years to show Sundiata’s might and good qualities. Although he was, by all accounts a fair and just king, it is unlikely that this exact episode really happened. Sassouma did however make some attempt to harm Sundiata, for his mother Sogolon realizes the danger that while Sassouma cannot harm Sundiata, she can harm his youngest siblings. Sogolon suggests they leave Mali for the good of the family, and Sundiata finally agrees to leave, though not before giving Dankaran Touman, the “king” a chilling message.
Loyalty: The Pillar of Camelot The medieval tales of Arthurian times stress profound values of the fifteenth - century kingdom of Camelot. At a time when faithfulness and nobility guide daily life, the legends of King Arthur, Merlin, and the knights help uphold the virtue of loyalty. In Morte D’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory uses his first - hand experiences to retell the legend of these Arthurian figures with the ultimate goal of emphasizing the need for devotion in medieval England. John Boorman’s film adaptation, Excalibur, brings to life these characters helping to promote adherence of trust in a kingdom that places vital importance on the code of chivalry. In the medieval epic, Morte D’Arthur, and the film, Excalibur, the concept of loyalty is paramount in the development of relationships that King Arthur has with Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table.
Her life started out looking exceptionally promising, having already had an arranged marriage with English king Henry VIII’s son before the age of 15 but not everything goes perfect even for a queen. After a scandal where the English King known as, Henry VIII, tried paying someone to kill off a Scottish patriot. That arrange marriage was soon called off but it wasn’t long before she was arranged again but this time to Francis, king of France. In 1548, Mary I was shipped off to France her mother’s homeland to live and meet her future husband bringing with her the “Four Maries” which was created with Scotland’s nobility. Many meet their husbands later on in their life but Mary I met hers at the age of 5.
The Catholics did not accept Elizabeth as the queen of England because she was not a legitimate child due to the fact that Henry VIII did not really divorce his first wife. Elizabeth had two significant points: One of them it didn’t really matter to her what gender she was. Second, she would not take anyone’s advice but listen to her Privy Council’s advice. Throughout her reign, Elizabeth decreased the amount of money that the crown spent on its own wardrobe and [new sentence] also travelled to meet with others. Elizabeth did not marry but succeeded in winning the support of people [how did she win the support of the people?]
When Charlemagne ascended the throne and had full control of the empire, he wanted to not only rule both his people and Romans, he was also interested in his people and the ones he conquered to convert to Christianity. (Pages 258-259). Charlemagne exceedingly cared about government as much as he cared about religion, which is why one of the things he did when first became an emperor was to make sure that the Pope Hadrian I, got his land back from the Lombard Kingdom and he has also helped the Pope on countless occasions. (Pg. 259).
The concurrence of Ethelred the first to the English throne in 975 strengthened the conflict, as he proved to be neither a capable warrior nor a proficient administrator. The era of cataclysm and civil war between 975 and 1015 was primarily significant for Canute and for England. Aspects of Canute 's early life remain unclear because no written record exists. When the King married Sigrid the Haughty in order to reinforce an alliance with Sweden, Gunhild had to leave Sweyn 's court. Manifestly, Gunhild took Canute (who at the time was two or three years old) to the court of her brother.
By doing so he used an extremely immense variety of sources in order to make this book historically accurate, making for a more realistic story. This helps the reader better understand the material as well as making it a much more emotional and exciting book. I found this book to be very interesting and engaging book that accurately describes the battles throughout 1776. He successfully proved his argument of “1776“ being a turning point in the war, due to the way he chronologically developed this book and the way he demonstrates change in the Continental army and leadership of George Washington. One aspect of the book that I found better than most books is that he shows you a perspective of both sides.
Queen Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, the widow of Old Hamlet and the wife of Claudius, brother of her dead husband. Gertrude is ignorant and a woman who means no harm but because of her actions it contributes greatly to the terrible events that occur throughout the play. In this play there’s many conflicts, one of the first conflicts was when Gertrude married King Claudius two months after Old Hamlet’s death. Gertrude is ignorant because she’s not aware of anything happening. For example she’s not aware that King Hamlet’s murder was by his own brother Claudius, even though they were some hints out there to show that it was King Claudius who killed Old Hamlet.
Another great absolute ruler was Maria Theresa who ruled Austria. She didn’t have a good start since she was a female. The reason why she was put in as an absolute ruler in the first place was because her father, Charles VI, wanted the Hapsburgs to continue to rule the Austrian throne but he had no male heir. In order to make sure that other powers in Europe would not seize his kingdom after his death, he convinced European monarchs to accept Maria Theresa, his eldest daughter, as the next ruler of Austria. In 1740, when Charles died, 23 year-old Maria Theresa, inherited the country.