The notion of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s war-mongering attitude operating as the powder-keg for the outbreak of war is very popular among historians. Kaiser Wilhelm II’s actions had either made the situation in Europe more complex or it played a direct role in eroding political stability (Waugh, 2001). He was driven by the motive to secure Germany’s place ‘in the sun’ (Chinn, 2014). This desire had urged the newly crowned Kaiser to adopt a more aggressive foreign policy, known as ‘Weltpolitik’, as well as encouraging him to /dismiss Germany’s guardian of peace, Chancellor Bismarck (Chinn, 2014). These moves paved the way for Kaiser Wilhelm II to challenge and rile his French and British foes.
“Polk was a strong supporter of Manifest Destiny. He believed that it was God’s plan that America extend its territory all the way to the Pacific Ocean.” (Roden, 317) That would be like saying, “It’s my ‘manifest destiny’ to rob a bank and get away with it.” “Manifest destiny would never stand in court. The US used “manifest destiny” as a lame excuse to go to war. “...the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence (God) for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.” (O 'Sullivan,
Another reason they needed to form this conspiracy is because Caesar would've been in complete power. My last reason why I think Caesar would not be a good leader is that he is warned multiple times that he is going to be killed but he's to power hungry to listen to them. “And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell” ( II, i, 32-34 ). This quote from the book really expresses how why they need to form the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar and that they needed to act fast. It states that he is like a serpent’s egg and that they needed to kill it while it's yet to hatch.
His company utilized the Bessemer process of refining iron which is the cheapest and quickest method to refine iron; this is a unique concept in the United States but has been proved successful in Great Britain. One key aspect of Carnegie’s business was his ability to rapidly reinvest his profits to rid competition through vertical integration. Carnegie utilized vertical integration so that “from the moment these crude stuffs were dug out of the earth until they flowed in a stream of liquid steel in the ladles, there was never a price, profit, or royalty paid to any outsider.” Carnegie was able to build his company to the point where he controlled all aspects of mining the ores, preparing the steel, and shipping the materials to be sold. Carnegie’s hold on the steel business created results greater than all of the steel businesses in Great Britain; along with, inhibiting competition in the United States because he was able to reinvest in his business, and drastically reduce his cost of goods, which made it extremely difficult to compete with Carnegie Steel. Towards the end of Carnegie’s ownership of Carnegie Steel competition became more common with the likes of J.P Morgan, and the Moore Brothers.
From the California Gold Rush to various stock market crashes, Americans have gone to great lengths to achieve and maintain wealth, sometimes at the risk of their own well-being. The heroes of Atlas Shrugged all act with their own interests in mind, which is indicative of Ayn Rand’s firm belief that the pursuit of happiness is man’s most worthwhile venture (“Pursuit of Happiness”). Every corporate mogul goes on strike to safeguard their hard-earned property from the looters and moochers who would try to arrogate it. They retreat into hiding as their last resort, and wait for all the moochers to starve (Rand, Atlas). Objectivists aver that we were not born to satiate the needs of others, but of ourselves, and the fact that we know our wants and desires so well supposedly indicates the right and the duty to pursue them (Peikoff, Objectivism 230).
.In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, greed, a deadly sin, is symbolized not only throughout the book, but especially during the exploration of Goldwater Island. The adventures which take place on this island begin when Caspian and his shipmates find the source of the river, which is described as a deep little mountain lake, surrounded by cliffs. It is not until Edmund discovers that this mysterious, and rather sketchy lake, is enchanted by a curse which turns any solid object that the water touches into solid gold. After this discovery is made, Caspian decides the next best course of action is to test it. Subsequently announcing his plan, Caspian “stooped down and wrenched a heather, knelt beside the pool, and dipped it in.” Caspian was willing
An example of a stereotypic character traits being displayed in the influence of medieval romantic literature on modern films would be, as stated in Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’ Arthur, “come on fiercely and slay the traitor” Mordred, for I in no wise trust him”(187). This example represents the stereotypic traits of a King because it shows how kings are looked at to be honorable and his people respected that. The people of England would do anything their King asked which is a common stereotype in modern films such as “Braveheart” (Giles, par 3). Another example would be on pg. 39 in the article “About Beowulf”, he was described as a young warrior of great strength and courage” fighting off Grendel, a “bloodthirsty foe”.
Macbeth says this once he finds out that Malcolm is heir to the throne of Scotland. At this moment, he feels as if he has to take action to guarantee his position as the potential king. This very moment is the turning point of the story; it is where the greed and excessive ambition start to kick in. From the moment that Macbeth is told he will be the king of Scotland, he becomes impatient and greedy. Not only him but his wife as well, learn almost immediately how poisonous greed can be.
I’ll touch my point/With this contagion, that if I gall him slightly/It may be death”(author). Another quote that goes with Ego that is used is “...We’ll make a solemn wager on your cunnings.—/I ha ’t! When in your motion you are hot and dry,/As make your bouts more violent to that end,/And that he calls for drink, I’ll have prepared him/A chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping,/If he by chance escape your venomed stuck”(author). Both these quotes show Ego because King Claudius is planning on ways to kill Hamlet and he has a backup plan just Incase the first plan is unsuccessful. A quote I have that goes with Superego is when King Claudius says “Let’s further think of this,/Weigh what convenience both of time and means/May fit us to our shape.
Lord of the Flies has many parallels with our real world both historically and currently in 2018 with leaders such as Adolf Hitler and Kim Jon Un, who have proven that mankind itself is the principal threat to our civilisation because of man’s inner evil and greed for power. I will today convince you how the main threats to civilisation and social order both in the play and our real world is definitely humanity itself. “Which is better - law and rescue or hunting and breaking things up? To have rules and agree or to hunt and kill like a pack of savages?” These powerful questions are asked by Piggy in Act 3 of the play to the group of boys on top of the mountain just before he is murdered by Roger. These questions go to the core of the main theme in the play – the conflict between civilisation and savagery.
Rockefeller, was a ruthless oil company that achieved its monopoly through aggressive and often illegal business practices. The company frequently purchased competitors, undercutted prices, and made shady deals with the railroads for their monopoly to succeed. Ida Tarbell, an American teacher. Author, and journalist, being personally affected by the Standard Oil Company was picked by her at the time job, McClure’s Magazine to investigate about the company. Her article, “History of Standard Oil Company, raised public awareness of Rockefeller’s ruthless monopoly.
In Robert Bryce’s article “The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence” he explains the depths of America’s delusional perception of energy independence and asserts his evident disapproval of the subject. He begins by mentioning past presidents and their verbal concerns of an upcoming energy crisis leading into the similar views held by America’s majority. The fact that energy independence will make America self-sufficient, create new jobs, keep U.S. soldiers out of the Persian Gulf, and result in a thriving economy has become a generally accepted attitude. Bryce claims that this attitude has escalated since the attacks of September 11th due to the numerous news stories proposing that “buying oil from the countries of the Persian Gulf
Two of the prophecies ' that show is seemingly good and the one prophecy is what makes Macbeth a bloodier tyrant. The prophecy that changes everything forever is the one that claims Macbeth will remain undefeated until great Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill. "Macbeth will never be beaten, until great Birnam of Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill." (4.1) All hell breaks loose after the news. Macbeth enforces stronger laws and kills Macduff 's wife and child when Macduff ventures off to England.
Water is a resource that is necessary for human survival. It is something that all of us come into contact with on a day to day basis and we never really think of where it comes from or its consequences. Many people believe that water should be able to be freely used because of this necessity, however there are those who view water as a vehicle for profit due to its high demand. Pollution, increased population growth, and scarcity have caused the value of water to skyrocket and almost surpass the need and demand for oil. Majority of the freshwater on earth is not accessible by man, causing the small amount that we can access to be fought over by global corporations and local governments.
Hitler realized that in the event of Operation Barbarossa, he could crush his way into the Russian heartland and destroy its industry while storing the oil Germany urgently required which would motivate him to lead a large portion of the world. Yet, to do that