Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
The documentary does not focus on the traditional heroic male figure of the MIR but instead focuses on Merino’s experience and her characterization as a traitor. La Flaca Alejandra shows this dichotomy between victim and traitor by filming scenes with her reactions while visiting the house on José Domingo Cañas where she was captured and tortured and scenes in which people give their opinion on Merino’s actions. Castillo gives Merino a chance to explain and dispute the accusations in front of the
According to her the only way to end war is unmaking masculinity. She further adds that this kind of change is already in process through the men who oppose and say no to combat and transform their lives into a new kind of humanity. But the work of Kathleen Barry also has some shortcomings like: - In reality it is very difficult to separate combat ethic from the military’s time immemorial emphasis on face-to-face killing. It might have a strong influence on future of the military culture. - Military training needs to be intense.
The civil rights movement was a strong topic of discussion in politics during the mid-twentieth century. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement, was assassinated which caused many protests and calls for violence. In Cesar Chavez’s speech, he is telling the people that nonviolence resistance is the best way to go about the situation. Chavez’s uses juxtaposition, diction, and rhetorical appeals to strongly convey his argument about nonviolent resistance. To begin with, Chavez uses juxtaposition to contrast the effects of violent and nonviolent resistance.
Begin the book, with the infamous Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel to entice readers, Ellis shows the underlining factors of the duel as well as intensity of American politics. Ellis displays Col. Burr’s reasoning for his challenge “And it is perfectly possible that Burr’s smoldering hatred for Hamilton had reached such intensity, that once he had his tormentor standing helplessly in his sights, no rational calculation of his own best interests was operative at all.” Not only did American politicians viciously and tactfully undermine each other, but also encouraged staff members, “ In the meantime, Adams made one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency by keeping most of Washington's cabinet members as his own. They all had more loyalty to Hamilton than to the new president, and would continue to work against Adams's plans.” Following presidents and high level political officials would avoid Adam’s mistake. Even Jefferson and Adam’s friendship was halted by Jefferson’s plots, “While affecting disinterest and detachment, he secretly hiring scandalmongers like James Callender to libel Adams with outrageous charges: Adams was mentally deranged; Adams intended to have himself crowned as an American monarch; Adams planned to appoint John Quincy his successor to the presidency.” Once elected, Jefferson dismissed Callender, who revealed that Jefferson had subsidized his
Film allows individuals’ stories and struggles to come alive to the rest of the world. The recent coverage of Luis Valdez receiving one of the White House’s 2015 National Medal of Arts demonstrates the growing advancement of Chicano culture in the United States. Valdez founded El Teatro Campesino in 1965 to display the lifestyles and hardships of migrant farm workers, which included his own family. He also created the famous, yet still relevant, movie La Bamba in 1987 (Wildman, 2016). This movie tells the story of Richie Valens.
The film is one of the more interesting war films because its main characters are not the soldiers, but the people affected by the loss that war brought them. This different perspective on war makes for a successful anti-war movie because it is more relatable to the general population who do not experience war on the front lines. The Trojan Women served as a relevant film in 1971, providing a different perspective on the loss of soldiers, the media, and anti-war protests related to the Vietnam War. The biggest theme of both the Vietnam War and Trojan War was the sense of loss felt citizens of the United States of America and Troy. The Trojan Women follows a group of women, highlighted by Hecuba, Cassandra, and Andromache.
Shine additionally manipulates sound and image to signal David’s increasing dislocation from reality and to place the audience in the same sensory headspace as the protagonist. Rachmaninov’s concerto is anthropomorphised as an opponent that must be overcome, and this piece of music stands in for David’s father, Peter, as his harshest opponent. This metaphor can be related to life as we all have obstacles and difficulties that are encountered however if we try our hardest we will eventually achieve. The film’s audience is aligned with David throughout the performance. Close-ups of David’s hands on the keyboard approximate his point of view looking down at the instrument.
Gladiator is a 2000 British-American epic authentic dramatization film coordinated by Ridley Scott, featuring Russell Crowe. Crowe depicts the fictional character, steadfast Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is deceived when the ruler Marcus Aurelius ' goal-oriented son, Commodus, murders his father and grabs the throne. Decreased to slavery, Maximus rises through the positions of the gladiatorial arena to vindicate the murder of his family and his emperor. This essay will highlight the technical and cultural dimensions of the film and observe theoretical concepts and film terminology, also how the cinematography helps in portraying characters of the film highlighting their personality. Rome was frequently taken as an allegory
Caesar’s funeral was a time of reflection for the citizens of Rome, as Marc Antony caused them to question their allegiance to Brutus. Marc Antony’s power has always been a part of him. However, after Caesar’s death, his power only intensified as his passion for vengeance grew. An example of Antony using his power with words to his advantage was when he beseeched the conspirators to believe that he would remain loyal to them and their cause. Antony says: “Therefore I took your hands, but was indeed / Swayed from the point by