France declared war on Britain after the French revolution. People were superstitious, even was the doctor, it is said that the quack doctors in the palace who were responsible for the king—George III’s health, did not take effective action to cure the king, so it leaded to his death. William Blake described the lives of the poor to disclose the corruption and to express his dissatisfactory and anger. However, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth was written in 1802, Britain had just finished its change to capitalist industrialization, and it became a clean and bright city. The author wrote down the beautiful scene of London at dawn when he passed it on his way to France in a long-distance bus.
The British colonizers looked upon Thuggee as a sort of organized crime whose practitioners were bound together by the feeling of fraternity. The Thugs were deceivers who befriended the unwary travellers on the road and murdered them thereafter. Indeed the English word thug has come from modern Indian (Bengali, Marathi, Hindi) thagmeaning “deceiver” or “swindler”. The Thugs were also known as phansigars(from phansimeaning noose). They strangled people with a piece of cloth called rumal.
Greed was the main force of corruption in Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo; it has corrupted men throughout the novel. Damasio “El Tilcuate”, who was in charge of guarding the town from revolutionaries, has been corrupted. Fulgor Sedano, the right-hand of the Paramos, had dedicated his life to carry out the ‘dirty deeds’ of the rich: he has been corrupted. Father Rentería, the town’s priest, was a hypocrite, he hated the Paramos and the rich, though he accepted bribes from them, granted them absolution and neglected the poor since they couldn’t pay him: he has been corrupted. The main character, Pedro Páramo turned out to be the most immoral man in the novel.
London is a dialectic, and as such, William’s Blake writing of the city is furious and furiously hopeful. London is a world built on an idea of itself, a paradox of formed creation and self-creation. There is the mythic home of the high and the holy; the idealized picture of a city created from the written word—the land where chivalry thrives and Arthur soars, where from the ashes a city can once again rise and Shakespeare can pen his words. There is also the gritty underbelly of a city that glitters with the gold of the rich and the sweat of the poor, where an engine of steam is built to sweep the privileged far and wide, and to fog the struggles of those who cut their hands building it. London is a paradox of the myth and the truth underneath
English 102 Fiction Essay Compare and Contrast: Young Goodman Brown vs The Most Dangerous Game Justin C. Blanton Liberty University English 102 Fiction Essay Compare and Contrast: Young Goodman Brown vs The Most Dangerous Game Both stories are about fears in men. Goodman Brown fears the devil and the evils in men, even himself. Rainsford is afraid of the wealthy Zaroff, him being evil by hunting men. The authors write us stories that bring out the deeper fears in us and makes them real. The difference here is that Goodman Brown could have been imagining his encounter with The Old Man or Devil, while Rainsford fell off the boat and landed on an island with a crazy murderer after him.
The setting of Hamlet differs greatly from present day Denmark. In the play, it is meant to emphasize the theme of the nation as a diseased body. For example, Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, murders his own brother to take the throne for himself, as shown when he says, “To bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdom to be contracted in one brow woe.” (Hamlet, 1.2.3-4). This demonstrates that the nation is rotting because the actions of the leader are corrupt. This also alludes to the corruption in Denmark caused by a single all powerful leader during Hamlet’s time.
In The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the French Revolution is painted in contrasting shades of light and dark. Light represents the good in characters and the overall setting, while darkness is used to convey the increasing malice in France during the French revolution. As the novel continues, the darker elements of the book begin to show themselves in the main protagonists. The French revolution brings about “circumstantial darkness”, affecting the mentalities and behaviors of the participating characters to take drastic measures to protect themselves and the ones they love. The revolution affects Dr. Manette, Madame Defarge and Carton’s psyche, highlighting their inner “darkness”.
George “Baby Face” Nelson was a notorious gangster raining from Chicago. Baby Face Nelson was born under the government name “Lester Joseph Gillis” but took up the nickname “Baby Face” Nelson due to his looks and small stature. Nelson is a person that would most likely be put under the title “infamous” istead of “famous” due to his gruesome crimes and many bank robbings. Nelson’s long rap sheet consisted of accidental shooting; theft; robbery; murder; kidnapping; and assault with intent to kill. By the time he met Helen(Nelson’s wife), Nelson was working at a Standard oil station in his neighborhood which doubled as the headquarters for a group of young tire thieves, known normally as "strippers".
Greed is a form of mental sickness because those who are greedy often suffer from a deficiency of morality. Jonathan Small, who perpetrates numerous crimes in pursuit of wealth in The Sign of Four, is doomed to spend his entire life in prison. The Shakespearean play Macbeth illustrates how greed for wealth and power leads to destruction of oneself as well as others. The play’s central character, Macbeth, is not happy as a high-ranking thane and assassinates Duncan to become a king while unknowingly dooming himself. Shakespeare uses the character Mabeth to demonstrate the inevitable result of greed.
Their main tactic is to steal from the rich and give to the poor, an act that has made them very popular among the common people while infuriating the regime. Eventually the authorities manage to assassinate their leader, but the organization emerges even stronger. Police officers Leo and Jin are tasked with eliminating the new leader, with their suspicions lying towards a blind dancer named Mei. However, a romance occurs that complicates the situation even