Moreover, corruption is further developed through manipulation. As a result, corruption manifests itself as tragic revenge. Not only corruption can lead to greed, selfishness, and having thirst for power in today’s world it can also be found in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Greed and selfishness are the leaders of corruption. In Hamlet, Claudius’ thirst for power leads him to murder his brother and takes the throne.
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 spring of 1868, America was focused on Congress to see if the President was going to be removed from office. Individuals were impeached and removed from office before, however, President Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. Many have regarded Johnson as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States because of his racism, stubbornness, disastrous Reconstruction policies, and his impeachment trial. Johnson’s impeachment would be the defining point of his presidency and his legacy. This raises the numerous questions such as why was Johnson put on trial; what made Republicans hell-bent on impeaching him; and was Andrew Johnson’s impeachment justified.
President Jimmy Carter attempted diplomacy and a military rescue of the hostages but did not succeed. Carter became aware of the consequences of the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and delivered a State of the Union Address. Carter stated, “Our excessive dependence on foreign oil is a clear and present danger to our Nation 's security.” The dependence on foreign oil escalated to endangerment of American lives. The United States needed to find an alternative energy in order to secure the safety of the nation.
I’m currently reading a book by Naomi Klein called Disaster Capitalism that has led me back to the worst terrorist attack in United States history, 9/11. I remember how CNN and Fox were being flooded with the news daily. The story told was, Al-Qaeda members crashed commercial airplanes into the world trade center and the pentagon killing thousands of people. This event is the center of a popular conspiracy theory, because of what unfolded after. The United States invaded Afghanistan and Iraq on the presumption they had nuclear weapons, and introduced the patriot act.
Most of this play centers around the conspirators in the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar, and the main conspirator was Cassius. During the first half of the play Cassius’ main goal was to convince Brutus to betray his best friend Caesar and join the conspiracy. Cassius’ best skill in speaking skill was manipulation; in order to get Brutus on his side Cassius lies and manipulates Brutus by telling stories about Caesars weaknesses and praising Brutus on his honor. Cassius boosts Brutus’ on many occasions, starting his story about Caesar stating, “I know that virtue to be in you, Brutus,/ As well as I do know your outward favor./ Well, honor is the subject of my story” (1.2.92-94).
As evidenced through past political figures, when an individual holds an abundant amount of power it only results in their own downfall. Corruption, the defining factor of their downfall, is dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers) (Merriam-Webster). The theme of corruption is explored throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth. Shortly after Macbeth becomes king his conscience slowly starts to deteriorate as he orders the death of others.
The Blacklist is a crime drama where Raymond Reddington, a career criminal, is an informant for a FBI task force in Washington D.C. and helps them track down criminals that only he knows about. Marvin Gerard is the second episode in season 3 of the Blacklist. In this episode, Liz eludes the FBI by fleeing to the Russian embassy to seek political asylum after killing the Attorney General. After talking to high ranking officials, they agree to fly her to Moscow for more information.
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair”. Equivocation. Equivocation is the use of deliberately misleading words to mislead people. The use of such equivocation is frequent in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, being integral to its plot by driving much of the action. The vile witches manage to cultivate the subconscious desire to be king in Macbeth.
The id seeks instant pleasure through sexual and aggressive behaviors, paying no heed to societal or moral requirements. Claudius’s id is the driving reason behind his murder of the king and seducement of the queen, as both were impulsive acts that are forbidden by society that he did only for the sake of enjoying the pleasures of a king. The ghost of the former king explains to Hamlet how “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown,” meaning that Claudius had killed the king for the sake of gaining his crown (I.V. 38-39). This behavior arose from Claudius’s id because it the aggressive behavior of murdering his brother that allowed him to receive the immediate pleasure of access to his deceased brother’s wife, and in turn, kingship. Claudius’s can also be viewed as the cause for marrying Queen Gertrude, which he did by “[winning] to his shameful /
He said the action "violated the separation of powers" and "sets a dangerous precedent by allowing a grand jury to punish the exercise of a lawful and constitutional authority afforded to the Texas governor. " Perry had to go to the Travis County Jail in Austin to be booked, fingerprinted and to take a mug shot. The grand jury in Travis County indicted the governor on charges of abuse of his official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Perry is in his final few months as governor after a record breaking 14 year run.
The general argument made by author Michael Finnegan in his work “Republican Party 's Disruption Laid Bare in Trump 's Nevada Victory”, is that people are using their power to spread their opinions and are putting others in danger because of it. More specifically, the author argues that politicians are manipulating people and abusing their power to gain power. The author writes, “With a dash more bravado than usual, he reminded his national audience ... of his signature pledge to bill Mexico for an $8-billion border wall. “They’ll pay for the wall, they’ll be very happy about it, believe me,” Trump said. “I’ll talk to them.
Brian Hernandez Prof. Cicirelli CM-115-02 11/30/15 JFK Assassination Many conspiracies have taken place within government, but none of them have been more serious then JFK assassination. When JFK had fired its director and other agents, the CIA was scared that Kennedy would take down the CIA permently, he believed to be an extremely terrible agency under the government. The shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in the marines at one point was planted into the biggest CIA camp somewhere in the Asian pacific and had been wanting to attend the CIA. Apparently he was the guy for the job. Many critics say that Lee Harvey Oswald might have been brain washed by the CIA.
This example shows the irony of President Trump giving certain standards to journalists than himself, this discredits him and makes him appear to not know what he is talking about. The second example from the article was, “The Russian-style domination of the press came only a few hours after the president told CPAC: “I love the First Amendment; nobody loves it better than me. Nobody.’” (Dowd) This example shows that even within hours Trump can contradict himself, by ridiculing the media for what they say and then claiming he is a firm believer in the First Amendment.
Her husband, John Reynolds, discovered this and threatened to tell Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Hamilton, and Hamilton’s colleagues if he did not pay him. Hamilton decided to continue the affair and gave Mr. Reynolds over a thousand dollars, paid in different amounts. Eventually Thomas Jefferson, one of Hamilton’s nemeses, got hold of the love letters to Maria and check stubs to John. Jefferson then accused Hamilton of mishandling public money and committing treason while running the U.S. Treasury (Chernow). Rumors started to grow.