Henry even went to such extreme lengths such as burning non-Latin bibles and torturing non-Catholics in order to gain affluence from the Church. The English King always carried his selfish motives along with him during all his alliances. In addition, when he published The Defense of the Seven Sacraments, Pope Clement VII honored him with the title, Defender of the Faith. He worked alongside the Pope, but he realized the power he dangled over him, and it fueled Henry’s anger. When King Henry’s wife, Catherine of Aragon, only gave birth to a
Another great advantage of cannons is that they could be shot from far away and still generate the same destruction. Chinese emperors tried their best to keep the incredible invention a secret. Meanwhile, around the 1100’s, the secret was revealed. It reached Japan, Islam, and then Europe. Unfortunately, West Africa was defeated by Europe in the 1400’s because they had not heard about the discovery of gunpowder yet.
The second example of this was when Harrison Bergeron removed all of his handicaps on live television. According to the short story, “‘Even as I stand here,’ he bellowed, ‘crippled, hobbled, sickened- I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived. Now watch me become what I can become!’” (“Harrison Bergeron”, 4). Harrison had been arrested for plotting to overthrow the government, and was forced to wear several handicaps. For every handicap that Harrison proceeded to remove after the quote, it showed that he no longer wanted to be shackled down by the government just for being intelligent, athletic, and strikingly handsome.
Unlike conventional rulers, Nero came from a humble background. He himself was not responsible for becoming a ruler, but his complex familial ties, notably that of his mother, propelled him into political circumstances. Once in power, Nero was initially characterised by generosity, competence, and a seemingly liberal stance, but this quickly declined as his true nature surfaced. From this point onwards, Nero would be remembered for his sheer tyranny, bloodthirst, and corruption. His megalomania can even be compared to dictators centuries later, such as Saddam
I’m one of the very few … Which I’m afraid you can’t do”. This highlights society’s ability to eradicate individual freedom. The New World leader Mustapha Mond, who ultimately views himself as free, is trapped, as his purpose is to serve and ensure this chemically induced indoctrination of happiness, that controls every individual within this idealistic society. Alternatively, Heaney explores individual beliefs, mainly through religion, despite facing opposition and warning from his Catholic father and living within a Protestant Ulster, during the Troubles in 1968 to 1998. After the Good Friday Agreement 1998, Heaney had the freedom to publish
Unlike most of the pro-theocracy reasoning before this, Danforth seemingly does away with any form of secularized logic and characterizes his actions and the punishments enacted upon the many convicted townspeople of Salem as “God’s law” (Miller 129), effectively representing the religious fanaticism that the book has been building up to and continues to build up in the remaining twenty-six
At the end of the novel, Winston is brainwashed into loving Big Brother, and is released back into the outside world with no feelings for anyone but Big Brother. Orwell’s views on government in his novels were spread worldwide, and impacted cultures around the
When colonizers from England settled in Jamestown in 1607, they acted violently despite Native-Americans’ hospitality. Many refused to acknowledge the validity of existing cultures and languages, and forcefully instilled a common language amongst the inhabitants. This pattern of erasure has continued for centuries: although there is no legislation specifying a national language, people in the United States have pushed others to linguistically assimilate using cultural and societal pressures. This discrediting of linguistic integrity contradicts ideas about increased cultural diversity resulting from immigration. President John F. Kennedy, in his book A Nation of Immigrants, emphasizes that “each new wave…made its distinctive contribution to the American Character” (17).
He influenced Spain by making Madrid, Spain’s capital, starting the Spanish Golden Age, and defeating the French army at St. Quentin. Philip II of Spain was born in Valladolid, Spain, on May 21, 1527. His parents were Isabella of Portugal and Roman emperor Charles V. Philip’s father sent messages to him telling him not to trust his advisors too much and that God had called him. “From 1534 Charles conferred on his son the regency of Spain whenever he himself was abroad. From 1548 until 1551, Philip traveled in Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands, but his great reserve and his inability to speak fluently any language except Castilian made him unpopular with German and Flemish nobility ( Britannica.com 1).” Philip II married four different women.
He openly compared himself to celestial bodies and claimed his friends were weak and easily corrupted. This opinion Caesar has is evidenced by the quote: “But I am as unchanging as the northern star” (3.1 60-61 Julius Caesar). He also staged a big showing during the feast of Lupercal to “show” his intentions of not becoming a king.. This event was not real, as it was meant to simply deceive the people into the illusion that Caesar was “too” humble to accept the status of king, as referenced by the lines of Casca, “Ay, marry, was ’t, and he put it [the crown offered by Antony] by thrice, every time gentler than other, and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors shouted” (1.2 228-229 Julius Caesar). There are other reasons why the death of Caesar was justified.