The death of Okonkwo at the end was unpredictable because throughout the novel, Chinua Achebe described him as a strong warrior who feared of nothing besides failure and weakness. When Okonkwo committed suicide, he also committed the only thing he feared, and that was
The first of Alfred’s chiefs was Eldred, a Franklin by the sea who had been a valuable and mighty warrior in battle. However, his friends in battle had been killed, “broken about Ethelred,” and, after turning to alcohol to cope with his loss, Eldred had retired. Thus, Eldred began to detest even the idea of war as an unnecessary event of bloodshed for the common man. In spite of this, Alfred relayed Mary’s message, that the sky darkened and the sea rose higher. At this moment, Eldred found within himself the resolve to fight and unhooked his sword from high upon the wall.
In Sophocles’ Antigone, Polynices never appears directly, but is one of the significant presences in the tragedy. Polynices is the reason for the downfall of the tragic hero, Creon, who is also the King of Thebes. Not only has one character been affected, but Polyneices’ death is the root of the preeminent conflict. Stated in the prologue, Polyneices has already been killed by his brother, Eteocles. This piece of background information is crucial because his death has generated a tremendous force on the plot and themes of the play.
During the Battle of Wagram against the Austrians that July, Bernadotte performed poorly. Having lost a third of his men, Bernadotte ordered the Corps to retreat against Napoleon’s orders. He gave the French command no warning and compromised the whole left front of the French offensive. While attempting to rally the French forces, the Emperor stripped Marshal Bernadotte of his command in the middle of the battle, which the French eventually won. Bernadotte returned to Paris in deep disfavour and was placed in charge of organising the defence of a British invasion of the Netherlands.
He then has his mother assassinated due to her opposition to his relationship with a married woman (Seneca xii). When Nero discovers the Pisonian Conspiracy to overthrow him, he goes out of his way to have anyone so much as implicated as having a part in the plot executed. Much like Atreus, Nero lets his passions rule his life by unjustly killing those that he felt threatened his power. Since all of Seneca’s plays lack dates, it is unknown when he wrote Thyestes.
He sent a lot of soldiers to fight for the land that didn’t even worth it. Thousands of people are sending to death for no reason. Also, Hamlet killed Polonius with direct action. “Nah, I know not, is it the King?” (Shakespeare 81)
I think this isn’t because, the ghost of the king said, “Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature” is meaning he did some bad stuff when he was alive that he is not proud of (DOC.A). Also in the Treatment of Gertrude, hamlet accidently killed Polonius thinking it was the king spying on them in front of Gertrude, before Polonius dies he says “O, I am slain!”. Right after that Hamlet told his mother, Gertrude, that the new king killed his father, she didn’t believe and told him to be quiet that she couldn’t handle it. After that happened Hamlet sees the ghost of the king again, saying that “To speak to her, hamlet” (doc.
(Gibbon, Decline and fall, 39) The practices of Christianity ran contrary to the aristocratic values of Graeco-Roman culture. (Heather, 2005) However, there were also contradictions to Gibbon’s argument of Christianity about “whether endowing Christianity involved an overall transfer of asserts from secular to religious offers. ”(Heather, 2005, p 123) “Some pagans claimed that the sack of Rome in 410 was because people had abandoned traditional gods.
Furthermore, when speaking to Pope Nicholas III, Dante fails to restrain his emotions and after stating that he would “make use of words more grievous still,” comparing the catholic church to a monster that would “fornicate with kings” (Dante 19.103.108). Emphasizing that without all of its corruption and dependence on the rich, the church would lose its influence. By comparing the church and those empowered within it to a vulgar monster, Dante denies the church’s reputation of purity and good. Coherently, Dante’s placement of this pope in one of the deepest parts of Hell only amplifies the concept that those such as Pope Nicholas III or even a church, “trampling on the good and lifting the depraved” betray those that are good and betray God himself, are some of the most fraudulent and treacherous sinners of all (Dante
Were Hamlet’s actions justified, or were they not? So, to first start off Hamlet has been really depressed because of recent events in which have happened in his life his father who was the king had mysteriously died, and Hamlet’s uncle Claudius has gone out to marry Hamlet’s mother Gertrude in hopes of being the king to rule over. Claudius has decided to take King Hamlets spot over to rule over. So, this understandably upset Hamlet a lot. Just like any other sane person, just imagine your father being killed by your uncle then marrying your mother…
But they also haven’t been repaid the funds that they were promised and as Prince Henry had reiterated to Alexios III they would obtain payment by any means necessary. “When the Crusaders had requested that Mourtzouphlus abdicate the throne and reinstate Emperor Alexios IV, he denied this request. When the Crusaders received this response they decided to continue to loot and pillage the church” . This would have spelled dire consequences for the new emperor as he started to realize that the Latins would never recognize him the legitimate leader of the Byzantine Empire as long as Alexios Angeles survived. With this plan in mind he was killed on the new emperor’s orders.
Following the precedent of past Roman emperors, Diocletian presented himself as divine, thus invoking the reverence and loyalty of his subjects (Brownworth 6). However, although pagan citizens readily adapted to this declaration, Christians, due to their monotheistic beliefs, were unable to acknowledge and give sacrifices to Diocletian. Consequently, Diocletian, in what would become one of the most monumental blunders of his career, issued an edict to force Christians to sacrifice to him at the threat of death (6-7). From here, his policy only became more extreme. Christians were persecuted, temples were desecrated, and holy texts were burnt.
Fishman does again bring up this point with René Laudonnière’s recount of the Timucuan Natives, which for some time during the Florida outpost the French setup, were friends with the Frenchmen3. Again, the motivations for this early expansion into the New World was, as Fishman stated was more political rather than economic or religious. With this mission in mind, the Spanish attack of the Timucuan yielding no response from the French makes sense. The French could not claim the Natives as their allies once the Spanish in Florida attacked them as it would have spelled their doom even earlier than when Laudonnière’s venture did eventually fail. It all comes down to motivation/mission, and the aid received from the home nation.
Without these events Americans would have never been prompted with wanted to become free and break away from British rule. The unfair treatments of the American soldiers during the seven years’ war which were no recognition for the assistance with Britain in winning the war, not being able to migrate west of the Appalachian Mountains because of the proclamation of 1763, and being forced into the war because of the French invasion of the Ohio country. The seven years’ war is similar to the events of World War II because the Americans were thrown into a war that they did not want to join. The main difference is that in World War II the Americans were granted their title for victory unlike the seven years’ war were the British said they did not help in the victory.
Since Jackson was now without a vice president, he chooses Martin Van Buren to be his next vice president. In the midst of the entire vice president problem, Jackson was involved with the Eaton affair, which made people start to question his decisions. Jackson appointed John N. Eaton as his secretary of war. This bothered most people in the nation as well the government because Eaton married a woman whose husband died at sea. The problem was there was a rumor that