He served 2 years before Barista freed Fidel due to public demand. The second attampt of Fidel to overthrow the government was succesful, Fidels rise to power is much like Vladimer Lennin because they both used current issues, such as inequality and corruption, of the Cuban government, and the Russian, to convince people to turn on their current government, and support reform. and Fidel Castro rose to power in 1959. This demonstrateds relational power because Fidel was just a nobody, but through his relationships, books, and eventualy speeches, he was able to convince people to help him become the ruler of
Castro was a charismatic leader who gave long speeches to give his followers about the hope for a better life. He was able to gain devotion, loyalty, and trust from many of his followers. Castro did not encourage creativity, innovation, or empowerment by his followers. He did not develop personal relationships with his followers to motivate them to be great leaders because he was a dictator. He had absolute power over the nation of Cuba.
Batista's acts and his dictatorial regime was long-term political causes that invoked the Cuban revolution. On March 10th, 1952, Batista faced the possibility of not being elected as the president so he seized power through a military coup. He expelled the president, cancelled the 1952 election and took control of the government. Historian Arthur Schlesinger described Batista's government as "Batista's policies and his corrupted government was an open invitation to revolution." Batista showed his dictatorial attitudes through taking control of the university, the press and the Congress.
This easily leads people to categorize him as a villain in the story. Yet again, this can be shown to be a false accusation. Even though he works for the corrupt French government, he tries to keep a steady head. Although we see him acting strictly in the beginning of the story, he does nothing out of order. In fact, he helps Valjean to stay on the right side of the law.
While a literary device, tragic heroes also appear in real life. A perfect example of a real life tragic hero is Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. This modern tragic hero started life as an orphan in poverty, living in the Caribbean, but his elevated character of exceptional literary skills, wit and progressive political ideas eventually landed him a spot as one of the most influential people in the United States. Alexander Hamilton had a positive hamartia, as he refused to remain quiet about the injustices of his country, oblivious to the danger it created for him and his family. The downfall of Hamilton occurred gradually.
In Hearst’s papers he showed the Cuban Rebels as noble patriots, though many of them had resorted to acts of terrorism. Due to these exaggerated portraits of the Cuban people Americans were hungry for war. Another key reason for wanting war came from a letter that the Spanish Foreign Minister, Dupuy de Lome, had written to his friend in Cuba. In the letter Lome had said the President Mckinley was a “low, coarse politician.” This letter was somehow stolen and published in the New York Journal. Americans to acute offense to this and again asked for war.
The Cuban Missile Address is delivered October 22nd, 1962 in the Presidential office through a major radio and television address (Podell, Anzovin, and States United 705). Historically, it is worth mentioning that United States had attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro, who was at the time Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, in at least two occasions known as the Bay of Pigs Operation and Operation Mongoose, because of his communist regime and close relationship with the Soviet Union (Pious). Then, after the Bay of Pigs incident, Fidel Castro urged Nikita Khrushchev, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to send support and weapons to Cuba, because of the fear of another attack to his person/regime, Nikita did by sending missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction, hence, this major crisis that lasted 14 days ending October 28, 1962 (Deinema and Leydesdorff). In addition, the target audience for this speech is the American people as President starts his speech with the phrase, “Good evening, my fellow citizens” (Kennedy); however, the secondary audience would be the Cuban people, whom he describes as captive people, the Soviet Union leaders, whom he directly addresses and even quotes, and Fidel Castro of course (Kennedy). As noted above, the cultural, socio-political context is important to understand the seriousness of this crisis and
These new ideologies helped to the formation of “The Rebel army” name which will be given to Castro’s army by their enemies and attracted other figures such as the Argentinean “Che Guevara” whose role will have such importance in the freedom of Cuba over U.S influence. When Castro and the rebel army decided to come back to Cuba on November 30 in 1956 in order to carry out a civil uprising, instead they were surprised when they arrived with the Granma. Luckily some revolutionaries formed by important figures like Castro, Guevara, and Cienfuegos could escape and installed in Sierra Maestra where they started a series
At the start of the novel, Winston feels frustrated by the oppressive rule of Big Brother which even prohibits free thought and expression of individuality. Winston works in a place called the Ministry of Truth, where he alters historical records for Big Brother. Throughout the novel, Winston works to avoid surveillance and attempt to join The Brotherhood, a group that works to overthrow the government. Winston breaks many laws and eventually is tricked to commit an open act of rebellion against Big Brother by an Inner Party member. 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.
He was so effectually screened by his great wealth that he was called to no account for his crimes, not even for murder”(Jacobs 44). This tangent about Mr. Litch is to prove to her audience the hypocrisy of democracy in the South. Democracy should be blind to the wealth of a person, but in the south, wealthy white men are exempt from the law. Mr. Litch is so wealthy that he can get away with ‘even’ murder writes Jacobs. The use of ‘even’ is to show her disbelief at the system.