Narrative Chapter One Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative, is a special case of literature history. Years before the writings of Fredrick Douglass, it spoke of the horrible truths of slavery to persuade its readers to listen to its reason. Though Equiano’s authenticity to his story being that of his own life can be questionable at times, his writings still strive for the greater purpose of “promoting the interest of humanity” (688). Equiano starts the first chapter and the beginning of his story explaining the life he had in Africa. Knowing his audience will be that of white Europeans and Americans, he debunks the harsh prejudice that is presume on the continent.
Two noteworthy films seen in class were Machine Gun Preacher and The Long Walk Home both films surrounding racism and the power of religious quest. While watching these films the audience can compare the methods used for protests in each film to Malcolm X’s use of active social injustice by following the motto “by any means necessary”. Unlike Malcolm X fighting for the social injustice of his own race, Machine Gun Preacher and The Long Walk Home portray white protagonists fighting on behalf of a race that is not their own. Machine Gun Preacher introduces the protagonist Sam Childers a recently released prisoner that is verbally and physically abusive towards his wife and family. Childers is lost, naïve, and addicted to drugs but then goes
He even went to the extent of sending letters to Royal families, expressing how slavery was taking the life away from others. I believe Mr. Equiano was successful at getting his message understood by the people and contributed to the freedom that African’s have in today’s world. His voice was
I found the concept of Germany “stabbing” its army in the back to be very interesting. It is apparent in both Paul von Hindenburg’s Testimony before the Parliamentary Investigatory Committee and the epilogue of General Ludendorff’s War Memories. Both are very dramatic in the language and tones that they use. Neither show evidence of taking any part of the blame for Germany’s defeat. In both of these readings the government is the blame for Germany’s severe loss.
Christopher R. Browning is a well-known author of the book Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland which is a collection of his research about the Order Police in Germany and how they were brainwashed into taking part in the mass murders of the Jewish population under Hitler’s ruling. The Holocaust could not have happened before the 20th century due to the downfall of the German government during that time, the industrial revolution increasing supplies and means of transportation, and the decision that all German’s had to make: obedience and country vs morality. The Holocaust was an atrocious event that means different things to different people. Further research will show any average person that there was
The most important cause was military reorganization. The least important of the four causes is war guilt. The Article 231 forced Germany to take full responsibility for the war, this angered the German people. However, Hitler restored a sense of pride, reawakened a sense of self respect, forcing the world to look at Germany anew. Article 231 was viewed as a horrible
In this speech by Hitler, he talked about his hatred for the Treaty of Versailles and how he planned to abolish it. By the time he presented this speech, World War 2 was already well underway. Hitler spoke about how he hated the Treaty of Versailles and how much he would want to get rid of it even before he gained power. He talked about how it was an injustice to Germany and how it was created to destroy Germany. Hitler was very proud of Germany and wanted Germany to become the powerful country it once was.
Hagendorf informs that the colonel was executed in Regensburg for assisting the Swedish army in taking the town of Ingolstadt . This occurrence also indicates an abandonment of law and order as the colonel was publicly executed days after his reported treachery, which is insufficient time to hold a fair and impartial trial for treason. Hagendorf does not record exactly how Colonel Wolmar von Farensbach helped the Swedish take Ingolstadt but nonetheless seems to deem his execution as
He is the personification of wisdom as well as the memory, history, and cultures of José’s ancestors. When Medouze states that the “Master had become the Boss,” this directly speaks to the rebirth of slavery into colonial oppression and the untold story of exploitation with a new face. Despite the formative non-formal education of Medouze, this education alone is not enough for José. Rather, to be successful José must also receive the formal education of the French because according to Ma’Tine it is José’s formal education that will free him from “the white man’s cane fields”(Palcy). Consequently, as José’s informal education motivates him to break the cycle of exploitation, his formal education gives him the opportunity to enact his
Hitler had the ruthlessness and means to solely plan a genocide in 1925 . As a youth he was rejected by a Jew, he mistakenly believed the loss of World War 1 was due Jewish weakness and creating a genocide gave him a reason to break the Treaty of Versailles. On the other hand, Hitler was not an opportunist or a functionalist as didn't have any assistance for the Holocaust because he was a powerful, single minded individual and was blamed by other Nazi members in court. Due to the substantial amount of evidence found, the internationalist idea of Hitler intending and planning the Holocaust in 1925 is the most likely opinion. Adolf Hitler was solely responsible for planning and issuing the genocide of the Jews.