“He took them because elephants had a devastating effect upon horses who hated and feared their smell. They could also cause chaos among soldiers who had never before seen these huge creatures close up.” (Over the Alps with elephants, Rogers) Hannibal basically took them as a surprise strategy against his enemy and succeeded. Even beyond his surprise march over the Alps, and shocking war elephants, Hannibal Barca’s name is forever tied with the battle of Cannae. In this battle Hannibal designed a plan which caused “the double encirclement of a Roman army in 216 BC that has set the standard ever since for the perfect tactical victory.” (Sometimes the crowning achievements of great military commanders are not the most famous one,
Orwell centers his essay around the shooting of an elephant, when the elephant really represents British imperialism. Orwell uses the ravaging of the bazaar to represent the British empire ravaging Burma. This contrasts with Wallace’s essay, as in Wallace’s essay, he plainly elaborates on the debate whether it is “all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for [humans’] gustatory pleasure” (Wallace 9). Nevertheless, the arguments the authors propose are not outright impassioned arguments for animal rights. Rather, the arguments presented are mere descriptions of the mistreatment and death of an elephant and a lobster.
Augustus Caesar was one of the most powerful leaders in Rome’s history. He was born on September 23, 63 BC, and died in August 19, AD. As the first emperor of Rome and for establishing the Roman empire, he is very well known for doing these things for Rome. His birth name was Gaius Octavius Thurinus, but people usually called him Octavian. Octavian’s mother was related to Julius Caesar.
Like I mentioned before in paragraph one, his family was the model for the entire empire. So if Qianlong did not portray filiaity in the correct way, he was setting a bad example for the empire. By doing all of this was one of Qianlong’s most important virtue that he needed to show the empire. Even as a child he was brought up to show his filiaity towards his family at an early age, and this followed him throughout his life as emperor as well, and to his last years before his
A symbolic meaning refers to expressing or representing an idea without using words, and the overall appearance of an elephant through the story does just that. In Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, the correlation between both Jacob and the elephant gives the novel from beginning to end a deep sense of symbolism. As the book progresses both characters adapt to their new life, at first the circus seems like a exciting place, but there is hard work that has to be accomplished. “The story is bold; the life of the circus thrills and scares you. It may seem all sequins and charm on the top but underneath there is something darker…” explained in an article by “The Guardian”.
Rhetorical Analysis: “Shooting an Elephant” Contrary to popular belief, the oppressors of imperialism lack freedom. Imperialists are usually powerful and maintain control over the native people of the land they are taking over. It is expected for someone with great power to have choices and freedoms, however, that is not necessarily the case. Sometimes power can limit or restrict the choices one makes. For instance, in “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell claims that when a white man becomes tyrant, he destroys his own freedom.
Cultures of Family In many cultures, the family is the most important group of people you will ever have. Every decision is based upon the idea of whether or not it will benefit your family or due harm to the family. This is practically identical to the idea of that of The Godfather, which is portrayed within the family of the Corleone. Don Vito Corleone, Sonny Corleone, Tom Hagen, and Michael Corleone were the ones who predominately portrayed this idea in the film. Don Vito displays the struggle of maintaining the role of the family and the role of the Don, while Sonny displays the importance of family.
Family life was an important factor in the Roman Empire. The Paterfamilias were the dominant male in the family and were to be their family’s guardian. All of the upper-class children were expected to be able to read and write. The boys were taught reading, writing, moral principles, family values, law, and physical training. Almost all of the marriages were arranged.
One way to stop this is to stop buying or selling ivory. Ivory can be in pretty much anything that involves everyday uses, according to mnn.com, “Ivory has traditionally… and carved trinkets.” Buying elephant-friendly products such as coffee and wood where it was certified timber and fair trade coffee or also look for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) other than plantations that destroyed habitats. Supporting conservations are always a good way to put in a helping hand with endangered elephants. Avoiding supporting non-elephant friendly businesses such as zoos, museums, circuses and similar places can end up putting such places out of business without your money. Adopting an elephant and going the extra mile can also help conservation.
In Kenya I got to see so many amazing things some of my favorites were getting to see elephants splashing around in a river, three cheetah brothers playfully rough-housing and two lionesses sprawled out in a field on their backs and tummies in the sun. This trip made me realize how so many of these animals faced serious endangerment and not enough people were aware of that. I learned that elephants are really the sweetest of animals and that these great big animals are terrified of bees. One of our guides told us that they noticed they had a spacific noise to signal the bees were coming. But I also learned that the poaching of elephants has become very serious in eastern region of Africa ranging between 419,000 and 650,000 elephants.
The taxes that the Sugar Act placed made the most money for Britain, more than any of the other taxes did. The colonist were very upset with the Sugar Act because of the way it was enforced. The Sugar Act took away the colonist’s right to a trial by jury when the British set up the Admiralty courts. Admiralty courts were where a judge decides the outcome rather than the colonial courts. The judges would earn 5% of however much the cargo load was worth if they could prove the person accused was guilty.
13 May 2016. Eric Foner is an american historian that grew up all his life to be what he is today. He has grown up to become a famous historian and, he knows the importance of history. This is a biography and this biography shows how Eric Foner becomes a historian. The point of the book is to demonstrate how history has greatly impacted someone 's life.