The personal impact of these events have been apparent to me. By examining the acts of moral courage displayed by Galileo, we can make a direct relation to the holocaust, and understand the personal impact of both stories, it is clear that I have changed as a person from the impact of the connection between Galileo’s acts of moral courage and the example from the holocaust. Galileo Galilei is such an important person in history. All though the Copernican theory was proven later on in history, his ideas and thoughts were rejected, due to popular belief of the church and most people. “His flair for self-promotion earned him powerful friends among Italy’s ruling elite and enemies among the Catholic Church’s
“Calvin's problem was that he had difficulty separating common decency with his own sense of decency” (47). He believed laws against blasphemy was good for society. Even though this is not separation of church and state technically. Comparatively, it is clear that this idea of his has carried on into our culture, for example, today in America, there are laws against obscenity and opening courts on Sunday. And lastly, the first Great Awakening during the early eighteenth century has greatly influenced America.
As a result of publishing this piece, it brought hate to Paine and yet praise to him. The simple fifty page pamphlet attempted to drive many Americans unwilling to break from Great Britain and to rebel and become part of the independence. By doing so, he declared that Britain was overtaking the American’s lives, the English form of government had an unscrupulous King. Despite this happening, George Washington believed that after reading “Common Sense” to the soldiers, they were refreshed and developed the desire to fight the war unconditionally till a winner was brought upon the two sides. George Washington declared that “Common Sense” drove the war into their favor, and thus quoted, “I find Common Sense is working a powerful change in the minds of men” (Bigelow 102- 103).
It was expected that they paid taxes, worked and waged war for the crown - even though they could hardly afford to provide for themselves. But philosophers like Immanuel Kant had begun to question the whole idea of religion. For the first time, the question of the resurrection of human nature and rights was questioned - could it really fit the king's right to wealth when the general would starve? How was it fair? The whole dramatic situation motivated the general people to make their own national assembly.
By the end of the Middle Ages, the church was sorely in need of reform. The papacy was corrupt and church leaders were more dedicated to living luxurious, powerful lives than to preaching the gospel of the Lord. Change eventually came about through courageous people, “shining lights,” as Stiansen puts it, who were unafraid of being ridiculed and even martyred for their convictions. Pre-Reformers like John Wycliffe and Jan Hus prepared the way for the Reformation through their writings, lifestyles, and deaths. John Wycliffe One of the most well-known and controversial Pre-Reformers was John Wycliffe.
From the beginning, Robespierre followed the ideology of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Andress 105). It was not uncommon for political leaders of the Revolution to follow the philosophies of the Enlightenment thinkers; therefore, his political notions were not so far-flung and radical for the time. Robespierre worked alongside the republic’s government and used this opportunity to influence decisions made regarding the public. He would speak of his need for the extreme measures that took as well as voice the fears of his people, including starvation, death, and the degradation of the nation (Andress 103). The government was also known to be violent from time to time, which influenced the ruler to use terrorism as a means of gaining power (Andress 105).
From a man who came to Salem revelling in the fact that his hard won expertise would be put to good use, to a man struggling with his conscience and nearly openly proclaiming the witch trials falsity, Hale changed into a different man over the course of the book. His change would seem like common sense now; no one would believe that witches were enchanting girls and torturing them. However, the extremity of the religion at this time affected how long the false claims were believed. His realization was, for the time, progressive. Arthur Miller did a good job of portraying the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible.
In John Steinbeck 's book “The Pearl” his use of foreshadowing describes the theme in the story and metaphor explains Kinos growing obsession with the pearl and his growing conflict with greed. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man 's need but not enough to satisfy every man 's greed, said Mahatma Gandhi. He was right and that is exactly the theme of this book. Power and want can corrupt even the purest of hearts and therefore people should appreciate what they have. Humans should be careful because if you reach for the stars you might get brund.
By reading the history of the previous dynasties, he realized that the fading of each dynasty was caused by the fatuity of Emperors and the ignorance of unconscious tyranny. Listening to only one side and currying favor were the causes of the fatuity and ignorance of emperors, so he wanted his ministers to supervise him to do the right things and followed the Tang Laws. He encouraged all his ministers to give advice to build the country better and point out the mistakes he made in his dominion. This decision created the period of Zhenguan as a honest political period, because they could supervise the emperor, who was the core of the feudal government to do the right things, instead of blinding the eyes by his achievements. For instance, Emperor Taizong of Tang liked hunting very much, though he had declined the times of hunting after became the emperor, he would still do some huntings in several years.
Therefore, he wrote II Principle, also known as The Prince, in 1513. It wasn’t widely known at that time, but it has been more recognized later in the century. The Prince was controversial, due to its views of religion, morality, and ethics, and the Catholic Church banned the book. The Prince is one of Machiavelli’s greatest works, and is also considered to be one of the most politically important handbooks for being a ruthless and efficient leader at the same time. Some of his other famous works include Discorsi Sopra La Prima Deca Di Tito Livio (1531, Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius) The Mandrake(1528) a satirical play and Il Principe (1532, The Prince).
DuBois mentions “ Going to use history for our pleasure and amusement, for inflating our national ego, and giving us a false but pleasurable sense of accomplishment, then we must give up the idea of history either as a science or as an art” (DuBois 714). This quote stood out because it just goes to show how arrogant people actually are to teaching and how this actually resulted in a problem for DuBois because the knowledge he wanted to spread to people was limited. Nevertheless teaching now and teaching for this generation is still the same from my perspective because though certain topics aren’t touched on or are not even recognized that’s how it was in the times of Reconstruction as well. Moving forward to “ The Miseducation of the Negro Excerpts” by Carter G Woodson this article isn’t more so saying that they didn’t want to teach black education to students but more so that students of the same decent didn’t want to hear about their ancestry. Just as when it reads “It is true that many Negroes do not desire to hear anything about their race, and few whites of today will listen to the story of Woe” ( Woodson
I believe the cause of all of this is because the Puritans were too committed in their religion. Puritans were very committed to their religion, that they didn’t see what was going on. Puritans punished people like Roger Williams for suggesting the colony has a separation church and state. It said the church taught people to express their own opinions and emotions, which could have caused the witch crafts to make the illness. The Puritans believed that god had a part in this.
The Puritans in the 1600s had a very important influence in the development of the New England colonies through the 1660s their ideas, values; political, economic and social development would have a lasting effect on the region. The values of the Puritans were greatly rooted in the idea that man was evil and that God alone would save us. By creating this town upon the hill God will reward them for their efforts for trying to reform the Anglican Church. Politically the Puritans were a semi-theocracy that would only allow those who were part of the church to vote. Economically they brought a lasting effect based on their hard work ethic.
Similar to him, I despise it when something is unfair to me, but if I am not the one being inconvenienced, I find it not worth it to resist power. The first time I read through this part of the book, I admired Bernard for rising above the dystopian world; he was the first character that was aware of the flaws in the conditioned society. Unfortunately, this realization didn’t last long. We see by the end that Bernard exploits John for the fame and attention, meaning that he has not learned to resist power, but played it to his advantage. I don’t believe that I outwardly resist very often, rather I play by the option that most benefits me in the present