Thus, in trying to accomplish his mission of meeting Kurtz, Marlow will even support cannibals as long as they help him to achieve this goal. Furthermore, in describing the cannibals as “fine fellows,” he equates them to the imperialists, revealing how these “primitive” natives are not much different than the “civilized” Europeans. Thus, Marlow’s reaction to the cannibals reveals the barbaristic aspects of both the natives and the imperialists, as both are savages but the European’s barbarity is hidden by civilization and a “developed” culture. Another transition in Marlow’s personality occurs when the boat is attacked by the natives on the dark, foggy river. After the attack and as the fog alleviates, Marlow realizes that “exactly what [he] had been looking forward to” was “a talk with Kurtz” (89).
As another classic example of a tyrant, Chaucer chooses to demonstrate Nero. Nero is the epitome of the morally corrupt ruler. Nero’s story emphasizes the connection between the corrupt moral order of the monarch and the disordered state. Chaucer 's description of the end of Nero 's reign: his destruction of the state, the rebellion of the people, and Nero 's attempt to seek help from his allies only to discover they had deserted him refers to the traditional distinction between tyranny, and rule in accordance with the law. Chaucer exemplifies how a disordered state is the result of a nefarious monarchy that disorganized the ideals of the church and disabled citizens to speak their minds in the name of the church.
In the listening task, “But I am as constant as the northern star”, Shakespeare’s use of biblical allusion likens Caesar’s character to the divine power. This implies the potential power that Caesar can abuse. The battle with Pompey in 48 BC, proved his ambitious nature to abuse power and to control Rome himself. Shakespeare implies that corruption is harmful in the representation of Julius Caesar as the allegorical allusions of conspiracies against Queen Elizabeth. In Antony’s soliloquy, he states “With Ate by his side… and let slip the dogs of war”.
In the late 19th century and into the early 20th century, the continent of Africa struggled through imperialism and colonialism from most European Countries. Shakespeare’s last individual play titled The Tempest, can be translated into a metaphor for European colonialism on Africa during the 1800’s. In this interpretation of the play, the main character Prospero represents the European conquerors, and Caliban and Ariel represent the native African people. This suggests that Prospero controls them in cruel and unfair ways. I believe that this is translation of the play is inaccurate, because although in some sense Prospero does control Caliban and Ariel, he has a valid reason to, unlike the Europeans.
Therefore, the moment he refers to a sacred bond or “sanctimony,” he takes the audience back his own attachment with Othello, which he has intentions of breaking. The expressions “frail vow” is ironic on similar basis. For the moment, Iago is in various manners much an “erring barbarian” in comparison with Othello; he perverts, corrupts, and abuses his explanation. What’s more, he is far of an actual stranger, far of a truthfully unsophisticated individual in relation to Othello. Ironic in the same way is “supersubtle,” an utterance, which is relevant by far to Iago, with reference to Desdemona.
The idea was that ‘God’s will was dominant; obedience to it meant glory, success, and comfort; disobedience involved punishment and even annihilation’ (Malik 109). It was therefore one 's duty, both for a Briton and for a citizen of the Empire, to contribute to the colonising process for the glory of God and the Empire, but also as a security against divine punishment and earthly threats. Because people who felt excluded could and would rebel, it was important to entertain a sense of belonging to the Empire to cultivate this patriotic feeling of imperial pride. Among more complex reasons, the Indian Mutiny was famously triggered by rumours over the nature of the grease used for the cartridges of military rifles. Whether it was actually true that beef grease (insulting to the Hindoo religion) or pork grease (insulting to Islam) had been used in the fabrication of those cartridges, ‘what was important in all this was not the objective truth, but what the people believed to be true.
In a soliloquy, he clearly states his intentions of turning the tides of his misfortune upon those who had caused it. Iago aspires to make an “ass” out of Othello by tricking him into making Cassio his opposition. Iago displays his intention by saying “I’ll have our Michael Cassio on the hip, Abuse him to the Moor in rank garb”(2.1.327-328). He wishes to put Cassio in a state of disadvantage and then take that disadvantage and report it to Othello. Iago believes that by doing this he would be able to receive the rank that he truly deserves and get back at Iago for taking his rank, all while having his way with
Question No. 10 Answer: The furthest point of Hobbes' state of nature is embodied as the war of each man against each man. This one line aggregates up the seriousness of the situation introduced by Hobbes and illuminates why the life of man must be terrible, brutish and short. This position of Hobbes is landed at systematically that maybe makes him the father of political science. Regarding human organization Hobbes saw movement as creating enjoyment or displeasure inside of us.
(Conrad, Part II) The defense against Achebe’s aforementioned conclusion that racism exists covert within the ornately nautical imagery of Heart of Darkness relies chiefly upon Conrad’s assumed authorial intent: it asserts that Conrad 's dehumanized portrayal of indigenous Africans aims to underscore the inhuman brutality imposed by the imperialistic goals of European civilization. This is evident, for example, when Conrad illuminates, through protagonist Marlow, the thematically maddening futility of imperialism as he recounts a story about Frensleven, a Danish colonizer who kills a native chief in an effort to “[assert] his self-respect in some way.” (Conrad, Part I) Accordingly, the Africans encountered within Heart of Darkness are not inherently savage, but rather are made so by the forces of imperialism, ultimately rendered “nothing but black shadows of diseases and starvation” because of
This is a process of othering which supports the idea of subjugation and mastering of the inferior. And in most cases, might take a violent approach in an effort to define the ‘other’ as subjects and the empire/colonial government itself as the superior and lord over those it colonises and intend to ‘liberate’. Moreover, this form of imposition through checkmating anything the colonised see as a form of identity as portrayed in “And check our racial pride;” (12) can include language suppression as Macaulay suggested in his book, Minutes,
American Revolutions: Chapter 3 Distillation In Chapter 3 of American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750 – 1804, entitled “Slaves”, Alan Taylor describes an America dependent upon British rule while struggling with its own identity and concepts of freedom. The Colonists, angered by burdensome British taxation, initially bristle at the thought of independence from the Crown; it is only after continued subjugation to their oppressive Tax Acts that they grow despondent and rebellious and envision the possibility of self-governance. Britain mocks the irony of the Sons of Liberty decrying their enslavement while enslaving others, further highlighting the incongruity of their plight. The divide deepens between rulers and ruled. Slavery
The Declaration of Independence acts as the American Colonies’ formal set of grievances against the King of England. Before citing the injustices experienced, the statement begins with a formal introduction contending that the people have the right to create their own government when necessary. Following is a more philosophical assertion which argues that when a state begins to harm the given rights of the population, it is completely justifiable to begin a revolution to overthrow the subjugator. Next comes the list of complaints directed at the Crown, which range from the abolition of American charters to the dissolution of the Representative Houses. Finally, it concludes with a denunciation of the situation and announce the United States
Colonial leaders attempted to strike a balance between the demands of their English subjects and their Indian allies, but ultimately found this to beimpossible. For example, Berkeley’s efforts to protect friendly Indians—who,suspiciously enough, were his partners in the growing fur and slave