For example, the well known leader of India’s independence movement, Gandhi, was assassinated by, “a Hindu extremist who objected to Gandhi’s tolerance for the Muslims, “(History.com, 1948 Gandhi Assassinated). The main reason for his assassination was that someone was intolerant of his tolerance for the Muslims. This portrays another time in which intolerance led to death. Also, the assassination of Gandhi is similar to that of Martin Luther King Jr., the main civil rights leader in the United States during the sixties who often protested the unfair treatment of blacks in America. His assassination is obscured by conspiracy, as to whether or not his convicted assassin really acted alone or if he conspired with others.
As a result of this, racist organizations were founded to wreaked havoc on former slaves. Secret societies in the southern united states, such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Knights of the White Camellia used violence against the blacks. Their goal was often to keep blacks out of politics. Our textbook states, “In other states, where blacks were a majority or where the populations of the two races were almost equal, whites used outright intimidation and violence to undermine the Reconstruction regimes” (Brinkley 368). The people involved in such organizations were using violence to take away the fifteenth amendment right from the former slaves.
The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization that began its rage in 1765. This vicious group committed cruel and brutal acts. They were set against the idea of the stamp act. Many believed that the sons of liberty were heroes, but truly they were an organization of fanatics. The name “ Sons of Liberty” was taken from Isaac Barre’s speech.
The Misfit is an escaped convict who travels with two cohorts that help him murder innocent people. Obviously an evil man, Arthur F. Bethea describes The Misfit as the anti-christ, stating: “Indeed, like Satan, The Misfit is an anti-Christ… The most significant contrast is that Jesus sacrificed himself so that his true followers could enjoy everlasting life, while O’Connor’s villain is relentlessly associated with death” (247). The Misfit is angry at jesus, he states: "Jesus was the only one that ever raised the dead," The Misfit continued, "and He shouldn't have done it. If He did what He said, then there's nothing for you to do but throw away everything and follow him, and if He didn't, then it's nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left…" The Misfit does not believe in Jesus so he believes that life is pointless.
As a result he used his power to take over the world. Alexander the Great is a villain because he murdered and tortured innocent people and took over civilizations against their free will. Alexander the Great is a villain because he murdered and tortured innocent people. Alexander has killed people because he wanted to be known as great, but heroes do not kill innocent people, they save them.
The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
The Revenge of the Outsiders Revenge: to take vengeance for; inflict punishment for. The American society is quick to outcast those who are different and do not fulfill the American Dream expectations. Truman Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, tells the real life story of the Clutter family who were known as the perfect family. The Clutter’s were murdered by two men that were outsiders their whole life because they were different and did not meet the ideal image presented.
Robert Smith had an extreme mindset due to the injustice of black people he saw on a day to day basis, this then, turned into a violence mindset and Robert Smith began killing innocent white people. Robert Smith could not take the pressure in being Sevens Days, which is one of the reasons that Robert Smith committed suicide. In the article I read “ An Excursion into the Black World: The “Seven Days” in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon,” there a quote that I read that strongly connects to my argument “ It is surely death that a black man faces when he murders a white person in America.” Although nobody killed Robert Smith because of the death he had inflicted on white people, Robert Smith still faced death due to the stress of being in the Seven Days. Robert Smith had an extreme mindset that made him join the Sevens Days to cause violence on innocent white people.
In Zinn 's book, Nathaniel Bacon is described as a manipulative man, who persuaded the gullible to agree with his ideas and values. The rebellion itself was because Bacon hated both the elite and the indians, and after he was released from prison for being a rebel, he took his 'army ' and began attacking innocent indians. After Bacon had died, Zinn includes the fact that the anti-rebel forces tricked Bacon 's militia into thinking that if they surrendered, the slaves and servants (who made up most of the rebels) would be given freedom. Instead, they took them back to their masters. The governemt strived to stop the rebellion for two reasons: to make a policy to control indians, and to discourage rebellion in the future.
The actions and words of Andrew Johnson were very contradictory. The cartoon states: "Treason is a crime and must be made odious, and traitors must be punished". He told the people of a reconstruction plan that was supposed to punish the confederate rebels. Johnson did the opposite by ordering many pardons The Northern Republicans in Congress were ostracized because he continually vetoed their attempts at reconstruction.
It has been 158 years since John Brown’s raid on Harper’s ferry and to this day historians are questioning whether his actions should deem him a hero or the first true American terrorist. When asking ourselves the question, “Is John Brown a terrorist?” we must first determine what a terrorist is. It is not a term to be used lightly and we must consider both the literal definition of the word and society's understanding of the word before burdening someone with such a heavy title. In comparing Brown’s impassioned steps towards freedom to both the denotation and connotation of the word ‘terrorist,’ we can see that John Brown’s actions do not earn him such a title.
The Civil War was caused by a combination of the problems of slavery, state’s rights, economic sectional differences, and political blunders and extremism. These factors combined in the 1850s to create a tense environment in which nearly every action could potentially lead to war. While the Civil War was inevitable, it was definitely partially caused by the extremism and poor political leadership of the preceding decade. However, these factors emerged out of cultural, economic, and political differences that were nearly a century in the making. There can be no doubt that extremism over issues of slavery factored into the causes of the Civil War.
John Brown's raid, while viewed as a failure, was a big success for the North in their fight against slavery. While he didn't manage to do much damage before getting caught and executed, it was the symbolism that lasted after his death that made an impact. He was viewed as a martyr by the North, and it began the notion that violence was needed to achieve