We all know the story of David and Goliath. The young David, armed with only a peasant 's sling, defeated the gigantic warrior, Goliath, and became the hero of the Hebrew people. It 's a story from the Bible, and one that became very popular during the Italian Renaissance, the period of artistic and social innovation from the 14th-16th centuries. Many Italian artists created images of David and Goliath. But how different can these images really be?
Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy on May 3, 1469. Machiavelli was one of the most contentious political philosophers of his time. Machiavelli was employed as a "Florentine secretary" and during that time, Machiavelli started to notice the power that one person had over an entire country. In 1513 Machiavelli wrote his most well-known works “The Prince,” in which Machiavelli voices his political concepts of ruling a country. “The Prince,” explains the political struggles of being ruled by callous leaders and power battles.
One cannot help but remember the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, whose name was feminized by Martin Waldseenmuller  in 1507 to provide the American continent with its name – The Godfather introduces characters who work to establish a re-masculinised America by revealing the inherent irony in Bonasera’s opening lines. What I intend to examine, is the dialectical notions of revenge, justice, masculinity, and morality present in Puzo’s America of the 1940’s -embodied in the form of a power-struggle between the host culture (America), and the Italian immigrant culture gaining predominance at the core of the American mafia, as represented by the Corleone family. I also intend to trace and look into the fractured expressions of
He destroyed his oncoming opponents in the eye of the public which gained him a great reputation and name for himself, perceived as the leader they needed for the positive future in Germany to be. Hitler used every downfall in society including the Treaty of Versailles, the Weimar Republic and the Great Depression as a gain and advantages he had, including being an outsider. Although Hitler was an Austrian, he was always impressed of Germany, he fought for Germany and many Germans didn 't realize he was an
Their books about Ancient Roman and Roman Empire fall inspired his political career. French Emperor Napoleon also contributed to his career. He always admired his military genius, especially how he made a comeback on battles. He had purposed to write his biography but time was never sufficient, he was always angered when Napoleon was compared to Hitler. He said; “It seems an insult to the great Emperor and warrior, he said, to connect him in any way with a squalid caucus boss and butcher.” ("Who were Winston Churchill's biggest heroes?"
First of all, both men had constantly used terror to preserve their sovereignty (). Hitler and Stalin had created the Gestapo and NKVD respectively (). Both secret police consisted of thugs whose sole duty was to eliminate their respective totalitarians challengers (Waugh, 2001). Both secretive organizations were also used in purging millions of people during the development of their respective leaders’ personality cult (). Such ruthlessness would result in people becoming too intimidated to voice their dissatisfaction against the state ().
She left a legacy for her amazing way with words and through her honest encounter with hiding and the “death camps” spread throughout Germany. Thanks to the World War II and the Holocaust, millions of Jews suffered horrific fates. Hitler, the German leader who led the Nazi, was the source of all this Jewish racial mistreatment. He believed that Jews were the cause for all of Germany’s problems and promised a “golden future” if all the Jews were eradicated from the world. This “golden future” was the cause of a bigger Nazi because Germans did not want problems in their country.
Hitler’s violent passion towards the executors of the assassination and the idea of revenge if very obvious in this speech. His passion towards his cause of leading Germany into being the dominant race in Europe is also very visible. Finally “Telos” is the purpose or conclusion of the speech, in this case it was to assure the Germans that he is alive and the plot failed. Thus we use these concepts to show how rhetoric functions, and how Adolf Hitler was eloquent from the rhetoric
In the story of "The Prince" written by Niccole Machiavelli takes place in the sixteenth century, around the time when Italy was not a unified country. Rather, it was more of a collection of city-states, each with its own court and ruler, all aiming to gain power over one another. On top of the commotion from the toggle war of power between the city states, Italy became a battleground for the French, the Spanish, the Germans, and as well as the Catholic Church under the Popes. At the time the Popes had so much power, that they were practically equal to a secular king during that time period. Prior of when Italy became a battle ground the major Italian city-state, the republic of Florence, had established ties as an alliance with the French.
Although, Brutus is very loyal to his country and tells the citizens that he has killed Caesar for them. “I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself when it shall please my country to need my death” (8). Brutus tells the citizens that he has killed his best friend for the better of Rome. He tries to convince the citizens that killing Caesar is for the better of Rome. Brutus has the more persuasive trait as he is loyal to his country, not one man.