Oscar Wilde's Examples Of Disobedience Throughout The World

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Disobedience Throughout the World Oscar Wilde claims that disobedience is a valuable human trait. He also argues that disobedience promotes social progress and will continue to promote social progress and reform. Disobedience is the failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority. It has caused many historical events throughout time and our world would not be the same without it. Disobedience is seen all over the world, specifically in Europe, in Russia and in the United States of America. Oscar Wilde makes a valid claim about disobedience promoting social progress. There are many examples of disobedience throughout history. Most have led to reforms and societal progress. An example of disobedience is the reforms of the church made in the 1000’s and 1100’s. Many people including Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Hus, Pope Gregory VII, and John Wycliffe tried to end the corruption in the Catholic Church. The Papacy had begun residing in Avignon, France, instead of Rome, Italy where the Vatican is. They were also they were known for simony in this time period. Simony is the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, for example, pardons or benefices, also known as the selling of indulgences. The church had let people buy away …show more content…

In the early 1900’s the Russian people had become angry at the way the Russian monarchy (Tsar Nicholas II) had handled foreign affairs and how he was treating his people unfairly. They had many protests, one in 1905 and two in 1917. The revolution in 1905 overthrow the absolute monarchy and put in a provisional government. No one really listened to the provisional government, so they overthrew it again in 1917. These revolutions and acts of disobedience led to many unnecessary deaths of innocent people. To the Russian people, this was their only way to meet their goals because if they spoke out against the Tsar, the would’ve been

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