In Cohen’s elucidation of Othello, he comments on the strong and prominent theme of white supremacy. Othello has pushed aside most, if not all, of his cultural characteristics in favor of adopting Venetian traits. He does this as a way to earn back some respect that he lost because of his skin color. Throughout the whole play, Othello is the victim of racial slurs that would demand serious punishment if they were directed at a white man. Cohen contradicts himself in this article when he says that Othello’s suicide “proclaims the triumph of the white civilization”(325) while demeaning himself, but then comments on how Othello reasserts his value with a simple statement.
It is because we as a nation are fearful of what we say, write, think, and especially of using the wrong words that may be denounced as insensitive, racist, sexist, or homophobic, that we give political correctness an unintentional, threatening power. Political correctness’ historical roots lie in a variation of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle. Much like Marxism, political correctness is deemed as a totalitarian ideology, where it used as a means to limit free thought. It’s origins can be traced back to the installation of the Frankfurt School in 1923. The school was founded with the intention to develop
He is the perfect image of humanity, he is a God, but acts as a beast. Excess of pleasure can drive humans away from sanity and become uncontrollable. What they don’t realize is that madness actually lies within them, they are the reason behind the terror and discord. Dionysus may appear as the hero at first, however he is the one that turned Thebes upside down, and caused chaos. Dionysus is referred to as God of wine; wine makes man calm and care-free, however, excess of it turns them violent .
Totalitarianism is defined by that it seeks to politicize every aspect of social and personal existence, rather than to just suppress political opposition (Heywood,2013:269). Other examples of totalitarian states are Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s USSR. Totalitarianism involves persistent ideological manipulation and open brutality as well as propaganda. Totalitarianism is seen as an oppressive form of rule and has many disadvantages such as the abuse of power. In the words of Lord Acton (1834-1902) “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This leads to the exploitation of the population.
Irving’s Depiction of Women Letty Cottin Pogrebin once said, “When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition.” Washington Irving is at times sanctioned as being a misogynist as a result of his well-known writings such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. While his depictions of women represented in his writings were heinous, I do not believe Irving was a misogynist. The corruption women faced in the olden times were the social norm, and men were possibly unaware of any other way to treat women. In today’s times, it is a law that not only women, but everybody must be treated with respect without discrimination or racial injustices.
Consequently, implies Emilia is promiscuous by directly saying to her, “A thing for me? It is a common thing” (3.3.311), referring to her as sexually “common” among men. Furthermore, Iago creates a false immoral image of Desdemona to Othello base on simple interpretation concluding Desdemona is adulterous, however, Othello ultimately convinces himself and perceives Desdemona as adulterous. At first, Iago distorts the reality to make Othello think his wife is deceiving him, but Othello is not fully convinced until he starts misinterpreting Desdemona actions, implying he perceives her as adulterous. Othello at first holds that “Desdemona’s honest” (3.3.230), but something as simple as a lost handkerchief makes him see his wife as an adulterous and called
What does history disclose but marks of inferiority, and how few women have emancipated themselves from the galling yoke of sovereign man? So few, that the exceptions remind me of an ingenious conjecture respecting Newton: that he was probably a being of a superior order, accidentally caged in a human body.” (Vindication of the rights of a woman, Mary Wollstonecraft, ch 2, pg). She calls all these prejudices against women. She believes that We will not know about women’s capabilities until they are not given the same respect and education as it is given to men. In Wollstonecraft’s time society was a way long from achieving this goal.
Richard Gill (275) also opines that “Macbeth does great evil, but his acts can hardly be blamed on the sister’s”, and “it’s natural for him to want to be the leader”(274). So, it conveys that Macbeth’s crime is natural, but unnatural to Lady Macbeth. We see that “masculine brutality is celebrated in Macbeth’s character, readers today find the similar passionate drive in Lady Macbeth to be vile and horrible” (Kathrynbuckk n.pag.). Marilyn French (17) notices “Lady Macbeth is not so judged; she is seen as supernaturally evil. Her crime is heinous because it violates her social role, which has been erected into a principle of experience: She fails to uphold the feminine principle.” Patriarchal society degrades Lady Macbeth and controls her such a way which they want and make her insignificant.
This makes them a villain because they are prejudiced against Tom Robinson. Furthermore, a villain is someone who is conceited. Mr. Collins is a villain because he thinks he is better than everyone because of his wealth. This is like Mayella because she thinks she is a cut above because she is white. Mr. Collins doesn’t understand why someone wouldn’t want to marry him, so he tells Lizzie “*Reasons 2 Get
A consensus along the side of banning speech is that we are to civil to have hate speech. “this issue has already been decided; impugning someone because of their race, gender or orientation is not acceptable in a civil society”(McElwee). Because of this people shouldn 't be up to someone 's genetics to decide how they should be treated modern society. The consensus from the other side is all speech should be protected, but only blatant offensive actions should be banned. Speech is a fundamental right and should be protected.
In being an anti-imperialist the worrisome is not that one opposes the idea of expansion of religion, commercial, and constitutional. It’s that with the annexing of these tropical islands would come to a result of the American system of self government would be that America might abandon this idea that makes America that nation it is to this point. Three reasons why the U.S should avoid imperialism is because it fails to follow that criteria of the constitution, could lead to tyrants like behavior, and could lead to conflict One argument that can’t be missed is the fact that the constitutions sets forth a principle that states “consent of the governed” after further research this means that to imperialize and annex other islands would violate