“That man was one of the greatest men in Umuofia. You drove him to kill himself;” (Achebe, Pg. 183) Okonkwo, a man of power who was greatly revered by his family, lost all his valuable objects, power, titles, and his son due to the white men’s new religion. He could not stand seeing his own religion fading away and thus, hanged himself. Those extremists who were introduced a new culture were at first in a great dilemma but their minds were later occupied with anger.
The downfall from his position was cold for Wolsey because he was casted out and it came as a surprise. The bitterness of Wolsey’s change was the reason for it being something he believed in and forcing Wolsey to move down hurt him. Fatal because Wolsey’s position in the kingdom was his whole life, to him that was his sole purpose to advise the king. Now Wolsey’s place is new, it makes him full of
Many of the American people favored President John F. Kennedy and were utterly upset and grieving when he was killed. Some people felt that he was too inexperienced, young, and scandalous to efficiently carry-out the duties of the president of the United States, despite that, they were still shocked when he was assassinated. The evidence that was found of President Kennedy’s death was incredibly contradicting, therefore conspiracy theories have been formulated throughout the years. One of those theories is that the hit was ordered by the Mafia; they would have many reasons, such as, to show power, to retaliate, and eliminate their problem. The Mafia usually completes tasks underhandedly.
Contempt Machiavelli argues is something to be avoided. “A shrewd prince will lay his foundations on what is under his own control...He should simply take pains not to be hated” (Machiavelli 47). This is the establishment of a theme that Machiavelli continues through the rest of the book, the theme distilled is that a loathed prince cannot remain in power for his people will not support someone they hate and welcome his demise. Machiavelli then dedicates the entirety of chapter XIX to avoiding hatred. Creon of course though his execution of Antigone earns the hatred of his people and is unable to retain his rule because of the lack of support from his people.
Nwoye avoided to be alone with his father out of fear, while Okonkwo grieved over his deed. “Okonkwo did not answer. But he left hold of Nwoye, who walked away and never returned.” (Achebe, 152). Since the new religion came Nwoye was fascinated by what the missionaries believed in causing Nwoye to renounce his previous culture, and leave his family behind. The religion greatly angered Okonkwo because it made his oldest son to betray his beliefs and morals since birth.
Matthew Maule, knowing the events that transpired between his grandfather and Colonel Pyncheon, held a deep hatred towards the Pyncheons. He still believed that the house of the seven gables, and the land it rested on, belonged to his family. When the two met, Gervayse told Maule that he thought Maule might have known the whereabouts of a deed to a tract of land near the town. The deed had disappeared during the building of the house. After some discussion, the young Maule agreed to help Gervayse, but only under one condition.
His father was abusive and corrupt. Ellis said that he has absolutely no respect for his father because the things he has done in his life and the lack of want to change. He said he would be willing to let his father back into his life if he was willing to change, and he wasn’t. This hurt Ellis even more because he felt like he was a disappointment to his family because at that point, he cut all of his family out of his life. This played a major role in the writing of American Psycho.
They also rejected the claims which they were being accused of. Because the characters in the godfather are family men, and claim to never commit crimes again, they continue to commit severe crimes very frequently. In both situations it relates to them both not being able to take ownership and pay the consequences for their mistakes. From a Morality perspective, looking back at the social contract theory its states that “The belief is that human beings got together long ago in social groups and they entered a social contract, or agreement, to act in a particular way” going off of that their is a reason for the criminal code of conduct and for prison systems set in place. Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not.
For one, I’m sure many who held the same political opinion as Wells thought he was insane, as Hitler was purging the government of anyone who didn’t align with his ideologies. Secondly, many probably considered him brave and heroic, as all 94 SPD member voted to against the act. Today, I would imagine this is the sentiment that follows, considering the repercussions that followed within the next seven years. On the other hand, the opposing parties, such as the NSDAP and the old elites, more than likely considered this propaganda to halt their “socialist” revolution. With that being said, Wells went into exile, like many other of his fellow social democrats, and were in fact deprived of their