They make Ender do what he hates most, hurting others, by isolating him into not trusting anybody, moulding him to the perfect commander, then tricking him into believing he was only battling simulations. In this case, even though Graff detests manipulating and lying to Ender, he feels it is ultimately okay because the outcome of exploiting Ender is saving humankind. One person is manipulated for the greater common good of humanity as a whole. While Graff and other adults manipulate Ender, Peter and Valentine
Clashes over power and transitions across dynasties and lineages defines modern China. The intermingling of various cultures and walks of life, are a result of the warring dynasties. Constant usurping of power, decentralized powers create this melting pot. To understand modern China, it is important to pay homage to the exemplary patrons: Ancient Dynasties, ranging from Neolithic patriarchies to centralized empires. While many of these dynasties were separated by centuries and kilometers, an examination in the process of their ambition can reveal details about their impact on modernity.
Some groups that entered the power vacuum include the Han Dynasty in China and the emergence of an imperial Rome. The imperial administrations of Han China (206 B.C.E.- 220 C.E.) and imperial Rome (31 B.C.E.-476 C.E.) had similar set-up bureaucracies and saw their downfall through their alike policies, however their method to define society differed. One of the biggest similarities that exists between the Han and Roman administrations was the composition
I felt like this movie showed a great example of what the gladiator competitions in the Colosseum looked like. Not only was this movie entertaining, but it also had some important information in it. It showed how a person 's position was never guaranteed in the Roman civilization. A person could go from being a general in the army one minute, to a slave the next. This film did a good job of showing how unstable their positions really were.
The use of cliches in The Matrix is plentiful. It’s essentially the story of a messed up world/society whose fate is in the hands of a motley crew of rebels, specifically counting on one person (normally a man) to lead and save them all. The man, initially skeptical of his abilities to lead and carry such a burden on his shoulders, eventually succeeds, saving the day and getting the girl; because the (in this case, awkward) romance subplot is vital to the formula, however unnecessary it may be to the story as a whole. Is it even really a male-lead action movie if there isn’t a blatant display of the protagonist’s hetereosexuality?
Confucianism is a belief or an idea. The purpose of this was to show people how to be in harmony with their place in life. Legalism is a ruling made by Shi Huangdi, who was a strict ruler in china. The purpose of this ruling was to get the people of china to follow the rule, and if they didn’t there was a very harsh punishment. Although confucianism and legalism have some similarities, but the differences between the two are amazingly clear.
There are numerous civilizations that came across the different lands in the world and each played a distinctive role and had its own rules and laws. Geography played a critical role in shaping civilizations, and this is particularly true of ancient Greek. The two rivals of ancient Greece were close together on a map but far apart in what they valued and how they lived their lives. Sparta and Athens had similar forms of government; both city states were in part governed by elected assemblies. However, the top rulers of Athens were elected, while Sparta 's were not.
“It is no use trying to escape their arrange by submission or good behavior. They have pillagedd the world… If an enemy is rich, they are greedy, if he is poor, they crave glory...They make a desert and call it peace.” (Tacitus 22). Despite Tacitus not being present during this speech made by Calgacus who was one of the leaders of the Britons.This second hand account of the speech granted Tacitus the ability to put up a mirror of Roman ambition. Tacitus represented the best qualities of Roman attributes through his father in law Agricola. A man to which through Tacitus’ writings the manifestation of Roman perfection.
Thus, Cassius and Antony are more similar to each other even though it was Cassius and Brutus who killed Caesar and Antony was on Caesar’s side. Brutus is the man of liberty, honor and Rome. He is an idealist and is well respected. Cassius has something that Brutus does not, such as ability of manipulating people and experiences as a good soldier. Similarly, Antony is a practical man, but he still knows how to admit and acknowledge someone else’s good sides unlike Cassius who’s always jealous.
During the warring time period, 479 BCE - 221 BCE, many Chinese philosophies were created. The Warring Period was a time of conflict between different feudal states. Some of the conflict was resolved using various philosophies. Two popular philosophies created during that time were Mohism and Legalism. Mohism “became influential when technical intelligence began to challenge traditional priest craft in ancient China” (philosophy.hku.hk).
Comparing Ender’s experience with Salamander and Rat army; when Salamander army’s leader Bonzo first meets Ender he immediately sees him as someone who has no potential and will be an obstacle in the games. While Rat army’s leader Rose first believed that Ender had potential but then learned that Bonzo had lied to him when they had traded Ender and wanted him to be gone. Contrasting Ender’s experience with both armies; Salamander army was organized and precise, whereas Rat army was a bit immature and accepted Ender somewhat quickly.
Zinn presents his information in a way that he looks at the good and bad the same, focuses a little bit more on the bad than good but is not inclined one way or the other too much if at all. Question 2: The overall view of Schweikart and Allen is patriotic, showing that even through the bad things The United States is a major power off the world and most if not all of its actions are great things. Such as FDR bringing the U.S. out of the Depression, helping win World War 1 and World War 2, and disarming countries of some of their nuclear weapons making the world safer. While the overall view of Zinn is The United States is not all that it’s cracked up to be so to speak, the U.S. has done some very bad things in its past and some of the good things did not turn out to be as good as expected. Such as the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and how it responded to Labor Unions and strikers.
Earlier in the text Archidamus, a Spartan, explains that the Spartan’s slowness in decision making is due to their “clear-headed self-control” (27.84). However, they do not exhibit this quality when Alcibiades easily manipulates them into trusting him. He begins his argument by asserting that others have done “worse things” in the past than deserting their country in a time of need. However, instead of actually citing what instances he is referring to, he compensates for his lack of evidence by telling his audience that he was a better “[leader] of the city as a whole” (127). Alcibiades is manipulating his “evidence” into seeming more substantial than it truly is by telling the audience that these “others… have incited the mob to worse things” (127).
With the Party’s propaganda and absolute control, the people of Oceania no longer have a memory of the past; however, the paperweight is beautiful and purposeless, which is a great representation of the goods in the previous time. Thus, Winston hopes he could get in touch with the past by having this paperweight which comes from the past. Under the control of the Party, it is almost impossible to get anything from the past like this paperweight, that is why the paperweight attracts Winston so much. Also, the paperweight represents Winston’s hope in rebelling against the Party, which is beautiful and useless. It is commonly believed that Winston desires to reconnect with the past because he dreams the past is like the secret world in the paperweight which has happiness and freedom rather than the government’s control.
Naturally, power tends to gravitate to those most talented at oration, the demagogues, which is not a necessarily a problem. The issue arrives when the demagogues reduce the power of the people and bend the system to their selfish interests. Pericles “would put into [the Athenians] fear with his speeches” when they were restless and “would raise their spirits and courage” when they were afraid (57). Here, Pericles meticulously controls them, almost herds the Athenians to his will. Even if his actions are for “taking care of the commonwealth,” Pericles reduces the political power of the people to practically zero.