1. “How did Lincoln and Johnson each approach reconstruction?” Johnson did not have Lincoln’s moral sense and political judgement when it came to reconstruction. “As wartime president, Lincoln had offered amnesty to all but high-ranking Confederates” (464). Lincoln had proposed that when ten percent of a rebellious states voters had sworn loyalty (taken an oath), then the state would be restored to the Union as long as it had approved the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery. Confederate states rejected Lincoln's offer, however Congress then proposed the Wade-Davis Bill, which Henretta refers to as a tougher substitute to Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan.
More specifically, the Leibnizian Optimism way of thinking. This is the same philosophy that Candide and Dr. Pangloss preach. The notion that all events good or bad are all part of God's grand plan is an absurd concept to accept. Voltaire takes this idea to the absolute extremes in his novella. He makes the optimists Candide and Dr. Pangloss experience torture, unjust executions, rapes, robberies, and violent acts of nature.
Throughout the book, Matt was repeatedly called an “animal”. In fact, he was called, “an animal” so many times that he considered himself to be an animal. On page 92, when Maria said that Matt is like a wild animal, Matt replied that he is an animal. On page 159, Matt and Maria discuss that Matt can’t go to heaven because he doesn't have a soul and all animals don’t have souls. Everyone’s insults had such an effect on Matt that he considered himself to be an “animal” for the majority of the book and his life.
With the lion by his side he roams the woods and finds himself helping Gawaiin’s relatives against the giant, Harpin whose in carnal lust with Gawaiin’s niece. When he goes up against the Harpin he is fighting his pride of self reputation, he doesn't give up his name due to that being what got him to drown in despair and depression in the first place. When he left his lady of Landuc, he left to add honor to his name and glory. “The lord Yvain, so I surmise from what I’ve heard won every prize.” on page 75, lines 2511-12. He let his need for more power dictate his life making him lose respect from others for breaking an oath of returning to his lady within a year.
Lincoln declares that this longstanding document created by the founding fathers instilled that “all men are created equal” (Qtd. in Lincoln). This document has always been a source of pride and hope for Americans, as in the beginning, it was used to separate from a tyrannical, oppressive leader, and even today, Americans celebrate its publishing every Fourth of July. Lincoln alludes to this document in order to justify his condemnation of slavery, as slavery contradicts the founding fathers’ message of equality. He also implies that his opposition, the Confederacy, is similarly oppressive in its
In this passage, the author describes how Harrison looks and his handicaps. “Scrap metal was hung all over him. Ordinarily, there was a certain symmetry, a military neatness to the handicaps issued to strong people but Harrison looked like a walking junkyard. In the race of life, Harrison carried three hundred pounds. And to offset his good looks, the H-G men required that he wear at all times a red rubber ball for a nose, keep his eyebrows shaved off, and cover his even white teeth with black caps at snaggletooth random.”This illustrates how the government took away uniqueness.
The story of the Christmas Truce was not an example of chivalry in the depths of war but rather a tale of subversion. Enemy troops were so close that they could hear each other voices and even smell their cooking. The General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien believed this proximity posed “the greatest danger” to the soldiers and told the Divisional Commanders to prohibit any friendly intercourse with the enemy. Still a century later the truce has been remembered as a testament to the power of hope and humanity in a truly dark hour of history. And though the Christmas Truce may have been a one-off in the conflict, the fact that it remains so widely commemorated speaks to the fact that at its heart it symbolizes a very human desire for peace, no matter what the circumstances
All the warriors gather to celebrate Beowulf because he defeats Grendel. Alliteration is used “morning” and “many” to emphasize A stressed syllable of “warrior” is used to demonstrate that the warriors that have gathered in the morning are stronger than any demon such a Grendel. The line is then broken up with commas leaving “as I’ve heard” (837) in the center slowing down the line for a dramatic pause. This causes the reader wanting to learn about the gossip of what was heard. The alliteration “ flocking from far”(838) gives off a smooth echo sound, creating an image of the distance the clan-chiefs have from the monster’s footprints.
For example, take Korczak Ziolkowski’s personal monument to Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse was the chief of the Lakota tribe in South Dakota who fought against encroachments by white settlers. His resistance and bravery in the face of insurmountable opposition has made him into a well-known and revered symbol of hope in the face of oppression. The problem here lies not in Ziolkowski 's motive for the memorial, but rather in the fact that he intends to honor Crazy Horse in the most ironically tone-deaf way possible. Ziolkowski has chosen to carve Crazy Horse’s likeness into the side of a mountain in the Black Hills, similar in the manner that white settlers carved the faces of old presidents into the face of Mount Rushmore.
As he begins his creation he attests, “No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe