The French, Haitian, and American Revolutions were all sparked from the minds of the colonists, slaves, or lower classes who were treated with inequality by their own governments. In each location, there was a noticeable trend of mistreatment between government and people. In Haiti, slaves brought over by the French who captured the island, and forced them into brutal labor in what was the most valuable and wealthy are at the time. The government and leadership in France was corrupt as they were in much debt. King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette lived in Versailles far from the other forms of government, abusing the country wealth.
Corruption comes from power concentrated in a singular place. In Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens exposes a sense of absurdity when describing how the jails and prisoners are kept and the satirical way he describes the court itself, serves to expose the horrific yet laughable state of law and order in England in order to parallel the court to the mob in France. The absurdity when Dickens describes the way the court is run exposes the horrific state of law in England in order to parallel the mob in France to the court. While Dickens describes the court scene, he explains the conditions of where the prisoners are kept before being taken to court. Dickens revealed how the jails were where the, “Dire Diseases were bred [and how the they] came into the court with the prisoners,” eventually infecting the judge too.
During the 1800’s someone began destroying the innocent lives of others. Slashing throats, deforming faces, and keeping ahold of body parts became a horrifying time for many. The ghastly age alternated into dreadful myths that has stuck for a whole generation. The rumors and stories about the tragedies kept everyone in their residence and people did not want to leave. The mystery of not knowing who the murderer was made the city of Whitechapel a very frightening and menacing place to live.
a mad world Madness, lobotomies, electro-shocks, misfits, normality; these words are the ones the people use when they talked about mental illness in the 19th Century. The 50’s and the 60’s were difficult times to live with a mental disorder, due to the fact that they were a stigma to the society and we all know how a stigma works: it consumes the people with fear. In the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey puts in the spotlight the mental institutions and the “great solutions” that the government and psychiatrists developed. And it makes you wonder: Were they mentally ill or they made them believe that? Throughout Ken Kesey 's novel, “One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest,” the use of manipulation is a recurring, the character that uses it the most if the Nurse Ratchet.
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Physical Effects Of Prejudice The consequences of prejudice can be to the biggest or to the smallest extent as seen in the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Although prejudice effects all people differently, the characters throughout the novel experience the uniting commonality of being considered outcasts in their society. This is depicted through Harper’s writing when Dolphus Raymond is victimized due to his actions, Boo Radley’s reputation becomes forever tarnished and Atticus is besmirched by the citizens of Maycomb.
In Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart, Poe writes about how his characters are driven to commit murder and how their guilt eats them alive. The dark plots used is his writings exemplify the threshold of the unknown through the way that individuals are viewed as evil. All of his writings have some sort of violence that is driven by supernatural occurrences. The man in The Tell-Tale Heart has an eye that is scary and seen as potential evil that drives the narrator crazy and eventually causes murder.
Although he supported the idea of people rising up against tyranny, the violence that characterized the French Revolution troubled him. In the preface to his novel he says “to add something to the popular and picturesque means understanding that terrible time”. The story is set in London, Paris and the French countryside at the time of French Revolution. The book is sympathetic to the overthrow of the French aristocracy but highly critical of the reign of terror that followed. The whole book is dominated by the guillotine-tumbrels thundering to and fro and the bloody knives.
The King and the Queen ruled for the rich and forgot about the poor. The bourgeoisie and the merchants struggled to survive, paid high taxes and had no quality of life. This revolted the majority of people who fought for their rights and changed France ever since. In 1789,
In my opinion, it may be the revealing of the sentiments towards the upper classes in France –sentiments that later led to the Reign of Terror during the Revolution. The resentment towards the bourgeois became so encompassing, that the violence shifted from animal abuse to literally killing the French nobility. It began because of the mistreatment of the apprentices by their journeymen and masters under the guild system. A man by the name of Nicolas Contat was so angry that his boss’s cat was better cared for, that he snuck onto roofs mimicking feline noises.
“But if these envious people are among my friends, I’d rather not know who they are, because then I’d be forced to hate them,” (Dumas 26). Three ‘friends’ framed Dantes. Danglars, who was the purser of the Pharaon, wanted to become captain. Dantes was going to get
The McCarthy hearings and the Salem witch trials accurately represent the saying, "Desperate times call for desperate measures. " In the 1950s, the McCarthy hearings tainted lives by falsely accusing those in the film industry of being associated with Communism. In the 17th century, the Salem witch trials charged innocent villagers of practicing witchcraft. Victims from the McCarthy hearings were isolated and ruined, while victims from the Salem trials were hanged and shunned.
Politicians and businessmen alike exploited government revenue from railroads and whiskey taxes for personal profit. Panic of 1873-1873. 6. Due to overspeculation and overbuilding, widespread depression and business failures ensued. As a result, struggling debtors
The 1950s harbored one of the largest witch hunts in world history, the second Red Scare. This brutal political movement targeted Communists, Socialists, and members of subversive groups, physically and socially maiming those citizens. Led by Joseph McCarthy, innocent members of society were figuratively “burned at the stake” in public trials and accused them of Communism and espionage. McCarthy’s ruthless tactics sparked the development of “McCarthyism,” which today refers to any unfounded accusation of a person with immaterial evidence. The second Red Scare is comparable to Salem Village, Massachusetts where the original witch hunt began, based off of mass hysteria, just like the Red Scare.
The Most important events happened in London, England and Paris, France (1775-1790). A major event that happened in London, England was the bad court system that they had. It shows how bad the court system is by how they charged Charles Darnay with treason. Treason is when you betray your own country and/or when you try to kill someone from that country. The public assumed that he’s felonious of betraying the country so Darnay goes on trial to show that he’s not guilty.
How Paranoia and blame Affected the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy hearings In the 1690’s, a wave of fear for the devil washed over Salem, Massachusetts, resulting in the accusations of 200 supposed witches and the execution of 20. Almost 200 years later, after World War II, communists were highly feared. The strong urge to stay away from communists led to the McCarthy hearings where many innocent people were accused and tried for being communists. The Salem trials and the McCarthy hearings have many ties, the two closest being how paranoia highly affected the actions of individuals related to the cases and that the only way to save one’s self was to blame others.