Former UCLA History Professor and author, Roger D. McGrath, in his article, “The Myth of Violence in the Old West,” (Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier, 1984) asserts there is no connection between the violence of the Old West and violence today. Firstly, McGrath begins his article by introducing the main claim. Then introduces Bodie an infamous town known for its crime, located on the trans-Sierra frontier. He then discusses the low rate of larcenous crime found through the FBI index; which the information shows that individuals weren’t the targets and crime was thwarted by citizens. The explanation of the law larceny rate could be due to the fact more citizens were armed, therefore criminals were threatened
The Reign of Terror was one of the worst times in world history. This was a period of time when thousands of people were being executed for unfair reasons because of Robespierre- an absolute monarch who believed that torture and terror were required to have a strong constitutional law. The reign of terror was not justified because Enlightenment ideas were ignored, the rights of the common people were violated, and the methods of punishment were too harsh.
Piety is the quality of being religious and reverent. It is used in a way to refer to win the favor or forgiveness of God. Piousness is an act of doing right things and being the righteous in the eyes of the God and according to Holy scripts, as it is mentioned in Holy Quran “… and whoever respects the signs of Allah, this is (the outcome) of the piety of hearts.” Piety is also a believe or point of view which is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence. The argument between Euthyphro and Socrates started when they met each other at king-archon’s court, where Socrates explained him that he is under indictment by one Meletus for corrupting young and not believing in gods in whom city believes. On the other hand, Euthyphro was there to prosecute
In September 1793 to July 1794, the Reign of Terror killed over 40,000 people in France using the guillotine a machine that made it a simple way to execute a mass amount of people. The Reign of Terror was led by no other than , Robespierre. He was trying to form a new government but instead caused thousands of people to be massacred. Ultimately, The Reign of Terror in France was not justified because the threats did not require it, the methods were too extreme and It did not support the ideals of the revolution.
Should people be persecuted for their beliefs? The Reign of Terror lasted less than two years, from the execution of Louis XVI in January 1793 to late July 1794. During those eighteen months, more than 20,000 French people were put to death by guillotine. Guillotines were large falling blades that were used by political extremists called radicals to decapitate conservatives, who were people that wanted to keep the old ways. It is not right for people to be persecuted for their beliefs. The Reign of Terror in France was not justified. This claim can be supported by looking at three areas: external threat, the internal threat, and the methods.
Intelligence, loyalty, and fearless are only a few traits to describe Odysseus. In the Odyssey he proved to be extremely intelligent. The first time Odysseus showed his intelligence was when he told Polyphemus the cyclops that his name was “nobody.” He did this so when the cyclops ran away he would yell “nobody blinded me” rather than stating his name. He also shows his intelligence by the way he and his crew escaped the cyclops’ cave. Instead of simply walking out and possibly being caught, Odysseus thought that by strapping himself to the bottom of Polyphemus’ sheep he could successfully escape. His act of intelligence saved his and his crew's life.
Disrespecting the gods spells disaster for the mortals held accountable. Menelaus, the king of Sparta, is one who infringed upon the rule that the gods must be respected. When Telemachus visits Sparta in search of information about his missing father, which prompts Menelaus to recall a run in that he had with the Old Man of the Sea. Menelaus was tasked with finding the Old Man, Proteus, to find his way home when stranded in Egypt. Proteus was described as a seer who served Poseidon, so his prophetic power was useful in helping one find their way home. After finding Proteus, Menelaus was not allowed to sail home due to not respecting the gods. Proteus says, “How wrong you were! ...You should have offered Zeus and the other gods a handsome sacrifice, then embarked, if you had hoped for a rapid journey home across the wine-dark sea" (Homer, Odyssey, IV.529-532). By not paying his respects to the gods before going off to war, Menelaus had his voyage prolonged as a result. The only way he could home was to go back to Egypt and pay his respects to Zeus, the king of the gods. Another instance where a mortal angered the gods is after
The Songhai Empire was born out of quarrelling within Mali that eventually led to the independence of Songhai began its journey to becoming a great kingdom of Africa. Soon after its formation, Songhai looked to expand its territory. Their most notable leader, Sonni Ali, revamped their army to prepare for this series of expansions. His army had 30,000 infantry and 10,000 horseman, making it the largest force in western Sudan. This allowed Sonni Ali to take control of Cities such as Jenne and Songhai. He also began molding an organized government and hierarchical society; large estates were owned by nobles who did most of the labor, the royal court controlled the army, and the hierarchy was based on a caste system. Sonni Ali continually proved
In the trilogy The Oresteia, Aeschylus shows the never ending cycle of violence within the house of Atreus. The cycle acts as a “net” entrapping Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes, and many other characters. This net has not only encapsulated characters but it also produces actions throughout the play provoking the audience to think of several different conflicted loyalties. Specifically, the rendezvous between Clytemnestra and the chorus highlights right versus wrong, self-help justice (in the form of revenge) versus justice by trial, and honor versus dignity. The audience can understand all of the aforementioned conflicting loyalties because they are conflicts that each and every person has undergone at least once. While the events taking place throughout the play are outlandish, but the actions aroused by the conflicting loyalties are comprehendible. The audience can still analyze the character’s actions and thoughts and recognize that they are genuine and understandable human encounters. From this, a sense of humanity—that we all have certain concerns and duties and we must respond to them
John proctor was the most admirable character in the play because he sacrifices himself for his for his children, also he was a good husband and because he was much known in the town he had a lot of problems and also a lot of things to do like, takes care of his children and a ranch that he has.
France, a country of rich history, culture and beauty. Although France has not always been the poised country, its culture and public perception has shaped our perception of France into a world apart from our own. Outsiders sometimes seem to forget what France really was 300 years ago, but the story stays alive in the hearts of French natives. The “Reign Of Terror” is one of France’s most significant events because it corrupted Frances rights and shaped France into the strong nation it is today. Constant debate floats around in classrooms with the question “Is the “Reign Of Terror” justified?” I have formulated the opinion to believe that the Reign of Terror is not justified after analyzing seven documents. Some of my reasons as too why the
The French were losing the war, and Europe was weakening them. The Jacobins were afraid that the anti revolutionaries would ruin all their efforts. As a result, they expelled the declaration. They had police roaming the streets for anyone that may be against the revolution. If there was the slightest suspicion, they were immediately imprisoned, tried, and executed. Hundreds and thousands of lives were lost throughout this period of “emergency government,” which came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
The Civil War began in 1861 and ended in 1865. Between the North and South, the Civil War determined what kind of nation the United States would be. The fight was mostly over the rights people should get. Things such as Slavery and Westward expansion really set it off.
His power as a king allows him to make his own laws, and even give sentence to those who can defy him. Because of his law, Creon has so much arrogance that when Teiresias informs Creon of his doom-laden prophecy,
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” said historian Lord Acton. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Oedipus the King of Thebes newly departs after disgracing his people, and his successors to the throne, Polynices and Eteocles die in battle, thus leaving his brother Creon to inherit his throne. From the beginning, Creon uses his newfound power to impose excessive punishments against not only the people of Thebes, but also his family. As a result, the Thebans recognize his abuse of power, and express their fears through not only the chorus, but also his son. To finalize his play, Sophocles exposes how Creon uses his power to manipulate the hierarchy in Greek society; consequently offending the gods. Therefore, through King Creon’s