Pirates would often see themselves as privateers, either from losing their letter of marque and are now deemed pirates despite the crew's belief or the idea that they are helping their home nation but are not recognized as doing so in this exact moment. Regardless whether the crew contains this idea of being a privateer or a pirate, all of these words still contain a violent, animalistic, and warlike danger to them. The dark nature which follows these words is able to show how the men abroad and off the ship could have a fear brought upon them with the slightest mistake. The phrase of “black spot” is typically given to men in the counterculture and even one grave misstep or angering the wrong person can have a man in this culture receiving this warning. The people who are not in this counterculture are only able to view the negative and destructive of piracy, they are only able to view the pillagings and the violence associated with their actions instead of the positive ideas that are seen in pirating, an example being the phrase “no prey, no play” which shows the democratic and fair nature that is present upon the
The main problem Carthage had was that it failed to understand the Roman philosophy of incorporating its citizens from conquered cities, therefore Rome had more loyalty from their citizens than Carthage could hope for. Militarily Carthage was superior to Rome in the fact that the military was run by what I can only assume were professional generals, whereas Rome had its military in the hands of the consuls who were forever changing, so there was no continuity in the higher ranks of the Roman legions. Carthage was a major power in Africa and Sicily off the coast of Italy with their trading agreements. They were absolutely the commercial hub of the region, with an extremely powerful navy. This would have put them on a par with Rome in the most powerful empire in the region.
Legal tolls were placed on vessels carrying tobacco goods as a form of tax, but some officials like Captain Crofts placed illegal tolls on vessels to make extra money. “It was the force of government that enabled the royal treasury to collect a legal toll and officers like Captain Crofts an illegal toll on tobacco trade” (Morgan 204). The corrupt royal navy officers and Virginians serving in colonial government exploited their authority and found ways to make easy money from the tobacco trade. The corrupt officials imposed illegal taxes, which not only affected plant owners but also the farmers and other lower class citizens involved in the tobacco trade. This shows that people during the colonial times were greedy and exploiting each other for money that came from the tobacco market.
Some merchants crossed foreign boundaries when trading and paid taxes or offered gifts to the local rulers. They were also not liked by the clergy, so the clergy convinced the community that these activities were evil and against God’s will. As such, people would blame the merchants for natural catastrophes including disease, floods or famine as a punishment to the community from God. There were different kinds of merchants such as a wholesale merchant who operates in the chain between produce and retail merchant, typically dealing in large quantities of goods. There were merchants who, in the eyes of the nobility, were perceived as misers and weren’t liked by the clergy.
Greed was the main force of corruption in Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo; it has corrupted men throughout the novel. Damasio “El Tilcuate”, who was in charge of guarding the town from revolutionaries, has been corrupted. Fulgor Sedano, the right-hand of the Paramos, had dedicated his life to carry out the ‘dirty deeds’ of the rich: he has been corrupted. Father Rentería, the town’s priest, was a hypocrite, he hated the Paramos and the rich, though he accepted bribes from them, granted them absolution and neglected the poor since they couldn’t pay him: he has been corrupted. The main character, Pedro Páramo turned out to be the most immoral man in the novel.
Juan wanted to paint so badly but could not because it was illegal in Italy at the time for a slave to do anything involving art. So he decided to steal paint and paint in secret so his master would not find out. If anyone found out punishments were pretty severe and sometimes the punishments were as bad as being put to death. Before his master Velazquez inherited him Juan was treated very horribly and was abused, and the reason for this kind of treatment is because slaves are considered to be property with no rights. While Juan and Velazquez were developing over time, Juan’s master was developing a friendship with the King.
Murder is the unlawful planned out killing of one human being by another, which in society is seen as an action that is morally incorrect and should not be done; yet can this act under any circumstance ever be justified? In the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar, a group of conspirators are against Caesar's rise in power and popularity, so they assassinate him to prevent Cesar from ascending greatly in power and becoming a tyrant. Even though the conspirators had the “good of Rome” in their intentions, Caesar's murder was not justified. Caesar was murdered under the pretext that he was gaining too much support and would eventually become a danger, and his “ambitious” behavior. Therefore, Caesar was murdered out of jealousy, morally incorrect
He acted on greed, hatred, and jealousy instead of having the good of Rome in mind. Author, Donald Wasson, finds that several of the senators, including Cassius, who were involved in the conspiracy against Caesar were “friends and supporters of Pompey who sought both high office and profit” in his article The Murder of Julius Caesar (Wasson). Cassius did not care about what Caesar was doing or would do to Rome with his power, instead he only worried about having power over everyone else. He told Brutus about Julius Caesar’s disabilities and commented about his amazement that “a man of such a feeble temper should so get the start of the majestic world and bear the palm alone” (I.ii.131-133). Cassius never wanted to be below or feel less than anybody.
The war led to Greek cities concentrating less on fighting and more on intellectual growth and cities such as Ionia pioneered in research revolving around metaphysics. There were social and political consequences of the war that affected all futuristic activities of the Greek people. The social and political systems of Athens and Sparta after the war affected the way they conducted their civil war as they avoided an all-out-war and took certain small strategic attacks on each other. Socially, the Greek states after the war supported minor rebellions and politically, they rallied against taking one city at a time from their
Without directly saying that Caesar was not ambitious and disagree with Brutus because of his rules, he instead shows an example that Caesar was not ambitious, but then say that Brutus is an honorable man. There are two reasons why Antony gave this speech. The first was to get back at Brutus for murdering his beloved friend, and making him pay for it. The main reason Antony gave this speech is because he had a greed for power. He thought that if he could get all the plebeians on his side, that they would attack the conspirators and trust Antony, therefore making it easy to take on the spot for power.