Never has a book so accurately described the horrors of war on humanity, and depicted them in such a faceted and rich way. Not only does he evoke the carnage and butchery generated by war in a unique and innovative fashion, but he also daringly personifies the absolute torment imposed upon the soldier psyche. Epitomizing this; at the end of the novel, every single major character has been slain in some barbaric way or another, allowing the author to once again highlight the endless disaster of war. He shows how soldiers were fundamentally and inherently altered by war, physically tortured and mentally
Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
Across the whole human world, we find societies which seem to have built the process of war-traumatization into their systems. Such systems overemphasize patriotism. They present a constant sense of threat and fear. They fantasize a world of safety in which they are the victors against all enemies, and thus the creators of safety. And they wage war, because the waging of war creates the very sort of people who can be controlled by patriotism, threat, and fantasies of safety.
The great irony surrounding Cassis throughout the story is that he uses his greatest asset to his fullest potential when he allows Brutus to take effective control of the republican faction. Cassius believes that his nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. They have allowed a man to gain too much power, way more than he needed, therefore, they have responsibility to stop him. Cassius absolutely hates Caesar, but he also deeply resents being subservient to a tyrant, and there are hints that he will have no trouble fighting for his personal freedom. Cassius does not back down following the almost dictatorial pronouncements of his equal, Brutus, even though he absolutely disagree heartedly with most of Brutus’s decisions.
Whether it be causing hysteria over a crush, or ending the lives of hundreds of thousands of people to end a war. The course of humanity has been decided by those in power and power itself, think of all of the amazing things power has done, but remember all of the atrocities it has committed. Power influences humanity now, it has influenced our history, and it will dictate our
All three of these evidences display to us the fear, tragedy, death and casualties that have swept over Sri Lanka because of the civil war, this displays to us the societal change brought on by the conflict of hate and fear. Consider this last excerpt “[This isn’t Brussels or America. Only the weapons in this country are state-of-the-art]" Upon examining both this excerpt and Palipana’s transition into solitude from the war, it is evident that the civil war has changed the society into a deafened state as well as a terrorized state when considering the witty yet detached notion Sri Lankan citizens such as Sarath have assigned to the war. One can conclude by saying the civil war and its evident impact on society is an idea extended by Ondaatje to display the stark and utter state of chaos,
Industry revolutionized warfare giving birth to machine guns, poison gas, and tanks. This weaponry increased mortality rates but only added to the gruesomeness of deaths. Meanwhile, countries upheld the war with patriotism, nationalism, and a sense of duty; poets spoke out about the truth of warfare and the true horror of battle. War poets reveal the suffering everyday soldiers endured on the battlefield. They depict a bleak, realistic picture that the outside world that did not have firsthand experience of the war would not otherwise have experienced.
Thereby allowing Iago to use what influence and power he has retained to ruin Othello’s life and power dynamic. He relies completely on what he believes to be his merit (through status) rather than loyalty, which Othello favors. Another proprietor of power is Othello, who is more unexpected than the other characters to wield it. “I fetch my life and being from men of royal siege, and my demerits may speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune as this that I have reached” (Shakespeare,1280). As he is a non-European character he has had to have undeniable levels of experience to be appointed to his position, yet even then he is
This was considered an act against the agreement between the countries and made other governments unhappy. Right from that moment on, people around the world knew what to expect from what was about to come – WWII. Hitler deciding to go against the Treaty was just the beginning; hundreds of other problems also occurred at the same time and led up to what we know today as the deadliest war in the history of mankind. Image 1: The treaty of Versailles being signed by the world’s great powers. (Treaty of Versailles.)
“Man Jeete Jag Jeet” in Japji Sahib by Guru Nanak is a world famous teaching of controlling over the desires of mind lest one gets corrupted by them. It means, one can win the world but one cannot easily win over the mind/ desires. Therefore, a man who has controlled his mind is greater than the one who has conquered the world. The characters – Marlow and Kurtz – in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness display such contrast. The present study is aimed at understanding the symbolic darkness in the novella in the light of above given line by Guru Nanak.