They “allowed for travel along the trade routes for monks and missionaries, traders, and explorers,” which allowed for famous explorers such as Marco Polo to explore and learn about Asia. Marco Polo and his learnings have since become a well-known resource for the culture and inner workings of the Mongols. His works also talk about the generosity and wisdom of Genghis Khan, and it gives an inside look on how the Mongols operated. This was all possible because the Mongols allowed explorers to travel throughout their lands, showing their understanding that freedom of movement would leave a lasting impact on the world. In addition, the trade routes the Mongols opened up introduced Europeans to “Asian goods […] [,] and the ensuing European demand for these products eventually inspired the search for a sea route to Asia.
In North Korea everything is controlled by the government. There is no freedom of speech and if someone opposes Kim Il-Sung, they would be executed. Similarly in Animal Farm, any animal that spoke against Napoleon would be called a traitor and then the animal would be executed. In North Korea there were also given the illusion of freedom but they didn’t really have it because they could pick their own president even though there was only one person running. This is similar to Animal Farm because after Napoleon kicked Snowball out of the farm, he declared himself the leader of Animal Farm with no opposition.
The two stories, written in the BC era, governed by monarchs. The protagonist in the stories, similar in power, Gilgamesh a narcissist, no regards for the people’s feelings. Despite his position as king, he takes all, leaving no children, no virgin to her companion (62). On the other hand, Creon puts the law above family and friends, yet, demanding respect. Creon respects the law of the land, even though he only honors the friendly people (Sophocles 20).
Carlos Montezuma was a Chicago physician who was known for his strident perspective on tribal issues. He wanted Indian’s to share the same freedoms Americans had, in order to fight for the nation. “a nation which would not grant citizenship to Indians should not expect Native Americans to sacrifice their lives to defend it.” (Page 125) Montezuma created his own newsletter called Wassaja. He felt that if Indians wanted to go into war then they had every right to, but not to be forced into being a soldier. He believed that the Indians did not belong, and were just floating around.
However, it had little to no effect on change Native Americans society, because “Kill the Indian, save the man” was an unjustified concept to begin with. Therefore, the real Americanization is to enlighten ourselves, instead of assimilation, be perceptive to accept different culture and its people. Let eagles be eagles and crows be crows, let’s not worry about lion becomes ox or ox becomes lion, because everything has its function in this
The original commandment stated how no animal shall kill another animal, establishing equality among all. To bypass the rule against murder, Napoleon tagged two extra words at the end of the commandment for the sole purpose of punishing those who revolt. Thus, causing the animals to allow the injustices, believing Napoleon is always right. From the manipulation to the white lies spread amongst the animals, the farm could not succeed from not having equality and honestly to gain the support for the
I shall never let criminals excel good men in honor.” (236- 244) In this quote we can see that Creon is deliberately going against divine law for the sole purpose of trying to drive Thebes away from the destruction of the war and helping it thrive, making it steady. He is mostly trying so hard to prove his position in society because he has just become king, and he needs people to respect his authority as well as obey it. He claims in Pg.50 that “It’s my job to rule this land. There is no one else.”(885-886) This shows that not only is Creon committed to right the state but to also be the only one to accomplish it, seeing as how he is king. Antigone's second motivation, and perhaps one we can most relate to, is her devotion to her family.
He is willing to do anything to try to protect his ideals, even if that requires him to kill a man. The violent act does nothing though, as it becomes evident that people have accepted the Western lifestyle against Okonkwo’s desire: “He knew that Umuofia that would not go to war. He knew because they let the other messengers escape,” (Achebe 189). If the population had not let the other messengers escape, then it would mean that they did not prefer to be Christians and preferred to have control over the land again, instead of the British government having control. That was not the case which means that they had accepted the newly introduced ideals
This puts Creon back to the throne. Creon being an impartial king punishes Polynices by not giving him a burial and leaving his body to be fed by the animals. Creon does this because he is an impartial king who thinks that the blood cannot be put above the state. According to him, anything is the truth if it is written or is part of the law. This brings the theme of human law into action.