Myths were used to both define, unify and to divide Roman society. Mythical knowledge, and in particular Greek mythology, was the cultural currency in even in the remotest parts of the Roman world, resulting in higher social status. Cameron (2010, p.201) argues that ‘Aristotle claimed that even the best known myths were known only to a few’ members of society but that everyone knew the outlines of myths. Myths were everywhere in society from coins, statues, wall paintings and mosaics but there was no defining narrative of any of the myths. The myths were often known by a single, memorable, often shocking detail, for example the death of Hippolytus as shown on the Greek red figure krater from Apulia.
Besides that Messala in Ben Hur played a negative role of the roman warrior that he took the protagonist and his family as slaves even tho they didn’t do the bad deed to the army leader. However this explains the post colonization way of thinking about coming to a land and taking over it without mercy even to innocent people. When masala tells judah that it’s a roman world it explains the colonial mindset of the romans, which also portrays them negatively. A unique fact about the mise en scene of the gladiator movie is that the camera displays the main character always from the bottom and he is on the top, which signifies power and higher
Whether they were executed brutally or locked in their own house to await death, philosophers have suffered greatly. Of the many philosophers persecuted, some to the extent of execution, the three mentioned came up with many ideas. Their ideas were insane for their time, and the corrupt powers that controlled their government didn’t welcome them. Galileo and Giordano welcomed the idea that the Earth orbited our Sun. They said that we weren’t just the only solar system, that there are other Suns, other planets beyond our own solar system.
The first example of these fights is between the greasers and the Socs. Both classes disliked each other, just because of prejudice. The greasers assumed that all Socs were condescending, egocentric, and gaudy, and all the Socs identified the greasers as dangerous hoods. Therefore, lots of Socs would jump the greasers and vice versa. The next example of prejudice and hate is the fact that Ponyboy hates all guys with green eyes (page 1, chapter 1) only because he associates green eyes with Socs.
In fact, Joseph McCarthy himself suffered this consequence: “It was his clash with the Army that would lead to his downfall” (Robert 3). By accusing the Army of treason, he lost respect in the population and bad opinions spread around, ruining his power streak.This risk prevented these kinds of people from succumbing to actions that would sabotage their reputation. In addition, McCarthyism allowed these kinds of nasty people, such as McCarthy, to act upon unsightly desires. Therefore, the McCarthy trials encouraged the conflict between
Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, however, what gives someone the title of a good or bad is decided by the decisions they make and how those decisions affect others. Odysseus led the squadron of soldiers in the trojan horse and is a hero of the Trojan War and the king of Ithaca. Consequently, this gives him experience when it comes acting in difficult situations. This experience should guide him to choose correctly when being put in a tight spot. However, in the Odyssey, Odysseus makes choices that both his crew and the reader find questionable.
He feels terrible for the pain he has caused them. It is one thing to have his own case to worry about, but it is another to be weighed down with the guilt of being, however unintentionally, the source of these poor fools' misery. The Underground Man would likely respond differently. His recurring desire for power over other people needs to be understood. He does not care for money as a source of wealth as is common, but instead, he views it as a method of controlling other people.
The Athenian society is depicted as almost flawless in every aspect and any other empire is portrayed as evil. The Athenian democracy is glorified, even though women and slaves, who make up a large part of the population, were not allowed to vote. Whenever democracy is in danger, the film switches to dark lighting and haunting music. This can be seen in part one as Hippias takes over. The producer leaves out the part when Athens sent help to the greek tyrant of Miletus, who acts against Persian authority.
Corruption unfortunately was a result of the growth and it became more prevalent in society, which is why it ended up being Rome’s downfall. All of which affecting the relationship the Romans had with their state. Crime and laziness were common occurrences, because there was such a big difference between the parties that arose during this time. The citizens that were poor had nowhere else to turn to but crime because things were getting so bad. This is obviously how Catiline was able to get so far in his plans because many felt as though the leadership of their state was failing them.