Post Thirty Years war left France looking for a new leadership style that would give plenty of stability. What France received was Louis XIV, who would reign under the new absolute monarchy government. During Louis’ reign, divine rights controlled rank in society. This left many confused on why they were picked to be at the bottom of society, and why the king was given his power. Jean Domat, a royally appointed juror by king Louis helped explain a better understanding of the new system of governance to the people of France in his writings.
However, one that has really stuck out to me is how he sent higher officials to check on the local officials. This was an excellent idea because it insures the people that everyone is doing their job. Also, this a perfect way to organize the government. If he didn't send people to check on the officials-- the people we depend on-- we risk the chance of people not doing their work or being accused of doing so. In that case, it would
These rights are life, liberty, property,security, and resistance to oppression.” These philosophies were violated and corrupted the purpose of the enlightenment. According to the Napoleonic code, March 24 1804, it states “The husband owes protection to his wife, the wife obedience to her husband”. This clearly portrays how obsolete France’s social reforms were, only further assisting the stringent sexist ideals implemented into France’s administrative constitution. Hence, although some may dispute the claim that the French Revolution fulfilled the principles of the enlightenment, the transparency of the situation gives context to the bloodshed and
An effective leader is one that can lead their country into success even if they have to make tough decisions that the citizens wouldn’t like. The traits of Creon and Pentheus are what make both of them ineffective leaders to their cities. These traits that both have are they’re both narrow-minded, Authoritative, and strict. Both characters use their traits along with creating examples of others in order to ascend in the divine ascent. They put themselves in an authoritative state because of their love for power with turns out to be their fatal flaw.
Thomas Hobbes He liked to study various types of government. He thought that the government of a monarchy was better than democracy because he had no doubt that they were naturally wicked and were not to be trusted to govern. He believed that it was better to have a governor like a king that would know how to act like a leader and rule a country.
Being hated or praised by his people is a sector that comes with the high ranking of a prince. A prince cannot possess all the qualities that are regarded as honorable. Some of a prince’s acts that appear to be wicked are beneficial to the state. Due to the impracticality of a perfect ruler, a prince should contain some aspects of evil, despite the hatred of his people. What some may believe to be the acts of a malicious ruler are, in fact, in the best interest of the state.
In both plays, power battles in domestic relationships ultimately lead to the downfall of the characters – thus showing how power can intoxicate a relationship. The decline of power is seen in both Antony and Cleopatra; however, it is Mark Antony who appears to suffer more because of his abuse of power. Antony is the supreme solider and the first speech in the play compares him to the characteristics of Mars; Cleopatra announces he is the “greatest soldier in the world”; in addition to this Caesar pays an admiring tribute to Antony’s heroic soldiership. These attributes, however, do not on their own make for a sturdy base of power, as the individual must be able to sustain these qualities. The tributes of recognition above are symbolic of the fact that he is in decline and no longer the supreme soldier he once was.
As a man of privilege catering to the underprivileged majority would only hinder Lord Henry in seeking pleasure. The primary difference between these two hedonistic concepts is that Mill believes that the only way to be moral is to seek pleasure and prevent pain. Lord Henry commonly recognizes that although a hedonistic lifestyle is one of pleasure, it is not ideal in a moral sense. In fact, it isn’t clear to what extent Lord Henry legitimately the lifestyle that he frustrates his dinner company with, especially considering that Lord Henry’s life never had the downward trajectory that Dorian Gray’s life had, who lived a strictly hedonistic
The French people’s knowledge of their rights led them to believe that it is possible to achieve fairness and be respected in their own province. And lastly, the idea of questioning France’s government had peasants discover that their king barely even cared about their well-being and restricted them of representation.
He implied that humans in the state of nature always acted morally, for him society´s negative influence on human centers on the transformation of “amour de soi” which means a positive kind of self-love, to “amour-propre” a kind of artificial pride forcing man to compare himself to others. In his work “Discourse of the Arts and Sciences”, Rousseau stated that arts and sciences had been harmful to mankind, due to the fact that they were not human needs, but a result of pride and vanity and the opportunities man created for luxury and amenities aided the corruption of society. Jean Jacques continued to expand this theme in his later work “Discourse on Inequality”, in which he tracked with more details the progress and degeneration of mankind, he started with the first humans, describing them as solitary beings with capacity for free will and able to have compassion or pity. He also wrote that due to population growth man underwent a psychological transformation and that the development of agriculture, metallurgy, private property and the division of labor lead to a prosperous age but also to the
Creon is Antigone’s uncle and he was powerful king. he cares about his city but even his rules have to be performed. His headstrong and obstinate way of ruling is what causes his own demise. He believes that he is above the gods, and even what they say cannot influence his actions. “My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city!”.
In today’s world education plays a vital role in everyone’s life. No matter what you do or what you intend to do, education is needed. It was clearly not the same in Frederick Douglas and Bich Minh Nguyen’s world. In both cases the author’s education wasn’t needed and took a back seat because of their race and other factors. Frederick Douglas the author of the article “Learning to Read and Write” shares his experience of how he educated himself but it didn’t bring any change in his life.
“I have a dream.” Almost every man, woman, and child knows those iconic four words. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream” speech spoke to millions and is remembered as a pivotal point for African American’s civil rights. Perhaps his second most persuasive work is his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Yet, what makes these works so memorable?
Bisclavret, one of the twelve lais of Marie De France has a unique perspective on the ‘supernatural’ and the ‘magical’. It is a story about a werewolf which represents the baron’s beastly other self, who had experience a lot of suffering because of his wife. It breaks the conventional norms of romantic and supernatural storytelling, and challenges ideas of both the genres. The wolf here is a magical creature because of its capability to turn into a non-human for three days and escaping everyone’s suspicion, additionally Marie speaks about the ‘werewolf’ curse as something that ‘often used to happen.’
After my mother brought St. Jean Baptiste to my attention, I was intrigued enough to visit this high school’s website. As soon as I opened the webpage, I became engrossed in the positive energy it gave off. I had to visit this amazing school. Even though I wasn’t an accepted student, my mom signed me up for the mega shadow day. The neighborhood was quaint and not too crowded.