I do agree that it was all about location in the selection of ruler over those oppressed or over-run. So often we do not think of disease as a huge factor when it comes to who wins a war and who loses, but this book showed me that they were very effective, and powerful in destroying certain communities. Different armies would bring different disease with them from where they lived, spreading them to a new population. This method of warfare was far more effective than the guns were at times. Sometimes the guns would not work, or would be too hard to fire to protect oneself, but the germs knew no limits.
The crusades failed in their chief goal : the conquest of the Holy land. They also left a bitter legacy of religious hatred behind them. In the middle east, both Christians and Muslims committed appalling atrocities in the name of religion. This is important because that means that there were negative impact on the crusades. This is important because the results of that are negative, this is because muslims and Christian never agreed on the
Blankets in exchange of the loss of their right of land forever doesn’t seem very fair. This kind of thing (in addition to the enormous influx of immigrants who began to take gold and other resources), was likely the main source of the Native’s anger and what provoked situations like the murder of Peter Brown and the shooting of Thomas Williams. Overall, I believe that Douglas falls shy of being a man worthy of becoming a knight. His leadership skills did often prove to be successful and he did learn from his own and other’s mistakes. The intentions of most of his actions were often pure and good-hearted, but he would typically take the route that most benefited himself.
He is a genius and an athlete, is under handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous”(Vonnegut 3). Likewise, to be handicapped is to be special, but for Harrison to be seen as under handicapped is that he is underestimated for his true”dangers’ and what he is truly capable of. His transgression is also unique and rare to a society of all equalism and therefore is also restrained by the government to reach his true potential. Both Equality and Harrison are known for having transgressions too powerful and dangerous in their societies. Their transgressions limit them to succeed and reach their true potential, but how they react to their transgressions is what makes them truly
“The Spanish had the advantage of superior weaponry. Aztec arrows were no match for the Spaniards’ muskets and cannons” (McDougal 556). In their area, the Aztec civilization had a reputation of successful rulers, and handmade yet powerful weapons. Even so, Spanish conquistadors were able to beat them without much effort because of their advanced weaponry. Any survivors were forced to live in fear of others coming from Europe and killing them with manufactured weaponry.
As punishment, the gods sends them off course to pay for their crimes. During their voyage back to their families, they committed some questionable acts such as; mocking the cyclops, opening the bag of winds, but no act was more questionable than the slaughtering of the suitors and the maids. Many people may disagree with this opinion, but I believe his actions were righteous. The way that Odysseus, a brilliant strategist, dealt with the intruders is
However, he was never severely punished for his actions because his affiliations with the major gods made him virtually untouchable. Because of this, Loki was able to bend this new-found authority to his will, and his mischievous antics began to become more serious. He was even able to steal Brisingamen, the most extravagant necklace in existence, from Odin’s very own wife, Frigga (“Loki”). Loki’s lust for power and attention would soon come to an abrupt end when he committed a crime so drastic that the gods would never forgive him. Loki had grown jealous of Balder, “the god of light and peace” (“Loki”), so he decided to formulate a plot to murder him.
The Europeans, on the other hand, believed in a total separation of the spiritual and natural world, and they believed that the natural world was corrupted by sin. The means by which the Natives worshipped would also appear boisterous, strange, and almost orgiastic to those used to services full of quiet reverence (Figure 3-3). Europeans would deem the appearance of devilishness in Native customs as a proper
The criminal behaviour of Robin Hood doesn’t just deal with the corruption of the law and justice system but also religious corruption. The anti-monastic tone of the rhymes is largely a result of the feelings of resentment towards the corruption of clergy. This is illustrated through the juxtaposition of Robin Hood’s personal piety and the ignorance and wealth of members of the clergy. In Robin Hood and the Monk, Robin risks his life to hear Mass in Nottingham, but is betrayed by the monk. The monk alerts the sheriff of his whereabouts and thus appears as the villain in the story.