The Mongols exploited everyone, even women and children, for their own advantage, often using forced labor. Those who resisted Khan’s reign were often enslaved, imprisoned, or killed. (I think that being killed for resisting was a little too much.) Many people were killed during the era of the Mongols. The Mongols destroyed
The government was overthrown. But in its place, a new government appeared; a government that emphasized equality, but existed only to serve the upper class, a government under which proletariat suffering only exacerbated. This is the world that Fyodor Dostoevsky, author of the novel Crime and Punishment feared. In the novel, Crime and Punishment, a deranged poor man named Raskolnikov kills a wealthy pawnbroker named Alyona Ivanovna. Then, after a long period of delirium
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”-Confucius. This quote is about how revenge will hurt the user and the target. Revenge is the overall antagonist in the literature, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ozymandias, and Viva la Vida. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a book based on after the French revolution when the citizens of France viciously send their ruler to their deaths for revenge. Ozymandias is about a ruler that lost his power and kingdom because of his tyrannic rule.While Viva La Diva, Ozymandias, and The Scarlet Pimpernel are similar in many ways, every rule is temporary because of revenge and one’s want for revenge leads to careless actions, is prominent due to the use of metaphors in the authors’ text.
In 1775, the poor was indeed poor and the way they were treated didn’t help but only deepen their hatred towards the nobles. The latter continued to live in great opulence while the peasants and their children were dying of hunger and cold on the streets of Paris. In 1789, no longer able to ignore this thirst for revenge, the revolutionaries together with the populace like the flood and fire with ‘echoing footsteps’ submerged the streets of Paris and subjugated the Bastille. ‘By claiming the fortress on behalf of the revolution, they sent a powerful message to the forces of old wealth that still dominated the kingdom — the upheaval in France would not be a simple legislative reorganization, but rather a social revolution (Jacobin, 2015).’ Again as a core realism feature of the novel, Dickens depicts the reunion held by the Defarge as those performed by the ‘sans-culottes’ while making reference to characters named Jacques which was a code name used by revolutionaries. Furthermore, A Tale of Two Cities bears the trace of the Reign of Terror, which is represented by the guillotine deepening the true nature of vengeance that existed during French Revolution
This means that people start to die because of the Montague and the Capulets’ families. It’s true that people die because of the enmity between two families, but the death of their kinsman sacrifice to make peace between the Capulet and the Montague. When Romeo thought that his death is against fate, the prince knows that fate meant to cause so many deaths between two families to make peace for the village. The prince said to both families after their children’s death, “ See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, / that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love” (5.3.316-317). If Romeo doesn’t meet the servant and not go to the party, then there would be no fight or deaths.
This enormous massacre of people went against Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, all of which the national assembly declared were every man 's right. Much of the killing can be blamed on Robespierre and King Louis XVI. Although it was mostly a failure, some achievements can be seen through the Revolution. The French Revolution helped the French people become a more equal and socialist state. This showed Europe that the French were capable of revolting and they were not afraid to stand up for what they believed.
These consequences are most impactful because of how dehumanization allowed the soldiers to kill mercilessly, which connects to how they gain a sense of guilty after the war when they have time to reflect. Unfortunately, their guilty consciences became so unbearable to the point where some would commit suicide. This exact scenario occurs to Paul in All Quiet on the Western Front. During a battle, Paul lost his senses as he is caught in the heat of the battle. Suddenly, a random body falls on him and “[Paul] strikes the [French soldier without thinking] at all” (Remarque 216).
Romeo went to get a glimpse of love, not with the intentions to start trouble. In the first act, Benvolio was trying to make peace between the servants, and then Tybalt joined in and made it a brawl because he automatically assumed the worst. Both Capulet and Montague are ultimately responsible in the death of Mercutio because they, themselves, held the power to instill peace within the ranks and with their families. How many people had to fight and die because two men refused to put the good of the realm first? While they were able to make peace after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it took the tragic loss of important lives for them to finally burry the
In these wars, the killed and ceased millions. The blood of the energetic men painted the country red and their souls dashed into thin air. The productive labor force was all gone over night leaving only the vulnerable in the society who could not produce enough to feed themselves. The natives were then turned into slaves. Their faith now in the hands of the Europeans who treated them as though they were animal; their human value was lost, Just like horses and donkeys, the crack of whips on the smooth and soft skins was their daily music.
Brutus said, “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men?”, along with “But, as he was ambitious, I slew him,” in his speech to the many people questioning the reason for Caesar’s death. Unfortunately the people followed him like sheep and believed what he had to say. It didn’t take much for these people to be convinced that a great man turned bad making his death justified. It just goes to show how true the quote really is. The people, who once loved Caesar greatly, instantly forgot all he has done to help Rome and just accepted the lies.
He punished the citizens of Wallachia for the smallest crimes, by impalement. Women would be impaled for no reason, but were told they weren’t working hard enough. His unfair torture and killings led to constant fear and panic from the people. He would even put a golden chalice in the towns just to test people, to see if anyone would attempt to steal it so he could punish them, but no one dared, for they knew what awaited them if they even thought about it. No one would even talk bad about him, for fear of being executed.
The decline in wages, no equal rights, and flat charge were the main factors of peasant revolt like the Jacquerie and Ciompi that happened in France. The nobles felt threatened by the rebellion, King Richard II tried to make promises to calm the peasants, but he then reneged and arrested the rebels, however, he did eliminate the poll tax trying to end the social upheaval. There were many political issues during the days in the Black Death which characterized the later European
The poor Virginian tobacco-growers of the 1700s blame the pressing economic issues they faced within the realms of slavery and debt as their driving force behind the American Revolution and battle for independence. (Holton, 60) The conflict between the British Merchants and Virginian farmers wasn’t shy of bloodshed; the intense debt to the merchants that the farmers found themselves in stirred anger and thoughts of rebellion which were not easily appeased. (Holton, 42) The cause for their debt is caused by a culmination of lavish spending, the decisions of Parliament (such as the Navigation Acts), and slavery. It was obvious that the government’s policies were favoring that of British mercantilism, jumpstarting the trade monopoly and making
Broken lives, chained minds, and a deceitful government left a shadow of oppression over both the society in Anthem and the society in Stung. Although not always aware, the leaders of the society had beaten the minds of the people and mutilated their freedom. Just as in Anthem, the sorrow felt by the people in Stung was a result of tragedy onset by the government. In Anthem they had reverted back to the beginning and left behind all the advancement from the unmentionable times. The leaders of their societies not only took away the freedom to be yourself as an individual they smothered any spark of imagination.
Some masters were evil foxes who sent people to inquire their slaves how the master was. As long as the slave’s master heard any slaves hated him, he would send people to punish slaves who told the truth. Due to this, most slaves universally said their master was kind and they were contented instead of telling the truth. The frequency of inquiring caused slaves began to trust their master was nice, and finally those slaves enslaved themselves. Moreover, giving the heavy work to slaves did not only help the master getting more money, but also destroyed slaves’ will.