With a large mob yelling at the soldiers “lobster backs” which is a derogatory term towards the red coats. The soldiers were getting agitated and where dead set on rettalinating. Then bang five dead and panic in the streets of Boston. This all stemmed from the unfair Townshend Act which, taxed the colonies extra for goods such as tea, glass, paint, oil, and other necessities. This act changed how the colonies, especially the Bostonians, thought about The Crown (England).
The French Revolution was a time of chaos and bloodshed. “All over France, from Paris to the smallest hamlet, the summer and spring of 1789 was the occasion of a total and unprecedented collapse of centuries of royal state-making” (McPhee 56). Peter McPhee sees the year of 1789 as the point of the French Revolution where the collapse of the royals finally takes place. The terror that had taken over France during the revolution caused the people to cry for peace. “Almost as frightening for the citizens was the uncertainty: as the laws changed, so there were more crimes” (Hunt 63).
Dickens, in A Tale of Two Cities, examined some of critical causes behind falling down of the old order and breaking out the French Revolution but the reader is obsessed, after reading the novel with the horribly brutal act conducted during Reign of Terror. Dickens’s indication that, the newly born female named La Guillotine, the reasonable outcome of the revolution, a demolishing and terrified monster, a voracious lady whose appetite can never be satisfied, is a clear manifestation that The French revolution was a horrific experience for French people as it created more uncertainty and gloomy atmosphere for the French people. The Tale of two city’s voice is harshly cruel in term of its representation for the French revolution. Such representation
Romans began to attack Synagogues in seek of money, which left many Jews anger. In response, Jews rebelled by attacking Roman citizens and towns, in which the succeeded and overthrew the government. This did not please the Emperor, Nero, this only pushed him to send the Roman military to destroy and punish the Judean people. The Romans came back strong and powerful and was able to kill and make Jews become slaves. There were
Tamora’s resolve get the most violent revenge possible – ‘I’ll find a day to massacre them all, | And raze their faction and their family (1.1.455-6) – continues into her implementing the same inhuman brutality that has been displayed by the Romans. The atrociousness that took place against Lavinia is a gruesome, yet critical, component of the play. The episode brings sexual violence into the story, and ushers in a conspicuous stretch of verbal violence – that is inherent in the speech. The sexually vicious conversation between Chiron and Demetrius is both sexist and masochistic: ‘Stay, madam, here is more belongs to her [Lavinia]: | First thrash the corn, then after burn the straw. | This minion stood upon her chastity’
Nations all over the world have been oppressed at some point. There have been angry hordes all over trying to get their rights back and prevent noblemen from taking their freedom away, as the oppressed people in the novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens tried to do. Violence, though, may not be a way to overcome oppression. The limit to using violence to overcome oppression may work, but gets too extreme if no changes occur and people just take advantage of the carnage that slashes around the community. Violence is too wicked for people to handle.
In Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, Hugo demonstrates that we label people harshly, and that in there is a lot more to a person than just their looks. Les Miserables opens up with Jean Valjean, described as “an ill-favored runaway, a suspicious vagabond” (Hugo 13). Once the people of the town notice Valjean, they immediately assume that “unpleasant adventures might befall those who should come home late that night” (13). The townspeople have all made a collective incorrect snap judgement based on Valjean’s looks and the state of his clothing. However, not only does Valjean save a woman that he has just met, he also agrees to take care of her daughter, Cosette, and dedicates the majority of his life to helping Cosette.
In the end, Charlotte (with a little help from the Seahawk) rids the ship of both Jaggery and the oppressive systems he stands for. She 's a complete subversive who challenges the Man and manages to take him down. (We warned you these were Big
Especially during the Reign of Terror, many innocent people were murdered. This, however, was caused by the mass hysteria of the French people. The Terror was a period of time when nobody was safe; just an accusation of saying or doing something against the revolution could have you sentenced to death by guillotine. A similar situation can be seen in the people of Salem in the late 1600’s- mass hysteria engulfed the town, and the townspeople blamed their neighbors for witchcraft to have the opportunity to buy their land, or, even worse, simply because they didn’t like them. The same thing most likely ended up happening during the French Revolution, and could have caused many of the murders during the
The Storming of the Bastille is a clear example of how violence had an overwhelming and even mob like effect on the French revolutionaries. As a physical monument, the Bastille prison served as the embodiment of “tyranny”. The English Classical historian Lord Acton depicted the Bastille as “ an instrument of tyranny”, and place that “overshadowed the capital”, and “ darkened the hearts of men.” In this quote, Acton is illustrating the Bastille as a cursed and dark place, a place that fed violent hatred both physically and mentally. Violent events did occur during the storming of the Bastille, ultimately concluding with the savage act of decapitating a prison guard.
Eddie Adams was a photojournalist who in 1968 captured one of the most infamous photographs of the Vietnam War. In his photo, "Police Commander Nguyen Ngoc killing Vietcong Operative Nguyen Van Lem", we see the exact moment of death for a Vietcong captain. The police chief of South Vietnam had decided to execute this man for capturing and killing dozens of unarmed innocent civilians. This photo was absolutely shocking to the American public, and even won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking new photography in 1969. Even though this was a staged photo, the complete brutality and pure atrociousness of the moment showed the American public just how deep the corruption of this war ran.
As an immediate result of Marc Antony’s funeral oration, Rome is steered into a state of anarchy. With the loss of their leader leaving them vulnerable, the plebeians falls victim to Antony’s engagement of rhetoric and are greatly stirred by his speech. Despite their commendation of Brutus just moments before, they are easily pit against him through Antony’s words and feel morally compelled to revolt against the conspirators in the name of Caesar. This frenzy escalates rapidly and the anger towards the conspirators grows so large to the point where the plebeians will penalize anybody who bears a slight similarity to them. For instance, two plebeians encounter a poet and, after besieging him with a slew of questions, discover that he shares
In the end, however, their crazed antics caused their demise by the hands of public authorities in 1350. The morbid thoughts of the European community in this dark time is forever immortalized in tombstone carvings of grotesque figures, rotting corpses, and
In the background of the portrait, the prison of Bastille, a symbol of the old regime still stands. In July of 1789, the Bastille was stormed by both men and women to obtain gunpowder and weapons, and was later demolished, destroying a symbol of oppression. Its shows the fearful faces of the nobility, and the clergy as the Third Estate consisted of about 98% of the population. With the shortages of food and economic depression, violence became more prevalent as peasants revolted and attacked the homes of their lords destroying documents of their dues freeing them of their oppressive contacts. This became known as the Great Fear and inspired the National Assembly to abolish