If you’ve heard of Sparta and think it’s fantastic, think again. Sparta was a city state located on a peninsula in southern Greece called the Peloponnese. Sparta was very violent and all they thought about was having the strongest military. The weaknesses of Sparta outweigh the strengths because the Spartans lacked education, boys were taken away from their families at a young age, and they were very abusive. To begin with, Spartans lacked advanced education.
Spartans are way better than Athenians because you went through a lot of pain to make them tough and to become a superior officer. You have been through unbelievable pain and hardship. You were taken away from your parents since 7, you lived a harsh and brutal life in the soldiers barracks. You were beaten by older children to make you
Training began before birth as the strongest men and the strongest women bred and the fastest men and the fastest women bred to achieve ultimate fighting machines. Once a child was born, they were inspected by an elder, and if deemed too small or deformed, the child would be thrown off the edge of a cliff(AncientMilitary.com). At the age of 7, Spartan boys were sent to the agoge, a part boot camp part military academy. The boys recieved education focusing on physical, mental and spiritual toughness and theb training was often intense and exerting. Boys were trained to push through difficult times and often were pitted against other students to see who was tougher.
The reign of Adolphus Hitler is known as one of history’s darkest moments of racial discrimination, but not many people understand the real cause, which was initiated during his abusive childhood. The abuse that Hitler endured began in 1895, when Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, finally retired after forty years of working as a civil servant. He expected his children to obey his commands just as his workers had done in his previous job. As the oldest boy in the family, Alois Hitler Jr suffered through much abuse causing him to flee from home, leaving seven year old Adolf Hitler alone to undergo the same pain and torture. Hitler’s mother was a very kind woman and tried to stop her husband from tormenting her son but would always have to suffer
Derek Schmidt College English EC Essay #4 Full Metal Jacket In the movie Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrik, the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing affect it has on people is discussed. It starts out in basic training, with a young marine, nicknamed “Joker” for the joking attitude that he has towards the training, having his head shaved with the other marines. The basic training that follows is grueling and demanding, and many trainees are unable to keep. One such trainee is nicknamed “Private Pyle” after a dimwitted soldier from a TV show from that era. Pyle is overweight, and is unable to perform the obstacle course at the same pace as the other soldiers, so the demanding Gunnery Sargent Hartman, in charge of the marines changing.
In Sparta men went to training camp for war when they were seven. Men that were cowards were cast out because in Sparta there was no room for men to be cowards. Women were educated in Sparta because they did most of the work they ran stores and took care of the children. Women in Athens had no freedoms and were commanded to stay at home, they also had strict rules for women. If women disobeyed the rules that men had made there would be consequences.
It brought a sense of order when everyone gathered around to listen, Jack feared the day where it could bring order once again. Ralph tried to hold strong with the boys he had left, as the others left and discarded the original tribe to be hunters with Jack. Jack grew his own tribe on the foundation of one central power, which was himself. They started getting more and more violent to the boys in Ralph’s tribe. The the final line was crossed when Jack ordered his tribe to steal Piggy’s glasses, to start fires.
Jack seems to enjoy the destructiveness of the group of boys and the wild behavior. Jack challenges Ralph once more, “ Well we haven’t got any yet. And we want shelters. Besides your hunters came back hours ago. They’ve been swimming.’ ‘I went on’ said Jack.
Soldiers receiving a draft letter for war is typically a very hard and stressful time in their lives, especially the draft for Vietnam, the only draft America has had so far. Most of the men being drafted were young and unexperienced in war, making them hate it even more. They were taken and dropped into some of the worst circumstances the U.S. military has ever seen and expected to fight alongside people they had never even met before. As the war went on, the platoon members would bond, and have to watch their new friends get injured or die right in front of them, and wonder why they didn’t die as well. The harshness of the war made the soldiers look for any kind of escape from reality or way to make war easier, and they found drugs to be
Jack creates the idea of the beast and provides just enough evidence of its existence in order for the boys to follow him blindly. They rely upon him for information about the beast, and in doing so, they start to believe everything he says. The boys view him as the solution to the problem. Jack is jealous of ralph getting to be the leader when he’s the oldest, so jack gets the boys to turn on ralph and been in his tribe. This can be seen throughout the story, The Lord of the