Men kept dropping like flies, but John himself stayed full and healthy. When John arrived in England his crew had died. However, the King still paid him all of the money due. John was also given a 2nd larger voyage that he also failed at. The money and fame is John Cabot’s motive for killing his crew.
Terrible choices sometimes may effect the way history is changed, but could history change in a positive or negative way? Eckels was very rich man who did not use his money wisely, therefore he did everything to please himself. Being scared resulted in one of many ways that Eckels was killed. In Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder," the main character is murdered and the future is changed because of Eckels own absurdity, the anger of the safari guide, and the lax screening process of Safari, Inc. Because of Eckels poor decisions, his hunt lead to a tragic demise. Eckels stupidity caused a great deal of discontent.
Many graphic designers were stricken with guilt after the war and one of the most memorable is the one who created the “I want YOU” poster, namely James Montgomery Flagg, who stated: ’A number of us who were too old or too scared to fight prostituted our talents by making posters inciting a large mob of young men who had never done anything to us to hop over and get shot at. . . We sold the war to youth.’ However at the time it had seemed perfectly logically justified for these men to sell the war to the youth and use their talents to enlist men in a war which was being fought for the people in power. This shows the extent and poisonous seeping of the brainwashing into the public of the people to the extent that even those who were performing the brainwashing, were themselves
When you betray someone, you basically stab them in the back and your loyalty no longer lies with them. In the text, (The Story of Cain and Abel) the Lord favored Abel 's offerings more than Cain 's which caused him to kill his own brother. Two reasons why people betray are because of greed and jealousy. Cain saw that Abel was getting better treatment than him and decided to kill his brother because of jealousy. In all, two of the many reasons why people kill are because of jealousy and greed.
Put every man his sword on his thigh… and each man kill his brother and each man his fellow and each man his kin.’” (Ex 32:27-28) which results in some 3,000 Levites being slaughtered. In addition, the specific reason behind Machiavelli supporting Moses takes up in arms, is that he is killing his potential rivals, and therefore doing it for the good of the group. Machiavelli believed that the creation of the Golden Calf was by those that were envious of Moses, that this creation of an idol was done to regain some control over the group. If his rivals could create a different god, one that favored themselves instead of Moses and was more palatable for the people, they could now become the chosen leader, and cast out Moses. This would allow them to gain control of a vast number of people, that now that Moses has done the extremely difficult work of
The colonists strived for more and now that Kino is blessed with this majestic item he is blinded by a craving to be better than his surroundings. The Pearl is causing Kino to turn into one of the men he despised in the beginning of the book. In the beginning the doctor was selfish and won 't help Coyotito unless he was well paid. This enraged Kino because all the doctor cared about was his income. When Kino was put into a position where he had that chance to change his way of life he leaped at the opportunity.
“He was a man of action and war (Achebe 10).” When it’s percieved too late to change the course of events, the tragic hero Okonkwo recognizes his flaws and gains sympathy from the audience. Okonkwo had much to deal with such as white missionaries in his village and even his own family. One of Oonkwo’s biggest fears was “being thought weak (Achebe 61)” and feminine. His self-worth couldn’t afford the loss of his dominance so after the killing of a clansmen “He could not return to the clan after 7 years (Achebe 124)”. He eventually ended it all when “They came to the tree in which his body was hanging (Achebe
He was afraid of being thought weak” (61). He even killed somebody that called him father just to not be seen as weak. He worked his whole life to be great, “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and beyond” (3). Okonkwo was the total opposite of his father, “when Unoka died, he had no title at all and was heavily in debt... Okonkwo was still young, he was already one of the best men of his time.” Okonkwo was at a young age when he already had gained a lot of fame for his
In addition, the story contains lots of symbolism, by making many objects and events as signs of things. The pearl symbolized a reward in return of his son getting stung by the scorpion. It was a reward, but he was too greedy so it brought him bad luck. Furthermore, it was contained many life lessons like not to be greedy, to care about family more than anything, and to do anything for family, because family is everything. By being so greedy, only caring about his opinions, beating his wife for saying things he disagreed with, and not accepting any offers the jewelry stores were offering brought him bad luck.
“That man was one of the greatest men in Umuofia. You drove him to kill himself;” (Achebe, Pg. 183) Okonkwo, a man of power who was greatly revered by his family, lost all his valuable objects, power, titles, and his son due to the white men’s new religion. He could not stand seeing his own religion fading away and thus, hanged himself. Those extremists who were introduced a new culture were at first in a great dilemma but their minds were later occupied with anger.
It is clear that the Mongols committed many ruthless and brutal acts in his life, and he is one who wiped out entire villages and innocent men, women, and children. However, one aspect of their brutality, though, is more prominent than the others: the brutality towards religion and ignorance and manipulation of the human mind. In one primary source, we see that Chinggis Khan marched into a village with 20,000 men and extracted the richest 280 men in the village. He told them that they had sinned, and told them that he was the punishment of god, sent to their village to punish them for their sins. The mongols then started taking money from the rich people, as their punishment for sinning.
Sebastion Monroe’s obsession with power, in the television series "Revolution", inevitably leads to his downfall. Being the general of a powerful militia in a world without electricity, his arrogance and ambition lead him to do anything to conquer the entire continent and become the most powerful man of all. He believes nothing can stop him; he kills innocent people from women to children to expand his Republic in search for reputation. Moreover, he becomes a lunatic that everyone fears and obeys. Until one day, when the only thing missing from his empire was electricity, he wrongly risks all his resources and manpower to get it.
Ive lost my brother The meeker family is like Uno, you can’t trust anybody.“Principle, Sam? “You may know principle,Sam, but I know war. (Collier and Collier 21)We may think of the patriots to be the underdogs that won because we didn’t give up. But just like in the book, they killed their own men and raided their own people and left families to die of starvation. “I know, Tim,” he said.