European History Essays

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  • 1945: A Turning Point Of Modern European History

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    Explain, in what says was the year 1945 a turning point of modern European history. Immediately after the close of the WWI, Europe plunged itself into WWII, a major world conflict that ended in 1945 and brought forth significant changes that set the footnote for Europe’s future development. In many ways, the 1945 was seen as a turning point of modern European history. First, 1945 ushered in the Cold War, whose major belligerents were the rising powers of the US and the Soviet Union. Before 1945

  • The Renaissance And European History And Aspects Of The Renaissance

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    BASICS ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE: Renaissance was a period in European history which started in Italy roughly during the 13th century and continued till the 17th century. Many historians argue about the specific time period, (depending on the country) some say it started in the 14th century. Renaissance essentially means ‘rebirth’ in French. During this period, people started taking an interest in the learning of ancient times, in particular the learning of ancient Greece and Rome. The renaissance was

  • The Renaissance In The Middle Ages And European History

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    The Renaissance was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, it was thought to be a cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period and then continued to spread to the rest of Europe. It caused many changes in all aspects of life, but one of its legacies that has stayed with us to this day, new letterforms. The basis of the Renaissance was its own invented version of humanism. Since the Renaissance

  • Essay About Mexican Food

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    Mexican food I don’t think I was too far off, but I did not consider how important the tortilla was to Mexico’s history and its people. The tortilla is a big part of some of the dishes I named yet I was unaware of just how resilient the tortilla is as a staple of Mexican cuisine. It also came to me as a surprise that chocolate, something that we associate in modern times with European countries such as Switzerland and famous brands like Godiva, actually derived from the native peoples of Mexico.

  • Consequences Of Imperialism In Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

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    the ruled. The impact of the British Empire’s corruption during the age of colonialism is an example of these consequences. The British government shows contempt towards its foreign vassals, and the colonists in return feel aversion towards their European rulers. The renowned writer, George Orwell is influenced by imperialism’s ethnical conflicts. Despite being a colonial policeman, he is compelled into slaying an elephant by the Burmese colonists to save both his own, and ironically, the Empire’s

  • The Perception Of Power In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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    In “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, the author writes about his experience with dealing a rampant elephant in British Colonial Burma. Privilege is usually viewed as a positive attribute, however Orwell explores all of the negatives that privileges can bring, which can be applied to modern day social expectations and politics. In order to highlight its effects on a personal and a widespread level, he uses the rhetorical device of figurative language. The figurative language__________ Throughout

  • Gender Role In Native Society

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    Gender as a tool of analysis has been effective when analyzing Native societies. Gender roles in Native society inevitably shaped the tribe or band in which Natives lived in. Matrilineal or patrilineal Native societies controlled the daily operations, social hierarchy, religious influence, and the effects colonization had on that particular society based on the foundation. Using gender as a tool of analysis in Native societies, scholars are able to learn more about Natives because of the affects

  • Traditional And Western Culture In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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    ABSTRACT – The African people followed a different lifestyle. They varied in their behaviour beliefs, thoughts, interaction with people, mannerism and most importantly in following their culture. The clash be-tween the African culture and the Western culture is majorly seen as a clash between the traditional and the Western. What was the nature of the Nigerian nation after colonialism? The change of a person and the fall of culture occurred due to colonialism. The fall of culture due to westernization

  • Focalization In Shooting An Elephant

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    Shooting an elephant, by George Orwell (1936) The internal struggle of George Orwell in regard to his conscience in terms of his stance towards the British Empire and the native Burmese is one of the main characterstics of Shooting an elephant. Orwell himself opposes the British empire, but due to the role he is required to play, as a police officer, his physical appearance indicates that he opposes the native Burmans. His role as a police officer disables him to interact with the Burmans on an

  • August 2026 There Will Come Soft Rains Analysis

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    Symbols in the “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury In the short story August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains Ray Bradbury focuses readers’ attention on the last day of a smart house. Unlike its owners and other people, the building survived in an unnamed disaster with all its mechanisms and continued to follow its habitual schedule for some time. But it lost the last battle with forces of nature. Symbols in the story depict two different themes: the American dream or its horrible