Cult of personality Essays

  • How Did Mussolini Gain Power

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    To a large extent, I disagree with this statement. Authoritarian and single-party leaders unsuccesfully attempted to use force as a means of rising to power and, once this proved to be unsuccesful, reverted to democratic methods in order establish power. This is evident when looking at how Mussolini established his role as Prime Minister in Italy. Mussolini initially used the “Blackshirts”, members of the paramilitary wing of the Fascist movement, as a means of intimidating people into supporting

  • The Use Of Power And Corruption In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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    “All animals are equal…”, or what it should have been... The use of power and corruption are one of the main themes in Animal Farm. The book is a romance published back in 1945 by George Orwell. According to the author, the book was used as a way to criticize the Russian Revolution. Back in the day, it was hard to excoriate Joseph Stalin using literature so instead Orwell portrayed the characters as animals to censure the writing. Animal Farm reminds readers that the abuse of power can lead to corruption

  • Essay On Tyrant Leaders

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    Throughout history, the rise and fall of tyrannical leaders has brought forth many mixed emotions upon their people . It becomes apparent that people will hate tyrants, but what about those who never knew any other way of governance? In Nothing to Envy, The Cold War reader, Persepolis, The Life and Times of Fidel Castro, and The Little Fidel in All of Us we got to read the examples of various reactions to tyrant leaders. Tyrants shaped people into who they were, tyrants became a normality in their

  • Joseph Stalin's Cult Of Personality

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    worship was the existence of the so called ‘Cult of Personality’ where Stalin was celebrated as a wise leader, father of all people, and the architect of victory of the Second World War. In his book, The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power, Jan Plamper states that Stalin’s cult of personality was largely a visual phenomenon. This statement formed the basis of this essay, which seeks to explore “To

  • Mussolini Totalitarianism Analysis

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    During the inter-war period (1919-1938), totalitarianism emerged in both Italy and Germany. Mussolini and Hitler rose to power in 1922 and 1933 respectively as the totalitarian leader of the state and had a total control in all aspects of life on their nation, dominating all the political, social and economic activities. (Cheung, 2011) However, with different factors, the totalitarian rule of Mussolini and that of Hitler exhibited both similarities and differences in different aspects. Horizontal

  • Comparing Napoleon And Stalin In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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    Similarities & Differences Between Napoleon & Stalin George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a famous novel written about the life and times of a group of animals living on a farm and fighting for their survival and a new way of life. The pigs in this story become the main leaders while all the other characters obey and fear them. The story is an allegory to the then rise of Joseph Stalin, an influential and evil communist leader. The character ‘Napoleon’ the pig in George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm is an

  • Why Is Hitler The Worst Dictator

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    History books and common knowledge among many modern circles place Hitler as the worst dictator in history. Though as you may still think he is the worst, let yourself be at least enlightened by information that will prove to you there are worse examples of dictators. So without further delay, this is why Hitler is not the worst dictator in history. Hitler was not a dictator initially Unlike many dictators who take power through revolutions and bloodshed: Hitler took power because he was elected

  • Snowball And Napoleon In Animal Farm

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    Both Napoleon and Snowball have distinct intentions when in front of the other animals. Snowball behaves in a way in which is beneficial towards the community of animal farm. Furthermore, during the meeting in the big barn, Snowball was full of “plans for innovations”, in an altruistic tone conveying his yearning to ameliorate animal living standards. Snowball demonstrates diligence to in order to improve the Farm’s infrastructure. Moreover, Snowball busied himself with organising the other animals

  • Three Big Defects In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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    Three Big Defects in Napoleon Since human beings began to live together and form communities, someone in the community gained power and eventually governed the whole society without exception. This is a universal fact regardless of time and place. I f you look at world history, you will soon discover various types of political institution: monarchy, democracy, aristocracy, republic, bureaucracy, tyranny, and accordingly you will notice different types of leader. Nevertheless, none of them ever

  • Persuasion Cult Influence

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    Cult Influence and Tactics of Persuasion Roughly 2.5 million Americans are involved in cults, which are defined as groups of people who organize around a strong authority figure. Unlike religious groups, cults often have a primary goal which can range from gaining members to having strong political control. It is important to recognize what makes up a cult, techniques used to draw people into cults, and symptoms of a person who may be involved in a cult. By knowing these things, a person would be

  • Religious Conflict In Othello

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    Title Since the beginning of time, people have questioned the existence of an all powerful being. Most believed there were supernatural forces in play within the world, and based on these beliefs, religions were born. Some believed in many powerful persons and created religions that revolved around these gods. Others believed in one all powerful being who impacted them. Through the ages, thousands of religions were formed, all with their varying beliefs. Each religion claiming to be the true and

  • Personal Narrative: A Humorous Incident

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    I woke up to the sound of a gunshot outside of my window. It was not unusual to hear that in the town of Clinton where everything was basically just war. Everyone was always arguing and there was no peace at all. I hoped one day everything would go back to normal. As I got out of bed I hit my head on the bottom of the top bunk(which was made of metal by the way) ¨Ouch!¨ I yelled . ¨How do I still not see that coming! I mean really, I've been here for three years and I am still not used to it.¨

  • The Jonestown Massacre Jennifer Latson Analysis

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    “The Jonestown Massacre, Remembered,” by Jennifer Latson explains about a man named Jim Jones, a cult leader and a socialist in California persuaded over 900 people to drink a poisonous substance to commit suicide. This was one of the events that wasn’t taught about in history classes due to the amount of people that were willing to kill themselves in order to obey Jim Jones. My main point’s that I plan to use on this topic is the author successful in making her point, the information is accurate

  • Jonestown Massacre Theory

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    Jim Jones told his followers as they drank the poison that ended their lives”(Streissguth 1). James Warren Jones was an American religious leader who was born on May 13, 1931 and died on November 18, 1978. Jones soon became known as the leader of a cult called “ The People’s Temple”. Jim Jones initiated and was responsible for a mass murder and mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Mass murder and mass suicide committed by Jim Jones and the government as a part of the massacre are two theories surrounding

  • The Dancing Plague

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    dancers were part of a religious cult; I agree with the people that think it was caused by ergot poisoning. One of the theories

  • Personal Narrative: Serial Killers

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    one of his missions, he killed a family, for their involvement in a satanic cult that killed, and eat people to do their rituals. Among of their victims there was Jake’s family. He was the only survivor so my father adopted him and raised him to be a member of the dark brotherhood. At first, Jake was ten at that time. They wanted to put him in an asylum but my father protested and took full responsibility of the lad.

  • Suicide In Jonestown

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    allegations of abuse towards the members who didn’t do as they were told, and that sometimes, they were even killed. Men with machine guns would stand guard, 24 hours a day, originally to protect the group from outsiders or armies with aims to take down the cult. Later on, that changed, and the men stood guard to make sure no one got in, or out. This being told to the public by those who escaped raised some suspicions in California Congressman Leo J. Ryan. The suspicions of Jonestown and what had occurred

  • Essay On Symbolism In Things Fall Apart And Poisonwood Bible

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    actions like murdering Ikemefuna and beating his wives. These actions lead to problems for Okonkwo like being exiled while the white missionaries have a huge impact on his village. Okonkwo has a realization of the negatives of his “Roaring Flame” personality when he says “Living fire begets cold, impotent ash.” (Pg. 153) He is referring to the bad relationship he has with son Nwoye and the rest of his village due to his stubbornness and arrogance to accept change and to always be

  • Stanley Milgram's The Man Who Shocked The World

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    1950s as a Christian sect in Indianapolis during a time where racism was still running high, the People’s Temple was adamant on not discriminating against people of color, therefore attracting many African Americans right off the bat. By 1971, the cult had expanded to San Francisco and it was then that allegations of financial fraud and physical abused against its members surfaced. On what happened after, the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) writes in its article, The Jonestown

  • Stereotypes In Bullet To Heaven

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    them and tells them he’s [David] is in a cult. There are also scenes when they [cult members] interact with people outside the commune to sell flowers to raise money for their leader (whom remains unknown and mysterious throughout the film) and when David is out of the commune and is eating at a diner. “Ticket to Heaven” shows the cult members lying to people on the street or scamming them to get money, which is linked to how other media outlets portray cults, such as in “They’re Freaks!”, “three of