In the Penal Colony Essays

  • In The Penal Colony

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    In Franz Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony,” there is no presumption of innocence whatsoever; there is only presumption. “Innocent until proven guilty.” This presumption of innocence is considered to be the foundation of a civilized criminal justice system, as well as within the fundamental rights of mankind. The Officer says that “guilt is never to be doubted,” and because he was ordained the judge of the penal colony, there is no proper trial or “due process” needed, as all are guilty in the eyes of

  • The First Penal Colony

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    On 18 January 1788 the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay, which Joseph Banks had declared suitable for a penal colony after he returned from a journey there in 1770. Captain Arthur Phillip, the fleet 's commander, brought a small party of marines and seamen ashore, but found the location unsuitable because the harbour was unsafe and the area lacked fresh water. (The Oxford Companion to Australian History). The fleet then relocated to Port Jackson. On 21 January 1788 Phillip, with a party of officers

  • In The Penal Colony Analysis

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    In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka demonstrates a symbiotic relationship between the law and technology. Although technology and law may seem like two completely different topics, Kafka does a brilliant job of exemplifying the dependent nature of both subjects. At a quick glance, it may seem like the two do not have any type of relationship in the story. However, as the reader delves deeper into the true meaning behind Kafka’s words and intentions, the true nature of the relationship is revealed

  • Late Modernism In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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    Late modernism is often questioned as to whether it differs in any way from the modernism period. This period describes a movement that arose from the modernist era and reacts against it, by rejecting its’ great narratives and abolishing the barriers between the traditional forms of arts, in order to disturb the genre and its literary production. The late modern writing explores mortality, the flaws of culture and also the potential aesthetic form. Writer William Faulkner, is seen as a modernist

  • Existentialism In The Metamorphosis And In The Penal Colony

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    In Kafka 's work The Metamorphosis and in In the Penal Colony the themes and ideas portrayed are nothing less than chaotic. But it is in this chaos that he creates an efficient way of portraying the ideas of philosophical thought to his readers. He shows these ideas without directly stating any one track of thought to follow which allows each reader to form the book to their ways of thought rather than molding their outlook to existential thought. Kafka chooses to convey the messages of absurdism

  • Shame Is Worth A Try By Dan Kahan Summary

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    Olivia Muegge Dr. Moore English 1113 26 February 2018 Title Today, in the United States, there are many overcrowded prisons and many criminals. There are a number of offenses a person can commit that are against the law, and a number of these can land one in jail. Criminal acts are meant to be condemned. Public shaming is a financially sound and appropriate punishment for minor offense criminals in America. In the United States there are a large number of people incarcerated for a variety of offenses

  • The Outcasts Of Poker Flat Character Analysis

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    In the story, “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte, four of the town’s ‘undesirables’ are banished from Poker Flat so they set off to go to Sandy Bar. On the way there, they meet two newly weds who help them by letting them take shelter in a cabin. However, they wake up to find that one of them in the group, Uncle Billy, has taken the horses and went out on his own so now the rest of them are stuck in the cabin after a snow storm. John Oakhurst takes the role of the leader in the group and

  • The Pros And Cons Of Conformity

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    Good morning, Ladies and gentlemen, today, the topic I shared is that “Should we be a conformist?” Well, my answer is negative based on several arguments. Before talking conformity, I am going to ask you a few questions first. Did you go to university because of the intention of your family? Do you wanna be a teacher while you are taking Bachelor of education degree? Will you follow at the trend of the majority or the universal value? If you say yes, then you are experiencing conformity. In my

  • Summary Of Reflection Of Exile By Edward Said

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    Throughout Edward Said's essay, he conveys a greater reality to his condition of living in exile where he navigates his lack identity and how it reflects his conception of “home”. Said effectively uses a rhetorical appeal of pathos and uses methods of syntax, tone, and diction to further illuminate his point to his audience. Through this Said clearly conveys how his experience in exile has lead to his philosophical journey through understanding what his identity is. Edward Said was a professor

  • The Power Of Bureaucracy In In The Penal Colony By Kafka

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    “In the Penal Colony” by Kafka, demonstrates the power of bureaucracy and how it attacks a person’s quality of life and diminishes their level of humanity. The officer in the story, he who is in charge of executing prisoners with an apparatus, shows his sentiment towards it but is then met with the traveler who condemns it. The officer does not realize the lack of morality in his actions because he is a tyrant. Accordingly, the position of the officer results in tyranny as he fully internalizes the

  • Elements Of Power In Franz Kafka's 'In The Penal Colony'

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    Demise Will Seelman “Any system that values pleasure over human life is a very dangerous one indeed.” (Kassem). Franz Kafka’s notorious work, In the Penal Colony, incorporates the main element of power, all while creating subsidiary arguments about subversion and authority. The reason why Kafka highlights these features is that it shows the extent to which a person or regime can reach, as evident in the story, while conversely showing what it takes to resist it. The four characters in the story

  • Great Expectations Blank 4

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    • The Hulks were large Blank 1 (missing noun based on the bold face context clues) without masts, which had been used in battle but had been retired and fitted out for the housing of male convict 's awaiting transportation to the colonies Blank 2 ( find the word with the error and type it correctly) . These floating prisons were moored near a dockyard or arsenal in order to utilize the labor of the convicts. Most Hulks were moored on the Thames at Woolwych or at Portsmouth. The

  • How Did Ben Hall Influence Australian Society

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    those in Australia with courage and determination that the land could offer them that same opportunity of position in the new aristocracy of the colony which was being forged out of the criminals of England who had been bound down by iron chains and where the land for those ex-convicts presented a new wealth for men marked long ago and sent to this penal land for crimes that were so petty that in a modern Australia or England would not ever see the courthouse let alone seven to fourteen years incarcerated

  • Baccaria's Penal Reforms

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    Russia, where Catherine the Great praised the work, to the American colonies, where Thomas Jefferson and John Adams quoted from him. The success of the treatise is explained by the author Maestro (1942) who stated, "Moreover, the great merit of Baccaria’s book — and this explains its great success and the practical impact that it would soon have in many countries lies in the fact that for the first time the principles of a penal reform were expressed in a systematic and concise way, and the rights

  • Aboriginal Land In Australia Essay

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    of the Aboriginal population joined urban societies in which they were exposed to new diseases they had no immunity towards. This caused the Aboriginal population to shrink in size. In addition to that, Great Britain began using Australia as a penal colony, where they sent convicts to complete their sentence aboard, freeing space in the local jail of Britain. Ever since the British arrived, they began stealing Aboriginal land and destroying it. However, in 1992 the government claimed the Aboriginal

  • Province Of Maryland: English And Later British Colony

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    Maryland[1] was an English and later British colony in North America that existed from 1632[2] until 1776, when it joined the other twelve of the Thirteen Colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of Maryland. Its first settlement and capital was St. Mary's City, in the southern end of St. Mary's County, which is a peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay and is also bordered by four tidal rivers. The province began as a proprietary colony of the English Lord Baltimore, who wished

  • Australia Day Research Paper

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    what is now celebrated as Australia Day, in which the first ship of settlers arrived at present day Sydney to set up a British penal colony. The first fleet of eleven ships led by Captain Arthur Phillip carried over 1,500 people, with over half of them being convicts, to the new colony which led to the formal proclamation of the first city with the establishment of the Colony of New South Wales on February 7. It didn’t take very long for the new settlers to make the new land a home, by 1820 many of

  • British Imperialism In Britain

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    economy and gain strategic locations when they colonized Africa and Australia. However, for India, it wasn’t colonized but made a protectorate instead; for the aim of civilizing the lesser people. So, why did Britain choose to make Africa and Australia colonies, but India a protectorate? Because India had something that Britain didn’t, abundant wealth and trade which Britain couldn’t wait to get its hands on. India was a wealthy country with a booming economy,

  • The Rum Rebellion Causes

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    John Macarthur, fixed bayonets and marched on Government House. Conjugated through ideas of usurpation and a mutual hatred for the incumbent Governor of New South Wales, Captain William Bligh, the mutinous Rum Corps successfully took control of the colony and effectively installed an illegal military junta, which brutally governed the settlement for nearly two years. When considered narrowly, the motives informing the deposition of the infamous Governor Bligh can be loosly distilled down to the

  • The Tribute Of Blood Analysis

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    Beattie artfully showed how the change from impressment to conscription, as a method of maintaining a military, required both a change in the public perception of the military men’s honor and the removal of the military from their historic policing and penal roles. The modernized draft army of Brazil, Beattie successfully