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    Rebellion; the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention. The Handmaid’s Tale written by Margaret Atwood is a novel. The novel takes place in Gilead a dystopian society. Everyone in Gilead has an important role to play within the society, however, it seems as if none of the characters seem content with their role, due to the restrictions they face. In the novel, the lack of freedom leads to rebellion as shown by the characterization, interior dialogue, flashbacks, and foreshadowing

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    did not want to submit to the authority of the British Crown. Lastly, during the modern age kids, mainly teenagers, have decided to fight against the powers that hold them back in the form of their parents or even school authority. This type of rebellion was the major plot line in the book Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. The main character is a young man named Siddhartha who is the son of the Brahmin, a religion leader and highly educated member of the top social class in the caste system. Siddhartha

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    developed during discussion regarding what classifies as rebellion and whether or not it is effective; however, these seemingly conflicting arguments actually contribute to the general concept of rebellion in distinct ways. The class first defined rebellion as standing up to society for wrongly thwarting a value and trying to bring about change by setting an example to influence other people to join the cause. Under this definition, rebellion is rarely effective because in order for a societal change

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    and social issues. The March of the Paxon Boys, Regulator Movement, Shay’s Rebellion, and The Whiskey Rebellion were all examples of settlers expressing their grievances. The Paxton Boys were frontiersmen of Scots-Irish origin from along the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. They formed a group to retaliate in 1763 against local American Indians in the aftermath of the French and Indian War and Pontiac's Rebellion. However, this group of men were racial and had political unrest during this

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    The Awakening is a book written by Kate Chopin and it is quite a journey. Being just over a hundred pages in length, this novel gives an adequate picture of the protagonist Edna Pontellier, who consistently challenges the roles that society has placed on her. In her own words, she says “I would give my life for my children, but I wouldn’t give myself ” (45). This not only foreshadows her ultimate fate, but it also shows the readers that Edna is not willing to suppress her passions and desires for

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    Rebellion is the Key In today’s world, rebellion is viewed as a negative action, but it’s a part of human nature as well as a crucial part of growing up for teenagers. It is especially important for the main character Holden in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. Holden not only gains new experiences from his rebellions, but it is what allows Holden to truly accept the adult society. Holden’s constant rebellious nature from his school to his red hunting hat are a result of him attempting to stand

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    with the encouragement of the Empress Dowager Cixi and attacked foreigners and their establishments. This society is known as the Boxer Rebellion. Chinese response to foreign interference and christianizing efforts resulted in the Boxer Rebellion. The attempt to regain control over their country made conditions even worse when Europe and America put down the rebellion. Foot binding was for young women in the 18th century up into the mid 19th century Foot binding became popular as a means of displaying

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    Ironically, western Virginians experienced a period of significant prosperity and growth in the years following the Whiskey Rebellion. Numerous anti-excise leaders in the western counties were able to return to their state and local government positions, some even using the insurrection to advance their political influence. Economically, in the aftermath of the insurrection, the lasting military presence in western Virginia boosted the local economy, bringing in more much-needed banknotes. Barksdale

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    Bacon's Rebellion Causes

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    peaceful Native American settlement. These Native Americans were the Pamunkey people, allies to the colonist of Jamestown. Bacon and his men soon reached the the opening to the village and began to open fire. Bacon 's Rebellion began in 1676 in the colony of Jamestown. This rebellion was a revolt lead by a young Englishman named Nathaniel Bacon against Governor Sir William Berkeley. At the time many citizens in Jamestown where in fear of the Native Americans due to recent misunderstood battle between

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    The Tale of the Heiji Rebellion or the Night Raid on Sanjo Palace is a handscroll that depicts a battle between Fujiwara Nobuyori and Minamoto Yoshiomo, versus Taira Kiyomori. The scroll was created between January 19, 1160 and February 5, 1160. The medium that was used in the creation of the scroll is ink and color on paper, and it the measurements of the scroll is; sixteen and one-fourth inches, by two-hundred, seventy-five and one-half inches, and reads from right to left, and all the action

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    people of the backcountry were becoming more oppressed as Alexander Hamilton began to attempt to improve America’s economy with manufacturing and revenue taxes. The backcountry settlers organized violent protests, three of these rebellions being Shays’ Rebellion, Whiskey Rebellion, and March of the Paxton Boys. Another violent protest was the March of the Paxton boys which took place in 1763 in Pennsylvania. Paxton was located in eastern Pennsylvania, near the area where Pontiac’s

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    The boxer rebellion took place in china between the 1899-1901. It was a violent anti-foreign and anti-Christian revolution. The militia united in righteousness (Yihetuan) they were the ones who started it all but were referred to as the boxers.They never rebelled against the Manchu rulers of china and their qing dynasty. The martial arts and calisthenics they practiced had a lot to do with their name. The Red Lanterns were a group of women who also blended spiritually and their martial arts against

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    This rebellion occurred on the Stono River and was given the name The Stono Rebellion. A slave, by the named Jemmy, led twenty other slaves in revolt in an effort to show slave owners the Africans desire for freedom. This revolt could not have been planned at any better time because at this point

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    liberty, we think of being able to be independent and free to make our own choices. However, in different time frames, liberty had different meanings. In Nathaniel Bacon on Bacon`s Rebellion by Nathaniel Bacon and George Washington, Farewell Address by George Washington liberty relates to how we choose to live. Bacon`s Rebellion takes place in Virginia in 1676, as a result, of Governor William Berkeley refusal to retaliate against Native Americans. Moreover, Berkeley refused to allow white settlement in

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    friends if they are lonely or joy if they are depressed. An abstract gift expresses a quality, characteristic or idea apart from any specific object or instance. An abstract gift is not an object or something you can touch. In the book “The Bar Code Rebellion” by Suzanne Weyn. This book falls in the genre between young-adult fiction, science fiction. and dystopia. The main character in this book is named Kayla Reed. She is brave and determined. However in the beginning Kayla may not be okay herself after

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    Would you expect a young, black, educated slave, to be a leader of one of the most bloodiest slave rebellions ever? On October of 1800, Nathaniel “Nat” Turner was born a slave on Benjamin Turner’s plantation in Southampton County, VA. He was allowed to read, write and learn religion (“Nat Turner”). Samuel Turner was in a lot of debut so Reverend Zalthall set up appointments for Nat to preach to slaves from plantation to plantation. The slave owners hoped this would make their slaves want to work

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    imagination. A man that claimed and believed he was chosen by God to lead the African Americans from bondage. “ Believing in signs and hearing divine voices, Turner was convinced by an eclipse of the sun that the time to come up had rise up.” Nat Turner's Rebellion, one of the most famous slave insurrection in American history. To this day this event is still very controversial and many question are yet to be answered. Stephan B. Oates, author of The Fires of Jubilee, wrote this story to transport readers back

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    Frederick Douglass once said “The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion”. Change, how important is it? Important enough to give up your life? Your family? Everything? When the answer is yes, we rebel. We risk our lives, our families, and everything. In the novel The Kingdom of This World, the Haitian people are willing to risk everything to gain equal treatment; the torment and destruction they cause is only justified by the terror of their lives as they are. In the film Moolaade

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    Obstacles In Marji's Life

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    individuals to survive the sour nature of living in 1980’s Iran. This life entitled government oppression, unforgiving societal norms, and rigorous religious rules among other things. Marji endured the obstacles life threw at her by committing acts of rebellion, rather than going with the grain, which is what most of society chose as their path. These rebellious acts were risky, yet rewarding for Marji under the rules of the revolution because it helped her grow as a person. Family, government, and religion

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    distanced from the real world. He enjoys nothing more then working as an usher at Carnegie Hall, where he is able to escape reality. As Paul cannot obtain happiness in his true world, he rebels against those around him. His rebellion against society is not one of hate, rather a rebellion of anger towards those who do not accept him. His teachers and father do not allow Paul to be comfortable in his own skin, forcing Paul to obtain only small windows of happiness.

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