Monday, January 20, 2020
The Holocaust All throughout history, Jews have been persecuted. The Jews were blamed for killing Jesus and the idea of anti- Semitism has been around centuries before Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Adolf Hitler led the Nazis to power in 1933 promising to make Germany powerful and respected by the rest of the world. He promised to fight Communism, to find jobs for the six million unemployed workers in Germany, to restore law and order, and to get rid of the Ã¢â¬Å"Jewish influenceÃ¢â¬ in Germany. HitlerÃ¢â¬â¢s speeches were full of hatred for the Jews and this encouraged his followers to attack Jewish people. The Nazis controlled the police. The Nazis controlled the law courts, and Jews soon discovered that they would have no protection against Nazi attacks. In April 1933 Nazis called for Jewish shops to be boycotted. Storm-Troopers stood outside shops and stopped Germans from going in. Slogans were painted on shop windows. These boycotts were not very effective so the Nazis needed more effective methods. Joseph Goebbles, who controlled propaganda, produced many anti Semitic books and In 1933 Jews were also banned from some professions such as: doctors and the civil servants. Hitler wanted a racially pure Germany this is why the Jews were banned from these professions because they didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want their influence to spread. Source A is an extract from the Nuremberg laws; in September 1935 it starts by saying, Ã¢â¬Å"A Jew may not be citizen of the ReichÃ¢â¬ . This Shows that the Jews where stateless and they had nowhere to go. After it says, Ã¢â¬ËJews have no vote; they may not fill any public officeÃ¢â¬â¢. Thi... ... face. The killing centres were, isolated areas, moderately well hidden from public view. They were located near major railroad lines, allowing trains to transport hundreds of thousands of people to the killing sites easily. The deportations required the help of many people and all parts of the German government. The victims in Poland were already imprisoned in ghettos and totally under German control. The deportation of Jews from other parts of Europe, however, was a far more complex problem. The German foreign minister was successful in persuade German occupied nation to assist in the deportations. The introduction of the Auschwitz extermination camp meant that the Jews could be killed efficiently. Unlike other death camps which were build solely to kill Jews, the Auscwitz death camp had a work camp attached.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
For this essay I will be comparing the revengers Fortinbras, Laertes and Hamlet. They each have their own roles as separate characters in the play and each have similarities and differences. All have strong reasons for wanting revenge. FortinbrasÃ¢â¬â¢ being a combination of political reasons and vengeance for his fathersÃ¢â¬â¢ death, whist Laertes and Hamlet are both avenging their fathersÃ¢â¬â¢ deaths. Nevertheless, the way in which each character goes about each of their revenge strategies is completely different. To show this I will be analysing how each react to various events within the play, starting with Hamlet himself. Revenge tragedies became very popular during 1600 at a time when theatre was of an unstable popularity and required the backing of men of influence to ensure it would continue. The theme of earlier revenge tragedies was the punishment of an evildoer through someone who had suffered because of him. The story source on which Hamlet was based had a dominating revenge theme. One of the basic elements of the revenge situation came to be the ghost: Ã¢â¬ËA clear image of a spirit left restless through waiting for vengeance against the person who had inflicted sufferingÃ¢â¬â¢. Its role being to urge the avenger to action and vengeance then to be sought and carried out in a series of dramatic episodes. Hamlet has clear links with this type of revenge tragedy. Other plays relating to the revenge tragedy such as KydÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬ËThe Spanish TragedyÃ¢â¬â¢ 91587) and the anonymous Ã¢â¬ËLocrineÃ¢â¬â¢ (1595) have characters avenging deaths of close relatives. But in both these plays material considerations prevent fulfilment whereas in Hamlet, conscience is what stops the vengeance taking place. Shakespeare chose a theme, which deals wit a duty higher than the others, a sonÃ¢â¬â¢s revenge for the murder of his father. Shakespeare humanizes the play, gives the audience something to relate to Ã¢â¬â loyalty between father and son. This is perhaps a component, which contributes to the success of Hamlet. Hamlet first learns of the real situation behind his fathersÃ¢â¬â¢ death when the ghost of his father visits him in Act 1, Scene V. He is told that his father was murdered. This confirms the suspicion Hamlet had before, and spurs him into thoughts of revenge straight away. Ã¢â¬ËHaste me to knowÃ¢â¬â¢t, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge. Ã¢â¬Ë (Lines 29-31). This statement from Hamlet quite early on is a complete contrast to what action Hamlet does actually take and the time it takes him to act. He speaks here of wanting to take quick revenge but in fact Hamlet waits and seeks evidence to prove that Claudius was responsible for his fatherÃ¢â¬â¢s death. He spends the next four and a half acts deliberating over how and when he should take revenge, and seeks confirmation for himself of ClaudiusÃ¢â¬â¢ guilt by the use of the Ã¢â¬ËMouse-TrapÃ¢â¬â¢. This takes place in Act 3, Scene 2, when Claudius asks for light during the play at the point where, Gonzago pours poison into the KingÃ¢â¬â¢s ear. As Hamlet knows, this is very similar to the situation in which his father died. Claudius realises this as well and rises dramatically. This is confirmation enough for Hamlet and brings him to true recognition of his fathersÃ¢â¬â¢ death, yet Hamlet still hesitates to kill him. HamletsÃ¢â¬â¢ revenge plan is hidden from the rest of the court. It is very much behind closed doors and it is only Horatio to whom Hamlet tells the whole story. The other two main revengers Ã¢â¬â Fortinbras and Laertes are a great contrast to Hamlet in this way. Laertes and FortinbrasÃ¢â¬â¢ vengeance is discussed throughout the play, and both are very open compared to Hamlet, although Fortinbras does hide his motives from his uncle. Both these characters have similarities in their situation to Hamlet but both go about their revenge in very different ways. Even after Hamlet is sure beyond any doubts that Claudius is the murderer, he hesitates to kill him. Fortinbras, on the other hand, has been taking action even before the play begins. When the play does begin we learn that Demark is in a state of alert. The audience learn that the country has been preparing for a war, and from Horatio, the audience also learns that the young Fortinbras is getting ready for action against Denmark for the killing of his father and for the return of lands previously owned by Norway. This provides the audience with a lot of the background for the revenge theme and also suggests later events in the plot. From this introduction to Fortinbras we already get the impression that he is a soldier, a man of action, he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t delay his revenge but plots it and takes his opportunities whenever they arrive. His character is a contrast to Hamlet and Hamlet realises this. In HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s Soliloquy in Act IV Scene IV, Hamlet is thinking about all the time he has wasted in not taking action. He sees how everything around him is taking shape, all except his own actions. The sight of FortinbrasÃ¢â¬â¢ determination to go against the Polish army for the honour of gaining such a small and trivial piece of land makes Hamlet annoyed with himself. After all, he is avenging the murder of his father and the disgracing of his mothersÃ¢â¬â¢ name, something much more important than a piece of land, yet he has not carried out his revenge, and has in fact, it seems, been putting it off. Ã¢â¬ËHow stand I, then, That have a father killed, a mother stained, Excitements of my reason and my blood, And let all sleep? Ã¢â¬Ë (Lines 56-59). Hamlet is questioning himself and most importantly his actions, why has he just let things go? He knows he has had the opportunities, especially in Act III Scene III where he is in the position to kill Claudius. Hamlet finds the King kneeling-praying, and so has him at his mercy; but he does not kill him. Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now IÃ¢â¬â¢ll doÃ¢â¬â¢t Ã¢â¬â and so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged Ã¢â¬â that would be scanned. A villain kills my father, and, for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven. Ã¢â¬Ë (Lines 73-78). At the beginning of his speech Hamlet is very dramatic, he has the confidence to kill Claudius on the spur of the moment. But as soon as there is time for him to think about what he is doing, like in this situation, his resolution fails and he makes excuses for himself. Hamlet feels his revenge will not be fulfilled if, murdering the King while he is praying sends his soul straight to heaven. However, we can see this as just another reason for Hamlet to put off taking his revenge. It is the event taking place that turns HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s thoughts. He is ashamed, before his eyes are twenty-thousand men willing to fight and die for a piece of land virtually worthless, when he himself is unable to kill his fathers murderer even when presented with the perfect opportunity. It is this event that turns Hamlet, makes him form decisions and turns his thought into revenge. Ã¢â¬ËO, from this time forth My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth! Ã¢â¬Ë (Lines 65-66). At the end of this soliloquy Hamlet decides that all he will think about is his revenge against anyone that has done injustice towards him, it is time to act. Though we as the audience perhaps see this as ironic as HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s actions often contradict his words, we perhaps still wonder whether he will actually take his revenge. This scene makes HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s personality clear to the reader. He is shown against another Prince who is the exact opposite of him in the same situation. Hamlet is not an impulsive character, if he had been he would have committed murder straight away, but this would have meant there would have been no play to speak of. Hamlet cannot bring himself to do it, until now. FortinbrasÃ¢â¬â¢ pursuit of his goal has given Hamlet the example on how to act if an opportunity presents itself. Hamlet is so determined to do something he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to think about the consequences anymore. This eventual attitude of Hamlet is similar to how Laertes has been throughout the play, he acts almost immediately when finding out that his father has been killed, he is almost irrational, he is passionate with his accusations and threats, and like Hamlet a menace to Claudius at this stage in the play. Unlike Hamlet, much like Fortinbras, Laertes is a man of action; he has no scruples and needs no corroborative evidence to support his courses of action. On his return to Denmark he is quickly standing before the King, accusing him of the death of Polonius. He wants immediate action and is determined to take revenge. Ã¢â¬ËHow came he dead? IÃ¢â¬â¢ll not be juggled with. To hell, allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil! Ã¢â¬Ë (Lines 127-128). Here Laertes speaks boldly and passionately Ã¢â¬â he will revenge! He uses curses Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ËTo hell, allegiance! Ã¢â¬Ë that would have appeared very evil to ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s audiences. Laertes goes on to say that as long as he avenges his fatherÃ¢â¬â¢s death he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t care what happens to him in life Ã¢â¬â or death. This emphasis the strength in LaertesÃ¢â¬â¢ character, he is determined to take revenge straight away and speaks of it in a similar way to Hamlet when Hamlet learnt of how his father was killed in Act I, Scene V. Ã¢â¬ËO most pernicious woman! O villain, villain; smiling, damned villain! (Lines 105-106).
Saturday, January 4, 2020
PlatoÃ¢â¬â¢s The Republic Books 6 through 10 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In books 6 through 10 of PlatoÃ¢â¬â¢s Republic, we see many different discussions on the subject of justice, philosophy, and goodness. The philosopher Socrates has now defined what a philosopher is. His next task is to show that a philosopher is best qualified to be the ruler of a state. A good ruler must surely know what Justice and Goodness are, for he must administer Justice and always act for the good of the community. But a philosopher, as we have seen, has knowledge of the Forms, so from this point of view at least, he is best qualified to be a ruler. A good ruler must have a good character as well as a good mind; he must always be truthful, high-minded, andÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;This analogy does not tell us what Goodness is; it only gives us some idea of the relation in which Goodness stands to other intelligible or knowable things. He also tells about the Allegory of the Cave, which contains a number of important an d interesting messages. For one thing, it illustrates PlatoÃ¢â¬â¢s belief that all knowledge is connected in the knowledge of Goodness itself. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;The study of the five branches of mathematics, can serve only as an introduction to the real intellectual training that the future philosopher-rulers must receive. Plato considers mathematics to be the first stage in the intellectual education of the philosopher-ruler. If they have mastered mathematics, then they will have begun to think in abstract terms. However, we do not want them to be mathematicians, but rather philosophers. They must therefore learn to understand the nature of Reality- that is, they must grasp the Forms. To be able to do this, says Socrates, they must learn to argue logically. The science of logical argument is called Ã¢â¬Å"Dialetic.Ã¢â¬ We must, therefore, teach them Dialectic. 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Friday, December 27, 2019
Modern America can be considered one of the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s economic and industrial leaders. This didnÃ¢â¬â¢t happen instantaneously. It was a long process that took centuries to occur from when America was first colonized by England. America started slow and far behind England and other European countries in the technology race but a diverse culture and the work ethic of American people all helped to push this country forward. From antebellum America in the 19th century, to the Progressive Era in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and finally to the New Deal period in the 20th century, many changes occurred as millions of people lives were affected greatly during this time. Throughout these eras in U.S. history, there was a generalÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Over time, the immigrants were able to improve their own conditions through hard work and determination. In the Progressive Era, there numerous reforms were made in an attempt to curb corruption in the government and industry. This occurred in the late 19th century and ended in the early 20th as American industry boomed. Slowly, America was being recognized as one of the industrial leaders in the world. The immigrants that came during the antebellum period to the Progressive Era gave cities a large and cheap labor. They only needed a way to utilize all of it efficiently. When the assembly line was devised, there was a huge boom in factories. The large number of immigrants caused factory owners to focus on profits and disregard to working conditions. This gave birth to the Progressive Era, when many social and political groups, called the Progressives, tried to reform both the factories and the government. For factory workers, their working conditions were usually dangerous, which resulted in high accident rates. They worked twelve hours six days a week. Factory workers had little rights. 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Thursday, December 19, 2019
In the introduction to his grandfatherÃ¢â¬â¢s work, Sean Hemingway writes, Ã¢â¬Å"as a young man, I was impressed by the repeated emphasis in [The Sun Also Rises] on the need to pay the billÃ¢â¬âto take care of oneÃ¢â¬â¢s own affairsÃ¢â¬âand Jake BarnesÃ¢â¬â¢ ability to make his way in the worldÃ¢â¬ (xii). It is this emphasis on paying the bill, on money, that acts as HemingwayÃ¢â¬â¢s harshest criticism of the lifestyles of American expatriates in Europe at the time. The extravagance and the excess always comes at a price. This was a lifestyle that Hemingway himself was familiar with, Ã¢â¬Å"Paris would prove to be an extraordinary training ground for [Ernest]. . . the bohemian lifestyle did not always rest well with him. In reading this text, one cannot, as the novelÃ¢â¬â¢s characters have done, ignore the importance of paying the bill. Finances and class are at the center of the characterÃ¢â¬â¢s relationships and dynamics with each other. 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All the stories that he ever wrote have an underlying meaning and the symbolism was hidden within in the names, characters, placesRead MoreCritical Analysis of Wilfred Owens poem Arms and the Boy1660 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesEng 432 Outline Critical Analysis of Wilfred Owens poem Arms and the Boy I. Introduction: 1. Introducing what is going to be discussed in the paper (analysis of Arms and the Boy , its relation to one of Owens poem). 2. Thesis Statement : Wilfred Owens poem Arms and the Boy can be discussed to represent the horror of war. II. Body: 1. Owen was a soldier and a modern poet who was known as anti-war poet. A. A summary of Owens poetry in general . B. His representation of the horror of war in hisRead MoreAnalytical Essay : Dead Man s Path By Chinua Achebe And A Clean, Well Lighted Place1337 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesthis semester were Dead Man s PathÃ¢â¬ by Chinua Achebe and Ã¢â¬Å"A Clean, Well-Lighted PlaceÃ¢â¬ By Ernest Hemingway. 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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
A committee established by the Senate for a limited time period to perform a particular study or investigation. Select committees might be given or denied authority to report legislation to the Senate. * Standing Committee: Permanent committees established under the standing rules of the Senate and specializing in the consideration of particular subject areas. There are currently 16 standing committees * Joint Committee: Committees including membership from both houses of Congress. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation. Chairmanship usually alternates between the House and Senate members from Congress to Congress. Select Committee on Global Warming POWERS: * Expressed Powers: also known as Enumerated powers. Expressed powers are explicitly granted to Congress to tax and spend for the defense amp; general welfare of the U. S.. Borrow money, regulate foreign and interstateÃ ommerce, establish naturalization and bankruptcy laws, coin money, punish counterfeiters of money and securities (stocks), establish post offices, grant patents and copyrights, create courts below the Supreme Court, define and punish piracies amp; felonies of the high seas, declare war, raise and support an army, provide and maintain a navy, make laws governing the armed forces (different from civilian law), provide and call for the militia/National Guard to execute federal laws, organize, arm, and discipline the militia, govern the District of Columbia, provide for the laws necessary and proper for carrying out all other listed powers. We will write a custom essay sample on Article One of the United States Constitution or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Implied Powers: implied powers are powers exercised by Congress which is not explicitly given by the constitution itself. They include: supporting public schools, providing welfare programs, public housing, maintaining the Federal Reserve Board, prohibiting discrimination in public places; restaurants, power to draft people into the armed forces, power to limit number of Immigrants to the U. S. , power to establish a minimum wage, monitor Air and Water pollution, and power to regulate monopolies that limit competition. REPRESENTATIVES: Delegates vs. Trustees Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed or elected to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative * A Trustee is One to whom something is entrusted to: one trusted to keep or administer something: as a member of a board entrusted with administering the funds and directing the policy of an institution or organization. Obama acts as delegate and trustee for the U. S citizens. SENATE OFFICE: * President Pro-Tempore: appointed by the Senate. The Constitution provides for a president pro tempore to preside over the Senate in the absence of the vice president.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Socrates Final Speech Perhaps Socrates most important gift was the ability to stay timeless. However, his teachings were cut short when he was sentenced to death. In his speech "The Apology", he claimed that a "good man cannot be harmed either in life or death". If Socrates was right in this statement, then those righteous people on earth have nothing to fear, not even death. Before the righteous run into traffic to see if this is true, we must dissect the statement for validity. First we have to look at what the definition of "good" is, and since this paper is to be my thoughts and ideas, I shall define it myself. A good person is kind, generous, and knows what they believe in. A good person cannot be harmed in life; if they are truly a good person they will never do anything to harm anyone else, therefore evading a good deal of backlash from enemies. However, this is assuming that all people are reasonable and rationale. They are not, this judgment being made quickly from examples in history. People are able to hate with little or no reason, causing even the best person harm. For example, a Hispanic person may be a "good" person, but still be harmed by the prejudice against him for being Hispanic. Yet, should he be a good person, he will be able to withstand any prejudice, because he is "good" and strong in his beliefs. These beliefs should be able to help him stand up to any hurtful enemies, because his "goodness" gives him inner strength. Should this person truly be good, he should have no fear of death, either. Citing my own religion, Christianity, shows that a "righteous person shall enjoy everlasting life" in the kingdom of Heaven by the hand of God. Most other religions in the world, even, believe that those good people shall move on to other realm or life where they will be rewarded for their goodness. Socrates believed himself to be a good person. The oracle at Delphi told him he was the wisest among men; in Socrates' mind, wise was a kin to good. Socrates had rationalize in his mind that death would never hurt him, because any theories he could come up with about death were only peaceful ones. For Socrates, the jury had little or no effect on him, for he was a good man. The gods would shine on him despite man's attempt to ruin. He could only conclude that a "good man could be hurt neither in life or death". Socrates also tells the jury that by killing him, they will be harming themselves more then they will be harming him. Karma could be a possible conclusion to this statement: should they kill him, they will be punished for killing an innocent man by a higher being. However, karma is a false doctrine and cannot be properly used to understand these claims. So we must look elsewhere for the truth behind this utterance. By killing this man, they will loose one of their truest sources for wisdom. By killing him and taking that source away, they will suffer in their lives because they will never gain knowledge and truth. Perhaps this is true, but they should have been able to look within themselves to find the truth, not just to Socrates. It seems that Socrates was too busy proclaiming himself to be deity like to realize that he too had to look within to find this wisdom. Socrates was in his seventies by the time he faced trial and eventually death. This may have been a driving factor in his acceptance of his impending death, or perhaps the demon senility had begun to creep in. Either way, his final speech was affecting in its power and drive of heart, and should be considered a well worded final speech bordering on art, rather then a doctrine on the way to live a life.