How far was Wolsey arrogant and unpopular? (20 marks) Sources 1, 2 and 3 all agree that Wolsey was cocky and despised as source 1 says ‘arrogance and ambition roused the hatred of the whole people,’ this shows that due to his arrogance he grew more and more unpopular against the ‘whole’ people. This shows that a lot of varieties of people over the different classes do not like Wolsey because of his ‘arrogance and ambition.’ Source 2 agrees with this as it states ‘brings them such fear’ which shows that he considers himself to be better than the nobles’ which makes him arrogant also as they ‘fear’ him it is likely that they also despise him as you normally dislike the things you fear. Source 3 also agrees with the view that he was despised as it states ‘he makes the lawyers plead without payment for all paupers’. This shows that he is highly unpopular with lawyers as he believes if they do not do their job properly they should be fined however lawyers are the only category which state that he is un-liked compared to the ‘whole people’.
Hochschild writes of Joseph Conrad that he “was so horrified by the greed and brutality among white men he saw in the Congo that his view of human nature was permanently change.” Judging from Hochschild’s account and from Heart of Darkness, in what way was Conrad’s view changed? How is this true of other individuals about whom Hochschild writes? In what way has this book affected your view of human nature? Joseph Conrad has an ironic usage of words when describing human nature. It goes from “civilized” to “uncivilized.” These different words show how different aspects of human nature compare.
I am going to argue that sources 10 & 11 agree that the Amritsar Massacre created widespread and long-lasting hostility among Indians towards British rule. In contrast, I will argue that source 12 disagrees and that the Indian people appreciated British rule. Source 11 strongly highlights widespread hostility towards the British. The source uses words such as ‘dishonest’ and ‘evilly manned’. This shows the lack of respect the Indian people were beginning to progress against the British Government.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed Pedagogy of the Oppressed Summary Chapter One In chapter one of Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (1970) writes in depth about how oppression occurs in our society. By being oppressed these individuals lose a sense of humanity resulting in dehumanization. Humanity entails qualities that make humans such as freedom, integrity, compassion, and understanding. Both oppressors and the oppressed are capable of both humanization and dehumanization characteristics. Dehumanization occurs when those who are robbed of their humanity and those who rob others of their humanity through violence, oppression, and injustice.
Articles of Confederation: Did the Articles of Confederation deserve to be replaced as the basis for the U.S. government, because they promoted states' rights or was the system of government more truly democratic and worthwhile that could benefit the Americans and society? Major issue: Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government could not control trade between the states or with foreign nations. The thirteen colonies were given too much leniency and it seemed that each state acted like a small nation. Many Americans viewed the Articles as something that only weakened the government and society as a whole. It made America seem more vulnerable to European influence and internal conflict between states.
Through the writings of las Casas, Spaniards are illustrated as cruel, masochistic, and immoral conquerors. These writings help people sympathize with the Native Americans and demonstrate the struggle these underrated people went through. Instead of providing information and a point of view that glorifies Columbus as an explorer and hero like in Visions of America, the use of las Casas writings presents another outlook of the truth. Zinn uses examples from las Casas writings to emphasize what actually happened during Columbus’s exploration without leaving out the details that would defame Columbus. While las Casas did participate in the exploration of Cuba, he seems to have a biased anti-Spain attitude that could make him unreliable.
Rhetoric in Shooting an Elephant In the story Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell, he uses an incident were he illustrates how imperialism affected more than just the people that were governed but also the ones who governed and why their real motives weren’t really what it seemed. Orwell uses an adequate amount of rhetoric in his writing and makes the reader feel that they were there when the incident took place because of Orwell’s use of specific examples and clear language. He applies different rhetorical devices to conclude that “when the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom he destroys.” Throughout his essay he seems to explain what happens to him, a sub-divisional police officer of Moulemein, in a minor incident and how it made him realize that he lost his own freedom and thinks that he is controlled and how imperialism changed his way of thinking. Orwell uses antithesis in Shooting an Elephant because in the text he claims to be secretly on the side of the Burmese and against their oppressors, the British. But he is one of those oppressors because he works for the British, but he also feels oppressed with guilt by seeing the torture they bring to these people.
The politicians, who signed the peace treaty on behalf of Germany, were named and shamed as ‘stabbing Germany in the back’. This notion was emphasised by opposing political parties who were egger to take any opportunity to make these politicians look bad to the people of Germany. Germany was a militaristic state which and the republic was not going to succeed with so many opposing forces such as ex-soldiers who were willing to fight any rivals. The treaty of Versailles caused a profound sense of injustice and resentment amongst the German people therefore this translated into hatred of democracy. The treaty was not the only reason for the failure of the Weimar Republic, issues such as the period time and the great depression contributed to this also.
This gossip seriously damages Shylock’s business and reputation. Words are one thing, but physical abuse is much more powerful. In a heated argument, Shylock exclaims to Antonio and Bassanio, “You that did void your rheum upon my beard, And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur” (1.3.109-110). Shylock is clearly disturbed by Antonio’s outward sign of hatred and disrespect. Fear is powerful, and Shylock has to live with the fear of physical abuse everyday.
Orwell discloses the true motives of colonialism through the figure of Flory; an important character in Burmese Days as Orwell uses him to criticize the social behavior of the colonial society present in Burma at that time. During Flory’s debate with his friend Dr. Veraswami, he clearly reveals the true intentions of the British by saying that the “British Empire is simply a device for giving trade monopolies to the English” (p40). Flory believes that the British are not there in Burma to improve the country but for monetary gain. Therefore, the British use racism during colonialism to hide their true intentions. Through this conversation, we can realize the incredible influence that social code has had over people.