b) Using your own knowledge as well as the extract, explain why recent reforms can be said to have made the House of Lords more legitimate. Recent reforms have made the House of Lords more legitimate, the 2001 reforms made by Blair’s government meant that that most hereditary peers were no longer part of the Lords – this meant that the people in the Lords were not their because of their blood but because of their expertise and interest in subjects relating to discussing inside the chamber. Blair, by removing hereditary peers made the Lords more accountable and more professional. The Lords become a real discussion based chamber with key figures from around the country invited to discuss and debate topics which meant something to them. However, the Lords have always had a strong hold on the Commons, overriding them more times than the government’s own backbenchers.
In every even-numbered paragraph, third person and first person is used and Calvin Jarrett is the narrator. Calvin is Conrad’s father who also plays a major part in the novel. There are two different types of narration in the book. Judith Guest displays the point of views from mainly Calvin and Conrad, who are the main characters in Ordinary People. First person narration is when the narrator uses “I” or “we” to portray their point of view.
Writing; “The Book of the Duchess” Why did Aldamar get away with the stuff he did? Aldamar got away with the things he did because he was a man of power; he was a count and in that society he was above the middle class Anachronisms: Things out of place in time. (There are many in this movie) Jocelyn’s appearance combines modern and medieval times; Kate makes William new armor that she personalizes with markings that symbolize two Nike logos; During the 1st jousting scene “We Will Rock You” by: Queen plays; the audience claps and thumps along as a modern audience does; a girl in the stands is seen dancing
He can outsmart them, giving him supremacy over them. Peter also has power over several people throughout the book, in physical ways and by way of hierarchy. Lastly, the government and leaders in the book have authority over certain in characters in numerous portions of the book, therefore giving them power over the people they rule. Based on all of these examples, the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card truly is a power themed book, and directly connects to the classroom theme we were learning about. The first example of power in this book is how Ender is clearly superior to the other kids at both his battle school and normal school.
Michael Bonner Mrs.Schaedel 9/15/12 English per. 4 Elizabethian Era Do you believe in magic? The simple yet wondrous question recollects the minds of all who hear it. The fundamental aim of magic is to impose the human will on nature, on man, and on the super sensual world in order to master them.” During the Elizabethian Era, folks all over England believed in the super natural, as it pertained to each and every individual. Superstition was among the minds of all, and restricted some people in different situations.
Hammurabi was a born leader; he claimed many city-states and ruled the town’s people with fair but strict control. He in fact was the 6th ruler of the Babylonian, as well as being responsible for restoring the order and justice for the people of Mesopotamia. In about 1786 Hammurabi organized a set of codes, which was probably not his own creation but a continuation of a passed legal system. Hammurabi’s code consisted of 282 laws that governed over family, crime, ethics, business, and trade, as well as every single aspect of the lives in which his people led. Many of his codes were harsh and cruel for instance, one of his most infamous codes is number 196, “If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out.” His codes were fair
Helmholtz Watson isn’t a major character in the novel, but he does represent another type of unhappiness that is shown throughout the novel. Helmholtz is just the opposite of Bernard. He is respected and well liked by most people, and was placed into a highly developed caste. Helmholtz is unhappy because he feels that he is too strong and powerful for the world he is living in, and it is suppressing him and not enabling him to show his full potential. Helmholtz is extremely intelligent and understands things that many people in his world do not.
When Thoreau uses allusion, to relate his message through history or another component that readers can relate and understand Thoreau’s message clearer. Quoted from Thoreau, (pg. 372 lines 75-78) “Others as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the Devil, without intending it, as God.” Comparing how the citizens working for the government are ignorant to the fact it is for the worse and not the good, like working for the devil without thinking it is god. The government fools citizens working for the government, thinking they are working for someone of great power, that will never let you down, like a god figure, but truly working for evil, that the devil
The Alphas are seen as the most capable caste in terms of their size and intelligence. In contrast, the Epilsons are too stupid to read or write (Huxley, 20 -21). To further distinguish between the social classes in society, occupations differ based on the caste to which the citizen belongs in. There are several different methods of control used to seize control over members of different casts. For example, this can be seen in the teachings that books and flowers are immoral.
This is an example of how Louis so strictly controlled his nobles, many called Versailles a “gilded cage,” because of how the nobles were so enclosed in such a beautiful place. Many of the taxes from the commoners went directly to the construction and well-keeping of versailles, this obviously upset the citizens in the town. Despite Louis’ strange requests and poor control of the economy, he was an excellent war strategist. Much of the other money he gained from the citizens he used to design weapons and create an unstoppable army. By the end, the numbers in his army sky-rocketed from 180,000 troops, to 450,000, proving that Louis XIV was a very successful war leader.