There were also reports that John severely punished his enemies and used the courts to help his friends. He was also accused of killing his own nephew Arthur because he was a rival to his throne. Most of these reports on John were written by monks and these were unreliable because John had quarrelled with their leader the Pope. This meant only a few monks were unbiased and wrote truthfully about John. For example another source this time written by a monk in Barnwell said that John was a good ruler and that his own men should not have deserted him.
Answer to questions: The ethical issues involved in the Madoff case was his misconduct and deceitful activity. He lied to investors, cheated out his financial interests, and stole from thousands of people around the world. He took money from new clients and paid it out to existing clients. I don't believe that Madoff worked alone. Even if nobody helped him deceive investors, people knew about it, and the act of knowing and not reporting a white-color crime is guilty by association.
The death of Thomas Becket is split between the 3 people, the king, Becket and the knight. The king was blamed for some of the incident as Henry didn’t order the murder but it was clear he wanted it done. So he should be more carefull about what he says. Also the king wanted power and was greedy and selfish which is bad it its self but he wanted the churchs power and so put a non-religius man in a place of 2nd in charge of church this was very
But in the end Philip II will go down in the Books as a Catholic Zealot who was reckless with money, and the loser of the Spanish armada. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”- John Kenneth
The middle class developed because the increase of trading opened up room for specialized workers Along with the growth of the middle class bankers, capitalists, and other occupations also began to develop. The development of the capitalist industry produced a concentration of banking, and this concentrated banking system was an important force in attaining the highest stage of capitalist concentration in cartels and trusts. As Western Europe began to colonize the Americas, more social changes started to take place. The encomienda system was set up in the Spanish colonies to distinguish the Europeans from the slaves. The encomienda system divided the all the people now living in the Americas into distinct social groups with the foreigners (peninsulares) at the top, those born to European parents in the Americas (creoles) and natives at the bottom.
Simony was the buying and selling of anything considered spiritual (Miller 15). He believed that the appointments of church leaders by kings, in this case Henry IV, was an act of simony because the men that the kings were closest to were granted offices. Pope Gregory VII felt that this was a heresy in the church and the ability to appoint men to high positions should be stripped of the kings and emperors powers. During the reform, the holiness of kings was more directly attacked by the reformers who insisted that kings were only men, like all men (Miller 5) which helped Gregory VII find a backing for his revolt against the
The Hypocrisy behind the Corrupted Religion In James Baldwin’s novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, Gabriel Grimes is characterized as a hypocrite, which shows the theme of how religion is corrupted by man. Baldwin introduces Gabriel as a serious and religious father; however he abuses the idea of religion. When Gabriel was left alone with his dying mother, he saw religion as a salvation. As a young adult he lost himself and began to have numerous love affairs. Consequently, Gabriel began to use religion as his protection to cover up all of his sinful doings.
In retaliation of abuse and deception, McCandless fled to find truth. McCandless could have been convicted of holding a grudge, but not selfishness. Nevertheless, when children grow old, there is a mutual urge to leave the flock. Many long to find out what the world has to offer, beyond the harboring arms of overseers. Also, opposing views may argue that, since society relies on people, Chris McCandless’ divorce from social order was selfish.