I do not like it, but I kind of understand it. Roger dropping a boulder on Piggy is not a surprising thing for this cruel boy to do, so I understand it even while I hate it. And when Jack orders his tribe to kill Ralph, I know Jack simply wants to eliminate any impediment to his absolute authority. What I find most appalling and terrifying is how quickly these proper boys who know how to follow rules were transformed into murdering savages. Piggy asks “What are we?
I think one of the main traits to be a good leader is if you save your men more than you get them killed. Odysseus has many encounters where it is life or death situations for his men. The first example of Odysseus being an effective leader or not was on the island of the cicones. Odysseus didn’t make much of an attempt to force his men to leave, who showed a lack of respect to the cicones’s island. This caused the cicones to retaliate and start a fight with Odysseus and his men.
His importance has lead to him ordering his hunters to forget about the beast so that they wouldn’t have any nightmares. This is illustrated when he says ‘Jack paused cradling the conch’ This suggests that he wants to have things his own way and is mostly concerned about himself Jack is presented as a violent and impulsive character. He tries to assert power and authority over the boys with threat and violence and he is selfish, only thinking about what he wants at
It was considered braver to touch an enemy with one’s coup stick then to kill a man, as one could easily kill a man by shooting them with an arrow (or rifle) from far away without any danger to themselves. The Whites on the other hand viewed killing as a necessity, where a dead enemy is a better option. Despite warfare progressing with rifles and horses being widely available to the Indians, fatalities in Indian warfare remained low. The Whites also found the Indian belief of scalping an enemy horrific. The Whites believed that after killing an enemy it was disrespectful and unlucky to touch a dead enemy.
Both men had high intentions of becoming wealthy conquerors, like most European explorers. Unfortunately poor decisions were made when they counted and their eventual downfall was death; while the viewer does not see Aguirre die in the movie, it is intended that he will die shortly with a never ending river swallowing all of the Europeans who wanted to conquer it. While Aguirre seem to be more insane, than La Salle, we do not know what exactly were his intentions, and what happened on his ship before the mutiny; we do know however both had dream of being great European colonizer, whose names would be remembered forever by their mother country, and the area they were trying to
From are class discussions and readings I have a understanding of what the Europeans thought about the native Americans but not so much what the native Americans thought of the Europeans. In the eyes of the arrogant Europeans the Indians were uncivilized savages with no ethics or morals, not even human in nature and especially weren’t to be treated as humans. They thought they could to do whatever they wanted because they were much superior to them and they were just animals living on that land. That is probably why they treated them so badly and did horrendous things and believed they could do anything and it was countable. Native Americans were in awe at first seeing the technology the Europeans possessed such as steel weapons, guns, mirrors, and the one that I can only envision certainly took their breath away a sea vessel full of Europeans crashing into their sand.
Marlow believes that what the Europeans are doing is good because they are helping the Africans. The Europeans are doing the exact same thing as the Romans were when they colonized England. They are stealing all of Africa’s resources and giving the natives no benefit, and Marlow does not realize this. Captain Willard knows that what the United States is doing in Vietnam is bad. He is tired of being in the jungle and having to face people dying.
He was very brutal: "Would to god my rage, my fury would drive me now / to hack your flesh away and eat you raw"(22.408-409). He was the mightiest of the Greeks and he had such a great deal of confidence in him that he decided to act on his own when his slave princess was taken away. Because of his self confidence; he failed to act like a common man. Achilles’ refusal to eat with other warriors suggests that he put his ego before everyone else. He fits the description of Aristotle's quote “the man who is incapable of working in common”.
Rainsford in the beginning had no sympathy for the hunted and seemed like a cruel man. Rainsford though changes to a hero once he faces Zaroff, but Rainsford beats the general at his own game and kills him. With the death of the General, Rainsford had saved the lives of those who would visit the island in the future. This was because Rainsford had shown heroic qualities with his battle against Zaroff. Such as courage, if Rainsford
It was as if they didn’t want them to move forward or enjoy living in the U.S perhaps so that they would leave. The U.S tried to use them for their cheap labor and then get rid of them once they got what they needed. This was unfair because the immigrants were barely making enough to survive. The Japanese community was mostly a bachelor community. They were not allowed to intermarry with White women.