Rasputin had a bad reputation for living a rather unorthodox lifestyle and was well known for his sexual promiscuity. As a result of this, loyalists who believed Rasputin was a danger to the regime killed him. However, this left Tsarina to be the primary blame for political unrest and dire decisions made by the government. By ridding the Tsarina of Rasputin and by Tsar Nicholas II taking control of the army, there was no one else to blame for
The judge wanted everyone to think he was so innocent, but in fact, he was overwhelmingly selfish. Judge Pyncheon is similar to Cap, from The Pathfinder. Although he is not the most visible antagonist in the novel, his attitude of greed, superiority, and ignorance, cause him to be intellectually blinded. He is unable to judge the people around him, and puts his trust in the worst villains, such as the Tuscarora Arrowhead, and Corporal Muir, while being suspicious of the faithful Jasper. Cap and Judge Pyncheon are similar because they both have their outrageous moments.
This was a disaster and Buckingham had to retreat his troops without even aiding the Huguenots, which made him become the most despised man in England as he was seen responsible for the military failures. One MP, Sir Edwyn Sandys, said that ‘since England was England it received not so an honourable blow’. This therefore decreased the reputation of the Crown because Charles was the one who appointed Buckingham as ‘Lord Admiral’ in the first place and caused tensions between them and Parliament. It also caused discontent as it meant that Britain was at war with Spain and France too. More importantly, though, this caused great strain on the country and Charles couldn’t find the necessary funding to finance the wars, which lead to him implementing the Forced Loan on December 1627.
'; Thus, the desire and will of the crowd urge him on, ominously. The people despised him. He speaks of being 'hated by large numbers of people'; and the 'sneering yellow faces of young men that met me everywhere..." (Orwell, 276). As one man, how could he dare to go against them? Two thousand could easily overtake one.
The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a lower-party member who has grown to resent the society he is living in and starts to lose his rationality and sanity due to the restrictions of society. "And in the general hardening of outlook that set in ... practices which had been long abandoned - imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages and the deportation of whole populations - not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive. "(p.130) Winston clearly hated the Party and all he wants is liberty of his actions and ideas. He will fight his hardest to revolt and stop the Inner Party’s “dictatorship.” To keep all of this in order, and to avoid revolts, the Inner Party has to think of creative and smart ways to control the public. This is done by introducing orthodox methods in the minds of the Party members such as with childhood.
This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero. Creon’s human flaw of arrogance causes him to ignore reasoning and advice and listen only to his own thoughts. He states, "My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city". He is afraid to go back on his word because it will hurt his pride and he is afraid that it will cause him to lose power with his subjects. This action causes him to lose everyone that he loves.
Amanda Porter 12 Angry Men GROUPTHINK VS. MINORITY INFLUENCE The jury situation portrayed in 12 Angry men had a lot of symptoms that would normally lead to a groupthink phenomenon. For example, the majority of the group had a belief in the moral correctness of their decision—they were punishing a bad person, they had a stereotyped view of the people who opposed them (bleeding heart, do-gooders). There was extreme pressure to conform, an illusion of unanimity (at least in the beginning), many of the jurors engaged in self-censorship (they didn’t initially voice their opinions) and strong personalities that were trying to push the group in a certain direction. Despite these symptoms, the minority was able to override the majority and sway the vote
They’re wild. Listen to me.” His racist and prejudiced stereotyping and views disgust most of the other jurors and results in them turning their backs on him. His background does explain his thinking that people from poor neighbourhoods were “all the same”. He is an aged man, and would have grown up in times where strong racial prejudice and stereotypes were significant. This background would have had considerable influence over his view that the defendant was “real trash” and his inability to take his role as jury seriously.
The Three Estate scheme which was adhered to by the French Monarchy caused a divide between the people and this divided nation caused complete controversy and condemnation. The corruption of the ruling of the country is why the Ancien Regime collapsed due to the fact that peasants became envious of the rich and therefore wanted to abolish this three estate system in order for equality. Secondly, the Ancien Regime collapsed due to King Louis XVI being a weak leader. The French government were povocative, they didn’t want to have to work as hard as the peasants or pay money to fuel the monarch’s outrageous lifestyle so therefore when King Louis tried to enforce the law of all clergymen and government men to start paying taxes he was completely overruled. Earlier in his ruling, King Louis had made it apparent that he had no interest in politics and that he wasn’t particularly interested in how his country was being ruled and because of this he essentially allowed the government to take charge.
A lot of people despise him but not just because he was cruel but because he was ruler of all of them in Rome. Most people were jealous of the power that he possessed. And they were mad that they could not have that power. One of the reasons that I think he was the noblest Roman of everyone else is the way he did things. When something needed done he had it completed even if it upset people