The reason this is important is because it gave Cortes the opportunity to act as a hero to the people of Mexico. Marina and Geronimo de Aguilar played an active role in the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire because they were Cortes’s translators, giving aid to Cortes when needing to speak with Indian tribes. Small pox and the spread of other diseases were also a reason for Cortes’s success against the Aztec Empire because of the enormous swipe it took out of the Aztec population. Cortes also was very lucky with a few events taking place to the Aztec Empire which led Aztec’s leader, Montezuma, to believe that Cortes was a god. Technology played a large part of course; the Spaniards had greater weaponry and firepower than the inferior technological Aztecs.
Discuss the purpose of Bull-leaping in Minoan Crete Bull-leaping in Minoan Crete was a highly prestigious sport carried out by the elite athletes. It is also the common view that bull-leaping was an overtly religious rite of passage for youths in connection with bull worship, and not an act of human sacrifice as it can sometimes be mistaken for. Bull-leaping was not an act of human sacrifice, though it was dangerous. The widespread belief is that the Toreador Fresco (figure 1) in Knossos depicts bull-leaping as a ritual sport as the bull was the focus of worship and reverence in Minoan Crete. “Bull leaping had its main purpose to show the superior ability of human males as compared to the bull.” (Marinatos 1993, p.260) “The bull was regarded as a theriomorphic transformation of Poteidan, the most powerful male deity in the Minoan pantheon” (Castleden 1990, p.130) and it would be highly prestigious to be able to show power over it.
The power of this organized crime group is legendary and the impact on American life tragic. Learning their history enables present governments to learn effective means of combating the success of future cartel organizations. History The history of the Juarez Cartel can be traced back as far as early as the 1980’s (LaFranchi, 1999). Cocaine use and demand had peaked and suddenly, the Columbian Cartels found themselves in the middle of a major crackdown from U.S. and Mexican authorities (LaFranchi, 1999). Amado Carrillo Fuentes took advantage of the Columbian trade’s inability to move narcotics as freely as they were once able and began amassing his own empire.
Albert’s case appears unusually hopeless: he is in love with Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta), a celebrity millionairess who employs his company to advise her on investments. Allegra is totally unaware of Albert’s existence – until Hitch provides the push. Alongside the slow, and less than smooth, progression of his client’s relationship, Hitch has a series of disastrous dates with Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a tough-nosed gossip columnist who gives him further chances as, although he failed, he ‘did it with flair’. However, Sara wants to discover and expose the legendary ‘date doctor’, so when she realises it’s Hitch, she has choose between continuing a relationship with him or breaking the
Everyone assumes that directors and writers decide what happens in a movie, but many times the movie star is the most powerful person involved with the project. For instance, when Jim Carrey wanted to make a movie about his favorite number, The Number 23 hit theaters across the country. A much more entertaining abuse of this star power occurs when huge movie stars decide they look awesome doing something, and proceed to force that something into every movie they make. For instance ... #5. Tom Hanks' Career is a Urinary Morality Play Most movie stars use their careers to build up enough credibility to avoid urinating onscreen.
Guarionex was the King and Lord of this kingdom and was considered courageous and possessed high moral standards. The Spaniards decided to go to war against this region. They took the King prisoner as well as an enormous amounts of Gold. Unfortunately, the King, the gold, and a great number of Spaniards passed away during the
Although the bull, a symbol of Spain is not a topic of controversy; the festivals involving this animal most certainly are. Among them, the well known bullfight. The tradition of bullfighting started as long ago as 711AD. Although many have praised this spectacle, just as many have denounced the practice of killing a bull as a form of culture.
Dana White also saw an opportunity to create a new style of fighting that people would be attracted to. Sadly, people all over the world are intrigued by seeing other people get hurt; he realized that and has certainly capitalized on it. Although Dana White has become a very wealthy man it has not come without its share of criticism. Particularly, Senator John McCain quoted “these events resemble human cock fights.” His argument is agreed upon by many other Americans that feel this sport is a gateway to violent acts that can take
Another example of betrayal in the movie Mean Girls would be when Cady gets all of Regina’s good friends to turn against her. Another good example would be when Janis Ian gets mad at Cady because Cady starts to get sucked into the popularity, this also shows betrayal. These all are examples of betrayal that portray the theme “you have to be careful who you trust”. In the play Julius Caesar the character Cassius is plotting against the main character Julius Caesar. Caesar thinks Cassius is a good man and that he will not cause any trouble.
I thought it was greatly significant that so many celebrities would assemble to create this film that could stir up controversy in its portrayal of actual events, revealing the dehumanizing treatment of Africans during the time of the Slave Trade. Amistad is a film that undeniably makes an impact on whoever watches it, and I found it impressive that so many public figures would come together to work and make that statement unashamedly, not to mention the movie’s favorable box office results. The events of history the film reveals are brought to attention in the contemporary world, and even with its few inaccuracies, the movie educates its viewers, bringing history into the present day in a medium to which the public can easily relate. I find this important because often it seems that the general American public chooses to ignore the truth of the past or is simply ignorant of what horrific practices were in place in this country’s not-too-distant history. Though the imagery and events of the film were at times disturbing to me, I was glad the film was made, not only because of its educational value, but also because it shows well-known current