He is able to instill fear in those who are beneath him as he uses corrupt government ideals and abuses his power. When Antigone quarrels with Creon in regards to burying her brother properly, Creon refuses to listen, as he says, “no woman shall be the master while [he lives]” (Sophecles I, ii). By refusing to listen to anyone and making his own decisions, Creon asserts his hierarchy and marks his place as the dictator; he will not allow anyone else to make their own decisions. Having power Creon does instills fear in others and causes them to treat him with the upmost respect. Because Creon is the only leader with total power, he refuses to “take [his] orders from the people of Thebes” (I, iii).
The judge in their case harbored negative sentiments towards the two men, because of his own conservative Yankee Republican standing. Despite the support from many influential people such as Felix Frankfurter, Eugene Debs, Ben Shahn, John Dos Passos, and Edna St. Vincent Millay, large groups of people rallied against them. The conservatives of the time called for the death of the anarchist immigrants, and the nativists harped on the immigrant origins of the two men. Unfortunately, the two men, after having gone through an unfair trial, were found guilty in 1921. After many years of appeals and delays, Sacco and Vanzetti were put to death by electric chair on August 23rd, 1927.
Hitler captured people in his speeches with his promises of a better Germany, but he also taught his hatred of Jews in the process. “It was Hitler’s belief that the Jews had too much money, land and the power of the press.” (library.thinkquest.org) Hitler caused mass hysteria against Jews by creating this frame of mind that they were the cause of all things bad just like Abigail and her posse did to Salem. Unfortunately, the people who are completely innocent in these cases get punished the most. In both the Salem witch trials and the Holocaust many people were killed who were not
However, it was not long before the National Guard defeated the strikers. Labors of railroads were forced to accepted pay cuts, and strike leaders were arrested (Schultz, 2012). More than a hundred 100 people perished is the strike, and serious damage occurred in cities where riots took place. These actions had a negative affects in the public view of the labor workers. The destruction caused by protesting labor workers gave the industry a bad name in society.
McCarthy was listing names of Communists but he had no proof behind it. Soon everyone in Salem finds out about the rumor and things start to get crazy. That is the moment when they start arresting people that did not have anything to do with the girls dancing in the woods. Mary Warren comes to tell Proctor “No sir, There be thirty-nine now”(59). In the McCarthy case they investigated and arrested thousands of people that they thought were Communists.
They waged a war of censorship to suppress the Enlightenment. In an effort to suppress the enlightenment, whoever rebelled against the government was to be executed. In view of the fact that they could be executed, writers disguised their writings in fiction. Many writers, including Voltaire, were thrown into prison, and their books were banned and burned. However during this time there were also many absolute rulers who used their powers to reform society.
One key piece of evidence in favour of this is the Pravda article â€œdizzy with successâ€ which suggests that the purges spiralled out of Stalinâ€™s control. The Purges thrust the whole of Russia into a state of fear of what would happen to them. It affected all sectors of society and even a seemingly insignificant act could result in arrest. For example one woman was arrested for saying that Tukhachevsky, a high ranking military officer, was handsome after he was arrested. One key reason other than Stalinâ€™s personal paranoia for the Purges was to cleanse the party of careerists, yet dissidents and doubters were also at risk.
“Nazi Germany gave us a big ungainly word, yet one that we still use: totalitarianism. We may even throw it around too loosely, applying it to a lot of foreign leaders whom we don’t like. But heres what it meant in the context of Nazi Germany: the destruction of all persons and groups that would challenge Hitler’s supremacy. This destruction singled out not only the Jews but also most intellectuals, the Communists and the Socialists, the labour unions, the Catholic Church, parts of the Lutheran ministry and even elements of the Nazi movement itself. Nazism was a revolution, and revolutions tend to devour their own.” The words of Robert Smith Thompson (2003, 141) have just described the crisis that was facing the Weimar Republic in the years 1933-1939.
This chaos was caused by Mao’s Red Guards, a group of civilians, mostly youth, who punished those who did not follow the new socialist system; intellectuals, artist and liberals were severely attacked. They also destroyed several mosques, shrines, temples and cultural and historical artefacts. Middle schools and universities also had to close down, for students were sent away to the countryside to live as proletarians and millions of students were, according to Buckley (n.d), “encouraged to attack counterrevolutionaries and to criticise those
“There is either obedience or the church will burn like Hell is burning!” (pg 30) Parris tried to defend himself with such passionate and heartfelt comments but Proctor would have none of it. To him Parris was not in his society. Also, his relationship with Abigail Williams was a strained one, plagued with affair, scandal, and betrayal. He did love her, but soon after seeing what she truly was he resented his connection to her and, like what his old true nature told him, he confessed, causing a resent to appear within the town that never gave him his old trust