Amistad “Amistad”, a drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg, is about slavery issues during 1839 in the United States. This movie vividly illustrates America’s way of governing, its interactions between Spaniards and British officials, and most importantly, U.S. legal system during Martin Van Buren presidency, a slavery supporter. The movie is about captured Africans from Sierra Leone who are tricked by two surviving crew members Ruiz and Montez by sailing to the United States instead of sailing “home” to Africa, after the Africans take over the slave-ship “La Amistad”. As we know in 1839 the slavery is not abolished yet in the United States: blacks are seen as property, yet the African slave trade is considered illegal by this time. Hence, if the Africans could prove they are stolen into slavery, that is if they are from Africa, they have a chance to be free.
Why did it take so long to abolish the Slave Trade? Define: Slave Trade “The procuring, transporting, and selling of human beings as slaves, in particular the former trade in African blacks as slaves by European countries and North America’’ --wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Arguably the Slave Trade makes up one of the most disagreeable periods of European, American and African history. Its brutalities went on from the 16th until the early 19th centuries; black slaves totalling between 9 and 11 million were removed from their homeland and brought to America (the New World,) against their will. Forced to preform back-breaking labour, under inhumane conditions, otherwise face a punishment such as: whipping or branding, the process of abolition was a slow and gradual one. Throughout this essay I will identify the causes of why it took so long to abolish the slave trade and focus on the arguments surrounding the debate regarding abolition.
In 1950, his work hit a turning point; his style changed from figuration to abstraction due to inspirational influence. The year 1951 was pivotal for Edmondson because he made his first etching during a course taught by Ernest Freed, and his first solo exhibition was held at the Felix Landau Gallery in Los Angeles. His artwork is valued highly because they express a form of feelings and spaces. The artwork that I liked was titled, “Decorated for Bravery.” I personally loved this art piece because it screams out fearless and dauntless. I believe the painting depicts a historic story that dates back to our ancestors who fought for a better life.
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), an English philosopher and the most prominent name in relation of the founding of utilitarianism, described utilitarianism as “the greatest happiness for the greatest felicity of people”. Bentham believed that morality did not depend on faithfulness to abstract views derived from the teachings of Jesus. He however looked upon morality as an effort to produce as much happiness as possible in the world. Moreover utilitarianism is the ethical theory embracing that the morally right course of action is the action which results in the most happiness and maximizes the overall good in the world. This indicates that utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism as what is viewed to a morally correct action is based upon the actions outcome.
I have chosen to interview Impressionist painters Claude Monet and Edgar Degas because this type of painting is my favorite style. The paintings, of that period, are very light, airy, with brush strokes in a feathering fashion that were often done en plein air, which translates to “in the open air”. Both Monet and Degas were considered founders of impressionism, although Degas “rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist” (Gordon 31). These two painters are, in my opinion, the best of the period. Mr. Monet, what is your definition of “pure impressionism”.
JP Morgan Chase’s Slavement When you heard the word “slavery”, you knew that it related to abusiveness, inhumanity, and brutality with keeping the slaves to work 24/7 without payment, abusing them if they don’t follow the direct order and letting them died slowly without giving them any food. African-American had been enslaved in The United States of America since early 17th century. Slavery had its origin with the first English Colonization of North America in Virginia in 1607, even though African slaves were brought to Spanish Florida in 1607.⁽¹) Furthermore, it had been more than twelve million African were shipped to America from 16th to 19th century to work as slaves. At that point of time, slaves didn’t have their own rights to fight for themselves. I personally think that slavery was one of the most unethical issues that ever happened in The United States of America, and one of those many cases pointed out to the second-biggest bank in The U.S., JP Morgan Chase, which had two predecessors in Louisiana that had customers that appear to have used enslaved individuals.⁽2⁾ Even though the law already persistent the slavery case clearly with the adoption of the Thirteen Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, JP Morgan Chase extended loans to slave-owners using slaves as collateral for the loans, consolidated lawsuit alleges.⁽3⁾ JP Morgan Chase hired a Maryland research firm and found that its predecessors had approximately 13,000 enslaved individuals as collateral on loans and took ownership of approximately 1,250 of them when the plantation owners defaulted on the loans.⁽4⁾ JP Morgan Chase’s involvement in this case because there was a link between JP Morgan’s predecessors which were Citizens Bank and Canal Bank, and Bank One which JP Morgan bought in 2004.
His sonnets were made to be passionate and patriotic and to show hope and rid the fear of future soldiers. The first sonnet is ‘Peace’, already from the title it is focusing on a positive message. Messages and tones that glorify the war and the deaths, focusing on the implementation that death in war is a glorious moment and that it should not be feared. Death was silenced and only the brighter side of war was shown to the public so nobody would be afraid. His use of patriotism, honour and enthusiasm gives across a positive tone to the poem.
Mrs. Earnshaw was ready to fling it out of doors, without having done anything to deserve rejection; Heathcliff is made to feel like an outsider after Mr. Earnshaw’s death and suffers cruel mistreatment by Hindley. In these formative years, he is deprived of love, sociability and education, according to Nelly, Hindley's treatment towards Heathcliff was "enough to make a fiend of a saint". He is separated from the family, reduced to the status of a servant, forced to do farm work. Personality that Heathcliff develops in his adult life has been formed in response to the deprivation of his childhood. He is quite vengeful in nature, and he is also stubborn and steadfast he does whatever he sets his mind to.
Tintern Abbey Lines Written A Few Miles above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth is a romantic poem written in free verse that describes the impact and influence that nature has had on him. Romanticism marks a move away from the restraint and rules of society into the passion and sensibility of the individual and nature. Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey is a true Romantic poem because it describes communion with nature and focuses on the development of the individual, while providing a psychological escape from unpleasant and mundane realities. Nature is the unifying theme in this poem. Wordsworth revisits the place that he has not seen in five years, and exclaims, “—Once again / Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, / Which on a wild secluded scene impress / Thoughts of a more deep seclusion” (lines 4-7).
Evil Nature of Human Beings In the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys experiment with the evil nature of human beings and end up losing their humanity and sense of civilization. Each of them develops it differently, some grow stronger and realize their wrongs, and others let the evil over take them and transform themselves into beasts. Jack becomes very jealous of Ralph and his power; he wants to take it from him. Jack then creates his own tribe of boys and turns them all against Ralph, meanwhile craving the hunt for food and is power hungry. Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him.