McCandless signifies the chaos and vengeance displayed by Titus throughout the play result from the failure of traditional power in Rome (490). During the first acts of the play, Titus returns a military hero and shows his beliefs in traditional Roman culture. In both of Taymor’s renderings of the play Titus shifts from armored warrior to weeping grandpa in distressed appearance (490). Titus’s shift from valiant to helpless is provides the audiences of both the film and staged production to sense the effects of a corrupted Roman empire. McCandless connects Titus’s demise from military hero demeaned by Roman society, to the Vietnam vet’s dislocation in society after the war (490).
Brutus is entirely a victim of his high standards and principles. Cassius manipulates him by using certain persuasive techniques regarding his honour to get Brutus to join the conspiracy. Brutus’s personal opinions of the deed are displayed at the funeral to represent that he actually is a victim regarding his principles. Along with that, his nobility remains constant even if he is a part of the conspiracy. Cassius mocks Brutus’s honour in order to manipulate him to join the conspiracy.
In order to unite himself with the reader, Orwell concludes his essay with an acknowledgement of the fact that the very essay he is writing probably includes some of the mistakes he finds in the work of other writers, which contribute to the decline of the English language. The essence of Orwell’s essay is a criticism of the English language and an outline of its general decline, by identifying himself as part of the problem he includes himself in the” guilty party”, rather then accusing the public of neglecting their duty to use language properly. By taking ownership of his role as part of
Tacitus's opinion became a crucial part of the story, as sometimes his viewpoints were stated as facts which could dupe the reader. Also, his personal connection with Agricola added to a biased opinion on him and an exaggeration of his accomplishments, which alter the facts. An example from the text that reveals Tacitus's biased feelings toward Agricola is evident through his theory that Agricola died by poison from Domitian, who had been apparently envious of Agricola's fame, although this theory was never proven. He makes up for that bias as a biographer with the way he conveyed the knowledge he attained from his closely knit relationship with Agricola. As a historian, military history and geographical knowledge were absent in Tacitus's work.
The essay will also provide evidence as to why Tacitus’ depiction of anti-Roman Briton’s motives, does not fit with the portrayal of the British Empire in the Orwells Shooting and Elephant text. Despite the two speeches by the Britons and Calgacus likely to be fictional representations, they do express Tacitus’ criticisms towards Imperial Rome. Keeping in mind everything that occurs between the two speeches is technically coming from the mouth of Tacitus. One example of Tacitus’ aim is to show the injustice put towards them by the Roman people and how they do not deserve the
Intro Censorship is defined as the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable. Fahrenheit 451 is not only a book based on censorship, but it is also a widely censored book itself! The main character, or “Montag” as he is called, was once a book burner, but converted into a lover of literature who challenged censorship in the end. Basically, books are banned if they are thought to have a negative impact on the reader, or are deemed unacceptable for school, children, or whatever the setting may be. The book I read “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle is another example of a censored book.
The Trial and Death of Socrates The “Apology” refers to the trial of Socrates’ conviction of not idealizing the gods that Athens idealized, and for corrupting the youth of Athens and creating new gods. Socrates starts off his defense by requesting to the jury to not criticize him for his speech aptitude since he was not thinking about what he was saying, but letting it all flow out hastily. He then goes on to tell his audience that his adversaries have given his audience misleading information (21). He continues to blame Meletus, his indicter, and his reason being that Meletus pressed charges on Socrates due to the fact that Meletus was jealous of Socrates. Socrates also mentions himself as being atheist.
Throughout this extract it is clear that Bertrand Russell holds conflicting views towards World War One. Much of the language he uses is extremely emotive; he describes the men’s deaths as being ‘slaughtered’, his own feelings like being ‘tortured’ and the fighting as ‘barbarism’. Immediately this portrays that he himself has strong feelings and emotions towards the war and uses effective language to show this. In addition to this, he separates his views accordingly. This is particularly evident in the first paragraph in which he expresses a clear anger towards Asquith and Grey, the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary at the time of writing, even talking of ‘murder’, showing the extent to which he feels a pacifist.
This very blatant observation demonstrates Remarque’s point that war is simply gruesome. However, even though Remarque often points out the brutal blood bath that a battle can bring he also describes how cruel the army can be when they aren’t fighting anyone. When Paul and his friends are discussing how vicious superior officers such as Himmelstoss can be Kat explains how that came to be, “man is essentially a beast…the army is based on that; one man must always have power over the other. A non-com, can torment a private, a lieutenant a non-com, a captain a lieutenant, until he goes mad,” (Remarque 44). Kat describes the never ending cycle of abusive punishment that comes from a commanding officer making a man vengeful and in turn brutal to those he is superior to.