In the short term, the Munich Putsch was a failure. 16 Nazis were killed by police. Kahr was slow to support the Nazis, and it took a lot of convincing for him to do so. When he finally did agree to support them, Ludendorff let Kahr and his men leave, and they immediately alerted the authorities. Hitler was arrested.
Many people, especially Americans, believe that Germany killed the passengers on the Lusitania for no apparent reason. Now, the government of America tries to call the incident a horrible mistake. Germany did not, however, completely act in error. Surprisingly, the Lusitania had many dark secrets. Germany sunk the Lusitania because
Though, the story’s ending is ironic due to the sniper recognizing that the enemy killed was his brother. The greater irony is that all the sniper’s enemies of the Free State happen to be his brothers, for they were all once together as one army. In a deeper perspective, all men are brothers being that they are descendants of Adam and Eve. O’Flaherty uses symbolism in regards to the sniper and his brother to any war where one person killed another. It illustrates how despicable the human race can be when one member of it takes the life of
(Peters, 94) Procopius in The Secret History criticizes Justinian throughout the book. He seems to have a problem with everything Justinian did during his regain from marrying Theodora, listening to what she had to say, the way he ran the empire and imposed new laws, and the need to collect taxes differently from earlier rulers, among many other complaints. Procopius was not the only one who thought it was a mistake for Justinian to marry Theodora because of her questionable upbringing and back ground but he never
In the story The Great Gatsby, there are many corrupted relationships. George & Myrtle, Myrtle & Tom, Tom & Daisy, Daisy & Gatsby, and Gatsby & everyone are all perfect examples of misleading relationships seen in the novel. Fitzgerald may seem pessimistic in portraying every relationship as a fraud. The cheating and affairs that go on throughout the book show that there is no substance in any of the relationships to keep them bonded. By sneaking behind their loved ones back and having an affair with one of the other characters shows betrayal to their partner.
Julia’s lifestyle makes it very hard to believe that Julia truly loves Winston. Julia does not love Winston. Although she claims to love Winston she has done too much in her lifetime and their society is filled with too many liars to be able to accept this claim of love as sincere. Like the Party members before him, Winston had to accept the fact that Julia never loved him but merely set him up for capture by the
In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are numerous examples of failed relationships throughout the novel which supports the statement that “love is presented as an unobtainable fantasy”. One example of a failed relationship in The Great Gatsby is the affair between Tom Buchanan and his mistress Myrtle Wilson. Their affair is based on mutual exploitation as Tom uses Myrtle for sex while Myrtle receives gifts and money in return. The fact that Myrtle believes that Tom will leave Daisy and marry her is a clear example of unobtainable love as Tom does not see Myrtle as a person but rather as a sexual object. This is made clean by his degrading treatment of Myrtle at one of their parties, when he breaks her nose for mentioning his wife's name.
However, it seems to me that this view does not take into account what F. Scott Fitzgerald is trying to tell us about human beings, that we may have many faults but that most of us are just trying to do the right thing. The Great Gatsby is a sordid tale of deception. Nick is left in the dark by Daisy when they choose to leave at the end of the novel. Daisy and Tom lied to everyone when
Darl’s unacknowledged psychic abilities license him to perceive distant events as they are taking place. In turn, he becomes aware of his brother’s illegitimate childhood and his sister’s illegitimate pregnancy. As a result, the awkward intellectual taunts Jewel and Dewey Dell with the knowledge of their secrets, creating an intimidating alienation from the two. The connection between Darl and Dewey Dell has been described as “an abnormal bond between a sister and brother” (Blotner 116). Although the relationship can certainly be defined as abnormal, it can by no means be labeled a bond.
Alcee Arobin is a lady’s man who has many affairs with different women and intends to make Edna another one of his affairs. But Edna doesn’t let Alcee take control of the relationship; she writes him when she wants and decides when they should go out. Being in control is a reverse role for Edna, but she knows it is really who she is, and it is what she wants. Alcee plays along and lets Edna take control, and Edna discovers the satisfaction of using a man the way men usually use women. Although Edna has taken control of her own life, she is still not happy with her life because of the many different types of love she has experienced.