In 1625 Buckingham decided England needed a new ally in Europe in France after the failure of the Spanish match, they could see diplomatic advantages, France was becoming worried about the successes of the Hapsburg Spanish and might be persuaded to take part against them. This however made Puritan minded MPs suspicious of Charles as not only was Henrietta Maria, the King’s prospective wife, Catholic, but also the terms of marriage included toleration for Catholics – something Parliament would certainly not welcome, rather it resented the Crown’s decision to do this. The Alliance with France however, had broken down by 1627 leading England into war. Buckingham was to blame because it was his flawed policy of creating an alliance with the French under terms not possible to keep such as toleration for Catholics, which caused the French Chief Minister to decide not to join the English in a war against the Hapsburgs, because of which Buckingham reversed his policy of French alliance. Furthermore to gain popularity Buckingham decided to help the Huguenots who were held at the port of La Rochelle – again this was another flawed move as now England was at war with two countries.
Magill’S Survey Of American Literature, Revised Edition (2006): 1-2. Literary Reference Center. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. 2) Summary: Charles May states in his article that Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado is a clear example of unity in short stories, and the reason for this is due to the use of irony; he mainly argues that even though the plot seems relatively simple, the irony filled story turns out to be decidedly complex.
nch RAmerican and French Revolution Two revolutions sparked change in the late 1700’s. The first is the American Revolution, and then came the French revolution. When considering the American and French revolutions little is in common between them, other than both being started for liberty. The difference such as the causes of each revolution. The methods used by the Americans and the French and the outcome of both revolutions are vast and for more significant.
Deep divisions in politics combined with distrust in foreign nations and growing domestic turmoil paved the way for the passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts by the Federalists. The two major parties of early America were the Anti-federalists and the Federalists. The schisms in politics resulted from the fierce rivalry between Hamilton and Jefferson. Both had different notions of how government should be run, especially when it came to the foreign policy. As France and England battled for European supremacy against the backdrop of the French Revolution, the American parties sought opposite alliances with the European rivals.
How and why historians’ portrayal of Cleopatra VII has changed over time The manner in which historians portray Cleopatra is a reflection of their context and their personal view is often evident. Various historians have many different interpretations based on their backgrounds and attitudes. Due to the constant change of society, the image of Cleopatra has been transformed from the power hungry, foreign queen using all means possible to extend her power, including exploiting her sexuality. Cleopatra’s contemporaries Virgil and Horace exemplify this view of Cleopatra in their epic poems. Historians of the first and second centuries AD, such as Josephus, Plutarch, Appian and Cassius Dio wrote for political purposes and portray Cleopatra as a strong political figure although their views are strongly biased towards Roman interests.
During the late 1700s and early 1800s, the different viewpoints over foreign relations in America became a controversy when it was believed that the wrong decision could lead to a loss of independence. The two major sides of the bitter disagreement were the federalist and the anti-federalists. The argument between the two factions became a bitter controversy, especially once the XYZ affair came into play. Both parties believed that if America formed an alliance with the wrong nation, that America would eventually be taken over and lose its independence. The federalist wanted to become allies with Britain, while the anti-federalist wanted to become allies with the French, who had helped them in the Revolutionary War.
The novels following the civil war devoured “dime-novels” which depicted the wild West and other romantic adventure scenes. These novels were giving away to realism and reflected more on materialism of the industrial society. For example, Mark Twain’s books like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are examples of social injustice 13. There was growing tension in the late nineteenth century between women's traditionally defined "sphere" of family and home and the social and cultural changes of the era. A.
The topic of conventionality contra personal instincts is quite expressive in both works. In Daisy Miller it is performed by the character of Frederick Winterbourne, an American living in Europe, Chopin explores this theme by Edna Pontellier, the main protagonist in The Awakening. Both Edna and Frederick are victims of the world of rules and expectations; they are both affected by their personal needs to escape, to liberate themselves of the bonds that repress them totally. The portrayal of this topic in these two books is different, though. The protagonists’ experience is different, they both face the conventionality, but their urge to express their personality emerges from different circumstances.
How important was the Duke of Buckingham to the breakdown in relations between Crown and Parliament in the years of 1625-1629? Charles’ main advisor and partner in foreign policy was the Duke of Buckingham. Due to Buckingham being a wicked advisor led Charles to a disastrous foreign policy. This propelled him into confrontation with parliament. Buckingham had too much influence with the King; this meant he was seen as one of the main causes to the break down in parliament.
How does Emile Zola use colour in the novel “Therese Ranquin” as a descriptive device? Colour is a complex and powerful device that can have profound effects on human beings .Throughout the novel, colour is used a great deal by Zola, to create the ominous and often austere environments in which the book is set. Through the medium of colour, rich and vivid scenes of the Seine, for example, are presented in stark contrast with the gloomy realism of 19th Century Paris. One of the first examples of this in the novel is the description of the “Passage du Pont-Neuf”, a dour passageway in which the majority of the novel takes place. The description of the flagstones as “yellowish” creates the setting perfectly as connotations of illness and discolouration surround the colour “yellow”.