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Importance of Setting in Benito Cereno - Importance of Setting in Benito Cereno     Many authors of fiction works have a good reason behind setting their story in a specific place and time. In many cases, the setting is blatantly significant, giving the reader added meaning, and a greater understanding of the story in the realm of its context. I definitely found this to be true in Benito Cereno by Herman Melville, who sets his story in South America. The only representative of America is Captain Delano, a naive man that views the world as kind and benevolent, and where things cannot go too far beyond what they seem like on the surface....   [tags: Benito Cereno]
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The Character of Captain Delano in Benito Cereno - The Character of Captain Delano in Benito Cereno   Captain Amasa Delano is an interesting embodiment of white complacency about slavery and it's perpetuation. Delano is a human metaphor for white sentiment of the time. His deepest sensibilities of order and hierarchy make it impossible for him to see the realities of slavery. Delano's blindness to the mutiny is a metaphor for his blindness to the moral depravity of slavery. The examination of Captain Delano's views of nature, beauty, and humanity, allow us to see his often confusing system of hierarchical order which cripples his ability to see the mutiny and the injustice of slavery....   [tags: Benito Cereno]
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Malicious Babo of Benito Cereno by Melville - Malicious Babo Benito Cereno is a short novel written by Melville, with a surprise ending. At least it was quite a surprise that Babo, the negro servant of Cereno, ends up being the one in charge of the ship. Babo fought for his freedom, which is good, but Babo went above and beyond the means necessary to get his freedom. Along with that he has much more serious problems with himself. Here are some ways to see it. There are two ways to look at what Babo did. When he was fighting for his freedom he was either fighting for his life or for his quality of life....   [tags: Benito Cereno] 992 words
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Analysis of Critical Essays on Benito Cereno - Analysis of Critical Essays on Benito Cereno It is possible to divide the critics into two camps regarding Herman Melville's purpose in writing "Benito Cereno." Joseph Schiffman, Joyce Adler, and Sidney Kaplan all argue that Melville wrote the story to make a comment on slavery. On the other hand, Sandra Zagarell and Allan Emery contend that Melville goes beyond slavery and is pointing out other flaws in mid Nineteenth century American notion. "Benito Cereno" tells the story of a slave revolt on a ship at sea....   [tags: Benito Cereno Essays] 1273 words
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Reversing the Master and Slave Role in Benito Cereno - Reversing the Master and Slave Role in Benito Cereno        White men held within an inch of death or even more tortuous fates at the hands of black slave-mutineers, kept alive solely to navigate the blacks to freedom--is this concept something so preposterous that it isn't conceivable. It depends upon whose eyes the insurrection is viewed through.   In "Benito Cereno," Captain Delano's extreme naivete and desensitization towards slavery greatly affect his perceptions while aboard the San Dominick....   [tags: Benito Cereno Essays]
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Comparing Herman Melville's Benito Cereno and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin - Slavery is a topic much written about, especially in nineteenth century literature. Many books and poems have been written in favor or against it. Two stories written in the decade before the Civil War, when the discussion about slavery was at its height, still stand out today. Herman Melville's Benito Cereno (1855, 1856) and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) both criticize the institution of slavery, but in a different way. Where Melville is quite subtle, Beecher Stowe is much more obvious and sentimental....   [tags: Benito Cereno Essays]
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Benito Cereno by Herman Melville - Benito Cereno by Herman Melville In many stories, the main characters carry the plot of a story throughout the book. The author often expresses the message that he desires the reader to receive through their thoughts and actions. Yet, the minor characters often have a large affect on the outcome of the book, although it is not quite as obvious to the reader. By altering the thoughts or actions of the main characters, a seemingly minor player in a novel may actually, at closer examination, be an important player in the plot....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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Innocence Indeed?: Innocence's Dual Actors in Benito Cereno - All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. —William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1623) In Benito Cereno, Melville establishes contrasting forms of innocence. Innocence of mind lacks knowledge of wrongdoing, and, as a result, may commit and excuse heinous crimes. Innocence of action understands that to accomplish a greater good, a lesser evil must sometimes be committed. For example, Captain Delano is too naive to see the slave revolt because he imputes black people with good....   [tags: Melville, ethics, morality, performance, acting]
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Racism and Slavery in Benito Cereno, by Herman Melville - Herman Melville is known greatly in the world of literature for his enigmatic works, such as "Bartleby the Scrivener", and "Benito Cereño". His complex plot and unique character personalities make his works both interesting and compelling. In "Benito Cereño", we are introduced to the narrator Captain Delano as he and his crew encounter the ship, the San Dominick, in need of assistance. Upon climbing aboard he meets Captain Cereño along with is crew and slaves, and is informed of their unfortunate events has left the ship without supplies....   [tags: Revolt, Slaves, Freedom]
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Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville - Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville tactfully conceal a racist and simplistic portrayal of Africa and its people through the mask of fiction. The novellas use fiction to dissuade the reader from understanding that the authors are indirectly equating Africa to anarchy and barbarism. The setting, dialogue and motifs within their stories make the extremely biased portrayal of Africa evident. Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville are often hotly debated in the subject of possible racism but their stories present Africa as a savage and uncivilized nether region of the world....   [tags: Racism, Africa, Literary Analysis, Review]
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Benito Cereno by Herman Melville and Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson - ... At the very same time Babo was shaving Cereno, a shift in power is viewed. Babo wielding the sharp razor in his hand, ever so close to the face of Cereno represented the danger Cereno was actually in. While Delano was speaking with Babo and Cereno, Cereno came blatantly close to revealing the truth behind what was really going on the San Dominick. Babo easily slips the razor and cuts the skin of Cereno as a reminder that he is not really the one in control. A new aspect of their relationship is exposed to the reader through that scene....   [tags: the value of interpretation] 1729 words
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Democracy in Civil Disobedience, Slavery in Massachusetts, Benito Cereno and Bartleby the Scrivener - The Oppression of Democracy Exposed in Civil Disobedience, Slavery in Massachusetts, Benito Cereno and Bartleby the Scrivener America has long been recognized as a democratic nation, a nation operating under the will of the people. The forefathers of America fought incessantly against British tyranny to start anew in a land of freedom and opportunity. Because America revived the ancient Greek ideology of democracy, the nation was set apart from the rest of the world and was revered for the freedom and justice it provided its people....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Slavery Massachusetts Benito C]
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Skewed Appearences of Reality in Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” - ... Though these two characters have a comparable blindness towards reality, each character ends up in a different position when the truths of their respective situations have been exposed. Goodman Brown sees the error of his ways, whereas Delano does not. When he discovers the hidden truths of humanity, Goodman Brown is completely distraught. He wishes to revert back to the time he was still “innocent” and fully able to believe that the people of his town were good, decent Puritans. He wishes to remain ignorant to what is the truth....   [tags: perspective, truths, humanity] 1439 words
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Comparing the Role of the Narrator in Melville’s Benito Cereno, Henry James’ Daisy Miller and Hwang - Comparing the Role of the Narrator in Melville’s Benito Cereno, Henry James’ Daisy Miller and Hwang’s M. Butterfly Written stories differ in numerous ways, but most of them have one thing in common; they all have a narrator that, on either rare occasions or more regularly, help to tell the story. Sometimes, the narrator is a vital part of the story since without him or her, it would not be possible to tell the story in the same way, and sometimes, the narrator has a very small role in the story....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Melville vs Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas - When inquiring about the comparisons and contrasts between Melville’s Benito Cereno and Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of an American Slave, Written by Himself, the following question almost inevitably arises: Can a work of fiction and an autobiography be compared at all. Indeed, the structure of the two stories differs greatly. Whereas Douglass’s Narrative adapts a typical pattern of autobiographies, i.e. a chronological order of birth, childhood memories, events that helped shape the narrator etc., Benito Cereno is based on a peculiar three-layered foundation of a central story recounting the main events, a deposition delineating the events prior to the first part, and an endi...   [tags: Life of an American Slave] 1154 words
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Analysis of a Photo of Benito Mussolini - Napoleon Bonaparte adage ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ holds true with regards to the photograph of a topless Benito Mussolini. This profound image captures the essence of the relationships, intersections and overlaps between historical discourses of reality and propagated realism. Discourses where one is historiographical and the other is philosophical. The historical aspect depicts the subject at a particular time and place in Italy’s past. The review examines the historical and philosophical relationship and perspectives of the image’s content and context; in particular, the contextualisation of the image in terms of propaganda diffusion....   [tags: politics, propaganda]
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Benito Mussolini and Fascism - “Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of fascism” (Fascist). Those are the words of Benito Mussolini, an Italian journalist who started a political party of his own. Born in 1883, Mussolini became involved in socialist politics in Switzerland when he moved there in 1902 (BBC). Although he was active with the socialist party, Mussolini started publishing editorials that supported World War I, which he was drafted in himself in 1915 (Mussolini). This led to his expulsion from the socialist party....   [tags: military-minded dictator, italy's law code]
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Analysis of Herman Melville´s Bartleby, the Scrivencer - ... I feel friendly towards you. Melville’s society wished to appeal to him through monetary value while Bartleby's society i.e. the narrator wishes to appeal to him through friendliness and rationality. Both men however do not conform in their actions and do not succumb to pleasing those around them. Bartlebly’s “I prefer not to” becomes almost his mantra in dealing with the narrator. Another commentary on the transformation of America at the time was the idea of a loss of intimacy or relationship between workers and their employees....   [tags: street, working, society, culture] 2713 words
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A Brief Look at Benito Mussolini - ... This was titled "The Pact of Steel". It stated that both Germany and Italy would be there for each other, military wise or otherwise, and eventually, help each other conquer the rest of the world. Mussolini enjoyed this agreement at first, because he truly believed that Hitler and he would be equally powerful dictators together who could conquer many. Italy Invades Egypt The positive mindset that Mussolini had soon faded, when, shortly after the beginnings of WW2. he realized that he was not as powerful as Hitler....   [tags: Italian dictator in both world wars] 751 words
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The Haunting of Humanity: Herman Melville - Herman Melville (1819-1891) is an American writer who is widely acclaimed, among his most admired works are “Bartleby, the Scrivener” and “Benito Cereno” which both first appeared as magazine pieces and only published in 1856 as part of a collection. “Bartleby” was a story reflecting on the business world of the mid-19th century se t in New York none of its most famous and sometimes dangerous street: Wall Street. Bartleby a strange but intriguing man becomes employed in a legal office and in his life and death provides a sort of enigma for his employer, the reader, and the story itself....   [tags: Racial Developments, Character Analysis]
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Benito Mussolini: A Destined Failure - Absolute power and influence, is and has always been something extremely difficult to obtain, and as we have seen throughout the course of history such authority and control left in the hands of a single person can quickly crumble at their very feet. As with most, this often happens in part by self-destructive means. Case and point, Benito Mussolini, a man who at one point held total power over the entire Italian population; seemingly overnight he lost all control and eventually found himself hanging from the end of a meat hook....   [tags: Italian History, Politics, Il Duce] 1145 words
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Biography of Benito Mussolini - Benito Mussolini is known correctly as Italy’s most famous dictator. He went from a normal Italian citizen to the leader of a country. Mussolini was a person who was manipulated and manipulated others. There were choices that could have possibly kept Italy out of the war that were ignored. He could also be known as one of Hitler’s most famous of his thousands of puppets. Mussolini became one of these puppets when he founded fascism. Mussolini was born on July 29, 1883, in Italy. Originally, Mussolini was a journalist but he later joined the Italian army....   [tags: dictator, italy, power] 778 words
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IL Duce: Benito Mussolini - ... The doctrine of Fascism does not believe in the importance of merely one individual, but rather the nation. Fascism favors “individuals and generals bound together by a moral law….founded on duty….” The Fascist Party believed that life “must be lived for oneself but above all for others.” The belief that a higher personality who is the most honest and moral should represent the nation is another component of Fascism. Mussolini believed that “a multitude unified by an idea and imbued with the will to live, the will to power, self-consciousness, personality” is the ideal nation....   [tags: the leader, dictor, italy, facism]
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Benito Mussolini - “It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do,” said Benito Mussolini (Quotes). This quote explains that every person should be doing something useful and that everyone should join the battle, even if they disagree on going they should be forced to. Moreover, Benito Mussolini had a great effect on his time that changed many things in the world....   [tags: Biography ]
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Benito Mussolini - As a child, Benito Mussolini always dreamed of a life in politics. Although Mussolini was a troubled youth, he became a popular figure in Italy, broke an Italian record, and started his own political party. His tools for being a dictator were: Fascism and Blackshirts. He was arrested several times for various reasons and captured by Italians. Most Italians loved Mussolini; however, he wasn’t loved enough. Benito Mussolini was born July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy. (Benito pg.1). He grew up in a poor household....   [tags: Biography] 1016 words
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Death on Board - Death On Board The story of "Benito Cereno" contains a vicious mutiny at sea aboard the San Dominick plotted and carried out by the "valuable [human] freight" (39) - the slaves. Subsequently, this insurrection is veiled in a calculated façade to fool a naïve American captain named Delano who is unable to believe in the "malign evil in man" (37). Delano remains complacent throughout his time on the San Dominick unaware of the many indications suggesting a much more sinister situation engulfing the ship....   [tags: American Literature] 754 words
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Benito Mussolini The Leader of a Facist Italy - Benito Mussolini (“II Duce”) was the leader of a fascist Italy, coming into power during 1923 and up till his defeat in the Italian parliament during 1943. In May of 1940, Italy sided with Germany, as Mussolini’s interest were similar to those Hitler had. Later, he was deposed after losing the vote from the Grand Council of Fascism and was to be arrested by the king and partisans in July of 1943 and imprisoned. Soon after he was rescued by an SS raid (“Gran Sasso Raid”) and restored by Hitler. However, in 1945 he was again captured by partisans, when Mussolini realized that defeat was looming and was attempting to flee north....   [tags: north african campaign, europe, hitler]
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Benito Mussolini, AKA Il Dulce - ... By late 1921, the Blackshirts had gained control over large parts of Italy for the Fascists. While the Blackshirts continued gaining control over parts of land, Mussolini focused on consolidating his own power. When Mussolini was reforming the laws and government of Italy, the Blackshirts kidnapped and murdered Giacomo Matteotti. Giacomo Matteotti was Mussolini’s biggest critic. Everyone blamed the murder on Mussolini. Mussolini eventually took the blame for the murder and maintained control over Italy....   [tags: totalitarianism, government, Fascism]
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Hitler´s Letter to Benito Mussolini - On June 22nd, 1941, Nazi Germany launched the invasion of the Soviet Union, codename Operation Barbarossa, an attack that would lead to the deaths of tens of millions. Adolf Hitler sent a letter to his ally Benito Mussolini, detailing the reasoning behind his betrayal of Joseph Stalin, and cementing the Nazi state’s ideological commitment to the destruction of the Bolshevik creed. In this essay I intend to analyse the letter and interpret Adolf Hitler’s motivations in sending it, and indeed understand the wider motivations behind such a gamble as to take on the Soviet juggernaut....   [tags: Nazi, Germany, Soviet Union, Stalin, Barbarossa]
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moby dick paper - In the year 1891, Herman Melville, of New York City, New York, passed away, saddening a wide and diverse fan base that extended across the globe. His works can be enjoyed whether your 6 or 60, relating to everyone because his books involve real people with flaws and downfall, and basic human emotion. Melville was an exceptional author, influenced greatly by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne influenced Melville in such a way, it inspired him to rewrite Moby Dick, which was later inscribed to Hawthorne as a token of Melville’s admiration for his genius....   [tags: essays research papers] 1251 words
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Benito Mussolini was a Feared Power in 20th Century Europe - ... Although Ethiopia and Italy were both in the League of Nations, The League couldn’t hold Italy from invading, nor could they help Ethiopia from being invaded. In the year of 1928 Italy and Ethiopia signed a treaty called the “Italo–Ethiopian Treaty of Friendship and Arbitration”. This treaty stated that the countries must not be engaged in war, and that both countries have access to road and sea in the countries for 20 years. But the treaty only lasted for 7 years until the fascist party came into destroy the country economically and physically, with around 285,000 deaths between both countries....   [tags: facism, dictator, hitler] 1979 words
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Benito Mussolini's Impacts on Italy During His Rule - ... After he died, Mussolini was remembered as a negative impact on Italy. When Benito Mussolini gained power in Italy, he made many developments, changes, and pacts to advance Italy. On October 28, 1922, the Fascist led themselves to victory by gaining power in the March of Rome. After, Mussolini was granted one year of dictorial powers where he attempted to advance the Italian economy. When new elections were taken place, Mussolini’s opposition made speeches of murder to attack his campaign which forced Mussolini to respond to the murder of Italian officials....   [tags: leadership, fascism, reputation ] 1654 words
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The Life and Influence of Italian Leader Benito Mussolini - “It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do,” said Benito Mussolini (Quotes). Benito Mussolini explains that every person should be doing something useful. He also says that everyone should join the battle; even if they disagree on its purpose, they should be forced to. Moreover, Benito Mussolini had a great impact on people in his time that changed many things in the world....   [tags: biography]
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The Leadership Roles of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini - ... The “Holocaust” was not all about the killings. It was not just a bad thing either; there were actually a lot of good things that came out of this event. Hitler had his officers in the death camps do experiments on the people in there (Megargee). He would have them testing medicines on the Jews to see what they could do to have a medical breakthrough for cancer research. Hitler made some very remarkable and yet some idiotic decisions throughout his life. He was the first person to create a law that protected animals, prohibited smoking in public places and prohibited selling to people under the age of 18....   [tags: World War II, Holocaust, national socialism]
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Symbols of Slavery in Various Works - "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal (Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address)." Abraham Lincoln said this on November 19, 1863 on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "All men are created equal." This statement seems obvious now, but by reading many different novels, short stories, and some films I have seen that this was not obvious for a very long time, and still today some people don't believe the statement that "All men are created equal." "What are you knotting there, my man?" "The knot," was the brief reply without looking up....   [tags: essays research papers] 1182 words
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Totalitarianism of Fascist Italy - ... Mussolini sought for the need of harassment. He established an Italian Police State that would repel any counter-fascist movements or anything that was seen as detrimental the State. Mussolini, because of the totalitarian premise that man needs authority, order, structure, and political power, endeavored to expand his Empire. The doctrine of Fascism longed to establish a “total society” by organizing a quasi-totalitarian realm that addresses all characteristics of society outside the will of the regime....   [tags: Benito Mussolini] 998 words
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Benito Mussolini - Benito Mussolini was born on July 29, 1883 outside the village of Dovia di Predappio in the Northeastern Italian province of Forli. He had one sister and one brother. They always fought and argued over little petty things with each other. His sister name was Edvige and his brother’s name was Armaldo. His mother Rosa Malteni was a well respect and appreciated schoolteacher. His father Allesandro Mussolini was both a blacksmith and a committee socialist. He received his name "Benito" from the Mexican Revolutionary Juarez....   [tags: essays research papers] 1420 words
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Benito Mussolini - Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) 	Benito Mussolini was the fascist dictator of Italy for nearly 20 years. Benito was born at Dovia, a suburb of Predappio, in the northcentral part of Italy. His father, Alessando, was a blacksmith. And his mother, Rosa, was a schoolteacher. As a young man, Mussolini was a Socialist with revolutionary tendencies. He was expelled from 2 schools and later was in trouble with the authorities several times. In 1912 he became editor of the Socialist newspaper Avanti, and in 1914 he started his own Socialist newspaper Il Popolo d’Italia....   [tags: essays research papers] 562 words
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Benito Mussolini - With brutal charisma and pounding fists, Benito Mussolini called upon the myth of a new roman empire. He made himself its Caesar. Mussolini became the Father of Fascism and seized power by a combination of terror and persuasion. He held Italy firmly in his grasp by crushing his enemies while still promising glory. Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in Predappio on July 29, 1883. Son of a socialist blacksmith, he grew up to be a self-proclaimed "anti-patriot" like his father. He hadn't taken to school and rebelled against most things....   [tags: Italy History Biography] 1361 words
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Benito Mussolini - Benito Mussolini Mussolini and the intervention crisis Benito Mussolini was born in Predappio, near Forli, in Romagna, on July 29, 1883. Like his father, Benito became a fervent socialist. He qualified as an elementary schoolmaster in 1901. In 1902 he emigrated to Switzerland. Unable to find a permanent job there and arrested for vagrancy, he was expelled and returned to Italy to do his military service. After further trouble with the police, he joined the staff of a newspaper in the Austrian town of Trento in 1908....   [tags: Papers] 1233 words
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Benito Mussolini - Benito Mussolini In my perspective, my biography is based on one of the most interesting men of the 20th Century. My biography would not have been done without the knowledge of Edwin Hoyt. He was the author of the biography based on Benito Mussolini called “Mussolini’s Empire.” This 298-page book describes Mussolini’s rise and fall of the Fascist Empire. Benito Mussolini also known as il duce, was born in Predappio, Romagna on July 29, 1883. His father Alessandro was a blacksmith, and his mother Rosa was a Schoolteacher....   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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Dictatorship VS Democracy - Benito Mussolini - Introduction Dictatorship is a type of Government. The leader rules alone or in a small group. The dictator is usually a commoner and their rule is not limited by law. The people have no legal right to influence government and they may be in danger if they choose to do so. The aim of this report is to describe the political system of Italy. To explain the changes that has occurred by changing Italy's political system and to evaluate the consequences of this change. Background - Italy Benito Mussolini's came from Italy....   [tags: Italy Dictator Politics Government] 765 words
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Differences Between Democracy and Fascism - Fascism: Yesterday & Today Around the world the ideology known as “fascism” is commonly related to two men, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. This tradition of political thinking has long been argued by political scientists and many others on what exactly defines a fascist state. According to Webster’s dictionary the term is defined as, “a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government.” Although this definition would be contested by many scientists it is a good compromise....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini]
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Sorrowful Black Death is Not a Hot Ticket and Seduction and Betrayal - Sorrowful Black Death is Not a Hot Ticket and Seduction and Betrayal   Toni Morrison and bell hooks share the same views on how white America envisions blacks.  In bell hooks' essays " Seduction and Betrayal" and " Sorrowful Black Death is Not a Hot Ticket" she focuses in on the portrayal of African Americans on the big screen.  In "Seduction and Betrayal"  hooks uses  Spike Lee's Crooklyn to demonstrate how invaluable the life of a black person is.  In " Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket" she claims the Bodyguard and The Crying Game illustrate the notion that blacks, especially black females, are inferior to whites....   [tags: Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket Essays]
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The Origins of Fascism - The origins of Fascism as a political ideology and party are often attributed to Benito Mussolini who pioneered the concept in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (Kallis, 2000). The Fascist ideology viewed the nation as an all-embracing entity; outside of the state no one person is inherently valuable (Kallis, 2000). Fascism utilises the totalitarian style of governing and is therefore opposed to the socialist doctrine which advocates a cooperative society (Kallis, 2000). There are several definitions of the word Fascism and it is defined by The Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary (2013) as "a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual...   [tags: Political Ideology, Benito Mussolinii]
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Why Did Italy Change from a Fascist Government to a New Government - Italian Fascism became an extremely important phenomenon under the reign of Benito Mussolini during the Second World War. With a run of 22 years, Fascism and its creator became the focal point of Europe during this time. Many Italian citizens, as well as critics believed that Fascism could be a third option, or the in between of Capitalism and Communism, two ideals that Mussolini refused to accept. With the Allies landing on the shores of Italy in their advance to Fascist capital, Mussolini fought for his ideals while the Allies aimed to liberate the country and the citizens who did not follow Mussolini’s government....   [tags: communism, italian fascism, benito mussolini]
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Political Philosophy: The Übermensch’s Influence - The epoch of the 20th century in the world’s history is recognized as a time of crucial changes in science development, military force adjustment, well organized and disciplined army, and the supremacy of several nations. It is the time of complexity revolution in thought and ideas, an anxiety of modern thoughts. Human ideas and thoughts began to diverge from what people once believed and practiced; uncertain opinions for mankind sometimes known as the madness of the human mind. Thinkers and critic philosophers of that time like Friedrich Nietzsche have expressed their doubts and skepticism beliefs toward prosperity and welfare ideas for a better life and leadership expertise....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Nietzsche]
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The Regimes of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler with Social and Political Modernization - The Regimes of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler with Social and Political Modernization Both the Fascist and Nazi regimes of Mussolini and Hitler undoubtedly changed the world and the course of modern history forever with their vast plans for state expansion, social change and their newly acquired taste for empire building. Both men had ambitious ideas which they implemented in their countries each believing their own right-wing ideology to be the true path to greatness and glory for their respective empires, and both men bought about huge social and political change within their regimes, however one must remember that although Hitler and Mussolini were both righ...   [tags: Papers] 2071 words
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Listening in Graciela Limon's "Song of the Hummingbird" - Listening is an important skill that many people take for granted. Listening empathelicay means putting oneself in “someone else’s shoes”. Listening only to get information takes away much of what the speaker is saying, by being able to empathize with someone one is on the same wavelength. In this world, there exist many different cultures and subcultures. In Graciela Limon’s novel, Song of the Hummingbird, Huitzitzilin tells her story as Father Benito listens. She tells Father Benito the native view of what has happened- she tells him things that he has never heard of from his people....   [tags: Graciela Limon, Song of the Hummingbird, character] 923 words
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Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan - ... The emotions of the collective society would be expressed by the rights of the state, as Italian Fascist redefined citizenship, in terms of duties not rights (Berezin, 59). By monopolizing all societal resources in an effort to control aspects of public and private life using propaganda and terror Benito Mussolini and his fascist regime introduced to countries like Germany and Japan to the possibilities totalitarian rule in creating a national collective consciousness. Another strategy that Italian Fascist used that would influence Nazi Germany in creating a national identity was creating ritual surroundings within the community....   [tags: global concept of fascism] 1726 words
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World War II Most Important Leaders - From industrializing a nation to killing millions, many leaders’ actions are quite different from each other. This is true for Mussolini, Stalin, Truman, Churchill and Hitler; leaders we often hear about in history that took various actions while in power. Even though some of these leaders made decisions that took their peoples’ rights away, they all helped their country in some way. Stalin industrialized the USSR, Hitler saved Germany’s economy, Truman ended the bloody war, and Churchill was a big part of the Nazi defeat. Joseph Stalin was the communist dictator of the Soviet Union....   [tags: hitler, mussolini, stalin, vladimir lenin]
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Gramsci's Theory of Hegemony - Antonio Gramsci, a writer, politician, and philosopher, was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini’s Italian Fascist state in 1926. At this time, he was the General Secretary of the Italian Communist Party, and although unfortunately he was imprisoned for almost ten years, he wrote countless pages commenting on Marxist theory, called the Prison Notebooks. While commenting on Marx’s theories, he created his own, hegemony. Living in the early twentieth century, Gramsci took Karl Marx’s ideas and created his version of hegemony, that is his “theoretical response to that fin de siècle crisis of Marxism and to those far-reaching questions about consciousness and society posed in the Italian rev...   [tags: Public Relations, Media Patterns]
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Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust - Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Autonomy and Responsibilty During the period following World War I, the world was in a state of turmoil, politically and economically. Due to this tension, many people began to turn to radical groups throughout Europe. Citizens conceptualized their sense of rights and duties to the power of such leaders as Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany. During the time from 1919 to 1940, several events occurred that impacted the European citizens sense of autonomy and responsibility, including the introduction of fascism, the rise of the Nazi party, and the most dramatic and drastic, the Jewish Holocaust....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Italian Neorealism - The aim of this report is to discuss Italian Neorealism (Neorealismo); looking at how the movement played a significant element in European cinema during and after the times of Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime. The report not only looks at how but why Neorealism became a growing phenomenon for filmmakers during its debatable 10 year period, and what implication of messages these Neorealist directors were trying to send out through their films. Backed up by several reliable book sources, the evidence for this report will also highlight the influences Neo-realism has created in modern filmmaking today....   [tags: European Cinema]
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