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The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr - In the months between and including May and September, in 1807, Aaron Burr was tried by the Supreme Court in Virginia on the count of treason against the United States. During the period of 1804 to 1807, Burr allegedly committed several overt acts, which are actions, that may be innocent in themselves, but in combination with the intentions and results of that act, become criminal actions. The trial was about treason, which the Constitution defines as “levying war against [the United States], or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort,“ (Art....   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
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Aaron Burr's Treason Trial - Aaron Burr's Treason Trial The early 1800’s were an unusual time in the history of the United States. A country in its infancy, growing, turbulent, and filled with intrigue where political and economic fortunes were made and lost overnight. While the country was founded on noble ideas---and no doubt these powerful ideas were taken seriously---how such ideas were to be put into practice created fertile ground for personal ambition and interest to be a stronger motivator than the “common good”....   [tags: Papers] 2413 words
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We Speak No Treason by Rosemary Hawley Jarman - We Speak No Treason by Rosemary Hawley Jarman Gloucester: You may partake of any thing we say; We speak no treason, man; we say the King Is wise and virtuous..... Shakespear: Richard III: Act I, Sc I. He was the youngest brother of the King of England. He was the Duke of Gloucester and the Lord of the North. He was respected by all as a moral man and a fair-handed judge, and later as a responsible king. He was Richard III -- and millions know him as the most evil monarch in history. Thanks to Shakespeare and other Tudor propagandists, the picture of Richard III that has been passed down to us is anything but sympathetic....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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Benedict Arnolds Treason - After defeating British troops in Saratoga, Congress made Benedict Arnold a major general in the Continental Army. Washington wrote a commendation saying that Arnold was a brave officer. Despite the promotion, Arnold remained at the bottom of the list. There were four other major generals superior to him. Arnold was soon off once again to help the northern army. Ticonderoga had fallen back into enemy hands. British General John Burgoyne and his troops were moving rapidly down from Canada toward Albany....   [tags: essays research papers] 2117 words
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Mary Queen of Scots - Mary Queen of Scotts The Renaissance was a time for influence, mainly by high officials such as kings and queens. Mary Queen of Scots, one of the most well known queens of the time moved the people with love of poetry, writing, singing, dancing, and other humorous activities. Her legend lives on today mainly because of what she did and why she was killed. When Mary Stuart became queen on September 9, 1543, a year after her father died. When Mary became queen, she was very unique. Unlike other queens, Mary studied Latin, Italian, Spanish, and Greek....   [tags: History] 352 words
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Haig V. Agee: Power To Revoke Passports - Haig v. Agee: Power to Revoke Passports Whether a passport can be revoked or not has been a major question since the mid- 1800's. Haig v. Agee is a landmark Supreme Court case charging that the Secretary of State can not revoke a passport on the grounds that the power has never been granted by the Congress to the Secretary, and that revoking a passport violates the first and fifth amendments of the Constitution of the United States. Not only does the Secretary of State have implied powers, but revoking Agee's passport did not violate any laws or rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 746 words
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Imagery In Macbeth - Imagery in Macbeth William Shakespeare’s play, (if indeed he did write it) Macbeth is rife with killing, and is probably only second in bloodiness to his earlier play, Titus Andronicus. Not only is blood a key part of the plot for obvious reasons, it is also an example of imagery, representing several different symbols throughout the play. In the beginning, blood represents honor. Later, blood seems to show treachery. A the end of the play Shakespeare uses blood to show Macbeth’s guilt for all his evil and greedy acts....   [tags: essays research papers] 618 words
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Julius Caesar: Powers Corruption - Brutus, Cassius, Caesar, and the other Senators held the power to do things others could not. With this authority came their ability to use poor judgement. In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar the theme Power Corrupts is arrayed thoroughly. Murder, treason, and ethical/moral corruption were three prevalent themes that proved the overall topic of Power Corrupts. In Julius Caesar corruption led to dangerous outcomes, such as death. "Et tu, Brute. Then fall Caesar!" (Shakespeare 3.1.77)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Patriot Act - Patriot Act One of the worst, yet momentous events in U.S history occurred on September 11th, 2001. This event released a flow of patriotic fervor and a permanent fear among all Americans that they had also now become suspect to acts of international terrorists. This led to a lot of changes in the attitudes of the executive and legislative branches in the United States government. They came up almost immediately with new measures, which were supposedly against terrorism or terrorist threats. One of the principle acts passed by them was called "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001," also called the USA Patriot Act....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Politics Terror Essays] 1126 words
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Bad, Or Just Downright Evil? - ... But let her live.” (III.iii.489-490). In Disney’s The Lion King, Mufasa was brothers with Scar and loyalty should have not been question, but the jealous of not being king made Scar furious. As he murders Mufasa Scar uttered slowly and evilly “Long live the king” (The Lion King). They lived false lives and not to only others but even to their accomplices. Men like Scar and Iago can be deceitful and maintain that they are most loyal. The offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign is called treason....   [tags: Literary Elements]
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Patrick Henry - Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was a great patriot. He never used his fists or guns to fight for his country, but he used a much more powerful weapon at which he held great skill: his words. Possibly the greatest orator of his time, his speeches such as "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" struck a cord in the American spirit of those who opposed oppression and tyranny. Henry was born on May 29th, 1736 in Studley, Virginia. His schooling was basic; elementary school, then trained in the classics by his father....   [tags: essays research papers] 527 words
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Reflections of Knights and their Archetypal Damsels in The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights - Reflections of Knights and their Archetypal Damsels in The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights In The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, there are many different relationships between knights and their damsels. The damsels, in some ways, reflect in different ways throughout the knights. Some example of knights and their damsels are Merlin and Nyneve, Ewain and Lyne, and Sir Accolon and Morgan Le Fay. Nyneve is a character which reflects Merlin throughout the story. Merlin was a marvelous magician who longed to love and to be loved by Nyneve....   [tags: Papers] 402 words
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Shakespeare's Use of Language To Show Macbeth’s State Of Mind In Three Speeches - Shakespeare's Use of Language To Show Macbeth’s State Of Mind In Three Speeches This speech shows Macbeth is living in fear, the snake refers to Macbeth’s state in life, he feels that he has wounded the snake by killing Duncan, but cannot be completely happy until the snake has been killed and Banquo is dead. “Weak Malice” refers to the shameful deeds they have committed to get to the state they are in, which is killing the king whilst he was sleeping. The speech also goes on to Macbeth saying, “Eat our meal in fear”, this is an ironic prediction, as Baquo does return to the meal as a ghost....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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An Overview of Capital Punishment - An Overview of Capital Punishment Introduction     Capital punishment is punishment by death for committing a crime.  Since the early 1800's most executions have resulted from convictions for murder.  The death penalty has also been imposed for such serious crimes as armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, and treason.  There is much disagreement about whether or not capital punishment is effective in discouraging crime.       In the early 1990's, 36 states of the United States had laws that permitted the death penalty.  These laws were greatly influenced by a 1972 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States which had banned the death penalty as it was then imposed, describing the carrying out of the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment.  But the court left open the possibility that the death penalty might be imposed for certain crimes and if it was applied according to clear standards....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2308 words
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Aaron Burr - Aaron Burr Aaron Burr was a central figure in American public life for nearly three decades, but is remembered mainly for two episodes in his life: his duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804 and his schemes of empire-building that formed the basis for his treason trial in 1807. Aaron Burr was Vice President from 1801-1809,and while in office Aaron Burr was never impeached for his actions towards Alexander Hamilton, which resulted in the later death, and for his schemes of empire, which resulted in his trial and acquittal on charges of treason....   [tags: essays research papers] 712 words
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The Constitution of the United States - The Constitution of the United States            The Preamble states the broad purposes the Constitution is intended to serve - to establish a government that provides for greater cooperation among the States, ensures justice and peace, provides for defense against foreign enemies, promotes the general well-being of the people, and secures liberty now and in the future.      Article I of the Constitution is based on the legislative department. Section 1. Legislative Power; the Congress: is the nations lawmaking body....   [tags: Constitution Summary Essays] 895 words
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Language and Imagery in Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Language and Imagery in Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare This scene in Belmont concludes the casket challenge left by Portia's father, and conveys the love and affection between Bassanio and Portia. As the scene opens, Portia pleads for Bassanio to delay before he chooses one of the caskets, as she fears the outcome, especially as she has already fallen in love with him. She asks him to "tarry" (Line 1), to "pause a day or two" (Line 1), to "forbear awhile" (Line 3), anything to keep him from possibly choosing the wrong casket....   [tags: Papers] 1080 words
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Hamlet - Hamlet’s delay in seeking revenge directly correlates to the age in which the play was written along with the notion that Hamlet is brilliant but impatient, these are the reasons for Hamlet’s procrastination. His impatience leads to his death in the end. In Elizabethan times, a ghost was generally believed to be a devil that had assumed the form of a dead person. These ghosts wanted to put into danger the souls of those nearest themselves through lies and other questionable behavior. In Hamlet, when the ghost first appears on the palace guard’s watch, no one affirms that it is the spirit of Hamlet's father, only that it looks like him....   [tags: essays research papers] 422 words
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The Misunderstood Emily Dickinson - The Misunderstood Emily Dickinson They shut me up in Prose-- As when a little Girl They put me in the Closet-- Because they liked me "still"--- ~Emily Dickinson Though in her life she isolated herself from the world, Emily Dickinson has allowed every one of her readers the opportunity to view her most intimate thoughts. Her poems offer insight to her feelings of disassociation from other people, which seem to be a cry for understanding. Her syntax and grammar suggest that she was, indeed, different from everyone else....   [tags: Poet, Poetry] 308 words
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Ezra Pound - Ezra Pound was born in 1885 in Hailey, Idaho. He was considered one of the foremost American literary figures of the 20th century. Pound's style was unlike any other poet during this time period. He wrote about ancient and modern history with his personal reflections and experience. In Pound's poetry he tested many new forms of verses. Pound influenced young authors such as: James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway. When Pound was 15 years old he had already decided that he wanted to be a poet....   [tags: Ezra Pound] 308 words
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King Lear as a Commentary on Greed - King Lear as a Commentary on Greed    In Chapter 4 of a book titled Escape from Freedom, the famous American psychologist Erich Fromm wrote that "Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction" (Fromm 98).  Fromm realized that avarice is one of the most powerful emotions that a person can feel, but, by its very nature, is an emotion or driving force that can never be satisfied.  For, once someone obtains a certain goal, that person is not satisfied and continues to strive for more and more until that quest leads to their ultimate destruction.  For this reason, authors have embraced the idea of greed in the creation of hundreds of characters in thousands of novels.  Almost every author has written a work centered around a character full of avarice....   [tags: King Lear essays]
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Disease and Death in Hamlet - Disease and Death in Hamlet        In Shakespeare's time, Denmark was a horrible, rotting, poisoned land due to its hidden deceit. In "Hamlet," Shakespeare makes many references to this as a means of clarifying relationships in the story. Writers often use imagery to provide detail and development, which help us understand ideas within and the atmosphere of the play. Hamlet, Horatio, and the ghost are the characters who allude to Denmark's state of decay. Shakespeare's frequent references to death and disease are not only evidence of the harsh and dirty living conditions of the time; they are a recurrent theme in all of his works....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet 123 Help Me]
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A Change of Fate in A Tale of Two Cities - A Change of Fate in A Tale of Two Cities       Authors may use one character to instantaneously change the fate of another character. Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities presents such situations through the characters Lucie Manette, Dr. Manette and Charles Darnay. Lucie, unaware of the existence of her supposedly dead father, Dr. Manette, suddenly discovers through Jarvis Lorry that her father still lives. Lucie learns of the optimistic plans to return her beloved father back to a healthy condition and her future involvement in her father's life....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]
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Nelson Mandela - Nelson Mandela A transformationals Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla, South Africa's first black president. Mandela was widely revered by blacks throughout Africa as a symbol of black liberation. He gained almost legendary status through the 1980s as South Africa's leading antiapartheid figure, assuming the forefront of the black struggle after his release from prison. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born July 18, 1918 near Umtata in Transkei, in the Eastern Cape, into the royal family of the Tembu, a Xhosa-speaking tribe....   [tags: Essays Papers] 771 words
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Macbeth Blood - Macbeth Blood Blood is essential to every human beings survival. It is a fluid circulating throughout the body that carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues in exchange for life and if this was somehow lost then the life would also be lost. It represents life, death, and injury. It is an essential part of life. Without it, we would not live. As a symbol and major theme in Macbeth, Blood is used most often to represent injury and death, but also life. In Macbeth, he uses blood to represents impurity....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1175 words
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A Man For All Seasons - What characteristics should a hero possess. There is no particular answer to this question since one can be considered a ordinary person even he actually commits his whole life to the people or even sacrifices his own life for the people while one can considered a hero by contributing a benefit to the people. In the epic poem "Beowulf", the main character Beowulf is considered a hero by the people because he is courageous, intelligent, and physically stalwart. A fictional character can easily be honored as a hero because it is only the author's assignment to make up a character that has one or some of the traits that will quality for a hero....   [tags: essays research papers] 1021 words
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Death Penalty - Death Penalty Missing Works Cited The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon, which codified the death penalty for twenty-five different crimes. The death penalty was also part of the Fourteenth Century B.C.’s Hittite Code; in the Seventh Century B.C.’s Draconian Code of Athens, which made death the only punishment for all crimes; and in the Fifth Century B.C.’s Roman Law of the Twelve Tablets. Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement....   [tags: essays research papers] 2734 words
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Henry VIII - Henry VIII Name: My name is Henry Tudor, Duke of York, or as I am better known, Henry VIII. Parents Names: My father was none other than the great King Henry VII, who was sovereign of England from 1485 to 1509, My mother was Elizabeth of York. Brothers & Sisters: My eldest brother was Arthur, born in 1486, who married Catherine of Aragon. Margaret, my eldest sister was born in 1489 and married James IV of Scotland, and Mary, my younger sister was born in 1498 and married Louis XII in 1514....   [tags: essays research papers] 1688 words
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Morality in The Hunt for Red October - Morality in The Hunt for Red October While hundreds, even thousands of excellent movies have been made over the years since motion pictures were invented, there are some movies that stand out among the best. There are various reasons for these standouts, sometimes incredible acting, sometimes impeccable story lines, but in many cases, it is the issues addressed by the movie. Most of the greatest movies contain commentaries or analyses of certain issues, be they moral, social, or otherwise....   [tags: essays research papers] 1186 words
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The Need for the Death Penalty - The Need for the Death Penalty Missing Works Cited The death penalty has been a topic of debate for many decades. Ever since the death penalty was introduced in the United States in the 1930's, two opposite positions formed almost immediately. There are those who are for the death penalty as an option of punishment, and those who are against the death penalty and want it abolished. Currently, there are 38 states that have a death penalty. The United States Government and Military also have the death penalty as an option of punishment....   [tags: Sociology Capital Punishment] 2351 words
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Louis Riel - There were many occasions in history wherein the French and English Canadians have clashed but the first major historical event to tear the relationship into pieces was the Northwest Rebellion. The French Canadians regarded the Northwest Rebellion a noble cause and Louis Riel a hero who stood up to protect the rights of the French-speaking Métis. The English saw the rebellion as a threat to Canada's sovereignty and Riel as a traitor. Louis Riel had taken up residence in the United States after the Red River Rebellion....   [tags: World History] 798 words
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The Small Amount of Opposition to the Henrician Reformation - The Small Amount of Opposition to the Henrician Reformation The Henrician reformation brought many changes to the religious and secular ways of life in England. It stripped the nation of many of its traditional Catholic ways and forced new and unheard of customs into its religious life. The monasteries were dissolved deceitfully and effectively and a once cherished tradition was brought to an abrupt end. Henry agreed to have an English Bible in his churches, something that had previously been considered an act of heresy....   [tags: Papers] 1453 words
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Hitler as a Totalitarian Dictator - Hitler as a Totalitarian Dictator Before I begin to answer the question, "to what extent was Hitler a totalitarian dictator", I must first expand on the meanings of these two widely used political terms. In the "Reader's Digest Great Encyclopaedic Dictionary", the definition of totalitarian dictator is as follows: "Totalitarian (adjective). Of, pertaining to, régime which permits no rival loyalties or parties and arrogates to itself all rights including those normally belonging to individuals." In short, totalitarian means a political system that has complete control over all aspects of people's lives....   [tags: Papers] 2847 words
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The Symbol of Blood in William Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Symbol of Blood in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Blood represents life, death and often injury. It is an essential part of life, and without blood, we could not live. In Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the symbol of blood to represent treachery, murder and death. The word "blood", or different forms of it, appear numerous times throughout the play. Interestingly, the symbol of blood changes throughout the play, corresponding to the atmosphere and mood changes in the characters and the play. First, blood is a reference of honor, and this occurs when Duncan sees the injured sergeant and says, "What bloody man is that?"(1.2.1)....   [tags: William Shakespeare Macbeth Essays]
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Presidential Power in a National Crisis - Presidential Power in a National Crisis Presidents of the United States take an oath to uphold the Constitution. In times of crisis, however, presidents are tempted to circumvent the spirit of the Constitution in the name of political expediency. The president of the United States of America is frequently under pressure, which could be for something as simple as dealing with his wife (especially if she's running for the US Senate), but usually the problem is more extensive. Then, the whole nation is affected, and the problem becomes a national crisis....   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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Benedict Arnold - Benedict Arnold What changes a military hero from a great patriot to a treasonous traitor. Benedict Arnold is the only man in our history to be a military hero for both sides. He is known to most in our country as a traitor but without his valiant efforts in battle against the British forces our country may not be singing the National Anthem but God Save the Queen. His passion for defeating the enemy in the end was what defeated him. What was the turning point in this patriot’s career. The Saratoga campaign was a series of battles fought during the months of June through October in 1777 in New York....   [tags: Papers] 681 words
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Louis Riel as a Hero or Villian - Louis Riel as a Hero or Villian The story of Louis Riel began on October 28th 1844. He was born in a log cabin beside Seine Lake. The same priest who married his parents one year earlier baptized Louis on his day of birth. Many people view Louis Riel as the biggest pioneer of Metis in Canadian history. They base their decision on the fortresses he took and his position in Metis organizations. Others call him a joke and despise him. They base this on him being taken to trial for treason and eventually convicted and sentenced to death....   [tags: Papers] 566 words
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Capital Punishment Debate - Capital Punishment Debate Is Capital Punishment, otherwise known as the Death Penalty, a disgraceful and unjust way to kill a fellow Human being. Or is it a justifiable way to punish someone in a modern day society. Some nations use the Death Penalty as their most severe punishment. Capital Punishment is one of the most debated issues in current day life. Is it acceptable or not. Many politicians have put their arguments across highlighting both their benefits and drawbacks....   [tags: Papers] 1540 words
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A Tale of Two Cities - A Tale of Two Cities Jarvis Lorry, an employee of Tellson's Bank, was sent to find Dr. Manette, an unjustly imprisoned physician, in Paris and bring him back to England. Lucie, Manette's daughter who thought that he was dead, accompanied Mr. Lorry. Upon arriving at Defarge's wine shop in Paris, they found Mr. Manette in a dreadful state and took him back to London with them. Mr. Manette could not rember why he had been imprisoned, or when he was imprisoned. He was in a state of Post Tramatic Stress Dis-order....   [tags: Papers] 893 words
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth - William Shakespeare's Macbeth Behind every man’s actions, there are driving forces—impetuses that push a man into performing the things he does. Some men go to all ends for happiness and joy, while other men work for hours at a time for fame and money. However, in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth, the tragic hero, is pushed into his actions neither by money nor happiness. His driving force is none other than his evil, ruthless wife, Lady Macbeth who thrusts him into murdering the most beloved King Duncan....   [tags: Papers] 614 words
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The Importance of the Tumult of Amboise in Bringing About Conflict Between Catholics and Protestants by 1562 - The Importance of the Tumult of Amboise in Bringing About Conflict Between Catholics and Protestants by 1562 The Tumult of Amboise in 1560 was caused by factionalism, religious rivalry and a threat to the Crown’s authority. The atmosphere the Tumult of Amboise caused may have gave way to the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in 1562. Although the conspiracy did not achieve its aims it was still important as it was a threat to the crown, and they where prepared to challenge the kings authority, although the conspirators did claim that the threat was never against the king but against the Guise, as an anti-Guise campaign....   [tags: Papers] 1203 words
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Admiral Jarok as a Traitor - Admiral Jarok as a Traitor Works Cited Not Included In our recent viewing of the "The Defector", an episode in the saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we encountered a traitor. A traitor is one who has knowledge or power of information and betrays the cause, another, or trust; to commit an act of treason. Romulan Admiral Jarok is a traitor in the episode. Admiral Jarok is a traitor because he divulged top secret Romulan military information to the enemy; The Federation. Disclosure of restricted military information qualifies Admiral Jarok as a traitor....   [tags: Star Trek Traitor Essays Papers] 1041 words
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Admiral Jarroc as a Traitor - Admiral Jarroc as a Traitor In the Star Trek episode of "The Defector," Admiral Jarroc betrayed the Romulans by giving out his own empire state's information concerning a base being built in the neutral zone. For the sake of Admiral Jarroc's circumstance, he did not know whether he was being tested for his loyalty. According to R. H. Webster College Dictionary, a traitor is someone who commits treason by betraying his or her country. A loyal person will not reveal vital information to gain his or her personal advantages as Jarroc did to protect his family....   [tags: Star Trek Essays Papers]
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Sir Thomas More And Utopia - Sir Thomas More and Utopia One of my favorite movies of all time is Ever After: A Cinderella Story. It is a 1998 film adaption of the fairy tale Cinderella and stars Drew Barrymore as the lead female character named Danielle de Barbarac. Danielle’s mother dies very early in her life and as a result Danielle and her father are very close. Her father remarries a baroness with two daughters. Shortly after, her father dies of a heart attack. Danielle now has very few possessions to call her own: a beautiful gown and slippers that had belonged to her mother, the loyalty of the manor's three remaining servants, and her father's copy of Utopia, by Thomas More....   [tags: Sir Thomas More] 1923 words
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A Call to End Capital Punishment - Capital punishment is a very divisive topic in the United States and also in our home state of West Virginia. This is a topic that sparks passion within people about the equality and effectiveness of the American Judicial system. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion about this topic but the throbbing question that lingers in the air is that is it morally right. Capital punishment also known as the death penalty is the brutal ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime which might be murder or treason....   [tags: Capital Punishment, criminal justice, West Virgini]
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The Conflict Between Loyalty and Greed - Themes are often used to portray a deeper character insight. In Shakespeare’s King Lear, many themes seem to reflect a character’s values based off their decisions and actions. Specifically, these are conflicting themes of loyalty and greed, where the characters have mutual relationships between each other but oppose each others’ morals. This is seen through Cordelia and her sisters; Regan and Goneril, and their treatment towards their father, Albany and his brother in law Cornwall’s dealings regarding King Lear and Gloucester and lastly, Edgar and his half brother Edmund, with the actions towards their father, Gloucester....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Religious Anxiety and the Social Pressures of Adherence - ... Rather, confessions through fear of cruel and unusual punishments inflicted on the convicted were rendered, although many confessions were questionable in their integrity. The fear of Catholic interference of Protestant ethos and social order, as well as English civility, threatened the liberties of the people dwelling within the established commonwealths of the British Empire. Fear of conviction of treason, or other related convictions helped bound society to their social boundaries imposed by Anglo-American civil law....   [tags: Religion ]
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Capital Punishment in the United States - ... States where statutes had been passed that made the punishment of death penalty mandatory regardless of the circumstances began to enact discretionary death penalty statutes. By 1963, nearly all mandatory capital punishment laws had been eliminated. In 1888 new form of execution was invented, the electric chair. Previous executions had taken place, most often, in the form of hanging. Some other methods that had been used in the past included, beheading, drowning, boiling, burning at the stake, drawing and quartering....   [tags: Legal Issues, Death Penalty] 2008 words
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More than Just a Pretty Face, and with the Heart and Stomach of a King - ... It is said that her parents took turns lashing her and dragging her about the house by her hair until she finally accepts her role as Queen of England. From the time she is crowned until the time she is declared a usurper was a total of nine days. She is beheaded for treason in 1554. It is now Mary’s turn to become queen. She and Elizabeth rode into London together after their brother’s death, wanting to show their unity. However, after Mary is crowned and orders Elizabeth to attend Catholic masses, their unity gradually starts to crumble....   [tags: Royal History]
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Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" - Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” the theme of the story is dramatically illustrated by Jackson’s unique tone. Once a year the villagers gather together in the central square for the lottery. The villagers await the arrival of Mr. Summers and the black box. Within the black box are folded slips of paper, one piece having a black dot on it. All the villagers then draw a piece of paper out of the box. Whoever gets the paper with the black dot wins. Tessie Hutchinson wins the lottery....   [tags: Jackson Lottery Essays] 510 words
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