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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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High Treason: Ben Urwand’s Perfidious Projection of Pre-War Hollywood - Every day, at dinnertime, a servant would present the Adolf Hitler with a list comprising various feature films; sometimes even cartoons. Der Fuhrer would select one film, which would be watched after the dinner in the Music Salon by all interested; even members of the staff were allowed to attend the screening (Kershaw, 101). In the prologue to the most horrific war of the century, Hitler’s, and thus Nazi-Germany’s, interest in film would appear to be of major significance to the world’s biggest film industry: Hollywood....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Germany, Hollywood]
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Benedict Arnold: A Story of Betrayal - ... (Historic 3) He eventually started his own apothecary business and then he got married. (Historic 4) Once the start of the Revolutionary War had become known, Benedict Arnold was named as Captain in the Governor's Second Company of Guards. (Historic 5) Throughout the war he has aided in the capture of the British invasion in the Battle of Lake Champlain and brining the surrender of the British General John Burgoyne’s army at Saratoga. (History 1) All throughout the war Benedict felt that he did not get any recognition or praise that he felt that he had deserved....   [tags: treason, US history]
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Argument For Capital Punishment - This essay will be discussing whether the death penalty is wrong. I will be arguing in favor of capital punishment and will be presenting several arguments to back up my position. First, an understanding of what the death penalty is and why it is used currently needs to be established. The death penalty has been around almost as long as humans have. It is a form of punishment that is a deterrent for other criminals. Also, capital punishment is a way to prevent the criminal being put to death from committing any further crimes....   [tags: Pro Death Penalty Essays]
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Bad, Or Just Downright Evil? - Evil is a characteristic that you see in everyday life, movies, plays, video games, and books such as Othello and The Lion King. In Othello, Shakespeare perceived Iago as amoral with a power to persuade people around him in believing his lies. A similar role was portrayed by Scar in Disney’s The Lion King, who became king by manipulating and deceiving others. Scar along with Iago was the primary antagonist in Disney’s The Lion King and Shakespeare’s Othello. The two evil doers share similar characteristics and qualities, but not many that will be a benefit....   [tags: Literary Elements]
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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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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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More than Just a Pretty Face, and with the Heart and Stomach of a King - In a tense political climate, it is difficult for a woman to be elected into a position of power. When she is, it is even more problematic to be seen as efficacious. In order to become a thriving ruler, it is advisable to look to females in the past that have been successful. This is why Elizabeth I should be studied by female leaders as an example of an outstanding queen during a male-dominate society. In order to understand the way she ruled England, we must first understand her as a woman. We must look at her life before she became the Queen of England....   [tags: Royal History]
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Senator Joseph McCarthy and The Committee of Unamerican Activities (HUAC) - The political cartoon “It’s Okay--Were  Hunting Communists”manages to sum up the events and political chaos of "The Red Scare"(751, Government and Law). Specifically, the artist is able to mock President Harry Truman, Senator Joseph McCarthy, and The Committee of Unamerican Activities(HUAC). The artist use of facial expression and symbolism paints a picture for the audience, and their feelings towards these issues. The use of this political cartoon also take historical events, and helps to illustrate the meaning and consequences of these events....   [tags: political cartoon, Harry Truman, Red Scare]
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Religious Anxiety and the Social Pressures of Adherence - In “The New York Conspiracy Trials of 1741”, Horsmanden presents the sacredness of oaths, and the profound religious influence on everyday life in colonial America, especially in New York. The circumstances regarding the case represented in the 1741 trials embody colonial anxiety over religion and its justification through law and imperial domination. These anxieties caused many of the accused of the trials to begin confessing, out of fear of harsh civil punishments, which allowed for a larger plot to unfold....   [tags: Religion ]
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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, Death Penalty]
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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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Capital Punishment in the United States - Capital punishment has been a controversial topic in association to ethics all of its existence. Issues pertaining to the execution methods, reasonability in the relationship of punishment to the crime, who receives the death penalty, and innocence have been discussed and researched in great lengths. Capital punishment is still an active form of “deterrence” in the United States for crimes considered the worst of the worst. In this paper I will discuss the history of the death penalty. I will also disclose information on the dynamics of race, method, and court cases valid to the death penalty....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 2008 words
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The influence of religion in Society - Clap Your Hands if You Believe Every Sunday in churches across America, kids hear this story of a special man in the Bible- Jesus. They hear the famous story of this miracle man who healed people and rose from the dead. Sounds like an important person, right. Well, besides the miraculous stories taught in Sunday school and his impact on today’s religion, Jesus actually had and still has a major influence on today’s society too. Jesus was an influential person because of his impacts on religion, culture, and history by his religious preachings and followers....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Bible, christianity]
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Julius Caesar: The Corruption Of Power - 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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Review of Army of Shadows - In Army of Shadows (2008), Hillel Cohen reexamines the typical historical narratives about Palestinian perspectives prior to the Nakba. Much of the discussion pertains to the changes that took place within the mindsets of numerous groups of Palestinians during the British Mandate. It could be beneficial to compare the approach and methodologies of Hillel Cohen's book to Ilan Pappe's The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006) and his reassessment of Israel's historical memory. Pappe focuses on the planning and actions that were taken to ensure an ethnically cleansed Israel and places this in direct contrast with current perspectives of historical rhetoric....   [tags: Palestine, Hillel Cohen, Palestinian nationalism] 1185 words
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The Revolution Knows No Humanity - The French Revolution was a grim and primitive period in history lasting from 1789 to 1799 when the commoners attacked aristocrats because of their selfish and inhumane treatment of the lower class. In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities the storm of the French Revolution is brewing and plots to overthrow the cruel aristocracy are underway. The aristocracy is hated by the commoners of France because of their harsh and abusive behavior towards the poor and their excessive lifestyle that leaves them subject to Hunger and Want....   [tags: french revolution, inhumane treatment]
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The History of Capital Punishment - ... As a result, more crimes were punishable by death at a federal level such as murder of a government official, kidnapping resulting in death, running of a large-scale drug enterprise, and treason. (Michigan State University Comm Tech Lab and Death Penalty Information Center, 2001). As a result from all of these developments, the issue of capital punishment is in the scope of debate today, forming two groups: The retentionists, who support the death penalty and the abolitionists, who are against the death penalty....   [tags: the death penalty in the modern era]
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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: Free Essays] 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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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: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1080 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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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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Analysis of 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. Everyone then closes in on her and stones her to death....   [tags: Shirley Jackson, The Lottery] 506 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...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2308 words
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Power in Macbeth - In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth how is power portrayed and for what purpose does it serve. In William Shakespeare Macbeth the composer emphasizes the controlling force that power possesses over another being. Shakespeare utilizes many types of powers in different contexts, such as domestic power, supernatural power and the power of the natural order within Elizabethan society. The composer employs these powers within the text to not illustrate but also highlight their controlling and possessive influence on the central figures within the text....   [tags: shakespeare, literature analysis, literary essay] 615 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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The Decision of King Philip II of Spain to Send the Armada Against England - The Spanish Armada was a giant flotilla of Spanish warships send by the Catholic Spanish King Philip II in 1588. This flotilla was sent to retaliate against England for supporting the piracy and terrorizing of Spanish ships in the Atlantic, and for championing the Netherlands in their revolt against Spain. Philip’s decision to send the Armada was ultimately a result of Queen Elizabeth I’s behavior toward Spain, and the influence of the Church who declared Elizabeth as illegitimate and therefore unfit to rule....   [tags: European History]
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Historical China References in Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame - Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is a movie produced by the budding movie industry of China. Directed by Tsui Hark, the movie takes place during the Tang Dynasty, just before the inauguration of Empress Wu Zetian. It is a fictional adventure of the famous Di Renji, a chancellor of both the Tang and the Zhou dynasties. Although the movie portrays many of its characters to have superhuman abilities while depicting a fictional event, the movie's setting and some of the characters are historically accurate....   [tags: Chinese Culture]
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In Henry V, How Does Shakespeare Create Different Impressions of Henry? - Shakespeare has written three different ‘types of genre’ in his plays. One of these is his Tragedies like ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Another genre he writes within is Comedy, an example of which is ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. The last genre Shakespeare uses is History; an example of this is ‘Henry V’ where he bases this play on actual historic events. The play is set around the year 1420 and King Henry is faced with the difficult decision, whether to attack France or not. There are a lot of incidents in this play where Shakespeare exaggerates the qualities/attributes of King Henry; he changes the way we think of King Henry....   [tags: Henry V, Shakespeare,] 1878 words
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You Can’t Swallow the Truth: The Ethics of the Clinton Impeachment - Almost ten years in the past, Bill Clinton’s story in the White House is all but written in stone. No matter the accomplishments the administration accomplished in its time, Clinton’s extramarital affair and subsequent impeachment will pervade, if not dominate, the president’s legacy. The major facts stand mostly undisputed: the president engaged in sexual activity with Monica Lewinsky and maneuvered to keep the affair secret, culminating in explicit lies to a grand jury. Republican opponents of the president had unreserved political motivations to remove the president from office....   [tags: Ethics]
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The Reign of Terror and the Salem Witch Trials: Reshaping Society - The period of the French Revolution known as the Reign of Terror was similar to the trials and tribulations faced by the characters of The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The cycle of oppression, opportunity, and fear created the struggle for power that was key to the outcome of both events. The French Revolution, beginning in 1789, was a lengthy process in which the people of France took over the government and instituted a Republic (Chambers). The overarching goal of the Revolution was to place the power of government in the hands of the people....   [tags: History]
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Surveillance: A Welcome Necessity or a Frightening Imposition on Liberties - The increasingly pervasive presence of surveillance seems a peculiar and increasingly urgent feature of twenty-first century culture. Discussions about the need for national ID’s, the presence of surveillance cameras on street corners, recent concerns about phone tapping and listening into people’s conversations had been reflected in the popular media in movies such as “V for Vendetta”. However, using Foucault’s work on Panopticism, surveillance has always been a feature of early and late modern culture....   [tags: Film Review]
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Capital Punishment: Give me liberty or give me death? - Ages ago in Greek and Roman culture there was many ways of execution for the inmate such as: putting the person in a bag with venomous snakes and let them kill them, or put them in a cooper bull that they would put the person in the bull close it. Then they would build a fire under the bull and listen to the person scream. The screaming would turn to smoke when it went through the nostrils making it look as if it was mad (history channel). In biblical era the death penalty was even used in harsh ways such as stoning people as the famous Jesus story which says the one who has not sinned throw the first stone....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 2174 words
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Capital Punishment: A Negative Way to Deter Crime - An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, and a foot for a foot is a well known phrase that means when someone commits a wrongdoing against another person they must be punished the same way. But how far can this statement go, should the government have rights to kill someone if a person kills another. Or does anyone have the right to sentence a person to the death penalty even if they stole grapes or killed a chicken. The death penalty may limit crime, but it is not a positive form of punishment due to the financial burdens on the government, killings of the innocent, and moral and ethical issues....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 2310 words
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Analysis of Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood - In his extraordinary book, Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood gives a rare blend of history and emotion. After Lee’s surrender at Appomattox courthouse, he only lived a total of five years before his death. Some people might think that he was just a general, but the best years of his life were after the war because he changed the minds of the south and he changed education. Even though Robert E. Lee is best remembered for his military campaigns, this is a part of history not told in many history books because he did more than any other American to heal the wounds of the south and he served as a president for Washington College, which was later renamed after his death to be Washington and Lee...   [tags: Robert E. Lee Essays]
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Lanval and Sir Gawain and The Green Knight - Marie De France’s Lanval is a remarkable short narrative that engages the reader into a world filled with unrealistic elements, but enhances on the true meaning of romance, chivalry and nature during the years that King Arthur reigned. “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight” unfortunately does not have an author that can be recognized but this epic poem demonstrates the ghastly adventure of a knight who decides to defend the honor of young King Arthur against a supernatural being in this malicious game of cat and mouse....   [tags: Compare and Contrast, Narrative Analysis]
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Use of Poetic Devices in Two Love Poems - Both, the poem “Reluctance” by Robert Frost and “Time Does Not Bring Relief” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, revolved around the theme of lost love. Each poet used a similar array of poetic devices to express this theme. Visual imagery was one of the illustrative poetic devices used in the compositions. Another poetic device incorporated by both poets in order to convey the mood of the poems was personification. And by the same token, metaphors were also used to help express the gist of both poems....   [tags: Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay]
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The Controversy of Death Penalty in the US - The death penalty, ever since it was established, has created a huge controversy all throughout the world. Ever since the death penalty was created, there have been people who supported the death penalty and those who wanted to destroy it. When the death penalty was first created the methods that were used were gruesome and painful, it goes against the Eighth Amendment that was put in place many years later. The methods they used were focused on torturing the people and putting them through as much pain as possible....   [tags: capital punishment, execution, supreme court]
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The Espionage Act and The Sedition Act - During World War I, congress would authorize two controversial pieces of legislation: the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition act of 1918. The Espionage Act was ratified in order to “suppress the spread of alleged disloyalty and to maintain the public image of remarkable national unity behind the war effort” (James and Wells, 71). The act inhibited the freedom of speech and freedom of the press, and some of which seems the antithesis of the First Amendment of the Constitution. Most of the Espionage Act would be in effect only during times of war, but two of the provisions stayed in effect during times of peace....   [tags: Details, World War History]
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Capital Punishment in the American Colonies - American colonies were introduced to the practice of capital punishment, through European colonization. The offenses punishable by the death penalty in each colony varied from stealing, to denying the existence of God. Ceasre Beccaria’s 1776 essay, titled On Crimes and Punishment acted as the chief catalyst behind the abolition movement against the death penalty. In his essay, Beccaria asserted that the death penalty deprives men of life, true deterrence resulted from imprisoning criminals and using this as an example to show the value of freedom and laws, and that the death penalty be used only in cases of treason....   [tags: Death Penalty, American History] 1039 words
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The Punishments of the Medieval era - The Punishments of the Medieval Era When Shakespeare was born in 1564, Queen Elizabeth had taken power a mere 6 years prior, and her justice system was very different from ours. In this paper, I hope to explore some of the ways punishments were different, such as how many crimes had individual punishments, often times depending on how severe the crime was. I will also go in-depth to one of the most infamous cases of the medieval period. Imprisonment was very rare. If you were in jail, you were there because you were on trial, and you weren’t allowed to return home....   [tags: Medieval Justice] 1232 words
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The Death Penalty in Modern Society - Since the reinstatement of the death penalty by the Supreme Court in 1976 there have been 1,245 criminals legally put to death as a punishment for a multitude of disturbing crimes (6). The death penalty’s reinstatement as a possible punishment for crimes ranging from treason to murder has brought the constitutionality and morality of the punishment into question by anti-capital punishment protesters. This has led to a great deal of debate between pro- and anti- capital punishment supporters. Defenders of the death penalty state that it is an effective deterrent and punishment for murder (1), while the opposing side claims that it is the definition of hypocrisy at an ultimate and inhumane lev...   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Queen Elizabeth I and Virginia Stephen-Woolf - There are two women from the near and distant past that have become strong female role models in recent years: Queen Elizabeth I and Virginia Woolf. These women were not without problems while growing up, though. Elizabeth’s mother was beheaded after being charged with treason when she was only three; she grew up viewing women as indispensable after her father had six wives; her family kept dying (mother, step mother, father, half brother, sister), and she was locked away by her sister Queen Mary in the Tower of London for a number of years....   [tags: Comparison Essay, Biographies] 914 words
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The Essay From Hell: Dante's Inferno - In Alighieri Dante's Inferno, many different people were put in Hell for what Dante believes they did wrong. He assigns them to different sections of Hell for the severity of their sins in their previous life. If Dante were alive and making revisions to the Inferno today, he would put Superman, Brian Griffin from "Family Guy", Xerxes from "300", Scar from "The Lion King", Squidward Tentacles from "Spongebob Squarepants", for the various sins that they have committed in their past lives. Superman should go to the eternal flames for his violence against God....   [tags: Aighieri Dante, Inferno, Literary Analysis]
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The Life of Katherine of Aragon - Katherine of Aragon is famous for being the first of Henry VIII’s many wives, the one who fought back and defended her papally sanctioned marriage; the mother of Mary I; and the daughter of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, founders of the kingdom of España. These facts place her in the position of a traditional sixteenth century woman by defining her as wife, mother, and daughter. In these roles, many women have been overlooked as the subject of their own study, and it certainly makes sense to do this, as on the surface they are not in control of their own agency....   [tags: Henry VIII, Isabella and Ferdinand]
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