British People Essays

  • The Consequences of the First World War for British People

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    The Consequences of the First World War for British People Britain changed significantly between 1900 and 1918, there are many potential reasons for this however World War One is seen as the biggest. The whole world order changed as the old empires of Russia, Austria - Hungary and the Ottoman Empire collapsed, Germany was recreated as the Weimar Republic and France and Britain were significantly weakened. The USA became the most powerful country in fields such as the industrial economy and trade

  • Ways the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain

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    Ways the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain The British government tried lots of ways to hide the effects of the blitz from the people of Britain, one of the reasons for this is so that the people would keep their moral high. If the British government showed the public the full extent of the damage the people of Britain would lose the will to fight the war and Germany would invade Britain. The most obvious way of controlling the news

  • Ways in Which the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain

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    Ways in Which the British Government Attempted to Hide the Effects of the Blitz from the People of Britain During the war the British tried to hide the effects of the Blitz from the people of England. They did this in three main ways; firstly the government employed censors to cut out ‘negative’ information that may damage morale and the war effort. Secondly the government sensors only let ‘positive’ information about how the British were handling the Blitz to be published. Thirdly the

  • Assignment 10 – Africa, India, and the New British Empire, 1750-1870 (The Earth and Its Peoples, 663)

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    advances? (The Earth and Its Peoples, 664) The peoples of the Africa and Asia took varied positions on interaction with Europeans. One clear reason for this is the vast regions of land and varied cultures that constitute these areas. Even though Britain had recently taken a resolute opposition to slavery, West African elites still welcomed them because of the raw materials and technology they traded to the regions along that coast. In the early 19th century, the British East India Company established

  • Indigenous Australians and the British Settlers

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    ) Shortly after arriving in Australia it is thought that they (now known as Indigenous Australians) moved inland and rapidly spread throughout the country using the river systems of Queensland and Southern Australia. (Mayell, 2003) The Indigenous people began to appreciate the land and the resources that it offered. Their culture developed many spiritual relationships with the land and its natural resources; it was in their opinion, their responsibility to take care of the land. (Welch, n.d.) However

  • Consumerism And Consumerism

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    concluded what people really need in life is slowly replaced by the advertisements that people dictate what is fashionable . We no longer know who lives the way he wants to live , and who lives according to " rules " and norms of what is proclaimed in the media . Without adequate personal value system , the question is how our needs may indeed be real and not subject to consumerism . Simply put , today's society has become a consumer society in which no one is happy and by spending money people are trying

  • Travel and Tourism Into the Future

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    262 million to 595 million nights. The projection into the next decade, suggests a continued increase in the region of 2-3%. When people travel abroad, people spend money, the increase in travel over the last 20 years has averaged 5.3% each year, over the same time, spending has increased by 10.6%. 2. Overseas visitors to the UK In 1982, 11.6 million people visited the UK, and by 1988 reached a peak of 25.7 million, however visits to the UK fell in the following years, into 2001, between

  • The Treatment of Immigrants In our Society

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    agree summarizes the general public view and attitude towards immigrants in areas of our country today. To many, 'Great Britain' is a symbol of refuge from other disturbed parts of the world; an image promoted by the current government and other British international political figures. So why then are foreign families and communities in search of a better quality of life, welcomed in to unfamiliar societies with racial abuse? There obviously must be something wrong or missing in our society for

  • The Greek Struggle for Independence

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    philhellenes, or Greece-loving people, in those countries would rally support for Greece, and their revolution was a success because of their support. Greece would not have been able to attain their independence if not for the help of the various influential philhellenes in Great Britain. One of the biggest philhellenes was Lord Byron, an English poet in the 1800s. His book the Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, originally published in around 1813, was immensely popular among the British people. It was a collection

  • What Is The Cult Of Progress In The Victorian Era

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    effected socially and culturally. The Cult of progress exemplifies the Mid-Victorian British era as

  • Lord Of The Flies Identity

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    Caught in the midst of a nuclear war, a group of British boys were escorted from the violence back in Britain to another, more clandestine nightmare. Although the uninhabited island seemed at first to be a paradise, the boys would soon find that the island their plane was shot down over houses a darker force: one that resides inside everyone. Later deemed the “Lord of the Flies,” it causes the boys to become increasingly atavistic—no longer were they British, no longer were they even human. In Lord of

  • The Blitz and St Paul's Cathedral

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    1941, lasting a total of eight months. The goals of the Blitz were to "pound Britain into submission by bombing economic and civilian targets," and primarily to soften up the morale of the British people (Ray 9). However, "unlike other campaigns this was a contest mainly between Luftwaffe aircrews and British civilians, the one group skilled and the other untrained in killing" (Ray 9). Although the first bombs fell in August, the first mass attack, concentrated on the docklands area, occurred

  • The Importance of Creative and Cultural Industries in Britain Today

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    creative and cultural industries play a huge part in the everyday life of British society. In London, there is a variety of creative industries ranging from musical theatre in the west end, to mime artists working on the streets. There is dance, plays and much more for an audience to choose. This can be considered important, as these industries bring society together, and create a means of entertainment for the people of Britain today. The Arts Council of Great Britain was founded in 1946,

  • Similarities Between My Country And The New True Anthem

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    This poem expresses Mackellar’s deep passion and love for “her” country without touching on racial issues, rights or custodianship of the land. Australian born and resisting the identification of her British heritage, Mackellar patriotically declares Australia her own by rejecting the beauty of the British landscape through contrasting it with the romantic ideal of her "sunburnt" country. Mackellar presents to the readers the values and attitudes of a newly federated white Australia with her romanticisation

  • Modernism and Postmodernism in Shakespeare's Othello

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    humanity along with our use of language and truth to tell his tale. Iago, over a period of about three days, uses these facets of humanity to turn Othello against his wife Desdemona and his friend Cassio. Othello reveals both the struggle of the British people of the early 1600's and Americans in the late 1900's with sexism, capitalism and racism. In Othello men see women as objects to control, first by their father, and then by their husband. When Iago yells to Brabantio, telling him his daughter

  • Romeo And Juliet Film Review

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    Don’t Hang Up Philosophy –Philosophy Can Make A Movie Film: Romeo and Juliet Director: Baz Luhrmann Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes Plot: Two lovers of rival, disputing families take their lives. Rating: Reviewer: Claire Ginn Welcome to Verona Beach, a sexy, violent other-world, neither future nor past, ruled by two rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets... So begins Baz Luhrmann’s production of Shakespeare's beloved play, "Romeo and Juliet," from the famous opening line of "Two

  • The Legend of King Arthur

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    By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on influencing

  • The Attempts to Present English Art

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    present English Art. WHY? To answer this question we must take into account more than history and documents, we must evaluate the essence, the soul of the creator, of the English man. Andrew Crawley describes in his book (“England”), the English people as being profoundly conservative.The English men feel, instinctively, that the present is not only the creation of the contemporaries, but also the result of the work of many past generations. For them, everything is related to the past, which, thus

  • Exposing Colonialism and Imperialism in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

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    cause.  It was seen as, the white mans mission to help civilize and improve a savage race. At the beginning of the book, Marlow talks about the Roman conquest of Britain and the similar situation to that of Africa.  The Romans felt the British people were savage and looked down on them because they believed that they had achieved more.  I believe Marlow drew this comparison to ironically show that the Europeans are not as superior... ... middle of paper ... ...Critical, 1988.

  • Essay On Victorian Era

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    Press, 2009. Print. E. Source 3- Women In History: Women of Victorian England 1. MLA CITATION: Swisher, Clarice. Women of Victorian England. San Diego, Calif.: Thomson Gale, 2005. Print. III. Scientists / Inventors, etc. of the Victorian Era (smart people) 1. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) a) English Naturalist b) Developed theory of evolution, which he came up with at the Galapagos Islands by studying the different beaks, claws, and other adapta... ... middle of paper ... ...r" b) 1820s= Lots of