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  • Plato's Idea of the Emergence of Tyranny from Democracy

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    What are tyrants, one might ask. In the current sense of the word a tyrant is pejorative term, applied to an individual in power who is selfish and self preserving. A tyrant is an immoral being, ruling over those around him through force, a tax on the freedom of those he subjugates. Yet the question that one should be asking is where do tyrants come from? Plato proposed that tyrants are a product of democracy, that the liberty inherent to a democracy allows the self interested to manipulate the

  • George Orwells Animal Farm: Ignorance Of Animals And Pigs Controlling

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    George Orwell's Animal Farm: Ignorance of Animals and Pigs Controlling Farm In George Orwell's book, Animal Farm, it is obvious that that the pigs, tyrants though they were, were awarded control of the farm through the ignorance of the other animals. There are various statements in the book that support this idea. After reading this piece, the importance of education should be clear. It seemed as though the pigs created and enacted propositions, and took liberties that increased their control over

  • Analysis Of Othello And Titus Andronicus By William Shakespeare

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    with violence, which is disturbing to the audience. Yet, the audience is entranced even more as they try to find out how Shakespeare creates his plays to be so tyrannical. Shakespeare is an effective playwright because of one simple fact: he is a tyrant. In plays like Othello and Titus Andronicus, by the control of all characters, Shakespeare uses racism and the treatment of women to entreat and entertain the audience through acts of tyranny until the hero and those with the purest of hearts are

  • Shakespeare on Machiavelli: The Prince in Richard III

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    hail him as the ultimate Machiavel.  This build up only serves to further the dramatic irony when Richard falls from his throne.  The nature of Richard's character is key to discovering the commentary Shakespeare is delivering on the nature of tyrants.  By setting up Richard to be seen as the ultimate Machiavel, only to have him utterly destroyed, Shakespeare makes a dramatic commentary on the frailty of tyranny and such men as would aspire to tyrannical rule. From the outset of the play

  • Wherefore The Maintenance Of Liberty

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    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. -Thomas Jefferson On a cold, miserable day in the North Caucasus, the only one who does not look dismal is Russian General Mikhail Malofeyev. He is dead. His body is flag draped and on open display before a dark stand of pines. He is encircled by his mourning officers clad in hulking, camouflage coats. "Russia Admits Chechnya Losses Growing," says the news headline. Military

  • Macbeth's Portrayal as a Tragic Hero and an Evil Tyrant

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    Macbeth's Portrayal as a Tragic Hero and an Evil Tyrant Throughout Shakespeare's 'Macbeth,' the main character, Macbeth, is conveyed both as a tragic hero and as an evil tyrant. He is a tragic hero, as he falls from grace after being at the top, and suffers with dignity when all have deserted him, especially when the English armies are on the brink of attacking him and he refuses to submit, as he dies fighting or his beliefs. Initially, in the first few scenes, Macbeth is seen as a hero

  • The Innocence of Socrates

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    and introducing new gods. "Neglecting the public gods" may have referred to Socrates' individualistic optimism when regarding their nature. He believed that the gods were benevolent beings and disagreed with the written legends that depicted them as evil. Most Greeks did believe the pessimistic theological speculation of popular poets, and Socrates' failure to follow this trend likely contributed to his being accused of neglecting the gods. As for the charge of introducing new deities, it was actually

  • Socrates: Much More Than A Legend

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    Around the fourth century BCE, philosophy in Ancient Greece arose rapidly. This early form was speculative, so it was based entirely off the reasoning process without any factuality involved. While the Hellenistic Era approached, philosophy was taken to a whole new level. During Greece’s Golden Age, Socrates emerged expanding on these basic beliefs by using his inquisitive mind. Although Socrates’ ideology set the basis for western thought, his dedication to his beliefs brought him about as a polarizing

  • Women’s Oppression in Hurston’s “Sweat”: The Stereotype of Women’s Role in Society

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    Women’s Oppression in Hurston’s “Sweat”: The Stereotype of Women’s Role in Society In Zora Neale Hurston’s 1926 short story “Sweat,” Delia Jones a washwoman and house owner is portrayed as an abused wife. Even though she has a job and owns the home she occupies, it does not change the fact that her husband still holds power over her. Women are stereotyped by society as housewives, which make them feel repressed of freedom. Women are repressed by society’s views and are limited in freedom, thus women

  • Macbeth as a Tale of Evil vs. Good

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    as a Tale of Evil vs. Good The tale of Macbeth deals with many themes - some universal, others applying only to the 17th century. Most of these themes are common, and are centre to the drama and intrigue of plays even today. These include love, hate, revenge and power. Shakespeare's plays, however, always had one theme which stood out above the rest. This play delves into one of the oldest literary theme, namely the balance, fight and (ultimately) triumph of Good versus Evil. In fact, this