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    Great Powers in the 17th and 18th Centuries In the 17th and 18th centuries, Great Britain, France, and the Hapsburg Empire were all competing for the fate of Europe. France, in particular, was caught between being a continental power or a world power; taking control of the Rhine and most of Central Europe, or taking control of The New World. France’s primary goal at the time was for control of the Rhine, but this goal was not without obstacles. Great Britain’s main concern was to keep the balance

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    The Great Gatsby and the Power of Love

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    The Great Gatsby and the Power of Love "It was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which is not likely I shall ever find again." (2). The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that takes place in the Roaring 20's. It's about a man who changes everything he is for the inaccessible woman of his dreams. After losing her before the war because of his financial status, he finally tries to win her heart back through

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    novels “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R Martin, characters pursue, grow, and maintain power with the ultimate goal of protecting their family name. Both stories share an arc on how power is defined, achieved and its purpose, how it shapes the story, the characters, and the culture within it, all with the purpose of the protection of loved ones. In both “A Game of Thrones” and “The Great Gatsby” characters show a bias towards family and power when it comes

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    accumulation of all powers… in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many (is) the very definition of tyranny” (Federalist Paper #47). His definition tells us that tyranny is when one or more individuals have absolute power over another power, or when an individual has absolute power over another individual(s). Though, another way of defining tyranny is as harsh, absolute power in the hands of an individual. The Constitution guards against tyranny in four ways; federalism, separation of powers, checks and

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    lights of New York City, serves as the primary power source of emotion, inspiration and motivation, for each of the beloved characters in F. Scott Fitzerald 's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. It 's within the city 's walls, where all the characters are united in their times of darkness, yet tension also arises in the novel, as each of the characters uses the city to escape from reality and fulfill his or hers deepest desires. As a result of the city’s power our narrator, Nick Caraway finds himself lost

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    know when to go at a stoplight. How did Thomas Edison achieve this invention? Knowledge. Knowledge of electricity and the needs of those around him. In The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan claims that she wants her daughter to be “a beautiful little fool.” In other words Daisy is saying that ignorance is bliss. Some others believe that knowledge is power. The advancement from candles to light bulbs changed the culture entirely. People could easily do the work they needed to after sunset, and it even led

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    In chapter 2 of The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald illustrates the change of Nick’s emotions. During the early 1920s a new dawn buds out with Nick, and Tom traveling to New York. On their way they stop to visit Tom’s lover Myrtle Wilson at the Valley of Ashes. Myrtle Wilson invites Tom, Nick, the Mckee family, and her sister Catherine to her apartment for a party in New York. During the end of the party Nick expresses a variety of emotions, as he is “enchanted” and “repelled” by the arguments, and the

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    The Power of Great Expectations and Jane Eyre Many novels have been written in many different eras. Each era has its `reform' novel or piece of literature, or pieces of work that "broke the mold". For the Greeks, it was Homer's Odyssey; for the Renaissance, it was The Essays: Of Cannibals by Michel de Montaigne; for the Medieval era, it was Dante Alighieri's Inferno. It was the same in the Victorian era, which ran from 1850 to about 1900. The reform authors were Charlotte Brontë and Charles

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    In The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald money, power, and the fulfillment of dreams is what the story’s about. On the surface the story is about love but underneath it is about the decay of society’s morals and how the American dream is a fantasy, only money and power matter. Money, power, and dreams relate to each other by way of three of the characters in the book, Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. Gatsby is the dreamer, Daisy cares about money, and Tom desires and needs power. People who have

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    What is power? In the 1920's everybody needed money. People who had no wealth was shamed upon. Therefore every person thought that people with money had power.Having money was the most significant thing after the war. Everyone wanted to make themselves look great, by buying gilded things. During the movie The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby had riches and power. People at the time confused wealth with power. Gatsby was smart, he deceived people into thinking he had power because he had money. Instead of

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