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    The Sepoy Mutiny

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    of India. As Western education was introduced and missionaries eroded Hindu society resentment among Indian people grew and it was joined by unease among the old governing class when the British decided to formally abolish the Mughal Empire. The mutiny of the Sepoy (native troops in the British army) began on May 10, 1857, when Indian soldiers who had been placed in irons for refusing to accept new cartridges were rescued by their comrades. The greased cartridges had to be bitten off before use

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    Movie: The Caine Mutiny - Evaluating the Performance of a Government Governments are an essential and important part to our everyday life, and without, there would be no control or leadership. Governments are sanctioned to constitute and systemize the interrelationships of the people with their divisional bounds, the relations of the people of the community as a whole, and the arrangements of the community with other political entities. In the movie, "The Caine Mutiny", a form of government plays

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    The Indian Mutiny of 1857-1858: Causes and Consequences Under the administration of the Marquess of Dalhousie (Governor-General 1848-56), the last of the independent Indian states, including the wealthy Muslim state of Oudh, were annexed by the British. To consolidate this new territory, some degree of Westernisation was introduced: an Indian railway and road system was developed and the first three Indian universities were founded, creating a tier of higher-caste men educated according to the

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    HOW SHOULD THE INDIAN MUTINY BE CHARACTERISED? SHOULD IT BE SEEN AS A POST PACIFICATION REVOLT, A NATIONALIST UPRISING, OR AS A WAR OF INDEPENDENCE? Any discussion on the reasons behind the Indian mutiny needs to be preceded by what the mutiny actually was. While mutinies and revolts were not uncommon in India at this time, they were usually largely uncoordinated. The mutiny of 1857 however, was different. Here was a major convergence of various strands of resistance, and an expansion of scale

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    Mutiny in the Trenches

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    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, mutiny is “A situation in which a group of people (such as sailors or soldiers) refuse to obey orders and try to take control away from the person who commands them.” During World War 1, also known as the Great War, mutiny was a problem for all sides, and the French especially. To understand the epidemic of mutiny the French faced in the Great War and especially in 1917, it is necessary to understand its causes, which lie with the failed Nivelle Assault

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    Billy Budd

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    duty of one’s life must rise above the moral values. And everything must be done in a procedure manner. This contrasted Billy’s way of life in which he remains pure and quiet about the mutiny aboard ship. After much turmoil, Claggart decides to approach Captain Vere about Billy, accusing him of conspiring to mutiny. Captain Vere is overwhelmed by this information and does not believe what he is hearing. However, to keep things fair and under control he schedules a conference between the three. After

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    Macbeth and Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

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    die.  In The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Augustus is the savior.  Augustus acts as a savior twice in the story when he sacrifices himself after a mutiny and an act of cannibalism have taken place.  Through his death, Arthur and Dirk Peters will survive a mutiny and the destruction of their ship. Augustus first saves his friends after a mutiny has occurred on his father's boat.  After hiding his friend, Arthur, on board their boat, Augustus and his father set sail from Nantucket.  The plan was

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    Driven by a complicated sense of justice, Captain Vere believed it was possible that even justice can cause the innocent to suffer. While Vere had compassion for Billy, he felt that he was bound by a strict loyalty to his duties. Because the law is clear in this matter of striking an officer, Captain Vere was serving justice based solely on Billy’s immediate actions. In defense of Captain Vere, it is necessary to take a closer look at what conventions he was acting on. Vere’s actions were based

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    Amistad

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    behind their cause, and to get the people who didn’t want to talk about the subject out and gossiping. On the Spaniards side there was William S. Holabird the District Attorney at that time who thought that it was an “open and shut case of murder and mutiny, and that Gedney saved the Spaniards from the blacks, and not the blacks from the Spaniards.” (19) The Africans do have many intelligent abolitionists on their side, and Lewis Tappan was one of them. The Africans attorney Roger Baldwin accompanied

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    sensibilities of order and hierarchy make it impossible for him to see the realities of slavery. Delano's blindness to the mutiny is a metaphor for his blindness to the moral depravity of slavery. The examination of Captain Delano's views of nature, beauty, and humanity, allow us to see his often confusing system of hierarchical order which cripples his ability to see the mutiny and the injustice of slavery. After Delano believes that Benito Cereno cut his faithful slave on the cheek for shaving

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