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    Rebellion is the act of resisting or defying any authority, control, or tradition. In the texts A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, the theme of rebellion is presented throughout the stories. For example, the characters in these texts rebel against higher powers and societal norms in order to achieve personal goals. Rebellion against higher powers is a common theme presented in the texts. For example, in S&J, the narrator,…

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    owners. For example, Spartacus led a slave army that took eight Roman legions to quell. Rebellion happens when people want to change aspects of authority; they want to modify inequitable laws, to reduce heavy taxes, and to improve their lives. Rebellions can tranform a society view by believing that laws unjust, issuing challenges against authority, and reforming to create betterment for society. When rebellions transpire, society is convinced that the laws are bias. Malcolm X portrays…

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    Teenage Rebellion is a wide-spread theme that is used in multiple works of literature, movies, and song lyrics. One work of literature, that is most likely the most famous for using this theme, is Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare. There are various example of teenage rebellion throughout the work and from many other sources as well. Another work of literature, that was later made into a movie, is Titanic, which shows this theme as well. This theme is used in many areas a multitude…

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    writer Oscar Wilde “disobedience in the eyes of anyone who has read history is man 's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress had been made. Though disobedience and through rebellion.” Many in an effort to become independent will rebel or disobey authorities or even parents. This rebellion often begins when we are teenagers and have the mentality that we can do anything we want. That was the case for Lola as well as myself, who as teenagers rebelled and ran away from our…

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    During the war in Sierra Leone, both Ishmael Beah and Mariatu Kamara experienced the war personally, giving first-hand accounts of all the incidents, however, Beah emphasized more on how the war affected the society and the entire country, while Kamara only described how the war had an effect on her life rather than the society as a whole. In A Long Way Gone, Beah emphasizes the chaos and destruction that the war brought upon not just his village but the entire society, in people's behaviours…

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    King Richard II’s Underserved Loyalty by the Commoners Wat Tyler’s Rebellion was written after 1381 by an anonymous author to persuade the readers that King Richard II did not deserve the loyalty and devotion put forth by the commons. The author provides the reader with a chronicle of the peasant’s revolt in which he presents the commons’ reasons for revolting and how the King reacts to each interaction with the commons. The peasants are portrayed as justified in their actions, while the King…

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    In Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, Dai Sijie's Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, and Alice Munro's Boys and Girls, the young girls in each writing live in different cultures and parts of the world, but all the girls face gender discrimination in their own home or country and choose to rebel against the stereotypical norms. Marjane, The Little Seamstress, and the girl from boys and girls live in a time era and places that don't except strong, willful women. With the help of there family or…

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    “Don’t go, not yet. We wait till it’s darkest,” she said, her voice crackling. She petted Rolo and the dog settled her nose in her fingers. Dacka wasn’t afraid. Finally, transcending her fear, she knew this was war, this was real, this was life or death, from now on. Her hand held tight to her taser-laser. “Did you check your device?” She ventured. “Yes and I get no readings.” Franklin said back. “You shouldn’t until we reach their perimeter. Be wary not aggressive. We can’t be seen. Let’s…

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    Disobedience

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    Greater Good The act of disobeying or rebelling against someone or something is the ultimate adrenaline rush for many people. Rebellion sparks a change, and although consequences may follow a disobedient act, the persons actions could hypothetically enact revision in their life. Whether the variation is positive or negative, depends on how that individual executes their rebellion. Irish author, Oscar Wilde, claims that rebelling promotes progress socially. He attributes the ability to rebel to…

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    Omar Khadr : Child Soldier Have you ever considered how many times you have heard the name Omar Khadr on the news this year? Most people will agree that his actions as a youngster have created tons of debate, sadness and grief for his family and others. When Omar was fifteen years old he murdered Christopher Speer, an American soldier, by throwing a grenade. Despite being a minor, the United States military captured Omar and sent him to prison in Guantanamo Bay for ten years.This created a lot…

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