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  • Cannibalism In Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative

    Similar to the Dying Negro’s representation in Day and Bicknell’s poem, Olaudah Equiano casts himself as the sentimental hero in his Interesting Narrative. Mark Stein, in his article, ‘Who’s Afraid of Cannibals? Some Uses of the Cannibalism Trope in Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative’, remarks that ‘The Interesting Narrative can be read in the context of an array of genres: autobiography, spiritual, travelogue, testimonial/confession, ethnography, and economic treatise among them’. For this…

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  • The Star Spangled Banner Essay Meaning

    Fort-McHenry” and “was inspired by the British attack on the fort in Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812” (The Star-Spangled Banner, 2009). During this battle the English had invaded an American fort and Americans fought back. When the attack had ended and gun shots stopped, Francis Scott Key noticed that the American flag was still standing (The Star-Spangled Banner, 2009). Key saw this as a sign that American forces were still strong and thriving. After writing the poem it was published…

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  • Visions Of Glory Alone

    volume was Visions of Glory published in 1983, the second volume was Alone published in 1988 and the third volume was Defender of the Realm, co-authored with Paul Reid and published posthumous. The three books feature Winston Churchill, the famous British Prime Minister who led the Empire into the Second World War. Each of the three covers of the books shows a picture of an increasingly ageing Churchill. From a lean young man in Visions of Glory, Churchill transforms to the hat-wearing man we…

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  • Definition Of Imperialism

    weak and needed the help of the superior countries. -white man’s burden: The White Man’s Burden was a play that was sarcastic but racist that said if you were white you had to dominate other countries to assist and improve them. Furthermore, the poem indicated that if you were white not only is it your duty to dominate another country but kill in the “savage wars”. -the Berlin Conference: The Berlin Conference was a meeting in 1884 with European nations to take claims on Africa, or…

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  • European Colonialism: New Imperialism

    dominance over rival counties. Active pro-colonial policy originated to some extent from the idea of civilizing missions which should be undertaken by superior nations in order to promote socialization and education of inferior peoples. The famous poem “White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling epitomized enthusiasm and eagerness of European governments to commence further overseas expansionism and continue to intervene in domestic affairs of underdeveloped…

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  • William The Conqueror's Feudalistic Effects: British Literature

    William the Conqueror’s Feudalistic Effects: British Literature Being a bastard son of a ruler normally meant one would never amount to much of anything, though, William the Conqueror broke this societal view. William the Conqueror achieved high prestige through the Norman Invasion: implementation of new rules, social class structure, and language; through the large influence of feudalism, William the Conqueror brought new ideas, muses, and inspirations to literature by authors such as Geoffrey…

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  • Sultanate Rule Essay

    The Sultanate rule is known for the destruction of hundreds of Hindu temples across northern and central India. The rulers persecuted Hindus and promoted the forced conversion of the local population to Islam. This period saw the establishment of a Hindu Kingdom, Vijayanagar Empire, in south India in 1336 by two Hindu brothers, Harihar and Bukka. It was an attempt to protect the Hindu culture from the invading Muslim armies from north India. In 1398, the Delhi Sultanate was invaded by Timur the…

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  • Modernism As A Theme Of Destruction In Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison

    North. It was a cultural blast that took place in New York during the 1920s and '30s. The African Americans used their art to prove their humanity and demand for equality. One of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance was Langston Hughes. In his poem called…

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  • The Plough And The Stars And A Star Called Henry

    The Easter Rising began on Easter Monday, 24th of April 1916, and lasted for six days. The Easter Rising was an insurrection against British rule in Ireland and took place in Ireland's capital city, Dublin. The Easter Rising of 1916 is believed to be the most compelling single event in modern Irish history. The number of plays, novels and poems centred around the Easter Rising are endless. For the purpose of this essay I will discuss how the Easter Rising is represented in both Sean O' Casey's…

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  • Portrayal Of Bengali Renaissance In Satyajit Ray's Film: Film Analysis

    Portrayal of Bengali Renaissance in Satyajit Ray’s films Western education / Modern ideas (Mahanagar, Devi) The liberal ideas of the West played a crucial role in the awakening of Bengal. Modern ideas substituted the age old customs and it began with the establishment of Brahmo Samaj and spread of English education. The concepts and ideas from the West forced the educated youth to think in a rational manner and they started despising everything that is traditional. In this concern, the historian…

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