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    An important observation made in this short novella is the interaction between the Russians represented by Tsar I and his officials, the Cossacks represented by Haji Murad and his murids and finally the Muslims represented by Imam Shamil. The Cossacks were considered to be "semi-independent Tartar groups, which formed in the Dnieper region," (Britannica). Historically, relationship between the Cossacks and the Russians are characterized as a tumultuous at times but most of the time they were considered allies. However, in the text, one can observe the true nature of the Russians towards the Cossacks and the Cossacks towards the Russians. The Russians always mistrusted the Cossacks even when the Cossacks proved to be the most loyal people. In desperation to save his family, Haji Murat finally surrenders to the Russians, in which he felt their alliance would help him defeat Shamil. " He pictured to himself how with the army Vorontsov would place at his disposal- he would march against Shamil and take him prisoner and revenge himself on him," (Tolstoy pg. 25). Haji gives his word that he would help the Russians fight against Shamil and be loyal to the Tsar, but…

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    confrontation, in public, between the Cossacks and the Bandidos? Motorcycle clubs in America have a long history of civil conflict. In this outlaw culture, violence is normal and frequent; however, these stories rarely make the news due to witness intimidation and the clubs’ inferred code of silence. Outlaw motorcycle clubs live by their own set of laws, and the patches that they wear are held sacred; any act of disrespect toward a clubs patches is considered to be the highest insult to the…

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    Order 1925’s Battleship Potemkin is most famous today for its revolutionary use of montage, effectively used to align order and organization with evil and disorder and chaos with good. This alignment is evident throughout the film, but it is most conspicuous in the famed Odessa Steps Sequence. All 2 minutes of footage is packed with symbolism and visual metaphor, revealing the incessant brutality of the Cossacks against Odessa’s suppressed workers. Director Sergei Eisenstein starts it with a…

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    In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the protagonist is Rainsford. He is a big game hunter. In the beginning of the story Whitney says to Rainsford that maybe animals can feel something besides just fear then Rainsford says to Whitney “Don’t talk rot, Whitney, You’re a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how the jaguar feels?”(6). This shows that Rainsford is an arrogant human being, but can core beliefs change when somebody’s life is threatened? Rainsford…

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    The Cossacks harass him by tossing his trunk “out through the gate” and “emitting obscene sounds,” but he does not turn back and go home (“My First Goose” 207). Instead, the narrator kills the goose in an act of brutality, initiating himself into the world of war; however, the Cossacks seemingly pay this act no mind. In fact, “they sat immobile and stiff like heathen priests” around their campfire, giving the entire action a ceremonial quality (“My First Goose” 208). His initiation proceeds in…

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    Himself. As General Zaroff hunts Rainsford through the jungle, Rainsford starts to panic. Rainsford says to himself, “ ‘I must keep my nerve. I must keep my nerve’ ” (11). Rainsford is trying to escape Zaroff’s evil hobby of hunting humans. Rainsford is very scared about what will happen if Zaroff finds him. Man vs. Himself helps build the story because it helps the readers see what troubles Rainsford is facing and how he is feeling. Finally, Man vs. Man is very important to the story’s…

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    Russia went on a hunger strike and were joined by all of the workers in Petrograd. The Cossacks and army were sent to control the crowds and stop them but the soldiers were also tired of the war and joined the strikes instead. The revolutionary parties led by the Mensheviks took control of all municipal and government buildings. The Duma forced the Tsar to abdicate from the throne. Tsar Nicholas ignored the peoples call for reform and governed the country as he wished which led to his forced…

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    General Zaroff has always been cruel to me, but, as I stand awkwardly by the door, his insult to my people strikes a nerve. "Ivan is an incredibly strong fellow," he says, barely concealing a malicious grin, "but he has the misfortune to be deaf and dumb. A simple fellow, but, I'm afraid, like all his race, a bit of a savage." Although Zaroff is a Cossack like me, his status as a Cossack of Jewish descent gives him a superior tone, as if my people are inferior to his. The man at our door, who…

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    Is General Zaroff guilty in the name of the law? General Zaroff: a skillful, innocent hunter, or a deranged, guilty murderer. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, General Zaroff descends from a family of aristocrat Cossacks described as nothing short of savages. Savages are violent and uncontrollable, similar to Zaroff when he is hunting his most precious prey, humans. He is a man who expresses levity on the value of human life and views them as items used to relieve his…

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    A motorcycle gathering at a sports bar turned into a bloodbath Sunday, May,17 2015 when a bathroom scuffle between rival biker gang members escalated into a parking-lot shootout. Eight members of the motorcycle clubs; The Cossacks, The Bandidos, and The Scimitars were killed at the scene and another died at a Waco hospital. Sergeant Swanton said “the injured were taken to hospitals with multiple gunshot and stab wounds”.(Amanda Art) In Waco, police declined to name all the motorcycle gangs…

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