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    essay. First, there is fascism, a political system headed by a dictator in which the government controls business and labor and opposition is not permitted. Then there’s totalitarian dictatorship, in which a dictator has overall control and there is complete allegiance. Last but not least, there’s hope and the antithesis hope. Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. The antithesis of hope is expecting for something not to happen. Many traditional and totalitarian systems of government utilize hope and the antithesis of hope to help control, regulate and manipulate its citizens. The short story and movie “The Lottery”, The Hunger Games, and The Island are all examples I will use to further illustrate this point. In the movie and the short story “The Lottery” a traditional system of government was used. The Lottery itself was a traditional drawing that took place on June 27th in a small place called New Hope. Whoever won the lottery was stoned. If there was anyone that questioned the lottery and how it…

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    During the time of Indonesia’s two successive dictators, the country held elections, but there was only one party, the Golkar party, to choose. Since Soeharto’s downfall in 1994, an enormous number of parties have entered the political battlefield to represent Indonesia’s geographically and economically diverse population. Twenty-four different parties won seats in the 2004 parliamentary elections and twelve gained seats in the most recent parliamentary elections in early 2014. Instead of one…

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    almost did not make it out alive. As he is telling his story, Hazel notices his injuries and begins to tend to him. He lies beside Holly and notices that his ear is cut and bleeding as well as covered in dirt. As he cleans it to try and soothe Holly, he remarks, “It’s a pity they didn’t clean you up as well. That dirt’s dangerous.” (162). Hazel, on more than one occasion, sees to the welfare of his brothers. He cleans and nurses them back to health immediately. Hazel does not see himself as a…

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    are the only thing we’ve got!” (91) when the boys begin to defy them and disrespect others. Being a firm believer in working together, he suggests the idea for assemblies that will “decide things” (79). Golding’s utilization of words such as “we,” “everyone,” “debate,” “meeting,” and “fundamental statements” indicates Ralph’s democratic values. Contrary to democracy, a dictatorship possesses authoritarian values that are expressed in the plot through Jack. From the start, Jack challenges Ralph’s…

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    George Orwell A Comparative analysis George Orwell’s Animal Farm (1945) and Shooting an Elephant (1938) both share two major characteristic features, namely politics and history. Animal Farm is mainly an allegory of the Russian Revolution which took place in 1917. All of the characters in the story represents the biggest names in the Russian Revolution and the early start of the Soviet Union. The farm itself is also supposed to represent the Russian Federation, which they fight for in the…

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    Absolutism was a political theory created by the following individuals; Jean Bodin, Thomas Hobbes (somewhat), and Bishop Bossuet. The era of absolutism was a time, 16th to 18th centuries, when monarchs ruled with all power to themselves in most countries, especially in France. Absolutism was favored among monarchs because it gave them complete power over their country and did not have to answer to anyone but themselves. Western absolutist France and eastern countries were similar by focusing on…

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    In William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar Mark Antony’s speech is more persuasive than the one Brutus gives because he uses better tactics and more powerful rhetoric. In his speech Brutus uses gravitas and ethos which in the end backfires because it makes his speech less relatable and portrays him as better than the plebeians. Mark Antony gives his speech after Brutus and he uses this to his advantage by using verbal irony and more specially sarcasm. Mark Antony uses pathos and exaggeration to…

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    William Easterly argues in his book The Tyranny of Experts that the support of autocratic dictatorships does not promote economic or political development in a more efficient way than what allowing a democratic and free regime to flourish would promote. He presents the idea that development experts who try to implement policies through dictators in order to promote the economic well-being of nations fail to support the economic or political well-being of individuals due to four things that…

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    history, recent American events seem quite tame, with exception for the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The rapidity and mass lethality of this event is dissimilar from the year-long Reign of Terror's more gradual toll of lives, but distinguishes it all the more as the beginning of a new era and a new form of warfare: terrorism. Other, smaller attacks in the United States and other countries in the years since have fostered growing fear. Efforts to safeguard against…

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    As one might describe, a dictator is a leader with total power over a nation. This power is typically obtained by force. Many dictators rule in fear and inflict terror upon people in the nation in which they govern. Within a dictatorship, one’s entitlement to speak freely is most commonly revoked because basic rights and freedom are not available. Two dictators that suppressed freedom of speech under their governing nations are Macbeth, a character from the play “Macbeth” by William…

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