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    While older than The Dark Knight, the movie V for Vendetta takes a step out of stereotypical villain and moves toward the Anti-Hero archetype. Enter a world beset by chaos which was overcome by the restrictive and controlling government installed by a Chancellor Sutler. At start of the movie the main character Evey Hammond is on her way to a date, and running late she winds up being out past curfew. She gets set upon by several men whom she believes to be rapists. When she tries to defend herself they reveal themselves to be both rapists, and government agents which she identifies as “Finger men”. This goes to show the level of corruption in the dystopian country. One of the Finger men asks the others if they should spare her, and one says ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’. Enter Code-name V, speaking lines from one of Shakespeare’s plays, once he has the man who quoted the bible he speaks, “we’re oft to blame in this, ‘tis too much proved that with devotions visage we do sugar o’er the devil himself” (McTeigue), after valiantly defeating the would-be rapists with knives and martial arts. This makes for an argument used by V later that violence can be used for…

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    In this, Luther is committing to the laity the reformation required by God by neglecting the pope and clergy. He then mentions that they should take advantage of Charles V being king of Germany. Luther says this because Charles V is young and inexperienced, and not only that, but also Charles V won the kingship because he had the most money. He then explains that the first thing they must do is to ponder the matter with great diligence, while at the same time not trusting in their own strength…

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    In the mid-1520s, the Peasants ' War in southern Germany rattled both the political and social foundations of central Europe. The German Peasants War was the largest peasant insurrection to take place in European history as well as the most monumental rebellion prior to the French Revolution. There is a key to determining the ties between the Christianity, rebellion, and violence in the Peasants War of 1525. It is to examine the relationship of Martin Luther 's revolt against the papal church…

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    step to any problem is to identify that there is a problem. Government have been a very delicate system people of generations have dealt with. It seems like in history it has always been the government that start the wars, or at least it comes back to the government. In V for Vendetta, V who is the main character of this film, hi-jacks a television station that has an emergency channel and gives his revolutionary speech. Within this speech he gives some reasons on why his government may be…

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    As depicted by the countless sold copies of this sort, tragedies appeal to the pathos of human pity. Having been distinguished from their beginning in ancient Greece, when authors such as Sophocles and Homer wrote rhetorics that are still being taught today. In fact, famous, talented Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies including the acclaimed Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, it is no surprise that he exquisitely produced the play “Othello”, illustrating the…

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    Deception Can Ruin You (An Analysis on Macbeth) “Actions speak louder than words and in the tragedy Macbeth, the actions of the central characters are screaming” (Drake). “Macbeth” is a tragic play produced by the well-known playwright William Shakespeare. This play began to spark multiple controversies over Shakespeare’s work. In 1606, this play was officially showed, and Shakespeare made some brave decisions regarding the scenes involved in the play. Although this is a well-known play, only…

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    nowhere to run .The dystopian works of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and V for Vendetta by James McTeigue both use violence, brute force, psychological and physical torture to reveal that individuals will run away from reality until they are forced to confront it and this in turn causes them to grow as an individual. In the novel The Road the boy is confronted with the reality that him and his father cannot help and save everyone. The boy at first is always attempting to save everyone because he…

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    The Apollo Program’s Unknown Savior The space race was a long and complicated time in history in which many people became well known for their contributions to science and the space race. One of the most well-known is JFK, but his Vice President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was as much of a force in making the American space program great if not a greater force than the President. Although the space race isn’t officially considered to have started until 1957, the race actually began at…

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    Waiting for the Barbarians follows the Magistrate of a colonial town and the events that occur around him when people hear that the barbarians are about to attack. The protagonist is the Magistrate and the antagonist is Colonel Joll. The colonial town is referred to as the Empire. Outside its borders reside the barbarians or nomads. Soldiers in town take them hostage, cruelly torture them for information and murder them for no reason. They do not even see them as humans. When rumor spreads that…

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    Monarchy, after a succession of disagreements and squabbles between elements of the Hapsburgs themselves. These claims would be settled in the Oñate Treaty, a Treaty which also helped the Spanish Philip III secure a supply route to continue his war against Spanish Netherlands, who at the time were actively rebelling and trying to become a free and independent nation. The Hapsburgs, having ruled over such immense territory, enjoyed a slew of important rulers, leaders, and figureheads recognized…

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