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    initiation of WW1. Upon Wilhelm’s birth, his British grandmother, Queen Victoria, sent one of her doctors to deliver her grandson. The dramatic birth caused great nerve damage and Wilhelm suffered the consequences of a paralysed arm for the rest of his life. His disability limited his childhood as he was constantly enduring futile treatments to improve not only his posture, but his poor physiological state. Wilhelm’s dysfunctional relationship with his British mother was the result of his tormented childhood and ongoing bitterness not only toward her, but her nation. In 1888, a British doctor failed to cure his father’s throat cancer, which strengthened his hatred of Britain that had begun to develop from an early age. His parents, Frederick III and Victoria, implemented an authoritarian approach to their son’s upbringing and education. Their high expectations were maintained through cruel punishments and little encouragement. Wilhelm’s link to the British monarchy, in particular his relationship with Queen Victoria (Grandmother), provided the nations with broker peace. According to Historian Robert Massie, “He saw the British navy and was very proud to be the grandson of the great Queen Victoria”. Later however, he grew envious for her prestige and power over the seas and wanted to retain his nations ‘place in the sun’. The death of both Wilhelm’s father and his grandmother profoundly influenced the rivalry between the great powers. According to historian David Fromkin,…

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    When Kaiser Wilhelm II ascended to the throne, Germany had everything set up for it to continue being a leading world power in a peaceful Europe. Due to Otto Von Bismarck, Germany had isolated France and maintained good terms with Russia and Great Britain. However, because of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany ended up outnumbered, fighting a global war against France, Great Britain, and Russia. Kaiser Wilhelm II was the major force behind World War I. He brought to ruin Germany’s relations with Russia…

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    Nat Turner's Confessions and Frederick Douglass' The Heroic Slave The names of Nat Turner and Frederick Douglass are remembered because of the fame that they earned as black Americans during pre-Civil War slave period. However, their names color the pages of history books for widely different reasons: Nat Turner led one of the greatest slave revolts in almost 150 years of slavery, while Frederick Douglass obtained his freedom and education, going on to become a renowned speaker, author, and…

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    Thesis: The subversion of the master narrative is done differently by Frederick Douglass in “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself” and Henry David Thoreau in “Resistance to Civil Government” and Walden. Frederick Douglass speaks on American exceptionalism and notes slavery as something that does not need to be part of the master narrative. Henry David Thoreau also overturns the idea of American exceptionalism by talking about resisting the government…

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    Frederick Douglass and His Use of Rhetorical Devices “The political character of one’s actions is inextricably bound to the political status of one’s subjectivity.” So says Frank B. Wilderson III, a writer focusing on critical and racial theory. For many authors, their message is heavily impacted not only by how they relate to the message, but through their style of writing itself. In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the author has an incredibly personal connection to the anecdotes…

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    “The political character of one’s actions is inextricably bound to the political status of one’s subjectivity.” So says Frank B. Wilderson III, a writer focusing on critical and racial theory. For many authors, their message is heavily impacted not only by how they relate to the message but their style of writing itself. In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the author has an incredibly personal connection to the anecdotes presented and retells his feelings regarding subjectivity when…

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    movement so that they could maintain their power. Then, in the enemy countries of Russia and Prussia, came along two monarchs whose views and reforms almost changed everything. These rulers were Frederick II of Prussia and Catherine II of Russia and are now coined with the term “Enlightened Despots.” (Ellis, Esler 191). These monarchs managed to play both sides of the Enlightenment: reform and absolutism. Frederick and Catherine successfully maintained and even gained power while…

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    This Italian influence resulted in Blechen 's brushstrokes being blunter and his landscapes to be more "...physically real to the viewer."4 This also marked the point in which Blechen moves away from allegorical Romantic tendencies, toward depicting the evocative aspects of the natural world.5 Interior of the Palm House is painted and completed after his Italian trip, as a commission for King Frederick William III of Prussia. When returning to Berlin, in 1831 he became the Professor of…

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    Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass follows a man who found freedom after many years of slavery. The narrative starts of by telling us where Frederick Douglass was born, which was Tuckahoe. He also mentions his mom Harriet Bailey. She died when Frederick was about seven years old. His first master was Captain Anthony. The overseer was Mr. Severe, he was a very cruel. Later he was replaced by Mr. Hopkins. Frederick and many slaves lived in a place called the great house farm. Frederick…

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    Narrative of the Life of Frederic Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself is a book written by Frederic Douglass, a slave who escaped a plantation to become one of the most important people in slave abolition and African American history. In this book, Douglass explains his experiences as a slave and as a man who did not own himself. Douglass learned many things along his journey and he shares them with us through his writings. This narrative explains how slaves were inadequately treated…

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