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    Dystopian texts subvert ethical standards, extrapolating on contextual fears to present inter-textual perspectives on harrowing political landscapes. Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) value freedom and self-determination by positioning responders to invest emotionally in the plight of individuals. Metropolis represents an industrial cityscape to convey the division of labour in the Weimar Republic and the need for the “heart,” characterised through…

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    Zombies are a phenomenon that almost everyone has heard about. Shambling mindless corpses trying to feast on the flesh of the living. The idea of the undead has been around for almost as long as people and their culture have. There have been multiple cultural variants of zombies and ideas of how to keep the dead from coming back to haunt the living such as the theory behind the origin of the tombstone was that it was literally a giant rock that cavemen rolled on top of graves to keep the…

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    the attention of others when something is wrong. It’ll be too late if the institution is already established and people are used to it, because the one man’s difference then becomes nothing and his stand means nothing to anyone, as shown in 1984. As George Orwell reveals what happened to Wilson, the one man who took a stand when it was too late, “But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” (1984). Wilson’s…

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    John Trumbull was born into a wealthy and politically grounded family stemming from Connecticut. He was recognized in his early twenties for his ability to accurately draw maps by General George Washington. Despite the fact of the Revolutionary War, in 1780 the young painter was able to travel to London to study under the master artist Benjamin West. As described by Stuart Murray “Trumbull was especially drawn to West’s historical paintings… were the kinds of pictures Trumbull most loved to…

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    The American Revolution The American Revolution started in 1765 and ended in 1783 after the French and Indian War. The reason why the American Revolution occurred was because the colonists were tired of the British monarchy and aristocracy. The colonists had the right to revolutionize against the British. During this time the British Crown had no idea how the colonists lived and the rules he was suppressing on them seemed unjust to the colonists. At first he sent men to settle the land and…

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    the French and Fort Necessity for England. During the Battle of Monongahela, in 1755, the Natives used guerilla warfare to attack after the British surrendered Fort Duquesne. When William Pitt became Prime Minister, he turned things around, and sent George Washington to attack Fort Duquesne once more. The French, however, burned their own fort and retreated. The fort was rebuilt by the British and renamed Fort Pitt. The British then gained control of the Ohio River Valley. The Treaty of Paris of…

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    'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen ' - presumably a twenty-four hour clock. This was when I first took note that TV had without an invite had invaded us... it sits nonchalently on the wall with an unbridaled power. Since, then I mistrust anything that 's transmitted from the screen - so I 've download an internal firewall to protect myself on the off-chance TV will be wanting my vote at some stage - TV on the TV on a TV debate... I feel nauseus at the…

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    Literature, Art, and Music reveal values about a century. Many of these truths dispute what is considered normal. The 20th century was a time of inequality for women, along with many wars. Writer George Orwell focuses on the issues of imperialism whilst author Margaret Atwood concentrates on the concerns of gender equality and roles. In addition, artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, and Igor Stravinsky took their pieces of work and somehow went against what the 20th…

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    An event in which occurred in early American history is the Whiskey Rebellion. This event took place in Western Pennsylvania and started in 1791. Alexander Hamilton, who was George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury, had an idea to impose or to put taxes on all whiskey products produced and sold in the U.S.A. Congress in 1791 established excise tax. This way, the U.S can pay of the enormous debt they are facing because of the Revolutionary War that occurred prior to this event. With nearly…

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    The main differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson lie behind what they thought the principle of government was. According to Hamilton, government was needed to protect individual liberties. Hamilton was the leader of the Federalist Party also known as the Hamiltonians, who strongly supported his ideas. They believed in order for Americans to be free they needed a strong central government ran by well-educated people such as Hamilton himself, to protect individual liberty. “He…

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