Gerhard Schröder

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  • Theme Of Ambition In Macbeth

    Ambition is something everyone has. Your ambitions strives and makes you achieve your goals. However, too much ambition can corrupt and destroy a person. Ambition is like a drug, small amounts can make you feel great, but too much can kill you. Shakespeare clearly portrays the negative effects of too much ambition throughout his play The Tragedy of Macbeth. He uses the main character, Macbeth, to show us how excessive amounts of ambition can lead someone to their doom. In the beginning of the play when Macbeth has just won a great battle, which later ended up giving him the title of the Thane of Cawdor, he meets with three witches that tell him a prophecy of his future. They tell him that he will be announced king in the near future. Later on, Macbeth starts thinking about his prophecy and he says, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, / Shakes so my single state of man / That function is smothered in surmise, / And nothing is but what is not.” (1.3.140-143). He starts thinking about the murder of the current king, even though the witches had not said anything about the murder. This shows us that Macbeth’s ambition for being king has turned into a murderous one. He is starting to be more corrupt. As the play progresses, Macbeth becomes more and more evil and corrupt. When the King Duncan has come to praise Macbeth’s good deeds in battle, Macbeth says to himself, “The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step / On which I must fall down or else o’erleap, / For…

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  • Foreign Discrimination In Germany

    of asylum, for persons persecuted on political grounds (Thomson 277). Because of this, immigrants from all over the world are flooding into Western Europe, aiming to get into Germany. Since 2014, Germany has allowed over one million immigrants into the country and has allocated $6.7 billion to help the crisis. The government has agreed to accept 500,000 immigrants annually in following years (“Germany”). Although Germany is handling the situation politically, many officials, including former…

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  • The Battle Of D-Day Essay

    understand it” (Walt). An eighty-nine year old English veteran by the name of David Edwards visited the cemetery where Tisserand works. He broke into tears as he told his grandson, “These German boys never wanted to fight us, any more than I wanted to fight them” (Walt). Emma Goyins explains, “My daddy would tell us not to look at Hitler and think other thoughts when he spoke, I’m glad Billy Graham works for God, because he has the same presence that Hitler had, it was mesmerizing” (Goyins).…

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  • Ivan The Terrible: A Bad Leader: What Makes A Bad Leader

    Kasner to Horst and Herlind Kasner. Before becoming Germany’s first female chancellor and first female leader since 1871, Merkel was a physicist and a chemist. Merkel earned her Doctorate in 1978 at the University of Leipzig. After earning her Doctorate, Merkel worked at the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences for 12 years, between 1978 and 1990. It wasn’t until 1989, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, that Merkel entered politics as the chairwoman of the Christian…

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  • Eichman's Disrespect For The Holocaust

    Germany” in occupied West Germany struggled to find assistance for its government. With efforts to remove Nazi and Nazi sympathizers from all government positions became overwhelming for American forces who occupied West Germany. But slowly the task became overwhelming as the lack of population uninvolved was lacking. A third of Chancellor Adenauer cabinet was made up of former Nazi high officials. A quarter of Bundestag 's also included former Nazi leaders as well. Adenauer even refused to fire…

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