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    Macbeth and the Gunpowder Plot On March 24, 1603 Queen Elizabeth the first of England died and her reign was gathered by King James the sixth of Scotland. With this new leadership, many citizens began to have hope for the future of their country. Prior to King James ' possession of the throne, Britain had decades of controversy between the new Protestant religion, and the tradition Catholic beliefs. Because King James had a Catholic mother, wife, and daughter it seemed as though he would turn from the previously developed Protestant country and reestablish England Catholicism. However, because of his Protestant upbringings, James had no intentions of fully converting to Catholicism. The discontent of Catholic citizens grew so much during this…

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    Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot

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    In 1604 in London five men planned a plot together to kill King James. This plot is celebrated each year in the United Kingdom with Bon Fire Night, fire works and “Penny for the Guy.” The story begins with the main conspirator Robert Catesby. Catesby brought together 8 men who felt the way way Catesby felt against the Protestant King. One of these men that joined Catesby in his plot was Guy Fawkes also known as Guido Fawkes. Guy Fawkes was born on April 13 1510 in Stonegate, York. After the…

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    Gunpowder Plot Analysis

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    Treason is an extremely dangerous that not only challenges the authority of the monarch, but also endangers the life the monarch, as well as the lives of others. One instance in which the monarch’s life was threatened was the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. This plot was an unsuccessful assassination attempt against King James I and the Parliament of England on November 5, 1605. This plot was organized by Robert Catesby and group of English Catholics, which included Guy Fawkes. This group wanted to end…

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    Gunpowder Plot Of 1605

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    The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a small group under Robert Catesby put together a plan to kill King James I and members of the house of parliament that were making life difficult for the Catholics.This is an important event in British history because, it almost ended the lives of the biggest Protestant leaders of that time. Also, how the event that happened over 400 years ago affect people today. After Queen ELizabeth I died in 1603, Catholics hoped her next successor James I. Having a Catholic…

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    The Wicker Man Analysis

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    Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.” The Grate Catesby Still, Fawkes was the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions. A lot has happened in 411 years, parliaments today are highly respected, highly paid and monarchs tend to not conflate with constitutional proceedings, policy chaos or of the word of the people. Nevertheless, the term: treason is a byword and such law has…

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    American Idiot

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    “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people” ( V for Vendetta). In this film of vengeance, the plot revolves around the role of government. This similar idea can be seen in the music video to the song “American Idiot” as well. Through words, characters, plot, and visionary, these two sources centralize around defying the role of government. During a revolution, a leader uses their popularity to spread information and unite the people. V, The…

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    This masterpiece written by Shakespeare was first performed in 1605, (1605 being the same year as the Gunpowder Plot, having a vast link to Macbeth). Shakespeare's main intention behind writing this play was to exemplify the brutal consequences of attempting to overthrow the monarchy. The theme of guilt and conscience is firmly elaborated within the play, seen greatly through the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth along with the good use of technical devices and evocative imagery. As a…

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    Or maybe think about the more realistic 20 July Plot during World War II. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and some cohorts, believing that what Hitler and his Nazi regime was doing was immoral and unethical, blew up Hitler’s primary meeting house, The Wolf’s Lair (“July Plot”). Although both of these examples were followed through with, even if unsuccessful, they…

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    Case Study: Anonymous

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    The image of Fawkes from the protests of today has its origins in the comic series V for Vendetta from the '80s, written by the anarchist Alan Moore and illustrated along with the illustrator David Lloyd, both British. The action takes place in a dystopian UK in '97, under dictatorship, with a population depressed and helpless. the plot is centered around Evey, an orphan, and V, a rebel who lay eyes on her costume, an anti-hero who disturbs the authoritarian state through acts of violent…

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    “And the rockets red glare, and the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there.” Wrote Francis Scott Key, while witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Rockets have been used for nearly a thousand years, and will most likely be used for thousands more for entertainment and war. Many historians believe that chinese are responsible for creating rockets. A weapon call the” Arrows of Flying Fire” has been traced back to 1232 AD. This weapon was used by…

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