Julius Nyerere

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  • The Paradox Of Pompeii

    Pompeii is one of the most well-known ancient cities in the world. However, at the height of its existence, it was just another Roman city. What makes Pompeii so important to us today is how well it was preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Nevertheless, there are still many unanswered questions about the city. Mary Beard defined it as the Pompeii Paradox, or the fact that we “simultaneously know a huge amount and very little about ancient life there.” Although the eruption of Mount…

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  • Herotous Greed In Herodous

    Just like Plutarch, Herodotus treated Themistocles ambivalently in his writing. He stated many times Themistocles was a greedy man. However, Herodotus also praised Themistocles’ success as an Athenian commander during the Persian Wars. This is comparable to how Plutarch treated Themistocles; except while Plutarch critiqued Themistocles on his ambition, Herodotus critiqued him on his greed. Herodotus included anecdotes that explained how Themistocles was greedy. In book eight of his Histories,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Brutus And Antony's Funeral Oration

    backstabbed literally. People are always trying to steal the spotlight do not want to see accomplish anything. In the funeral oration that Brutus and Antony had was a settlement about how they felt about the situation. In Antony’s and Brutus speeches from Julius Caesar novel by William Shakespeare, they both used very persuasive language in the funeral orations. Although both speeches were phenomenal, Antony had used more persuasive language to attract the audience. In Antony’s and Brutus…

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  • Moral And Revenge Tragedy In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

    William Shakespeare is history’s most greatest, influential, and philosophical playwright. His most acclaimed work, Hamlet, is extensively studied and analyzed as it confronts and speaks openly about many moral, ethical, emotional truths and dilemmas. Hamlet is a revenge tragedy, in which the indecisive and contemplative protagonist is driven to avenge his father’s death, yet the act of his revenge is necessarily delayed in order to highlight Hamlet’s emotional and psychological complexity. The…

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  • Hamlet Sanity In Hamlet

    Is Hamlet Insane? The sanity of the human being is a treasured thing and, by its nature, a vital component of what makes a person. Yet in order to avenge his father’s death Hamlet willingly sacrifices his own sanity, at least in public, so that he may conspire without suspicion. In fact, Hamlet plays the part of an insane man so convincingly, many have claimed that at some point in the play the madness stops being an act and Hamlet truly loses his mind. However, Hamlet shows a clarity of actions…

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  • Morally Dark Characters In The Song Of Achilles And The Dark Knight

    In one iconic and powerful exchange in the movie The Dark Knight, Two-Face, a heroic district attorney turned villain said to one of the protagonists, Jim Gordon, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” This quote eloquently describes the ideology of characters who are neither a hero nor truly a villain, but fall somewhere between. For many, morally grey characters are fascinatingly terrifying since their actions are understandable, but also condemnable.…

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  • Literary Themes In Rain Of Statues By Sarah Lindsay

    The Mithridatic Wars were fought during the first century BC between Rome and the Kingdom of Pontus, ruled by King Mithridates VI. Mithridates was betrayed by his own son, and the Kingdom of Pontus eventually lost to Rome, after which Mithridates took his own life (Simpson). The poem “Rain of Statues”, written by Sarah Lindsay, tells a story about the soldiers who fought and died during these wars. “Rain of Statues” gives the reader the idea that people are often viewed as being no different…

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  • Oedipus Rex As A Tragic Hero

    What is a tragic hero? Today, a tragic hero is defined as a literary character whose poor judgment leads to their own destruction. This modern definition, although modeled from Aristotle’s version, differs from the traditional, Greek tragic hero. Aristotle stated that “a man doesn’t become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall,” and thus in order for a literary character to be deemed an Aristotelian tragic hero, they must meet certain qualifications. The first is, the tragic hero…

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  • Suetonius And Augustus Analysis

    Yet the genus Caesar does not seem to begin with Julius, but rather with Augustus, who established the system of governance and conduct by which all other Caesar’s are measured. Suetonius’ use of themes invites comparison between each life, creating in some ways a more direct comparison than a linear…

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  • Calcifer Shaidberry Character Analysis

    Once long ago in the ancient kingdom of Albion, now called England, it is said that King Willard Riverbrook lived an exemplary life. He was rich, powerful and an excellent ruler. Unlike other kings that gained their power through fear and force, King Willard was kind and gentle. His gentleness is said to make men go weak at the knees and give in to his commands. He was well loved and respected by all his subjects except for one; Calcifer Shadeberry. King Willard was always kind even to his…

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