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    would not take place. Page 3 The effects on the lives of the people whose hands were cut off were more often than not extremely negative. These mutilated prisoners could no longer work and produce the crops that the white government demanded. The Congolese population was used to it, however. Source three spells out the brutality in the mines and on plantations. Source six also suggests that soldiers would wipe out whole villages and bring the hands of the Congolese to their commissioner as a trophy prize. The source also explains that this became such a regular occurrence that “human hands took on a value of their own, becoming a sort of currency.” These citizens also suffered from major population decreases. Source one is a quote from Roger Casement explaining how villages that were flourishing in 1887 were now inhabited by only a handful of mutilated beings. Source five is also from Casement’s 1904 report explaining the major decline in population. The reasons for the decline in inhabitants that he states are sleeping-sickness, general ill-health, insufficiency of food, inability to produce that work at a standard of the white rulers. Page 4 Leopold made money out of the Congo from the exponential exportation of rubber and ivory from 1888-1905. The creation of the bicycle and the car in his first ten years affected the region and his wallet greatly. Leopold denied allegations that he was receiving all of the profit, which is explained in source two, but in reality, he…

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    rubber vines. They were whipped or killed if they didn't gather enough rubber. Wives would be kept in chains until their husbands brought back the required amount of rubber. The cutting of hands and feet was used as a tactic to control the natives. Soldiers were paid based on the amount of hands and feet they cut off. Sometimes entire villages were executed for not producing enough rubber. Leopold's army forced people to work by stealing all the food from a village and withholding it until the…

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    The novella Heart of Darkness written by Joseph Conrad in 1899, which is set in the Congo, Africa in 1890. It is based on the narrator Charles Marlow travels to the Congo, in the heart of Africa to relieve a brilliant ivory trader named Krutz, who is working for the Belgium Government. Rudyard Kipling described Imperialism as the “White man’s burden” as in his writings he shows that European countries were travelling to help stabilize and grow the economy in countries that needed it. However,…

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    profit off of an animated series that depicts American reality. But does Seth MacFarlane achieve this in the episode that first aired on Fox’s Animation Domination? The first American Dad episode called, “Pilot” which earned a 7.5 rating in Adults 18-49 and a total of 15.1 million viewers. The episode opens with a white middle class family together at breakfast with the children arguing about the significance of a degree from a community college and makes an incest remark. Quickly into the…

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    money alone (Ripley). It would seem logical, due to this money being donated and raised to support the ones left behind, to split it evenly within those that will receive it. Yet it was still divided by occupation and those that had a higher up position, received the most. It seems almost uncomprehend able as well, that the families would them sue for more money to keep up with their life style, given that their deceased loved one was so much more higher up socially. (Ripley) No person’s…

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    America Mexico Again

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    Fox News published an opinion piece titled Make America Mexico Again: Why Americans are fed up with illegals.” This news story discusses the issue of illegal immigration from Mexico. According to Britannica.co, Fox News was created by Robert Murdoch who “enlisted television producer and former Republican political consultant Roger Ailes to oversee the new network, and Ailes’s business acumen and political leanings became closely associated with its eventual success.” Fox News trademark slogan…

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    no freedom at all. The learning system that I though of was playing charades with the characters we learned in English class. It may sound simple, because it is, but it allows students to become more naturally attached to the characters. When people play this game they get to experience the character as they would in the books, but this time in the real world. Instead, read what the character does or say, people actually hear and see what they do, and it would make those characters more natural…

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    Have ever seen the James Bond movies or books before? While watching a movie have you ever thought “I don’t agree with that?” You want to know the opinion on this movie? People have families and live together with happiness. Some people do not have families and live alone because they decided not to get married. Some people around me who does not have families say it is really comfortable being alone, if they have to care about someone else it is too much effort. Also it is uncomfortable. There…

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    Muhammad Ali in 1967 stood up for what he believed in when he refused to be a part of the United States Army, even though it was against the law. Roger Goodell has recently been criticized for what he thinks is the right amount of time to suspend an NFL player for their wrong doings. When Ali and Goodell made these decision’s, they tested people’s ideas, shaped their knowledge and they attempted to build a community through their actions. Ali had no fear when it came to standing up for what he…

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    JoJo Henderson Ms. Gay ENGL 1301.22 20 Oct. 2015 Textual Rhetorical Analysis: “Goodell Defends Redskins’ Name” In the last seventy-five years there have been effortless attempts by protesters to rid the Washington football organization of the “Redskins” nickname. In 2013, protesters were assisted by ten U.S. Congress members in the effort to strip the organization of their beloved mascot. These congress members wrote a letter filled with their concerns to Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner)…

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