Essays Tagged: "Edmund Burke"

Essay about relating quote to the poem "The Hangman"

g Evil to Triumph'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' (Edmund Burke). In order to stop evil and malicious acts from occurring, the people whose responsibil ... t remember that, 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' (Edmund Burke)

(3 pages) 38 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Any historical event with-world changing consequences will always have two sides to the story. What most Americans refer to today as the American Revolution is no different

n the process. Across the Atlantic Ocean in England's Parliament, some men such as William Pitt and Edmund Burke understood opposition to taxes by the American colonists. After all, the colonies had b ... commons . . ."[7]. This attitude was clearly a threat to England's relationship with her colonies. Edmund Burke, a Whig in Parliament, pointed out that any quick and definite taxing of the colonies a ...

(25 pages) 172 1 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Political Philosophers

Edmund Burke had traditional conservative views. He said that because of the profound tendencytoward ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

American Identity.

dians. England wanted to tighten their control over the colonies. Of course this would not work. As Edmund Burke stated "...The eternal barriers of nature forbid that the colonies should be blended or ...

(3 pages) 62 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

To what extent had the colonists developed a sense of their identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution?

rade policies and laws were unfair. They also expected to be represented in the English Parliament. Edmund Burke said, "Govern America? As you govern an English town which happens not to be represente ...

(4 pages) 74 1 1.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

19th Century Literature

"The only thing necessary for triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" (Edmund Burke). When good and honorable men allow evil to endure because they don't stand up for the ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

If one does nothing in order to stop evil, then it will prevail. Essay about "Dry September" by William Faulkner.

ituation of stopping an innocent man from being killed and stops short of helping the innocent man. Edmund Burke's "All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" is the sa ... that if he tried to stop McLendon he would have been killed along with Mayes. The story relates to Edmund Burke's quote by having the barber representing the good man and McLendon symbolizing evil. T ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The importance of the sublime as a means to understanding gothic texts, using examples from of number of gothic works.

considered sublime. According to one of the most prolific and influential theorists on the sublime, Edmund Burke ( 2001:7), the sublime is anything that "is productive of the strongest emotion the min ... redient to the Gothic genre.Around the same time that Walpole came out with this first Gothic text, Edmund Burke further explored the usage and makeup of the sublime in his work, A Philosophical Enqui ...

(9 pages) 110 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Industrial Revolution: Immediate effects and Long Term Effects of the Industrial Revolution

Thematic Essay : Industrial RevolutionEdmund Burke once said ," Make revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolu ...

(2 pages) 182 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

DBQ on identity and unity of the colonies at the eve of the revolutionary war

their mother country, England. The identity of the colonists was shown in a speech to parliament by Edmund Burke. He wrote about the colonies as a separate place far from England. Burke wrote:Govern A ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - this paper uses an anthropological prospective. It's a good paper ... my teacher was a low grader!

e of passage. A number of anthropological studies conducted by Arnold Van Gennep, Victor Turner and Edmund Burke's model of the sublime, have provided insight into the rite of passage; that is constru ... ed himself to be. This acceptance prepares Santiago for him to prepare for his eternal rest. Edmund Burke's theory of the sublime is defined through a model of three distinct stages of experien ...

(14 pages) 93 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Gay Marriage: A privilege or a right?

ys are in fact being oppressed, and if they should be allowed to marry, I will analyze the works of Edmund Burke, Jeremy Bentham, and Karl Marx. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France, ...

(8 pages) 230 7 3.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The idea that each person in society must be free and able to express his/her opinions taken from "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill

ch person in society must be free and able to express his/her opinions. Contrary to Mill's beliefs, Edmund Burke, another political philosopher, stated that to have order and less chaos, a monarchial ... d be less confusion and a clearer understanding of ethics between what is right and wrong. Although Edmund Burke had a few strong points in stating the benefits of a non-liberal society, John Stuart M ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Edmund Burke: His influence on the Enlightenment

King George III was widely followed, but was greedy for more power and less justice for the people. Edmund Burke found himself desiring to represent society and set up a separation from the king and p ... t has made an important change and can be credited to the relentless and unforgiving standpoints of Edmund Burke.Edmund Burke did not grow up pursuing a life of politics, but he sought after a career ...

(5 pages) 63 0 3.5 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

French Revolution

a triumph of the forces of reason over those of superstition and privilege. In this period of time, Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine had disagreements in terms of revolution, equality between man, and sy ... had disagreements in terms of revolution, equality between man, and system of government. Firstly, Edmund Burke is a parliamentarian and political writer embraced a great many concerns who was often ...

(6 pages) 55 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

Pre American Revolution Untiy And Identity

ica believed that they had adopted their own sense of identity, contrary to that of the Englishman. Edmund Burke, a colonial backer, describes of how the colonists could not have the same identity as ... ts used their own local paper money as compared to the worthless colonial paper dollar at the time. Edmund Burke, a Whig or colonial supporter, argues that the barrier of nature prevents the unificati ...

(3 pages) 38 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Revolution Forces

ho believe in basically keeping things the way they are, or restoring them to the way they were. As Edmund Burke said, "when I changed it should be to preserve." Which allowed revolution to be a ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Scarlet Letter Paper

n to do nothing for evil to triumph." These are the wise words of the lawyer, writer and politician Edmund Burke. Burke's quotation anticipates that, a sinister person may subjugate a virtuous soul si ... t, a sinister person may subjugate a virtuous soul simply by the ignorance of the noble individual. Edmund Burke's quotation is pertinent to two main characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous novel, ...

(3 pages) 558 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Edmund Burke and Jean Jacques Rousseau Concerning the Justification of the French Revolution

Edmund Burke, who is often regarded as a spokesman for modern conservatism, believed that human righ ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

The advantages and disadvantages of representative democracy

y be out of touch with their constituents.Some people believe along with the Conservative Party and Edmund Burke that the general public is not intelligent enough to make decisions for themselves, so ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government