Essays Tagged: "Nicholas"

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The House of the Dead"

er,he soon became caught up in the movement for political and social reform during thereign of Tsar Nicholas I. He began to participate in weekly discussions about the ideasof French utopian Socialist ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jan/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Miller, this essay is about the book, The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffery Chaucer. The Miller is a certain character and this essay tells of his part in the book.

derstands to mean that the clerk slept with the carpenter's wife. The Miller tells that a man named Nicholas and John board together. John is married to a young eighteen year old that Nicholas likes. ... One day Nicholas threatens the young girl to sleep with him. When it is safe she does so, and then Nicholas and the young girl play a dirty trick on John, by having him sleep in a hanging tub in fear ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.3 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

A Game Can Change Your Whole World - Analysis on the movie The Game, staring Michael Douglas.

gs a new awareness to the contender, their life can hold new meaning. Throughout the film The Game, Nicholas Van Orton endures many obstacles and challenges. He becomes a wiser person and what he was ... s. He becomes a wiser person and what he was once blind to, he now can see. As the game progresses, Nicholas changes his entire outlook on life by learning to love and appreciate people, gaining a new ...

(3 pages) 56 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Long and short-term causes that contributed to the 1917 Russian Revolution

r 304 years, bought down by the March 1917 revolution. There were many long term causes such as the Nicholas personal ruling style, the Russian economy, and general feeling of discontent, but ulitimal ... discontent, but ulitimaly the outbreak of revolution was the caused by Russia entering World War I.Nicholas was a weak and incompetent ruler. He allowed himself to be influenced by people who did not ...

(10 pages) 191 0 1.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Evil Monk: Rasputin The life and times of Gregory Efimovich Rasputin

e events unfolding at the Imperial compound at Livadia, in the Crimea, as the young heir, Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich. At the time of his father's death in late 1894, Nicholas was an inexperience ... as an inexperienced youth wholly unprepared for the great task destiny had placed on his shoulders. Nicholas himself was terribly aware of this and upon his father's death, the new Tsar consoled himse ...

(15 pages) 77 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay is on the many Foreshadowing elements in the play "Morality Play".

e those that foreshadow1 events to come. This passage is specifically foreshadowing the protagonist Nicholas Barber, a runaway priest, and the mayhem that befalls him in later instances of the novel. ... ide at some time in the cold of night, and adds to the eerie effect that appears later in the novel.Nicholas unwillingly volunteers himself to join the group of players and help them with the routine ...

(2 pages) 82 2 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

What caused the Romanov Dynasty to fall? Explain the fall and decline of the Romanov Dynasty.

The Romanovs had ruled Russia since 1613. When the last tsar of all, Nicholas II, was appointed to the throne in 1894, there was no hint of the fate that awaited him. Ma ... coronation celebration saw him as their "little father." They believed God had supposedly appointed Nicholas to rule an empire covering about one-sixth of the earth's land area.In 1894, Russia was at ... ed among the world's greatest powers under the autocracy of the Romanovs.Although well intentioned, Nicholas was a weak ruler, out of touch with his people, easily dominated by others and a firm belie ...

(7 pages) 104 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What problems did Alexander II face in 1855 and how far was he successful in solving them?

In 1855, when Alexander II, son of Nicholas I, came to power as Tsar of Russia he was faced by many problems. Russia, being the backwar ...

(4 pages) 41 1 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Russian Revolution

pe of revolt or anarchy within a country that overthrows the government. This is completely untrue. Nicholas V. Riaganvosky says it best by stating, "Revolutions occur...when there is growth, advance, ... oon dashed away and began revolution.The seeds of revolution extended as far back as 1825 when Tsar Nicholas I was in power. Under his reign, Russia was a backwards nation. While other nations had rai ...

(4 pages) 44 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Miller's Tale- Chaucer's Response to Society's Flaws

iage, and also youth and old age.In this story we are told of a young and vain Oxford student named Nicholas. Alison is the young and attractive wife of an older carpenter named John. Their relationsh ... on simply married John for his money while he married her because of her external beauty and youth. Nicholas is a smooth talker, and decides that he must bed Alison, regardless of her marriage. A pecu ...

(4 pages) 41 1 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A combination of tsarist incompetence and popular dissatisfaction led to February 1917, but in October it was Bolsheviks armed with radical ideas that seized power. Discuss.

ants, and members of the nobility. Two of these unsuccessful movements were the 1825 revolt against Nicholas I and the revolution of 1905, both of which were attempts to establish a constitutional mon ... being run. The countries poor involvement in WWI also added to the rising discontent against Nicholas as the Russian armies suffered terrible casualties and defeats because of a lack of food an ...

(7 pages) 42 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Miller's Tale

is a story about men in love with the same woman. This tale begins when an astrology student named Nicholas takes up lodging with a wealthy, old carpenter named John. John is married to a beautiful 1 ... s when Alison socializes with other men because he is afraid he will lose her. John is unaware that Nicholas is in love with Alison. While John is gone on a trip to Osney, Nicholas proclaims his love ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.2 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Asses the nature of the opposition to the Tsarist regime in Russia in the period 1855 to 1917

rently fighting in the Crimean war. The new Tsar didn't exactly inherit a stable Empire. His father Nicholas I famously apologised to his son Alexander on his death bed for not leaving the Empire as h ... reign was more threatening. Alexander's reign came to an end in 1894 and he was followed by his son Nicholas. He somewhat followed in his late fathers footsteps. His reign is often looked at in the di ...

(6 pages) 17 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Crime and Punishment: Do you agree with the moral "crime does not pay"? Refer to at least two texts in your answer.

lous man who doesn’t give his wife any freedom for the fear she will cheat on him. The lodger, Nicholas, is always after women and he soon flirts with the beautiful Alison. She soon falls in love ... She soon falls in love with him and they decide to trick the carpenter so they can sleep together. Nicholas, who is fascinated by astrology, tells the carpenter that by studying the moon he found out ...

(8 pages) 23 1 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Fathers And Sons

In Hemingway's short story "Fathers and Sons," he writes about a man named Nicholas Adams who experiences many episodes in which he recalls his childhood in strange ways. The ... sight that his father possessed. I think that these random thoughts seem to only bring out anger in Nicholas. The few good memories he has are heavily outweighed by the bad memories. Nicholas is haunt ... that he had with his father and the abuse that he also suffered from him. At one point in the book, Nicholas mentions that he even considered killing his father after one extreme incident. Even though ...

(1 pages) 370 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Czar Nicholas II of Russia

This paper will examine the early life of Nicholas Romanov, the last tsar of Russia, from his birth until his ascension to the throne. Nichola ... as plagued with problems, many out of his control; however his style of ruling didn't help matters. Nicholas was unprepared to rule Russia at the turn on the 20th century, which helped along the revol ... the 20th century, which helped along the revolutions that were to later end his reign and his life. Nicholas, while alive, was not looked upon as a good ruler by many members of his government, his fa ...

(12 pages) 50 1 4.6 Sep/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Assess the significance of WWI on the rule of Tsar Nicholas 11.

WWI was a very significant event on the rule of Tsar Nicholas 11. Although it initially bolstered his position, it then became a large factor that contri ... 11. Although it initially bolstered his position, it then became a large factor that contributed to Nicholas’ downfall. The Country was ecstatic when the Tsar made the announcement that Russia wa ... s use of tactics and choice of ministers were among the reasons behind Russia’s defeat. Hence, Nicholas not only gained opposition due to this, he also gained opposition due to the burden the war ...

(4 pages) 2672 0 1.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

In the Miller's prologue, Chaucer informs us thar the Miller 'tolde his Cherles tale in his manere.' Explore the ways that the Miller's character is reflected in the Miller's tale.

ginning of the tale we are made awear that it is the Miller who is telling it. In his discription f Nicholas we are told, 'Of deerne love he koude and of solas.' this is fitting with Chaucer's protrya ... ed.' this again protrays the Millers bawdyness.it is clear through the tale that the Miller favours Nicholas and scrons John. Nicholas is clever, cunning, and wins Aison's affection. the Miller sems t ...

(3 pages) 7 0 4.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Assess the extent to which Tsar Nicholas 2nd can be held personally responsible for the collapse of the Russian monarchy.

Tsar Nicholas II"The Emperor Nicholas II is one of the most pathetic figures in history. He loved his cou ... was he who was to precipitate the catastrophe, which has brought it to utter ruin and misery…Nicholas had not inherited his father's commanding personality nor the strong character and prompt d ... decision which are so essential to an autocratic ruler." (Bucklow & Russell, 1976, p. 108)Tsar Nicholas II came into reign in 1894 when his father Alexander III unexpectedly died at the age of 49 ...

(8 pages) 1876 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Causes of the 1917 Russian Revolution

17 Russian revolution was triggered by many different events and their outcomes in the time of Tsar Nicholas II’s ruling. The first world war had major affect on Russia due to major defeats and i ... y decisions events and people over a number of years. The major and continuous failures in led Tsar Nicholas II to take command of his tropes at the battle front leaving his wife Tsarina Alexandra who ...

(2 pages) 640 0 3.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers