Essays Tagged: "power struggle"

"Variations on the Word Sleep" By Margaret Atwood

expect in Margaret Atwood's writings, because, as with many feminist writings, we are aware of the power struggle between men and women, and even between women. But this poem refrains from identifyin ... he aspect of feminism because Atwood's female characters are usually exemplary of achievement and empowerment. If one is to assume the narrator in this poem is female, than Atwood is describing a woma ...

(3 pages) 54 0 2.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Human struggle for power in Genesis and Exodus

Both Genesis and Exodus address the issue of human power and how God limits it. Both provide physical evidence of human power, yet also show God's purp ... ower, yet also show God's purpose in limiting it. Humans in Genesis and Exodus were constantly in a power struggle with God, as is shown by their disobedience, rebellion, and greed.In Genesis, man and ... , "the eyes of both of them were opened" (NIV 3:7). This is the initial reason God must limit human power. As punishment for both mankind's disobedience and greed, He increases Eve's "pains in childbe ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Why did Stalin take power and not Trotsky? The power struggle between the Bolshevik after Lenin's death.

Why did Stalin take power and not Trotsky?In 1921 Lenin died and a power struggle emerged upon the top members of the Bo ... here could be no election to see who would be the one to take over in Lenin's position easily. So a power struggle emerged in the party with all the main powers in the party in the running including L ... crets told to all the members of the party. This helped him take control as he became more and more powerful inside the Bolshevik party.When Lenin died Stalin's career almost ended with a damning set ...

(5 pages) 69 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Stalin and the desire for 'Total Power'.

Question: Why did Stalin emerge victorious in the power struggle? Did he have already 'total powers' by 1933?This essay describes Stalins manipulative ... y 'total powers' by 1933?This essay describes Stalins manipulative ability that he utilised to gain power in the USSR. It describes how he demoralised and defamed his contenders due to his desire to g ... eninist.'----------------------------------------------------------Stalin emerged victorious in the power struggle for the Soviet leadership due to his sheer determination to succeed. Stalin possessed ...

(11 pages) 169 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

China during the periods 221bc to 220ad and 581ad to 907 ad.

three of these dynasties arose out of a period that there was a lack of leadership in China. Thus a power struggle ensued and these dynasties were the victors. The Qin dynasty established the foundati ... which by doing so reunified China. This dynasty created unrest, which lead to another struggle for power in which Li Yuan seized the throne and founded the Tang Dynasty.During the time periods in whi ...

(8 pages) 59 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Theseus and Hippolyta; the more frantic, passionate and unstable love of the young people; and the power struggle between Oberon and Titania. The emphasis is both on the value of love and its strange ...

(2 pages) 66 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Was written for an honers level class.

ed up into many separate fiefdoms. The feudal system evolved in such a way that the king had little power. The vassals pledged their allegiance to their lords and the peasants pledged their allegiance ... ds and the peasants pledged their allegiance to the vassals, so it was really the lords who had the power. The kings also had no armies of their own and relied on their vassals for support. The church ...

(5 pages) 54 0 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Power Struggle.

essay about Achilles and Hector who are both characters in Homer's Illiad. It explains the immense power struggle between the two men and also explains the manner in which they resolved this struggle ...

(4 pages) 90 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

'Compare and contrast Brutus and Antony's speeches to the crowd after Caesar's death'

is set in Italy, during the Roman era. The plot revolves around the murder of Julius Caesar and the power struggle between Caesar's friends and enemies. In this essay I will compare and contrast Brutu ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

This is a characterization report on a short story by Sherwood Anderson, entitled "Brother Death".

disappears from the story all together."Brother Death" by Sherwood Anderson is a short story about power. Don and Ted both want to be in control of their life, but different circumstances take that a ... ge steers, and has won many awards. He also likes to be in control like his father, which creates a power-struggle between the two. Louise, the well-educated wife of John Grey, comes from the Aspinwah ...

(6 pages) 28 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"As long as Stalin was running the Soviet Union a Cold war was unavoidable." (J.L Gaddis, We Now Know). Discuss this interpretation of the origins and character of the Cold War.

e of Comrade Iosef Stalin is that so much propaganda and fear existed on both sides of the bi-polar power struggle. The USA plugged its population with the belief that Soviet Russia had plans to remov ... Russia had plans to remove their freedoms and to reduce them to a lower than low populace, with no power over their own lives. The Soviets believed that the capitalist west was exploiting its populac ...

(8 pages) 192 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

"Nationalism was probably the most important cause of unification". Discuss with reference to Germany.

as a product of nationalism and liberalism. It is fact started by a number of factors including the power struggle between Prussia and Austria, the policy the leaders of Prussia adopted .Nationali ... ership. The most obvious leadership at that time was from Bismarck, and his aim was to increase the power of Prussia. He saw that by unifying the country, Prussia could gain in the international statu ...

(3 pages) 92 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Proposal for peace : Being a world leader in 1939, write a proposal to the president of the U.S. on 3 ways to prevent WWII.

ng three suggestions for you, as to the other World Leaders, on how to avoid the coming territorial power struggle between three distinct world players. I strongly urge that you take heed in my warni ... fishy. So I first propose the need to watch Adolf Hitler closely and ultimatly bring him down from power.The man looking to build an Italian Empire, Benito Mussolini, is a known supporter Fascism ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Animal Farm - George Orwell Does animal farm reflect on how the world's history moves in cycles?

is a political fable about farm animals that go through a revolution, which forms into a political power struggle, dictatorship, and eventually into betrayal. This is a defined reflection of truth an ... dictatorship, he adapts most of Mr. Jones principles and his harsh mistreatment to the animals. The power eventually corrupts Napoleon, making him turn on his fellow animals, eliminating his rival, Sn ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

British Army Transformations from 1645-1913. this is part 2: Seven Years War to Crimean War. Each part is 20 pages!!

itain began to spread its Empire around the globe, it was only a matter of time before the European power struggle would ignite another conflict. The War of Spanish Succession indirectly carried over ... merican raids throughout, the increase in American abilities and the seemingly endless supply of manpower and resources began to grind the Redcoats drive down.It was during the American actions in the ...

(24 pages) 83 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

MACBETH report.

t ruled mostly by pretty independent barons("thanes").The play Macbeth is based on real events: the power-struggle in the middleof the eleventhcentury. The real Macbeth ruled Scotland between 1040 and ... happy if killing Duncan, but he did it anyway. It'smore like if Macbeth was avictim of supernatural power, than that the source of the evil came fromhim. The Evil operatedthrough him; used him as a to ...

(11 pages) 36 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Kinglear How might different productions dramatize the struggle between chaos and order in King Lear?

as the natural order of things. Chaos in the society occurs when females, Gonerill and Regan are empowered through the division of the kingdom, thus creating a struggle between chaos and order. A Mar ... of the feudal era and the emergence of individualism. Such changes in social condition result in a power struggle between classes, consequently resulting chaos between the old and new order.The femin ...

(6 pages) 86 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Genderising the Salem Witchhunt (Feminist Piece) - Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum's Salem Possessed and The Devil in the Shape of a Woman by Carol Karlsen

emphasis on the trials as one that highlights the wider role of gender inequality and the feminine power struggle that results in the trials at Salem. Karlsen specifically tackles the role of gender ...

(4 pages) 63 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Constitution DBQ

outh. During this period, the ambiguity of the constitution was being perceived in differently. The power struggle for state's rights and those of African Americans did amount to a revolution. During ... 1860, South Carolina declared that their secession was caused by the Federal government's abuse of power. Powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution are reserved for the states and ...

(3 pages) 76 2 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Animal Farm- Power Corrupts

Power CorruptsIn George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm he deals with issues relating to the Russ ... s who rebel against mankind and in turn the animals gain their own freedom and rights. However, the power struggle between Napoleon and Snowball along with the different levels of hierarchy between th ... he animals causes problems and difficulties throughout the farm. As Napoleon and the pigs gain more power, Orwell shows how power can lead to corruption. Throughout the novel, Orwell expresses the the ...

(3 pages) 27 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers