Volumnia’s character in Coriolanus both supports and breaks the normal gender roles and basis of what is feminine and what is masculine. Since Coriolanus’s father is not around, Volumnia plays both parts of a mother and a father in the family. Volumnia raises her son to be masculine and to exude power despite that she is a woman. She sends him to war and does not think about the consequences or hardships he must face. Unlike a regular mother, she loves seeing Coriolanus’s wounds because they represent strength and show his manly struggles. How Volumnia raises Coriolanus is reflective of herself because she thinks that men who do not fight in the war should not be respected by their country, and furthermore, that one is not a “man” but only a boy before going to war. Like his mother, Coriolanus sees the plebeians as cowards because they have done nothing and have not fought in the war. Because of this, Coriolanus believes he is better than them and that they should respect him and not the other way around. Coriolanus’s masculinity makes him all the more powerful-- his violent and aggressive behavior gives him more power than those men who have not fought in war. Evidently, masculinity is a foundation for power and Volumnia has raised her son to adhere to masculine qualities in order for him to be more powerful. By being a man and fighting for Rome, he is to be made council, giving him power to rule over others. Furthermore, Volumnia acts more as a general to a soldier than is
In its heyday Ancient Rome was many great thingsm it was the military Powerhouse of the world, it had uncomparable economic power and and at peakm the empire of Rome had over 5 million square kilometres in it 's Territory. The state even had the population of Rome held within their control, as you can imagine this wasn’t done through trnsperency and good morales, but instead through various scare tactics and manipulation, this paper will focus on one aspect of the states control over the Roman citizens, that aspect is control through Religion. To the state in Ancient Rome religion was a tool for social control, they saw that if they could control such an important part of a citizens life as their Religion and beleifs that then that citizen would effectivly behaive in the way the state wished. This paper will first discuss those behind this, the senate, the consuls and the emperor [maybe need to change], will then talk about the control being previlent even with those near the top of the social ladder using the example of the Vesta virgins. After this the Calender and festivals used by the state to have a strong hold of control throughtout someones life will be the topic and finally two state promoted rittuals will be talked and analized.
Throughout the course of history it is evident that the values of society have dramatically changed over the years. The values that people posses change depending on what’s occurring around the world at the time, whether a fierce, bloody war resulting from a calamity or a time of peace and renaissance. The choices people make can either help change society for the better or they can help bring society down. Many different factors lead to the events that can change entire societies such as education or discrimination, both of which can have negative repercussions.
His belief and trust in a higher power at all times, not just in his time of need, is what Livy seeks for Roman citizens to emulate. Here at the pinnacle, is the highest of Roman saviors. Nonetheless he still kneels and recognizes the fleeting nature of worldly power. Religion and faith in the gods, is his constant, not a lifeboat to be called for in times of duress. Faith must be lived, breathed, and walked. Livy underscores this idea for Romans and forever future readers with a piercing question: is it our “pleasure that…the gods of Rome… [are not] interrupted in wartime…[but] are abandoned during peace?” (Livy, Rome 5.52). As shown through the actions of our protagonist, the gods are not your self-service; you are theirs. In addition, Camillus’s actions after wars continue his persona of selflessness. Immediately after his omnipotent position during war was no longer necessary, he “resigned the dictatorship” (Livy, Rome 5.23). Many times he was given the dictatorship, and many times he released it. Unlike other Roman monarchs—many who killed even family members for a taste of the throne—power for Marcus Furius was nothing more than the seeds of a white dandelion: easy to liberate and used as a way to spread the honor of his home and country. Livy’s illumination stands in direct contrast to the authority-addicted population of Rome, where even in times of war, a majority of rulers
In the Odyssey, Odysseus is a leader of men. As one examines his narrative of the voyages and encounters with various people and challenges, it becomes evident that his capabilities as a leader are varied, and he as a character is often nuanced and contradictory in his representation of these characteristics. This can be seen in many of his adventures, but especially in his encounter with the Cicones, his brush with the Cyclops Polyphemus, and his experiences on Aeaea, the island of Circe.
Have you ever heard the saying “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” and “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.”? These quotes come from George Santayana and George Bernard Shaw, these men tell how it’s common for people to repeat past mistakes. However, if people learn to look back and understand history, it’s harder to replicate disastrous actions. History is full of wars and brutish words, yet the source of all these problems come from a single issue: power. Leaders seek power in every crevice they can find. In the book, “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, Napoleon is a cruel dictator who successfully takes over a farm after running off its competitors. Major, an old pig, told the farm of a new way of living. However, after he died, Napoleon steadily took over the farm. Therefore, taking the time to understand history’s past and mistakes can be an effective weapon against repeating the same mistakes. Failure to learn outcomes in a repetition of history, as Napoleon proves, as shown in today’s life, learning from history helps resolve futures issues, and only suffering comes from problematic actions of the past.
In The Odyssey, the author, Homer, describes Odysseus’ epic, but difficult, journey home from Troy. As The Odyssey progresses, Homer characterizes Odysseus as the fearless, clever warrior, who is helped by Athena and Circe, who are intelligent, but always subservient to men, women, showing that men are more powerful than even the most smart and talented woman. One example of Homer’s depiction of Odysseus is when Athena tries to help motivate Odysseus in the fight against the suitors by reminding him of his battles in Troy; she says, “You are not the man you were Odysseus! Where is the courage and strength you showed in that endless conflict, those nine years of battles for beautiful Helen! Many a man you killed in open fight and by your device the great city of Priam was taken!”
Despite mankind’s best effort, the history of mankind is a wrinkled mess. These wrinkles are due to mankind’s inability to stop history from repeating itself several times over. However, the idea of history repeating itself is not new to the literature of today’s society. There are several more causes for wrinkles in mankind’s history. In fact, Ronald Wright argues that not only the idea of history repeating itself, but also the idea of mankind progressing to the point that progress becomes detrimental to mankind will result in the extinction of mankind. Therefore, Wright’s argument in A Short History of Progress should shape the discussion of responsible citizenship because his viewpoints show how human ignorance allows mankind to progress towards extinction.
The authors talk about the laws and history as shaping the moral views of society, those who are in authority get to dictate what is right from what is wrong. The system is base on what those in power determine is the moral rule.
Social control theory has become one of the more widely accepted explanations in the field of criminology in its attempt to account for rates in crime and deviant behavior. Unlike theories that seek to explain why people engage in deviant behavior, social control theories approach deviancy from a different direction, questioning why people refrain from violating established norms, rules, and moralities. The theory seeks to explain how the normative systems of rules and obligations in a given society serve to maintain a strong sense of social cohesion, order and conformity to widely accepted and established norms. Central to this theory is a perspective which predicts that deviant behavior is much more likely to emerge when
There have been so many amazing things that I have experienced in my life already. I look forward to each new experience I may have an opportunity to have. Each day is a victory, a challenge, and a success story. Every day is a gift and you should take full advantage of everyday you are given. Unfortunately, we all miss some of the best moments in life by being so concerned about control life.
In this paper, I will discuss the different ways Clytemnestra isn't your typical female character. In most of Greek mythology women were mostly seen as passive, weak, and constantly taking orders from men. She was the complete opposite, she was really a one of a kind. More masculine than some of the men in the stories, and definitely more masculine than feminine she was a very strong, solid, independent, powerful character throughout Agamemnon. The story definitely wouldn’t be as controversial as it was if it weren't for the boldness, extremely deceptive tactics, manipulative ways, and ruthless acts of Clytemnestra. She constantly defied the role that was given to women in the art of ancient Greece, she paved the way for powerful women characters for the future.
Education is an important structure in society that shapes the most important years of your life, and therefore many theorists have ideas about what is wrong with education, what is right, and what needs to change or develop. Education is confined a lot by social control and social reproduction. Social control is a concept that refers to how social systems control the way we feel, think, behave, and even how we should present ourselves. These can appear openly, shown as rules and laws, or they could be not openly acknowledged and just appear as the “common” thing to do. Social reproduction is the reproduction of inequalities throughout generation-to-generation, one way education does this is how it supplies “wealthy” schools more and “poor” schools less. Michael Apple and Maxine Greene both define Social reproductions and Social Control. Throughout this text, I will explain the theories of Greene and Apple, as well as comparing and contrasting them against one another while applying some of my own experiences of education.