Part 1 Summary: The novel “Sophia’s War” written by Avi is about a girl name Sophia Calderwood and the Revolutionary War that is happening between the American and the British. When the British take over New York, the Americans aren’t treated so well. The British burned the most beautiful parts of the city and now those parts had become less beautiful. People become poor and were now keeping distance from one another. In New York misery and despair was everywhere. With this in mind, taken prisoner by the British was William but it wasn’t just William but other Americans that were with him too. No one was able to visit the prisoners, being that, since Sophia and her father had a job, they had enough money to bribe the soldiers to let them see
Being the god of manly courage, bloodlust, civil order, and warlike frenzy, Ares shouldn’t be considered a very powerful god. Even though he is the god over these things, he is no more powerful than the others. In fact he is actually weaker than the others due to his shear blood lust and blind rage allowing him to be easily overcome. Ares should not be considered anything other than the loser he is because he can never win a battle, is constantly getting in trouble, and has a very quick temper and enjoys bloodshed.
The book The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss is an in depth look at one of Roman history’s most legendary events, the gladiator revolt led by Spartacus. Spartacus has become a legend, creating a storyline that has inspired many movies and television shows, such as Stanley Kubrick’s epic Spartacus in 1960, starring the legendary Kirk Douglas. Spartacus has inspired a perfect mix of men over time with various backgrounds and beliefs, from Stalin and Marx, to Voltaire, and even to Ronald Reagan. How though, did Spartacus create a massive revolt of slaves that would create a massive problem for the mighty Rome? Strauss attempts to create a chronology of the Spartacus War using his vast knowledge of the Italian landscape, ancient documents, and
The Tuscarora War was a fought between colonists, settlers and various local tribes in the area of North Carolina in the start of 1711 and last through 1715. King Hancock led the Tuscarora tribe of local Indians in the south region of North Carolina. The Tuscarora War started due to many different disputes, some being; land invasion by the colonists, trade disputes and the actions of some settlers in enslaving or killing off the Tuscarora Indians along with diseases quickly spreading.
In the book, War without Mercy, Race and Power in the Pacific War, by John W. Dower and Published by Pantheon Books in 1986, the author powerfully illustrates the extreme racial tensions of Japan and the United States and how they affected policies in both countries. During World War II, the altercations between Japan and the United States were often overlooked, since Germany was taking all of the attention away from the world. But, as described by Dower, the ugly racial battles between Japan and the United States obviously point out that there was more friction between the two countries than most people believe. Another overlooked aspect of
While black soldiers were inherently treated unfairly by their white counterparts in American regiments, and sometimes within their own regiments if they were not all black of course. The French on the other hand treated these black soldiers with respect, dignity, and fairness. Since black soldiers could not fight with their white American counterparts due to segregation, these men had to fight alongside the French. With the French treating these black American soldiers as equals, the U.S. War Department were not happy that positive relationships were forming between black soldiers and French officers and civilians. Peter Nelson writes in A More Unbending Battle, “It was observed that the French were saluting black officers, allowing black
The battle of nu’uanu took place on Oahu, Hawaii. It was a Battle between king Kamehameha, and king kalanikupule. They were fighting over Oahu.The Battle of Nu'uanu took place on the Nu'uanu, Pali in May, 1795.. The Battle of Nuʻuanu began when Kamehameha's army landed on the southeastern part of Oahu. king Kamehameha sent one half of his army around the crater, and the other to straight to king Kalanikupule so they can beat him in the battle. the Oahu army slowly fell back north through the Nuʻuanu Valley to the cliffs at Nu'uanu Pali. Caught between the Hawaiian Army and a 1,000 feet drop, over 400 feet drop Oahu warriors had to make a choice, jump or get pushed over the edge of the Pali. but in the end of the war which was 1795 (the battle
In Sparta, a state that has become the proverbial homeland of tradition in the eyes of the Greeks, change was never a welcome guest. Thus Thucydides’ account of the way the Spartans voted for the Peloponnesian war in 1.87 is surprising and almost alarming: after the traditional vote by shouting, the ephor Sthenelaidas, on the pretext that the first vote was too close to discern, called for a second one. For this second vote, following the ephor’s suggestion, the Spartans did not vote by shouting, as they had always done in the past, but rather “standing up they divided themselves, and those to whom the treaty appeared to have been violated turned out to be in the
"Just before the Peloponnesian War began, Pericles of Athens and King Archidamus of Sparta provided net assessments of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the two sides. Evaluate their projections."
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also referred to as the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of The Greek goddess of victory, Nike. Created in 190 BC by an unknown artist and constructed with parian marble, it stands at 5.57 meters although the goddess herself stands only at 2.75 meters. The sculpture was discovered in 1863 on the island of Samothrace on a French exploration led by amateur archaeologist Charles Champoiseau. In its original setting, the Nike was mounted on the prow of a stone ship in a temple, and was assumed to be overlooking the sanctuary of the great gods on the island of Samothrace. The sculpture has been displayed at the most distinguished museum in the world, the Louvre, in Paris, since 1884. Even in its current condition, this sculpture continues to inspire many across the globe with its vision of victory and triumph.
Sparta was one of the most powerful city-states in Greece and in order to increase a food supply, the Spartans turned to their bordering country Messenia. In the eighth century B.C. the Spartans conquered the Messenians and set up a new type of social system. The Messenians would work the soil to supply the Spartans with the food supply, which would leave the dominating class available for a life of military training. The Messenians outnumbered the Spartans and without a strong hold the lower-class citizens would eventually overtake them by physical force.
In this critique of Julius Caesar’s book, The Gallic War, I will be discussing the purpose and accuracy (or in this case, inaccuracy) over his adventures and military campaign against the Gallic tribes. There is a constant debate between historians: The Myth of Certainty. History is all about interpretation and finding truth out of subjectivity. History can often be lost in time as the firsthand accounts will eventually fade out. Even if firsthand accounts remains intact, it is not completely objective. Every person has their own agenda and is biased in one shape or form, no matter how much they try not to be; Julius Caesar is not an exception. I will start this critique by stating the author’s main purpose for writing his book. Secondly I will attempt to decipher the accuracy and inconsistency of Julius Caesar’s account. Finally, I will express my opinion over his commentaries over the Gallic War.
“The War Prayer” by Samuel L. Clemens, is his attempt to force the public to realize the implicit outcome of praying for victory in war, which inevitably is death. His use of irony and hyperbole is evident in this clever narrative. The passage satirically describes how a very religious town comes together during a time of war to pray for the downfall of the enemy and the triumph of their men. An old man then comes into the church and prays the same exact prayer that the townspeople are praying without concealing the truth. Clemens uses the old man to identify his purpose of the narrative, ignorance to war.
D. A. Pennebaker’s The War Room is a film about the figures behind the scenes of a political campaign. Given a subject that historically lends itself to drama and narrative tension, Pennebaker makes active choices in filming and editing to find the story within the story. The film becomes a sort of meta-art: a media narrative about the people responsible for controlling media narratives. Pennebaker approaches the film as an appreciation of fellow craftsmen, giving credit to James Carville and George Stephanopoulos’ tactical brilliance. Through the use of carefully thought-out editing, intentional camerawork, and intimate access, The War Room lays bare the hidden layers of communication present within the campaign.