Thursday, February 17, 2011

OPTION #2/Literary Analysis of WWI

Read the paragraph
Answer Questions 1-3
 On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Fernidand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in his open car by a Serbian conspirator. Austria-Hungary then declared war on Serbia.
1. Did assassinating Franz Fernidand help Serbia?
2. Are assassinations necessary? If so, in what circumstance?
3. Why (politically) did Gavrilo Princip murder Franz Fernidand?
Answer 1. Serbia was taking one for the team assassinating the Archduke. Austria-Hungary's army was weakened by the attack on Serbia. Serbia was in the Allied Powers and the blow to Austria-Hungary, a major player in the Central Powers, was important to the victory of the Allies.
Answer 2. Violence is never the answer. However, when people attempted assassination on Adolf Hitler, I believe it was necessary because he was killing millions of innocent people.
Answer 3. Princip killed the Archduke because he felt this was a way to send the message of hate toward Austria-Hungary.

The White Man's Burden & Imperialism.

1. I think that The White Man's Burden sends the message that at that time it was a burden for the white men and leaders of the world to take responsibility for main decisions.
2. I think Kipling justifies imperialism in the largest scale of imperialism where the head males reflect the ideals of the nation. I do not think he justifies imperialism in the smaller sense, that the head males of a household make decisions.
3. I think a justification of large imperialism and small imperialism would be appealing because it would compare the two.