Final Exam (Topic: Power)

  • 4000 BCE


    It was first practiced in Asia (China). This technique is the most engaging landmark in the ancient world.
    Having metallurgy allowed individuals to have more control over nature since it provided stronger weapons and tools.
  • 2300 BCE

    Epic of Gilgamesh

    Epic of Gilgamesh
    Is a narrative that talks about a hero who undergoes a mission in which discovers that every class (rich or poor) at the time of death they are all equal.
    This story was recited orally until it was physically written down in Sumer (Mesopotamia) in the late third millennium.
  • 1500 BCE

    Lion Gate, Citadel at Mycenae

    Lion Gate, Citadel at Mycenae
    A huge, rough-cut stone entrance that provided security for the Mycenaean civilization. The big wall symbolized royal power.
    The Myceneans built this to demonstrate how strong they were, the civilization was more aggressive by having better architecture during that time and they challenged other traders for more power of land.
  • 1300 BCE


    Most popular Hindu deities. He is portrayed as a four-armed handsome man with a crown that distinguishes him as a righteous king.
    He holds the power to protect and sustain this world from all evil.
  • 399 BCE


    He insisted on the absolute nature of truth and justice, he described ethical life as belonging to a larger set of universal truths and an unchanging moral order.
    “Wealth does not produce excellence; rather, wealth derived from excellence.” The power that knowledge holds on an individual. Socrates wanted his students to examine their beliefs and actions very deeply.
  • Spirit of Law

    Spirit of Law
    Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu advanced with the idea of separation of powers within the executive, legislative, and judicial agencies. It works by supervising them to ensure a balanced system of government is being followed.
    This system was later used by the Constitution of the United States of America.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    The two causes of this event were class inequality and a serious financial crisis.
    Crowds stormed the Bastille to demand their rights and to send a message to the system that it had to change so order could come back into French society.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft

    Mary Wollstonecraft
    Changed society’s view about the roles and responsibilities of women, she argued that men created a stereotype of women as being domestic and childlike. During that time she believed that males had brainwashed young women into having a mindset of just being loved rather than respected.
  • Frankenstein

    Written by Mary Shelley, she began working on this literature at the age of eighteen. The literature falls into the Gothic genre because throughout the text we see supernatural events occurring while also horror taking place.
    When Victor (creator of the monster) decides to alter human anatomy due to going through the loss of his mother, he does not think about the power and consequences it will bring into society.
  • Leo Tolstoy

    Leo Tolstoy
    Tolstoy was born into a wealthy family, but he decided to turn away from the upper class in Russia and learn more about the lower class.
    As he lived and worked with the lower class he was inspired and wrote the historical novel, “War and Peace” (1869). This novel explains the realistic life of families who were not as fortunate to have a luxurious life, but he also exposes the privilege of being born wealthy.
  • Vision after the Sermon

    Vision after the Sermon
    Painted by Paul Gauguin
    Gauguin uses bold colors to demonstrate that the painting takes place in a vision (is not a landscape or a real-life event). His work during that time was viewed as disruptive and unacceptable since he touched delicate topics which brought many controversies and his reputation was not the best.
  • "Hope” is the thing with feathers

    "Hope” is the thing with feathers
    Written by Emily Dickson is a modernist poetry.
    The poem is about the great power hope has on an individual because despite the difficult times hope is the last thing we lose.
  • Cotton Mill Girl

    Cotton Mill Girl
    Captured by Lewis Hine.
    The photograph was to demonstrate to the public the issue of child labor during that time. Its simplicity says a lot because you can see the innocence of a young girl but at the same time you can feel how harsh that environment must be going through.
  • Battleship Potemkin

    Battleship Potemkin
    Filmed by Sergei Eisenstein a Russian filmmaker.
    It was to show the first steps that led to the Russian Revolution. Is a very raw film because it emphasizes death and battles.
    He used the technique called montage, which was the assembly of cinematic shots in rapid succession.
  • The Empire State Building

    The Empire State Building
    Built in New York City became one of the most famous architecture in the United States.
    Its height and size are what differentiates it from the other buildings. Also, is a signature of New York’s architecture since it has appeared or been referenced a lot in the media.
  • The triumph of the Will

    The triumph of the Will
    Filmed by Leni Riefenstahl, she was also a former German actress.
    It was a famous propaganda about the Nazi party, she filmed the large rallies and ceremonies staged by Hitler and the Nazis. For this film to happen, there was a crew of 135 people to capture those main events in WWII.
  • WWII

    Hitler’s rise, after WWI he blamed Germany’s financial crisis on “enemies within” (Jews).
    Hitler created a theory called “Aryan racial superiority”, which caused the horrible event in humankind known as “The Holocaust” which killed millions of Jews, Roman Catholics, homosexuals, and other minorities.
  • Marthin Luther King Jr.

    Marthin Luther King Jr.
    One of the leading civil-rights activists, who fought and made multiple speeches to bring equality in race. Martin Luther King had a strong belief that if as a society we united we could bring a better future to our children and forget about race.
    His “I Have Dream” speech was his most famous one that impacted society.
  • Jailhouse Rock

    Jailhouse Rock
    Composed by Elvis Presley known as the “Rock n Roll King”.
    The song appeared in a movie where Elvis’s famous dance moves became a signature to his performance. Overall, the song is about being rebellious which for Elvis was very common since he had a big impact on how the music industry will be viewed.
  • Balloon Girl

    Balloon Girl
    Painted by street artist Banksy
    Banksy was also a very controversial artist because he was very outspoken about multiple topics.
    Balloon Girl is about the problem that was and continues to happen to refugees and how children are the ones that get affected more. Banksy brought it up so others could become aware of this situation and the politics would do something about it.