Ivan the Terrible Ivan Vasilyevich IV, known to the world as Ivan the Terrible, was truly one of history’s greatest monsters. Upon the death of his father, Valili III in 1533, Ivan became the Grand Prince of Moscow. Ivan was granted this title at the age of three and held it until his death, however this is not the title for which he is most well known. At the age of 16, Ivan became the self-proclaimed Tsar of Russia, the first in Russian history. Throughout his reign as Tsar, Ivan became known for his agonizing personal life, his political successes as well as downfalls and most notably his volatile personality. Ivan believed he was next to God and as such wanted to ensure the continuation of his blood line. In this effort and on recommendation of the church, Ivan married Anastasia Romanov. It was said to be a happy marriage and that she was the love of his life. Together, Ivan and Anastasia had six children, only two of which survived infancy. The eldest surviving son, Ivan the fifth, being groomed as the chosen heir, was killed in a fit of rage by his father at age 27 during a confrontation over the beating of young Ivan’s pregnant wife at the hands of his father. The youngest, Feodor, was suspected to have certain mental deficiencies yet ultimately became Tsar upon Ivan’s death. In 1560, Anastasia died, believed to have been poisoned by a group of nobles. This sent Ivan into a terrible rage and shook his belief in God and men. In the following years, although the Orthodox Church only allowed a person three marriages, Ivan entered into seven and had several frivolous affairs. He loved no other like he loved Anastasia. In the year of his coronation, Russia was plagued by cancerous fires. Ivan, being caught up in his struggles with the boyars and search for a bride, felt that this was a sign from God to punish him for neglecting his people. As a result, Ivan became a Tsar dedicated to building a strong, autocratic Russia. Internally, he appointed an advisory council, created a national assembly and legislated reform within the government. He also instituted a new law code and regulations which kept the responsibilities of the aristocracy diminished. Being satisfied with his internal success, Ivan turned his sights to the small countries of what is now Western Russia, taking the first steps towards a vast and powerful Russian empire. The conquest of Kazan and Astrakhan were Ivan’s greatest triumphs as with them he united, for the first time, all of Russia under one banner. Ivan felt invincible! He looked to Livonia and found himself up against the Swedes, Lithuanians, Poles and Livonian Teutonic Knights in an epic battle which lasted 22 years destroying both the Russian military and economy. This defeat was certainly a blow to Ivan’s ego, but when combined with the death of his beloved Anastasia, Ivan’s psyche took the blow. He became ill both physically and mentally and exhibited truly psychotic behaviours in response to wrong-doings, no matter how small. Thus began his reign of terror. Ivan is most famously known for his cruelty, psychotic rages and complete lack of empathy. It is thought that due to Ivan’s brutal childhood he developed contempt toward all men and placed little value on human life and ethics. Upon the death of his father, Ivan became Grand Prince but being only three could not rule. So before he died, Valili 111 set up a council of advisors, boyars, to run the government and military affairs. This council soon found that Ivan’s mother, Elena was a force to be reckoned with. Within five years Elena was dead, presumably murdered, leaving Ivan an orphan and under the care of his nanny. The council feared the influence she may have over Ivan so they kidnapped her and placed her in a monastery. Ivan, other than the companionship of his deaf, mute brother, Yuri was alone and living in fear of the neglectful and at times abusive treatment by the Boyars.…
There was one major difference between POWs in the USSR and POWs in America during and after WW2. The book One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich vividly illustrates life in a Soviet gulag, from the cruel abuse prisoners suffered at the hands of their guards to the freezing temperatures they were forced to labor in. POWs in America were well protected, often paid for their services, given food and shelter and generally sent home after the end of the war. The difference…
Ivan Pavlov and behaviourism. Joanne Keenan
Behaviourism is based upon observable behaviour.
Pavlov theorised that it was possible to change behaviour by introducing new stimuli.
This means that planned positive reinforcement is effective in promoting change in a learner’s behaviour.
Ivan Pavlov tested this theory on dogs. He observed that the dogs would salivate every time they saw him because they associated him with food. He suggested that this was a conditioned…
The Death of Ivan IlyichThe Death of Ivan Ilyich written by Leo Tolstoy is a novel that follows an ethical man to his last day on earth. Being that we, the readers, attend the funeral in the very first chapter, it is accepted that the Ivan Ilyich we are introduced to in chapter two will unquestionably die before the end of the novel. This recognized forthcoming allows us to bypass wondering about his future, and target his reception of it. Throughout the novel we watch as Ivan continuously climbs…
September 20th, 2014
Most of the time, when a terrorist or a terrible dictator that infuses terror around his or her surroundings, he or she are seen as mentally ill or malevolent. Nowadays, the most outstanding example of a person who suffers from a distorted mentality is the terrorist named Abu bark al-Baghdadi, the new leader of a Syrian terrorist group named “ISIS” Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Several authors have incorporated…
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
September 26, 1846 – February 27,1936
• Born in Ryazan, Russia
• Develop Classical Conditioning which is a
type of teaching that connects organism to
What is Classical
• Classical conditioning is when a human
or/and animal is taught new things by
reflexive or involuntary response.
Famous Pavlov dog
Different types of
• Ivan Pavlov theory was developed in
Ivan begins to experience some discomfort in his left side and an unusual taste in his mouth. The discomfort gradually increases and soon Ivan is both irritable and quarrelsome. As his ill humor begins to mar the easy and agreeable lifestyle he has worked so hard to construct, volatile disputes with his wife occur more and more often. Praskovya, "with characteristic exaggeration," comments that Ivan has always had a dreadful temper. Ivan now starts all the arguments. Realizing that her husband's…
some sort were absolutely baffled at how they’re god who was supposed protect them from
evil; men and women who weren’t sinners. bewildered by the fact that the god who was
supposed to look over them would put them through such terrible circumstances. Wiesel
states, “I did not deny God's existence, but I doubted His absolute justice." (Chapter 3, pg.42)
meaning he didn’t believe god wasn’t real. But he was perplexed as to why this god who
he’s only done well for would do something like this to him…
Ivan the Terrible
Ivan IV Vasilyevich (25 August 1530 – 28 March [O.S. 18 March] 1584) commonly known as Ivan the Terrible. Ivan was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russia from 1547 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multicontinental state spanning almost one billion acres, approximately 4,046,856 km2 (1,562,500 sq. mi). Ivan managed countless changes in the…
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The Trials of Terrible Teachers
Here she comes, the wicked witch of the west, flying in on her broom cackling at us, with a voice like nails on a chalkboard, pushing us harder and harder each day on vocab lists that seemed to go on forever. “Rapid fire!” she would shriek. This was one of her choice phrases that we quickly learned to associate with mental torture. This is my beginning Spanish teacher Doña. Her real name is Mrs. Schaffield but…
as demonstrated in Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilych." Throughout Tolstoy's life he was religious and enjoyed life, but then as he reached the height of his fame and fourteen he began to question everything he had once believed in. Some people think that "The Death of Ivan Ilych" holds a lot of symbolism between the story and Tolstoy's life. In "The Death of Ivan Ilych" there is a lot of symbolism of life and death as compared to Tolstoy's life.
Ivan Ilych was a man of success. He set out to…