tims work Essay

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The fight for independence has been a part of many societies’ throughout histories. Each society trying to create their own individuality and identity. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, the Greeks of the Ottoman Empire fought against the Turks for their freedom. The Greek’s movement against Ottoman rule attracted various groups of people who developed distinct views of them and their well being. While many supported the Greeks and their liberating fight for emancipation, there were those who opposed them because of their betrayal against the "higher" power. Through poems, letters, and other forms of written documents, several individuals and members of the French and English societies deemed the revolting Greeks as determined, courageous, yet dishonest victims of tyranny because of the havoc and victory that they established. An additional type of document that could be of importance in this case is a newspaper from the time that would reveal what the world was being notified about which would have changed their point of view of the Greeks and their situation. Many of the poems written during the 1700s and into the beginning of the war reflected the views of different forces during the time towards the Greeks. In the poem “To His Friend and Neighbor Dr. Thomas Taylor”, the English writer Sneyd Davis states “In the grove where Plato taught a stupid Turk is preaching ignorance.” Davis believed that the intellectual place that Greece had once been was