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‘The reason history glorifies the hunter is that the lions have no historians of their own’. To what extent do you agree with this statement? Use examples.

I don't understand the quote.
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I think it has the same meaning as 'history is written by the winners'. In other words, a person hunted the lion and people have historians, so they can tell the story to future generations. However the lion can't. It's been killed and can't speak for itself anyway. Another way of looking at it is that there are two sides to every story - the winner's perspective and the loser's perspective and the loser's often gets forgotten.
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(Original post by Tarte Tatin)
I think it has the same meaning as 'history is written by the winners'. In other words, a person hunted the lion and people have historians, so they can tell the story to future generations. However the lion can't. It's been killed and can't speak for itself anyway. Another way of looking at it is that there are two sides to every story - the winner's perspective and the loser's perspective and the loser's often gets forgotten.
Thanks for clearing that up. Do you think Carthage vs Rome and Plains Indians vs White Americans would be good examples to use?
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Thanks for clearing that up. Do you think Carthage vs Rome and Plains Indians vs White Americans would be good examples to use?
Sorry, I don't know much about these specific topics:confused: But if for example, the opinion of the white Americans overshadows other opinions and their side of the story is frequently told, then yes, it would be a good example.
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Sorry, I don't know much about these specific topics:confused: But if for example, the opinion of the white Americans overshadows other opinions and their side of the story is frequently told, then yes, it would be a good example.
What would you suggest to be a good example then?
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What would you suggest to be a good example then?
I'm actually struggling to think of a modern day examples to be honest, but there are plenty of examples throughout history of political parties winning a victory by getting into power and then using propaganda so that everyone believes their version of history e.g. the Nazis .
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