by Elise Adamson
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley says “History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.”
Though the actual occurrences may be different, the cause or the reason is often the same. War, revolution, imperialism, and social movements have similar sources and origins that cause them to come about and connect to each other. Knowing how these events relate allows an understanding of how history transpires and correlates.
Because history is made up of patterns that shape the world we live in.
The motivating forces that repeat in the cycle of history determine human actions that later become events and major parts of history. The cycle continues to go on and on and the forces in the cycle will always be the same.
“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9
The repetition continues as the years roll by. The cycle proves itself as the truest explanation of history.