One guard accepted the fact that the mother and the young boy were Blackfoot, even though he said “Blackfeet”, and went on asking “which side do you come from? Canadian side or American side? ” (136).Another guard asked “citizenship?” at the beginning, than he tried to let the mother approve she was Canadian, and when she stuck with saying Blackfoot, he asked if she is carrying any Tabaco or drugs ,when she answered no, he asked again “citizenship?”(135).The third one was when the female guard approached the young boy and his mother and said that if she tells her citizenship that it won’t be recorded, it is obvious that the guard just wanted to get the job done and get the mother to claim her citizenship(136).The last guard from the Canadian border was a women , and she asked “are you both Canadians?” and when the mother insisted on saying she was Blackfoot, the women went on saying the she had a friend which was from Blackfoot ,and also added that if she was Blackfoot she would be proud. The guard talked in a nice way about Blackfoot and was kind to the mother, she can let them both enter Canada even though the mother refuses to be Canadian or American. The American guards show no remorse to the mother when being asked but when it comes to the Canadian guards, there was a humble and
As kids people get taught what is wrong and right from a parental figure or experiences of life teach us how to react to different situations. When we finally turn adults no one is there to remind us of what’s good and what's bad so we have to use our past experiences and our knowledge to help guide us. Each adult shapes their societies for their generation and many more generations to come. Mohandas k. Gandhi and Susan B Anthony’s speech along with the article Selma to Montgomery March on history show that civil disobedience is a moral responsibility. For example civil disobedience is the moral responsibility of each and every single citizen because they are the second and largest half of what makes up a state and in order to keep the balance in power people have to fight for what they believe is correct.
From Sarah Sincero, she says, “Personality is obtained thru culture and not biology.”(3) Now, no one knows how much culture really affects our views on the world or biology. From this quote, culture is a tremendous part of our views on the people and the world In An Indian Father's Plea and Everyday Use have a great example of how culture effect on how people view the world. Wind-Wolf in An Indian Father's Plea asked, “... why the other kids in school are not taught the power, beauty, and essence of nature…”(1) Wind-Wolf’s home culture, that he is use to, all a sudden changes when he starts to go to school and he gets confused. From this, he doesn’t understand why the other children are not learning the views from their
The last reason is that it will get rid of children’s first amendment, and the authors first right as well. Some people believe that books should not be banned from schools because they need to learn what happened. The first reason is that the books can be about our history and they used some words that are know bad. In the book Animal Farm “The three hens who had been ringleaders in the attempted rebellion over the eggs now came forward and stated that snowball had appeared to them in their dreams and incited to disobey napoleon 's orders” (Orwell 84).The book Animal Farm by George Orwell is a good book, but on page 84 the leader of the farm murdered 3 hens because they were rebelling to save their kids.Some people think that Animal Farm should be banned for having murder in the book but thats what happened back then during the russian revolution.“There is some Gore in the book that makes people uncomfortable,”(avi selk 16 ).If the book makes people uncomfortable than they should not read the
Dependence On Individuality: Animal Imagery in Charles Baxter’s “Gryphon” People should be free to express their individuality. A person, whose existence is dependent on the community and the boundaries set by the community, will never have the ability to move above the common existence. In the story “Gryphon” by Charles Baxter, Tommy, an elementary school student in the rural community of Five Oaks believes that his life is boring, but he is convinced by the uniqueness of substitute teacher Miss Ferenczi. Miss Ferenczi came in as a substitute teacher for Mr. Hibler’s fourth grade who is suffering from cold. On the day of Mr.Hibler’s class Tommy and his classmates while waiting for the substitute to come
Learning’s mother was Inuit and his father was French, so he describes himself as “Euro-Inuit.” “I might not look like an aboriginal but my looks don’t authenticate who I am, my family and my culture. When someone sees me and hears that fact that I’m known as an elder for this community, it challenges their perceptions or stereotypes of what an aboriginal person should look like,” Learning said, speaking via Skype from his home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L. “People tend to accuse us for wanting benefits but we don’t need benefits if we have our land. I’m very proud of my ancestors and what they went through to protect our land and I will continue to fight for it.” Originally from Cartwright, Learning moved to Happy Valley-Goose Bay when he was a teenager and has resided there ever since. Now retired, he is known as an Inuit elder in NunatuKavut - the territory of the Southern Inuit, who reside in southern and central Labrador and
Family is an important component in everyone’s life. S.E Hinton this The Outsiders there is contradiction between the gang’s biological family and their “family”. Johnny is a member of the gang that is not wanted and cared for by his parents but musters to find a strong bond with the gang. The Outsiders, a realistic fiction book by S.E Hinton, shows the importance that family is the one that cares about you even though many people say that your biological family can understand you more. Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs.“That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader.
When it became time for me to pick a topic for my personal responsibility paper I didn’t know where to start. There are so many economic things going on that range from the pollution in the air to keeping our river safe. As I did research over a few topics I found out about the Crying Wolf project. The Crying Wolf Project is a group or network of advocates, researcher, and even scholars that demonstrate that conservatives and business groups are the “crying wolf” to delay or prevent important and common sense regulations that save lives, make our families secure, and clean our environment. When looking through their website they stated that they show how industries are against certain issues.
They mostly spoke of what the boys do with their education, whereas the girls were not mentioned. The boys were expected to be strong and brave, so their parents had decided to throw them into the snow stark naked. The children are quickly taken out of the snow and placed near the fire to warm up. Aside from being placed in snow, the boys were tested with their survival skills at their coming of age. They were sent into the woods alone with only a bow, knife, and a hatchet.
In part one, Scout has seen Jem’s snowman and comments on it, stating “Jem, I ain’t heard of a nigger snowman.” As snowmen are usually white, the word “nigger” contradicts the common appearance, indicating that she has been heavily influenced by the environment, thinking that it is normal to say this as it is heard many times. Later on in the novel, Dill, having heard the racist speech delivered by Mr Gilmer, had to leave. He “seemed to be all right that day, nothing wrong with him, but I guessed he hadn’t fully recovered from running away.” It becomes evident that the court has opened up old wounds once again, also signifying that the fate of Tom Robinson is sealed, since the court is served by an all-white jury and are heavily prejudiced. “Running away” could connote to the cowardice the jury exhibits in declaring Tom as guilty even though substantial evidence shows that he is
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, diverse conflicts and events change Jem’s feelings toward Boo Radley from being scared and don’t wanting anything to do with him to being interested and wanting to know everything about him. In addition, this developments in Jem’s feeling suggest that people can change toward others that differ from us getting to know them better. For example, in chapter 4 page 44 Jem tells Scout “‘Don’t you know you’re not supposed to even touch the trees over there? You’ll get killed if you do.’” but after, in chapter 7 page 80 Jem states “we found a whole package of chewing gum, which we enjoyed, the fact that everything on the Radley Place was poison slipped Jem’s memory.” This certainly explains
The Pre Confederation Treaty is when signed the British is able to take over your land and do whatever they want with it, but the First Nations or also known as the Ojibwa only had the right to fish. Half the OjibwaFirst Nations signed the treaty and half did not sign the treaty which was splitting up the tribe making them divided. Switching sides, they could be unified because they decided to go for a peaceful way of signing the treaty and they also let their fellow family members choose their own path which is also to sign the treaty or not. However, this is debatable, the Ojibwa should not have let half the people to sign a treaty and the other half not signing the treaty because, that just cause two people having difference walk away and having no solution to their problem, which also led to the Ojibwa getting into drugs and such. Although, they are unified because the people that went into the reserves were mostly lied to, and wanted the best for their family.
Blackbird also describes in his book the intermingling of white culture into his tribe through weapons, liquor, and language. “But all the young folks did not drink intoxicating liquors as a beverage in those days” (Blackbird 4) he explains. He is clearly reminiscing on the past in this statement and how much his tribe’s ways have changed since then. “…but I am very sorry to add that they have also learned profanity like the white children” (Blackbird 10) he explains. Although it is apparent that Blackbird is not fond of the White- American culture, he still identifies himself as American due to the integrating of their culture with