As he and his men searched the inland for fresh water and wood, they spotted the Calusa tribal village at Mound Key. They realized the Calusa tribe was a very unfriendly tribe. The explorers scrambled back to their ships and decided quickly to leave the area and sail back to Puerto Rico. In the year of 1521, Ponce De Leon was ordered to return to Florida to form another colony.
In the eyes of many, he was seen as a hero, contributing to the defeat of the Trojans with his strategic thinking, being favorable in the eyes of the gods, and possessing strength. Yet, he was one that dealt with suffering. He was away from home for over ten years. Those ten years spent longing for his wife and son, wasted on clinging to the last thread of his life, constantly battling creature after creature, and just barely evading death. An example of his yearning for home is when he is trapped on Kalypso’s island, “But when day came he sat on the rocky shore / And broke his own heart groaning, with eyes wet / and scanning the bare horizon of the sea” (V.163-165).
The skills Odysseus shows in fighting, navigating the seas, crafting, and many other things, help him on his long journey home. After 10 years of voyaging home, Odysseus finally succeeds and makes it to Ithaca. On one of his attempts to go home, he ends up stranded on an island with a Cyclops. Odysseus and his men end up trapped in the Cyclop’s home, and the only way they get out is by Odysseus’ craftiness. He decides to stab Polyphemus, the cyclops, in the eye with a wooden stake.
Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain in the 1880s after the Civil War. The story takes place before the civil war in the 1830s in Southern America. Huckleberry Finn is the narrator telling his story of helping a slave find freedom along side himself escaping his abusive father. In the beginning Huck is a poor boy living with out a mother and a father that doesn 't care. He goes on adventures with his unrealistic friend Tom.
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own.
Born on July 6th, 1747, John Paul’s father was a gardener and grew up in the slums of southwest Scotland. John Paul at 12 years old was sailing the seas as an apprentice. Apprenticing under a merchant whose name was John Younger, John Paul was a cabin boy and sailed all over under Younger. Sailing across the Atlantic, John Paul made it to Fredericksburg, Virginia to visit his older brother, William. In 1766, Younger’s merchant business had gone under and failed.
This quote is showing where Jim ran away from his masters home and town so that he can free himself and his family. The town is also keeping Huckleberry Finn “captive” to. Throughout the novel Twain talks about how Huckleberry Finn feels trapped in the town and how he wants to escape civilization and his father. “Every little while he locked me in and went down to the store, three miles, to the ferry, and traded fish and game for whisky, and fetched it home and got drunk and had a good time, and licked me. ”(Twain 34).
Olaudah Equiano and William Wilberforce From 1807 in Britain to 1865 in the United States the process and finalization of the abolishing of slavery began with Olaudah Equiano and William Wilberforce. Born in Igbo land, also known as Southeastern Nigeria, in 1745 Olaudah Equiano had no idea that his future would be filled with separation from his family, being bought and sold, and forced labor. Olaudah Equiano was around 12 years old when he was kidnapped and sold into slavery he first arrived in England from Igbo land.
The autobiographical tale of Equiano Travels by Olaudah Equiano is a powerful look at one of the most prolific and interesting men of color. The narrative allows readers to get to see the world through Equiano's own personal experiences. In the book, Equiano recounts his happy childhood in Eboe his and sister's kidnapping when he was eleven. He later recounts his early time as a slave in Africa being forced to endure a torturous journey across Africa. Than being separated from his sister, and never seeing her or his family again being whisked farther away from them and into the slave trade by boat where he remained enslaved for several more years.
One of the most determined of these explorers was Hernando Fontaneda, an unfortunate Spanish Conquistador that discovered the harsh reality of venturing into the unknown. After being shipwrecked off the coast of Florida at the age of thirteen, lived among the Natives of Florida for 17 years before eventually returning to his homeland of Spain. He wrote a memoir containing the recollection of his interactions with the Natives and the geography of the area in which he was marooned. When describing the location of valuable items and ore he wrote, “the cacique (chief) is lord of the River of Canes, where the pearls and lands of lapis lazuli are, and the the gold is afar off…” Fontaneda constantly repeats his observation of little to no gold in land of present-day Florida.
On the second Monday of October, every year children across the country learn about “brave...and..bright” (Marzollo) Christopher Columbus who “In fourteen hundred ninety-two..sailed the ocean blue.” (Marzollo). They’re taught that this Italian explorer and his entourage of curious men befriended the Arakawa natives and genuinely had an all-around good time. Sadly that was not the case. Christopher Columbus should in no way be celebrated, because he was an arrogant man, was the catalyst to slavery in the New World, and committed inhumane acts against the Natives.
In England in 1785, an orphaned 8-year-old Tom Appleby is sent to the isolated and terrifying Botany Bay, Australia, with the First Fleet. This sees him go through trials and hardship in the beginning of the European colonisation of this harsh land. This historical fiction is told in a third person omniscient limited narrative which allows readers to see into the heart and mind of Tom as he goes on an adventure of a lifetime. Tom Appleby is the protagonist; he is a courageous and intelligent young orphan who tries to do the right thing for everyone. He is complimented in the book by two colourful and kind characters; Sergeant Stanley and his son, Rob.
Mark Twain who is the author of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was a great writer/ journalist. Twain has written 28 books, lectures, and essay. He was voted as America 's first celebrity. Twain did a great job capturing America 's attention. In Twain 's school days he didn 't know anything about slavery so he didn 't think anything bad about it.
Crispus Attucks By:Avry Anderson Did you know that Crispus Attucks was a free slave. Crispus Attucks was born in 1723 in Framingham MA. In this paper you will learn about crispus Attucks childhood education how they impacted the revolutionary war and other interesting facts. Like he was a sea merchant for 10 years. Crispus Attucks had a very early interesting live.when he was little he was born on the plantation then he was sent to america .He was bought for ten pounds of weed.