A person’s culture is their way of life. From a young age, we learn to act within the norms of our culture and to be truly ethnocentric. What if one day someone came into your life and told you everything you were doing your entire life was wrong and stupid? Brian Moore’s Black Robe, tells the story of Laforgue, a Jesuit priest from 17th Century Québec who travels to an unfamiliar land called New France. Laforgue’s goal is to convert Algonquin Native Americans into God fearing Christians. Laforgue faces many cultural misunderstandings with the Natives along his journey; he finds the most difficulties understanding the native’s concept of death, why they value dreams, and overcoming ethnocentrism.
Some Native Americans recognized speedily that their customary way of life was no longer an option. They did what they could to benefit as much as possible from their circumstance by figuring out how to cultivate. Some looked for some kind of employment on the reservations . These families converted to Christianity and even sent their children to away to get proper education. They did their best to adapt to this lifestyle.
Missionaries were sent to the newly discovered continents to convert the native population to Christianity. In a letter from Father Kino, a Catholic Priest, in 1687, it is described how he succeeded to convert the Indian tribes and started building “ a new church” on their lands (Doc 6). Another example of sending missionaries is the Society of Jesuits founded in 1540 by the Catholic Church to spread Catholicism on the continents different from Europe. In this way, the church finds people that are easy to be converted because they don’t have or have very basic religions. That is why “in the name of God” the conversion of the native people changed their behavior and attitude towards the Mother Church.
They wanted to be able to practice their faith however, whenever, and wherever they wanted. However, in Richard Hakluyt's Discourse of Western Planting, he stated that it was necessary for the British Empire to convert the Native Americans to Christianity. There were various approaches on how to succeed in doing this. Some were mellow, some were violent, and some were in-between. Many Native Americans refused to accept Christianity, mostly because of the examples that the only Christians they knew set.
A Sinner Black Veil In the story “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the reader can infer that Mr. Hooper teaches his community the lesson that everyone wears a black veil and has secret sins that are hidden from others. The author states that “if I cover it for secret sin, what mortal might not do the same?” In addition, Mr. Hooper wearing the black veil puzzles his community. The reason for that is that a priest does not wear a black veil and preaches in front of everyone in an act of betrayal of the belief in Jesus.
We often encourage people to actively pursue their happiness while also wanting to discourage them to escape from reality. However, avoiding your issues is also a way of pursuing happiness, even though this route will prove to be temporary. In the literary piece, “Horses of the Night” by Margaret Laurence, the author describes the story of a boy named Chris, who, due to his financial conditions, is forced to move from his home in Shallow Creek to dwell in Manawaka, in order to attend high school. Chris’ character is used to demonstrate the idea that individuals may escape from the miserable aspects of their lives in order to stay happy. Through the course of this work, you witness the changes Chris undergoes, through the eyes of his six-year-old cousin Vanessa, which ultimately lead to his downfall.
Nineteen Minutes is Jodi Picoult’s staggering and heartbreaking story about the devastating aftermath of a small town tragedy. The story begins in the town of Sterling, New Hampshire, following the lives of the citizens on an ordinary day. That all changes when there is a shooting at Sterling High. Throughout the story, there are flashbacks to before and after the killings and the reader learns about the history of each of the characters, and how that has influenced their journey throughout the novel. We are shown the once close relationship between Josie and Peter, and also about Peter’s rocky home life where Peter is often outshined by his older brother whose death creates a rift that puts him even farther from his parents. . The jumps back in
After the lost of both of her parents, 16 year old, Hattie Brooks has been handed down from one set of relatives to the next. When Hattie gets the opportunity to move on, she jumps. She has got the opportunity to take over her decided uncle’s property. Hattie moves to Montana and faces many challenges. She must learn how to cook, bake, wash, quilt, and find a way to fit into the community. She also learns how to run a 320 acre farm, such as setting 480 rods for fencing and growing a crop. Hattie finds herself helping on of her best friends when she is due with her child. Had becomes very grateful for friends that are willing to help her through the hard times. In the book, hattie finds leadership, learns the importance and meaning
Family: You Never Know What You Have Until it is Gone Throughout the memoir “A Long Way Gone”, Ishmael told how he lost his family in war, through this experience he realized that his family is crucial to his happiness and well being, he also learned that he could form other family bonds with different people. “I wanted to see my family, even if it meant dying with them” (Beah 109). The definition of a family is not limited to blood relation, other loved ones can be family as well.
Character Sketch on “The Robe” In the story “The Robe” by Lloyd C. Douglas, Marcellus Lucan Gallio, a Roman Tribune, who has done his public duty carries out the Crucifixion of Christ and wins Christ’s garment in a game of dice. Marcellus has abandoned the worship of Gods, unlike his noble servant, Demetrius, who desire to keep the Robe, felt his enslavement to Marcellus is a participation in the destruction of Jesus and escapes with the Robe. As the story progresses, Marcellus guilt at the role he played in Christ’s Crucifixion has been troubling him, he then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene’s robe. Over time, Marcellus quest reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set in a spiritual longing and ultimate redemption.
“ We magnify the flaws in others that we secretly see in ourselves” -Baylor Barbee. In “ The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main character Reverend Hooper is alienated by his community because he is the wearer of a mysterious black veil. Reverend Hooper is the reverend of his community’s church and has always been well respected by his surrounding peers. One day, Hooper shows up to his church and preaches the sermon wearing a mysterious black veil causing his peers to alienate him. Throughout the story, Hooper’s actions portray just how judgmental our society really is. In the “Minister’s Black Veil”, Hawthorne displays Hooper and the symbol of the veil as a representation of how judgmental society can become when faced with situations they don’t understand even though they have no right to judge.
In the book “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it’s about a little girl who is pressured by her mother to become something she doesn’t want to be. Jing- mei , the daughter, is forced to become a prodigy(child actress), by her mother, and she doesn’t want to be one. In the story, Jing- meis’ mother uses allusions such as Shirley Temple to push her into becoming a prodigy. Although at first Jing- mei is excited to become a prodigy, she later realizes its something she just doesn’t enjoy doing. Consequently, the uses of allusion in the story help Jing- mei discover to not be a prodigy and that what her mother wants for her is not always important. However, some of the things her mother showed and did got her excited to become this.
How many times do you think singers or other band members of a band get injured on stage? The singer of Black Veil Brides (a.k.a. BVB) has injured himself on accident many time on stage performing. He’s broken multiple bones and even knocked himself out. The other members have had their own accidents. Accidents that have happened in the band Black Veil Brides are very interesting because there have been many.