As Robertson Davies stated, “ Canada is not going to have a national literature in the mode of those European lands where a long history has bound the people together, and where a homogeneous racial inheritance has given them a language, customs, and even a national dress of their own.” 2 We need to look at the work of Canadian authors who have come here from different backgrounds. Connecting with our multicultural student body is really important! As Canadians, we are lost in a sea of international influences – we hardly know who we are. And we do this without realizing it.
In late 1811 there was a lot of pressure on James Madison, and on June 18th, 1812 James Madison declared war on the vast, glorious British Empire. Even though war had been declared the House of Represents and the Senate were greatly divided throughout the whole war. The first move that America made was an attack on Canada, a U.S. territory. Prior to the attack the military and the government was over confident and the soldiers in the attack were underprepared for battle. The British had state of the ark weapons, while the United States had old muskets like the ones used in the Revolutionary War.
When America was discovered and colonized, the indigenous peoples faced real hardships. Americans disliked anything that wasn’t European culture so they tried to eliminate tribal identities and assimilate the Native Americans into their culture. They outlawed certain Indian rituals such as the Ghost Dance and forced Indian children to speak English instead of their native languages. The constitution did not outline specific details for relations with Natives, so as America grew older, the government was left to deal with the Indians however they pleased.
There were harsh conflicts between white explorers and Native Americans from the earliest starting point of European colonization of the New world, such viciousness expanded in the mid-nineteenth century as European pioneers moved ever advance west over the American mainland. Most white Americans accepted there was horrible quality of life in peace and agreement with Native Americans, the government made the reservation framework
The Upper Canada Rebellion was, along with the Patriotes Rebellion in Lower Canada, a rebellion against the colonial government in 1837 and 1838. Collectively they are also known as the Rebellion of 1837, while the Patriotes Rebellion is also called the Lower Canada Rebellion. The government of Upper Canada was run by wealthy landowners known as the Family Compact. The British had set up the colonial government hoping to inspire the former American colonies to abandon their democratic form of government, but instead American democracy spread to Canada as well, leaving many dissatisfied with the Family Compact.
Would you give up love and true happiness for a life without pain? In the dystopian novel The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, strong emotion is sacrificed for a peaceful environment. The depicted community at first appears to be a utopia, where hate and discrimination are abolished, but the emotionless society is quickly revealed to be dystopian as the story continues. They live in a world of sameness; there is no hunger, suffering, or war, but also no color, diversity, or sensuality. The protagonist, a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas, uncovers the truth about his community when he is assigned to be the Receiver of Memory, and acquires the memories from the past from an elder called the Giver.
The Cherokee Removal The Americans of European ancestry often have described Native Americans as primitive, savage, and even and uncivilized. In this this paper I will provide primary evidence that supports what the Americans believed about the Natives, along with their few false accusations. I will also discuss how the Cherokee removal affected the natives during their journey along with afterwards. Before the removal was enforced, an upper class Cherokee, son of a warrior, John Ridge gave details on the Cherokee nation and how they are changing their lifestyles because of Americans.
A twelve year old boy a world away from his parents once wrote in a letter to his parents: “And I have nothing to comfort me, nor is there nothing to be gotten here but sickness and death.” This child was Richard Frethorne, and in “Letter to Father and Mother,” he communicates his desperation caused by the new world’s merciless environment to his parents to persuade them to send food and pay off his accumulated debts from the journey. He accomplishes this with deliberate word choice and allusions to the bible to appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos. Frethorne uses diction, imagery, and facts to create a letter to his parents which aims to garner sympathy for his state of life and to persuade them to send food and pay off his debts.
Loss of innocence has affected Finn most deeply in the novel as he has had to grow and develop in maturity, in order to survive. , "I want to scream and yell… I want to say it 's not fair. I want to say we 're only kids and we shouldn 't have to deal with this stuff, that there should be more adults like ray to help us." Finn expresses his emotions here to show how cruel post-apocalyptic times are.
Literary Analysis: The Giver Imagine a world where everything seems perfect but truly it is not as pleasant as it appears. In The Giver by Lois Lowry shows us a community in the future with no feelings at all. Jonas a twelve year old boy knows his life as it is and one evening he learns the truth about the community. Jonas set’s off into a adventure to change it all. Character,conflict,and symbolism makes the reader see thru the eyes of a twelve year old in a place of slavery disguised without anyone knowing it.
"Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation..." (Bruce Huchison). Canada suffered many deaths and struggles from the first world war. They rushed in voluntarily, not expecting the bloodshed and the pain, in return experiencing death, pursued by a fall in economy, job loss, and a somewhat divided nation. But, despite of the clear negative effects of this war, Canada obtained its deserved autonomy.
As he grows up he has no choice but to identify himself as an American because of the way that the country was changing. The Ottawas slowly became involved with the American government as they signed more and more treaties. “March 28th, 1836, a treaty was signed at Washington, not with the free will of the Indians, but by compulsion” (Blackbird 23). From this statement it can be assumed that Blackbird is not happy with how the Indians are treated even though they are Americans themselves. Blackbird also describes in his book the intermingling of white culture into his tribe through weapons, liquor, and language.
The New York Journal read, “The finger of God points out a mighty Empire to our sons; the Savages of the wilderness were never expelled to make room in this, the best part of the continent, for idolators and slaves.” In other words, the American colonists deserve their land to build an empire for future generations, but that land, although won, is still the land of Indians and Catholics. The French and Indian War was fought over that fertile land, and now the British were giving that land back to Canada. Colonists were the ones that needed that land; they depended on farming, and the overused infertile land coupled with overpopulation greatly escalated the demand for even more land. This frustration and need for fertile soil pushed the Americans to rebel against the British, causing the American Revolutionary
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.
It has always been an enigma as to why the various European Empires of England, France and others tried to colonize North America. The distance between North America and Europe was quite vast, and there were abundant resources in South America. In addition, the first attempts by these European Empires to colonize North America ended in failure as the North American winters were too harsh, resulting in many settlers not surviving their first winters there. However, it was very important that these colonial powers did not abandon the idea of colonizing North America.