Reading the comic strip “True Tales of the Amerikkkan History Part II: The True Thanksgiving” artist Jim Mahfood, examines different views on ethnicity, specifically the differences between American Indians and Whites, through the views of a naïve and native youngster. Mahfood, utilizes a classic nine panel format with “True Tales of the Amerikkkan History Part II: The True Thanksgiving”, which traces the youths discussion about Thanksgiving. This discussion between the white kid and the Native American kid, shows the vast differences between both youths perception of the traditional American holiday. Mahfood’s portrayal of the white kid, as a self-absorbed follower of society and as direct reflection of his apparently, uncompassionate
“The Glorious Revolution”, by Guillermo Pricto, describes the state of Mexico under Santa Anna and the revolution that drove him out of power. In this piece Pricto attempts to depict the rule of Santa Anna as immoral and the revolution as a glorious act supported by the people. He first attempts to demonstrate the immorality of the court of Santa Anna by describing the Easter festivities that Santa Anna held in San Augustine de las Cuevos. After attempting to demonstrate the immorality of Santa Anna Pricto attempts to glorify the revolution by discussing the reception of the revolution among the people. In these two ways Guillermo Pricto attempts to legitimize and celebrate the revolution by cutting at the previous administration and building
Ward’s intention for creating such a book to not only explain the significance of the Laveau’s in New Orleans Voodoo History but to also educate the mainstream American audience about the alternative narrative regarding this religion. Because of the author’s personal admiration for the city of New Orleans, by way of the Laveau’s biographies, she is able to convey the rich culture that has been built on and around creole culture. In the introduction specifically, Ward explains she has been confronted with questions by her peers that discuss voodoo in a negative light, such as: “Isn’t Voodoo dangerous? What happens to you if you tell its secrets?” Ward accomplished her goal demystifying the religion by explaining the significance behind its rituals and traditions that have often been misinterpreted by popular culture and used to demonize voodoo as a whole.
The story of “Bastien: A X-mas in the Great Salt Marshes of Louisiana”, begins with Barton and his friend, Leveque, going on a hunting and fishing trip, who end up seeking justice. “Look ahead down yonder at that clump of trees. There’s a house among them where an old trapper and hunter lives. We’ll halt there, and get supper and a good bed.”
In 1971, Alvin Ailey choreographed Cry, a three part work solo dance set to gospel music that describes an emotional journey filled with struggle, hardships, defeat, survival and joy. It was intended as a birthday present to Alvin’s mother and a dedication to all black women everywhere. The first part of the dance is the struggle of trying to maintain pride irrespective of the opposition faced from outside. The second part reveals the sorrow within after the woman’s pride has been shattered into pieces and finally the third part is a spirited celebration of finding strength and joy in God. Even though cry was dedicated to only black women, i argue the notion that all women both black and white of the nineteenth century could relate
The Saakumu Dance Troupe from Ghana, Africa came to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend. Saturday, March 4th the performed a live performance at The Player’s Pub. It began a little after two in the afternoon and lasted for around an hour and a half. Before the performance begun, the environment was relaxed and rather non-energetic. The design of the event space was somewhat of a Mardi Gras theme.
If you’re getting ready for Mardi Gras, there are some things you probably don’t know about the biggest party in the South. You know all the hotspots to check out, your costume is almost finished, and you have an idea about how to celebrate. However, there are some things you’re probably missing, such as the finishing touches on your costume, or what you want your party theme to be. There are millions of options, so narrowing it down can be tough, but we’re here to help you out to make your Mardi Gras party the hot ticket and the place to be.
There are approximately seven billion human beings in the world, each having their own culture and traditions. Coincidentally enough, “The Tequila Worm” is based on a small town in Texas, with a family who shares the same family traditions as mine. Viola Canales, the author, talks about the main protagonist, Sophia, and how she celebrates her culture. The making of Easter cascarones, celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, and her connection with her father, Sophia’s life is not so different from mine. Therefore, Sophia’s life and experiences are uncanny similarities to mine and that is what this essay will focus on.
The Toronto Sun and Caribana With only eight weeks left until the world-famous Toronto Caribbean festival, Samantha Morrison, a senior promotion coordinator at the Toronto Sun Newspaper Corporation, had a lot of pressure trying to plan things as required for the special event. This task was delegated to her after her colleague who was assigned the task failed to handle it in a skilled and timely manner. The responsibility was then forwarded to Morrison, and since she was newly hired to this Corporation, she needed to figure out how the celebration had been taking place previously since 1967 when it started. she needed to converse with her boss, Larissa Presso, to propose her project’s plan and share with her information on past occurrence of
Option 1 Tim Gautreaux used his flair for writing short story narratives to reflect Cajun culture in Louisiana. This essay explicitly focuses on analyzing his works: “Floyd’s Girl” and “Easy Pickings” and how they convey the same root message: cultural preservation. Gautreaux’s emphasis on religion, food, language, community cohesion, and devotion to the land of Louisiana all serve to endorse cultural preservation amongst Cajuns. In addition, his ability to present Cajuns and Southern-Americans as polar-opposites stresses an “us versus them” framework, which discourages assimilation into American culture. The polarization between the two is emphasized by his representation of Southern-American people as belligerent aggressors, who are prone to stealing due to their low appreciation for hard work, as opposed to Cajuns who are portrayed as non-threatening and value hard work.
As studied by Janet Siskind, the American Thanksgiving celebration is actually a very detailed ritual that contains many symbols. Similar to other rituals, the holiday reinforces certain social structures and “…reaffirms values and assumptions about cultural and social unity, about identity and history, about inclusion and exclusion” (168). The Thanksgiving ritual is centered around a return home, as people traveled from their urban homes back to their rural home to meet with their larger family. As a result, “the household became the site of ritual performance…” (175). The goal of the Thanksgiving ritual was to reaffirm the family and renew traditional ties, especially as more people had started moving into the cities around the time that the holiday became popular in the United States (176).
This is the ninth book by Lemony Snicket in his Series of Unfortunate Events. This one is called “The Carnivorous Carnival. Count Olaf a onetime guardian of the Baudelaire orphans is up to his old tricks again. He plots another way to try and kill the orphans in order to get the money that was left to the children by their parent. The children will do what it takes to find what they are looking for.
The King Cake tradition in Louisiana is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. The Mardi Gras or ¨Carnival in Mexico¨ holiday begins on February 13th or "Epiphany." Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means "to show. "Mardi Gras Day has a moveable date and may occur on any Tuesday from February 3rd to March 9th.
David Redmon’s documentary, Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005) provides an insight on Karl Marx’s theory of exploitation within capitalism. It does an exceptional job at explaining how exploitation exists in a capitalist society by tracing the simple commodity of beads used in the festival of Mardi Gras in New Orleans while revealing the hidden picture of its social and economic effect on the factory workers. Karl Marx’s class structure theory of capitalism can be observed in Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005). The cycle of exploitation that the Chinese workers face is further expanded in the film by explaining how exploitation works under capitalism through the differences between society’s values, the conditions of labour that the workers are in to produce the Mardi Gras beads, as well as how commodity fetishism takes part into the continuation of exploitation.
Throughout the Caribbean, many people are familiar with the adamant grandmother or the boisterous aunt who just seem to be very oblivious to what is deemed socially acceptable or the social norm in society. In Paul Keens- Douglas’ audio-narrative piece,“Tanti Merle at de Oval, he illustrates his tragic experience whilst taking Tanti Merle to the big cricket match. Upon analyzing the recording, it is evident that Keens Douglas’ piece relates to many different people and cultures around the Caribbean. The side-splitting piece brings humor to typical scenarios that can take place within the Caribbean islands on a daily basis. The narrators account seems so familiar that despite the event taking place in Trinidad, this scenario could easily be set on any island in The Bahamas.