While going through life one might find it difficult and see that they do not know where they are going. But yet Mark Twain once stated "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why . The book Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison shows readers many life struggles through the eyes of the characters and how they improved later. Song of Solomon is about a man named Macon Dead the third, nicknamed Milkman, finding out about himself and his family throughout the story. Milkman does this by going on a journey into his family's past to backtrack to his grandfather, Macon Dead the first, to find out his family’s past.
The short story, “A worn Path” by Eudora Wetly, is about an old African American Woman named Phoenix Jackson who is traveling through harsh terrains in the winter that test the strength and endurance of her old body. The purpose of the trip is to go into town and get more medicine for her grandson who was poisoned by drinking lye, three years prior. There are many obstacles she is faced with that could easy influence her to turn around and go home; however, she keeps going. Throughout the story, Phoenix is faced with many different conflicts like old age, racism, and memory loss that nearly stop her from completing what she has started. To begin, one of the biggest conflicts that Jackson is faced with is her old age.
Scout knows Atticus is older than most of her peer’s parents, at first she is upset about it, eventually she learns that it’s not bad to have an older parent. Scout realizes this when Atticus shoots the dog, Tim Johnson, without glasses. Miss Maudie then asked Scout if she was still ashamed of her father and she replied with “no.” Scout also learns Boo Radley stays inside because he wants to, and stops bothering him until the end of the book where she learns he’s kind when he saves Scout and Jem’s lives. Finally, Scout realizes Calpurnia isn’t just a black woman, she’s a mother figure. “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em” (Lee 24).
Terence always wanted Jordin to be happy, and that is why Jordin dedicated his first NHL hockey season to his brother Terence and stenciled his brother’s name on his hockey sticks while playing the sport for the entire year (to be happy for his brother). Although Terence’s death took a toll on Jordin, his death was the reason why Jordin established the “Team Tootoo Fund” in 2011. The “Team Tootoo Fund” is meant to support non-profit organizations that help children and teenagers in need and address issues such as suicide awareness and prevention. Jordin’s brave decision where he chose to open up and help other people that might be going through the same situation or may be facing the same challenges was very inspiring and set a great example not only for Indigenous people but for non-Indigenous people as
Three Day Road is a novel written by Joseph Boyden, the novel was first published in March of 2005. The novel is about a native family from Ontario, where two of the family members travel to Europe “to do their part” in the Great War. The novel also tells a story about how the remaining family member experienced the war from “across the pond”, we can also read flashback of how life was for the family before the war, and the tragic story of the native people of Canada. The novel gives a good picture of how life was in the trenches for the common soldiers of WW1. This essay will discuss physical and psychology stress that was inflicted on the characters during the war.
We had nothing the rest of that night we all became cold and hungry children younger than i were freezing to death at it was that day our Chief decide he must end this war that next day it was warm with rays of sun peeking through the clouds, Chief Joseph said to the leader of the U.S army ,“My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever”.That's what ended the Nez Perce War of 1877. I will never forget theses days of hardship losing my loved ones and home. They took us to new reservation i'm not all happy here but i still have Yellowstone to keep me company during hard
His belief in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit shapes him into the kind of guy someone would want to be like. “The Shack” first starts over Labor Day weekend in Oregon with Mack talking to his daughter, she begged Mack to tell her favorite story,the legend of the beautiful Indian maid who killed herself for her people and the man she loved. It sparked questions and reflections in Missy’s mind. She wanted to know why God asked his own children to die. Mack said that they weren’t forced to die, but did so for their love of their people.
You see the ripple effect of the family falling apart without Geraldine Coutts, Joe cannot stand to see his once beautiful strong mother drift away from reality after the attack. Louise Erdrich shed light to a grim reality for Native Woman. If reading off the statics does not enrage you then reading the “Round House” will. Here are some of the statistics concerning Native Woman to the US Department of Justice: American Indian women residing on Indian reservations
The Holocaust isn’t the only genocide to ever happen. There was Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia, and Armenia. All terrible events to happen. During those hard times, it’s important to have a good relationship with someone, like your father, to help you out and give you hope and motivation. Think about Elie, his father helped motivate him to keep going and he ended up surviving the Holocaust.
“To Indians tribe means family, not just bloodlines but extended family, clan, community, ceremonial exchanges with nature, and an animate regard for all creation as sensible and powerful” (Lincoln 1983:8). The author understands the loss of the Ojibwa’s strength who is continuously victimized to physical and spiritual loss. Fleur Pillager and Nanapush lose their land due to her inability to pay taxes. Both acts make the Native Americans leave their traditional hunting and gathering practices. It is a reason for the loss of traditional ways of life.