Christopher Columbus Religion Analysis

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In the first source, the author takes the dominant, societal view that Columbus had, which held the perspective that colonialism is a positive thing. Normally, at a European perspective, someone would see Columbus as a great symbol, but, this author challenges that view with his own as an Aboriginal. The author finds colonialism and imperialism as a negative effect on Aboriginals as he uses unflattering vocabulary to express his deep concern with colonialism such as “the exploitation of people” and “in which people were dispossessed from their land and forced out of…” From these few sentences, it gives a strong impression that the author was not happy with the results of colonization. An infamous example that came from the effect of colonialism was when the Indian Act was first introduced. Even though the Columbus was not the first to discover Canada, they claimed the land as theirs and created the act which made assimilation and…show more content…
In both the first and second source, they share similar thoughts on colonialism. In addition, both the author and cartoonist held an Aboriginal perspective of colonialism as they were not happy to see the country that was once undisturbed, was taken away from them, along with their culture. Historical events that have caused great harm to their country had come with the effect of colonialism. However, in contrast, the third source shares a perspective that is the opposite of the first two sources, saying that colonialism is a positive thing, and will help Aboriginals advance with their education. The third source thinks greatly of the idea of colonialism as he believes that he is relieving the Aboriginals, and saving them from their problem. There are various views of how people perceive colonial to be, whether it is positive, or negative. It all depends on which side you had come from, and what you have
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