Indeed, The upper Western class' gentle treatment of Columbus abuses speaks to the power of propaganda and how its invocation alone can warp the past and control the future. In the Bahamas islands where Christopher Columbus landed, he and his Spanish compatriots committed grievous wrongs. According to Howard Zinn (pg 90), Columbus' first main interest upon meeting the Native Americans was gold. Hence Columbus ordered that the Native Americans in the Bahamas retrieve a certain quota of gold for his cache. If and when some of the Native Americans did not meet Columbus gold quota, he had them dismembered.
He later returned to the New World, but this time ready for war. He demanded the Lucayan people to hand over their food, gold, and woman. When they refused, Columbus and his men, would torture the Natives by cutting off their ears and noses. However, Columbus still was not satisfied, as he did not quite find the tresures he was looking for, so he captured 500 Lucayans and brought them back to be sold in the slave trade. Upon returning, he decided to make a Tribute System.
Warbucks and Punjab take Annie in the auto-copter to visit President FDR in Washington DC and to get away from all the fake parents. Annie performs for him and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt. Annie soon figures out that the search for her parents has not been successful but they keep searching. On the other had Hannigans and Lily are trying to use disguises to collect the reward, drown Annie, and split the money three ways. She later finds out that her parents aren’t alive anymore due to a fire.
“The Pardoner’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer, the three rioters originally planned to travel to kill Death. After traveling less than half a mile, The three rioters met a poor, old man; the old man told them where they could find Death. The three rioters followed his directions and found not Death but a pot of gold coins under a tree. After, discovering the gold coins, they secretly plotted to kill each other, hoping to keep the treasure to only himself. Because of this, the role of the gold coins acted as the source and main cause of their death.
He blindly trusts that people will not succumb to greed or treat him differently “Kino, so that he became curiously everyman 's enemy...The neighbors looked at the pearl in Kinos hand and they wondered how such luck could come to any man.” (23-24) In this quote we can see how Kino showed everyone in his village the pearl and they all became his enemy in a sense because greed had overtaken them. Kino a man of few words, does not give a thought to how this might affect others and even plans what he is going to do almost bragging in a way about what he is going to do with the money he will get from the pearl. Speaking on the topic of the pearl brings me to yet another example of Kinos blind trust, but this time in the pearl itself. Kino throughout the book is presented with the negative effects from the pearls presents. At one point Kino kills a man just to keep the pearl then punishes his wife for trying to get rid of
In 1695 and 1696 the Spanish decided to subjugate the Petén Itza by force.. The Spanish would hurl native Americans into pits with sharpened stakes if the dared to resist them. The Native Americans dug pits for the Spanish to ride into but the Spanish used the pits against them and threw the Native American They revolted against the Spanish. The Spanish engaged in a strategy of concentrating native populations in newly founded colonial towns and as a result of them trying to create native populations many of the settlements fled to inaccessible regions or to join other Mayan groups not yet involved in the conflict. Maya prepared for battle but the Spanish beat them.
Lin Zexu even expelled all British men and women after destroying opium stocks. The British merchants went back angrily and asked the British government to dispatch troops to China. They wanted to use military power to open up the gate of “free trade” in China. After an intensive debate between the war party and the peace group of parliamentarians, they decided to go to war. Unexpectedly from the perspective of the Qing emperor, he lost the war.
Linklater is portraying disconnected minutes from Mason's boyhood. The official every now and again focuses on events which, of themselves, seem, by all accounts, to be dull yet when included are particularly revealing of Mason's developing character. He pesters the suspicion and anxiety Mason feels on his first day at another school. We totally appreciate the kid's sentiment approaching calamity at having his hair shaven. The film demonstrates Mason endeavoring to comprehend the onerous behavior of his mother's lovers.
Ralph, Piggy, Sam and Eric, go to get the glasses back. Jack’s tribe captures and tortures the twin boys. Piggy takes the conch shell and tries to control the situation, because as per the rule, whoever has the conch shell can speak and everyone else listens to him. Roger rolls a boulder from the top of the fort that hits Piggy and kill him, it also smashes the conch shell. The breaking of the conch shell symbolizes that no civilization is left among Jack and his tribe.
The miner comes to the canyon in search of wealth and prosperity as he mines the hills for gold. The two main characters in the story revisit human nature and the destruction mankind brings into the world. Humans bring chaos into this amazing place with their actions by littering, cutting down trees and building companies that pollute the atmosphere, and many more harmful actions. Just as the miner wanders in and destroys the canyons hillside is the search for gold, man destroys God’s creation due to selfishness. To continue, the stranger at the end is willing to commit murder for the gold.