Summary Of Harriet Tubman's Follow The Rabbit-of Fence

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Although when some people are tyrannized they speak up and act against those in power, others live and hide in fear of what may happen to them if they act. They end up giving into the regime and living in contempt and trepidation. In the same story about Harriet Tubman, she leads her group to a farm where they hope to rest to regain their strength. The man ends up turning them down by slamming the door in their faces and yells, “‘Too many, too many. It’s not safe. My place was searched last week. It’s not safe!’” It becomes apparent that the fear of punishment from being found housing the escapees finally caused him to give in and turn them down. He was too anxious to act on what he believes in.
This silence leads to lack of originality which
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Dictatorships are tailored to the interests and beliefs of their leaders. Despite such rules being the most obvious examples of faults within controlling regimes, even other types of governments can marginalize and control a group. The story Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, the background information states, “From 1910-1970, many children of mixed Aboriginal and white descent were taken from their families by the government in an effort to train them to fit into white Australian culture. ” They believed that by taking children from their families and training them to “fit into white Australian culture”, their society would be better. Australia was not the only country to do this. Even the U.S. attempted to do this with Native Americans from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. This shows how both their governments were attempting to alter these people who had no choice in who they were born as and the family they were born into. It also shows how they believed that a population of only white people would fair better than a mixed population. They were trying to shape an entire group with their own unique culture and years of occupancy in the country to meet their own wishes. This would also lead to a lack of innovation and variety if it were successful because there would be no opinions from people of…show more content…
Since their societies are often tuned towards their interests and biases, they can end up abusing their power to suit their ideal world. They may end up silencing the rights of their people or a specific group of people and treating them as lesser, they sometime may try to commit genocide, they may try to force them to change, or they may wage wars just to get what they would like from other people. Often times, dictators’ egos are inflated or governments believe they have the right to trample over the given human rights of others. In 1863, the Nez Perce tribe refused to sign a treaty which would make them move from their land in Oregon to a small reservation in Idaho. The United States government sent in federal troops to force the Nez Perce off their land. The leader of the tribe, Chief Joseph, fought but eventually surrendered. They ended up being send to Oklahoma where half of them died on the journey there. Chief Joseph made a speech in which he stated, “You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born a free man should be contented when penned up and decided liberty to go where he pleases...Let me be a free man- free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act fo myself- and I
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