She became a cook and a nurse during the Civil War. However, after people in the Civil War found out about Tubman’s history with the Underground Railroad, they upgraded her to being a spy. She helped the Union army tremendously, but her symptoms from being hit in the head as a child made it difficult for her to complete the tasks 100%. So she decided to buy land in New York. There she built a nice house and housed many of her family members.
She lived in a safe house while growing up where fugitives could get meals. Thus the story of underground railroads and safe houses sprung up but is suspected to be rumored. The Railroad began in 1804 (about 50 years before the beginning of the story in Beloved) a network to aid runaways in their search for freedom. A difficulty in the railroad was the escaping of the slaves’ .as they had to run away in night because there was a constant threat to be seen in the day. If they were seen, they would be harshly beaten, sent back or pitifully killed.
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a slow read. It is about two slaves named Isabel and Ruth set during the revolutionary war. Their owner, Miss Mary Finch, promised them freedom when she died. Before they girls could leave Miss Finches plantation upon her death, her nephew claimed the girls and resold them into slavery. They were sold to a british merchant couple in New York.
That was a form of witchcraft so she was sentenced to be whipped or hung. She then lied by saying she saw other people signing the Devil’s book and she got out of trouble. Abigail and Betty saw how Tituba got out of trouble by saying names of people. The both of them started naming people as well because they were also being questioned because they were caught dancing in the woods at night. That is how the three of those characters lied to get out of some kind of trouble.
Dana has these flashbacks that take her to the time of her ancestors and someone that she was related to was Rufus, a white southern slave owner. Dana, being black, had ancestors that were slaves. Dana vacillates between the present and the past because she goes back in the past when Rufus is in danger. When Dana returns to the present, Rufus gets older. Kevin, Dana’s husband, suspects that the reason she returns to the present is because her life is in danger.
Scapegoating: Taking Heat From Someone Else's Flame In an interview on Faith and Religion with Bill Moyers from PBS, Margaret Atwood once said, “Under stress, society will always scapegoat a person or a group of people.” This belief is shown in the texts The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the cartoon “It’s okay -- We’re hunting Communist” by Herb Block, and her own poem “Half Hanged Mary”. In The Crucible Salem, Massachusetts suddenly has a problem with witchcraft. Most of the townspeople and farmers accuse one another of witchcraft either for land or revenge. In “It’s okay -- We’re hunting Communists” the government is chasing after Communist but hurting people in the meantime. In “Half Hanged Mary” the town hangs a woman called by Mary Webster for witchcraft.
Imagine you caught your child doing something considered taboo by all of society. Would you lie to cover up your shame, or would you face the rest of the world and own it? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are the children of lawyer Atticus Finch, but they are not the problem. Mayella Ewell is a 19 year old poor white woman who claims that Thomas Robinson, a black man, beat her then raped her. But, this might not be the case.
She conducted the Underground Railroad to help other slaves escape to freedom. She worked as a spy to help the Union Army, the north side, in the Civil War. She struggled against slavery for her whole life. Who is “she”? B Thesis Statement She is Harriet Tubman.
Proctor explains how these girls are frauds and have caused this whole mess and how now his wife, of the best people in Salem, is now being accused of witchcraft from a puppet (poppet) placed in their home by one of the girls. He allows us to infer from his rhetorical inquiry that the people judging are of those who should really be judged and mistrusted. This will further John’s
Her baby, Pearl, is considered a sin because she was a product of cheating,. The townspeople decided to punish her and force her to wear a scarlet “A” on her breast. They made her wear it in a viewable spot, so when people looked at her, the only thing they noticed was the scarlet letter. They wanted to make people look at Hester and think of her in terms of only her
Anne makes the girls call her Madam and is very cruel to them. While working on her duties, Isabel befriends Curzon, another slave who works for a Patriot Law Officer Mr Bellingham. Curzon tells Isabel of an opportunity to work as a spy to overhear any information from the Locktons concerning the conflict occurring right now. Isabel initially refuses but once she sees Ruth emotionally damaged from the Locktons abuse she immediately realizes they need to escape their owners. Isabel
Though there were many people who contributed to what happened in Salem, I believe that Abigail Williams was mostly to blame. I think this because she lied to save herself, made up false scenarios and blamed innocent people, and enjoyed the attention and power. In the beginning of the play, Abby is caught dancing in the woods. She herself drank a blood charm in which she wanted to kill Elizabeth Proctor. Though Abby wasn’t the only one who was caught, she lied to Reverend Parris so that she would not be hung once witchcraft was being talked about throughout the village.