My perspective on Thanksgiving had completely changed after reading this article. I truly believed that Thanksgiving was a happy time, a time of thanks and a celebration of the first harvest. People today celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to get together with loved ones, have a big dinner, to give thanks and go shopping. The first Thanksgiving was never actually documented.
The way people have celebrated Thanksgiving has changed over the years. The first people to celebrate Thanksgiving were the Indians and Pilgrims. They had a large, traditional feast. Today, families celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways that are more modern and fit their lifestyle.
Although we have added our own twist on the day such as football and chocolate cream pie, these traditions all follow the same original themes of thanksgiving; recreational activities, food and thankfulness. If the pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe members saw
As for Thanksgiving, there should be a responsibility to teach the truth. Thanksgiving is a holiday that most take to heart so why lie about the history. Having known of all the hardships that people went through for the first “thanksgiving” gives a sense of what to be thankful for. The whole purpose the holiday of
Thanksgiving a time where people sit around the table and be thankful for the things they have. However, many people know of how it became a holiday, but people don’t know is who started this holiday. The man who had started Thanksgiving was named William Bradford; It started from his marriage ceremony in the New World where the (Johnson) Wampanoags Native Americans (Whitehurst and Ruffin 18) brought over turkeys and deer to feast on (Johnson). William Bradford was the second governor of Plymouth for his wisdom and leadership; he ran for governor for thirty years with a five year break.
As a child growing up, our parents taught us many fictional characters and myths. For example, Santa Calsus, the Easter Bunny, and the myth behind the tooth fairy. Theses thoughts or “tales” are placed in our head so as children, we have the idea of a perfect happy world. In elementary school, I was taught that thanksgiving was simply a time to stuff your face with turkey. As a grew a bit older thanksgiving was expounded and I learned that the first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Plymouth by Pilgrims and Native Americans, and this information was still incorrect.
However, is that really true? Safran Foer explains that turkey wasn’t part of Thanksgiving festivities “until the nineteenth century”, as well as other foods associated with the holiday, such as cranberries and corn (250). No one can’t say that they’re eating turkey because of tradition if it wasn’t eaten until two centuries after Thanksgiving. If Americans want to use this reasoning, they should be eating bean soup, which is believed to be served at the actual first Thanksgiving in the late 1500s (Safran Foer 250). Furthermore, even if turkeys were eaten at the first Thanksgiving, despite not becoming a tradition for 200 years, the turkeys eaten then were nothing like the turkeys we eat now.
Living in Colonial America is very different than any other part in the world, especially when they didn’t know what’s around them. Colonial America was very hard for the new pilgrims. Not only is it hard when they didn’t have houses set up, but also life was made harder during the winter when it was freezing outside. After they set up different town's life began to become a little easier. In the town of Salem, the Witch trials popped up around 1692 and made life hard again.
“Thanksgiving Myths” Two myths are “The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving every year”, “The Wampanoag brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving feast”. The truth in these myths are that the Pilgrims did celebrate thanksgiving. That the Pilgrims came to America to for land and for the thanksgiving part. I think people believe this.
“Being thus arrived in a good harbor, and brought safe to land , they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean.” (Bradford 80) As quoted by Bradford, the voyage on the Mayflower was not the best. They had to go through brassy weather, disease ,and being trapped on a boat for months. Furthermore, for the pilgrims it was a blessing to get to the new world knowing they had a chance at a fresh start and see land for the first time after being on a boat for months. Jamestown and Plymouth had many similarities ,but also many differences.
Thanksgiving means to me that when the family gets together to eat and have conversations. We usually watch the Dallas Cowboys play. Most of time there is an abundant amount of food. We either go to more than one house or we switch houses every year. I think that Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to get together and share what you have done over the year and eat a bunch of food.
Introduction In America, many individuals like to eat. Devouring decadent dishes like steak and potatoes, shrimp pasta, chocolate cheesecake, and other delicacies are what most humans enjoy to partake when eating. Thanksgiving, a holiday that Americans just recently celebrated, is a very popular time where people enjoy delving into plates of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and huge assortments of pies. Concluding from this, no person would ever think about feasting on another individual that they love and care about.
First Thanksgiving One myth I chose was The Wampanoag brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving feast. Wampanoag had eating popcorn but they had eating other things to but popcorn wasn’t the first. They also ate cranberry sauce. Also they ate bread, meat pies, and boiled pumpkins.
Cold winters, disease and lack of food almost forced the bedraggled pilgrims to return to their homeland. However, a friendly native known as Squanto took pity on the newcomers and taught them how to hunt and plant food such as corn. Life began to become easier for the families in New England. By the time a hundred years had passed, the 13 colonies were formed. During this time, Great Britain wanted control over the colonies and New England.
When thinking about the harmonious and blessing Thanksgiving, one connects the setting and atmosphere to the painting of Freedom From Want by Norman Rockwell. Norman Rockwell, an American painter and illustrator, was best known for his depiction of everyday American life. In Rockwell’s early years, he putted the emphases of his paintings on the warm and idealistic aspect of world, treating with simplistic charm and certain degree of humor. In January 1943, during World War II, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave an emotionally moving speech, addressing his vision to the American freedom and the desperate need of concern for the real threat of war, Rockwell was greatly inspired. Thence, he painted the Four Freedoms including Freedom