“Thousands of our noble soldiers have gladly given up their lives for their country. Should I hesitate to do as much?” This is a direct quote from the famous heroine, Pauline Cushman. She was a courageous Union spy and American actress. Not only was she a mother of three, but she also had a total of three husbands.
The two stories “Champion of the World” by Maya Angelou and “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan discuss different problems within America. Angelou is an African-American woman while Tan is a Chinese-American woman. Angelou and Tan live in a different background. Angelou’s time period is more serious than the other causing her to be stronger. The characters both have different perceptions, but Angelou’s awareness is more eye opening making her valiant.
The book by John Wyndham, The Chrysalids is a perfect example of how the existence of prejudice can have a negative impact on a society. In the novel, citizens are encouraged to behave the way society wants them to behave. Additionally, It can cause them to take actions that can lead them to violence. As well as, the characters are taught that being a certain way is correct and that can influence them on how they look at people and how they look at themselves.
One similarity between the painting “Clothing and Status in Colonial Mexico” and “Public Procession of the King’s Women” is the way women are portrayed to be “lesser” than their male counterparts. In the “Public Procession of the King’s Women”, women of African descent are put on display for male slave merchants and officials to view. Because the viewers are European while the women are African, one might expect the display could be because of racial differences. While this may also be true, seated on the ground to the left of the table shows two darker skinned men also viewing the procession. This portrays the women in the engraving to be nothing more than objects to be displayed the presence of males, portraying them to be lesser in status.
There were many characters to choose from and I chose Edna. Edna changes a lot throughout the book; from her attitude, behavior, and overall character. At the end of the book she sacrificed herself for her kids, family and love. Also, she forfeited herself to her husband, kids, and home. Every day she would stay home, take care of the kids and the house.
Harriet Tubman. A well known famous “conductor” in the Underground railroad, to free many slaves. She was born into slavery and had always dreamed about freedom and what it would feel like. Harriet risked her life to escape then came back multiple times for both family members and other slaves who she barely knew. She was willing to travel 90 miles each time back and forth to save people she barely knew.
Because Christians faced daily persecution anyway, martyrdom was a way for them to take back their lives and their fates, allowing them to decide when they died and by whose hands. Martyrdom, unlike standard death or murder, gave Christians the power to decide their own destinies; they were given the choice to either follow the Roman government or to stand with God, instead. If they went against what their government told them to do, they knew the consequences would be harsh and painful; however, even though the punishments were severe, they also knew that they had decided their death. One of the most striking examples of an ancient Christian taking his or her life back and demanding control is Vibia Perpetua, who spent the vast majority of her life under the thumb of either her father or her husband. She never had the chance to make strong, independent decisions about her own life, regardless of the fact that she grew up educated and was constantly exposed to
“Slavery proved as injurious to her as it did to me. When I went there, she was pious, warm, and tender-hearted woman. There was no sorrow or suffering for which she had not a tear. She had bread for the hungry, clothes for the naked, and comfort for every mourner that came within reach. Slavery soon proved its ability to divest her of these heavenly qualities” (Douglass, 252).
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is a autobiography of the life of Frederick douglass and how he was a slave at birth but at the end achieved legal freedom. Uncle Tom's Cabin is the story of a slave and his lifestyle as he had encountered a kind owner, it also has a mother that runs away with her son to reunite with her husband in canada. From 1790 to 1860, mostly Industrialization and Immigration happened. Western expansion was occurring, Americans were moving west and were trying to create an empire of liberty, they were trying to tame and industrialize the west, this had created new ideas along with new problems. The market revolution was also occurring during this time period, new technology was made.
A story of significant events involving witchcraft, and murderous double-crossing town members is a play written by Arthur Miller: The Crucible. In The Crucible many people accuse other members of the town. These actions performed by the town members show their real personality and real incentive. Even though most people accused others, the people who didn’t share their accusations were still responsible for the outcome of the events. Sometimes an act of negative intimation to a loved one to do something, might backfire later.