All the settlers decided to abandon their small settlement and sail their way back to Cuba. In Conclusion, sadly, by the result of Ponce De Leon’s injury he died at the age of 61 in Cuba. He will always be remembered as the brave Spanish Conquistador who first explored many areas of Florida and searched for gold, and the mythical fountain of
Moreover, in 1537, another Spanish explorer known as Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, wrote a book titled La Relación, where he explained the obstacles him and his crew had to face during the Narvaez expedition in 1527 to the Spanish King, Charles I. In connection to all the men who sailed “from Cuba to Tampa Bay in present-day Florida” only “Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and three other men survived the expedition, but only after enduring a nine-year, six-hundred-mile trek across Texas and Mexico and enslavement by Indians…….” In my opinion, this letter gives the reader a much clearer understanding of the things that Cabeza de Vaca saw during his journey because he writes his letters using words like “my”, “I”, and “me” which makes it clear to us
The Spanish-American war The Spanish-American War happened in 1898 between Spain and the United States. During the war, the Spanish colonial rule was ended in America, leading to the U.S acquiring territories in Latin America and Western Pacific. The origin of the war was Cuba’s struggle to get its independence from Spain that started in 1895. The war was a short one that lasted for four months. During this time, Spain used brutal measures in stopping the rebellion, and various sensational newspapers in the United States showed this, leading to Americans developing sympathy for the Cuban rebels.
Ballantyne in 1858 and set on an island of the Pacific Ocean, is about how a group of British boys miraculously survive a shipwreck and find themselves on a paradisiac island with everything they could have ever wished for. In contrast, Lord Of The Flies by William Golding is set in a deserted island in the middle of nowhere at the time of a nuclear war. This allegorical novel is a controversial version of the later novel. It narrates a group of young British boys’ wild experience when they are stranded on an island after their plane crashes during their evacuation from home. These two novels have a very similar outline.
Diego was said to be a well known jokester, “plump master of Cuba who was said to be first-in-line to conquer Mexico,” as said in the book along with being money hungry, he went on two consecutive expeditions in two years leaving no supplies or money to go to another to follow a lead on the famous dream of El Dorado. Desperately, Velazquez convinced a wealthy man by the name of, Hernan Cortes, to fund and lead the expedition with responsibilities of bringing a substantial amount of treasures to him to give to the King of Spain in return of fame and fortune. Hernan Cortes was a very “vivacious, likable, and literate; he could even pepper his speech with Latin.” However, Cortes ambitious behaviour got the best of him when he departed from Velazquez before he could arrive on the boat before departing onto their journey, for Cortes wanted to take all the credit and treasures for himself and took the boat and crew, leaving with no contact for over two months. Velazquez wants to give Cortes the benefit of the doubt decided to wait to hear word from him, however, gave up when there were rumours of Cortes and his men meeting some Native Americans whom gave them large amounts of wealthy possessions and gave them shelter and became allies; soon Cortes sent samples of the treasures to the King to receive more funds and crew members to help the mining of the silver and gold that was plentiful in those
The short stories The Open Boat (1897, Stephen Crane), The Lottery (1948, Shirley Jackson), and Young Goodman Brown (1835, Nathaniel Hawthorne) all have some historical truth in their context. Whether it is based on the author’s life or know historical events, these stories share some piece of America’s history. Some of these stories, were written about a time period other than their own and are pieces of fiction still maintain their historical veracity. The Open Boat is based off the actual shipwreck of the SS Commodore, which occurred close to Cuba on New Year’s Eve 1896. Stephen Crane, the author, had been sent to Cuba to serve as a war correspondent during the Cuban insurrection and was on the ship on the night it sank.
“I have not come here for such reasons, I have come to take away their gold.” That is some words Francisco Pizarro said from the past. Francisco Pizarro was known as one of the most successful conquerors in Spain. I will be discussing Francisco Pizarro's whole life, career, contributions, and what life would be like without Francisco Pizarro. Francisco Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain around 1474. He was born an illegitimate child.
He goes to a church revival and acts like a pirate that has just got out of a war in the Indian Ocean and his crew has all died and he was robbed and was poor as dirt. He is just as happy as can be for it to. He said he was a changed man for the better. He wants to work and save up the money to go back to the Indian Ocean and witness to those pirates that are lost. That no one can do it better than him because he knows all of them.
Nevertheless each and every one of them were set out to do something no matter how long it took or what happened in between. I believe that these man were given a sense of false free will and were never really in control over their one destiny. They are just the Fates puppets while they mastered them as they wished. Odysseus was a man of great power who convinced Achilles to join the war when Thetis hid him disguised as a women but not only did he do this but he also sailed on a journey that made him take 10 years to come back to his beloved wife, Penelope. With the aid of the goddess Athena he sailed back to Ithaca but he infuriated Poseidon which made him have many obstacles that would lead to 10 years of wondering.
Prospero’s Magic, the Age of Death and the 1610 Anthropocene When Prospero -- the hero in William Shakespeare’s last play The Tempest -- buries his magical books near a cliff of an uninhabited island, he sings out the first song of the “Anthropocene” at the edge of the great globe. As the Duke of Milan, he and his daughter are exiled to the isolated island for 12 years, during which process he uses his magic to enslave the natives on the island, including “ a savage and deformed slave” -- Caliban (Shakespeare 3). One may argue that the master-slave relationship shows Shakespeare’s postcolonial reflection while others may think that this viewpoint takes too far from Shakespeare’s original intention. Steve Mentz, in his essay “Enter Anthropocene, c.1610,” interprets The Tempest through lenses of the 1610