Emily Axelsen: I do not think it is terrible. I find it fascinating that we can now learn so much about life in Pompeii! For me, examining the bodies that died at Pompeii means that we can learn about the lives of those who died so they will never be forgotten. For example, I was recently reading an article where Sarah Griffiths explained that we can learn more about the hairstyles and clothes of people who lived in Pompeii by exploring the bodies. Katherine: is that all you are concerned about?
Words are the garb of people’s thoughts. Words can be very powerful and influential both in the society and among people, because whether or not someone choose the right words could change someone's life forever. Brilliant examples of power of words took shape in world’s history. A holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, who survived the concentration camp, wrote a book ‘Night’, as well as he introduced his acceptance speech to different people all around the world. He sought to restore the amicable and tolerate society where there is no place for such a word as ‘hate’.
In order to write this book, the author clearly uses different manuscripts and papers that helped him to explain and show the situation of this social movement. He also uses and gets information from people that were living those situations, for instance in Chapter one, he mentions a note from Journalist Ruiz Ibañez: “Contrary to the common belief that those groups are composed of “punks” and hoodlums….”1. Related to him, he is an American historian and sociology that obtained his sociology and political science degrees in the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, as well. Currently, he is a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and he is president of the Center for Latino Policy Research. He wrote not only Quixote’s Soldiers but also, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986.
Davis even showed his bond with King and Malcolm X when he went to their funerals. He spoke at X’s funeral and participated in a tribute at King’s. Additionally, Dee partook in and even emceed in the 1963 March on Washington. She also defied many stereotypes by playing lead roles. When Ms. Dee and Davis received Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, it was said that they opened “many a door previously shut tight to African American artists and planted the seed for the flowering of America’s multicultural humanity.” Together, they worked hard to destroy stereotypes and bring new opportunities and rights for many
In addition to agencies, Schlosser also produces information based on interviews with doctors and average people who have been affected by the fast food industry. In Reefer Madness, Schlosser uses facts from history to solidify his arguments in each of the three chapters. In order for his arguments towards these topics, Schlosser used interviews as well as going on tours to make his books known. He also claims that an independent books store called Chinook Bookstore and lawyer Harry Schwarz played crucial roles in helping Fast Food Nation first become well-known. Although these helped his book to become popular, his interviews, tours, and book readings were what really promoted his
Film allows individuals’ stories and struggles to come alive to the rest of the world. The recent coverage of Luis Valdez receiving one of the White House’s 2015 National Medal of Arts demonstrates the growing advancement of Chicano culture in the United States. Valdez founded El Teatro Campesino in 1965 to display the lifestyles and hardships of migrant farm workers, which included his own family. He also created the famous, yet still relevant, movie La Bamba in 1987 (Wildman, 2016). This movie tells the story of Richie Valens.
Analyzation of Aztec Sacrificial Myths Human sacrifice has been prevalent throughout the history of the Aztec Empire. With the practice being so important the mythology surrounding them were just as influential to their society and monumentally important to our understanding of their practices. The Aztec people had many deities that represented the sun, moon, earth, death, creation, up until the late 20th century it was thought that these sacrifices were meant to please or worship these gods. Due to the finding of recent lore, opinions have changed, specialists now believe that it was a way of humbling oneself, repaying parents, revivifying the gods, or atonement for sins committed by the gods. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the
Colby explains how over time the legend becomes a tradition “and continue to thrive, to influence thinking, and to shape norms, which, in turn, direct behaviors (207).” They also talked about common traits of legends as they are passed over time and from person to person. Hoax are commonly used to alter someone normal behavior as Colby stated in his article which goes with my analysis of how legends changed over time and depending on the on the text they are given. “The creepy folklore of the infamous Bloody Mary legend.” Green Bay Examiner (WI) 07 Mar. 2013:NewsBank. Web.
American gothic writers have had much impact on our American society in countless ways. Gothic writers wrote about many national problems ranging from politics to mental illnesses. Conventional wisdom claims that gothic writers popularized and influenced the study of psychology. Steven Hammelman acknowledges that Charles Brockden Brown’s short stories caused people to ask questions, to propose theories, and almost always offer some insight to professionals and those alike. (Hammelman, Steven.
Mansour from Michigan State University sates that there is parallelism in Jose Zorillas Don Juan Tenorio. It contains dramatic conflicts of values that relates to the life and death of the protagonist. Don Juan has been recognized since it was written for the significant contribution to the development of the Don Juan theme in literature. George also states in his review that, “Many critics alike have paid considerable attention to the strong mythical character of Don Juan, but have infrequently considered structural and thematic elements germane to his conversations.” He also talks about Zorrillas sufficient indication that the work is a dramatic representation of certain principles of human conduct and not exclusively a study in character. In addition to creating an interesting character that indeed merits the extensive critical attention that he has received, Zorrilla also conceptualizes the action of the play.
Yaqui tribe are from the south west part of Sonora, Mexico. They all moved around the same part of mexico but most of them came to settle is Arizona. The yaqui people like to call themselves Yoreme they also liked to call the mayo indians yoreme because they had some similarities between both languages Yaquis main language is Cachitan. Expert travelers Pascola dancer means old man of the ceremony. It has many roles.
Setting Alejandro currently lives with his foster family in Los Angeles County, under the administration of a local FFA. It should be noted that Alejandro has lived in three previous foster homes prior to his current placement. Alejandro is accumulating wrap-around services, which meet in both the foster family’s home and various other environments. Twice a week, Alejandro’s foster parents shuttle him to meet with Ms. C. in a local Los Angeles park. As Ms. C. is progressing in
While reading the book “God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World”, I found a sense that while the book had very interesting and questioning connections with a variety of passed inquisitions and where or how there are similarities to our modern time. Which is explained greatly by Murphy, functioning as a guide to the readers, offering a tour of the Inquisition’s nearly 700-year-old. I also found that Murphy did a great job in defining and explaining in detail the various gruesome instruments and acts of torture through history and showing similarities and same techniques used today. My the one problem I had was I found it an overall amusing to read, but personally until the first 3-4 chapters the book is quite difficult to digest and connect with, but as the inquisitions began to be more modern era I could relate and see the points and connections that were being made. I found that Murphy’s focus was to demonstrate how the mind-set and some machinery of the Inquisitions are unpreventable products of the modern world that later surfaced in Stalin’s Russia,
They have lived with natives from Mexico and America. Their pieces of arts reflect the two cultures, combining the two into fun sculptural works of art (Date farmers ). Their art is characteristic of house paint, strip club fliers, sparkly stickers, wheat paste, corrugated metal siding, and hand drawn images of nature from their hometowns. A look at their gallery clearly shows the fusion of Mexican and American culture. Personally, I got to like one piece of art.
From Diaz, we learn details of the culture, architecture, and daily life of the native people of Mexica. He pays attention to small details such as the games Montezuma played with the Spanish, the shoes of his, the changes the caciques had in their clothes, to the market square and the amazing zoo this great city of Tenochtitlan. He even gives us an insight in the military weapons of natives: “In fact they cut like razors, and the Indians can shave their heads with them” . This is just an example of how good Diaz explains everything he saw. This type of explanation may seem as exaggeration, yet it is important to know smaller details about these people’s lives.