Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Story: The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls/The Cross of Snow Members: Ryan Shaffer, Derek Erhahon, Xavier Brown 1. Writer's Background: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27th 1807 in a three story federal style house in Portland Maine. Spending most of his life in his birth house with his seven siblings Stephen, Elizabeth, Anne, Alex, Mary, Ellen, and Sam. Henry was known for having a great imagination and having the thrill to learn. Not all was well after the War of 1812 broke lose and destroyed Portland's economy.
Edgar Allan Poe’s genealogy is important to understand Edgar Allan Poe's paternal grandfather is David Poe. He was born in Ireland around 1743, and his parents moved to Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, he met and married Poe's grandmother, Elizabeth Cairnes. Elizabeth was born in 1756. They moved to Baltimore together and set up a store; when the American colonies started to revolt, he fought in the Revolutionary War for his country.
Among the key contributions from different ethnic Canadians was Bukum Singh and the Sikh’s. In the early 1900’s there were very few Sikh’s living in Ontario, but still 9 Sikh’s actively served with the Canadian troops in WWI. Among those 9 was Bukum Singh, one of the earliest known Sikh’s living in Ontario. Singh came to Canada in 1907 from Punjab. He first arrived in B.C at the age of 14, he was mining until he moved to Toronto in 1912/1913.
The inhabitants of Toussaint have not completely forgotten the history out of which they arose on Earth. Jonkanoo has become a holiday during which they celebrate the landing of the Marryshow Corporation nation ships that had brought their ancestors to Toussaint two centuries before: “Time to remember the way their forefathers had toiled and sweated together: Taino Carib and Arawak; African; Asian; Indian; even the Euro, though some wasn’t too happy to acknowledge that-there bloodline. All the bloods flowing into one river, making a new home on a new planet” (Hopkinson 18). This explanation of Jonkanoo and the life on Earth alludes to the history of colonialism and slave trade which brought diverse populations together in the Caribbean. The moment of diasporic travel to the “Nation worlds” also encompasses the Middle Passage across the Atlantic.
Canada has a little piece of almost every culture in the world, shown through the large amount of people moving to Canada from every continent in the world. The multitude of cultures is displayed through the plethora of festivals held throughout the country every year, such as the Folk Fest, Edmonton Food Festival, Heritage Festival and the International Film Festival, all bringing in various cultures and traditions from around the world. Canada has all of these festivals due to the large amount of immigration that was even shown in Anita Rau Badami’s essay my Canada, when she and her husband had moved from India to Vancouver. Canada is one if not the most desirable countries to immigrate to, not only for the living conditions but because of the ability to keep your culture and not have to assimilate to a “Canadian” culture. Thanks to immigration Canada has become a great model country to look at for cultural diversity and cultural acceptance that any country can look at and try to model in their own
An Irish novelist, short-story writer and essayist, Bram Stoker is one of the best and well-known author who developed his famous work, Dracula. Bram Stoker was originally derived from his real and full name, Abraham Stoker. He was born in Clontarf, Ireland on November 8, 1847. He is raised by his mother named, Charlotte Matilda Blake Thornley Stoker and his father Abraham Stoker. One of seven children, young stoker suffered from illness that left him bedridden and unable to move for years, yet the influence he got from his mother, telling him cruel and vivid tales didn’t stop him to begin shaping his imaginative mind, luckily, he was able to recover at the of 7.
Edward Michael “Bear “Grylls, a man known the world over through his television show “Man vs Wild,” is a pop culture icon until this day. He is known as a British explorer, writer, and television host who hailed from the country of Ireland. He was born on the seventh of June, 1974 (age 43 currently) in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland. He grew up in an adventurous family where he learned and discovered a lot of his skills and passions. His two parents were both involved in politics, as he was the son of Conservative politician Sir Michael Grylls and Sarah Grylls, who was the daughter of politician Patricia Ford.
For example, according to the article Polynesian Migrations, “Over the span of 800 years, Polynesians have explored over 16 million square miles of ocean and have settled in every habitable island in the Pacific. They brought their world view with them when they arrived in Hawai`i by voyaging on canoe from the southern Pacific (primarily the Marquesas), settling the islands circa 300-60.” This clearly proves how rich and special Hawaiian history is because without these people, Hawaiian culture would never have existed. These Polynesians were the creators of all Hawai’i, and to carry on all of the knowledge that they have brought with them such as, how to navigate, how to fish, how to make different medicines, and so much more is an honor and should be something that is respected and brought to people’s full attention, not forgotten. It’s these kinds of special moments in history that make an event such as this one worth
My first stamp shows the layout of Canada were Treaties 1 to 11 are on the map. it also shows a buffalo. The buffalo was a very significant part of their history but later the First Nation people were starved because the Europeans took over their land and the buffalo were nowhere in sight. I also included the Aboriginal Medicine Circle on this stamp. That symbol mean many meaningful things for the First Nation
Jay Gatsby changed the most as a character because He started the novel as a rich and extravagant man with a mysterious background, but it was revealed that he didn 't start his life this way, James Gatz was a seventeen-year-old fisherman on Lake Superior who had big dreams that he thought he never could make a reality. But he adopted a persona that modelled the ideal person through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old, and met his good companion and friend Mr. Dan Cody. But towards the end of the book the window that is Jay Gatsby is shattered when Gatsby tries to reveal his love for Daisy to Tom, but Tom perseveres, and reveals that he did some research into Gatsby and exposed his shady dealings. This shattered the fragile persona of Jay Gatsby which reduced him, in essence to a very rich James Gatz. Gatsby’s death, even changed his character as his father made an appearance and led him to explain how highly he regarded his son.