We learn that, “A long,long time ago he’d been the governor of Florida.”( Hiaasen 16) and “Then, one day halfway through his term of office, Clint Tyree flat-out disappeared from the governor 's mansion. This adds mystery to Skinks past and makes his character more interesting to follow know that we know his past, making him not just a crazy old man. Near the middle of the novel when Richard is driving up Florida to find Malley when “I got the shakes. It was a tall brown UPS delivery truck.”(Hiaasen 103) Then Richard explains how his dad died when he crashed into a UPS truck and ever since then he had begun to fear them because it, “...is the last sight dad saw.”(103
“The Great Gatsby” is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in the 1920’s and is a recollection of a man named Nick Carraway 's memories of the summer he met Jay Gatsby the person he could not judge. Jay Gatsby changed the most throughout the novel 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 was
“The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca: A land So Strange” written by Andres Resendez takes place in the sixteenth century with Spanish conquistadors searching for treasures in northern Mexico, and the state of Florida that only a handful have traveled into, leaving this unknown territory to be speculated about. Spanish conquistadors involved in the journey to explore Florida consisted of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Andrés Dorantes, Alonso del Castillo, and Estebanico Dorantes. The goal of journeying to Florida was mainly to bring treasure that was said to have been found in the Native Americans lands in Rio de las Palmas, México. However, due to the lack of pilots experienced with the Rio de las Palmas area the expedition was the result of the
Juan Ponce de Leon is a Spaniard conquistador and explorer. When he was younger, according to Linda Alchin “...de Leon came from a noble family and was well educated.” He also “...served as a page to Pedro Nunuz de Guzman at the Spanish court.” In the 1490’s, Ponce de Leon became a skilled warrior when he fought against the Moors for the benefit of Spain. After his warrior phase, de Leon travelled along with Columbus on his second voyage to Hispaniola in 1493. According
This compromise between the United States and Spain in the Adams-Onis Treaty was a significant compromise during the colonization of America because many conflicts between Spain and the U.S. were resolved, it led to further expansion of the U.S, and today, Florida has a huge effect on the United States. Florida did not just walk into the hands of the US though, other countries had already made their way to Florida to claim it as their own. This caused there to be many fights about who actually owned it. The Spanish were the first to colonize in Florida at St. Augustine and only had brief peace as sometime in the 17th century, Native Americans and English settlers attacked the people living there. The Spanish, who owned Florida, made a mistake by entering the French and Indian War very late under the
“Seminole Indians” The Seminole Indians were a “Native American tribe of Central Florida” (Swygart 1). The term “Seminole” means runaway or pioneer. This was because the first Seminoles were originally members of the Creek tribe that migrated south: “Seminole History begins with bands of Creek indians from Georgia and Alabama who migrated to Florida in the 1700’s” (Florida Department of State 1). Natives who traveled and settled in Florida “shared the area with another group of Indians, who spoke Mikasuki. Together the two groups became known as Seminole…” ( Fixico 1).
Born on July 6th, 1747, John Paul’s father was a gardener and grew up in the slums of southwest Scotland. John Paul at 12 years old was sailing the seas as an apprentice. Apprenticing under a merchant whose name was John Younger, John Paul was a cabin boy and sailed all over under Younger. Sailing across the Atlantic, John Paul made it to Fredericksburg, Virginia to visit his older brother, William. In 1766, Younger’s merchant business had gone under and failed.
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 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.
In the 1953 short story titled “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, readers are given a glimpse of what the end of the story may look like through use of foreshadowing, symbolism, and other literary techniques. Although the story looks to be an innocent story of a family who travels to Florida for vacation at the start of it, readers soon find out that the story has a darker twist to it. This family trip turns violent and this gruesome ending can easily represent the violence taking place in America during the time this story was written by O’Connor and even today. The short story starts off with a family of six- parents, a grandmother, and three children- and they are all planning a trip to Florida. Although it has been decided that they are going to Florida, the grandmother is frustrated and tries to convince her son and his family that they should go to Tennessee instead since more family lives there and there are sights to see there.
He is also known for when he built a small financial empire that helped advance spanish colonization in the Caribbean. In exploration Ponce de Leon accompanied Christopher Columbus on his 1493 voyage to a new world, but didn’t return with him because he wanted to stay in the Dominican Republic. About a decade later from that Ponce de Leon explored
His family hoped he would become a lawyer, but he told his father he would rather explore the West Indies.In 1540, Hernando de Alarcón was given command of three ships to carry supplies to Francisco Vásquez de Coronado 's expedition. In summer 1540, Alarcón and his fleet sailed from the mouth of the Río Grande de Santiago He made two journeys up the Colorado. On the second one, he reached a point near the mouth
Cabeza de Vaca was second in command of the expedition, and was the official treasurer. The group had one common goal, to establish a settlement across the Gulf of Mexico, as well as spreading the word of God, prosper in wealth, and also receive fame and glory. They traveled westward and eventually landed near present day Tampa Bay, Florida, in the spring of 1528.
He gained fame and fortune like other conquistadores. He employed what he learned in the military to subdue and control native peoples of the Caribbean. He was a Spanish explorer who went with Columbus on his second voyage. In the first 10 years of 1500 he built settlements in Hispaniola, which is now made up of the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, for a short time. There he heard of an island which made old people young again.
West Palm Beach, Florida (FL) was incorporated in 1894, making it one of the oldest and more established communities in South Florida. The city 's main claim to fame is playing host to one of the nation 's premiere music festivals called SunFest. Regardless of it 's status as a relatively quiet community, they still find themselves dealing with drug addiction issues common throughout other parts of the region. The Hard Facts About Drug Abuse in Florida Even though relevant information about drug abuse and addiction are unavailable for West Palm Beach, the region as a whole has had significant problems in recent years. In 2013, Trust for America 's Health published a report that indicated the state was ranked in the top 11 for fatalities caused by drug abuse and/or addiction.