The Book I got from you some time ago, of Delaware Forgotten Folks of Nanticoke and Moor it really has given me trouble now, I can not change my Commanding Officer’s mind about the book, he believe every word of it, of which not every word not truly, of which you state…after they read the Book, they then wanted to courtmarshal me for this and they, my (sqdn) went around telling everybody about this.____ the Nanticoke Indian is half blood negger, that what the book said, so every body know about it all over Columbus Ohio. Weslager responded to the man’s note with disbelief at such a turn of events. “I can not understand how this book can do you any possible harm,” he wrote. The book “presents a case very favorable to the Nanticoke Indian
We go up to the people crying and they told us that the everyone was dead back at the ghetto. I felt my heart drop to my stomach, I fell on my knees and started balling my eyes out. I ran to the tent and Ethan tried to comfort me, but I was too busy thinking about my dad, if your wonder my mom left us when i was a baby so my dad took care of me. “Dezirae,” Ethan acknowledged. “What do you want,” I cried.
The most inhumane thing about diseases is that humans spread them to each other. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie mourns for himself every morning because of the horrible disease that has taken over his body (Albom 56). Morrie’s disease has caused almost all of his physical capabilities cease to exist. This disease caused Morrie to lose some of his humanity. In Night, Jews being held in concentration camps were constantly catching diseases.
“ he laid there on his stomach, the doctor said that his heart was going to burst if he were to walk” (hurst 417). In this quote they are saying that doodle is a bit special. “ i 'm going to teach his how to walk so i don 't have to carry him around everywhere i go “hurst 419). So the narrator is trying to teach doodle how to walk so that he didn 't have to carry him everywhere he went because he was embarrassed of doodle. .
In Ellison short story “Battle Royal” he shows us readers his view on the American society and the black struggles that are inscribed in it. In the Beginning of the story Ellison shows that during his time period there were some black people that felt regret on not taking a stand against the white people and instead just live a life of inequality. The narrator grandfather gave him a long speech on his deathbed that was full of real thoughts of the black people of Ellison time. In the short story “Battle Royal”, the grandfather proclaims, “I never told you, but our life is a war and I have been a traitor all my born days, a spy in the enemy's country”. Clarifying the fact that the life he lived was not a life he intended to but the only way he thought he could survive was to live it in that manner.
"...to dumb people down, to demoralize them, left them sitting ducks..." (Gatto 613) It is suggested that schooling only releases idiotic and immature people out into the world. However, Alexie and Douglass are prime examples to display disagreement with Gatto’s claim. Alexie believes each person can overcome a challenge and present their "genius" if they tried. “I refused to fail… I read books late into the night until I could barely keep my eyes open.” (Alexie 36) Alexie’s idea contradicts Gatto because he chose to put in the effort to learn and prevail over the stereotypes labeled on Indians. He had the desire to teach his students about the power of reading and learning because he was previously in the same place as them.
John says to Elizabeth, “ I have been thinking I would confess to them, Elizabeth” (Miller 135). This quotes shows that although John does not want to be hung, but he has a hard time evening thinking about confessing. The more John thinks about it he signs his name and admits to witchcraft, but after realizing what he has done he rips the paper up and goes to the wagon to get hung. This all shows how the fear of death almost over powered him and he almost lost his reputation that he was very proud of and wanted to keep. In the The Crucible, John Proctor’s motivation shifts from fear to redemption, which causes him to be accused of witchcraft.
The prisoners were locked up in the gas chambers for them to die and others had to get used to their new daily routines in living in these concentration camps. Huge goal for all these prisoners locked up in concentration camps was to survive. Survival is key, especially when prisoners have a chance to escape through these harsh manners. For example, one of the pages talked about this poor baby who shows to be very pretty, is dying and doesn’t have a place to hide nor food and water to keep her alive, (Borowski 59). It’s unbelievable that a baby is in one of the concentration camp with barely any help and she is dying.
He loved learning about God and was also interested in mysticism. “I was almost thirteen and deeply observant. By day I studied Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple” (3). Elie spends most of his time at the synagogue praying and learning more about his faith. As the memoir continues is questioned by Moishe the Beadle, a “religious crony” of Elie’s, about his prayer.
The constant drilling and boredom gnaws at him, and the rest of the soldiers are ready for a battle. They take a train ride near to the location of their first battle, and while on the train, Charley notices that the majority of the South’s people are very poor. Then the first battle happened. It is a slaughter, Charley watches as men he’s known for months die before his eyes, and he can’t help but run from the battlefield when called to retreat. This is the Battle of Bull Run.
The Cherokees were forced to drag the wagons out of the muddy roads. Death became a daily occurrence because of the road conditions, winter distress, and illness. The government only provided a single blanket to each Indian as shelter from the cold wind of the winter. The ill-equipped Cherokees were trapped beside the frozen Mississippi River with many of them dying of pneumonia. Starvation and malnutrition made the Cherokees more prone to diseases like cholera, dysentery, and smallpox.
When reading the poem, “The Gift,” by Li-Young Lee, it can be interpreted many different ways. Upon initial reading, I took the poem very literal, but then I thought deeper and dug beneath the surface to realize the true meaning as to what Li-Young Lee was trying to say. As the author is removing a splinter from his wife 's hand, he has a flashback from the time when he was seven and his father removes a metal splinter from his palm. Although he was probably terrified at first, his father distracted him by reciting a tale. Lee mentions in the poem that he does not remember what the tale was about, but only that his father 's voice was “a well of dark water” and his hands were “two measures of tenderness.” The father here is showing
He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp. Elie knew that all those men would get burned and killed because they were of no use to the Germans anymore. In conclusion there are several accounts in the novel Night by Elie Weizel where his faith in religion is tested. When he is separated from his family at the arrival of Auschwitz, When he and another turn against their fathers from the traumatization of the camp itself, and when his father is dying near the end of