This can be a metaphor for the oral tradition that was especially used in Native American cultures. Anytime a story is retold it gets more dramatic and exciting, and then at some point it is not even the same story it started
She is saying at the end of the primitive world she wanted to be a guide for those in the future, to make a reference point for them to follow. Her tools were “the desires of humans as they emerged/ from the killing fields, from the bedrooms and the kitchens” (Harjo 3-4). All three locations are symbolic for various places of corruption. Killing fields represent war, a struggle for control and power. It represents the greed; the only reason war breaks out is due to some type of power struggle.
Throughout the story, the mask is revealed and the reader gets to see that what may look scary and evil, can be something very different on the inside. This story shows that the evil may be what you thought was the good, and what you thought was good was the evil. But, this also depends on the reader’s personal opinions, creating it a grey zone.The battle between good and evil also relates to our world today, outside of literature. As I stated in the above paragraph, the definition of good and evil is a brey zone; especially in the present state of the world. There are so many crazy things going on in this world that people do not understand.
1,000 U.S. soldiers were slaughtered. This was known as the Fetterman Massacre, but to the Lakota and Cheyenne it was known has Battle of the Hundred in the Hand. On June 17, 1876, Crazy Horse led a combined group of approximately 1,500 Lakota and Cheyenne in a surprise attack. The attack was against brevetted Brigadier General George Crook’s force of 1,000 cavalry and infantry, and allied 300 Crow and Shoshone warriors in the Battle of the Rosebud. Crazy Horse died in September of
Films are reflective of cultural values, with each genre representing a different facet. The Western genre is perhaps the most iconic; fueled by masculinity and valor, with smoking guns, dashing heroes, and wicked villains, watching these films is an exciting experience. Beneath their dramatic, riveting surface, is a compelling narrative form, upheld by numerous authors over the past hundreds of years. The basic form of the western involves a hero, a villain, and a woman. With the villain always as an amoral scoundrel and the rest of the cast as virtuous and noble citizens, their roles are clearly cut.
Looting made the fighting “worth…risking your hide for” and was seen as a payment for the men and women’s services to the villismo . The followers of the villista revolution had banded together to lift their oppression and then became the enraged oppressors of whoever would cross the end of their rifles. In fact, the soldiers go so far as to blatantly disregard Cervantes’s order to return the old mans corn, instead beating him until he plead for mercy . Villismo psychology and demeanor had clearly been warped if the oppressed revolutionaries now oppressed and harmed other poor individuals without
The police were very often seen as violent, brutal, and corrupted. The author takes it a step further to not only say that this relationship is only caused because the men are gangsters, but that they are also Mexican. There are many occasions when Rodriguez relays an account where the police call the men very racist names and act upon their beliefs in a very brutal manner. He continues this theme of social inequality as he talks about his experiences in school and his parents ' experiences in their jobs. By depicting these situations Rodriguez makes the large assumption that the main reason that gangs are so prominent is because the Mexican culture was experiencing a lack of resources and support and therefore, their youth turned to something they felt could help.
And for those lowkey bad guys who you don’t know are bad until they brutally murder someone, things actually turn out pretty good for them... Well at least for the ones who can handle murdering someone without being a total wussy about it. The whole play is sort of based on this theme that for some reason being good is bad, and being bad is great. The first, most prominent representation of this theme is in Act 1, Scene 2 when king Duncan finds out that there was a traitor
Children were stripped from their parents and houses were burned in this act of cruelty from the Indians. Throughout Rowlandson’s attack she is experiencing awful sights such as her brother in law was killed and stripped of his clothes. This violence would not stop at the end of the attack however as Rowlandson would be captured by the Indians and made to live with them with one small child who she would take in. Rowlandson describes one night as a “lively resemblance of hell” (Rowlandson 271) as she is witnessing the ruthlessness that is acted by the Indians in their treatment to wasting the bodies of horses, cows and the other animals that were present. Rowlandson’s accounts of violence give us another side to experience as de las Casas’ shows the cruelty of the Christians throughout their travels while Rowlandson experiences violence with the attacking of her town by the
The idea of being lost in a place in which you don’t speak the language, in which you have never been, and in which you do not have a cell phone plan has a certain terrifying romanticism to it. This was its own kind of wild in that there were consequences to getting lost and it was probably dangerous but I, ever the ebullient if a little naive student of Krakauer and Thorough, reveled in it. I decided to take this arena of new experiences and play on hard; I was going to find the Dragon’s Back in Shek-O, Hong Kong, and I was going to hike it unaccompanied and without a map or a phone to undo any mistakes I made along the way. As the story goes, “I now walk into the wild.” This was, of course, not nearly as romantic a notion as I made it out to be as I sat on the subway which had, only days before, been set on fire with both of my roommates onboard. It was January of 2017; being an American abroad was suddenly controversial.