It’s been trying to kill Indians since the very beginning. Indians are pretty much born soldiers anyway. Don’t need a uniform to prove it” (Alexie 29). This quote shows the truthful thoughts of a modern day Native American and can reflect his first had experiences with living in America. Based on the quote, Natives are so ridiculed that they are basically taught
Junior is a young American Indian who had grown up on a reservation in the western United States. As he grew older, he realized that living on the reservation would lead him nowhere. His only chance of hope at a better life is to leave “the Rez”. Sherman Alexie perfectly captures the culture of an American Indian in his novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, by introducing white culture by sending Junior to Reardan High School. Junior’s experience in Reardan allows him to draw conclusions about his own culture and Alexie has surely done research on American Indian culture.
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him. Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato.
The assigned reading for chapter 6, Testimony by Sonny Singh is a firsthand account of the author as he fell victim to the prejudice towards certain racial and ethnic groups that followed the events of September 11,2001. Sonny Singh belongs to an ethnic group called Sikhs which are very identifiable because of their appearances. Most Sikh men wear a turban and have beards. This is a religious requirement for them and they consider it a matter of faith and prestige. In this article, the author has mentioned various instances where he has faced prejudice by strangers even years after the 9/11 attack and how it affects his everyday life as an educator and musician.
In Sherman Alexie’s short stories (and poems), there usually three central themes that the story rotates. In this paper, I will be exploring how he (Alexie) explores the themes losing culture, a cycle of regret, and using drugs (mainly alcohol) to escape. In Indian Education, the short story, Alexie seems to show that whenever young Victor tries to express himself through his culture, he is punished. Take the section “First Grade” for example. In first grade, Junior (the main character and narrator) says that “The little warrior in me roared to life that day..” and makes comparisons to traditional Native American warriors, such as describing the brusies on the other boy’s face as “war paint” or how Junior chants “it’s a good day to die”, which is phrase typically associated with Crazy Horse, who was a Native American chief.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that expresses racism and hatred that affects people. In the book there are characters that act almost as if they are the best and they are racist because of that. Atticus teaches Scout and Jem to treat everybody the same. Bob Ewell isn't like Atticus, Scout or Jem. He wants to put Tom Robinson in jail for something he didn't even do because he is racist.
The author’s tone in this quote is violent and bitter. Eric saying that he “hated almost everyone “, would support the reader’s thinking towards what kind of person Eric is, and what Eric is thinking. Eric’s use of language almost immediately gives the reader a hint of what he is capable of, not in the sense that he would literally “rip is head off and eat it” but in the sense that he is capable of doing bad things. Given the fact that people throughout the United States have already heard of the mass shooting in Columbine, the reader would promptly identify Eric as the killer and they would be right. The author’s purpose could be to keep the reader thinking: who is the killer?
Things went from bad to worst after the commanding officer shot the medicine man and threatened to arrest Geronimo, an Apache leader. The scene reveals the inner conflict and struggle experienced by one of the Apache scouts, between his duty as a soldier and his belief that the Apaches have the right to be free. He also felt that the oppression that was exerted by the white people on his race was very unjust. This inner conflict ultimately led him to shoot his commanding officer, knowing full well that he will be prosecuted and executed. One of the main aspects that made this scene so intense was the producer intentionally playing with the emotion of the viewer by attempting to place the viewer (point of view) in the mindset of the Apache scout.
The Death of Julius Caesar In William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”, Caesar is stabbed to death by a group of conspirators. There are many reasons as to why Caesar is killed but it ultimately comes down to two main reasons. Caesar is killed because the conspirators want him dead and he is very arrogant, this proves that bad things happen too self centered dishonorable people. One reason the conspirators want Julius Caesar dead is because they believe Caesar thinks he is better than everyone else. “I was born free as Caesar; so were you: / We both have fed as well, and we can both endure the winter’s cold as well as he.” Another reason why the conspirators want Julius Caesar dead is because they believe Caesar won 't be a good
It appeared the building was possessed by some evil power (Kubrick suggested it could be because the house was built on the Native Americans’ cemetery) that killed some of visitors and workers. The spirit or demon was interested in Danny’s abilities, but the boy used them to call help and save himself and his mother. Jack died (froze to death in the movie) and joined the ranks of people affected by the Overlook Hotel. Kubrick’s The Shining can be called the most famous screen adaptation of this novel. This status remains despite the fact the director cut and changed some aspects of the original story.
He claims that Prince Jones’ life is a vessel, carrying every component that made his life meaningful. Unfortunately, his life was immediately taken away by a fatal murder that raised Jones’ essence back to heaven. Giving this account to his son meant that Coates wanted him to understand that his own race is unjustly targeted as violent beings. The fact that one of his valued friends was murdered because one white individual claimed that he felt endangered in his presence was repulsive towards Coates. This memory scorned his perception of reality of society in that he repeatedly reasoned himself that they have a negative perception towards black
Because of these heinous crimes he was dubbed by the world as too evil to live. Panzram agreed, stating, “I was so full of hate that there was no room in me for such feelings as love, pity, kindness or honor or decency…” He further stated, "…My only regret is that I wasn 't born dead or not at all (Gado, 2011).” Some of the questions the researcher asks in this article pertaining to this killer was, what caused a human being to not only harm others in such horrible ways but to also hate themselves with such a burning passion? Was it nature or
If it killed men and was unnatural they would kill anything if it fit the quota. Though the movie gave us something to think about, “Why? Why does Grendel kill?”. Unable to replicate the book they added in characters such as Selma the witch and Grendel’s father. Grendel’s father is the reason why everything started and why Grendel sets onto his path of vengeance.