Mr. Bertelsen English 3 Matthew Rossmiller 8 October 17 It’s not all about you. In the book The Crucible we see some very despicable characters throughout the book. One of these characters is Abigail Williams. She is the most despicable character because she commits adultery, lies in court, and kills her friends Abigail Williams is a young 17 year old girl who used to work at the Elizabeth and John Proctor’s home. She was then fired after Elizabeth found out that John was having an affair Abigail while she was sick.
“I saw those policemen enveloped in a shower of falling stone. Their lives must have been blotted out in an instant.” this quote was from an article called “Horrific Wreck of the City” told by a man named Fred Hewitt. He was a eye witness in the 1906 earthquake, so was a woman named Emma Burke who was also in the disaster. The earthquake in 1906 is one of the most significant earthquakes of all time, says the USGS. Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame.
The detrimental Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is considered to be one of the most tragic disasters in history. On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out and killed 146 garment workers who were mostly women. These women worked countless hours with low wages and inhumane working conditions in a factory. Even though this event was tragic, the triangle shirtwaist fire helped to shape the new world for the better. The multitude of workers trapped within the inferno to their demise was the final straw for the mistreatment of America’s workers.
In 1836, the gruesome death of a prostitute encaptivated the public eye and began a newspaper frenzy that centered on a morbid fixation of the life and death of Helen Jewett. Patricia Cline Cohen's The Murder of Helen Jewett pieces together the facts of Helen's life and death in an attempt to describe gender inequality in America by giving a meticulous account of life in the 1830s. (Insert small biography) Around three in the morning on Sunday, April 10, 1836 Rosina Townsend, the madam of the brothel, was spurred from her bed at the south end of Thomas St by a man knocking on the front door. While she was up she noticed that a globe lamp, which was normally on the second floor, was sitting lit on a table in the back parlor and the door to the back yard was ajar. Rosina saw nothing in the backyard, then went upstairs to investigate further.
Causes and Consequences of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire, killing nearly one hundred and fifty workers. It has since been referred to as the “worst workplace disaster in New York City history until 9/11.” The corruption of Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, Triangle owners, and Tammany Hall permitted the horrendous working conditions in the factory which ultimately caused the Triangle fire and consequent one hundred and forty-six deaths. Although tragic, this disaster served as a catalyst in the development of modern occupational health and safety regulations and fire prevention
A 60-year-old woman was stung to death by Africanized killer bees on Wednesday afternoon at the Arm of Love Primary School compound in San Ignacio town, Cayo. The Phoenix Fire Department says at least six people have been stung in a bee attack at the Pioneer RV Park in north Phoenix.The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday at the park near the I-17 and Carefree Highway. Sadly one man was hospitalized. As you can see here killer bees are very dangerous and can kill. They are not like your regular honey bees, but much more aggressive.
The evidence of violence suggests that there was a series of racial discord that preceded this outburst of violent actions. In her article, “Performing Personal Narrative: Anna Deveare Smith's ‘Fires in the Mirror,’” Myers claims that: the tragic events of August 20, 1991, which began when a car from the motorcade of the Hasidic Grand Rebbe jumped the sidewalk and pinned two black children against a window grate, severely injuring seven-year-old, Angela Cato, and killing her cousin Gavin, also seven” (52). This information is helpful for my research because in “Fires in the Mirror,” Deveare-Smith cleverly portrays nineteen original portraits. What I could tell about each of the people Devear-Smith portrayed is the way she describes the biases that exist between Blacks and whites. She lets us know that this is very important, because the word, “bias” is the Rising Action that results in the Climax.
Body Paragraph 2, about character 2 Topic Sentence:Introduce/connect character to claim The bravery of a young immigrant girl saves many lives from a burning shirtwaist factory. Phrase preparing for the Evidence to come (Integrating Quotes POD): Yetta, from Uprising by Margaret Haddix, performs an act of bravery in a blazing fire: Evidence -”direct quote” w/ Parenthetical Documentation (Author #): “‘Somebody has to tell the ninth floor!’ She screamed back. ‘I have to!’ She turned around and began clattering up the stairs” (Haddix 276). Tell what emotions the character is experiencing to show this trait: Yetta wants to save her friends and fellow workers and is scared for their lives. Tell how this evidence shows the trait (define trait through the character’s actions): Yetta is willing to go higher into the fire in the building, risking her own life, to save others.
The whole poem itself is a reference to a real bombing on September 15th, 1963. On this day, there is a bomb that explodes in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the explosion kills four young black schoolgirls. Although the poem does not explicitly say which girl out of the four is the main character, readers can assume that this poem is a depiction of the the real bombings. Relating back to the irony, the fact that this poem is essentially real leaves the readers in even more shock and pain. This nonfiction aspect of the poem strengthens the theme of “violence is everywhere, no matter where one goes” because it is an actual problem, not some fairy tale.
The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with luminous paint at the United States Radium factory in Orange, New Jersey, around 1917.’This statement/expiations was from the article called,” Radium Girls” from the wed cite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls. The radium girl where started during the 1920’s when a” wristwatch with a glow-in-the-dark dial” (this is from the article called Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107 found in the link below.) Radium is a glowed and fizzed substance. Mae Keane from the article ‘Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107’ she say, ‘… she didn't like the taste of the radium paint. It was gritty’.
Ill-Equipped Rescuers Formative Assessment The article “Ill-Equipped Rescuers Digs Out Volcano Victims; Aids Slow Reach to Colombian Town” written by Bradley Graham provides information on the eruption of a volcano taking place in Columbia. Moreover, the eruption caused a major outcry in the city Armero, Columbia leading to the deaths of thousands. Throughout the article Bradley Graham described his sightings throughout his journey from people dying one by one and how the city was completely devastated during this event. However, he sought to see something that had inspired him to write this article. It was a female child stuck within the depths of the water fulfilled with mud and water shown on “The article also relates the
Just earlier this very year, there was a horrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where 146 workers perished. Some died from the fire and others from jumping from the windows in order to escape it. Triangle Shirtwaist has brought the plight of these poor workers to the forefront as the public takes notice of the lack of safety measures in place at not just this factory, but many similar workplaces, and demands that something be done to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. I believe one of the first steps to creating a safer workplace is having government regulations in place that prevent the mistreatment of workers and ensure that employees can escape in case of emergency. The regulations themselves should not be just broad, but address the many issues that workers face in order to give the workers the safest and healthiest working environment possible.
194), large crowds of onlookers gathered on the streets and were the first witnesses to the horrors to come. Before the first engines had arrived young girls had begun leaping from the ninth floor windows, crashing through glass overhangs or wires and were crushed to death on the sidewalk below. Fireman struggled to set up their vehicles and work around an increasing number of bodies filling the sidewalks and streets. Mortified crowds looked on screaming as more girls appeared at the windows of the ninth floor and one after another jumped, landing in heaps on top of each other. Despite desperate efforts to raise ladders and spread nets there was little the firefighters could do to help the terrified women that were lining the windows of the ninth floor.