As the wild west opened, so did new opportunities for American to strike it rich. But with the wild west opening up for the Americans, Indian lands were being encroached for railroads and homesteads. Indians were being pushed into reservations, their children sent to assimilation schools such AS the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. In the horrors of American assimilation targeted at young Native American children, many children would face struggle of losing their identity or face punishment of resisting assimilation. In the assimilation stories of Zitkala Sa and Sherman Alexie, tells the tale of their childhood experience being integrated into “American culture”.
The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a full-size replica of an eighteenth century Cherokee community located in Cherokee, North Carolina. The village brochure serves as an example of the intersection between Native American religions and American tourism in modernity. Tourism funds the attraction, which is owned and operated by the Cherokee Historical Association, and promotes an “authentic” experience that takes visitors back in time with “real Indians” as their subjects. By framing the natives as noble savages, the brochure reveals a history of Native American self-commodification. The Oconaluftee Indian Village both challenges and perpetuates historical trends in the relationship between religion and tourism by creating and defining authenticity
Broken Dreams Anyone can be lonely, even if they are surrounded by people. They can be lost in their loneliness, without someone to talk to. The characters in the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, are a perfect representation of this. The novella starts with the main characters, George and Lennie, finding their way to a ranch after being chased out of their previous job. It is immediately clear that George, while smaller in size is the sharper one, and that Lennie has the mind of a child and an obsession with petting things, soft things.
If Native Americans were not compliant, Americans would murder them. Although Manifest Destiny was seen as an inevitable movement among Americans and resulted in the formation of the American West in the Nineteenth century, it was truthfully an act of invasion and subjugation against peoples who had settled the land for hundreds of years earlier. Manifest Destiny led to an obvious upsurge in racial
An example of low key lighting in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is when Willy is with her father as a child and they are discussing the cons of candy by the low light fire. This example creates a sad and depressive mood because of how dark the place is and how Willy lives in a strict household and style. This also helps the viewer understand how Willy feels sometimes when he is with his father. An example of low key lighting in Edward Scissorhands is when we first see Edward hiding in the corner of the attic in the mansion. This example creates a suspenseful and eerie tone because we don’t know what Edward looks like and how creepy and mysterious he might be based on what experiences he might have been through.
The cat could represent killing, but in the story the cat is only giving affection and fear to the narrator. The narrator is the one who decides to turn those feelings into hatred and anger towards his pets and wife. In “The Black Cat” Poe uses foreshadowing and symbolism to show the characters actions. The cat represents the actions of the characters because it's what causes the characters to do what they did.
The conflict between the Americans and the Natives for the Native’s lands caused the government to created an Act to move the Natives. This compromise was the Indian Removal Act, “An Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories and for their removals west of the river Mississippi” (United). The Act was passed on May 30, 1830 (Removal), and moved the Natives’ across the country from Georgia to Oklahoma (adamelhamouden). The Removal Act was for all Indians, but there were many other treaties that the government used to move the Natives. The Cherokees used the Treaty of New Echota.
Native Americans; Then and Now In the Sherman Alexie’s novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a young boy named Junior faces many struggles in life as a result of his Native American background. Before America was actually known as America, it was inhabited by the Native Americans. However, the Spaniards came to America and took control of their land. By understanding the information given in this novel, we can link it to the history of Native Americans and how modern day Native Americans’ lives are an outcome of previous colonization.
Children are born into the world with no set guidelines or morals until they can get a basic understanding of the world around them. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a man with incredible amounts of honor and morality. His two kids see a lot of the cruelty that exists in life throughout their childhood, from a racist trial to a truly bitter person. Atticus tries to instill several morals into his children so that they will lead successful lives in the future with a strong understanding of the world.
In the first short story we read, The Black Cat, guilt is what causes the narrator to be caught for the crime he did. The narrator in this story hated the black cat that him and his wife had as a pet. He was an alcoholic, and one day when the cat vexed him, Poe, in the story, ripped the cat’s eye out. After ripping the cat’s eye out, Poe felt bad and decided to hang the cat. Poe hung the cat, so he would no longer feel guilty for the crime that he committed against the cat.
“Coming of Age” In the book The Indian Peoples of Eastern America, James Axtell, the editor, gives us various amounts of different documents that explain the lives of the Indians. This gives us, the reader, an insight and perceptive of what it felt like to be an Indian during these hard times. Throughout this time, the Europeans had settled upon North America where the Indians had already founded and adapted upon their survivals.
Early in the 19th century, while the rapidly-growing United States expanded further into the South, white settlers faced what they considered an obstacle. This area was home to the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chicasaw and Seminole groups. These Indian nations, in the view of the settlers and many other white Americans, were in the way of progress. Eager for land so they could raise cotton, the settlers pressured the federal government to take or steal Indian territory. Andrew Jackson, from Tennessee, was a forceful leader in the Indian removal.
However, there are also differences between the two, such as Lennie’s size and his mental abilities. To start, one of the main similarities between the movie and the novel is Lennie liking to touch soft things. In Weed, the town George and Lennie last worked, Lennie petted a girl’s dress and, as George says, “Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped,” which resulted in them fleeing town. George yells at Lennie for keeping a dead mouse in his pocket because he wants to touch it. Lennie also touches Curley’s wife’s hair and breaks her neck, which causes a party to attempt to kill him.