John Hardwig is a professor at East Tennessee State University teaching philosophy and medical ethics. The thesis of his article is “I feel strongly that I may very well someday have a duty to die.”
After watching Tecumseh’s Vision, I became more knowledgeable about the struggles Natives had to experience as western civilization occurred. Tecumseh was a trailblazer to his people and was a visionary. He was in favor of a strong Indian confederacy and was a strong Indian leader. As a result of rising tensions between the Shawnees and the Americans, it lead to a costly culmination of battles in order to claim Ohio land and westward expansion. Tecumseh’s legacy lives on and he is remembered for his leadership and courage to take on the Americans.
Writers and poets often spread deep meaning in ordinary things: bowl can represent our parents’ heritage, food can represent our relationships with people and chocolate bar can be a symbol of childhood or green tea can be a symbol of love. Those simple things can be really meaningful, but mostly all authors understood the meaning of those objects and the value of the moments that they had lived only after several years. To take things for granted is a human nature, isn’t it?
McCullough’s compelling speech, “You Are Not Special”, grabs the listener's attention through the devices he uses to further progress his main point in his speech that you shouldn’t try to be special or different for the recognition or praise of others, but for your own rewarding gratification. McCullough discusses the motif of similarity and notability, but then begins to overturn this towards the end of his speech and say how no one is solely special, but that everyone is special. McCullough addresses his purpose by using powerful symbolism, descriptive logos and a delayed sentence.
Many times people take things for granted. For example, we think since food is always provided to us we shouldn’t be thankful for it, or for pure drinking water or even for our freedom. Most of society receive this benefits, and we assume everybody gets them too, unfortunately that is not the case. Not all people can afford these privileges. We may not perceive them as that on the contrary, we think of them as needs, and fortunately for us we can afford to enjoy them. However, in the past this was not the case for most people. Even today people can't afford them. In the Devil’s Arithmetic, Hannah a 13-year-old girl realizes this after a spiritual awakening at the end of the story.
In the history of our forefathers and the generations before us we find countless examples of sacrifice, people gave their blood, sweat, and tears in the hope of a better future. One would think that the penance given long ago should be honored, remembered, and carried on in days to come. Joseph M. Marshall certainly believes so and furthers his thoughts through his book, The Lakota Way. Marshall is a descendant of the Lakota tribe, a proud culture with deep roots in American history. Like many of his people before him, Marshall passes on stories meant to teach the proper way of life. Through the telling of “The Story of the Thunders,” recounting the history of the Lakota, and describing his own personal experiences, Marshall illustrates
“To wreck itself; the worst that can befall/ Is but to die an honorable death”
On Friday, March 3, 2017, the students at Montevallo High School had a special speaker visit. His name is Jesse Jackson. The name sounds familiar because Jackson worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Jesse Jackson was born on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina. When his mother was sixteen he was born out of wedlock to professional boxer and well-known figure in the black community, Noah Louis Robinson. However, when his mother married, he was adopted by Charles Henry Jackson, his step father. During high school he experienced segregation and Jim Crow laws. After high school he attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship. He then transferred to North Carolina A&T. At North Carolina A&T he became involved in local civil rights protests. He then attended Chicago Theological Seminary but dropped out to focus directly on the Civil Rights Movement. He worked closely with MLK Jr. and was even present when he was shot. After the assassination he made is his own Civil Rights operation named People United to Serve Humanity. He ran for president twice. Needless to say, he is a very remarkable and astounding man.
In the novel, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, there are many passages that tend to be perplexing and difficult to understand, if not read closely by the reader. Although there are many passages in the novel that are compelling, the passage expressed by the deceased
In Rainer Maria Rilke 's writing, Letters to a Young Poet “Letter One” Rilke’s word choice keeps his tone steady as he builds on his two central ideas. Rilke, an early 1900’s poet, was asked to give advice to a young poet named, Frank Kappus. Rilke gives his advice through a series of letters. However, Rilke does not believe that criticism should have anything to do with art, so he castigates Kappus for asking for criticism. He focuses on trying to make Kappus realize he must look inside himself to discover who he really is so that he can unlock his purpose and make true art. As Rilke focuses on giving Kappus tips on how to discover who Kappus really is, Rilke’s word choice keeps the tone the same through his two central ideas.
Since the beginning of time Native Americans were never fully appreciated. Christopher Columbus voyaged to the New World and diminished what was left of the Native Americans along with their land. Tecumseh recognized the whites’ expansion westward as a threat to his people. In an effort to save Native American lands, Tecumseh ruled to organize a Native Confederacy that would fight the whites for land. When the U.S. opened up three million acres of land to whites the Native Americans could not stand by and wait to be moved or pushed further westward.
“The Treaty Story”, By the Minnesota Historical Society, and “What Does Justice Look Like?” by Wazyatawin are two pieces about Native American treaties when Minnesota was first being established. They both discuss the initial discovery of the land by fur traders and European settlers in the 1700’s and on, as well as the first communication between natives and white settlers. Both are credible, factual, but they differ when it comes to the speaker, the audience, and the word choice used throughout each text. “The Treaty Story” is an online interactive text meant for 6th grade students in Minneapolis Public Schools who are in the Minnesota history course; therefore the Minnesota Historical Society wrote it to be as unbiased as possible. On the
Chapter eight in the book, Voices Of Freedom, we read into the years of 1790 through 1815. In the coming chapters we learn about the French Revolution (1792-93), but also skim past Judith Murray and the equality of sexes, George Washington’s farewell address, George Tucker on Gabriel’s rebellion, Mercy Otis Warren on religion and Virtue (1805), Tecumseh on Indians and lands (1810), Felix Grundy, and Battle Cry of the War Hawks (1811). Although chapter eight follows the process of the republic and securing it I find that through this chapter an argument that is most presented in chapter eight is that of Indian rights in the New America, the rise of colonization and the amelioration of Native ways.
Every novel or stories gives a fundamental ideas or lesson for the readers. Most of the lesson are informative and it brings a changes to the readers mind. There will be a universal of an ideas explored in a literature and readers can abstract numerous themes depending on each individual. Similarly, in the novel “the old man and the sea” Hemingway depicted several themes related to nature, people and so on. However determination can also be one of the theme for the readers because the old man, Santiago didn’t gave up fishing even if he had cramp but he took this as an encouragement in his old age. His strength of mind is still strong like his youth. Therefore this essay will emphasize on the old man’s struggle against marlin, battle of willingness and his bravery which supports the theme determination.
“The deep truth is that our human suffering need not be an obstacle to the joy and peace we so desire, but can become, instead, the means to it. The great secret of the spiritual life, the life of the Beloved Sons and daughters of God, is that everything we live, be it gladness or sadness, joy or pain, health or illness, can all be part of the journey toward the full realization of our humanity”