Helping Jim escape violates the standard of the society. Any white man can put black slaves under his mercy. Huck takes Jim as his friend not as a slave. In this way, Jim is an individual person to Huck. Furthermore, Huck is a person who hates the society as an authority and pursues freedom.
Before the abolishment of slavery, the white uses the Bible to rationalize what they have done to the African-American people during that time. In James Baldwin’s “Going to Meet the Man”, readers could see how Jesse, the protagonist, uses the religious perspective to rationalize the way how he degrades the African-American people as well, which can also be interpreted as the way how he defends his masculinity as a white man. In order to show that the African-American is actually the mistake of the almighty creator -- God, he says “The niggers. What had the good Lord
He goes on to show how different white men and Native Americans are; by how they collect food by hunting, where they choose to live is not in the same place for long periods, and although white men have everything they did not have the right to take away liberty.
Johnnie Cochran's closing argument during the O.J Simpson uses all three rhetorical appeals to try and convince the jury of O.J Simpson's innocence. To begin with, he uses Ethos by bring up a quote by Frederick Douglas that discusses the equality of all men and implying that if they vote O.J Simpson guilty it would be unethical because of his race. Next he appeals to pathos by using the statement "We haven't reached this goal yet, but certainly in this great county of ours, we're trying" to give a sense of both disappointment and pride first by showing that we haven't overcome discrimination yet but then that we still live in a great place that is striving.
I like how he begins speaking from a white man’s perspective as he described the inhabitants of the land as savage like stating that it a place of prodigality and prostitution. This is a great example of the stereotypes created by the whites, because I find it hard to believe that an entire group of people behaved so abruptly. Like Jacket, Apess also discussed how rum was introduced to the Indians as a gift, but was a complete disgrace. Perhaps the Whites knew the power of the rum and used it as bait to control various peoples. Apess really was preaching facts when he says, “If black or red skins, or any other skin of color is disgraceful to God, it appears that he has disgraced himself a great deal-for he had made fifteen colored people to one white, and placed them upon this earth.
Throughout Don Quixote, the main character himself cannot determine reality from fantasy. He will constantly spout his own words as truths, but those who can see the reality will perceive that he’s spouting lies. His own sense of justice is greatly changed to fit the chivalric knights of novels. In the scene with Andrew, the readers see another form of justice. His master beats him for being careless with the sheep.
In the short story, “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie, the significance of worth is be determined by the sentimental value that an entity possesses. To begin, when very little meaning is revealed, the amount of effort in return varies. This truth is shown when the author states, “Indians have to work hard to keep secrets from hungry white folks” (Alexie 1). This notion was led to believe that the levels of privilege leave caucasian people at the top and other ethnicities at the bottom. The dominance of whites holds no deeper meaning towards the Indians.
For example in the story Willie says “The shoe’s on the other foot now. We'll see who gets laws passed against him, who gets lynched, who rides the back of streetcars, who gets segregated in shows. Well just wait and see.” This is telling me that he was now feeling revenge. He wanted the white man to suffer the same things all the black people suffered on Earth.
He achieved this by purposely neglecting the true horrors behind the removal of the Indians. Andrew Jackson portrayed the Native Americans as less than equal. The purpose of Jackson's speech was to justify his motives in moving the natives and to also convince congress that it was both beneficial to the Natives and the Americans. The source has value because it gives some insight into Jackson’s effort behind his motivation. Based on his purpose of speech, it can be learned that the relationship between the Natives and Americans was only beneficial for certain necessities.
Tocqueville would not argue that different races were biologically different and hence their biological makeup determined their position in society, or that there was in fact an Aryan master race as Gobineau would have argued. He believed that social constructivism led to the positions of different races in the then acknowledged racial hierarchy, that in fact if an external race came to subdue the other, it is automatically deemed superior. His constructivism view on race however, does not rule him out as a racist. His sympathetic views on racism only exist to the extent to which he could claim that “The Indian is already superior to his barbarous parent, but he is still far below his white neighbor.” Despite the fact that he does not believe in an inherent biological reason that forms racial hierarchies, he is deterministic in ways as he suggests that social factors such as an “inequality of intelligence” between different races lead to the formation of socio-economic classes embedded in racial differences.
Journal 1 - When reading the text from both authors, it can be construed that the language used by Boudinot is much more cordial toward the white rather than the disparaging remarks shown in Apess’ reading. Boudinot characterizes the natives as wrongdoers while comparing the whites if they were gods. “They hang upon your mercy as to a garment. Will you push them from you, or will you save them?” This statement is a clear connection between Boudinot’s merciful attitude toward whites and his desire to depict them as gods.
Children of the Dust is a novel about a nuclear fallout and the people who rebuild society, I'm focusing on Simon who is the first sign of hope for the dinosaurs in the bunker. I believe that Simon is an interesting character in this story because he inhabits all of the traits that the communist society of the mutants didn't like. For example he is quite selfish and can't come to the realisation that his race is becoming outdated. We see this in the text as he uses a lot of personal pro-nouns such as when he said " And where are my clothes" to Laura, this implies that he is thinking about himself, if he was a non-selfish person he would have said something along the lines of "Hey Laura, could you please get me my clothes".
In Andrew Jackson’s letter to the Congress he explains how the whites and the Indians would now be separated. This starts a large chain effect on segregation throughout history. This law is a social factor because it separated the Indians and the whites, causing them to live completely separate lives from each other. At one point he also states that a collision between the two would be dangerous. This is also a social factor because it implies that white people should and are seen differently than the Indians by saying that their land isn’t important, therefore we are going to take it.
Pontiac gave his “Speech at Detroit” in 1763 to the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and the Huron Indians. He gave this speech to unite these tribes against the white men that have taken their land and killed their men. At this time, the British had taken over Fort Detroit from the French and the British leaders. While the French before them treated them as allies instead of just subjects like the British did. Soon after this exchange of power, the British had taken most of their land from them.
How distinctive voices are used to draw the responder into the experiences of others and allow different perspectives to be explored in a single text. Thank you for having me today, I want to thank Damian Trewhella, the CEO of Australian Film Institute especially for allowing me to be able to be here today. It’s been a great honour to be here with you all as I have been informed that, here in front of me are the great teachers of Australia, the top teachers in the world. As of today’s topic, “How distinctive voices are used to draw the responder into the experiences of others and allow different perspectives to be explored in a single text.” I am here to talk about how distinctive voices can resonate through other mediums such as a Moon in