The act only gave the president the power to negotiate relocation with southern tribes; however, when many Native Americans resisted, the government turned to much more damaging and harmful methods of expulsion (Stewart 38). The Indian Removal Act was utterly inhumane because it was the cause of thousands of deaths and destroyed the lives of the natives that survived. To begin, because of the Indian Removal Act, Native Americans suffered a loss
The first movie” The Grapes of Wrath” is based on John Steinbeck 's novel that describes the story of a dispossessed Oklahoma family that fights to re-establish a new life in California during the Great Depression. The Joad family is forced to set out for California in hope for a better life, to leave the dustbowl of Oklahoma due to drought, dust storm and years of farmers without crops. Along the way, they face many hardships and once they reached California, they are harassed and mistreated for transient labor as well as disrespected and distrusted by the local settlers and officials. After much tribulation, the Joad family finds a government camp with little work, but with running water, well-maintained and a reasonable “promised land”. The second movie, “How Green Was My Valley” is based on Richard Llewellyn 's novel that presents the memoirs of the adult narrator, Huw Morgan, looking back regrettably at his wonderful time of childhood living in a mining town located in a green valley of Wales.
She learned that she was worthy and that you need to have self respect before others respect you. She also found a way to love again. She is a hero to the people around her because of her inspiring battle. Her journey gives a much needed message of self worth and respect to the public. Heroes don’t have to be limited to the ones in our books and movies.
Steinbeck analyzes this in his unusual style of writing, whereupon the narrative chapters alternate with brief, unspecific ones. These intercalary chapters emphasize the relationship between land and the people who work it; that they are one and the same, and without knowing the land, it is destroyed. The workers lived and died on their land, understanding and becoming a part of it. When many lose their lands to the bank, “It’s our land… We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it. That’s what makes it ours” (Steinbeck 33).
The Theme of Justice in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner William Faulkner’s short story Barn Burning focuses on Snopes’s famly, which is forced to have a roving life because of father’s behavior. The man shows clear signs of sociopathy and pyromania. At the end of the story the author mentioned that the man went to the war only “for booty - it meant nothing and less than nothing to him if it were enemy booty or his own” (Faulkner, n. d., p. 11). But this lawless position transformed into a burning sense of justice after the man turned to the civil life. The justice looks like the major issue of the plot, as Abner’s actions are explained by himself and his family as a response to an insult.
Walter just wants to try to be equal to white people, but racism keeps pushing him down. It won’t let him get a good job or house, be able to have a car, or allow him to live the way he wants to live. Because of all these stressors, it forces Walter to make a risky business decision that costs him most of his father’s life insurance money. Racism caused Walter to risk every dollar he owned and he lost it all. Later, he almost lost his own dignity by pleading with Mr. Lindner for his money back, but Mama saved him from doing it.
A van from the knackers comes to take Boxer away two days after his lung collapses. This goes to show how as soon as Boxer was of no use to the pigs, he gets sold, again for their benefit. They showed no sympathy for him, despite Boxer’s blind loyalty and him being the best worker of the farm. Reduced rations, working with an injury and ultimately dying in the end demonstrates the conditions Boxer had to go through just because of the simple reason of not standing up for himself. Boxer lets his pride takeover, leading him to disregard his own well-being.
This sequence of events changes his view and molds Odysseus’ character in regard to his surviving friends and family. For example, Odysseus taunted Polyphemus and incited the wrath of Polyphemus and Poseidon, which led to the deaths of all his crewmembers. That was incredibly unwise, and not worthy of a leader who is responsible for the protection protect of his men. However, Odysseus learns his lesson, and realizes that he needed to grow through his horrifying experience of the earlier deaths. By the time Odysseus finally returns to his home, he not only has a burning desire to avenge his family by killing the suitors, but he also attained a greater understanding for the suffering of others.
Perhaps George got tired of Lennie and took his life out of anger as his job and dream of sharing a farm with Lennie became impossible, or maybe George had had enough and killed Lennie because “(…) he [Lennie] gets in trouble alla time because he’s so God damn dumb.” (OMM, 42). On the contrary, after Lennie had killed Curley’s wife George knew what Curley’s lynch mob would come for Lennie and make his death painful by “(…) shoot[ing] the guts outa that big bastard” (OMM, 96-97). George simply helped Lennie the only way he knew how, by taking his life quickly after telling him what he wanted to
Amir first realizes the depth of his cowardice as he watches Assef rape Hassan in the alley and thinks, “I could step in into that alley, stand up for Hassan—the way he stood up for me all those times in the past—and accept whatever happened to me. Or I could run” (Hosseini 77). He has an epiphany that he could choose to be brave and selfless like Hassan and step up to Assef regardless of any physical consequences. However, despite his understanding that the noble choice would be to interfere and stop Assef, Amir is unable to act on it because his fear of Assef overwhelms him. The guilt that consumes Amir in the weeks following Hassan’s rape indicates that he understands the extent of his selfish behavior and needs to resolve it before he can forgive himself.
This would damage business which would therefore damage the economy. The government would have to step in, whether directly or indirectly to maintain the stability of the system. Many workers created unions to protect workers and bully companies. “With the miners resisting, refusing to give in, the mines not able to operate, the Colorado governor (referred to by a Rockefeller mine manager as 'our little cowboy governor ') called out the National Guard, with the Rockefellers supplying the Guard 's wages” (Zinn Online). The government was willing to defend the capitalist businesses from socialist workers demanding more rights.
For example, on page 134, it states “Oh the effects of it were real the rising prices, the shortages of everything, the news that so-and-so had been killed in some far away battle.” This means that everyone is affected no matter what. Most farmers need to buy some of their food, so the rising prices make it harder for them to make a living. Many people will lose their jobs and mostly everyone will be hungry all the time. Its even more unfair because these people don’t want to be in the war, but are feeling the effects of it anyways. On page 190, it says “I didn’t see how they could find Sam guilty, he’d fought for three years, he’d risked his life, how could they decide to punish him for something he hadn’t done?
A hero is someone who changes a person life for the better. A hero inspires people. Janice Kidd is a hero because, she is a hard-working educator, she motivates people, and she is active in her community. What really makes Janice Kidd a hero, is her hard work as an educator. Some people look at educators as babysitters.
This book was based on newspaper articles he had written in San Francisco about migrant agricultural workers. (Burkhead) The book follows the Joad family out to California from Oklahoma where they are kicked off of their land and forced to head west to look for work. Promised a better life and working wages, the Joad family is surprised to find that the ranches of California are not what they had hoped for. In The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck uses the Californian landscape as the backdrop for his need to inspire readers to take action against the great injustices created out of America’s depression era droughts. (Burkhead) Although the book was controversial it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1939.
Assignment 5 1. The massacre of the buffalo herd was the end of a way life for the Plains tribes because thy depended on every part of the animal so much. The used the buffalo for food, clothing, tools, and shelter. The American’s single handedly drove the buffalo species to near extinction, which caused the Plains tribe’s way of life to drastically change. The American’s took away their life source and it was completely understandable that they became as angry as they did.