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 a the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. In the horrors of American assimilation targeted at young Native American children, many children would face the struggle of losing their identity or face punishment of resisting assimilation. In the assimilation stories of Zitkala Sa’s Impressions of an Indian Childhood and Sherman Alexie’s Indian Education, tells the tale of their childhood experience being integrated into “American culture”.
When his second grade teacher calls him “indian, indian, indian,” Victor says, “Yes, I am. I am Indian. Indian, I am” (Alexei 173). The conversation portrays parallelism in that Victor’s repetition echoes the way his teacher repeats “Indian”. Alexei’s use of a capitalization change portrays Victor’s desire to identify as Indian while the white community tries to assimilate him.
The students and staff who suffered from this horrific encounter did not want to be hunted nor did they choose too. The hunter can pick and choose whom he/she wants to hunt, yet the hunted does not get to choose whom they are being hunted by. A school shooting relates to "The Most Dangerous Game" because like Zaroff, the shooter picked what school he wanted to take advantage of, and Zaroff chose to take advantage of the ship-wreak
O’Brien creates this backstory for this boy. How he grew up listening to stories of his ancestors protecting their land and that it was a tradition to die fighting for your own land. But O’Brien could see that this boy was weak and tiny and young. He could see that his face was smooth with no facial hair and fingers were thin. This brought so much more guilt onto him.
“Satisfied, apparently with what he had learned during his two months of solitary life in the wild, Mccandless decided to return to civilization.” (168). Mccandless had finished his quest, but sadly for him he died for a simple, unforgiving mistake. The one mistake that truly killed Chris was so: “When Mccandless tried to walk out of the bush…the basket was in the same as it is now on his side of the canyon…crossing the Teklanika to safety would have been a trivial matter. Because he had no topographic map, however, he had no way of conceiving that salvation was so close.”
P and discussion with his parents illustrates the fact that the assimilation of Indians and the white’s acts to control the Indian community left their reservations with no opportunities or hope and created a mindset in their society that success is only found outside of them. Once again, when Arnold is talking to Mr. P on his porch, his teacher states, “The only thing you kids are being taught is how to give up” (42). Moreover, when Arnold asks him who has hope and where he can find hope, Mr. P explains, “You 're going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation.” (43). Mr. P uses the term "taught" in his talk with Arnold to show that this mindset of hopelessness comes from his education, his school, established in his community by the white population.
When Wright’s “refusal to let them drown,” it reveals that he was very determined to help them and not let them die. Then with Abe, he wanted to make sure what the “drowning boy had to say” because before he said it was suicide. Though now it shows that he was determined to help Gus, tell his version of the story of how he died. If Wright had not helped the kids they would have “surely died” after falling through the ice into the water and if Abe did not “pay attention” to what Gus “had to say” then he would never found out how he ended up in the river. Because Hoffman uses ice and water motifs throughout the book,
As I said before, we as human beings don’t measure risks when something that we love doing or we would love to do is done. This is what happened to Christopher McCandless, he always wanted to go away from society and take a journey into the wild places of the U.S. and Alaska. After two years of continuous backpacking through many different places and meeting new friends he got to a bleak place in Alaska and he died from starvation. We all have a grief feeling about his death, but he died “on his own law”, he was happy doing what he was doing. If you were one of Christopher McCandless parents, would you be regretting having let go your son?
Throughout the story the boys become more mature and lose their innocence. Pony boy and Johnny mature the most both pony boy and Johnny grew up together throughout the story going through sufferings but by the end they learned to take care of themselves Pony boy is the main character in the story when Johnny kill’s bob, Pony and Johnny go hide in an abandoned church for a while. This required them to mature and that’s when he “Lost his innocence” Pony boy screamed No! “I’m fourteen I’ve been fourteen for a month and im in it as much as you are”
He’s telling the court the reason why he wont give the mans name up because he doesn’t want the man to be put in jail. Giles also chooses to be pressed instead of hanged like the others because his sons will still be able to inherit his land. This quote shows that no one was safe from being persecuted for witchcraft. Another time that pride lead to persecution was when Danforth admits that he’ll hang as many people as it takes. Danforth states that he is willing to hang all 10,000 people if he had to, to keep the good name of the court.
His lack of supplies and attempt at facing something so difficult is very similar to Chris McCandless’s journey into the wild. John faced the difficult task, started the journey, and “he was not seen again; it is assumed he broke through a thin snow bridge and plummeted to his death...” 80. Although he wasn’t the brightest of them all, his death was simply an accident, like McCandless. John Waterman helps Krakauer develop his story giving a similarity of how Chris had led his path and how he ultimately died. Although neither of them were the brightest, their deaths were simple mistakes.
“Based on the documentary Black Indians, why did Native Americans and African Americans form alliances and intermingle historically?” The interracial cooperation between Native Americans and African Americans came from necessity. In addition, the rationale for this relationship has changed periodically throughout the history of their contact in Colonial America. During the period of slavery in the United States, the children of African American man and Native American women would gain the freedom of Native Americans in the United States at that period.
To Freely Give. “Freely have you received; freely give. (p.11)” Saint Katherine Drexel heard our Lady’s voice while in Rome. This essay will talk about how Saint Katharine Drexel freely gave what she had freely received. The first paragraph will show how she founded missions.
The Indians should be able to be free. The kids were taken from their families to somewhere they do not know. In the boarding schools of children would get beat or whipped. The girls will get sexually abused and were made to keep it a secret. The girls hair would have been chopped off.
The Northwest Coast Indians are believed to have begun living on the west coast area of what we now know as Alaska, Washington State, Oregon, California, and British Columbia, Canada over 10,000 years ago. The Bella Coola, Haida, Nootka, and Tlingit are just a few of the tribes that make up the Northwest Coast Indians who were known as the richest Native American’s due to the large quantity of natural resources that were available to them in this region. Living along the coast, there was so much fish available for them to eat. They enjoyed such fish as salmon, halibut and cod.