The Myth Of The Happy Yeoman Analysis

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While reading “The Myth of the Happy Yeoman” by Richard Hofstadter, he had mentioned “vice”. Vice had stuck out to me in this specific myth because he talks about the yeoman farmer being “ a very special creature, blessed by God,” which is completely different then what vice is (Hofstadter 34). Being immoral or doing wicked behavior, that is what vice means. This was deemable to young kids of farmers who did not like the way their parents were raising them. Leading them to migrate into the city's where “ they were sure to succumb to vice and poverty”(Hofstadter 33). This was not entirely true. It was the agrarian theory to scare the kids that wanted to leave their parents. It was not easy for these farm children to adapt to the city life as…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald he had associated the color white to be pure with the character daisy. Daisy to me is dopey, selfish, and crazy. She still is married to her husband, but then finds out that her 5 years ago lover is right across the bay, and they become like new again. Once they meet up they keep it secret from her husband. That is what is so crazy about this love story, she manipulates them to make them both feel like they are being loved. Many people make the argument that daisy is pure because of her name. Daisies are a white flower with yellow in the middle. Most people think of the white being clean and innocent. From what I have learned from freshman humanities I think differently. I believe that she is nothing, she is not contributing to society. She is just another housewife that takes care of her child of a rich man. When I think of the color white in literature I think of The Inferno of Dante translated by Robert Pinsky. Dante went to the Underworld and came in contact with people who had white faces that did not do much for society while living. As the grey ferryman said to Dante “ naked souls Were changing color, cursing the human race, God and their parents” (Pinsky 23). These souls were dead in the vestibule waiting to greet other souls who wanted to pass through to get to hell. They got chased day after days by maggots that would eat at them, and chase a white while being chased. These dead souls that were in society at one…show more content…
While learning about the history World War II, the first memory that I could remember being introduced to it was watching Peter Pan. The movie came out in 2002 when I was two years old. To young to understand the realization the war then, I did not think anything of it, but it did stick with me however. Thinking of topics to write about this one was a must and I wanted to find out more. The plot of the movie is that they are forced to take shelter during the Blitz. Jane Darling, who is Wendy’s daughter, does not believe in the stories of Peter Pan. She is mistaken because Captain Hook captures her on his pixie-dust-enchanted ship and invades an air raid alert to escape back to Neverland. In my research there has been a theory that Peter Pan is an angle that leads kids to heaven that have past fighting in the war. Also the pixie dust that tinker bell gives off so that anyone can fly was depicted to be poisonous gas that was used to kill by the U.S and Great Britain. The first play written by Peter Pan J.M. Barrie came out in 1904 and the play that Return to Never Land was based off of was, Peter and Wendy that came out in 1911. Peter and Wendy is about them meeting and her being taken to Never Land for the first time, but the movie is based of an additional scene that Berrie wrote four years later. The play's summary for the additional scene
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