William Ezzard: A Brief Biography William Ezzard, also called Mr. Ezzard by his students, has a life very different from others. He traveled all over the world, found his passion for teaching, and found true love. Down below is a brief article about this mans life up to now. William Thomas Ezzard, or called Billy by family members, was born on March 1965 in the busy city, New York City. Specifically, Astoria, located in the northwestern part New York City.
Throughout the book we see occasions on how Equiano was lucky such as, he was able to buy his freedom, tried to run away and was not punished, and was able to improve his education. Equiano accomplished to gain his freedom which is something that most slaves found impossible to do. One of the reasons Equiano was able to buy his freedom is because of his captain. For example “ I verily believe I should not have obtained my freedom when I did; and it not improbable that I might not have been able to get it any rate afterwards.” (The Interesting Narrative of Oladuah Equiano p.107)
Both the stories of Equitan and Guigemar invoke the debate between selfish love and selfless love. The character Equitan embodies the principles of chivalry, where he is “much admired and much beloved in his own land” (Marie de France 13-14). Although he embodies the ideal man for courtly love, Equitan is selfish when he enters relationships. Equitan pursues the seneschal’s wife and they enter an affair with each other. This affair is comprised of physical attraction and has no moderation at all.
In the opening scene of Canto XXVIII of Dante’s Inferno, Dante speaks of the blood and gore that is present in the ninth bolgia of the eighth circle of Hell where those who have committed sins of scandal and schism reside. The poet compares the gruesome surroundings to the violent bloodshed during the wars in Puglia, explaining that not even these battles were as gory and bloody as the landscape of the ninth bolgia was. As Dante goes through the bolgia, he is met by a number of souls who are mutilated in various ways as a result of their sins of scandal and schism. These souls are forced to walk along a “round road” until a devil slashes their bodies in half, inflicting wounds that eventually heal, only until they reach the point where he
Grizzly Man does not only show the story of Timothy Treadwell, an actor who decided he would move to Alaska and spend thirteen years living among grizzly bears until one claimed his life, but also challenges watchers and spectators to understand his message through the way in which the information is presented: as a documentary of a documentary. The director Werner Herzog guides the audience through the multifaceted account of Treadwell’s adventures through editing, narration, and research outside of the original footage. As watchers try to decipher what part of the truth Herzog may be showing out of Treadwell’s footage, Herzog tries to makes sense of the character of Treadwell. Finally, Treadwell, throughout his own footage, shows he is also trying to understand the false appearance of nature and how he interacts with it. Only through its meta-narrative presentation does Grizzly Man bring into discussion its three layers of verisimilitude: (1) Herzog’s documentary which focuses on (2) Treadwell’s documentary which focuses on (3) the relationship of man and nature.
Imagine living during a time where you would be discriminated against and divided just because the color of your skin. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a black man named Tom Robinson was falsely accused of having raped a white woman and was not given a fair trial. The towns hatred towards black people have caused a prejudice to occur against him. The jury was made up of only white males who are biased against black people due to this prejudice. Tom has good morals, is noble, and a good-hearted human being.
Many people claim to follow the religion of Christianity and all of his sayings. These people claim that they are truly Christians however their actions prove otherwise. These types of people are usually called nominal Christians. Olaudah Equiana argues that these people are nominal Christians who don’t believe in the true religion. By doing unchristian like things kidnapping young Africans like Olaudah from their home to unknown lands, only thinking of wealth instead of thinking about the life’s they were affecting, and forcefully removing Native Americans from their homes.
Name:Conor Corcoran ________________________ Equiano & Falconbridge primary source exercise 1) How are Equiano and Falconbridge similar in describing the Middle Passage? What specific examples are consistent between the two accounts? The brutally of slaves and beating up slaves. How in Equiano the author was talking about how he had never seen so much brutally and mistreatment with slaves and in Falconbridge it talks about how The traders frequently beat those slaves.
(first name) Equiano’s journey although seemingly terrible, may have changed his life for the better. His life included slavery and beatings, but these hardships may have better equipped him to speak out against slavery. Equiano was taken from his home as a child and was sold into slavery by a neighboring tribe. Although he was forcibly removed from his home, leaving home may have made his life “better” in the end. If he had not been removed from his home, he would have continued to live a simple life and would never tried to make anything better of himself.
Interesting Narrative by O. Equiano gives his view as a free man, and then growing up in slave trade during this time in the European and African cultures. Equiano had hoped to give hope with his narrative, and show the reality to everyone not only his fellow Negros. Giving explicit, in-depth detail of how everything happened and how his world changed rapidly as well as everyone else involved in the Slave trade, whether being an owner, buyer, seller, or "item", everyone changed for the worse. Nothing was being done about these matters, so Equiano learned to read and write, and wrote his narrative to give a piece of history to his people and give them a meaning for all their hardships and tremendous pain while during the sixteenth and nineteenth
Olaudah Equiano arrived at the coast where he first saw the sea and a slave ship. He was carried onto the slave ship where he felt that bad spirits were around and the people there wanted to kill him. Equiano was generally fearful of everything on the ship, especially when he noticed that the crew looked and spoke differently than was used to. Horrors of the ship overpowered Equiano and he fainted on the deck. After awakening, Equiano realized that he has no change of returning to his native country.
What is courage? A man named Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb County, Alabama, is appointed to defend an African American man by the name of Tom Robinson who is accused of raping a white woman in the rural south. He willingly takes the offer. Jem Finch defends his sister after a pageant from Bob Ewell. Bob breaks his arm and Scout gets away.