Roberts goal was to provide history to the reader on how tobacco has influenced man and it’s effects on political, economical, and social life of America. He does a great job of doing so by backing up his findings with concrete evidence. For example, tobacco was first used by Native Americans, long before Europeans came over and gained an interest in the tobacco plant in 1492. The only way we know this to be certain, is due to Christopher Columbus’s journals. Throughout his book, Robert provides great little stories of people
Both of them have also been through something traumatic: “After the death of my father, your grandfather, Xavier, our people were directionless” (TDR, 100). In contrast, from her hate to the white people, she also wants to show Xavier through her stories that little good can come out of contact with the whites. The Indians were starving, and the trading of fur with the white people may keep them alive. Niska has sincere compassion for her nephew and believes they need each other: “In the long, quiet hours of the bush, the thought of you kept me company” (TDR, 244). It is essential for Niska to keep Xavier
Love shown in the book The Call of the Wild “Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time.” The Call of the Wild is the story of a stolen dog named Buck, who was taken from his home because a yellow metal was found in the Arctic. Which caused thousands of men to rush into the North. Buck was thrown into this Arctic setting in which he had to fight to survive the rough life as a sled dog. When he was stolen from his home and brought to the life in the Arctic north, Buck had to become a completely brand new character and adapt to this new lifestyle. Buck is a very strong dog.
Alexie and Sa both share the ideas of the Native American assimilation story and the hardships that follow assimilation. Through separation, finding themselves, and “loosing spirit”, Sa and Alexie find themselves at different stages of growth. With a key concept of hair and honor they relate what it is like to be pushed into an unfamiliar culture. Both having pressures to cut their hair and going through Indian schools set up be the federal government. Therefore their literary merit is similar in the purpose to tell their experience immersed in American culture.
In this paper, I will discuss the similarities, and the differences between “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” and “Journal of the First Voyage to America”. Both stories are trying to persuade the readers to reach their personal goal. However, there are a lot of differences between these two stories: different reader, different purpose,... Starting with, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano”. The author in his writing is talking about the living condition of the slaves on the ship.
His eagerness for a solitary life in the wild overcomes him eventually that takes him back to the wild. At this juncture of the narrative, the balance between group and individual is disrupted as Buck joins a pack of wolves and establishes his authority, inspiring fear among the Yeehat Indians. As the wolf pack is different from the sled team that worked for the mail carriers and gold hunters, the novel conveys the idea that the wild needs the cooperation of a group for individual
Smith’s writings have the purpose of telling what happened and providing the facts, whereas Anne Bradstreet does tell what happened, but she also looks toward the future in her writings. John Smith, the leader of the Jamestown Colony in America, wrote a book named The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles. This book is a factual account of what John Smith encountered on his journeys between Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles. David Read states that “the book is full of second- and third hand information” (Read 429). In Chapter 2: What Happened till the First Supply, Smith tells what happened when the settlers first arrived at Jamestown, and
Edward Reed, the nephew of Bill Reed, wrote a biography for Reed saying, “An excellent student and outstanding athlete, Bill graduated high school in 1935 and with honors from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1939. He earned varsity letters in football and baseball and was a very fine golfer as well” (Reed). Bill was a family man, loving no one more than his mother. He hadn’t much experience of the outside world, coming from such a rural place; however, with his apt mind and physical physique, he was ready to challenge the world in any way possible. His morals outmatched a man twice his age, which in turn changed the course of history.
The journey of protagonists identity: During this semester several pieces of literature were studied in which the authors illustrated the vast journey of developing an identity of the protagonists through several characters, and using devices like symbolism, vivid imagery, and descriptive details. Golding’s insight into Ralph’s character in Lord of the Flies represents the conflict between savagery and the rules of civilization. Ralph’s identity in Lord of the Flies develops from a twelve years old kid into a matured young adult. At the start of the novel, Ralph was taking responsibility and trying to bring order in the tribe. The first step toward civilization was when the boys chanted, “Let 's have a vote.” “Yes!” “Vote for chief!” (Golding,
The United States has always displayed a rich diverse culture, even before it gained its independence from Great Britain in 1776. European colonists were not the first groups of people to have lived in the America, as many indigenous groups have occupied this land hundreds of years before colonization. These indigenous groups played a major role in the makeup of Latin America and Caribbean, which is what made the Americas so diverse during the time of colonization. Academics Juan Gonzales and Paul Ortiz contribute to a current school of thought that discusses the role Latin and Caribbean Americans had in the development and liberation within the United Sates and across America. Many academics in this school of thought draw upon events like