Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
Donald Worster is an environmental historian and his book Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s helped to define the environmental history movement as it was the first environmental history book published. He breaks the stereotype of how the Dust Bowl was viewed by writing it from an environmental standpoint instead of writing a social history by focusing solely on the people and their experiences. How it helped to define the environmental history movement is that it opened up this avenue for others to write about environmental issues. He is also an anti-capitalist and this book combines his interest in the environment with the effect that capitalism has on the environment. Worster’s book focuses on the relationship between the environment
In the textbook source of American Anthem, Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 2006, p. 441, there are certain specifics that should have been added. The textbook account leaves out details such as certain numbers, what weapons were used, and how the battle went, absolutely. As the first paragraph of the account gives facts, it does not go into detail about how the Natives refused the government’s order, or how they sent it out. Sources among interviews and diary entries from witnesses added to the textbook account would inform the reader more and give more intuition on the battle. The previously mentioned sources being nonbiased would be of greater value, as the writer of the source is not leaning towards one side or having something to protect.
1William Cronon’s Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England observes the changes of New England caused by the Indians and European settlers. In Cronon’s thesis he states, “the shift from Indian to European dominance in New England entailed important changes—well known to historians—in the ways these peoples organized their lives, but it also involved fundamental reorganizations—less well known to historians—in the region’s plant and animal communities” (Cronon xv). When colonist from Europe ventured to North America, the ecosystem would gradually change as of consequence. Cronon highlights not only the ecological changes caused by colonization but also the native’s practices that affected the environment. 2The economic and environmental value of New England was obvious and to the Europeans.
In the article, “The Green Monster: Could Frankenfoods Be Good for the Environment?”, by James E. McWilliams, GMO’s are thoroughly discussed and examined in recent history and current events. This paper will discuss the author, his past and present, his credentials, and otherwise relevant information, as well as the GMOs themselves and the flurry of activity surrounding their controversial existence. James E. McWilliams, an author and professor of history at Texas State University, hails from San Marcos, which is thought to be one of the longest inhabited lands in the Americas, as well as a foundry for culture and history, which might explain his choice of study when he pursued higher education. After attending Georgetown, where he majored
It is easy to look blindly to the facts and think that the Iroquois did not influence the United States government structures. However, to say the United States copied the Iroquois Confederacy is also false. Even though there are many similarities between the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States government structures, there are also just as many differences. Most of the Founding Fathers experienced and learned from many different government systems. When trying to form a government for the United States, the Founding Fathers attempted to incorporate the strengths of the many government systems.
Regarding the student’s conventionality, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar need extensive work, based on the students score of 12 out of 30. Amazon rain forest is written as “amason Rain forest”, as an example. Lastly, the presentation of the writing is fair, and mostly experienced for the writer. Font size and white space make it simple to read through most of the piece and doesn’t seem cluttered or messy. For this final section, the writer scored 18 out of 24.
They truly wanted justice in the United States and most of the time, they were shot down. However, with this belief that the white men could soon be gone, they would do basically anything to get that. After the all, the white men were the ones holding the Indians back. In conclusion, this article has taught me that you can believe in something that may not be realistic. The Indians thought it was reasonable, but of course looking at it now from my point of view, I know that it was not.
Many of these documents are to show favor to the natives, so it seems pretty one sided. This may mean the documents and other items that were collected were only collected from one part of the nation. There are also many primary sources that are electronic resources. One of these sources is titled “Andrew Jackson and the age of American power”, which does not seem like it will include much about the treatment of native americans, however one section includes conversations, documents such as letters and essays all by the Jackson administration, with the removal of indians as their topic. Finally I found another electronic resource that discusses the forced relocations of the natives.
Science journalist, Charles C. Mann, had successfully achieved his argumentative purpose about the “Coming of Age in the Dawnland.” Mann’s overall purpose of writing this argumentative was to show readers that there’s more to than just being called or being stereotyped as a savage- a cynical being. These beings are stereotyped into being called Indians, or Native Americans (as they are shorthand names), but they would rather be identified by their own tribe name. Charles Mann had talked about only one person in general but others as well without naming them. Mann had talked about an Indian named Tisquantum, but he, himself, does not want to be recognized as one; to be more recognized as the “first and foremost as a citizen of Patuxet,”(Mann 24). Tisquantum wanted to project something, something about people calling him an Indian.
Name: Ashutosh(Osh) Bhattarai Date: 8/30/15 Period: 5 Chapter and Title: Chapter 4 Red Eyes Questions: • Native Americans have been pretty much been misinformed in most of history • They are represented from the point of view of Europeans and barely think from their point of view • However the textbooks have been improving in the way they have been presenting their information on the Native Americans • Other authors of history textbooks are criticizing for using disrespectful words such as half-breeds and savages • Some authors how bias as they clearly favor the white Europeans as they are described as settlers and not
Geography clearly plays a distinct role in societal advancement. Developed nations tend to possess an array of desirable natural resources helping them to move away from a society dependent on hunting and gathering. However, regardless of geographical advantages, culture, ideology, and societal differences have impeded upon the modernization/westernization of some nations. Professor Diamond answers Yali’s question, but in an ethnocentric viewpoint disregarding whether or not a society would want to evolve beyond a traditional society as well as the human and cultural impact on different nations. Some nations have not modernized due to decisions influenced by culture and ideology.
He compiled his own notes, as well as the notes of others on the journey, to make a comprehensive book with the events and discoveries the team collectively made. This book is titled “Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the years 1819, 1820.” He refers to himself as the “botanist and geologist for the expedition” (James 1823). He wrote that he hopes “to have contributed something towards a more thorough acquaintance with the Aborigines of our country,” as well as “the phenomena of nature, to the varied and beautiful productions of animal and vegetable life, and to the more magnificent if less attractive features of the inorganic creation” (James 1823,
The meaning of this quote is that a very amount of books would be printed out if they were designed not to offend anyone. I agree with this quote 100% because there are usually, if not always, people on different sides of a topic. There are people who find things offensive that the author didn’t intend to do. In most situations, there are two sides, and agreeing with one side will, in most cases, offend the opposing side. Within most literature, there will be something that offends somebody in the world.