The attack was a very tragic and hurting time in American history. Everyone understands that people are going to have disagreements or even hate people, but that is no reason to kill many innocent people over a few simple things that those people can’t help nor
“All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men”, (William Penn a preacher, minister, and missionary in the late seventeenth century). In The Absolutely True diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexies shows us how alcohol abuse affects Junior's life, how painful it is to deal with the effect, and how it leads to violence and death of the ones he loves. Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of people and it isn't different for Indians as we see in every other page of this novel. To understand why alcoholism is a disease, it's important to look up it's effects.
The Buffalo Creek Flood killed many people in the February of 1972. After the flood, Pittston not only didn’t admit the responsibility, but also claimed it as a natural disaster, called it “an act of god,” and later on claimed and blamed that the Buffalo Mining Company was a separate division altogether and that Pittston couldn’t be responsible for its actions. Furthermore, since Pittston rushed to settle the survivors with only 4000 dollars for the survivors from the flood, the survivors are angry with that. So it triggered the survivors to look for a law firm that is Arnold & Porter, and to represent them and seek for justice. After the flood, many people lose everything, and they had no choice but to accept these offers because they couldn’t wait until the lawsuit to follow through, not even guarantee that they will be compensated or win lawsuits.
"I gave him enough wire to patch up his pen" (226, 3). Sartoris father was now on trial, and as Sartoris watches, he feared for the family and his father, not for himself. And he feels grief and despair "the smell and sense just a little of fear because mostly of despair and grief" (226, 1). The author uses the term despair a number of times. This denotes hopelessness, and shows us that Sartoris sees that there is nothing he can do about the situation.
In our own country, African-Americans went through hell for no good reason; they suffered lynching, burnings and all manner of atrocities. Perhaps human suffering as Renan notes is a pre-cursor to revolution and the foundation for a new nation. Tunisia is no different. An unwitting computer science graduate, only 26 years old, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. A Policewoman slapped Mr. Bouazizi.
As both Danforth and the judges oppress over him, Proctor cannot bring himself to sign, and ultimately leads himself to his own death. “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (Miller 133) In saying this, Proctor emphasizes the emotional strain which people were brought under during the trials. The reluctancy of Proctor to sign away his name allows him to make a much greater impact on the trials, and ultimately serve as a martyr against the corrupt system. The belief that people should not have to lie is one which comes up a lot in Proctor’s life.
“He prayed loudly and strenuously, as if heaven were to be taken by force of lungs”. (Irving 250) This also shows that Tom Walker regretted his bargain with the “black man”. The third-person omniscient narrator provides the people’s thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story showing us how they felt towards moneylenders and giving us a better understanding towards them. The poor land jobber asked Tom for a few months’ indulgence, not giving the poor man any sympathy. “I must take care of myself in these hard times.” said Tom “You have made so much money out of me,” said the speculator.
He wrote “I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could ever befall me. For with all slaveholders with whom I have ever met religious slaveholders are the worst” (p.55) He saw that often religion was a cover and gave excuse to self-centeredness and barbarity. He observed masters who claimed to be Christians - but the ” religion of the south was a mere covering for the most horrid of crimes, a justifier for the most appalling barbarity, and a sanctifier for the most hateful frauds”. I am moved that this man of God, however did not loose faith in Jesus Christ, in spite of the witness he observed. In the later additions of his work he wrote in an appendix on how some had read his statements in regards to religion, and believed he was opposed to Christianity.
Voices of Freedom Chapter 4 Questions 1) Olaudah Equiano cannot believe his eyes when families are split up and tortured before his very eyes at a slave auction. The sheer brutality makes him question the reasoning behind everything. In his address, Equiano plays to the heart of most all people back then. He uses religion as his justification for speaking out. Equiano asks, “Learned you this from your God” (134), in response to the selling of slaves.
Nixon, 37th President of the United States, announced his resignation. Nixon was the first to leave office under threat of impeachment. His resignation came as a disastrous peak of mismanagement of the Presidential office and was revealed before the stunned American public as the watched in awe. Many Americans expressed their feelings of relief that this ongoing political nightmare was over “But his accomplishments, or his failures of accomplishments, are the least important part of the saga of Richard M. Nixon. What is important is that here was a man who failed his public trust.