Being the only educated Metis, his ingenuity contributed to his race in many ways. Following the Red River Rebellion, although he moved to Saskatchewan, Riel was asked back by the Metis to help them defend their land. Therefore the second rebellion broke out, also known as the Northwest Rebellion. A man could be a hero if his actions and motivations benefits other people, and on the other hand, To be a traitor means that he jeopardizes the life and welfare of others. Hence, Louis Riel can be both hero or traitor.
Amos was treated kindly and was taught how to take care of himself. “It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live...” When Amos Fortune lived in the Copeland household, he was instructed how to become a godly man. Not only were the Copelands extremely kind to Amos, but they were also Quakers. Weekly they went to church and taught their servant, Amos, to love God. Amos also learned how to read the Bible.
Although Sinclair’s investigation tells a story of the toll the meatpacking industry took on families nearly a hundred years ago, he still offers insight into the deceiving side of America’s food corruptions. Both writers brilliantly offer realization and awareness in their books that will benefit anyone who reads them to make better decisions daily. The description of the factory farming slaughterhouses in both books is enough to send chills down almost anyone’s spine; The Jungle opens with the cruel tactics, yet Fast Food Nation did not mention the slaughterhouses until midway. As Jurgis and his family tour the packinghouse where he will be working as a shoveler,(shoveling blood and guts) they first see what seems to be millions of cows. There are rail yards that carry the cattle to the slaughterhouse where the mechanics of the process are awe-inspiring.
Christopher Johnson McCandless After his body’s discovery in the Alaskan wilderness, Jon Krakauer wrote a short article for Outsider magazine about Chris McCandless and how he ended up in Alaska. The story remained with him though and he eventually revisited the story, eager to defend Chris from those that sought to speak negatively of him. A great deal of people have spoken out angrily against Chris and his foolish youth who threw away his advantages in life and died in the wild. Krakauer tries to draw out the similarities between the brash youth of most people and McCandless’s odd decisions. McCandless himself is a young and successful college graduate with a good job and money in the bank who one day decides to up and disappear in response
“When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.”(Jarrel) This shows the dark side of war which Leper understands is the truth. When he first enlisted in the army he thought war could be fun, clean, and innocent when he film with the American cross country skiing. After joining the army he soon realized that fun does not exist in war and it can make you mad which happened to him by getting a section 8 disband for being crazy. When Leper probably grasp all of the things he would have to do mentally he realized that he could not do it and for that it made him crazy. “Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life” (Jarrel) When going to war a soldier must feel that he or she is six miles from earth and one a distant planet and that right there would make anyone go crazy being pulled out of their everyday life and being pushed in this hell hole called war would be enough for anyone to go crazy and eventually lose their hopes and
Over a twenty-year period he had gotten to know the country well as carpenter, fisherman, journalist, and occasionally as an imperilled mountain climber. He is in a position to recognize that Chris' naive idealism was greatly responsible for the mistakes that led to his death, but he knows too that a dismissive off-the-rack psychoanalysis of the impulse to live dangerously in the wild can miss something important. That insight is not only good for the story itself but can encourage readers to confront issues we are inclined to
He is shy and more comfortable alone in the world exploring nature as he does when he skis to the beaver dam. It is Gene who compares the drastic changes an early snow of winter can make at the Devon school to that of war and how Leper is oblivious to it all when he thinks to himself “But Leper stands out for me as the person who was most often and most emphatically taken by surprise, by this and every other shift in our life at Devon” (Knowles 93). Leper’s withdrawal from the world around him is his way of coping with the harsh realities of the war. Although the war is raging all around Leper remains oblivious by escaping and admiring his natural surroundings. In the beginning Leper’s attitude about the war is that it doesn’t affect him.
That voice reminds us that we will indeed vanish when we die and mix back into the earth. Which is why I think I have chosen this quote “think of death like a happy, dream-filled sleep” . My next story is walden one of the traits I believe for this book is adventurous the reason I think this is because in this book Thoreau takes the time out of his own time to build a cabin just to do this expirement another reason is beacuase Thoreau takes the time to explore numerous ponds in the area, including Flint's Pond and White Pond. He also checks out the local farms, like Baker Farm, where he briefly takes shelter with an Irish laborer and his family. This is what I think supports my quote"If we live in the nineteenth century, why should we not enjoy the advantages which the nineteenth century offers?
Literary essay – Totem Thomas King’s extensive use of symbolism in his short story “Totem” puts a goofy and nonsensical face on the callous treatment that natives received by North American settlers. A museum director, Walter Hooton, has a problem with noisy totem poles bothering the patrons at his art gallery in Alberta. The solution he decides upon is to cut down the totem poles and move them to a more convenient location; in this case, the basement. Each time, the totem pole refuses to be displaced, and again starts bothering the museum patrons from the corner. King uses four main elements in the story to illustrate his point: the totem poles themselves, the director of the museum and his workers, the museum patrons, and the museum itself.
Infections and Inequalities Response: Paul Farmer's Infections and Inequalities was definitely my favorite ethnography this semester because it not only showed me where my knowledge of public health in the world was lacking, but explained what social and financial factors need to change to solve the problems that are what Farmer calls "the modern plagues." It changed the way I see the victims of diseases like AIDS and tuberculosis; before, I saw them the same way most people in my culture might see them: as non-compliant or somehow responsible for not taking all the steps I believe (from my ethnocentric background) are necessary to get well. Farmer talks in his ethnography about this sort of blaming the victim mentality, one I want to change within myself. Main point(s): Farmer's main point is that infections (like AIDS and tuberculosis) are unequally present in the rich and poor, and that the poor are not only more likely to be infected because of sub-par living conditions, but also less likely to survive because they cannot afford the best treatment. Farmer says that "inequalities of