English – Holiday Homework – Anthony Tregunna Both the play Rainbows End and the film, The Longest Yard explore how an individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or limit their experience of belonging. Rainbows End is a play written by Jane Harrison, which tells a simple yet complicated story of three aboriginal women; Dolly, Gladys and Nan Dear, living in among a community mixed with white people and Aboriginal people during the 1950’s. The related text, The Longest Yard is a sports comedy film produced in 2005, involving a disgraced former professional fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Paul Crew who is sent to prison for reckless driving. Both texts represent the struggle of belonging to a community and how they overcome this struggle. During the play Rainbows End, Gladys, Dolly and Nan Dear find it hard to belong to the white community due to their history (the stolen generation), their skin colour and their beliefs.
According to Mo Walsh “…southern gothic literature [is] popular across the globe…” (Walsh 1), due to the historical appeal of the storyline described above. One of the greatest Southern Gothic writers of all time is Zora Neale Hurston. Her societal views on racism expressed heavily in her writing challenged commonly held beliefs among a myriad of individuals. Hurston’s works such as Their Eyes are Watching God and “How It Feels to Be Colored Me”, display her use of literary elements to describe the racial injustices and cultural pride throughout her time period. In “How It Feels to Be Colored Me”, by Zora Neal Hurston, Hurston employs the oyster knife symbol, the rock symbol and the brown bag symbol to illustrate her pride in her racial culture and identity.
I am part Indian myself, and I am not offended by the Redskins logo or ever have been. I love watching the National Football League, and I think that all of the different teams and their symbols represent America in their own unique way, so why would it be a bad thing if we supported our Native Americans by creating a team that is kind of dedicated to them in a way. Harjo was taking this a little too seriously I believe, unless there is some variable that I am not aware of that stirred up this case in the first place. I tried to dig deeper into the history of this case but I was unsuccessful to find any more information other than what I have provided. The Supreme Court handled this the right way I think, they were very ethical and respectful but at the same time, they ruled fairly.
September 18, 2012 College Admission Essay University of Chicago Where’s Waldo, Really? It was Super Bowl 46 (XLVI), and the New England Patriots, who were the favorites, are up 10-9 over the New York Giants at halftime. The highlights from the first half had just finished and a MetLife Insurance advertisement began rolling. At first, Charlie Brown and other characters from the famed comic strip Peanuts appeared happy as they walked across a meadow and a woman in the background began to voice over some financial standpoints of the company. With one or maybe even two chicken wings in hand, I watched as it switched to He-Man riding on Battle Cat through a forest when suddenly Waldo appeared.
He notes that the words chosen by Jackson pulls her reader in even though her reader is being subjected to what turns out to be a women getting stoned to death. After the first publication of “The Lottery” in the New Yorker in 1948 the overwhelming response from reader was for Jackson to reveal the intent of her story. There were many different views of what was meant by the story some reflected upon the traditions sited within the story, others offering the story was influenced by Jackson’s personal life. Prof. Nayef Ali Q. Al-Joulan identifies symbols with the story and compares to Islam symbols, he begins with the black box which in the story is used to hold a piece of folded paper representing each person in the town. Each member of the town is called out by name five times to choose a piece of paper from the box.
When he comes to see Beneatha, he brings her gifts of Nigerian clothes and teases her about her mutilated hair. Asagai says that it looks like Caucasian hair. He persuades her to cut it and take a more natural look. Joseph makes people speculate whether or not you can reside in the United States and still uphold the cultural identity that is unique to them. "Three hundred years later the African Prince rose up out of the seas and swept the maiden back across the middle passage over which her ancestors had come-" and "I will show you our mountains and our stars; and give you cool drinks from the gourds and teach you the old songs and the ways of our people - and, in time, we will pretend that you have been away for
The poem has a boot camp feel which leads one to believe Coach Hill is preparing fearless young men for war. Although Coach Hill gives off the vibe of a drill sergeant, the poem is really about a youth’s first football practice. Right off the bat in line 3, Gildner gives you a true feeling that Coach Hill is the “Drill Sergeant” instead of just a football coach. The narrator says “the man with the short cigar took us / under the grade school, / where we went in case of attack” (Gildner, 809). The simple fact that he walks into the room with a “short cigar” in his mouth gives the reader the image of a rough and tumble Drill Sergeant.
In order to reach this goal in the most desirable manner, peacefully and effectively, the “civilization” program was implemented. As Perdue and Green state, “This [the ‘civilization’ program] would reverse their [the Cherokee] inevitable extinction and free America from moral stigma” (Perdue 11). At the time of the “civilization” program’s establishment, most Americans felt that the Cherokee people were not racially inferior. Americans wanted to change the lifestyle of the Cherokee to better suit their mixing into American culture. To entice the Cherokee into give up their hunting land peacefully, the Americans planned to show them a civilization in which hunting was no longer necessary.
At the beginning of his essay, he describes the remoteness and primitiveness of the village as they never seen a black man before. When Baldwin first set foot in this village, the villagers treated him as an oddity instead of a human being. The children shouted him "neger" and were curious about his appearance like his skin color and the texture of his hair. Baldwin knows that they did it without a sense of unkindness, but his anger was hard to be dissembled. With a thought to make Baldwin feels more comfortable, a woman told him about the custom of "buying African natives for the purpose of converting them to the Christianity...This was reported to me with pride by the wife of of one of the bistro owner and I was careful to express astonishment and pleasure at the solicitude shown by the village for the souls of black folks" (306).
Feminism and Peter Pan JM Barrie's creation Peter Pan has an enduring popularity. Allison McCarthy digs into the sexist and racist history of the play and novel, and how this has been addressed in modern adaptations Allison McCarthy, 19 April 2009 In a world rife with contradictions, here's one that still surprises me: I'm a feminist with a not-so-secret penchant for the many media adaptations of Peter Pan. The first movie I remember seeing in theaters was a revival of the 1953 Walt Disney cartoon Peter Pan. A few years later, when I was old enough to read, my dad gave me an illustrated edition of the book. The book's spine is now held together with tape, but I doubt I'll ever give this book away.