This is also another way to earn respect from others by demonstrating a hard work ethic and common sense. When you walk into a room filled with FFA members, you might have a feeling of comfort and notice that the atmosphere is mostly friendly. I always feel that happy atmosphere in our FFA branch. It’s the unity that keeps us together. When I wear my father’s old FFA jacket, it brings on a sense of pride.
The hitchhiker is actually twenty-four years old and claims to be named Alex and to come from South Dakota. Alex seems to be carrying a light load for someone planning to live off the land for a few months, as he says he will do in Denali National Park. As Alex elaborates on his plan, Gallien tries to make him change his mind. Gallien is certain that Alex is not prepared for life in the Alaskan outdoors. Gallien even offers to buy him some decent gear, but Alex refuses.
The author takes the time to describe something that is generally pleasant to his eyes, giving a sense of serenity in his tone. The reader can also feel a certain feeling of intimacy between Momaday and the land since he was a Native American: “For my people, the Kiowas, it is and old landmark, and they gave it the name Rainy Mountain.” Everything Momaday sees in the land is positive. When the author uses the term “loneliness” it is only to emphasize the beauty of the land by saying it pushes your imagination
It comes when Yellow Calf, in telling the story of himself and the narrator's grandmother, vaguely hints that he is the narrator's true grandfather. This is a moment of revelation for the narrator because up to that point, he has believed that Doagie was his grandfather. “And then it came to me, as though it were riding one moment of the gusting wind, as though Bird had it in him all the time and had passed it to me in that one instant of corruption” (pg 124). Discovering an important fact about his true origins re-connects him to his family and perhaps also to his Indian cultural heritage, represented by the wise old Yellow Calf. Winter in The Blood is about survival, meaning, and finding oneself.
﻿-1Christopher Richardson Nadine Pearce March 7, 2009 “The Red Convertible” and “The Things They Carried” Brotherhood is a very important part of life, it embodies loyalty and friendship. In “The Red Convertible” Erdrich uses a red convertible to show the bond between two brothers on an Indian reservation. In addition, brotherhood is important to soldiers. They have to be able to trust each other. However, in “The Things They Carried” O’Brien chooses not to use brotherhood as the theme but instead uses the conflict between war and love.
The “character flaw” is actually an aspect of the culture and history that he is so fervently trying to preserve and the generosity that he shows to others in his time of need is simply an example of this culture. Generosity is something most Native American Indians believe in. As quoted by a tribal leader on Trinity Project’s website, “When we are held in a web of trust and connection, we can give generously, knowing that when it is our turn we will be supported” (All About All of Us). Stories in history books and articles online showcase many ways the Native Americans have been generous. Jackson Jackson in this short story is a great example of a Native American Indian who embraces his cultures emphasis on generosity.
“After 1901 black and white leaders in Tuskegee often portrayed their community as a model of good race relations. The notion seems to have originated with the founding of Tuskegee Institute. Whites liked the idea because it helped them to believe that their community was harmonious. They proudly cited their role in the building of the Institute. They praised Washington and called the school “the greatest institution of its kind in the world.” Washington in turn emphasized the support and encouragement that he received from local whites.
Tolerance has been witnessed throughout human history, literature, and life itself. Tolerance can be defined as respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expressions, and our ways of being human. Tolerance has been seen in literature through the characters of Atticus in To Kill A Mockingbird, and George in Of Mice and Men, and has also been seen in history through Navajo Christians tolerating their peoples’ cultural beliefs. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird tolerance plays a large role in the life of Atticus, the father of the narrator. Atticus is a well-meaning lawyer who teaches his children life lessons, including tolerance.
Two spirited individuals are accepted because they are honored within the community and highly respected. Two spirits are looked to as religious leaders, teachers and caregivers because they can do the work of a woman and man. . It is important to Native American cultures that they are respected not only for their religious values but simply due to the traits they possess. Stereotypes that are associated with Native are worrier-hunter images that are portrayed in the American culture (Arviso, 2012).
Romulus has a strong identity this shows he is able to overcome barriers of not belonging, by settling into Australian rural society. Raimond learns his morals and ethics from his father; “I know what a good workman is, I know what an honest man is, I know what friendship is, I know because I remember these things in the person of my father.” Repetition of “I know” emphasizes the many positive human qualities in which Raimond was influenced by. This shows that his father’s strong sense of who he is has also helped Raimond form his own strong identity. They both share an understanding of positive morals which creates acceptance for Raimond and for his father. The bond between father and son helped them integrate into Australian rural society