Nathaniel Bacon – Hero or Traitor? It is understandable why Nathaniel Bacon is argued to be both hero and traitor. What he did was right but also wrong in many ways. I think that his mindset was that of a hero but his actions were that of a traitor. Bacon stood up to the government that did not adequately protect people on the frontier by terrorizing innocent and not innocent Native Americans.
The parliament would have been able to muster volunteers, but there was no money to equip them with weapons, and the only way that the Parliament would have been able to make money, would be by introducing taxes. However, the Parliament simply couldn’t just create money from taxes as everyone refused to pay the taxes. The payment of taxes could have been enforced, but there was no army to do the enforcement. There were no consequences to the people of the German Empire if they disobeyed the decisions of the Frankfurt Parliament, so decisions were not followed by the people. This was not surprising, as there was no previous history of a democracy in Germany before the Frankfurt Parliament, therefore there was not much support from the ordinary people for the new concept.
Saying that he does not deserve this is as if almost to say he did not exist. Hitler deserves his reputation without a doubt, even though Hitler’s reputation is a horrible one, why can’t Alexander receive his, much more it is not a negative one, one that killed a mass of people. Now maybe Alexander did kill many people in his time of reign, but most of those kills were because of war. Hitler’s reason was for an evil hatred of the Jewish community. I think that the idea that he does not deserve his reputation is solely for argument, because some people love the feeling of making other people angry.
I don’t want to stay cause they might beat me up” (173). An innocent man was ordered to leave to a different town or else the cops threated to beat him up merely because he was native they felt like they had superior power over him to threaten to beat him up. Prejudice is an international issue and in everyway treating a human being as an unequal due to physical appearance and personal costumes is absurd. The discrimination that takes place in both short stories negatively forces change, which is one of the factors for the loss off culture. In order to fit in with society native culture is demolished.
The soldier was just an everyday guy, besides being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he did absolutely nothing to provoke the colonist to verbally attack him. Another soldier stepped up and told the man to be respectful, and out of spite the man insulted the other soldier as well. From what I could hear, the soldier had challenged the man and struck him with his musket. The man brought it upon himself, but started crying over exaggerated, drawn out cries. I kept walking away minding my own business,
It can be argued that throughout the novel Wesley Hayden, Sheriff of the Bentrock, pays the highest price in standing up for justice, when in reality most characters in the novel are forced to pay a high price when justice is served, with each character “paying their price” in different ways, effecting characters emotionally, physically and/or mentally. The Indian’s of Bentrock were deemed inferior among the community, and therefore their concerns were ignored by the superior white society in Bentrock. Most members of the community held the Indians in low regard, especially Frank Hayden who exploited the Indian women sexually. He abused his authority as a doctor by using his job to get closer to these women. These Indian women were hesitant to expose Frank because the white people of Bentrock were ignorant of the opinion’s of an indian, this is supported when David says ‘I knew what he was thinking; she’s an Indian – why would she tell the truth?’.
It is shot through delicacy, beauty, compassion and a sense of loss, like any other film the director Denis has created. White Material takes place in an unknown nameless country at an incomprehensible time. The historical order is even unclear, and also the characters in the film are confusing because we can’t describe their relationship to one another. For example, I thought that Maria Vial was married to her husband, but as it turns out he cheated on her and they were divorced. The type of unclearness that is shown in the film leads to confusion that frustrates the audience itself.
(Guterson 97). Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson's award winning novel, is set on an island in Puget Sound in the early 1950's. It is a story of the racial prejudice that was felt so strongly against Japanese Americans immediately before, during and after WWII. Kabuo Miyamoto, the man accused of murdering Carl Heine, would never have received a fair trial, had it not been for Ishmael's late introduction of crucial evidence and Judge Fielding's morally right choice. That Kabuo never stood a chance of getting a fair trial can be supported by actual historical evidence from the time period and evidence of prejudice and discrimination taken directly from the novel.
In the novel ‘Montana 1948’ we see that Wesley Hayden is forced to choose between family loyalty and justice. He has to determine whether to arrest his brother Frank, for molesting and abusing Indian women, or whether he should remain silent and stick to family loyalty. The weight of this decision becomes extremely stressful for Wesley. The death of the Indian women ‘Marie Little Soldier’ is the final straw for Wesley, so he locks up Frank until he finds enough evidence to arrest him. Ultimately this resulted in Frank’s suicide.
Everyman places his faith in material things, his friends, relatives and goods. These material things do him no good. Fellowship claims he "will not forsake thee to my life's end" (Everyman 213), yet when Everyman asks Fellowship to accompany him on his journey for redemption and ultimately death he "will not go that loath journey- / Not for the father that begat me!" (Everyman 268-269). By placing his faith in man rather than God, he does not receive "any more comfort" (Everyman 304).