AP U.S. History Assignment: Deconstruction and analysis of “Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress” by Howard Zinn Topic of Essay: European’s reason and history of the colonization of America. Thesis: Many times in history we see history from one point of view. It is extremely important to see history from both sides since most of the time “ History is written by the victors” and omits the truth of what really happened. Many times horrible deeds are justified and we ignore them since we see these deeds as necessary and justified from only one point of view. Arguments: 1.)
In a small town everything is familiar and often taken for granted. In John Updike’s short story “A&P” the main character Sammy discovers a beautiful girl unlike anything he has ever seen before, in the small town. The magnificent girl, who he calls “Queenie” stuns him so much that he quits his job in her defense. The difference in Sammy and Queenie are that their mature level is different, while the difference in Sammy and Lendle is their view on the way girls should dress, and lastly how Sammy stands up for the girls and they don’t notice. Character can be defined as the combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.
However, the true focus of the story is not love but change and desertion. Kiley is telling the story to illustrate how all GI's changed in their Vietnam experience. The fact that the main character is a woman drives his point even farther home. She is the very portrait of mainstream, wholesome America; the only thing she lacks is an apple pie. Kiley describes her as "This cute blonde - just a kid, just barely out of high school - she shows up with a suitcase and one of those plastic cosmetic bags."
During the Scare, thousands of innocent citizens were accused of holding Communist sympathies, accusations which had little or no evidence to support them. Arthur Miller, appalled by the wide approval with which McCarthy’s actions were received, set about trying to convince the public of the spuriousness of the charges and attempted to reveal the greed and fear which motivated them. Realizing that any overt criticism would be rationalized by the public, he sought to describe another more removed event that would serve as a parallel to the Red Scare. Due to the striking similarities between the two events, Miller chose the Salem witch trials to represent the Red Scare in his play The Crucible. The impetus behind both the Red Scare and the Salem trials came from the innate
Benjamin had no concern, really with the immortal soul. He was too busy with social man.” Here, he makes play out of Franklin’s thirteenth virtue, “Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates,” by poking fun at the image depicted in the mind of the reader through this virtue, and by pointing out that Franklin never really followed this virtue at all. Lawrence later lists ways that Franklin was overly concerned with the “social man” and did not pay much attention to the “immortal soul” to exemplify his point. An example of this was a list of some of his accomplishments such as his invention of electrical appliances and his widely published and recognized Poor Richard’s Almanac. Parody is obviously present in D. H. Lawrence’s revised list of Franklin’s virtues.
It is a widely held belief that America has strayed from its old ways. But has America changed all that much? In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck lives in a world full of racism and superstition. Huck does not differ from most Americans at the time, by believing in superstitions and by being racist. Is America today anything like Mark Twain’s perception of America?
He was a product of all the societies he lived in in some way, but more importantly he shaped society with his brilliant mind for years to come. He affected the society in so many ways that pinpointing one of his accomplishments in one category would not be enough, which is why I will end with this paragraph from the autobiography; “When we try to force Franklin into a single role, when we choose one portrait of him over many others, we lose him. He was a printer and scientist, politician and humorist, cartoonist and poet. He was Silence Dogood, the Busy Body, Poor Richard, and the dozens of other names he gave to his myriad writings. He was even Ben Franklin.
As with Sammy showing his uniqueness, stubbornness and rebellion it is evident that Kurt Vonnegut shows that Harrison has the same traits. Sammy in the story “A&P” repeatedly imagines demeaning his boss Lengel, and then lightly acts with his actual words by accusing him of being too harsh on the girls that were in the store. Sammy and Harrison portray distinctive traits that eventually lead both characters rebelling against their superiors. In the story “Harrison Bergeron” you find Harrison striving more for equality than you find Sammy doing in the story “A&P”. Kurt Vonnegut presented a scary view of a future society, where everyone is equal.
Illegal immigration is as old as U.S. immigration law... With changes in U.S. immigration law and economic and political conditions in the United States and other countries, the nature and characteristics of illegal immigration have also changed." Chiswick believes that the entire nature of illegal immigration has completely changed, and so should that of the laws America holds against them. Many economists believe that illegal immigration does not impact the country in such a negative way that many believe. For unskilled workers, illegal immigration may cause these people to be hurting of work, only because many times illegal immigrants choose to do work in a uncostly manner. Other than that, our country overall benefits from these people that we call “illegal aliens”.
Casey Rakaczky Mrs. Smith- 3 AP Lang & Composition 20 January 2011 P. 240, # 3 Cheer Think Two, four, six, eight ,who does everyone love to discriminate? “Cheer think” is a set of ideas about what comprises cheerleader behavior. Cheerleaders are supposed to be blonde and skinny. Cheerleaders are thought of as dumb and ditzy. They are known to be petite and popular.