Junior's father “drinks his pain away” (107). Junior concludes, the Indians drink to feel better, but on the contrary, they sink deeper and deeper into sadness, “all Indian families are unhappy for the same reason: the fricking booze” (200). As we have seen in this novel, alcohol encourages aggression and violence in the family. There are numerous examples of violence related to Junior's best friend, Rowdy, whose father is an alcoholic. Often Rowdy appears with
Also, they would dump their human waste into the water and make it even more contaminated so when the people of Jamestown would drink or use the water it would make them ill and even to the point that they died. Within a couple of years they also faced drought which many people died because of starvation. The colony went to desperate measures by forcing the Indians to trade their grain, the Indians didn’t give up easy though as it says in the document ‘some harshe (harsh) and cruwell (cruel ) dealinge (dealings)by cutting of towe (two) of the salvages (Indians) heads and other extremities.” Another reason why the colonist died in the colony of early Jamestown was because of the skills they had. When the first ship arrived in Jamestown they brought over a total of 110 males in 1607. 47 of the men were gentlemen, back then, a gentlemen was a person of wealth who was not used to working with his hands.
Finally after Charlie about stole her shot, her father asked, "do you want to shoot it, pumpkin?" After a a little hesitation, and another rant from Charlie, Andy says yes, and shoots. After being very hesitant to shoot, she finally stuck him, and while all the men were dancing around celebreating, Andy though to herself "What did I just do." Andy's first step in the coming of age process was complete. Unlike all the men she had tried to not let down, she felt guilty about killing an innocent creature.
Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?’” Another man, Slim, also agrees with Carlson’s beliefs. “‘Carl’s right, Candy. That dog ain’t no good to himself. I wisht somebody’d shoot me if I got old an’ a cripple.’” (Steinbeck, 44-45) The men all agree that the dog is old and has suffered enough, living through the last days of his life. They all want to end the dog’s misery by killing him.
Lara Olson English 10 Seminar Mrs. Zavacki 20 March 2012 Almost everyone in the world knows about the Holocaust and how it ruined the lives of many. But no one knows the real horror brought upon the survivors until you read their true stories. The rude awakening of the memoir Night and the poem “Aftermath” show that even the kindest people can lose their sense of virtuous direction. Wiesel’s story about his experiences at the concentration camps grew more heartbreaking to read with every word. Wiesel wrote about how horrible it seemed to lose one’s innocence.
Yes September 11 was a sad day for us all and I think that is when the racist profiling began to start up again. There are different races and cultures in every state you go. I think that people just need to get over their hate for other cultures in their communities and learn to live with it. I have never seen so many hard workers until I moved to Arizona and started working with Mexicans. Too many people waste their time and energy putting so much hate into our communities, I think they tend to forget about keeping their own families safe and happy within their comminutes.
The result was deaths most likely caused by lack of food. Another cause of many deaths would be fights that erupted because of fights with the Powhatan Indians, the main group of native people in which they traded with. With both parties relying on each other for food, a lack there of may have caused many people to be killed by Indians who needed food because of the drought which also affected their ability to grow things. [Doc.C] Shows in a group of one-hundred and ten colonists, a vast majority of them were gentlemen. Gentlemen were wealthy men not used to working with their hands.
These reasons are Tom Robinson has an immobile left arm due to an incident in his childhood where his muscles got smashed, Bob Ewell is known as a “town drunk” and when he is drunk he usually abuses her daughter, Bob Ewell is left handed, Bob Ewell would’ve been able to catch up to Tom Robinson when he was running out of the house because he can’t run fast also due to his left arm, the time period of this trial was in the 1920’s to the 1930’s an old fashion time period like this had a lot of racism and discrimination to African Americans, they think of African Americans as dirty people, liars, and cheaters, and the jury was all white. Tom Robinson is not guilty because of the following main reasons; evidence has flaws, the time period of this trial, he was an African American, and the behavior and social structure of the city Maycomb, Alabama. My comment is that Tom Robinson did not have a “fair” trial at all. And we should all be reminded to stand up against racism and stand up for what you think is
In The Lottery, the younger generations of the town's population have begun to speak out against the annual stoning (Jackson). These youths cite the fact that many neighboring towns have already done away with the lottery, and they feel as though they too should dispense with the antiquated ritual. These youths represent the mirror image of the groups who opposed Hitler's regime in Nazi Germany. Also in the story is an elderly male character who reprimands the youths for their idealism and departure from norms and traditions (Jackson). He is more comfortable and content to keep with the ritual of stoning an innocent town's person to death every year.
The lives of the people in the town are basically jeopardized due to this yearly ritual, the “lottery”. The people of the town, are obsessed with tradition that they forget their purpose of action and the effects it may contain. “Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones.” The Lottery, page 71 line 221. The villagers are blinded by tradition that they do not see the cause of their actions. Tradition and rituals are basically stoning a human to death and in this case Tessie Hutchinson who is chosen among the villagers.