The ship went down along with some of his men, but the crew who live help Columbus reach land. Lands to the west. Christopher Columbus always wanted to sail beyond what anyone ever did before. He wanted to know if there was any more land than he had lived on. He studied books written by Marco Polo on how to sail
(p. 1 European Exploration) In October 1492, Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and Dominican Republic). Columbus believed that he was in the outer islands of the Far East, and he made three more voyages in search of a path to Asia. During the last three voyages, Columbus reached the major islands of the Caribbean, which he named the West Indies. It was not until 1507, a year after Columbus's death, that cartographer Amerigo Vespucci suggested that Columbus had landed on an entirely new land that was far from Asia. (p. 2 European Exploration) Although Spain's new claims created the Spanish Empire, the extent of its lands was still unknown.
He is told to sail first to the city of Fronteras, next to a lake named El Golfete, then to a river named the Río Dulce. This will get him to the Carribean Sea. Santiago’s uncle tells him to follow the North Star, and he will reach the United States, specifically the state of Florida. He is told the dangers of sailing, such as pirates, sharks, and the hot sun. I am still in slight disbelief at the fact of a twelve year old trying to accomplish these feats.
Background Info Captain James Cook anchored off the east coast of Poverty Bay in October of 1769 (Flude, 2001). He spent about six months in what he called the “bay of islands” (Flude, 2001). James Cook was the first European explorer to gain an insight for the “hostile” (Flude, 2001), as labeled by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, indigenous people. However, James Cook was lucky enough to receive guidance from a “learned Tahitian” (PBS), Tupa’ia. Cook was also learned the basics of the language, and was able to ask about how the locals controlled the canoes and places they had explored with them (PBS).
In 1648, the Seneca got deep into Canada and surrounded the capital of Huronia, place devastated by smallpox epidemics, which meant to a nonstop conquering by the Seneca. As Huron’s were defeated, thousands of them were forced to be part of this growing tribe, carrying the legacy of loss and the marks of a disease that meant their crushing. Another clue about origins of the story lays on how direct the moral is pointed to the chipmunk’s behavior and the reason why it was scarred for life. The bear’s prepotency over other animals and the odd highlighted idea on how all the other animals feared him2, contrary to chipmunk’s wit upon the bear yet weakness regarding strength, shows the author is not in accordance with being weaker –under the control- of the bear but he accepts the bear’s power. Therefore, the origins of this story may have source in Huron people living subjugated in Seneca’s lands.
Power, if left in the wrong hands, can be disastrous and chaotic. Fresh from our history books are legends of heroes and kings. All of these subjects were powerful and control feigning. A good example of this would be the Native Americans and White Americans. Natives were stripped of their humanity followed by their lands, houses, farms, and families.
Nick understands the characters in the novel exemplify people’s characteristics from the Old Wild West, but it has been brought east. Furthermore, Gatsby is not the only person that comes East for opportunity, we see the narrator, Nick Carraway, subtly make his move East in the beginning of the novel. He comes east and is drawn in right away by its appealing comfort when he says, “And as I walked on I was lonely no longer. I was a guide, a pathfinder, an original settler” (4). This young dreamer felt that he belonged and felt that he was the person that was supposed to be there on West Egg on the Long Island Sound, he was the original settler like the people of the Old Wild West settled into their own land decades ago.
Alaska is often referred to when Ben, Willy’s dead brother, is present during the play. It represents the opportunity Willy passed up to live in New York and be a salesman. Willy states, “If I’d gone with him to Alaska that time, everything would’ve been totally different” (I, 45). Here, Willy confirms that he regrets not going to Alaska and that he is not as successful as he would like because he claims his life would be different. Later in Act Two, Willy asks if Ben landed his Alaska deal and Ben replies with, “Doesn’t take much time if you know what you’re doing ” (II, 84).
They acquired a boat and a brave captain to take them to the new continent. They wanted a fresh beginning in America. Next we discover, that the Smith family begins to pack their belongings and say goodbye to their friends. John excited for the adventure, he can barely wait! Regretfully, Sarah is sad and upset about leaving her friends.