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The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Unwritten Truth of “The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” “The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”, arguably the most famous captivity tale of the American Indian-English genre, is considered a common illustration of the thematic style and purpose of the English captivity narrative. As “the captivity genre leant itself to nationalist agendas” (Snader 66), Rowlandson’s narrative seems to echo other captivity narratives in its bias in favor of English colonial power....   [tags: Indian Captivity Narratives]
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Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson From the violent and brutal clash between Indians [1], and British colonists in Massachusetts during King Philip's War (1675-6) grew a new literary genre. After their redemption, some colonists who had been prisoners of the Indians wrote autobiographical accounts of their experiences. These captivity narratives developed a large audience, and interest in the narratives continued into the nineteenth century.[2] After her capture and redemption, Mary Rowlandson published what some historians call "America's first best seller," entitled Narrative Of the Captivity and Restoratio;t of Mrs....   [tags: Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative]
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Conflicting Cultures in Louise Erdrich's Captivity - Conflicting Cultures in Louise Erdrich's "Captivity" Kidnapping colonists during the struggle for land in the early centuries of American history was a strong force influencing the images of Native Americans circulating among the Puritan pioneers. During these centuries, the battles between the natives and the Puritans cost thousands of lives on both sides, and countless stories in the forms of captivity narratives revealed truths and myths about the Native people. Although there were countless pieces of literature and propaganda published in this time period, the actual Indian captivity narratives have been narrowed down to works “that presumably record with some degree of verisimilitude the experiences of non-Indians who were captures by American Indians” (Derounian-Stodoloa, Levernier, 9)....   [tags: Louise Erdrich Captivity Poem native Essays]
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A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Pressure to Assimilate in Mary Rowlandson’s A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson There are times when assimilation is not a choice but rather something is forced. In circumstances such as being taken hostage, the ability to survive must come at the price of assimilating one's own customs into another lifestyle. In February of 1675 the Native Americans who were at war with the Puritans obtained hostage Mary Rowlandson of the Plymouth colony. During this time she must perform a role that is uncommon to a colonial woman's way of life so that she may live among them....   [tags: Narrative Captivity Restoration Mary Rowlandson]
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Freedom Under Hospitable Captivity - The Matrix (Andy and Lana Wachowski, 1999) appeals to a Western ideology of freedom in its most general sense by depicting a fight against the enslavement of the human race in a post-apocalyptic world controlled by machines. The machines use the humans, whose minds are trapped in a computer program, as an energy source. In this world of machines, the Wachowskis expand upon the totalitarianism seen in other works of fiction, such as 1984 by George Orwell. The totalitarian state of 1984, Airstrip One, becomes the whole planet in The Matrix, and the oppressed citizens become nearly the entire human race....   [tags: Movie Review, The Matrix] 1365 words
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The Emotions of Captivity in Psalm 137 - ... In wars of the 6th century BCE, taking babies and killing them against stones was a practice of conquering nations as an act of domination against the conquered. This horrific practice is mentioned to have happened to the Israelites in verse 8, but do the Israelites cry out for the same reprehensible action to occur to the little ones of Babylon. It is a reference the legal concept of lex talionois of Ex 21:24, commonly known as “an eye for an eye” or “a tooth for a tooth”. Day asserts that lex talionois in this context is not to be carried out individually, but more judicially....   [tags: Book of Psalms]
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Dolphins in Captivity vs. Dolphins in the Wild - Dolphins have long been a creature of great fascination for many humans around the globe and throughout time. They were once completely wild and are now reduced by the hundreds, if not thousands, each year from various events that occur. These events range from being caught for research and used in an aquarium for human entertainment to being trapped and killed for their market value. Any of these occurrences come down to making money. Some of the similarities and differences associated with the two primary living environments known for dolphins, wild and captive, will be explored....   [tags: Dolphins] 2032 words
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The Pros and Cons of Keeping Tigers In Captivity - ... When a tiger first comes to a new place it needs to be put in quarantine for about thirty days, during this process the animal is examined all over and given all the medicines and vaccines it may need. “Usually two to three weeks into the quarantine period a complete physical examination should be performed under general anesthesia…this exam should include evaluation of each organ system following a regular protocol to assure completeness…The systematic gathering and recording of medical and pathological data in a uniform manner is mandatory to any medical program....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,” Mary Rowlandson, a Puritan mother from Lancaster, Massachusetts, recounts the invasion of her town by Indians in 1676 during “King Philip’s War,” when the Indians attempted to regain their tribal lands. She describes the period of time where she is held under captivity by the Indians, and the dire circumstances under which she lives. During these terrible weeks, Mary Rowlandson deals with the death of her youngest child, the absence of her Christian family and friends, the terrible conditions that she must survive, and her struggle to maintain her faith in God....   [tags: Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays Native Americans]
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Analysis of Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Analysis of Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Works Cited Not Included The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson is a personal account, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, of what life in captivity was like. Her narrative of her captivity by Indians became popular in both American and English literature. Mary Rowlandson basically lost everything by an Indian attack on her town Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1675; where she is then held prisoner and spends eleven weeks with the Wampanoag Indians as they travel to safety....   [tags: Mary Rowlandson Literature Essays] 1372 words
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Being Careful about Putting Animals in Captivity - Animals in captivity. It has been an issue since the first zoo was opened. Many people are for and against it. I think that there are many pros and cons to having them in captivity. The main issue in the world is how do you possibly make it as close to the animal’s natural environment in captivity. It is almost impossible. You can’t start building sea world all over the ocean and hope the animals show up. I live in Agoura hills, big for horse property. At my grandma’s we have three Arabian horses....   [tags: essays research papers] 1019 words
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The Narrative Of The Captivity And Restoration Of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson reveals that the ghastly depiction of the Indian religion (or what Rowlandson perceives as a lack of religion) in the narrative is directly related to the ideologies of her Puritan upbringing. Furthermore, Rowlandson's experiences in captivity and encounter with the new, or "Other" religion of the Indians cause her rethink, and question her past; her experiences do not however cause her to redirect her life or change her ideals in any way....   [tags: Indian Religion] 1588 words
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Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - This essay summarizes the key aspects of Rowlandson’s captivity story; the reasons behind her captivity; how she juxtaposes the bible and her experiences; the trials and tribulations that she had to confront in the hands of her captors; the type of succor that she received during her moments of crisis; her attitude towards her Native Americans captors; the culture, traditions and attitude of the her captors namely the Algokian Indians; the hardships the Indians had to endure at the hands the colonists; my thoughts on her narrative Rowlandson’s vivid and graphic description of her eleven week captivity by Algokian Indians has given rise to one of the finest literary genres of all times....   [tags: essays research papers] 1082 words
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Making Captivity Narratives Relevant to High School Students: Comparative Analysis of Popular Fiction of Today and the Past - The captivity narrative genre is not often a favorite type of literature among most students. Perhaps because of the time in which they were written, students have trouble relating to characters whom lived in a setting more than two and three hundred years ago. Although the genre receives attention in many early level American literature college courses, high school English teachers rarely—if at all—teach captivity narratives. When it is used, students perceive the captivity narrative as a historical document rather than a literary text....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2091 words
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Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson   Our Nig; or Sketches from the life of a Free Black and  A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson  Harriet Wilson’s and Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narratives have three things in common.  First, they have a theme of sustaining faith in God throughout their trials.  Secondly, they portray their captors as savages.  Finally, they all demonstrate the isolation felt by the prisoner.     Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet Wilson is the story of a Northern girl, born into an interracial family and later abandoned by her parents, forcing her to become the servant of the Bellmont Household....   [tags: Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays] 985 words
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A Clockwork Orange - Calculated Captivity - Calculated Captivation "Goodness comes from within, 6655321. Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man." In Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, a sadistic adolescent of the not-so-distant future is ‘rehabilitated’ of his violent nature by a special conditioning treatment. This fifteen year-old hoodlum Alex McDowell is ‘cured’ of his savage activities but when released back into a still violent society, he is a misfit. Anthony Burgess’ skillful art of manipulation is able to change the reader’s opinion from hating Alex for his malicious ways, to feeling captivated by him, as he becomes a ‘victim of a modern age’....   [tags: essays research papers] 1827 words
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Profiting on Conservation: Animals in Captivity Abused for Human Entertainment - ... For what. For our pleasure and profit. It’s all about making money. Marine entertainment centers are in the business to make money; let’s not argue about that. Is it educational. No” (5). As the marine animals lose their senses, they slowly lose their minds too. In PETA’s article about marine parks “Some Captive dolphins have reportedly taken their own lives by hitting their heads against the sides of pools or by refusing to come up for air” (“Aquariums and Marine Parks”). Dolphins and Whales in the wild swim and hunt in groups, swim in a tank with no walls and live longer lives alongside natural predators....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Role of Husbandry in The Health and Well-being of Exotic Animals in Captivity - ... Naïve individuals learn specific skills or knowledge from their parents or other group members; this knowledge can be a tradition of a species, and would help us understand how an animal lives in the wild.5 By providing proper psychological needs, scientists can learn more of how an animal behaves and survives in the wild. In addition to feeding, the set-up of the exhibit can provide psychological needs.4 If an animal were normally shy and nocturnal, it would require several hiding places during the day; if an animal lives alone in the wild on rocky terrain, it should have a solitary enclosure that exhibits similar terrain....   [tags: Zoology]
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Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi - ... This description of a virtuous woman shows how ingrained social expectations were in the society of 1970's , if one must be perfectly obedient to one other person at all times, then obviously they are captive in both expectations and duty, a duty that was for Firdaus, forced upon her. The captivity is not physical, but rather mental and inflicted onto Firdaus from societal expectations. Firdaus later reflects upon the captivity she felt in her marriage stating “I would rather be a free prostitute than an enslaved wife.” The adjective 'enslaved' shows that Firdaus believes wives to be, literal slaves, captive in their marriage....   [tags: Woman at Point Zero] 1294 words
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Zoos and Aquariums: A Barbaric Institution - ... In January 2011, in “Knoxville, Tennessee, an 8,000-pound elephant crushed a zookeeper to death inside a cage” (Venezia). In Scottsbluff, Nebraska “a zookeeper…had two fingers bitten off in an attack by two chimpanzees” (Caulfield). Animals in captivity did not willingly choose to be there. No guest would attack their host if they were in the zoo of their own free will. Animals that turn aggressive towards their trainers or keepers are not in the purest since of the word, happy. If an animal were happy in captivity, they would possess no reason to attack....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Mirrored Worlds - ... B is reluctant in sending Frado to school as she believes black people are inferior and unintelligent even as a free people. Even when Mrs. B loses the argument and Frado goes to school, her education does not last as long as the white children. Thus, limiting her abilities to educate herself and move up later in life. The second similarity between the two pieces is seen with their struggles with faith. Rowlandson starts off in the beginning of her narrative already a Puritan follower. Her plight through captivity, she says, only strengthened her faith....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Problems of POWs - ... The reintegration process back in to “normal” family life, back to work, and even society would vary from that the one experienced from the ordinary veteran. Recently many organized attempts have been made by researchers to document the immediate, mid-term, and long-term effects of the POW experience, especially since the end of WWII. The captivity POW experience is clearly distinctive in terms of the captive, the captor’s culture and beliefs, the amount of time in captivity coupled with the conditions of internment and countless other factors....   [tags: Military] 1312 words
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symbolaw Symbols and Symbolism - Birds as a Symbol in The Awakening - Birds as the Symbol of Bondage and Freedom in The Awakening Birds that are enclosed in cages indicate solitude and bondage; those that roam in the open air above the seas represent freedom and happiness. The captivity or freedom of these animals is the symbolism that Chopin uses to illustrate the captivity Edna experiences from society and the freedom she desires.  Through this vivid bird imagery in her novel The Awakening, Chopin elucidates the struggle and freedom Edna encounters....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays] 592 words
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Jewish Views Q&A - 1a. Describe the Jews’ view of God and their basic worldview in the Intertestamental Period. Concerned with practice, orthopraxy rather than right thoughts Jews held on to all the essential features of the OT. However, there were concerted efforts made to reinstate traditional institutions. (Scott, Jewish background of the New Testament 2000:265) In addition the retention, practice, and application of Monotheism, covenant, and law the three main pillars of OT religion made Intertestamental Judaism unique....   [tags: Religion]
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Cheetahs in Zoos - Cheetahs in Zoos Cheetahs in captivity should be left there, not released into the wild, and on the same note cheetahs in the wild should be left there, not brought into captivity. A cheetah in a zoo that is released into the wild may not know what to do, having been cared for by people in an enclosed environment for a number of years and then suddenly thrust out into the wild and on its own may have adverse effects on the cat’s psyche, making it manic or exhibit unpredictable behaviors and endangering the wildlife already there....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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What’s a Nice Elephant Like You Doing In a Place Like This? - What’s a Nice Elephant Like You Doing In a Place Like This. How Zoos Are Killing Elephants In the wild, African elephants (Loxodonta Africana and Loxodonta cyclotis) live for an average of 56 years. African elephants who live in captivity in zoos live an average of only 17 years. In the wild, Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) live an average of 47 years. Asian elephants who live in captivity in zoos live an average of only 19 years. Why is there such a large discrepancy between the two. Can living in a zoo significantly shorten the life span of both African and Asian elephants....   [tags: Animal Welfare] 3607 words
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Micke Grove Zoo - ... The zoo provides shelter some of the animals that are nearly extinct. For instance, the zoo shelters birds such as Marbled Teal which is mainly found in eastern and western Mediterranean, western and southern Asia, north and sub-Saharan west Africa, Iran, Pakistan, and northwest India. Micke Grove provide home to other birds such as the Swainson’s Hawks that are also threatened in the wild. Animals such as Black-handed Spider Monkeys [from Mexico, Central America, and, Bolivia], Black Tufted-ear Marmoset [from South Central Brazil], Ring-Tailed Lemur [South and Southwestern Madagascar], and Hamadryas Baboon [from Ethiopia, Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula, and Abyssinia] are also kept at the zoo and are endangered in the wilderness....   [tags: Zoology]
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The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism - The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism        In The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, the romantic standards that are associated with literature during the American Renaissance are evident. This popular novel, a New York Times Bestseller, embodies the concept of Romanticism with its gothic darkness, themes of loss and nostalgia, and a strong captivity narrative. The presence of a wise child and recurring double language are essential to the plot of the story. Nathan Price's misguided mission to save souls in the Congo is transformed into an evil that invades a type of Paradise and so, the reader realizes immediately that this twisted attempt to Christianize the savages will result in a fall of epic proportions....   [tags: Poisonwood Bible Essays]
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Women in Early Westerns - Women in Early Westerns Westerns connote images of dirt, dust, guns, horses, cowboys and heroes: physically strong, iron-willed, independent, resourceful, quick-witted men. Although the modern Western (the writings of Louise L’Amour, Zane Grey and the numerous films starring John Wayne, Roy Rodgers, Gene Autry) seems to focus on this ideal hero, the genre actually also provides women with strong, self-reliant, active roles. In fact, many texts that precede the typical modern Western had females as the main characters....   [tags: Western Literature Women's Studies] 5840 words
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Colonists and Indians Fight for Mutual Interests on the American Frontier - Colonists and Indians Fight for Mutual Interests on the American Frontier Since the settling of the English colonies in the early 17th century, pioneers have been destined to expand into the North American frontier and to domesticate it with their Christian faith and progressive nature. In their exploration of the frontier, however, the Puritan colonists often encountered Indians whose savagery challenged their discipline and morals. Just as the colonists expanded, Indians also saw their native lands of many years vanish....   [tags: American America History]
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Mary Rowlandson - Mary Rowlandson Mary Rowlandson wrote a narrative about hardships she faced during her captivity, in a journal. Despite her suffering she thanked God for her life and his mercy. Rowlandson wrote during the colonial period and is an example of a puritan writer for many reasons. As a typical Puritan writer would, Rowlandson chose to write about God, religious beliefs, and her hardships. After the death of her child Rowlandson thanked God for, "preserving me". This statement clearly reveals her faith in fate and God's will....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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Mary Rowlandson - History Mary Rowlandson was an Indian captive, and also an American writer. She was born in England approximately 1637-1638. She immigrated to Lancaster, Massachusetts with her parents. Joseph Rowlandson became a minister in 1654 and two years later he married Mary. They together had four children, one whom died as an infant, but the others were Joseph, Mary, and Sarah. On February 20, 1676, Mary and her three children were taken captive in their home during a raid of the Native Americans uprising known as King Philip’s War along with 23 other people....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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Rowlandson’s Narrative - Mary White’s family was among the original settlers of Lancaster, Massachusetts, arriving in 1653. In 1656 Mary White married Joseph Rowlandson, Lancaster's first minister. In 1675, the King Philip’s War began subjecting settlements to attack by Indians. On February 20, 1676, Indians abducted Mary Rowlandson during an attack on Lancaster. She was held captive for eleven weeks finally being ransomed for twenty pounds. After Rowlandson’s return, she recorded the account of her captivity as a narrative....   [tags: American Literature]
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Bourke and Rendall’s Careful Custody of Christian - ... In addition to that, Anthony and John also made sure to keep any type of sickness/deficiencies at bay. This is apparent by the presence of bone meal in Christian’s diet. As Christian grew older and his time to live on his own came, the food he was fed changed to fit his current needs. “Christian was now given a small milk and Farex meal in the morning and one large evening meal. In addition to raw meat, he had dried meat, carrots, and cow’s liver, and sometimes we gave him the head or stomach of a cow” (Bourke and Rendall, 105)....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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More Like Sterile-ing!: Detective Starling in Silence of the Lambs - ... In The Dark Knight, Batman, like Starling, is held mentally captive by his maniacal arch-nemesis the Joker whom, like Lecter, is in physical captivity. Inconveniently, the Joker has important information regarding the physical captivity of two figures important to Batman as well as Bruce Wayne: Harvey Dent, a key political player that the Batman needs and Rachel Dawes, Bruce Wayne’s ex-lover. The way the Joker and Hannibal Lecter tease the detectives with their leverage is kindred to say the least....   [tags: Film] 1801 words
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Pocahontas: A Great American Myth - Pocahontas: A Great American Myth John Smith's tales of the Indian princess, Pocahontas, have, over time, encouraged the evolution of a great American myth. According to this myth, which is common knowledge to most Americans, Pocahontas saved Smith from being killed by her father and his warriors and then fell in love with John Smith. Some versions of the myth popular among Americans include the marriage of Smith and Pocahontas. Although no one can be sure of exactly what happened almost four-hundred years ago, most historians agree that the myth is incorrect....   [tags: Native Americans History Essays]
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Compare Contrast Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano - There are various things that make up a piece of literature. For example: choice of diction, modes of discourse, and figurative language. Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano were great examples of authors that used these elements of literature. There are similarities and differences in A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson and From Africa to America. Though Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano shared similarities in experiences, they had different writing personalities, purposes, attitudes, tones, and relations with their communities....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1686 words
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Minor Characters which Shift the Plot of Odyssey by Homer - In the epic The Odyssey by Homer, minor characters play a considerable role in the development of the plot. One may often think that a few major characters propel a story’s plot, but in The Odyssey a few minor characters have the ability to change the story completely. These characters may not initially appear to have a profound effect on the story, but with a single action or statement these characters have the ability to shift one’s focus entirely. Minor characters add a key element to the story that a main character cannot....   [tags: Characters, Odyssey, Homer] 563 words
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John Winthrop's Journal - When reading famous works of literature, many qualities jump off the pages. Often, these will be in the form of differing contents, styles, themes, and purposes. In Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative, there is extremely vivid description throughout. She does not limit the severity of pain and discomfort felt by her and those in her surroundings. When caring for her wounded daughter, Rowlandson described the great discomfort she had in both sitting down and standing up without Christian support around her....   [tags: Literature Review] 577 words
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De Vaca and Smith - ... He records the Indian lifestyles in detail; his account reads more like a cultural anthropology study. His account of Indian life ends on a sympathetic note towards the Indians especially after he realizes his misjudgment of the Christians. “We often misjudge the motives of men,” de Vaca writes, “We thought we had effected the Indians’ liberty, when the Christians were but poising to pounce (De Vaca 36).” Smith, on the other hand, describes his account in a boastful manner. His account of Indian life reads like a fantastic adventure novel in which he is the glorified hero....   [tags: Social Issues, Indian Life] 527 words
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Food in Mary Rowlandson's The Sovereignty and Goodness of God - Food in Mary Rowlandson's The Sovereignty and Goodness of God "Food is a medium for life, a dynamic of life, and an expression of the whims, joys, terrors, and histories in life. Food, more than anything else, is life." - Anonymous Neither life nor culture can be sustained without food. On a very basic level, food is fundamentally essential for life, not simply to exist, but also to thrive. A means by which carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, nutrients, and calories are introduced into the body, food is a mechanism of survival....   [tags: religion Meal Food Essays]
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