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The White Man’s Burden - In the “White Man’s Burden”, Rudyard Kipling claims that it is the duty or burden of the white men to civilize the non-whites, to educate them and to religiously lift them (lecture notes, 2/8). Kipling is specifically talking about the colonized non-whites (lecture notes, 2/8). The idea that the newly colonized non-whites were lacking and needing help from a greater society was common among American whites at this time (lecture notes, 2/8). Rudyard uses the whites’ public feelings towards the issue and writes “The White Man’s Burden” in an attempt to move the whites to help the non-whites because he thinks it is a very beneficial movement for the U.S....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kipling] 713 words
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“White Man’s Burden” - Rudyard Kipling’s 1899 poem “The White Man’s Burden” epitomizes the European man’s view on imperialism, Euro-centrism and social Darwinism. Four centuries before 1899, such ideas were briefly hinted in the letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, however by 1899 these attitudes strengthened and developed fully into their complete meaning. The U.S and Europe’s imperialism in the nineteenth century were the most influential ever in the history of human civilization. The immense motive for imperialism came from social factors including religion and Social Darwinism....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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In the White Man's Image and The Real American - ... Some choose to move off reservation land, others immersed themselves in Native American culture, attempting to gain back what had been taken from them. Some found a way to live in between worlds by becoming translators, and advocates fighting for Native American rights in the U.S. court system. A few turned to violence. Plenty Horses could not stand being an outsider among his own people. “I shot the lieutenant so I might make a place for myself among my people. Now I am one of them. I shall be hung and the Indians will bury me as a warrior....   [tags: social policies, Native American integration] 608 words
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The White Man's Burden by Rudyard Kipling - ... His concept claimed the need of humanitarian imperialism intervention was a noble aim of allowing the spread of superior values; the responsibility of white Europeans to teach “proper” European civilization to barbaric nations of color incapable of self-government. Kipling considered the work of civilizing the uncultured non-whites a burden. From the beginning of the poem, Kipling writes “Take up the White Man’s burden/ Send forth the best ye breed/ Go bind your sons to exile/ To serve your captives’ need;” he makes it sound as if it is a huge burden on the Europeans, their sole responsibility to help the non-whites better themselves....   [tags: imperialism through history ] 542 words
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The Impact of the White Man on Native Americans - ... The Native Americans were impacted very negatively by the Manifest Destiny. They believed that the white man had the right to destroy anything and anyone who were in their way of expansion, with political, military or economical authority. The Natives lost their land and supplies, were forced to move west to reservations, and were beaten to death for no reason. As a result, the buffalo population, which was a very important resource for the Natives, rapidly declined. Due to the many military conflicts between the whites and natives, there were many casualties....   [tags: settlers, manifest destiny, westward expansion] 1077 words
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White Man's Happpiness in a Black Man's Misery - White Man’s Happiness in a Black Man’s Misery “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” This was a dream of a young man, who was a victim of racism, and that man was known as Martin Luther King Junior. Throughout history stereotyping and bigotry (intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself) has been rampant. During the Great Depression the racial segregation was evident within the African-American community because of their dark complexion....   [tags: August Wilson's The Piano Lesson]
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The White Man's Burden and The Recessional - The White Man's Burden and The Recessional In “The White Man’s Burden” and in “The Recessional”, Kipling outlines his idealistic concept of empire which is based on service and sacrifice. England sends some of their best man to defend and help India. The white man has the mission to civilize the Indians. It is their responsibility to culture them, to put them on the right path. They are there to make India a better place to live and bring the population up to date on the style of living. This journey will be hard, and a lot of sacrifice will have to be made from the Englishman....   [tags: Rudyard Kipling Literature Essays] 539 words
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The New White Man's Burden - Throughout the course of history, nations have invested time and manpower into the colonizing and modernizing of more rural governments. Imperialism has spread across the globe, from the British East India Company to France’s occupation of Northern Africa. After their founding in 1776, the United States of America largely stayed out of this trend until The Spanish-American War of 1898. Following the war, the annexation and colonization of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines ultimately set a precedent for a foreign policy of U.S....   [tags: history, colonization, modernization]
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Culture Conflicts: Native Americans versus The White Man - People had already been living in America long before the white man ever “discovered” it. These people were known as the Native Americans. Most of them had lived peacefully on the land, for hundreds of years until the early 1800s when white settlers began their move west. As these white settlers came upon the Native Americans, they brought with them unwavering beliefs that would end up causing great conflicts with the Native people, who had their own set of values. It was clear that the white man and the Native Americans could not live among each other peacefully for their values and culture were much too different....   [tags: native americans, land, conflicts]
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Culture Conflicts: Native Americans versus the White Man - People had already been living in the America long before the white man ever “discovered” it. These people were known as the Native Americans. They had lived peacefully on the land, for hundred of years till the early 1800s when white settlers began their move towards the West. As these white settler came upon the Native Americans they brought with them unwavering beliefs that would end up causing great conflicts with the Native people, who had their own way set of values. It was clear that the white man and the Native Americans could not live among each other peacefully for their values and culture were much too different....   [tags: Racial Relations, Cultural Differences] 889 words
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White Man Sleeps - White Man Sleeps Ideas for short answer questions ================================ 1) Briefly describe the two main arm gestures used as motifs within White Man Sleeps in sections 1 and 2. Section 1 contains one of the arm gestures used as part of a motif in White Man Sleeps. All the dancers perform this arm gesture at some stage in section 1 of the dance. This recurring arm gesture is in introduced in section 1 where the right arm circles the head clockwise and meets the left arm in front of the head where the hands end up palm to palm and stretched out....   [tags: Drama] 1011 words
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Macon and the White Man in Song of Solomon - In the novel Song of Solomon a major ambiguous event occurs. The author, Toni Morrison leaves the interpretation up to the reader on the issue of whether or not Macon killed the "white" man in the novel. In Song of Solomon, Macon tells his son, Milkman, the story of when his father was killed by white men and he and his sister, Pilate, ran away together. Macon says that he and Pilate were followed by "a man who looked just like their father." (168) After three days of being followed by this man, they decided to find an escape by taking cover in a unused cave....   [tags: Song Solomon essays] 609 words
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Colonialism and Imperialism - The White Man's Burden - Imperialism: The White Man's Burden        In one of his most famous poems, Rudyard Kipling said, "Take up the white man's burden!" (146). He was only one of many who believed in the virtues of imperialism in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. During that period, imperialism was on the rise, and Africa was being swallowed up by competing European nations. The imperialists had many arguments supporting imperialism. They said it was beneficial and, in some cases, essential....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Invisible Man - A Black Man in a White World - Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man shows the conflict or struggle of one Black man struggling in a white culture. The most important section of this novel is that in, which the narrator joins “the Brotherhood”, an organization designed to improve the condition under which his race is at the time. The narrator works hard for society.      The narrator works hard for being rewarded society and his efforts named the representative of Harlem district. One of the first people he meets is Brother Tarp, a veteran worker in the Harlem district, who gives the narrator the chain link he broke nineteen years ago, while freeing himself from being imprisoned....   [tags: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man] 490 words
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Invisible Man - Invisible to White Society -           The reason I chose," THE INVISIBLE MAN, "is because the black man in this story symbolizes the black the black man in society which is set up to fail. He is used, humiliated, and discriminated against through the whole book. He feels that he is invisible to society because society does not view him as a real person. Reading this book was very difficult, because the book was written in first person singular. I had to think hard on my opinion of Ellison's underlining message in this book....   [tags: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man] 530 words
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Racism in 'Little Black Boy' and 'The White Man’s Burden' - ... my soul is white; White as an angel is the English child", which makes it seem that since there is some whiteness inside of him because of his soul then he can be angelic, like that of a white child. Not only that, Blake uses skin color to define worth and purpose. Through those stanzas its apparent to see that he associates whiteness as being good and moral, or that of a “light” and black as being the opposite, meaning evil and immoral. Blake then tries to develop another idea of light as the child remembers instructions given to him by his mother....   [tags: William Blake, Rudyard Kipling novels] 718 words
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The White Man's Fear Depicted in Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - The time of the 1940’s in South Africa was defined by racial oppression of the native inhabitants of the country by the Dutch Boers, also known as the Afrikaners. These people were the demographic minority yet also the political majority. They executed almost complete control over the lives of the natives through asinine rules and harsh punishments. The highly esteemed novel Cry, the Beloved Country tells a story of Stephen Kumalo, a black priest dealing with the struggles of living in the South Africa during this time....   [tags: Cry, The Beloved Country Essays] 823 words
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Life as a White Man in The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man - Life as a White Man in The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man "...the effect is a tendency toward lighter complexions, especially among the more active elements in the race. Some might claim that this is a tacit admission of colored people among themselves of their own inferiority judged by the color line. I do not think so. What I have termed an inconsistency is, after all, most natural; it is, in fact, a tendency in accordance with what might be called an economic necessity. So far as racial differences go, the United States puts a greater premium on color, or better, lack of color, than upon anything else in the world." --the protagonist (page 72) James Weldon Johnson's first-person...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 819 words
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The Plight of the Black Man is Caused by the White Man - Over the course of years, the black man has become free from the white man's oppression. This significant extremity of history is one of the most important building blocks our nation. We as a people have learned and grown from the knowledge of the harsh treatments of blacks as slaves. Although the world has yet to completely rid itself of all racial injustice and prejudice, the seemingly appearance of the release of from the fetter of society is a mere step in the right direction. The plight of the black man has lasted from the very beginnings of the founding of our young nation, they have been enslaved and neglected, culture and people-wise....   [tags: Race Racist African-American] 1000 words
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The River Between, by Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Waiyaki is a young man who tackles the responsibility of mending the two ridges of Makuyu and Kameno that separated because of the religious of Christianity. The River Between, written by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, captures the ramifications of the white men religions and its effects on the two mountain ridges, that is separated by the Honia river, while the story surrounds around Waiyaki as he blossoms. In the story, Waiyaki, also known as The Teacher, is a strong, gallant young man that believes in the old ritual ways of the original tribe; however he conjointly intermingles with the white man’s teachings....   [tags: Literary Analysis, White Man's Religion]
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The American Revolution: Freedom for the White Man - The American Revolution was a glorious war fought to free the American colonies from the British rule. Although we won that war, there were still many people who were not free from our rule. One group of people were the black slaves. The black people had many struggles to freedom which helped shape our American culture today. Three different periods characterized there struggles: the slaves before the Civil War, during Reconstruction, and during the civil rights movements. These three eras mark a pivotal point in the movement and advancement of the black race to social equality....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution] 1028 words
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The End of Poverty vs.The White Man's Burden - ... Something that could be prevented simply by the use of Malaria treated mosquito nets. He then goes and further elaborates that on a light day clinical wards where available have 2 patients to 1 bed, and at times he has even seen 3 patients, 1 with AIDS the other with Malaria and the other with Tuberculosis share the same bed in a ward due to the lack of the much needed resources. He goes on to say that this is the face of extreme poverty. In these types of situation the work load on understaffed hospitals can reach the point where 1 nurse has to take care of up to 16 patients at a time due to the fact that although there are so many qualified nurses in Kenya for example they are unable t...   [tags: Jeffrey Sachs vs. Rudyard Kipling] 928 words
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The Themes of Wilderness and the White Man in William Faulkner's The Bear - The Themes of Wilderness and the White Man in William Faulkner's The Bear    William Faulkner's The Bear is bilateral in subject and plot. The first half of the story looks at the wilderness and the virtues man can learn from it. The second half applies these virtues to civilization, exposing the white man's corruption and misuse of the land. A careful look at the interaction of these two halves reveals a single unifying theme: man must learn virtue from nature. Faulkner believed humility, pride, courage, and liberty would be almost impossible for man to learn without the wilderness to teach him....   [tags: Faulkner Bear Essays]
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Truth Exposed in An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man - Truth Exposed in An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man       William Apes, in his essay "An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man," argues that to profess Christianity and still distinguish between races is a hypocrisy not supported by the Bible. In the first part of his essay Apes asks several questions such as why, if God loves white people so much, did he create fifteen colored people for every white one; and of all the races, who has committed the most heinous crimes. He goes on to emphasize that neither Jesus nor his disciples were white skinned....   [tags: Synthesis Essays]
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The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants - The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants It is the early afternoon of a Tuesday, and it is raining. Surrounded by the calming non-inspiration of bare off-white walls, I sit and listen to the railing of my peers as they attempt to deconstruct the brilliance of a deceased writer. It is a usual Tuesday this semester. Seated in my accustomed place in the front row, just left of center, my eyes close to the high-keyed soprano and alto ranting of all the outspoken students, who are today, sadly, entirely female....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1386 words
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The Blind Side, a Hollywood Film - Have you ever wondered why so many films portray the story of a poor, abused, homeless, colored person that is eventually rescued by a smart, rich, white person. Every few years, there is a new film made that captures this same story, but the way the viewer is affected by the representation of race changes quite often. This idea gets old to many viewers who may agree with the idea of race being addressed in film, but not in the same way all the time. When a rich, white, republican family in the South takes in a homeless black boy to live with them, they struggle with the disapproval of society and their own insecurity....   [tags: poor, homeless, rich, white man]
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Othello as a Black Man in a White Society - Othello as a Black Man in a White Society Shakespeare's play,Othello, explores themes of love and passion, 'otherness', jealousy, revenge and order vs. Chaos, which all revolve mainly around the protagonist, Othello. Surrounded by Venetians within a white society, Othello begins to realise his 'otherness' thus his insecurities as an outside and a "Moor" increase. The deceptive Iago uses these dangerous blemishes in Othello's personality to manipulate the moral Othello, using his one fatal flaw, jealousy....   [tags: Papers] 1989 words
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White Man’s Prejudice against Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves - White Man’s Prejudice against Native Americans in the Film, Dances With Wolves The Movie "Dances With Wolves" shows the stereotypical view of American Indians as uncivilized savages who murder innocent settlers, but most Indians are kind, caring people who were driven from their homes and land as discovered by John Dunbar, the film's main character. John Dunbar was stationed at a small abandoned fort located in the Great Plains where he was to monitor the activity of wildlife and Indians. He first encountered the Indians attempting to steal his horse while he was bathing, and then later again that evening....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 1108 words
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Stories and a White Man: An Open Letter to My Navaho Students - Stories and a White Man: An Open Letter to My Navaho Students Some of your Elders encourage you to leave the university and return to the reservation. They tell you that the university is not for you. I respect your Elders because I understand that they wish the best for you, but I cannot agree with them. Come here. Let's share a place together, here on this page, as real as Second Mesa where the wind makes its own stories and all of us must listen to the language of Crow in order to find our way home....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1760 words
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Invisible Man Essay: Searching for Black Identity in a White World - Invisible Man: Searching for Black Identity in a White World         Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man was published at a time when America was racially divided.  The novel presents the theme of the lack of black identity – a theme supported by the fact that the protagonist, Invisible Man, has no name.  The reader knows the names of Dr. Bledsoe, Ras-the-Exhorter, Brother Jack and others - but the reader does not know the name of the main character.  Ellison's leaves it to the reader to decide who he is and, on a larger scale, how white America perceives black America....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]
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Coming of Age in The Man Who was Almost a Man by Richard White Dave - ... Throughout the short story the reader can tell that Dave is eager to leave his childhood behind and become a man. However, Dave is misguided in his mind and actions on his pathway to adulthood. Dave believes that if he is to get a gun then all his childhood problems will magically disappear. The thoughts of this were developed very quickly when in the fourth sentence of the story it says "One of these days he was going to get a gun and practice shooting, then they couldn't talk to him as though he were a little boy." There are multiple signs of symbolism going on through Dave’s mind throughout this short story....   [tags: consequences, chiildhood, respect] 561 words
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Degradation and Discrimination in Richard Wright's The Ethics of Living Jim Crow - ... Whites do not want their society threatened so they create rules to oppress the blacks. He knew that attempting to defy the superiority of the white man could be dangerous. In the South, any black man blurring the racial segregation often faced death by lynching. The extreme nature of these punishments depicted the whites dominance and efforts to maintain their social structure. The white dominance caused the majority of blacks to accept their role forced upon them by whites. They accept their lower social status with defeated attitudes, believing that it is the only way they can survive and not having hope of improving their lives....   [tags: white dominance, black man, defiance] 917 words
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African American Female Leadership - African American women and leadership are two terms that are rarely found juxtaposed in American history. For centuries, the United States has been governed and controlled by white males. From the days of slavery, to current day, white American males have head many offices, presided over entire nations, and even asked whether or not a customer wanted fries with their meals. White males have been running all aspects of society since the day Columbus sailed the ocean blue. The foundation of America is based off of the leadership of white males....   [tags: gender roles, white man, women, race]
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James McBride's The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother - ... To illustrate, “[Ruth’s kids] were traveling miles and miles to largely white, Jewish communities to attend schools” because the schools offer high quality programs. (McBride 89). Although Ruth struggles to make a living, she painstakingly grasps the narrow window of opportunities to enroll her kids in the best schools from different districts. She sets high standard, demands them to keep good grades, and builds foundation for their future success. McBride reveals that Ruth persistently applies the value of education and self sufficiency from her youth in her children’s upbringing to provide them a promised outlook....   [tags: character/story analysis]
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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride - ... Both Ruth and Tateh hold education high, even in comparison to money. Ruth has an impersonal connection to religion as a child, thanks to Tateh, as well as a sense of the vitality of money for a good life; however, she still attempts to instill a sense of religion in her children in order to improve their lives. James grows to understand religion and follow in his mother’s footsteps, but not as a child: “As a grown man, I understand now, understand how her Christian principles and trust in God kept her going through all her life’s battles, but as a boy, my faith was not that strong” (33)....   [tags: story and charcter analysis] 865 words
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One Sided Relationships in Banks’ Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat - One Sided Relationships in Banks’ “Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat” The story “Black Man and White Women in Dark Green Rowboat,” written by Russell Banks, is about a struggling interracial relationship. Throughout this story one will find that the white women tries to control every part of their relationship. While the black man would like to express his thoughts of what they should do in their situation, the girl will not even give him a chance. Once the black man sees just how selfish this girl is, he makes the decision to leave her and move on with his life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1036 words
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Critical Analysis: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man - In Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, we are presented with an unnamed narrator whose values and potentials are invisible to the world around him. Throughout the entirety of the novel, we see the unnamed narrator, also known as the Invisible Man, struggle in an attempt to uncover his identity buried beneath African American oppression and an aggregation of deception. Ellison shows us how lies and deceit may serve as a grave but invaluable obstacle to one’s journey to find their identity. Through the use of imagery, symbols, and motifs of blindness along with invisibility, Ellison portrays the undeniable obstacle that deception plays in one’s ability to establish their identity along with the nec...   [tags: inequality,battle royal,white male dominance]
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - The gripping book Invisible Man, authored by Ralph Ellison, made me feel very uncomfortable in my readings. Throughout the entire book, there is a theme of extreme racism, of the dominant whites against the inferior blacks. Not that the theme of this book was created solely towards racism, but it is the subject I chose to expand on. The adverse and racist statements have language in this book, which is not how I think or feel, and I think the majority of people would feel the same way, as I did in my reading....   [tags: dream speech, white person]
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Understanding White Privilege - Privilege, a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others, is a term most people learn at a very young age. Privilege is thought of as something that one earns, not something that is just a given in everyday life. White privilege is an advantage that white people have in society that is unearned and mostly unacknowledged, yet practiced regularly. Daily life consists of multiple “privileges” that are unrecognized because they are such the norm of society that we no longer even realize that these “privileges” exist....   [tags: White Advantages]
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The Age of White Guilt by Shelby Steele - The Real Fault INTRODUCTION: “On his show Monday night, Sean Hannity spoke with Ann Coulter about the racism and the narrative she said the media is pushing in order to avoid discussing difficult issues. Everyone would be better off without “white guilt,” Coulter argued — decrying that all liberals want to talk about is racism.Rattling off a list of foreign policy concerns, Hannity noted that Democrats aren’t talking about any of those issues, “because all they can do is accuse Republicans of racism.” We’ve gotten to a point where everything is deemed racist, he and Coulter agreed....   [tags: white guilt, republicans, racism]
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Hills Like White Elephants: My Interpretation of the Play - This short story is about a couple arguing about abortion. The girl, Jig, does not want to, but the American man says that it is the only thing between them. The girl wants to continue on with her life of exploring the world with the addition of the baby, but the man says that it would take the world away from them. The man has experience in this, but the woman seems not to. She is reluctant, and does not want to talk about it any more after a point. There are many elements in the story, such as disconnection, manipulation, dominance, innocence, and irresponsibility....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants, ] 1335 words
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Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Symbolism in Hemingway’s Story ‘Hills like White Elephants’ ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ is a short story authored by Ernest Hemingway about an American and a girl named Jig. In the story, the two are sitting in a train station waiting for the train to Madrid. While they wait, they have an intense ongoing debate on whether or not to abort Jig. At the end of the story, the train is about to arrive and the man carries luggage on the tracks as they prepare to leave. The end of the story does not clearly define the outcome of its decision....   [tags: symbolism, white elephant]
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Environmental Degradation in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger - Introduction Aravind Adiga in his debut novel The White Tiger, which won the Britain’s esteemed Booker Prize in 2008, highlights the suffering of a subaltern protagonist in the twenty first century known as materialism era. Through his subaltern protagonist Balram Halwai, he highlights the suffering of lower class people. This novel creates two different India in one “an India of Light and an India of Darkness” (Adiga, p. 14). The first one represents the prosperous India where everyone is able to dream a healthy and comfortable life....   [tags: The White Tiger Essays]
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Communication is the key to building a strong foundation of trust between a man and woman. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” we learn about the communication breakdown, between a woman named Jig and her companion who is an American man. They must make a decision that will affect both of their lives, and potentially end their relationship. The setting of the story represents Jig and her relationship with her American companion. “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - In a well-written short story, different literary elements and terms are incorporated into the story by the author. Ernest Hemingway frequently uses various literary elements in his writing to entice the reader and enhance each piece that he writes. In Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway uses symbols to teach the reader certain things that one may encounter during daily life. Symbolism may be defined as relating to, using, or proceeding by means of symbols (Princeton). The use of symbols in Hills Like White Elephants is utterly important to the plot line and to the fundamental meaning of the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - “Hills Like White Elephants” by Earnest Hemingway is a short story from 1927 that describes a couple drinking at a train station in Spain, and the story is relayed by an outside narrator. The third person narrator in this story gives the reader the events pieced together, told afterward, and translated to English. It is clear throughout the story that the girl (who is never named) does not speak Spanish, while her boyfriend does. When he first orders two beers, he does so in Spanish through stating “Dos cervezas,” which emphasizes that the gentleman is indeed speaking Spanish, but the narrator is translating the affairs for the reader (Hemingway 114)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Preventing Mistakes in The Lottery and Hills like White Elephants - Humans will always make mistakes. It is important that we learn from them and avoid making more in the future. In The Lottery, an old town tradition forces the town residents to sacrifice the person whose name is chosen from the black box. In Hills like White Elephants, a man and his wife discuss whether or not the woman should get an abortion. Both of these short stories lead to the idea that old traditions aren’t always right. Was bringing Africans to America to be slaves a just policy. Was kicking Indians off of their homeland to walk the Trail of Tears right....   [tags: The Lottery, Hills like White Elephants] 1115 words
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