Mary Rowlandson went through some very troubling times that I believe would cause anyone to form a hatred for the people responsible for the hardships that she was force to endure. I can see where she was coming from when she talks about the Native Americans. Rowlandson watched as her family were brutally killed and tortured by these “heathens” and then was captured herself, along with three of her children. Rowlandson and her youngest, Sarah were able to stay together throughout captivity, but her two oldest, Joseph and Mary, were separated from her. For this reason, I believe that Rowlandson’s attitude toward Native Americans does not change throughout her narrative.
She details a first-hand account of the difficult times she endured during a horrible period of time for the Jewish people in Prague. Through the narrative, it brings to life how terrible the conditions were, and how poorly the people were treated based solely on their surname or religion. Under a Cruel Star, a memoir written by Heda, shows how one Jewish woman from Prague was able to cope with trauma during such a difficult time in the world. Heda grew up in Prague with her family until her early twenties when she was forced to enter a concentration camp. She said, “If every beginning is hard, the beginning of hardship is the hardest” (p. 7).
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. The author has also used her traumatic experience to dictate a narrative that asserts her faith in puritan theology. The placidity between the colonists and the Native Americans was declining. The colonists were on a rampage of encroachment into lands owned by Native Americans. This triggers a 3 year war between King Philip, a Wampanoag chief, (referred to as Metacom by the Native Americans) and the colonists.
Captain Anthony punished the slaves by whipping them. Douglass mentioned that he saw his Aunt Hester getting whipped repeatedly on numerous occasions. He said he felt so helpless having to watch her get whipp... ... middle of paper ... ...It was a great book that explained how bad slavery was by someone who lived part of his life as a slave. This book went in depth on all of his experiences which really pulled me in to the book and made me want to read more.
The mark tormented Sethe throughout her life. She remembered witnessing the mass killing of slaves while heading for Sweet Home. She believed, as a child of 9 years old, that one of the burned bodies that were hanging had the mark her mother had shown her (Morrison, 73). The event stayed with Sethe and, in my opinion, caused her to associate motherhood with death. The events surrounding Sethe’s own birth are described to her by Old Nan, a slave that had come to America on the ship with Sethe’s mother.
Worse still, many a husband discovered that his wife had fled from slavery years ago, and as “the child follows the condition of its mother,” the children of his love were liable to be seized and carried into slavery” (155) Extremely pity, sorrow, and shame is projected throughout Jacob’s book which covers not only her life, but also the common misfortune of many victims of slavery. Undoubtedly the women slaves were repeatedly abused, discriminated, and harassed not only by the society but also by the sadistic masters becoming the most mistreated of a slavery society.
While with this man, Rafael Canales, she learned first hand the hardships of poor domestic life. She also learned to assert herself even towards her own husband. In 1978, the year I was born, Maria Teresa joined a human rights group called CO-MADRES. (The Mothers and Relatives of Political Prisoners, Disappeared and Assassind of El Salvador) Due to her husband being jailed and severely tortured after a sugar mill strike she found herself unsuspectingly thrown into a political arena. It is her work with this organization that begins to completely consume her life and is the core of the entire book.
These murders of theput upon Indian Shoshones tribes by the army proved to be brutal as they shot the children one by one, and even raped all of the helpless women of the tribe. The story puts out reasons as to why they attacked the tribe. This include the Leade Colonel Patricks thoughts that the natives, the Shoshones Bannock village, were being blamed for the attacking of people all along the Oregon Trail and todeaths of innocent Miners. Although the Oregon Trail was now said to be safe, still many ment were being taken down, and Colonel Patrick’s wanted to do something about it. As the action pursued many American’s didn’t take notice to the Massacre, due to the fact like they didn’t lik Native American’s.
Bronte has incorporated many of her life aspects and unforgettable moments into her novel. Through Jane, she is representing her life and announcing to the world how painful and lonely is her life. Her entire novel is inscribed with child abuse issues and abandonment which is neither a coincidence nor a fiction as a whole. Instead those are her life themes and all the moments where she cried and died many deaths despite the fact she still lived. Jane Eyre attended Lowood Institution where she befriended lonely and quiet Helen Burns.
For many years Native American removal has caused a lot of pain and suffering for many Indians in America. How we have treated Native Americans in the past is an embarrassment to our history. Removing Native Americans from their land when we first settled here was wrong because we caused them a lot of hardships, took something from them that wasn’t ours to take, and in the end we all the pain and suffering we caused them was really for nothing. People still believe today that taking away their land was the right thing to do because they think that we were technically the first people to settle here so it was rightfully ours to take. How people thought about the Native Americans when we first settled just shows you how ignorant we were and explains a lot of why we did what we did to African American slaves as well.