For centuries, the natives of Canada have been suffering damages
through their land and themselves. Events such as Oka, Ipperwash, Lubican,
and Gustafsen trails the racism and cruelty to the aboriginals. Land being
usurped over for the use of natural supplies or accommodations, being killed
and jailed for protecting their rights given bygone ago. Gustafsen Lake
shows these attributes when the Secwepemc (Shuswap) was being raided
by more than one-hundred RCMP officers for carrying out an ancient ritual
that the sun dancers have done for more than a century. Gustafsen Lake
will be explained through the history and background of the native people,
the history of the land, and the communication of the government for peace
The Secwepemc or Shuswap for the non-natives have called, means
the Shuswap people. The reason for the non-natives calling them the
Shuswap happened when the eastern settlers came to land on British
Columbia. They could not pronounce Secwepemc so they made an easier
word to call them by. This happened with most / majority of other native
bands. There were 17 bands of Shuswap’s that controlled the vast area of
British Columbia for 10,000 years and controlling 56,000 square miles of
traditional land. The Shuswap diets through berries, meat, fish and
roots and the occupation for the them back than were hunting, fishing, and
trading. .Althought most of the bands were hybrids, they all share
similar traditions, rituals, and language. This would all soon change when
the eastern settlers came on their land and spreading smallpox in 1862,
wiping out 32 tribal villages, killing more than a hundred thousand. (SCES).
In the 19th century, the area has been industrialized, schools being built, and
the tradition being changed with less than eight thousand Shuswap,. Later in
the 19th century, they are now coming back in a positive force. Getting jobs
in many enterprises and tradition coming / being taught again. Again! The
non-natives took action to downgrade the Shuswap from advancing further
in their destiny for a better future, causing them to go back to second hand
occupations. Now that the history hits them again, they refused to be puppets
and caused rallies to the government for a better life. Declarations have been
signed, social development and economic development became prosperous
and the Shuswap people now living a happy life again. Although this sounds
like a downward spiral that goes back up again, The Shuswap people
of today will be looking forward to not go down that road again.
Americans found this opportunity to join the military, like Caputo, so they could be heroes and help those in need during this period of time. Like numerous soldiers, Caputo was raised in a suburban community, where he was expected to go to college, find a stable job and get married. However, he realized he had so much more to give for himself, his family and his country, so he joined the Marines. There was a frequent misunderstanding, future troops thought that the war would not take as long as it actually did. They underestimated the Vietnamese people, which came with many consequences, which lead to Americans despising them for breaking rules and acting savagely towards
In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter, we learn of an elderly woman who is lying on her death bed watching her life pass before her eyes. We learn, from these flashbacks, how much she has overcome and endured, and how she's put her whole heart into being a mother and wife up until her last breath, when she blew out the candle and rode with her Father in a cart to heaven. It’s this very reason why Porter, in my opinion, chose Granny as the narrator of this story; so we could see the story through her eyes, being able to relate and appreciate it better.
There is a great focal point through out the entire story, which is her last name, Weatherall. Granny prevailed in everything that was, bestowed upon her. George jilted her at a young age, but she went on and married a man named John, which was her children's father. Granny and John had four children Hapsy, which was one of her daughters died young. Granny had to go back several rooms in her mind to find her and recapture her memory (page 98-99). While she was drifting in and out of mindfulness, she found Hapsy and talked with her. Losing a child has to be the hardest thing a mother can go through. Later on John died, leaving Granny to raise the children. She kept the household running by cooking, cleaning, and sewing the clothes. She also tended to the land all by herself. She wished than she could see John and tell him that she did not do so badly with the children (page 97). Granny overcame several illnesses in her life and she did not want Doctor Harry to take care o...
The characters in Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” include Ellen Weatherall and the people who made up the memories and her present reality. They represent the sum total of Granny Weatherall’s experiences, her relationships, her suffering, her endurance, and finally her passing. The characters and memories offer Granny no resolution and no peace in the final hours of her life.
All over the world and in history, countries and nations have expressed pride towards their nations through spirit and have unified together as one. Nationalism is the force behind the unification, strength, and cooperation of these nations. First, nationalism is a powerful force that helps to unite all different people into a single nation. It is also important for nations to use nationalism to claim justified independence from one another. Finally, nationalism can be taken too far if it is used unjustly or incorrectly. Nationalism is important and necessary for beneficial political changes, but can become harmful and unproductive when used for a country’s personal agenda and lust for power.
The ambiguities in Katherine Ann Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" have provided fertile ground for widely different interpretations (B. Laman). I agree with Laman's viewpoint of this novel, which states that Granny did actually receive a sign from God, just not exactly what she had intended. However, I also agree with Hoefel's feminist interpretation, stating that Granny's character was formed by the diminutive treatment of men in her life.
“The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” was written in a style known as stream of consciousness. It must be understood that the confusion occurring in the structure of the writing, as well as the thought processes of the narrator, stem from the lack of lucidity of the narrator as she is led to her death. As for the structure of the writing, this piece of literature was written from the point of view of combined limited omniscient and interior monologue, meaning both third and first person (Rosemary). Moreover, in order to begin to understand the cultural and social elements of this short story, one must first comprehend the timeline that accompanies the drifting mind of the protagonist. The earliest piece of substantial information that is known is that the main character was jilted when she was twenty years of age. ...
He was one who couldn’t even come to terms with the diagnosis he actually had. Instead he denied having AIDS and said he had liver cancer. Having AIDs was considered being the gay disease and if you had that then you must be gay. He being a wealthy and somewhat important man could not go on to live in public with a status like that. Comparing to Campos poems “Towards Curing AIDs” there was a man who was denied care because of his disease or having no health insurance. Roy is like the line in the poem “what I would Give” about being hubris. Hubris to dictate to his doctor of what disease he has and how it will be treated and dealt with. He feared being vulnerable and rejected in societies eyes. I can see the emotions behind Campos’s poems and the anger and emotions amongst healthcare professionals and the patients he writes about. They show that maybe there is some sort of hope and compassion left in some people and that in Angels in America there is pain and denial as well as discrimination. “Homosexuals are men who know nobody and who nobody knows” ”who have zero clout”. (46) This is something Roy says and it just shows that no matter how important or wealthy you are Roy is not going to pick up the phone and tell the president he needs top treatment to cure his AIDS. He could never admit to
Nationalism is great for a country ("Nationalism”). It provides a confidence and sense of togetherness that ever country should have. Nationalism is defined as having patriotic feelings toward their country (“Nationalism). People are able to show their love for their country by reciting their national anthems, pledge of allegiance, and spreading positive thoughts of their country ("Nationalism”). There are extreme nationalists as well, which can cause serious problems ("Nationalism). Sometimes nationalists take their pride to far and it turns into an evil downwards spiral. Take Adolf Hitler for example, he ended up killing six million Jews and was at the center of the foundation of Nazism. Extreme nationalists can end up hurting innocent people because they might not believe in the same things or for absolutely no reason at all. The other end of extreme nationalists would be the people that are harmed because of being huge nationalists for their country. There are groups of people whose jobs are to go after nationalists from other countries because they may potentially cause a threat to their own country. In general nationalism is a great trait for a country to possess, but certain situations and people can cause nationalism to become a deadly weapon. Although nationalism has its benefits with international pride, in extreme cases it could lead to the downfall of a country or strip innocents of their safety.
For instance, censorship is rampant in modern day China. The Chinese government censors and controls all information flowing through the country through mass surveillance, to the point where, by 2020, all citizens will be fully and completely monitored and controlled, being given a ‘social score’ of how ’good’ and obedient they are. Furthermore, loss of self applies to the modern day in numerous forms as well. Most common, of which, is the rampant use of social media and technology. Large amounts of people lose themselves, shaping themselves in a way where they can be liked by as many people as possible on social media. Specific few percentages of the population entirely give themselves up for newest trend, for the highest grade, or for
Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" depicts the story of a dying woman's life. Throughout her eighty years of life Mrs. Weatherall has had her fair share of disappointments, heartaches, and unfavorable outcomes. This short story is written in a manner that allows the reader to get an outside view looking in; similar to looking at the story through a window as if being acted out in front of you in the theater. The story is eloquently written and leaves the reader with a sense of familiarity towards the family. The populations of readers who have had the pleasure of experiencing this pathetic story have come to relate their own experiences and disappointments towards the story and have empathetic feelings towards the main character Granny Weatherall. This story has many themes, but when I read it the underlying feeling of understanding and familiarity I related to was heartaches and pain that no amount of time can heal, or make vanish, that they are indeed part of the human condition. Porter, the author of this masterpiece, has chosen the name Weatherall for the main characters' name, throughout this essay, and during of the story we see how the name comes to be of importance. Granny has had a very difficult life and for her last name to be Weatherall, (weather-all means to endure whatever it takes to still be standing strong) is a play on words I think the author put in just to awake the reader.
Malaria (also called biduoterian fever, blackwater fever, falciparum malaria, plasmodium, Quartan malaria, and tertian malaria) is one of the most infectious and most common diseases in the world. This serious, sometimes-fatal disease is caused by a parasite that is carried by a certain species of mosquito called the Anopheles. It claims more lives every year than any other transmissible disease except tuberculosis. Every year, five hundred million adults and children (around nine percent of the world’s population) contract the disease and of these, one hundred million people die. Children are more susceptible to the disease than adults, and in Africa, where ninety percent of the world’s cases occur and where eighty percent of the cases are treated at home, one in twenty children die of the disease before they reach the age of five. Pregnant women are also more vulnerable to disease and in certain parts of Africa, they are four times as likely to contract the disease and only half as likely to survive it.