Analysis Of The Poem ' A Century Of Dishonor ' By Helen Hunt Jackson

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A Century of Dishonor by Helen Hunt Jackson is about the mistreatment of Native Americans. This work related to our class theme diverse voices because it talks about ethnicity and race. The newly settled Americans forced the Native Americans out of their own home because they were different than them. This work also relates to the theme Changing Ways People Think About America As a Nation because Native Americans were the first people in America, so it makes people think that what the people from England did was wrong. It affected all lives and America 's culture.
How it Feels to be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston was about a girl who loved to put on a show and be the center of attention in her small town. When she left later in life to go to Jacksonville is when she realized that she was different and that she was then “just a colored girl.” However, she did not want to feel sorry for herself for her race or blame other people. Her stance was that slavery was a long time ago and was what her ancestors had to go through in order for her to live this life and she refused to feel sad about it. This story had the theme of changing ways of thinking about the self because she had to go through the change in her identity depending on where she was and she had to decide if she was going to let that affect her sense of self. This could also be a changing way of thinking about America as a country because it shows the extreme differences in black and white culture at the time and…

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