El Puerto de Santa María

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  • Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya

    in nature. Antonio also learns the uses of special herbs and how to ask for the plant’s medicine before pulling the roots. Ultima teaches Antonio to respect nature and the magic that it provides to the people. Though Antonio thinks that he has all these dreams from his parents that he must fulfill, “Ultima says that a man’s destiny must unfold itself like a flower, with only the sin and the earth and water making it blossom, and no one else meddling in it --” (Anaya 223). This quote states that as Antonio grows up, his destiny will come naturally to him and he will know what he is meant to be when the right time comes. When Antonio witnessed the death of Florence, he started having terrible nightmares to which Ultima suggested a stay at El Puerto where Antonio will be away from the terrible events that had occurred. Ultima assures Antonio that part of life is the sadness and pain that comes along with it and that Antonio must not give up even in the toughest of times, but rather he should “gather strength to sustain [him]” (Anaya 245). While Antonio gets encouragement from Ultima to do what he believes is right, Paikea learns from koro in a different way. Koro does not believe that Paikea has the potential to be leader because of her gender, however that does not mean that koro hates his granddaughter. Through koro’s teaching, Paikea learned about how the rope symbolizes the strength of the ancestors joined together by “[weaving] together the threads of…

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  • Summary: A View Of Eighteen Or So Side Columns

    Chat Sumlin A View of Eighteen or So Side Columns “A View of Eighteen Side Columns” by Giovanni Battista Piranesi a beautiful piece of art designed to be printed and bought by patrons. Its visual depiction of what can initially be associated with Roman architecture after the fall of its empire is what initially captivates the viewer into looking deeper. The painting communicates using the placement of seemingly foreign figures amongst ruins to signify the survival of life and human…

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  • Spotlight Sociological Theory

    2002, the article came out exposing Cardinal Law and John G. Geoghan. Cardinal Law had paid $10M in damages to the victims of Geoghan and still he kept Geoghan on his payroll. He defended himself by saying that they had gotten Geoghan treatment and he had been deemed “cured”. The article publically called out 249 priests and brothers accused of sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese and Cardinal Law was aware of each one. The attention and care of which these five individuals gave to this…

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  • The Alamo Analysis

    is set off by Texas rebelling from Mexico and its dictator Santa Ana, who is leading the Mexican army himself. The Texan War Party wants to cross into Mexico and confront the Mexican army. The other party wants…

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  • Sam Houston Character Analysis

    decision and with it came grave consequences if it were the wrong one made. Travis in his plea stated, “Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & of everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.” Houston would not risk everything going to war with Santa Anna when he did not even have enough trained soldiers. It was a decision made to abandon them in a sense because although Houston pleaded to the men at the Alamo to listen to his orders,…

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  • A Line In The Sand Analysis

    The detail is provided in a chronological order throughout the book in which it starts with Santa Anna before the battle and goes on as time progresses until after the battle of the Alamo. The books tells a story through a narrative perspective in the first half of the book then combines both narrative and analytical storytelling during the second half. It tells the journey that both sides of the Alamo took to get there and what paths they and what they did took afterwards. The book has a…

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  • William Travis Accomplishments

    militia. Unfortunately, in 1829 William debt started to show due to previous loans and he couldn't pay such high amounts of money. Due to all the stress William personal and business life was started to affect him. At the end, William divorces his wife and faced court trial over the debt facing arrest . Not knowing what to do, William started hearing of Texas a “land of opportunities” and saw the opportunity to escape through those means. William convinces his ex-wife that he will travel to…

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  • Remember By Eric J. Garcia Analysis

    more cover and ability to see the enemy before they even see you. The castle depicts a Mexican flag that is at the top of the building which shows that the Mexican army has control of it and there are black figures representing the Mexican soldiers in the background right next to the flag holding up their weapons in show of victory, the flag presents the result of the battle and it speaks great figures to show what the soldiers went through to claim victory in the battle. The smoke plume that is…

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  • The Alamo Battle Analysis

    Texans to defend the Alamo concentrated around their lack of accurate and timely intelligence collection, the non-reporting of actionable intelligence as it pertained to the enemy’s composition and courses of action, and failure of higher command to supply the outpost with proper logistic support. According to Barker and Pohl (2016), the battle for the Alamo took place over 13 days from 23 February 1836 to 6 March 1836. It was one of first battles of the Texas War for Independence. The war…

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  • The Alamo Movie Analysis

    Can you imagine being surrounded by the professional warriors of Santa Anna forces who were so large in number, that he had his troops marching two days apart from each other? The way Santa Anna handled the battle of the Alamo showed us his strengths. Will all know that biggest problem at the Alamo was that they lacked in supplies and their manpower was fading rapidly, however; despite the effort, the valiant male defenders of the Alamo were enormously outnumbered even if they had the large…

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