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    The Strengths in the Original Poem of “Intimacy” By removing “Peacock feather,” the delicacy of the feather is diminished. A wheelbarrow is a rough object. The wheelbarrow does not offer the same imagery with the line of “wide eye tamed with dirt” as the “peacock feather does”. A wheelbarrow is neither wild nor tamed, but a peacock is a free animal, and one that is not typically domesticated or tamed. The father also references to the title: “Intimacy” of being a soft and fragile concept. The “-ther” in feather makes the line less syllables and allows the line to not be as harsh sounding as the “row” in “wheelbarrow” sounds within the line. “Peacock Feather” is a superior choice of words than “wheelbarrow” because of the unique and delicate nature of a feather in general, but with the addition of a majestic animal such as a peacock, makes the gentleness intended to be clear and amplified in the line. A “wheelbarrow” does not suggest life to the word as “Peacock” does because a peacock has strength in of itself. The “peacock feather” represents a beauty, one that resembles the love of the narrator and the person, to whom she refers to in the line, to whom she holds great love for. With the image of the “peacock feather,” we get this picture of this beautiful feather to which all can admire, but then we see this feather as “half-broken” and “trampled”. Seeing those new images associated with the feather makes it heartbreaking and emits emotion for the readers; whereas…

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    Native American Struggles

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    European exploration began with the desire for trade and to spread religion. Finding the Indians offered them the chance to do both. These people had never seen anything like the Europeans and were mostly receptive to new goods to trade, and were willing to listen to new religious ideas. No one was prepared for the Old diseases that the Europeans brought with them. Disease swept across the continent in the years of European settlement, paving the way for the European dream of controlling the…

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    Inaccurate Indian Stories

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    This picture of the Indians presents one aspect of their culture in which they might recognize themselves. This is a way of shaping identity or reputation, a good way but there is also a bad way. This happens when Indians confess that: “We didn’t begin that way. We haven’t always been entertainment” but due to the lies and deceit and their effects on the Indian people “we ceased being people and somehow became performers in an Aboriginal minstrel show for whites in North America” (King 68). In…

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    comes to an end with a picture of Columbus lying on his deathbed, sick, and surrounded by friends, family, and priests. This ending makes readers sympathize for Columbus. It is sad and emotional to see a man being depicted as a national hero to die. The way Zinn ends his first chapter is also in a benevolent way, but with a dark undertone. Zinn discusses how Indian society worked and interacted with each other before the introduction of Europeans. Zinn tells how the Indian people were peaceful…

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    warfare”, found the Indians style of fighting much too barbaric. Instead of face to face combat, the Indians liked to use surprise tactics and ambushes. Many of the Europeans found this style of fighting cowardly, that they could not face their enemy in combat face to face. But this did not at all halt the use of these “cowardly savages” by either side during the war. The British and French, both found that they would much rather have tomahawks thrown toward the enemy, rather than towards…

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    appreciate the service, ethnicity, and quality of food that they offer. With my recent relocation of residency I have found myself unable to eat what I am used to when I plan to go out to eat; this is simply because I am ignorant of what is available. I began searching for local, non-chain, restaurants that serve good quality food at a reasonable price. There were two establishments that caught my eye right off the bat, Happy Sushi and Gateway to India. I have always enjoyed eating sushi, and…

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    . Sherman Alexie is an author who grew up in Spokane, Washington and spent his childhood on the spoken Indian reservation but later on left to get a better education in Reardan, Washington, then later on went to Washington University. In Washington University, he met a professor name Alex Kuo who mentored him and taught him to connect to on-native literature that also inspired him to be a writer. After meeting Kou he went on to create his own native literature first…

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    South African Religion

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    pastor from New York, since we came all the way to South Africa and heard a sermon from another American pastor. The pastor’s sermon was about love and acceptance, which is also interesting given the churches history and apartheid. Another aspect of the service, which I thought was different was the use of incents. I had never been to a church service where they used incents, which were symbolizing cleansing and for prayer. I thought it was an interesting element to the service, although I was…

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    Ernest Hemingway once said ”there is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” In the story “Indian Camp” Nick, his father and his uncle George travel to an Indian Camp where there is a woman who is having trouble in labor. When approached, the woman is screaming on top of her lungs. Nick asks why, and his father has to explain to him that she is in labor. Nick has an uneasy feeling and keeps looking away. Nick’s father started…

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    During World War I the Victorian era came to its end, entering a new era that would impact history to this day. The Modernist era was born. Many writers turned away from the traditional writing of morality and being to write about the world along with its powerful impact. In this time of war there was a message that had to get through to the people and many writers used their stories to get that point across, for example F Scott Fitzgerald, “You don 't write because you want to say something,…

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