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    Growing up poor in the 1700 's meant being exposed to the callous discriminations among people and their rank in the social system. For George Hewes, who was forced into the occupation of being a shoemaker, life did not treat him kindly. No matter how hard he tried, whether it was before or after the war, Hewes was never able to catch a break or be treated equally. "Where you ended up in life depended much on where one started out" (15). The Revolutionary War was a call to action for those who became politicized by the events that were occurring all around them. For Hewes, his motivations started out as personal and then became political. There was a sense of empowerment and identity granted to some of those who had been treated impartially. As a common man, the effect of the Revolution meant that George Hewes and others of lower rank were able to develop a sense of identity and promote the cause for equal justice. One of the first instances in which Hewes was drawn into the resistance movement was the fateful night of the Boston Massacre. Already aware of "how irritating it was to be challenged by British sentries after dark" (36), Hewes understood the struggle of the colonists. There was a man who attempted to collect an overdue bill from one of the soldiers. A disturbance then broke out that led to the calling of more guards and a formation of crowds. Fights ensued and some were killed. The man that was sent to collect the bill was a worker for a barber and otherwise…

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    The Hypocrisy of The Civilized World What is the most important element of a book? The setting? The plot? The conflict? Or the resolution? One could make the argument that the most important literary element in a work is characterization. The creation of a character’s personality can be as imperative to a novel's story and its themes. Mark Twain in his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, exemplified characterization through many of his major and minor characters, while criticising the…

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    Tar and feathering, for example, though not commonly mentioned, is shown through the tar and feathering of John Malcolm. It also further demonstrates the acts committed by British soldiers, such as the robbery of the woman Hewes witnessed, and the murder of the eleven year old boy, just a few days before the Boston Massacre. The article also explains the mindset of the common man during this time, and uses Hewes as an excellent example of how deference was being cast off. Deference is perhaps…

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    awful moment. Though the speaker comes upon the site in the morning, just as "the sun poured yellow surprise into the eye sockets of a stony skull", he feels the ground grip his feet and his heart being "circled by icy walls of fear-". Wright climatically juxtaposes images of violence, religion, and childhood innocence, are brilliantly contrasted by the understated ending in which speaker and skeleton quietly become one. In his dark reverie he imaginatively becomes the unfortunate victim:…

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    awful moment. Though the speaker comes upon the site in the morning, just as "the sun poured yellow surprise into the eye sockets of a stony skull", he feels the ground grip his feet and his heart being "circled by icy walls of fear-". Wright climatically juxtaposes images of violence, religion, and childhood innocence, are brilliantly contrasted by the understated ending in which speaker and skeleton quietly become one. In his dark reverie he imaginatively becomes the unfortunate victim:…

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    Also, through Twain's depiction of African Americans, he provides the potential for satire...in the service of truth. W.H. Auden (1996, p.65), referring to Jim's escape, wrote "When I first read the book I took this to be abolitionist satire on Mark Twain's part. It is not that at all." Twain was not trying to spread abolitionist propaganda with this book but was pointing out the cruelty he saw against blacks. Nowhere, however, in the novel is the satire of man's cruelty to man more predominant…

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    The colonists were not justified in becoming patriots and seeking independence from Britain.The cause of the rebellious patriots were mainly because of the several taxes. The colonists did not like the taxes, but were blind to the fact it was the British who helped them win the French and Indian war. Some people could have made the argument that there was no point in the war because the colonists could not settle there. It was their idea to try to settle in a land that was not rightfully theirs…

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    tragic night, the speaker is transported back to that awful moment. Though the speaker comes upon the site in the morning, just as "the sun poured yellow surprise into the eye sockets of a stony skull", he feels the ground grip his feet and his heart being "circled by icy walls of fear-". Wright juxtaposes images of violence, religion, and childhood innocence contrasted by the ending in which speaker and skeleton quickly become one. In his reverie, he imaginatively becomes the unfortunate…

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    America is known as the land of the free for a reason. In the 1760s after the French and Indian War, the British government passed laws and placed taxes on the American colonies. The colonists believed that Britain was placing unfair taxes and laws on them. This led to the conflict called the American Revolution, in which the American Colonies broke away from Britain. The colonies separated from Great Britain because of the Intolerable Acts, taxation without representation, the Stamp Act and the…

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    in his article Americas War for Independence: Just or Unjust? “It will be recalled that the American Revolution was a tax revolt, first and foremost.” (Keown 12). Taxes such as the stamp act were just complete burdens to the colonists. A revolution was necessary, was full blown war? In grade school people are taught that the American Revolution was completely do to the unfair taxes that the British forced upon the colonist. That was definitely part of it, many of these people really wanted to…

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