In Thomas Hariot’s, “A Brief and True Report of the Newfound Land of Virginia,” he explains his personal experiences with the Native Americans on Roanoke and interactions he had with them. Hariot talks about how John White and he get along with the natives due to their adventurous characteristics. They explored all of Roanoke and even beyond it. They made maps of the island, paintings, drawings, and scientific notes. Hariot describes the many different resources that are on the island. One being wine, “There are two kinds of grapes that the soile doth yeeld naturally: the one is small and sowre of the ordinarie bignesse as ours in England: the other farre greater & of himselfe iushious sweet. When they are plãted and husbandeg as they ought, a principall commoditie of wines by them may be raised.” Another being pearle, he explains, “Sometimes in feeding on muscles wee founde some pearle; but it was our hap to meete with ragges, or of a pide colour; not hauing yet discouered those.” The other colonists that came along with Hariot did not get along with the
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was born in Jalapa, Veracruz Mexico, on February 21, 1794. He belongs to a “criollo” middle class family. His parents were from Spain. He was a Mexican politician and military leader who was President of Mexico eleven times from 1833 to 1855. He was president officially six times, and unofficially five more. He was also a disastrous president of Mexico because he lost Texas and much more of the current American west in the United States. However, by far he was an important figure of his generation in the Mexican history. Many people love him during his first years of president, and he was remembered for two major conflicts, the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 during the Texas Revolution, and as a restored Mexican leader during the Mexican-American War in 1847 (tshaonline.org).
Edmond was wrongly accused of treason and sent to imprisonment for life. Edmond spends his next 14 years in the disconsolate Chateau d’lf, a prison sitting on an island at which no prisoner has ever escaped. As Edmond has lost all hope and “... God has faded from (his) heart,” he meets a priest, an old man who was sent to Chateau d’lf 11 years before Edmond. The priest is a very knowledgeable man with great persistence and belief in god. Continuously throughout the movie, the priest helps Edmond keep his belief in God and reminds him of why he is trying to escape similar to when King Melchizedek in The Alchemist was reminding Santiago that, “It's your mission on earth." Both of these men required a guardian and another person pushing them on and guiding them in their
Throughout Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Edmond Dantes, also known as the Count of Monte Cristo, learns many lessons about the world, himself, and others around him. These lessons are learned through various adventures and mishaps that Edmond is involved in. He also changes a lot as he learns each thing. These changes and lessons help create many different themes throughout the book. One such theme and thing that Dantes learns as he changes is that happiness is relative, not absolute.
In 1976 Rene Levesque won the provincial election and became premier of Quebec with his party, Parti Quebecois. The separatists wanted to strengthen the French language and didn’t care about official bilingualism. So not long after taking office, the Parti Quebecois passed Bill 101, which is also known as the Charter of the French Language. It decreed that French was the single official language of the province of Quebec and that employees of the government had to work in French. Outdoor commercial signs had to be in French only and the children of immigrants would have to go to French schools. The Quebecois likes this new law because they thought their language and culture was becoming endangered. Birth rates in Quebec had gone down and the
In 1861 two armies went head to head, one had the best military leaders and one had a massive amount of soldiers. The Union and the Confederate armies were brawling over slavery. During the Civil War soldiers weren't involved in a lot of combat, but when battles broke out, there was much blood shed and death. Gettysburg, the biggest and bloodiest battle, persisted a total of three days, leaving approximately 7,000 Americans dead and 30,000 wounded. The Confederate leaders didn’t do a phenomenal job at Gettysburg, therefore they lost . One leader, Richard Ewell, was indecisive, and dilatory towards the Union Army because he didn't pursue them on Cemetery Hill during the battle of Gettysburg.
Howell Edmunds Jackson was a Senator from Tennessee; born in Paris, Henry County, Tenn., April 8, 1832. He is best known for his role in the Pollock Income Tax Decision of 1895. This Tax Decision was when a bill was passed as part of a general reduction in tariffs, although President Cleveland was no fan, letting it become enacted without his signature. Letting a bill become a law without the President’s signature was an enormous stand against the president and Howell Jackson was a part of this type of rebellion.
Living with five other brothers is hard when you all have to share one bathroom. Thomas Michael Everett was born on April 4th,1949 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan. He is the son of Wilton and Helen Everett. Thomas has four older brothers, Bill, Bob, Joe and Don. Mike is his younger brother. He was named Thomas Michael after St. Thomas and St. Michael because he grew up Catholic and went to a Catholic school. Thomas shared a room growing up with his brothers. One bathroom, two beds and one desk for six boys to share. One of his memories of his siblings growing up was selling strawberries in the neighborhood.
The film begins with Bradley Cooper’s character Pat being released from Maryland mental health hospital against medical advice into his mother’s care. He had served his minimum sentence of eight months after assaulting the man he found in the shower with his wife, Nikki. While hospitalized Pat decides to reinvent himself in order to win Nikki back. He has a new motto of “excelsior,” is searching
In the essay about Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood, Richard Rodriguez reflects his childhood memory and challenges the idea of bilingual education. As a young child, Rodriguez finds comfort and safety in his noisy home full of Spanish sounds. Spanish is his family's' intimate language that comforts Rodriguez by surrounding him in a web built by the family love and security which is conveyed using the Spanish language. Throughout his essay he represents the power of the individual to defeat the language barrier and how he overcame this particular problem as a child. Rodriguez uses this essay to show how he fights through his childhood to understand English. Speaking English clearly will help him to adapt to the modern society.
The memoir Aria by Richard Rodriguez expresses his personal experiences and feelings of his native-speaking family becoming Americanized by the English language and culture. Through elementary school and constant persistence from the nuns of the Church as well as his mother and father, Richard learned the public language and gained his public identity. As Richard continued to be silent and unwilling to speak English at school during class time, the Church's nuns visited Richard's home to discuss with his parents about the difficulties of their three children adapting to the English language. At the clash of the public and private world, the visitors asked if the Rodriguez family only spoke Spanish at home and suggested that the family should start practice speaking English at home to better the slow progress the children were showing at school. From that moment onwards, the Rodriguez family had lost its intimacy through their native language as they became Americanized. The memoir took place within
Elbert Frank Cox was born December 5, 1895 in Evansville, Indiana He grew up with his parents, maternal grandmother and two brothers. Elbert F. Cox was born and raised in a college town in a racially mixed neighborhood, but at segregated schools. In fact, his father, a school principal, had graduated from Evansville College and had done graduate work at Indiana University. Raised in a close knit and religious family, Cox learned the importance of education and fostered a talent in mathematics. During his life, he overcame various difficulties which arose because of racism. When young Elbert demonstrated unusual ability in high school mathematics and physics, he was directed toward Indiana University. With all the separation and hardship and strife around him at the time it inspired him to strive for a better education. At high school Elbert showed talents which made his choice of career a difficult one. He was a talented violinist but also showed remarkable talents in mathematics and physics. Cox was awarded a music scholarship which would have enabled him to travel to Europe to study at the Prague Conservatory of Music. His love of mathematics won and he entered Indiana University.
Robert Hanssen joined the FBI as an agent on January 12, 1976 and was transferred to the Gary, Indiana, office. In 1978, Hanssen and his family moved to New York when the FBI transferred him to its office there. The next year, Hanssen was moved into counter-intelligence and given the task of compiling a database of Soviet intelligence for the Bureau. It was then, in 1979, only three years after joining the FBI, that Hanssen began his career as a Soviet spy.
Leon Battista Alberti, born in the 15th Century originally from Genoa was educated at Padua and Bologna in classics, mathematics and Church canon law. He was a typical Humanist and his education also made him well-versed in philosophy, science and the arts. In 1421, he attended the University of Bologna where he studied law, which he did not enjoy. Later on, he obtained a degree in canon Law which then led to his mathematical studies. His book, Della Pittura published around the year 1430 were written to influence both artists and patrons through a combination of technical detail and philosophical discussion on Florentine art. This book is divided into 3 parts, the first relates to perspective and mathematics. The second and third parts
In Treasure and Vengeance, Justin Kaplan speaks about The Count of Monte Cristo in the highest regard. After a brief back story on himself, he quickly transitions into connecting it with the book itself. Kaplan claims that “in a singular sense, [Edmond’s] motive was disinterested: not the means to anything else and with no purpose other than its own fulfillment” (Kaplan). This is a key aspect in Kaplan’s criticism. He adds that his “revenge, driven by the festering sense of injustice” is what drives Edmond throughout the story (Kaplan). The whole story revolves around Dantès’ dire need to get revenge on Fernand, as well as others who have crossed him. In fact, the Count himself says that “for all evils there are two remedies - time and silence” (Dumas 523). His sole mission is to retaliate against Mondego, who was the cause of his wrongful conviction. He intends to get his revenge for his own needs