Ibn al-Athir described the crusaders as having the whole purpose of the crusades to gain riches and land. Ibn al-Athir describes Roger is a Christain leader. However, Ibn al-Athir does not mentioned how they acquired the land that the Christians were attempting to take back. Ibn al-Athir wants to make the Muslims look as innocent as possible to benefit the Muslims. He does not mention taking their lands previously or killing any Christians, but rather everything the Christians did to them. He does not mention these things because it would go against his religion to allow such things to happen. According to the Muslims, the Christians used the excuse that God was on their side and every positive thing that happened to them was because God was
To conclude, Ultima is accused by some of being a witch because her use of chants and having her spirit in
Although it is centered around the 1978 Iranian revolution, Roy Mottahedeh’s book, The Mantle of the prophet, looks at the various social, religious, and political factors within Iranian history. The main character of the book is a young mullah named Ali Hashemi, a fictional character, who’s story and persona is based on an anonymous person’s life. The chapters of the book are broken up into two distinct voices the first being Ali, who narrates his own story, and the other being the author, who implements aspects of Iranian history which help the reader generate a greater understanding of the stories principle characters. Mottahedehs goal of the book is to articulate what it exactly meant to be Iranian in the 20th century. Mottahedeh’s, Mantle of the Prophet, succeeds in its ability to provide the reader with an understanding of how traditional Shiism, the madreseh education, and Islamic mysticism intertwined to shape Iranian society into its modern state.
Ultima is the towns “curandera” who is staying with the family and everyone in town thinks she is a bad witch. Antonio seems to adapt to Ultima quite quickly soon after she arrives and starts learning her way. He is seen looking up to her as if she were a mother figure and, at some point, as if she was the Virgin de Guadalupe. Antonio often finds comfort in Ultima and confides in her regarding his faith. Antonio then witnesses Ultima save his uncle when the evil twitches had done some bad witchcraft on him that nearly led him to death. Antonio then begins to see that the God he was raised to believe in is not the only one in power. Ultima comes in to place and teaches Antonio that he doesn’t have to pick one belief, rather he can identify with a little bit of both. Before Ultima’s death in the book, Antonio asks Ultima for her blessing and she is more than happy to do so because she did everything she could have to prepare him mentally to find the real
tSam Ennis Period #4 20 September 2012 “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya Literary Analysis Throughout the context of “Bless Me Ultima,” it is evident that there are many motifs and examples of dichotomy. I believe that Anaya uses the previously mentioned elements of literature in order to provoke his readers’ thinking and help embody a struggle of understanding the world we live in. Motifs in this novel include: family, dreams, religion, education, and the list continues. For examples of dichotomy, the idea of good versus evil is the most vivid in this novel.
‘“I can accept the shooting was a mistake,” Jones said about his daughter’s death as a bleary-eyed Stanley sat motionless next to him. “But I can’t accept it because they lied about it. I can’t heal properly because of it. It was all for the cameras. I don’t want no apology from the police. It’s too late”’ (LeDuff, 122).
“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya Literary Analysis Throughout the context of “Bless Me Ultima,” it is evident that there are many motifs and examples of dichotomy. I believe that Anaya uses the previously mentioned elements of literature in order to provoke his readers’ thinking and help embody a struggle of understanding the world we live in. Motifs in this novel include: family, dreams, religion, education, and the list continues. For examples of dichotomy, the idea of good versus evil is the most vivid in this novel.
Chopin's use of language effectively conveys the intensity of the emotions that overcome Louise. Repetition of the word "free" reveals the exaltation Louise experiences in being released from possession by her husband's will. The diction aptly portrays the significance, emotionally and physically, of Louise's transformation. Tumultuously, Louise's bosom, the seat of passion, rose and fell as the "monstrous joy" possessed her. As the elixir of life "courses" through her once weak heart, Louise's "pulses beat fast." When Louise's fancy runs "riot along those days ahead of her", the reader feels the excitement Louise feels. Through the image of Louise as a winged "goddess of Victory", her inner strength from triumph over repression becomes palpable. That strength is reaffirmed in Chopin's use of words that connote potency. Louise has a "clear and exalted perception" of herself.
Enaiat had experinced many bad things throughout his journey, his even had to see people be killed right in font of is eyes. At the start of the book (while he was still attending schoo) the Taliban were trying to shut his shhol down. "Ba omidi didar, boys, he said. They shot him. In front of everyone. (p.24). This is a very importat scene that Enaiat learnt from. This taught Enaiat that som people will never agree with your religion (personal beliefs), no matter what you do. This lesson can help Enaiat throughout the rest of his life, and make him not feel as bad when people dont believe in what he believes in. This is also one of the vey first lessons that Enaiat has discovered which means he
However, the magical aspect of this situation is that she is accused of being a witch. Many of these men on Tenorio’s side are Catholics which is the reason why they can easily believe in witches being real. Later in the story, Ultima’s owl gouges out Tenorio’s eyes which resulted in the mob of men leaving. The owl symbolizes a spiritual part of Ultima and a punishing force at work. Anaya has used magical realism to show that accusing the good with bad actions could result in punishment. Antonio embarks on a moral search on whether to choose good or evil when he learned about the golden carp’s prophecy, felt the nature’s presence with him, and experienced the accusation of Ultima being a witch. In the golden carp’s prophecy, there is a message that everybody has sinned and that people need to fix what they did wrong. The presence of the river also shows the good or evil aspect in which the nature has a presence that is always watching how they are being treated. Also when Ultima was being accused of a witch, Antonio sees the punishment that is given to people when they accuse of someone good with such bad actions. Throughout the whole book, Anaya uses beliefs and religion as way of creating magical
Last of all, Ibsen shows women’s desire from Nora. At first, she seemed completely happy. But as the story reaches climax, the relationship between Nora and Krogstad revealed and Torvald finds about all the things Nora lied to him. During this phase, Nora hoped and Mrs. Linde also hoped for a miracle to happen but it didn’t. To state it correctly, the miracle didn’t happen in the right time. When Torvald started to understand her and tries to take her in again, her true self awakens. In the last part of Act III, Nora says to Torvald, “You and I both would have to transform ourselves to the point that— Oh, Torvald, I’ve stopped believing in miracle,” (Page 1079) After she awakens to her true self, she finds her real desire and what her real self will do. She decides to leave Torvald and her children.
Note Cards- Joe Mitchell Source A-Bulleted Notes Card 1 Information on Iphigenia •Daughter of Agamemnon •Leader of Troy’s Greek forces •Sacrificed for the approval of Artemis Source A-Bulleted notes Card 2 Information on the Offending of Artemis •Agamemnon boasted about his hunting skills exceeded that of Artemis •Agamemnon killed one of Artemis’s sacred animals •The only way to
Imoinda is the only female character that receives some attention from the narrator. Imoinda is Oroonoko's lover and eventually his wife. She has very little power in the narrative since she is part of two repressed groups (slave and woman) (Ibbotson). She is praised by the narrator for her beauty
The Muslim Empire grew to encompass a wide range of territory. Their empire included India, Greece, and Rome in addition to many other places. The Muslims were much more advanced than other nations because of their tolerance of other cultures. This enabled them to adopt many of the developments and innovations of the people whose land they conquered. They were able to attain intelligence at the highest level of the time from a specific area they conquered whose main focus of study was that field.
The Epic of Sundiata The Epic of Sundiata is a tale about the ancient kingdom of Mali in Africa and the legendary king and founder of the Mali Empire told by Djeli Mamadou Kouyate a griot, which is equivalent to storyteller. Before the griot begins the story he introduces himself as a “master in the art of eloquence.” He explains how his family had played an important role in preserving the history of the Mali Empire. By serving the princes of the Mali Empire. He says a griots job is to protect secrets, memorize the names and accomplishments of the great kings and preserving “the memory of mankind.” It is the griot that teaches kings their history so they can use lessons of their ancestors to guide their decisions. There is an obvious tone of importance in his introduction as well as a theme of power that resonates throughout the epic. The griot presents himself in the introduction to the audience in a way that gives him prestige. He is persuading his audience to believe that he has the credentials to tell a valid story.