In an ever changing world we have seen the number and complexity of languages become reduced. In a Wall Street Journal article entitled What the World Will Speak in 2115, John H. McWhorter advocates for the world to see these changes as necessary and a way for communication worldwide to become more efficient and simplified. McWhorter shows how language has been streamlined for centuries as a way for citizens to adapt rather than viewed as an extinction of culture. Modern English is likely to become the dominant language worldwide but more so for the fact that it can be easily learned and is open to transformation with the times. Despite the fears of a world where lingual diversity is reduced, McWhorter suggests that there will still be variation to promote culture and communication with people from all backgrounds will be easier. The following is a summary and analysis of McWhorter’s main points describing the simplification of language. Following the summary of main points will be a hypothetical situation in what the world language could consist of 100 years from now.
As a third literary device, the author uses the setting to express the theme of the story. The cultural differences between Jefferson’s place of origin, Barbados and Canada are easily noticeable throughout the story. His education is one of them. At some point “he telephoned the university to see how he could become a diplomat.”(29) This proves how Jefferson resumed everything to money. He thought that it was somehow possible to buy diplomacy or acquire it overnight. He also had unsupported beliefs about how expensive education can be. Once, while walking through Queen’s Park, he saw a couple wearing Toronto University jackets, making out. Jefferson immediately presumed that they are “so broke through education, they can’t afford a hotel room.”(27) Of course this was probably not true, but Jefferson’s cultural influence led him to this belief.
Hi Yulissa, I agree with your analysis of how Thomas Jefferson presented himself as a "Republican Man" to his peers. I like that you also mention that e tried to distinguish himself from the Federalist administration of John Adams. The Adams administration was know for throwing lavish parties, showing his wealth and status. Thomas Jefferson in keeping with "Republican Man" ideology distanced himself from these practices by never refusing a meeting or throwing large parties. We now know that Thomas Jefferson tried very hard to keep up his front as a "Republican Man". The main location this deception is present is at his home at Monticello. A very important aspect of Monticello that you mentioned was that it as designed to look like a
Jefferson was so passionate towards his beliefs on religion, pushing him to later drafting A Bill for Religious Freedom, where he aspired to strip the state of all remains of a traditional church. As claimed by Daniel L. Dreisbach, “James Madison grandly proclaimed that the bill’s passage extinguished for ever the ambitious hope of making laws for the human mind” (Dreisbach 172). This viewpoint was very radical for Jefferson’s time, since it was largely the norm that religion and law be joined together.
Thomas Jefferson focuses instead on the life and political career of Jefferson, his personal ideologies, and his actions while in office. Appleby seems especially interested in how his views were alike and divergent from the opinions of his contemporaries. Though many historians dismiss the claim, she regards Jefferson’s description of his election as “real a revolution in
“American Sphinx: The character of Thomas Jefferson” A book by Joseph J. Ellis. Copyright 1997 Vintage. Joseph J. Ellis, a historian who was educated at the College of William and Mary and Yale, is a Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke University. He has written four books on historical
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson is arguably one of the most influential people to Virginia and the United States before and during the American Revolution. Jefferson had been a governor for Virginia during the American Revolution, he had wrote the Declaration of Independence along with four other notable American politicians, and served as a minister to France in 1785-1789. Without Jefferson the American Revolution most likely would have played out completely different and we could possibly be living a different life today.
"Hilton believes this is where he formed many of his ideas about humanity and God in their company (76)". Jefferson had been reared in the Anglican Church, but he developed a distrust of organized religion. His views resembled the views of the Unitarians.
April 13, 1743 Albemarle County in the English colony of Virginia was the start of an American historical giant. Thomas Jefferson was born in affluence to his father, Peter Jefferson, a rising young planter in the Virginia colony, and his mother, Jane Randolph, who held a high status within the colony as well. Due to his father’s prosperity Jefferson was afforded the absolute best in the ways of education, starting with private tutors at the age of five, then moving on to learn how to read Greek and Roman in there original text and finally taking his studies to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg which he would say is “…what probably fixed the destinies of my life…” pg 5. On the other side of the spectrum, a few years later
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States of America, and is a founding father to The United States of America. Jefferson was outspoken on his beliefs in what the central government’s powers should be. He believed in a weak central government and that states should hold more power. Others had opposing views on this topic, such as Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury, who thought that a strong central government was needed to be a prosperous nation. These two views then became the Federalist party and the Jeffersonian Republican party. The Federalist party, and Hamilton, slowly vanished, over time, but some of the core ideas of the Federalist, and Hamilton, began to arise in the Jeffersonian Republican
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the epitaph for his grave, he wanted to be remembered for three things: Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia. It is obvious that Jefferson’s own ideas and
American History In September 1789, Thomas Jefferson, the American Minister to France who was to become the President of United States in the future was preparing to return home with his family; wrote a paper which was of immense importance to the people of his nation as well as abroad. This periodical was published in Paris, and the basic purpose of the paper was to explain to the French people and in turn to all the other Europeans about the American "age of experiments in government". The paper included key features of the new state and federal constitutions and the nature of the argument over the adoption of the federal Constitution. The objective was simple because America was emerging as the new world and everyone wanted to know more about it. France has aided United States throughout especially in the War of Independence and the major contingency of the people and residents of the region were French, Hispanic, British and German by origin. It was the first nation of the world that was so democratic in its approach and it was a true democracy by all norms. At the time the two of the leading nations in the world were England and France. England was the one, which lost the most when the America gained independence. England was a mixed blend of monarchy and Democracy but the democracy was not in full swing whereas France just had a monarch ruling the nation and the ministers managed most of the issues. American Constitution was unique in the context that it was the
Major conflict In the beginning of the story it hinted that the south was suffering a slow death and wouldn’t be quickly demolished. Ways the author hinted this was by showing the will of the south as a proud and kind people towards their retreating president. The most paramount conflict is the danger of Jefferson Davis and the confederacy treasury being seized by the Union forces ultimately ending the cause and a purpose for fighting. One memorable quote he said to his companions as he moved farther the Union commandeered Virginia he stated “never lose hope in the cause my fellow brothers”. In result to this fear of a lost cause Jefferson ordered he would withdraw from the south to Texas. During his escape he tried to regroup his remaining
I believe that my academic strengths, leadership ability, and appreciation of those who are different from me make me a great candidate for the Jefferson scholarship.
I have several writings of Jefferson that illustrate his sentiments on the importance and necessity of the “Free Press” for democracy and his warning to keep the powers of the government and the Constitution. Charles Yancey in 1816, “where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe,” Elbridge Gerry in 1799, “I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another: for freedom of the press, & against all violations of the constitution to silence by force & not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.” James Currie, 1796, “It is however an evil for which there is no remedy. Our liberty depends on the freedom