This essay focuses on American Literature: Indigenous Peoples. Exam Due by end of day, Monday, 22 February 2021 Follow the instructions, complete the exam, and submit your work to the correct assignment dropbox in Blackboard. Exam submission to Blackboard is mandatory, required.
Exam Due by end of day, Monday, 22 February 2021 Follow the instructions, complete the exam, and submit your work to the correct assignment dropbox in Blackboard. Exam submission to Blackboard is mandatory, required. Unless there is an emergency we have discussed, if you email me your exam, I will not grade it.
Part One: Quote Significance, Short Response For this section, choose three (3) the quotes from the section below and describe in detail the significance of each quote. For each detailed explanation, you must provide the full title, the correctly spelled first and last name of the author, and the publication date. While you should explain the importance of the quote itself—you should also analyze how the excerpt represents the entire piece of literature. You might also connect the quote to a big idea or theme we have discussed in class—and, of course, how it relates to your own ideas and analysis. (Aim for about 200 words per response.) a.
Little do many think what is the savageness and brutishness of this barbarous enemy” d. “Brothers, these people from the unknown world will cut down our groves, spoil our hunting and planting grounds, and drive us and our children to the graves of our fathers, and our council fires, and enslave our women and children.” e. “[F]ive or six times did he and his squaw refresh my feeble carcass. If I went to their wigwam at any time, they would always give me something . . .
Another squaw gave me a piece of fresh pork, and a little salt with it, and lent me her pan to fry it in; and I cannot but remember what a sweet, pleasant, and delightful relish that bit had to me, to this day.” f. “Brothers—If you do not unite with us, they will first destroy us, and then you will fall an easy prey to them. They have destroy many nations of red men because they not united, because they were not friends to each other.” g.
took by force some of them, in order that they might learn and give me information of that which there is in those parts, and so it was that they soon understood us, and we them, either by speech or signs, and they have been very serviceable. still take them with me, and they are always assured I come from Heaven.” h.
i. “Brothers—When the white men first set foot on our grounds, they were hungry; had no place on which to spread their blankets, or to kindle their fires. They were feeble; could do nothing for themselves. Our father commiserated their distress, and shared freely with them whatever the Great Spirit had given his red children . . . . Brothers, the white people are like poisonous serpents: when chilled, they are feeble and harmless; but invigorate them with warmth, and they sting their benefactors to death.” j.
; that all our ancient customs are disregarded; the treaties made by our fathers and us are broken, and all of us insulted; our council fires disregarded, and all the ancient customs of our fathers; our brothers murdered before our eyes.” k. Adrienne Rich metaphorically explores ruins at the bottom of an ocean, a symbolic wreck. Rich wants to witness this wreck of outdated ideas so she might discover for herself the reality behind the myth. The poet sets out on her exploration alone, but she suggests that others have “dived” before her, risked such journeys toward truth. Is there an author we have read so far that does the same? What is the wreck for them? What truths does your chosen author attempt to uncover? b. How have Native Americans responded to the legacy of colonialism?
Can it ever be reversed? How? c. Deeply religious Puritan rhetoric employs the captivity narrative to establish and justify a fear of the Other. For example, Mary Rowlandson was culturally conditioned by her peers to demonize Natives. However, Rowlandson did not leave the woods with absolute certainty about white cultural superiority, which ultimately subverts the political purpose of her captivity narrative. In what way does the stated purpose of the narrative contradict the effect of what Rowlandson tells us about her experience? Perhaps she sees herself as a possessing a divided subjectivity because her experience was so traumatic?
d. Most indigenous cultures across the Americas recognize Christopher Columbus’ exploration as the start of the erosion of their cultures the invasion of their land by Europeans. What is Columbus’ tone in his letter? How was he problematic? What legacy did he leave behind? Anything good from the OG Colonizer? e. American Indian speech-making can sometimes sound violent at first glance. However, they frequently lament the persecution and displacement of their people as they detail the horrors experienced during colonization. How do Metacom and Tecumseh illustrate these tense emotions this in each of their speeches? f.
It is undeniable that Rowlandson’s captivity narrative allows for multiple views of the landscape, Native Americans, and women.