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1,319 wordsI was in a complete daze after reading Pearl S. Buck's remarkable novel, The Good Earth. It was somewhat hard not to stop what I was doing afterwards and try to put myself in the characters's hoes and visualize everything that happened in the book. I was so taken by the plot that I remember not wanting to put down the book till I knew what happened next in one of the conflicts in the story. Considering my reaction to it when I first got the book and my reaction to it now, you would really think ...
Land Into Three Parts
1,077 wordsHARDSHIPS DISCUSSED IN "O'PIONEERS" During the middle to late 1800's, thousands upon thousands of Americans, as well as foreigners, flocked to the mid-western part of the United States. They flocked to this area hoping to gain free or cheap land promised to them by the United States Government. Most of the "pioneers" left cities and factory jobs to venture out into the American prairies and become farmers. They left their homes, not only because the land was either free or cheap, but also becaus...
Leader Of The Metis
551 wordsThe Metis were partly french and partly indian. Their leader was called Louis riel. Following the Union of the Hudson's Bay Company and the NorthWest Company in 1821, trading had been reorganized in order to reduce expenses. Since there was no longer competition in the fur trade, it was unnecessary to have two or more posts serving a single trading district. For this reason, some posts had been closed and the number of brigades reduced. This reorganization had led to some unemployment among Meti...
Uncle Hammer And Papa
1,769 wordsContrast and compare the ways in which the characters of David and Hammer Logan deal with the issue of prejudice in 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry'; Mildred D. Taylor's 'Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry'; is set during the Great Depression, in the rural areas of Mississippi. The majority of the people in this community are sharecroppers, who are greatly dependent on plantation farming. The Logan family is fortunate because they have a piece of land of their own, so unlike other black sharecroppers th...
Cassie Watches Her Family's Strength
274 wordsIn Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry the Logan's family is faced with many different hardships, some more serious than other. The main character Cassie lives with her Mom, Dad, Grandmother and three brothers. The book mainly revolves around Cassie and the events that happen to her family. These events make Cassie a much stronger person and help her to understand that having land of their own is her family's source of pride and strength. Cassie also found herself coming to conclusio...
Wang Lung And O Lan
1,365 wordsIn the critically acclaimed novel The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck depicts the trials and tribulations of Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and his family. The novel begins on the day of Wang Lung's marriage to a woman that he purchases from the great House of Hwang. He is shamed that he has to buy a wife since the richer people always have marriages arranged. His wife, O-Lan, is a very resourceful and hard working woman, making life a lot easier for Wang Lung and his father. One day, O-Lan tells Wang Lu...
Resident Rules And Decent Systems
924 words#1. Foraging is a collection of wild vegetation, hunting animals, and fishing. In most societies a single family for various reasons doesn't own the land. One important reason is there demographic and settlement characteristics. Most foragers can not stay in one place for a long period of time causing them to share and switch settlements all the time. Food gathers must follow herds of animals in order to survive so they must be prepared and willing to move at any given moment. Horticulturists cu...
Titusville A Known City
1,293 wordsInformation on a little city called Titusville The City of Titusville was a small city in the eighteen hundreds. The city was founded by Colonel Henry T. Titus. In this essay, I will be focusing on talking about Old Down Town Titusville. My main focus on Titusville will be some of the people that made Titusville a known city, such as Colonel Titus and Mr. Pritchard. I will also be touching on some of the major occurrences that happened in Titusville, Scottsmoor, and Mims. In the beginning of Bre...
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