Throughout their lives, people take many journeys. These journeys, both literal and figurative, physical and spiritual, can be temporary or last a lifetime. In literature as in life, characters also take similar journeys. These literary journeys will usually both provide the basis to a story’s plot as well as lead a character to a clearer sense of self-knowledge. In Sherman Alexie’s short story “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” the main character, Jackson Jackson, is an example of a literary character on a journey of self-knowledge. On the surface, the story is about a homeless Spokane Indian man living on the streets of Seattle, WA, trying to earn nearly one thousand dollars to buy back his grandmother’s powwow regalia after finding it hanging in a pawnshop window. However, upon closer inspection, the reader can see that through the process of trying to acquire the money, Jackson’s journey is not just about buying back a stolen heirloom, but is instead about rediscovering his ancestral roots and forming a long-broken connection with his Native American family. By buying back the pawned regalia, Jackson will come to redeem not only his grandmother’s death, but his own life as well. The very first sentence of the story is a statement that holds a double meaning for Jackson. Jackson says, “One day you have a home and the next you don’t” (1). This sentence refers to both Jackson being literally homeless, living day-to-day on the streets of Seattle, as well as culturally homeless as a Spokane Indian. As a Native American, Jackson and his ancestors are tied to a past of discrimination, forced relocation, and stolen land and property. In his current life, Jackson has never been able to stay in one place for a significant amount of time in order to consider it “home;” he moves away from his Spokane tribe, flunks out of college, and divorces numerous times. The opening statement introduces a theme of homelessness, both literally and culturally, to the reader that remains
are children affected mentally and physically by bullying from peers? What could be provided and integrated to encourage a more positive environment at school?
The topic that I have chosen for QUEST is Bullying. All my life I’ve seen many kids
harassed and embarrassed in all kinds of ways, whether it’s physical bullying, verbal bullying, or cyber bullying. I’ve always wanted to know what makes a person want to cause that kind of pain to others….
on today's technologically advanced society?
7. Some people think that it is important to have a single language as an international official language. Others think that it will make it difficult to identify countries and cause a loss of culture. What are your opinions on this?
8. Computers and modems have made it possible for office workers to do much of their work from home instead of working in offices every day. Working from home should be encouraged as it is good for workers….
Inspirational Latin Quotes
divide et impera
Divide and rule or
Divide and conquer or
Divide in order to conquer
durate et vosmet rebus servate secundis
Carry on and preserve yourselves for better times (Virgil)
bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria
He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory (Publius Syrus)
dimidium facti qui coepit habet
He who has begun has the work half done (Horace)
Inspirational Latin Sayings
faber est quisque fortunae suae
every man is architect of his own fortune….
The movie Quest for Fire start off with cavemen sitting around a fire at night. A caveman hears an unsettling noise. The noise is that of a werewolf, the caveman scares the pack of wolves of by throwing a branch of fire at the werewolves. When daylight comes again it shows a group of cavemen and cavewomen sitting around the fire eating what looks to be part of a deer or some small animal. The cavemen hear noises and battle the unwanted guest. Many cavemen and women die and the ones that live have….
Lymphatics web quest
Suggested site- www.cdc.gov, feel free to use other reliable sites as well.
1. What animal can transmit Cryptococcus?
2. Can dogs and cats get Cryptococcus?
3. What is the infectious agent for Bubonic Plague?
Bacterium Yersinia Pestis
4. By how much was the world population reduced during the Plague pandemic?
Estimate of 450 million
5. What year (within the past 100 years) did the world experience a flu pandemic?
6. What are 3 symptoms of chikungunya….
A Hero’s Quest
Hum/105 World Mythology
Professor Megge Fitz-Randolph
September 15, 2014
Introduction of Hercules
Introduction of Villain(s)
The research of mythological and culture origins
Analyzing the symbolisms, metaphors, and attributes
Explaining conflicts personal desires and community
• Identifying the four stages within the quest
The Hero Hercules
• Most popular and….
November 20, 2011
Hero Quest Essay
Devon Myles, as played by Nick Cannon, is on a personal journey to be the greatest snare drummer that has ever gone through Atlanta A&T University. Devon wants to take part of every opportunity that comes his way while he is at college. But that also includes steamrolling people into thinking like him with his attitude. Devon also wants to help win the BET Big Southern Classic marching band competition. But will the band make….
considered to be an epic hero because he possesses superhuman abilities, is charged with a quest, and is tested to prove the worthiness of himself and his quest.
Beowulf is blessed with many superhuman abilities that help to define him as an epic hero. One of his superhuman abilities is having extraordinary strength. When Beowulf….
The Archetypal Quest Essay
The archetypal quest, also known as the hero’s journey is effective in revealing which ways a person’s values, ideas and ambitions can be explored and changed throughout society. The hero’s journey is a genre that is prominently seen through nearly every sort of text, written or visual, usually representing an internal or physical struggle to gain a sense of personal character, personal identity or achieving a goal that one has claimed to be unachievable. On occasions….
The article presents an examination of the language practices and attitudes of the stakeholders in a Yemeni community school located within a predominantly Yemeni society living in northern England. The school used in the study was a 'complementary school' which was set up with the purpose to teach school age children of Yemeni ancestry their heritage language and culture. The participants of the study included the various stakeholders in the community – students….