14 September 2009

Blood on the River: Chapter 18-20

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Chapter 18
1 Well, the main difference between myth and a historical fact, is that one is real and one is fake. A myth is what one might think something has happened. It is not proven to be real with evidence. A myth can also sometimes be information that people get mixed up with the real fact. A historical fact is also what one might think has happened, but there is evidence proving that it did happen. It could be an artifact, a tape, etc. From the website (below) I found a myth that most people think it’s true. The myth was that George Washington was the first president of United States. But the fact was,” While George Washington was our first president elected under the current Constitution, he was not the first president of the United States.” So he wasn’t really the first president of the United States.


( http://www.interestinghistory.info/Myth-George-Washington-Was-the-First-President.html )

Historians do not know all about history, because they were never there when it happened. With more technology and better equipments, they can find answers to history a lot easier, and they won’t make as much mistakes in history. A simple artifact can change the entire history and thoughts about what historians thought. From this website: ( http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/01/05/germany.battlefield/index.html?iref=newssearch ) historians found a single artifacts that would cause everyone to re-write the text books. The believed the Romans ended about 9 or 10 years after Christ, but after finding this artifact, they found out that the Romans actually ended 200 or 250 years after that. That’s a big difference, and it could change the history.

With more technology and better equipments, they can find answers to history a lot easier, and they won’t make as much

2. I think Samuel is concerned by this because of the attacks from the previous chapters; it might have led the gentlemen to think that these Native Americans should not be trusted. And now they have to be controlled by them? The gentlemen would go crazy with this thought. Most importantly, the gentlemen would probably not agree to be ruled by others who have lower power then him. To the gentlemen, riches equal power. The gentlemen would think the Native Americans are lower ranks then them, and they would not refuse to be under the Powhatan’s Rule. To the gentlemen, being controlled by them means losing everything they have.

Chapter 19

1. I think this is actually a smart way of making people do something. If people don’t help and contribute to this village, they might as well not use anything. If they don’t work, why should they get the food, shelter, and security others provide for them? It’s just unfair that others have to help you do something, and you don’t do something back in return. So with these words, it makes the gentlemen want to work. These gentlemen want food, they want shelter, and they want security, so they will work to earn it.

If this law was in the classroom, it would be different. People in the classroom don’t need to work to earn the food. But if used in the same method, it could mean that “He that will not try will not succeed in their life.” It would be telling the students that, if they don’t try to get good education, their lives in the future would not be successful. Without a good education, there wouldn’t be a good job. Without a good job, there wouldn’t be a successful or a good life. It’s like saying. If a person wants something, they must do something to achieve that first.

2.When English women was first introduced into the colony was in the year of 1608. It was when Captain Newport brought women from England to the colonies. But then, there are always pros and cons for everything. The pros of having the women in the colony would be that there would actually be more children and the population might increase. The men in the colonies would be able to have wives and live a better life. In the story, they talked about how so many men were chasing after this girl. But then, with all these men chasing after this girl, they wouldn’t pay as much attention to their work and helping out with Jamestown, which would create the cons of having women in the colony.

3. Reverend Hunt

- There is only one god, maker of Heaven and Earth.

- Believed how god created the world six days.


- There is multiple gods, Okeus, Ahone, etc.

- Believed there was a Great Hare with a big sack that created the world.


-Both believe in some sort of god.

- Both believes in god creating everything and not evolution.

- Have some sort of religion.

Chapter 20

1. To me, I think that King James just wanted power over the Powhatan by making him the Prince. King has more power over the Prince. By making the Chief Powhatan a prince, it means King James has more power over the Chief of Powhatan. From the sound of what they are mentioning in the book. King James sounds like he is a greedy man who loves power and money. If he’s greedy, he probably just wants the land that the Powhatans own.

2. From the sound of the description of each in this book, I would much rather live in Namontack’s village. They mentioned how Namontack’s village was cozy and everyone would have fun and chat. From page 163, “I can still hear the talking a laughing coming from the house where the feast is going on.” This shows that everyone in the village is all close together and they enjoy having fun and spending time together. Unlike in Jamestown where everyone are just kind of spaced out and different. The gentlemen liked to stick with the gentlemen, and the commoners like to stick with the commoners. They don’t spend much time together, which is a con of Jamestown. Jamestown has more protections and security with their palisades and guards. Jamestown also has much sturdier houses that would protect them from severe conditions. Unlike the Namontack’s village, they don’t have that, which is a con of Namontack’s village.

3. Samuel’s feelings towards the natives have slowly changed. At the beginning of book, on page 28, “They don’ wear any clothes at all. They just paint themselves different colors instead.” And on page 30, “… Caribs chop people up for their cook pots and eat them.” These phrases made Samuel feel intimidated by these Indians and he’s much more afraid of them. Now he understands the Natives Americans more and more. Before, he thought lowly of them, he thought they were awful. Now he feels like they are just equal. When the Powhatans attacked the village and killed James, it made Samuel all furious at the Powhatans and he wants to kill them.

Now that Samuel has made friends with Namontack, he begins to understand and be friends with the Indians. He realized they weren’t horrible people. They are just nice people who thought maybe the colonists were some sort of threat. After the attack, the Powhatans treated them with respect and so did Samuel towards them. The two groups of people became friends.

One Comment so far...

Ms. Nall Says:

21 September 2009 at 8:18 pm.

Good application of the “he who does not work does not eat” principle in the context of the classroom.

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