Week One – Question #4 Mr Moshé January 22, 2007 Week One – Question #42007-04-01T23:05:32-05:00 Novel Discussions, The Year of the Hangman Creighton often describes America in a negative way – as a wilderness, a land without formal traditions and customs. Why do you think someone from England might think this about America at this time period? Related Posts Fahrenheit 451 – Suggested Discussion Post Format Literature OVALS in Play
Someone from England might think this about America because England was more safisticated at the time.England had tea times like time to drink tea and America had coffe when ever they wanted.Also England had correct english and table manners America back then was full of disobeadint rebels.
The reason why people from foreign countries might think negatively about America possibly because they may beleive that anywhere that isn’t home isn’t right. Alot of people tend to have more feelings toward a place they have been raised because they’ve adapted to these surroundings and anywhere else would just be strange and abnormal.
I think someone from Enland would think bad about America in this time period because of the Native Americans and Rebels. Obviously American Rebels diddnt like the British in this book. They called them “Brits”. Usually when places are competing or dont like each other theres no dought you will hear bad things. Also the Native Americans came off as vicious and dangerous people. While British people were very sophisticated and wealthy.
Creighton often describes America in a negative way – as a wilderness, a land without formal traditions and customs. Why do you think someone from England might think this about America at this time period?
I believe someone from England in this time period would think this about America because America is a new forming country, as a difference to England who is already a superpower. America was barely developed, their “towns” were the General store, and most roads were not paved, even if the roads were paved and their towns were bigger it was most likely an English town. The English have different perspectives on doing things, at this time they did not believe a democracy would work, they believed in high achy. I believe these are the most important reasons why Creighton and the English looked negatively upon America.
~In my perspective, Creighton is ignorent towards how we acted and lived in the nautical times. But, has also not tried to learn or get to know why we do these things because A~ he always has been told things negative about us, B~ he’s never been to America to make his own perspective on how we live and act, C~ even if he had the oppurtunity he would be to lazy to do it remember it is Creighton we’re talkin about.
Reposting to your correction to Lauren’s post Mr. Moshe, she would get a 0 if you took off 10 points for every mistake right?
I think that they don’t know what to assume, because they have never been here and don’t know what it’s like. Back in England they probley live in nice houses and have servants to cater to their every needs. Also, Creighton said, he read that Florida was a swamp and full of alligators and sand bogs. So in England maybe they teach them how bad it is and negative things.
I think that one of the reasons someone from England may think of America this way is because they think that the Americans are very primative and that they can’t do anything right. He thinks that they are very stupid and that they are all in ruins because of the way that the British beat the Americans. Plus, he doesn’t even see it as us losing a war, he sees it as if our little rebellion was destroyed. He also thinks that there is nothing but blood-thirsty Indians and alligators when he is going to Florida. He also thinks that they are a very undeveloped society that have houses held together with mud and having no roads. Just dirt. He’s very surprised when he gets to Carolina and sees that some of the houses are very grand and that the road is not only paved, but paved with the same kind of rocks used in Britain. What a shocker.
The American settlements were still under developed, thus most of the land was “yet tamed”; a “deathtrap” brimmed with diseased pests and “bloodthirsty” Indians. Additionally, most of the settlers were mere farmers and merchants, who, for the most part, were just lower-class beings to most Brits. The scuffle with America didn’t help either. Many had already set their image of a Yankee as a barbarian or a pirate due to their revolt against the crown. To me, most of the people seem like a herd of sheep; following the orders and tales of the British parliament and King George the third. Can’t blame them through, it’s human nature. To be Frank, it’s plain to see why someone from England might think America was a land of the beasts during this time period in my eyes under these conditions.
England was the “mother” country at the time of the Revolution, this meant that they would look down on America. As soon as America started forming a nation it must of surprised the British for their fast development into such a civilazation. Also many people went to America for certain freedoms they weren’t granted in Britain, and the fact that certain people did so was a disgrace to the King and his people. Therefore people who were loyal to the King and they heard bizzare stories of the Rebels in the colonies it must of angered them which cause people to speak down on their fellow land. They believed that they were people with no respect and just willing to run around free in some unknown land which showed no consideration for the King.
During this time, there was high tension and resentment between England and Britain. The Patriots revoked their allegiance to the King, and to many Brits, this was a heinous act. They probably assumed that anyone who could stir up this much trouble in their homeland were uncivilized brutes. Also, America was a new land before the Colonies were established. Because of this, the British may have thought it to be little more than a jungle, with no buildings or facilities of any kind. Lastly, there was a great feeling of dislike between Brits and Americans, like I said earlier. Because of this, the British were wont to think of their enemy as having no proper traditions,manners, or customs, out of pure spite.
the reason why someone fromengland might think this way about america is because they are hearing so manynegative things. They also might see how they are being treated and not belive that this a civil way to go. america was a country that was independent. and they could just be mad because they dont belive in our rules or laws
The reason why someone from England might think this way about America is because they are hearing so many negative things. They also might see how they are being treated and not believe that this is a civil way to go. America was a country that was independent, and they could just be mad because they dont believe in our rules or laws.
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