Outcasts Of Poker Flat And Banishment

996 words - 4 pages

When Banishment is Morally Defensible The banishment acts in "The Soft-hearted Sioux" and in "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" are very complex and contain different reasoning's on why the certain characters were exiled from their homes. In one story the character is banished because of his difference in religious beliefs, and in the other a group of citizens are exiled because of the actions of a town against the current criminal activities inside of it. The stories both focus on the characters that are exiled and how all of the characters come to a tragic end.In "The Soft-hearted Sioux" a young man is faced with the dilemma of believing in the white religion instead of his traditional Ind ...view middle of the document...

Both of these groups are forced into a cabin and remain in this dwelling with dwindling food supplies, and harsh winter weather outside. In the end Mr. Oakhurst and his friends are finally met to a tragic end, because of their banishment into the harsh environment.In " The Soft-hearted Sioux" the banishment was more necessary and morally justified than in "The Outcasts of Poker Flat". This is because the young man was posing a serious threat to the life and well being of his Indian tribe. The medicine man knew that the young man was trying to convince others that his religion was the only true one and knew that this was damaging not just to the individual, but to the traditions and culture of the tribe altogether. The medicine man was not exiling the young man to kill him, but was banishing him for the safety of the Indian values and beliefs that the boy was threatening to diminish.The outcasts from Poker Flat however, were mostly banished for their life style, not because of anything specifically criminal that they had done. A gambler, two prostitutes, and a regular drunk of the town are thrown out for the retaliation of a major robber from the town's welfare. The other two outcasts who appear in the story that are exiled from another town left in order to be together even though the girls father did not approve. The way a group of people chooses to live is a poor and unsubstantial reason to force that group of people out into the harsh wilderness. None of the outcasts from Poker Flat were ever proved or mentioned to be thieves themselves, yet they suffer the punishment as if they ...


The Birds and The Beaks - Darwin's Finches - Grade 11 Biology - Assignment

966 words - 4 pages experiment, several different materials are needed. The beaks are simulated by a fork, a poker, tweezers and a bag clip. The various seeds are replicated by kernels, Cheerios, marshmallows and little pieces of pink string. A plastic cub is used for the stomach and a piece of paper & pen are also needed to record data. �2 This investigation begins by choosing a three by three area of tiles on the floor and randomly spreading twenty pieces of each kind of

Interpersonal Conflict Final Ppaer - Central Carolina Community College - Paper

444 words - 2 pages My friends and I play poker on a regular basis. One of my friends, let’s call him Tim, constantly plays bad hands and often catches lucky breaks. Tim and I have been friends since middle school, but one night we got into a very big argument which almost became physical. In one particular hand, Tim made what was in my opinion a horribly bad call. Ask most poker players and they will tell you that they would have folded in this situation

The Use Of Symbols In "A Streetcar Named Desire" By Tennessee Williams

1368 words - 6 pages take everyday objects or certain actions and transform them into symbols of significant meaning and importance to the plot and overall effectiveness of a work. In the play A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, the use of symbols help the author portraying the messages they're trying to get across and are essential to the outcome of the play. Williams uses light, polka music and poker games as a few of the prominent symbols in

Essay on what body language reveals about poker

450 words - 2 pages In poker, a "tell" is the life and death of a good hand. It's the way you look, the way you act; it's what "tells" the other players that your hand will clean them out or make them rich. Understanding someone's poker face is important to dating, too, since there's always one thing you can depend on: Everyone has a tell.1. Do a posture check. Posture is the easiest tell to spot. If your date is slouched in a chair, he or she may be a little too

Online Casino Essay

978 words - 4 pages games. The French working class of the sixteenth century became adept at the Egyptian game of roulette, while Napoleon took interest in the card game "vingt-et-un" - what is now known as blackjack or twenty-one. The English developed a diversion called hazard, the forerunner of today's popular dice - throwing game of craps, and the basis for modern poker games is believed to have originated from a combination of ancient influences including Persian

Mitch is a truly tragic character, a victim of the american dream.” - a level english literature - essay

1187 words - 5 pages relationships with Southern - Belle Blanche DuBois and Mitch, respectively. A friend of Mitch’s, Stanley is described as ‘the only one of his crowd that's likely to get anywhere’, as Williams presents this character as aggressive in his determination. However Mitch is presented as far more gentle, exemplified through his first appearance in the play, during a game of poker, in which he excuses himself early to care for his mother. As a male possessing

A Room With A View Windy Corner Versus A Well App

996 words - 4 pages EXPLORE THE CONTRAST BETWEEN WINDY CORNER AND MRS VYSE'S 'WELL APPOINTED FLAT.' HOW DOES OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE ENVIRONMENTS PREPARE US FOR THE CONFLICT IN THE NOVEL. The first comparison to be drawn between the two environs is of their names. This is the first piece of information the reader is given, and is therefore of significance, as they have different connotations. "Windy Corner" has links to nature and the weather due to the word

America Needs Its Nerds

640 words - 3 pages Lindy SchultzMrs. NewAP English 1126 January 2012Take Home Rhetorical Analysis: "America Needs Its Nerds"The socially and physically inept, the outcasts, often associated with computers and books- these characteristics constitute the stereotype of the average geek. Students are afraid to reveal their identities in an environment among their peers because of the fear of being an outcast among the idolized jocks. In an excerpt from "America Needs

White Heaven!

448 words - 2 pages father a man, Daniel - dead by denialMother a village bicycle, hated women senileOne thing I love & that is sugar aleBesides those the fogs of recall is just insaneLike bits of plaster that showed me littleBesides the colors of my life, a broken puzzleThose that fell into place, proper as the cogs & spindleShowed little of part of a party of friendsMost with arms & sleazy leather pantsDrowning their loot into rounds of poker in

bluffing in business is it morally permissible? - UCL - Essay

1005 words - 5 pages integrity and high standards of honesty with the practical requirements of business, he must feel that his bluffs are ethically justified (The justification rests on the fact that business, as practiced by individuals as well as by corporations, has the impersonal character of a game — a game that demands both special strategy and an understanding of its special ethics) - Carr alludes this strategy with a Poker analogy: Business and poker: in the long

inner strugles of romeo and juliet - tumbi umbi - essay

1049 words - 5 pages Free to her family and therefore obeying her parents to marry Paris or staying married to an enemy, Romeo, “My husband lives, that Tybalt has slain; / And Tybalt's dad, that would have slain my husband: / All this is comfort; wherefore weep I then?” (3:2). On the other hand, Romeo has his struggles too. He juggles between the idea of banishment from Verona and not being able to see his beloved Juliet again and that of death, “Ha, banishment? Be

BOJ reading guide, from CRS 368 rhetorical study of social change movement - Syracuse university - essay

474 words - 2 pages BOJ Lens: · Agitation- occurs when a group has grievances that aren’t being solved/need to challenge social order · Establishment- anyone who can make decisions and enforce them · Ex: government, schools, media, police · What are normal means of protests? · Letters, voting, press, coverage · Two kinds of agitation · Vertical deviance – accept the value system of the establishment but dispute the distribution of benefits or power within that

Othello - Evil Characteristics & Nature of Mankind - AP Literature - Essay

447 words - 2 pages Free Desdemona at the spark of jealousy. From Iago’s manipulative state, he indirectly causes the death of Desdemona and Cassio. A part of the nature of villainy includes the outcasts of the social hierarchy. By this definition, Othello is “evil” in the eyes of the society since a Moor is the general. Roderigo is angry at the fact that Othello has the hands of Desdemona, since the fair maiden chooses to marry the Moor. Iago reiterates this idea of

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley & "Obasan" bu Joy Kogawa

474 words - 2 pages take place in the early 1800's whereas Obasan is set to be in the mid 1900's. Both the novels use a lot of description in their writings.Throughout the novel Obasan, we see the prejudices and unjust treatment that Japanese-Canadians were forced to endure. Frankenstein on the other hand, depicts the ill-treatment of The Monster by society. In Obasan, the Japanese-Canadians are treated as outcasts whereas the monster is the outcast in Frankenstein

Psychological Effects of Wrongful Indictments in Molly's Game - College Psychology - Essay

1102 words - 5 pages Psychological Effects of Wrongful Indictments Molly’s Game Molly’s Game is the fascinating and true book to movie adaptation of Molly Bloom, former professional freestyle skier and poker game runner.  In her youth, her father, a profession phycologist himself, pushed her and her two older brothers to achieve incredibly high academic and athletic goals.  While Molly was only ever number three in North American women’s freestyle before she