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Pocahontas and Yuichi Tale

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Department
English
Course Code
ENG250Y1
Professor
Alan Ackerman

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Lecture 1
-Whitman: US as the greatest poem
-Culture: how people interpret and what they believe
-Rhetor ic: art of communicating effectively, prose, inf luence
-Discourse: communication of thoughts, reasoning, analysis
-John Smith captured by Algonquin tribe, taken to Chief Powhaten; impressed him
-Pocahontass willingness to save Smith from “barbarous act as told by Americans
-Ethnocentrism
-Smith and Pocahont as never mar r ied
-Romance emphasized in myth, s hows identity defined by who you choose to mar r ied
-Consent over descent
-Myth where Chief gives Smith Chiefdom through Pocahontas
-Smith and Pocahont as become parents of America
-Smith assumed Pocahontas saving hi m was from recognition of him
-Woman always represents new world, virgin… (Avatar, Pocahontas)
-Culture and nature, no nature without culture
-Powhaten and Algonquin equally ethnocentric; felt superior to Smith
-Equally secure and confident in own culture
-Performance of power?
-European writing; new in terms of old, unfamiliar into familiar
-New Eden
-America has never ceased to be a dream
-Analogy to European ways
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Lecture 1 - Whitman: US as the greatest poem - Culture: how people interpret and what they believe - Rhetoric: art of communicating effectively, prose, influence - Discourse: communication of thoughts, reasoning, analysis - John Smith captured by Algonquin tribe, taken to Chief Powhaten; impressed him - Pocahontass willingness to save Smith from barbarous act as told by Americans - Ethnocentrism - Smith and Pocahontas never married - Romance emphasized in myth, shows identity defined by who you choose to married - Consent over descent - Myth where Chief gi
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