English ENGL 91
Dr. Jason Buchanan
November 15, 2013
Vargas Outlaw For many decades, immigration has been a major controversy in America. The Majority of immigrants come to America in hope of a better life, but once here immigrants face a series of obstacles. Some of these obstacles are: Migration, lack of proper documents, and financial issues. These obstacles have made it difficult for illegal immigrants to gain their citizenship, but despite the struggles and hardships they have to go through it is still possible for them to overcome the obstacles and pursue their dreams. Many illegal immigrants usually migrate to different countries for a better life and better opportunities. Most immigrants see the United States as the land of opportunity. Migrating to a different country means adapting to a different kind of lifestyle in terms of culture, and language. In Vargas case his first challenge was adapting to the language. He wanted to lose his accent so he spent hours watching television, reading magazines, books and newspapers trying to adapt. Language is an important part of living in the U.S. In order to get certain jobs you have to adapt to the language and also have the proper documents. Lack of proper documents is often a problem for many illegal immigrants. Having lack of proper documents makes it hard to find sufficient employment, and not having sufficient employment makes it hard to live in America. When immigrants migrate to a different country illegally they usually hide their identity due to their illegal undocumented status. Vargas was unaware of his undocumented status until he visited a local DMV and found out his papers were fake. Because of his illegal documentation, Vargas kept his life a secret, living day by day trying to avoid being caught. He also wanted to attend college, but wasn’t able to apply for state and financial aid because his lack...
U.S History since 1876
Outlaws of the Old West
The wild west was one of America's most violent times.The American Wild West is a period of history rife with tales of vicious gunfights and battles between lawmen and outlaws. It is the story of exploration and forging a new way of life. Men, women and children left their homes in the East and headed West looking for land and riches. While Hollywood has tended to portray this historical era as one of harshness and violence, scholars have suggested recently that much of the violence in the Old West was more myth than fact. While violence might not have been commonplace, it definitely happened, sometimes explosively. From the gunfight at the O.K. Corral to one-on-one gunslinger showdowns, history reveals that this was a dangerous time.
Remember the Alamo would become a battle cry in Texas, one that would ring out long after the events of the Alamo had passed. The Alamo had been used as a mission by the Spanish, but Mexican rebel forces eventually took it over and made it a military compound until 1835, when Texas revolutionaries drove out the Mexican troops. Americans would hold the Alamo for only one year. In 1836, General Antonio López de Santa Ana cornered the Texas revolutionaries in the Alamo. The revolutionaries held off an entire army for 13 days, but eventually, supplies ran low and the revolutionaries were overrun. The battle was intense, and it came to symbolize...
...home, there was a portion of the population where the women fought just as hard as the men. These women built reputations of being the wildest of them all. With a quick draw or just as brave as a man, they would rob banks or rob the rich to gain power and support of their needs for their families. Some women were so talented that they were able to travel and put on shows like Anne Oakely. This was the new trend of what was consider a win in the war. There was entertainment and celebrations of “Winning of the West”. At the turn of the century, many American imagined this land as a promise for opportunities. Even with this positive movement, there were still many outlaws that fled towns and caused havoc. The outlaws played another percentage in history that included Women to be involved in. These women were also outlaws and running from the law taking their families and traveling state to state once they feared of being caught. Overall, women were still not as respected and times were still ahead of fighting to have be treated more equal....
...The Last Outlaw:
Ned Kelly as Australian Icon
Rynatha Vietadiella P.
English Department, Faculty of Humanities
Every nation must have a historical figure of the hero which is attached as their identity. Usually they are figures which opponents of the law arbitrary, defender of the oppressed, close by the poor. The most memorable of them, of course, their courage. The common themes of outlaw cross nationally, such as “friend of the poor, oppressed, forced into outlawry, brave, generous, courteous, does not indulge in unjustified violence, trickster, betrayed, lives on after dead” (Tranter and Donoghue 2010). It can be seen in many outlaws such as Robin Hood in England, Jesse James and Billy the Kid in United States, si Pitung as Indonesian local outlaw, and Australian’s Ned Kelly. Those outlaws were more than criminals, but for the poor people and law victims, they were a hero and salvation. The characteristics associated with outlaw heroes – rebellious but brave, fighters against injustice and oppression, chivalrous in their treatment of women and the poor, and embodying a sense of fair play – comprise the characteristics generally associated with Ned Kelly in Australia (Tranter and Donoghue 2010).
It is about 131 years since Ned Kelly, the...
Mario Vargas Llosa’s motivation to inform and educate today’s youth and society about the Latin American literary makes him worthy to put him in the Database for Cultural Literacy. When considering candidates for the Database, the people who are chosen should be men and women whom students can learn and or look up to. They should be men and women who inspire them. Students should have the opportunity to learn from the life experiences of specific individuals who left the world with something to remember them by. Mario Vargas Llosa is one of those individuals that deserves a spot in the Database for Cultural Literacy. Vargas is a very well-known Latin novelist since the early 1960’s. His novels are known to be modern day saga of Peruvian and Latin American society (chang). He is very popular all over the world but mainly in Latin America. Not only is Vargas famous for his literacy but also for being such an inspired politician. Mario Vargas Llosa’s history changing accomplishments, inspired writings and career as a politician are reasons why he should be consider a figure in our Database for Cultural Literacy.
Throughout Varga’s life he faced many struggles that make him who he is today. Growing up his family was very poor. They lived in the jungle of Peru, a town called Piura. During the 1960’s people of that region were not treated equally by the government. They were known as the lower class....
American Hero (6)
12 November 2012
The Outlaw Josey Wales
In The Outlaw Josey Wales, the viewer finds the hero, Josey Wales, representing Christ to a world of sinners. It is unclear whether Clint Eastwood intended to direct the movie in mind with such similarities between Christ’s role as a savior and Josey’s actions. Christ is an archetypal, mythological hero figure that the well-read viewer finds often. From the physical wound in Josey’s right rib, to the fact that Josey, a lone hero, cannot help but guide and protect genuine people likens him to the figure of Christ. Furthermore, Josey indirectly offers his path to redemption to everyone around him, even the sinners, often portrayed as bounty hunters or Redlegs. The viewer finds Josey giving the opportunity to these men to turn back and rethink the life that they have chosen. In the end, those that choose to follow the path of Josey Wales are satisfied, while those who turn away from him are damned.
From the beginning of the film, we see parallels between the Christ figure and Josey Wales. In the Christ story, after enduring the suffering of His people, God sent Jesus to Earth to save the people. Similarly, Josey Wales witnesses the raping of his wife and watches helplessly as his son dies in the flames of his burning home, calling for his father to help. Later, we find Josey crying, holding the cross of his son’s grave, until it falls to the ground,...
gangs in australia
By Brooke Larkins
Year 11 2012
‘Bikie gangs are like any other organisation or club. There are criminals in all walks of life’
Almost 40 motorcycle clubs are linked to criminal activities. These are referred to as outlaw motorcycle gangs. ‘Outlaw’ is not a legal definition; it rather refers to their views, seeing themselves as outside the law. Outlaw motorcycle gangs refer to themselves as ‘1 percenters’, as 99 percent of motorcyclists operate within law society’s conventions, they see themselves as the 1% that don’t. the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs distinguish them from recreational motorcycle riding clubs.
Outlaw motorcycle gangs are not typical of majority of the organised crime entities and the members don’t pose more or less of an organised crime threat than any other groups and individuals. They maintain websites, identify themselves through patches and tattoos, written constitutions and by laws, trademark club names and logos and hold publicity campaigns. They are characterised by a hierarchy, divided into different regions, each with an autonomy (also referred to as a chapter). Each chapter is headed by a president who has absolute...
...Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs (OMCGs) are one of the most high profile exhibitions of organised crime that have encapsulated a threat to the community in all Australian states and Territories as the Motor Cycle gangs participate in increasing various activities ranging from social nuisance in residential communities through to their involvement in some of the most significant criminal associations in Australia this then imposes issues for the community. Some OMCGs members have expanded their skill sets and have become more involved in serious frauds such as money laundering, extortion, manufacturing and distribution of illicit drugs and possession of prohibited firearms/weapons in which all captivate the attention of non-government organisations and law enforcement bodies and legislators. The Australian Crime Commission has issued a warning that organised crime by outlaw motorcycle gangs is putting innocent Australians at growing risk of getting caught up in the crossfire of guns and drug crimes.
The bashing death of Anthony Zervas on 22 March 2009 by bikie members from Hells Angels from Melbourne has created community concern about the depth and degree of bikie gang violence. This attracted attention of NSW government parliamentary bodies and have responded to this issue. Following the incident, on 2 April 2009, the NSW Premier introduced the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Bill 2009, which commenced on assent on 3 April 2009 as Crimes...
...The Outlaws MC:
“God forgives, Outlaws Don’t” is the motto for one of America’s oldest and more notorious biker clubs, the Outlaws. The gang began it root in Matilda’s Bar on Route 66 in McCook, ILL in 1935. Since the start of the club chapters or local gang have spread widely across the United Stated and have established themselves in other countries such as Australia, Europe and South America.
The Outlaws first began in 1935 prior to World War Two in McCook, Illinois just outside of Chicago. The club managed to stay intact during the war but the clubs activities were very limited. In the 1950’s the club grew immensely in size and with new members coming from all over the Chicago area the Outlaws moved from the small town of McCook and re-established themselves in Chicago. With the new change of location the Outlaws also changes their name from the McCook Outlaws to the Chicago Outlaws as well as updating their logo. The original sign of an Outlaw was a winged motorcycle this was replaced with a small skull. But after the 1954 movie “The Wild One” starring Marlon Brando the club would enlarge the skull and add a set of crossed pistons. In 1960 the A.M.A. or American Motorcycle Association, which supervises all official races in the United States banned the word outlaws from all race clothing. Then on the first of...