Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Remarks on the Savage

            Ben Franklin’s, “Remarks on the Savages,” really showed the value and class differences between the Indians and the English.  The Indians lived in the woods, and relied on strength and the ability to live off the land in order to survive, while the English had their big schools and big cities in which they would survive.  His words against the Indian's lifestyle didn’t surprise me much.  The fact that the English believed that their way of life was better and more modern than the Indians came to me with no surprise at all.  However, it did somewhat inspire me to want to step up against the English and say no, your way of life is not better, it is equal.  Both civilizations survive, in different ways, but no one way is better if they result in the same thing.  However, the reality is that, the more technologically advanced nation is always going to think their way of life is better than anyone else’s whose technology is inferior.

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