ENC 1101H ESSAY#1 REVISION

ENC 1101H ESSAY#1 REVISION - Pratoomsri 1 Teerawat...

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Pratoomsri  1 Teerawat Pratoomsri Dr. L. Casmier-Paz ENC 1101H 2 December 2007 Silver Screens and the Internet: Blackboards of the Postliterate Age Writing is the very foundation of our history. Without writing, we would not be what we are  today. Everything we do or have today ultimately leads back to writing, be it our technology, our  organization, or our very ways of life. In the past decades, though, technology and innovations in  media such as films and the Internet have rendered conventional writing essentially obsolete, even  though both films and the Internet could also be considered writing, though unconventional.  Before the “Postliterate Age” (Rosenstone 50), writing dictated the majority of our understanding  of native peoples, their history, and the earliest encounters between Europeans and Native  Americans, both positively and negatively. Some of our understandings of the natives and their encounters are positive. In the Aztec  accounts of the reading  First Encounters , the Aztecs were shown as peaceful and loyal people by  showing that the Aztecs “[one] by one did reverence to Cortés by touching the ground before him  with their lips” and “arrayed the captain in the finery they had brought him as presents” (Leon- Portilla 16), although the Europeans paid them back in blood. In parts of  Black Robe , the natives 
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Pratoomsri  2 are shown as courageous, caring, and spiritual. These descriptions give us a good impression and 
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ENC 1101H ESSAY#1 REVISION - Pratoomsri 1 Teerawat...

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