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The Power of Knowledge

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Essay title: The Power of Knowledge

A person's feeling can be depicted by the

way he or she draws their pictures.

Superiority and inferiority can be shown by

the way the artist makes a person or ship

larger or smaller than another person or

ship. This is shown in the Spanish picture

where the French ships are on the coast of

America. The French ships are small and the

Native Americans appear to be larger. In

another picture it shows a tribe of Native

Americans gathered around each other in a


The first picture shows the Spaniards belief

that the French are inferior to the Native

Americans and themselves. They depict this

by drawing the Native Americans much

larger than the French people and even their

ships. The power of the Spaniards is proven

when they combine forces with the Native

Americans to annihilate the French in


The Europeans believed power was about

conquering people. They conquered people

in the name of God and Christianity. If they

could not convert them they would destroy

them. Their only knowledge was of God and

what he wanted them to do.

The Native Americans believed power was

in the tribe. The picture of the Native

Americans showed how they all come

together. They thought a close –knit society

was the best way of life. They created

villages where people lived close to each

other. They had a number of different

occupational groups in their society. The

Native Americans knew how to use the land


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