A different Mirror By Takaki
Please respond to the following questions, based on what you read in Takaki (pages 21-37). Each of the responses (#1-4) is worth 3 points. Who discovered America, according to Ronald Takaki? Was it Christopher Columbus? Why or why not (in other words, what evidence does Takaki use to prove his claims)? What is the significance of William Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, when it comes to English ideas about race and racial difference? In what ways did the English see Native Americans as being similar to the Irish? Be specific. If, as Takaki says, early encounters between the English and Powhatan initially offered opportunities for friendship, then what went wrong? What led to the outbreak of hostilities? OPTIONAL (Non-graded): additional comments and/or questions?