Hawaii Essay Topics

Hawaiian Hula

As ideological practice, hula was a form of social representation that maintained relationships of power and difference by expressing and legitimating the authority of the religious-political system(Tatar 19). The most heavily ritualized hulas were institutionalized within overlapping power structures of the ali’i and the priesthoods. Supported by high chiefs were halau under the direction of… View Article

Love hula, love Hawaii

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day That’s the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s… View Article

Indigenous People

Indigenous people are those that are native to an area. Throughout the world, there are many groups or tribes of people that have been taken over by the Europeans in their early conquests throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, by immigrating groups of individuals, and by greedy corporate businesses trying to take their land. The… View Article

Indigenous Australians and Native Hawaiians

Indigenous Tourism is about reciprocity among humans and landscapes–learning to responsibly manage the impacts of tourism activities in ways that benefit local communities economically, socially, culturally and ecologically1. Indigenous Tourism encompasses tourism product that provides consenting contact with Aboriginal people, culture or land. The term is also applied to businesses that are either Aboriginal owned… View Article

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728[NB 1] – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia… View Article

Soul Surfer

Have you ever thought about all the things that could happen that would change your entire life? Bethany Hamilton was just a thirteen year old girl and a surfer when she was attacked by a shark, losing her entire left arm. Hamilton’s Soul Surfer is her admirable story of how she was attacked by a… View Article

Lovely Hula Hands

Trask’s object of study is the historical and contemporary American popular conception of Hawaii, Native Hawaiians, and Native Hawaiian issues, such as rights, sovereignty, tourism, and institutional racism. Trask primarily interrogates the issues of colonialism, neocolonialism, and sovereignty in Hawai‘i and how these debates are framed in disparate contexts/around different foci; Hawaiian nationalist, cultural, international… View Article

Fogo De Chao Entry into Hawaii

Fogo de Chao is an authentic fine dining Brazilian restaurant able to establish successful branches in key cities in the United States. With expansion and positive revenue collection, the restaurant faces the opportunity for further expansion, this time in Hawaii. The discussion covers an introduction of the restaurant, environment analysis, and sales and marketing plan… View Article

Farewell to Manzanar

On December 7, 1941 there was a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by Japan. The attack came from the Japanese, yet it caused unfounded fear in this country toward Japanese Americans. The book Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston depicts the reactions of the government and the American public… View Article

Hawaii Watersports

With the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water Hawaii is the ideal place for ocean water sports. There are a wide range of water sports, from highly aggressive to leisurely sports that all types of people can enjoy. There are even sports which are specific only to the exotic islands encompassing this magnificent state…. View Article

Aloha, Hawaii

There are countless famous tourist spots around the globe, all showcasing different features and aspects. People craving for a taste of history and of the earliest civilizations can tour around any of Europe’s well-known cities or the ancient ruins in South America. A trip to Asia, on the other hand, would entail learning about rich… View Article

Culture and Educational Policy in Hawaii

American education policy has been formulated and shaped through the three major cartels of institutions. These are social, political and economic which have led to the transitions from one system to another. Although education has profound effects in all the institution, education and politics are seen to have much great effects on each other in… View Article

Hawaiian Monarchy Persuasive Essay

Thought the entire Hawaiian monarchy there were 8 monarchs that ruled Hawaii. There are numerous reasons to argue on how the monarchy was overthrown. Kauikeaouli, also known as Kamehameha the Third was the first Hawaiian monarch to allow any sort of land ownership in Hawaii. This was a completely new idea to the Hawaiians. He… View Article

Describing My Shell

My object is a shell, a shell like any shell made from the same material like any others, but my shell has a different form that makes it really special. The sandy clear color, and the curved lines on its exterior seem like a finger print to describe its individuality. Its shiny smooth inner part… View Article

Pros of the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy

My topic was about the pro’s of the overthrow of the monarchy. A few of the reasons why the overthrow of the monarchy was good was because Hawaii started to become multi-cultural . Being multi-cultural can be looked upon as good if you see it as a way to diversify our cultures. Not to many… View Article

Creation of the Whites

The “Creation of the Whites” is a story about the whites coming over and slowly starting to colonize what they called the new world. This story shows the whites and the Native Americans being very peaceful towards each other. The whites ask permission to the Native Americans for about everything they do in the new… View Article

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake & Sanaysay

A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, generally an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions(including detonations of underwater nuclear devices), landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite impacts and other disturbances above or below water all have the… View Article

Ethnic Studies Final Exam

Immigration trends of recent decades have dramatically altered the statistical composition and popular understanding of who is an Asian American. This transformation of Asian America, and of America itself, is the result of legislation such as the McCarran–Walter Act of 1952 and the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965. The McCarran–Walter Act repealed the… View Article

Comprehension of Prisoners Without Trial

Roger Daniels’ book Prisoners without Trial is another book that describes the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. This piece discusses about the background that led up to the internment, the internment itself, and what happened afterwards. The internment and relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II was an injustice prompted by political and… View Article

Could Pearl Harbor Been Prevented?

Some people believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor could have been prevented from happening. Others believe that the attack was a surprise and that we didn’t see it coming. Actually Pearl Harbor could have been prevented in many ways and we did see it coming we just weren’t prepared. If we would have had… View Article

Annexation of Hawaii

The decade of the 1890s marks a diplomatic watershed in American history. During that period the United States embarked upon a very assertive expansionist policy that led to the nation becoming an imperialist power by 1900. The reasons for this change from an essentially low-key, isolationist foreign policy stance to an aggressive involvement in world… View Article

The Prostitution of the Hawaiian Islands

Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture written by Haunani Kay Trask was written in 1993. Trask wrote this paper to inform Americans about what she thinks of tourism, a “colonial imposition” towards the Hawaiian culture. Trask incorporates ethos, pathos and logos throughout her essay to show how tourism effects these… View Article


Obamacare, or what is formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is federal legislation that was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by present Barak Obama. The act aims to reform national healthcare and give more people than before access to affordable healthcare. The overall goal of the act is to… View Article

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

One should not stop going for what they want. Through the struggles and obstacles being thrown at two people who are in love but the others may not be able to see it, they will always find a way back to each other. This book demonstrates the hardship two young people who are in love… View Article