Gangs in prison There are gangs in every prison and the guards have to keep a look out for them; recruiting new inmates “fresh meat” as the inmates call them. They victimise an inmate to join their gang. Gangs are viewed as a means of survival in a prison starved of any morals, and murder and violence is just normal routine. Many prisons are let off with being the worst prisons in the world due to the upkeep of the prison not through the violence decreasing. Venezuela’s prison La Sabeneta is one of the worst prisons due to that they have one guard to every 150 inmates.
Men stood for hours on end in waterlogged trenches, unable to remove socks or boots. Soldiers feet would soon start to numb and the skin would turn red or blue. If untreated, the foot usually needed amputation, due to gangrene. A lot of disease in World War 1 was spread by rats. Another disease soldiers caught during World War 1 is dysentery.
They had to use their tins and duck behind the sheds in the trenches. Not only was this incredibly unhygienic and caused many diseases among the soldiers, but they were also dodging bullets. The enemy would shot them as they went to the toilet and because they were pre-occupied they could not defend themselves. The toilets were a grim place to be, cans of overflowing sewage, undetectable bullets and often the bodies of men who had died in the act. Another terrible problem was the rats.
To prevent enemy soldiers from returning to their troops, the Japanese held prisoners of war in horrible camps throughout Japan, forced them to work in horrendous conditions, and treated them inhumanely. The living conditions the prisoners had to endure on the way to the camps was truly awful. When transported, the men were crammed into rusty old freighters and spent several nights in these “hell ships” (“The POW Camps”). The men on the ships had no room to move, were ill with dysentery and had very little food. Sometimes they were transported from one “hell ship” to another on their journeys to work camps.
At night, mosquitoes constantly bit the soldiers and they had to take pills everyday to prevent mosquito transmitted diseases. So, in order to combat such things, each soldier had to put a mosquito net over his bed. Also, each camp ran rampant with rats and other vermin. At one point, a mate of Richard’s had to smash a rat with a book of his, and Perry said it was “the biggest rat he’s ever seen”. On top of all that, there were bigger pest problems.
None of the machines have safety guards. Source B shows an inspection of a nail factory, 1864 where there is ‘sheer carelessness with safety and constant danger of losing a finger.’ Cotton dust got into your lungs and over time you develop a disease called emphysema. Children that crawled underneath the machines would of return with fingers missing or in some cases they would never return. The children were often mistreated and beaten by overseers, two handles of a pound weights screwed to their ears, three of four children were tied or hung on a cross-beam above the machinery, hanging by their hands, and they were often whipped by foot and a half long straps. Many children were tied up to a 28 pound weight to hang down their backs.
This novel illustrates how a man struggles to keep his Socialist beliefs while under Stalinist tyranny. In the Gulag, horrible conditions were forced upon inmates. The main character, Ivan Denisovich or “Shukhov” as he is commonly referred to as, recalls one of the days where the winter cold was unbearable. That morning, a mildly ill Shukhov went to the infirmary to receive treatment for aches and pains he felt. Shukhov is denied any treatment because his fever isn’t high enough to get him out of work for the day.
Where he could live, eat, or work was all dictated by the whites. Bigger has lived his entire life defined by the hatred and fear he has of whites. Bigger and his family are considered the lowest economic and social status a family could have. Racism controls every aspect of Bigger and his family’s life; racism even controlled real estate, and kept blacks impoverished, living in buildings not suitable for humans. The reader is shocked by the very first scene of the novel in which Bigger has to kill a rat in his family’s one bedroom apartment.
Now, the two little pigs were terrified and ran to the third pig’s house that was made of bricks. The big bad wolf tried to huff and puff and blow the house down, but he could not. He kept trying for hours but the house was very strong and the little pigs were safe inside. He tried to enter through the chimney but the third little pig boiled a big pot of water and kept it below the chimney. The wolf fell into it and died.
World War 1 played a significant part in developing women's political rights in both positive and negative ways. World War one may have foiled the drive by women to gain political rights just as much or even more so then it helped. Pre war women did have working opportunities though very little compared to men, as they were seen as weaker and that their place was in the "home". Their employment was limited to the domestic service (cleaning or working as a servant) and secretarial work and not manual labor in factories or working class women often worked in the textiles industry. Women were lower paid and were restricted to do less skilled work, as they were considered incompetent.