Throughout John Steinbeck's The Pearl, among the most controversial topics, greed and prejudice are most prevalent. From the beginning with the evil doctor, up until the very stunning conclusion. Some examples of prejudice include: the priest considered Kino’s people as children, everyone thinking Kino is a dumb Indian (doctor & pearl buyers), Kino is distrustful to all whites because they spoke to Indians as if they were animals, etc. Some examples of greed include: pearl buyers wanting to keep most of the profit from the pearl, townspeople always wanting something from Kino, Kino’s yearning for so many items after he discovers the pearl, doctor refusing to treat Coyotito up until the pearl was found, etc. Greed, or avarice, is known as an intense feeling of want or need.
It is comes out two arguments that George did either right or wrong to kill Lennie in the end. The people who think he did right, was said, George have no way to do but he can only kill Lennie. Think about the situiation George held, he tried to ask Slim if they can put Lennie in jail, but Slim told him that's not good for Lennie. On the other hand, almost all the other farmers were angry with Curleys wife's death. Despite he saved Lennie, what
Why was his spirit tormented and unable to cross the River Styx? Because this King, King Creon, wanted to make a point to his people. The point that he is cruel, unfair, self-centered, pompous, stubborn, and incoherent king, who is not fit to rule. King Creon’s unfounded command is seen in all his actions and decrees. His fickle favor toward his servants, and not to mention his family, proves his inconsistency and instability.
In 1865, the white men wanted to open a road in the Powder River country, and none of the Indians were pleased with this because of how much land was already taken from them (Pg. 124 Brown). “..Our women and children will starve, but for my part I prefer to die fighting than by starvation,” (Pg. 130, Brown), Red Cloud said this at a peace conference, although Red Cloud wanted peace he cared for his people more and didn’t want them to starve so he took a stand against the white men. All through the summer of 1866 Red Cloud’s ally White Chief was involved in a relentless guerrilla war fare.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Mockingbirds, such as Atticus, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson are mistaken as blue jays because of persecutors such as Bob Ewell, Miss Stephanie, and the angry mob. As Miss Maudie says, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy,” (Lee 90). Atticus is an innocent man who attempts to help Tom Robinson as much as
(p.34) Ronnie Tall bear, “why a college didn’t snap up an athlete like Ronnie. ” “Nevertheless, he believed Indians, with only a few exceptions, were ignorant, lazy, superstitious, and irresponsible. I first learned of his racism when I was seven or eight” talking about Wes Marie is molested, and murdered “red meat” ‘Good enough for the Army but not for college.’ Page 26 ‘My father did not like Indians. He simply held them in low regard. Page 33 ‘He wears those and soon enough he’ll be as flat footed and lazy as an Indian.’ Page 34 ‘They’re not going to make it into the twentieth century until they give up their superstitions and old ways.’ Page 42 ‘I knew what he was thinking; she’s an Indian – why would she tell the truth?’ ‘He’s a testimony to what hard work will get you.’ Page 58 ‘ – and white, we want them white.’
He is illustrated as big and mean, as he wanted to be for a change. 2. What happens to the monkey king each time he is laughed at by another god? Can you connect this to question 1 from ch.1? He gets even more mad, and yes because everyone laughs at him in ch.
Satire And Social Responsibility 1. Pap’s Racism rage “ but when they told me there was a state in this Country where they’d let that nigger vote, I drawed out” (27). Pap goes into a drunken fury where he scolds the government for allowing a mixed man voting rights. Twain shows the arrogance and true evilness in the racist white of the pre-Civil war times. The fact that Pap “draws out” before he even knows anything about the man displays the strong prejudices that existed in that time period.
While his people expected him to show kindness , he grew harder and harsher which eventually led to his own army and brother killing him. [source K &N] Europeans described Shaka as bloodthirsty and incapable of emotions other than hate and vengeance. Mr. Flynn’s account was only written years after his experience and was influenced by Nathaniel Isaacs who urged him to write about Shaka in a negative way, for the purpose of gaining control. In Apartheid the government influenced their people to think about Shaka as a bloodthirsty tyrant in the series “Shaka Zulu”. [source L & P] Shaka was an intelligent, determined with the motivation to protect and lead his people to victory, whatever the cost.