Most of the people India that live in slums are in poverty, hardly any education and never contribute anything to their society. Indians who live in slums have a small chance at being successful in life. The character Jamal shows this struggle viewing his life from the slums learning life lessons which he uses as a stepping stool in life. The story Slumdog Millionaire shows material of the slums with thefts, beggars, prostitution and murders all within their mist. Meaning that poverty has risen to a point where in order to make money people even kidnap children and make them learn these things working for them.
One night the mom had to put all their clothes on themselves just to stay warm. For the people living in the camp, life was the worst it had ever been. The camp they were staying at wasn’t even ready for people to live there. The food was always spoiled which made it hard to eat. Also, the chefs were mostly people who had never cooked in their life.
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.
Causes of Homelessness in America Tonight, across America, as many as 3.5 million people will not have a safe place to go to sleep (“The Homeless”). These people will be sleeping out in the cold, on a park bench or in the gutter. The lucky ones may be sleeping in a shelter tonight, although these shelters are sometimes even more dangerous because they are frequently over-crowded and understaffed (St. John). But the real question is, in a land of plenty, where the typical family has more televisions than family members (“Average Home”) and an average of two cars (“Highlights”), why are there so many citizens on the street, struggling to survive from day to day? How are so many people, fellow human beings, sleeping on sidewalks, begging for spare change, and digging through garbage cans just to find food to eat?
Unfortunately, because of such extreme poverty and no resources for food, the Batwa are disappearing. Those that have chosen to integrate into society are faced with constant discrimination and prejudice. “Batwa children say they dislike going to school because other children throw things at them and call them dogs” (Matthews, 2006, Para 12). The degrading has been so horrific that the Batwa people are ashamed of whom they are. In 1906 a young man named Ota Benga, lived one of the most degrading and appalling 12 years any one person could ever live.
The way the houses are built and all the garbage in the ground show this symbol of “poverty”. The quote, “One year, there was enough to eat. Another year, there was more of a home to live in. The sheet was replaced by a divider made of scraps of aluminum and, later, a well of reject bricks, which established his home as the sturdiest dwelling in the row. The feelings that washed over him when he considered the bricks diver were several: pride; fear that the quality of the bricks was so poor the wall would crumble; sensory relief.
First of all, the extremely crowded housing estate gives us a feeling of claustrophobia and oppression, which is accentuated during the scenes that take place in the characters’ flats. Another characteristic of life in the Banlieue we can see in this film is that the people who lives there does not have much to do, it is always the same aimless daily routine and the youth struggle to entertain themselves. As we can see in La Haine, Hubert is the only one who has a job with his gym (before it burned down) and all the other characters are unemployed and seem to have delinquent behavior. We can also see this feeling of boredom through the characters’ meaningless conversations and the scenes when the three boys are walking around in the Banlieue, where there are many other youths just standing around and talking to each other, which most of the time puts them under police scrutiny. Moreover, the feeling of rejection from the rest of the society is well demonstrated in the scene where a news crew wants to interview the main characters from their van.
The living conditions are poor – very poor – with the buildings broken-down, the food artificial and rationed out, wages poor, and clothing cheap. One cannot expect privacy anywhere, as there is a telescreen in almost every room. Certainly a setting to make a character feel unhappy. In the novel 1984 Orwell uses conflict against characters and appearance vs. reality and there is the biggest conflict which is Big Brother this is what the book is set about that he is always watching over everyone day in and day out. Other examples are: The three world authorities, Oceania, Eurasia and East Asia are in constant conflict so that their populations don't become
"Attitudes towards the homeless have gone from indifference to pitying to hatred," says Kozol. He made his point very clear; people who do not understand homeless people and their individual situations are ignorant and have no real empathy to the struggles they face on a day to day basis. Author describes heartbreaking situations; how people avoid touching the hands of the homeless people while giving them money, how Amtrak officials do not let them use the bathroom, and how homeless woman dies of pneumonia just because ambulance was not called in Grand Central. Without understanding, there is no compassion; Kozol emphasizes this main theme throughout the essay. This article just hit my heart and made me feel very emotional.
You have to ask the question, what does it really mean to be poor in America? There is no single description of American poverty. But for many, perhaps most, it means homes with inadequate heating, unstable plumbing, no electricity, dead end jobs and a lack of higher education if any at all. It often means a home where some go to bed hungry and malnutrition is very frequent or even living on the streets. For almost all the poverty stricken families