Unlike Cisneros, Cofer belonged to a family where money was not a starving issue. Cofer’s father was a member of the United States Navy and his Navy checks provided financial security for his family. Cofer’s father struggled to find housing suitable for him and his family but had to settle for a small apartment in a neighborhood filled with Latinos. It was every immigrant’s mission to provide a better life for their families and themselves, but most of the time your nationality predetermined both your job and home life. Cisneros’ father was able to find a job and a tiny apartment for him, his wife and his seven children.
Miller draws parallels between the naming of names in the play and those asked to give names in the USA in the 1950s when McCarthyism was taking place. Just like in the play, people would be arrested with very little evidence and it was very difficult to prove you were innocent once you were accused. One of the main characters is John Proctor, husband to Elizabeth Proctor and a feared, though respected member of this “New Jerusalem’s” community. John Proctor is a man who has some flaws, but also many good points to his personality. Various characters throughout the play highlight these differing aspects of Proctor’s personality.
in 1894 was Gabriele Capone (often mistaken for Caponi). He was from the village of Castellmarre di Stabia, south of city Naples.The man was a barber by trade and could read and write in Italian. Along with thousands of other Italians, the Capone family moved to Brooklyn close to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was a new beginning in America. 95 Navy Street was a cold-water tenement flat that had no indoor toilet or furnishings.
Around 400 BC Plato, one of Socrates greatest admirers, wrote a dialog of the speech Socrates makes at the trial where he was accused of not recognizing the gods that the state recognized, and for corrupting the youth of Athens. Socrates is brought before a jury to defend his case and uses the method of cross-examination to prove his argument. Throughout the duration of the trial, Socrates uses concrete evidence and his distinctive logical to prove to his accusers that he is innocent. Instead, Socrates establishes a strong argument for his claim that he is essentially one of the most positive influences on the youth while recognizing that the gods do exist. Before Socrates went to trial to prove his innocence, in addition to already believing he was the wisest in all of Athens, he confirmed his assumption by asking the oracle.
‘A view from a bridge’ is a tragic novel written by Arthur Miller in 1955 which is set in the 1950’s in Red Hook, New York, a rather poor area in America at the time where there were several Italian illegal immigrants at the time working there mainly in forms of manual labour for relatively cheap pay to earn more money than back at home in Italy in areas such as Sicily. In ‘A view from the bridge’, Arthur Miller focuses on the story of an Italian – American longshoreman named Eddie Carbone, and his relationships with the two main women in his life, his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine, as well as those in which he shares with his Italian relatives, Marco and Rodolpho, who both contrast in personalities and have come over to stay with Eddie in order to find work out on the docks. In portraying Eddie’s relationships with these people in his life, Miller is also able to heavily reflect on the moral and cultural codes of the Italian - American community at the time in which Eddie was living in, so through this as well as focusing on Eddie’s relationships with the main people in his life we are able to gain several impressions of him, even from early on in the story from pages 1 – 30, via the work of Miller. The first impression that we gain as the audience about Eddie is that something bad will eventually happen to him. We know this because in the first act of the play, the Greek Chorus of the play, Mr Alfieri, who is an Italian – American lawyer, comes out on stage to speak to the audience, initially introducing the distinctions between justice and the law from an Italian point of view at the time in New York, making it quite clear that Italians are very keen on the idea of justice and getting what is right rather than have the law dictate it for them, for example ‘Justice is very important here’ (page 4).
Many of the Latinos that came to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina came to rebuild the city. They saw a great opportunity for work and of course they were right. New Orleans needed to be rebuilt and the Latinos were just the people for the job. After the storm many lower income families could not afford to move back to New Orleans and therefore were not able to rebuild the city themselves. The Lower Ninth Ward (a mostly black neighborhood before Katrina) only has a fourth of its former residents.
Charles “Lucky” Luciano Summary Charles “Lucky” Luciano was born in Sicily, Italy on November 24, 1897 He came to the United States with his family in 1906. Not being able to speak English, Luciano struggled in school and at age 14 he dropped out to learn how to make a living in the streets. In his teenage years Luciano started his own gang. Unlike other street gangs whose business was committing petty crimes, Luciano offered protection to Jewish youngsters who were being targeted by Italian and Irish gangs for 10 cents a week. It was during this time that Luciano met Jewish teenager Meyer Lansky, his future business partner and close friend.
In the autobiography of Rocco Corresca, who was a mere child when he immigrated to America, he talks about the unjust treatment and wages that he witnesses happening to Italian laborers. The scenario that Corresca describes is as follows: “Most of the men in our room worked at digging the sewer. Bartolo got them the work and they paid him about one quarter of their wages. Then he charged them for board and he bought the clothes for them, too. So they got little money after all.” Adjusting was difficult for Italians for a while but eventually things got easier when Americans
Weir uses the character of “Marlon”, Truman’s best friend, to show the extremes of television manipulation. Marlon is an actor on the show, and the directors use him as a direct channel to Truman, so that they may influence him however they see fit. A scene, which represents the theme of media manipulation, is when both Marlon and Truman are sitting on the end of the bridge and Truman attempts to explain to his best friend that there is something weird going on in his life, that he didn’t quite understand. This scene occurs when Truman begins to realise that all is not what it seems in his world. Although Truman has his suspicions because of what he has heard and seen, Marlon, with the help of the Directors and his life long friendship is able to lie and manipulate Truman convincing him to believe nothing is wrong.
Writing Situation, Persuasive Essay COMM 215 Version 10 Carlos E. Matta University of Phoenix Writing Situation, Persuasive Essay Why we have to support immigrant The family is the basic unit of our society, and immigrants who have the support of strong families are more likely to contribute to society, pay taxes, and star business that create jobs. But our broken immigration system divides families and keeps loved ones apart for years and even decades, which discourages them from following the rules and working within the system. (We were strangers, too) (n.d.) My family and I are U.S citizen; I was born in New York City, and my wife and daughter were born in Puerto Rico a Commonwealth of the United States, we have been blessed