There were many of the comparatively prosperous who also came; to better themselves economically. They had heard of how easy it was to proliferate one's riches in America, and with an archetypal German interest in making the most of circumstances, some of the families embarked to seek a greater fortune in the new world. A second notable reason for the coming of the Germans was the religious persecution of the Lutherans and Protestants. While the Midwest received many liberal-minded Germans, it also acquired many of Germany's most ebullient conservatives. In 1817 King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia decreed a unification of the Lutheran and Reformed churches in Prussia, and his action was accompanied by the rulers of several of the smaller German states.
Foreign policy is important because it has a lot to do with the trade, technology, and communications of the United States. Also by nations working together global problems can be fixed easier. Equal rights are important to the U.S because it shows that everyone has the same rights including: black people, white people, Asian, men and woman, ect. A bad president would make the economy go down, not believe in equal rights and have a bad foreign policy. The best president in U.S history I believe is Abraham Lincoln.
The characters in ‘Oliver Twist’ are successful as they are often labelled with some idiosyncrasy which represents Dickens’ distaste for society. He also loved to use melodrama, which is reflected in his characters, to create empathy and sympathy for a character. While Bumble has a complete lack of sympathy towards Oliver, Mr Sowerberry tries to win Oliver over by attempting to be nice to him, and therefore be seen as an author figure to Oliver. The characters in this chapter are presented as villains to show how Dickens felt about the authority figures in the 1830’s. As in many other of his books, Dickens uses his character’s personalities to represent the attitudes of society.
Alone, this profound influence on all American literature makes Huckleberry Finn worthy of being included in the canon of great American literature, but his exploration into a revolutionary relationship between a white boy and a runaway slave make it even more worthy. The relationship between Huck and Jim is profound due to its progression throughout the novel. When Huck first leaves Jackson Island with Jim, he still views Jim as a “nigger.” He believes in the common stereotypes about “niggers,” such as that “you can’t learn a nigger to argue” (Twain 104), and he plays tricks on Jim.
Holden explores the concept of relationships through the similar attitudes displayed towards popular society and his repulsion of their values. Holden is seen throughout the novel to have difficulty accepting people due to their pretentious nature and expresses this through the constant use of the word “phony.” “…very phony, Ivy League voices, one of those very tried, snobby voices” this quote by Holden displays his criticism of middle to upper class America. Holden’s relationship with his own parents is one that he deems
Here he compares the way Americans get treated, “become men,” to the way Europeans become, “useless plants.” For Americans, “here they rank as citizens” and in Europe, “formerly they were not numbered in any civil list of their country, except in those of the poor.” Crevecoeur tries to get the reader to see that in America, people get treated with respect and are not “mowed down by want, hunger, and war.” Emotional appeal tends to connect to the reader more and helps communicate Crevecoeur’s passion. His use of words, “melted into a new race of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great change in the world,” makes the reader want to be apart of that and gets them to feel the emotion about changing the world. Crevecoeur’s use of rhetorical questions with diction, simile, and emotional appeal connect to the reader and let them have a better understanding of American, his passion toward it and why is so much better than any other country. He wants the reader to receive the full aspect of why he feels the way he feels and to persuade them to come to America and
Lorde's difficulties are comparable to Anzaldua's because they both feel lost or shunned in a foreign land and have troubles feeling "American". By analyzing both writings, I believe I can make the inference that Anzaldua takes pride in her American half, shown in her deep appreciation of her English-Spanish languages. Lorde, an African-American, appears to struggle much more with the concept of being American, as she is faced with unyielding and cruel segregation, which typically makes it hard to assimilate in a new
Comparing chapter one (act one) of ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Death of a Salesman’ Both ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Death of a Salesman’ explore the idea of the American dream. Also, they both show the difference between society’s living standards and the classes; old money and new money are significant with this. Fitzgerald strongly emphasizes that Nick Carraway is infatuated with Jay Gatsby and his wealth. He describes Gatsby as being “some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life” connoting that he is living the life of the ideal American dream. This differentiates from the characters Linda and Willy in ‘Death of a Salesman” where they are living in a “small, fragile-seeming home” and the in detail yet minimal use of furniture.
At the same token, many Americans feel negative about Asian Americans. I think that they feel as though they are a threat. No only because of America’s past with them as far as going to war but also because many American’s feel as though many immigrants come to this country and do better than them and it’s at their expense. All and all, one has to admit whether they feel positively or negatively about Asian-Americans they have to agree that they have done very well in America socially and economically. Many Asian Americans are very smart.
Affirmative action entails giving minorities a head start in areas like higher education and employment; sometimes referred to as positive discrimination. However to more conservative groups and many Republican politicians it can be seen as reverse discrimination, patronising to minorities and unfair to majorities. The first programme of affirmative action was brought in by Kennedy in 1961, the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Council (EEOC), this ensured the hiring and employment practices would be free from racial bias. Affirmative action tends to be largely supported by the Democrats, with the belief of ‘Equality of Results vs. Equality Opportunity’ in that the burdens of racism can only be overcome by taking race into account.