‘Marks of weakness, marks of woe’ Blake uses marks as an abstract noun to describe the sadness of the people that he meets and also as a concrete noun to describe the physical cuts and scars. This is also commented on in Jon Crook’s critical reading of London where he states that the word shifts from a verb to a noun and that by making marks Blake discovers worlds, in London he has discovered a world of misery marked in the faces that he passes. The second stanza has a semantic field of sadness and pain, the repetition of ‘in every’ is an effective way to show that this sadness is affecting everyone in the city of London at the time. It shows the emotion in ‘cry of every man’ and ‘infants cry of fear’ that they are all going through the same pain. It also symbolises the lack of freedom when he says ‘in every ban.’ The last line in the second stanza is ambiguous ‘The mind-forg’d manacles I hear’ is a metaphorical phrase that reinforces the feeling of being trapped in London, the word manacles has connotations of slavery and that the people of London are enslaving themselves.
Dubois's philosophy not only shows nihilism in the black race during this era but it also shows the same lack of progression in the black community in 2011. It reminds us of the lack of harmonious solidarity as well as the lack of intellect, high morals and spiritual insight affecting the Black masses today. His piece brings up an array of valid points on why the black community is its own worst enemy when it comes to building a new infrastructure of educational, historical and financial knowledge of self like the Jewish, Asian and Indian cultures. Dubois says “It is the problem of developing the best of this race that they may guide the mass away from the contamination and death of the worst, in their own and other races. Now the training of men is a difficult and intricate task.”(Dubois 1) I personally think that the contamination of most blacks today is from out dated teachings, some churches, politicians and most importantly, the entertainment business.
He is using the language of that period in time and using it to focus in on the corruption of that period. He ultimately criticizing the white society for the cruelty they show towards blacks. No one can doubt that there is a lot of racism in the novel, but when the reader digs deeper into it, Twain is using the theme of racism to point out how ugly and corrupt white society was in that time. Huck Finn is a classic, but ultimately is there to remind us what is at stake when we passively accept social injustice, opening the door for all of the ugliest aspects of humanity. Children need to learn how society used to be and how it has changed.
Shameni Selvarajah Mrs. Mansoor ENG 3U0 June 3, 2014 1460 words The Struggle between Human Emotion and Morality “Hatred, is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.” Andre Dubus III’s novel House of Sand and Fog uses the topic of racism to convey its ability to completely morph one’s true character. Throughout the novel, Massoud Amir Behrani is perceived as an angry ignorant man. However, he does not behave in the same manner towards the people whom he loves. Similarly, Lester Burdon’s character begins to significantly change when he speaks to the Behrani family, in contrast to the way he speaks to Kathy, which clearly shows how his hatred
From the racial prejudice used against Tom Robinson, to the economical prejudice against the Cunningham family, To Kill a Mockingbird has shown how people in Maycomb look at people. This book truly shows how the people in Maycomb Alabama are prejudice towards each other. It is very devastating that people would ever treat people like this and be prejudice like they are in this
The following year he was recruited by the South Brooklyn News . In 1877 Riis became a police reporter for the New York Tribune. Aware of what it was like to live in poverty, Riis was determined to use this opportunity to employ his journalistic skills to communicate this to the public. He constantly argued that the "poor were the victims rather than the makers of their fate".
Punishment in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, physical punsihment is nothing compared to how the mind can cause punishment. In the Scarlet Letter, Hester Phynne is isolated by the members of Purtian society and left with her child Pearl, a constent reminder of her sin. Dimmesdale’s choice to not feese up to his sin leaves him with mental punishment that makes him sicker and weaker. Chillingsworth does not receive pain, but he does inflict pain to those around him. The main characters of The Scarlet Letter are left to tourment by themselves, the worst punishment of them all.
Atticus Finch is the one to go to her door and approach her with the bad news. After, Atticus tells Hellen the news, she is extremely upset and starts to cry. * Black community- The black community was in shock from the decision, after everything Atticus did. They knew he was innocent and this made it an even bigger tragedy. * White community- Most of the people in Maycomb think that Tom's death just shows how stupid black people are and show excitement.
Effective writing is a type of writing that immediately involves the reader's interest and carries them through to the final paragraph with no loss of concentration. I think Cecil did a great job with keeping his paragraphs interesting and not too boring, he didn't but too much information but the right amount. Throughout the story he explains the point of the essay, there's emotion, examples, and history as to why blacks get mad. He doesn't just write about how bad whites treat blacks and that they're all to blame. Racism is a very touchy subject and in the end of his essay he explains that the black community does have a role to play.
He was very successfully to describe how society at that time treated people with different skin color through the character, Crooks. Through Steinbeck’s novel, I can know how African Americans were treated at that time, and even if they are free, society still hated them and definitely treated disrespecting and