This idea “deemphasized differences and emphasizes instead the need to disregard diversity and accept immigrants as Americans as long as they learned to speak English and became citizens. The most common expression of the melting pot perspective today is the argument that people should be color blind, that people should ignore a person’s skin color.” (p. 169) Different races of color are offended by the color blind attitude because they feel like it implies negativity about their race. People of color feel as though there is no way nor is there a cause for white people to be oblivious to their color of skin. Separatism: started in the early 1920’s and is the most pessimistic of the four attitudes towards diversity. It is the easiest to recognize because “separatists
Gatsby’s death is eventually caused by his obsession with finding perfection in his life. This leads him to living a lie, losing his lover, and sending him to his grave. At the young age of 17 Gatsby is driven to create a completely different life, due to the idea that if he is wealthy, he will win Daisy, his once love, over. This obsession eventually drives him to West Egg, across
In Taming Of The Shrew, Baptista the father, wants to marry off his two daughters Bianca and Katharina. Katharina is the eldest, and Baptista’s rule was that the eldest had to marry before the youngest. Bianca was extremely pretty and had a lovely personality, while Katharina had an ugly demeanour which nobody wanted to go near and looks which were easily outmatched by Bianca’s. (Lucentio, a person who loves Bianca dearly finds Petruchio, a man who just wants to marry and he goes out on a will saying he will “tame” Katharina.) And of course there was also the large dowry that Baptista gave to the husband of Katharina.
Reb Smolinsky wanted a man who would work for God, a man who would hold up the flames of the Holy Torah before the world. Eventually, Fania is married to Abe Schmulker, who was in the cloaks-and-suits business. Mashah is married to Moe Mirsky, who makes sales in diamonds. When the wife of Zalmon, a fishmonger died, Reb Smolinsky thought this was a good opportunity to marry off Bessie. He thinks with the lodge money for his wife’s death, Zalmon has become a rich man and it would be a good chance to marry off Bessie.
I don’t want to stay cause they might beat me up” (173). An innocent man was ordered to leave to a different town or else the cops threated to beat him up merely because he was native they felt like they had superior power over him to threaten to beat him up. Prejudice is an international issue and in everyway treating a human being as an unequal due to physical appearance and personal costumes is absurd. The discrimination that takes place in both short stories negatively forces change, which is one of the factors for the loss off culture. In order to fit in with society native culture is demolished.
The Cyclops in O brother where art thou, fought the main character to get Everett’s money. The Cyclopes in both movies weren’t the same kind of Cyclopes. In both O brother where art thou and, the Odyssey the both had men trying to take the main characters families. In the Odyssey the men wanted to marry the main character’s wife for the royalty. In the movie O brother where art thou the man that wanted to marry the main character’s wife actually liked Everett’s wife.
“It’s not enough to take my Bessie without a dowry. You must pay me yet.” Pg 47. Reb takes it upon himself to make sure his girls marry a wealthy and a good young man. By the time Mashah, Bessie, and Fania, get married off and are not happy, Sara decides she wants more for herself. Sara is not going to let her father abuse her like he did the other girls.
Tom was a born into wealth and so was Daisy, she married him because her name is more important then love. The difference in wealth between Gatsby and Tom made Daisy choose whom she wanted to end up for the rest of her life. “Girls only love men with money.” This quote is true for this book because when Gatsby gets wealthy Daisy starts to fall back for him. There was this one scene where Gatsby throws all of his shirts in the air as if he doesn’t care about these expensive shirts. Daisy grabs all of the shirts and starts to cry because she loves wealth and expensive cloths.
Thomas Hobbs’ philosophy was that the people were wicked and evil, so they needed to give all of their power to a ruler for the exchange of protection, this was know as the social contract. However, John Lock believed that people could learn for experience and improve themselves by making mistakes and learning from them. Lock also believed that all people are born free and equal and that people themselves should have the power to govern their own country. This philosophy quickly spread through out the colonies and created a dispute between the Britain monarchy and the American colonies because by its very own nature, republicanism was opposed to hierarchical and authoritarian institutions such as aristocracy and monarchy. In addition, what created a political dispute between America and Britain were the ideas of the ‘radical wigs’.
There was no middle ground, and this was reflected in the policy that the judiciary adopted when dealing with the accused: you either confess to spare your life or be hanged with integrity. They were in desperate need of scapegoats to take the fall so that Salem could be seen as free of any evil; it wasn’t an issue of whether there was evil. They were only concerned with appearances and reputation. The second theme, hysteria, is felt all throughout the movie. Their emotion overwhelmed all rational thought and this was because they truly believed in the supernatural and because this hysteria could be used to their advantage.