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There are also many other important issues and problems brought up in the book that were linked directly to the real life social problems in rural California which Steinbeck brings to life in a variety of techniques and language styles. The first and most obvious issue involved with inequality is racism, because crooks is black, he is looked upon in a typical and prejudice way, which was normal and socially acceptable in the 1930’s. His views and opinions are seen as worthless, “Why its just a nigger saying it.” Crooks is socially outcast in the ranch, he lives and sleeps alone, no-body had ever entered his room or decided to discuss things with him until the conversation he has with Lennie. I think it is ironic in the way that crooks dismisses Lennie as being the same as all the other white men, “You got no right to be in my room, Nobody got any right in here but me.” Considering Lennie to be racist is being racist himself. I also think it is very ironic that the most unintelligent person on the ranch is the only one who ignores the very unintelligent social hierarchy of racism, which the other supposedly better educated workers take part in.
The Catcher in the Rye Adolescence is defined as a stage of development prior to maturity. It is a period of innocence, and imagination; the times before children are exposed to evil, or reality. As children grow old they endure different experiences that shape them as a whole. Although we are not children forever, we are always growing as people. In this novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield takes the shape of a child because he is experiencing different obstacles from having to switch schools all the time.
The American Experience of an Indentured Servant Richard Frethorne’s letters to his parents in 1623 presents us with an abrupt image of what life as an indentured servant was like in the New World near the Virginia colonization. Frethorne’s letters are filled with vivid descriptions of his discomfort and hardships. Malnutrition, disease, threats of violence, brutal labor, isolation, and death are all common elements of Richard Frethorne’s letters and his life as an indentured servant. Most owners of indentured servants made their servants work as much as possible while spending as little as possible on the servants’ upkeep and contentment. Frethorne’s time as a servant was so brutal that he believed he would have been better off living life as a crippled beggar in his hometown of England rather than being a servant in the New World (Lauter 289).
T/TH 12:15 3/17/15 In the book When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz, she communicates topics such as race, gender, addiction and family through a series of short anecdotal poems. In her poems “How to Go to Dinner with a Brother on Drugs,” “My Brother at 3 A.M.,” and “When My Brother Was an Aztec” Diaz provides metaphors to demonstrate the brother’s slow deterioration due to his long term drug addiction, and the effects it has on the family. In the prologue, also the first poem in the book “When My Brother Was an Aztec” Diaz compares her brother to an Aztec, a culture well known for sacrificing humans, often children, including tearing out the beating heart of the sacrificial victims to satisfy the gods. She uses this as a metaphor for how her brother's drug use and dealings in her parent's basement is breaking their hearts repeatedly and how they both willingly and unwilling allow him to continue this destructive behavior, "They loved him, was all they could say" (Diaz 3). Diaz describes her brother as the leader of "dirty breasted women" who feed him "crushed diamonds and fire" metaphors for hookers and smoking Meth (Diaz 12).
Indian Camp The short story "Indian Camp" by Ernest Hemingway describes Nick's journey into experiencing the cycle of life and death. He witnesses a baby being born, a suicidal man's dead body, and also his father and uncle's obvious prejudice towards "Indians", all in one night. The story does not contain many details, which gives the readers a lot to think about after reading it. The two major themes of the story are the fear of death and the racial domination between Caucasians and natives. The two themes are presented throughout the plot of the story with the help of the setting, symbolism, diction and the conversations between the main characters.
English 105 September 28, 2011 “Great Falls” “Great Falls”, written by Richard Ford, is a short story based off the universal issue of separation and isolation. It is a first person narrative which focuses on the issues Jackie, the main character, undergoes throughout most of his lifetime. Jackie is forced to become an adult in a shorter amount of time than most people have. This is all due to the separation of his parents which causes him to be isolated from them, therefore in life. On the way back to the house from fishing and hunting, Jackie's father asks Jackie if he ever worries about girls and sex.
Of Mice and Men-Expository Essay Throughout the course of the novella, “Of Mice and Men” composed by John Steinbeck it is apparent that there are certain characters with social disability. In our modern day society discrimination is a common aspect of people’s lives and has a major affect on the way they are perceived. It is apparent that the same discrimination occurred in the 1930’s in which the novella was set. Some of the factors causing exclusion may be the colour of their skin such as Crooks, or even being overly big like Lennie. These characters struggle to gain acceptance in the community and become outcasts in which they are forced to live alone.
Of Mice and Men Essay Plan Intro • In 1930’s American people had no work • Time of the great depression , Poverty and hardship • millions of people unemployed = looking for any work available - "Of Mice of Men," = set in this period • about two ranch workers Lennie and George who are migrant workers. • Migrant workers moved from place to place to find work • No proper relationship with others - loneliness is a theme in this novel • All the people on the ranch are lonely for different reasons • reflective of the time period in which the novel was written • shows the harsh reality of their lives. • book is set The American Dream • Each individual had their own interpretation of their ideal situation for life Section 1 • Chapter 2 begins with the introduction of a new setting •
“Finding One’s Identity” “Drown,” a novel about Junot Diaz contains many short stories about events that have occurred in the narrator, Yunior’s life. Each story has leaps from his summer at camp, his life as a child, to his life as a grown-up who is pretty much on his own whether it is about his career or his love life. The theme of this story is finding one’s true identity and that is expressed by the character Ysrael in the story “No Face.” Ysrael may not be the main character as he is only mentioned in the beginning and towards the end of the novel, though, he holds a lot of significance as he does not have much of an identity himself and just like Ysrael, Yunior also does not have an identity of his own and his character changes throughout the novel due to the events that occur and how they make an impact on his life, such as Yunior’s brother, Rafa pulling the mask off of Ysrael, Yunior’s break-up with his girlfriends, and his father leaving them. Ysrael does not have an identity as it is hidden under a mask and Diaz has classified that in the beginning of the novel. As an infant, he is eaten by a pig.