Hell, no!” (Steinbeck 236). This quote shows how these men do not know that the migrants have no choice but to live the way they do, that they were forced from their homes and live on the roads, with no work and no food. The Californians have made an assumption. Assumptions are based on little truth. A character named Jack in The Tortilla Curtain says “No education.
The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods. All of the rundown homes on Mango Street are occupied by poor people. This quote may also be interpreted in a way reflecting racism throughout the text. In many different vignettes people are treated poorly because of their race. Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way.
The lack of family structure and the way juveniles were treated in the past are factors that may have contributed to juvenile delinquency. In Rebel Without a Cause one thing becomes immediately apparent for Jim, Judy, and Plato, which is they all experience some form of neglect at home. For Jim he wants to be able to respect his father; however, he struggles with this due to his father’s reluctance to stand up for himself when dealing with Jim’s
For example, it states “ It seemed to me that I never had heard the town clock strike before, nor the evening sounds of the village”. For Thoreau it’s like going to a whole different place. This quote demonstrates that Thoreau is an outcast not because he has be rejected from society, but because he lived outside of society. In contrast to transcendentalism, in Irving’s dark romantic short story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, the main character is an outcast because the people reject him from society. For example, it states “‘You have made so much money out of me,’ said the speculator”.
This is most clearly shown through Mrs. Bowles’ C-sections and her lack of relationships with her children. Montag recognises his lack of emotions towards Mildred, demonstrating the dehumanization of society. Granger explains how society used to be, with meaningful lives and human emotions/relationships. Without these human characteristics, life is not valued and not seen as important. Because of this, the people spend their days doing whatever makes them think they are happy for that moment in time.
Because of this, Bob Ewell does not have a good relationship with the society around him. Atticus continues, “The Ewells were members of an exclusive society made of Ewells” (Lee 30). Even though the Ewells live in the same town as everyone else, they are still set apart, with Atticus even referring to their family as part of an “exclusive society” that is separate from those around them. Setting a bad example leads to a loss of trust which alienates someone from society. Townspeople such as Atticus do not even see people such as Bob Ewell as functional members of
Thirdly , Hemingway's short story " A clean, Well-Lighted Place" and Carver's short story " Cathedral" can be compared with similar characteristics. These two stories show us how people now a day are ignorant and judge strangers without knowing them. In addition, ignorance is a big factor in the two stories because in Hemingway's story, the young waiter ignores and doesn’t understand the old man who wants to spend time at the cafe because he feels alone, but instead he tries shutting him down by going home early. However in Carver's story "Cathedral" the narrator who is ignorant and spends time in front of his television is very close-minded to new things and new people. Carver's ignorant character judges the blind man too fast because at
The main characters George Milton and Lennie Small have a dream about one day living alone on their own piece of property. Lennie is not a bright man, he has some metal issues and the two were run out of town because of it. Nevertheless the two won’t give up their hopes and dreams of one day living by themselves. A area were Steinbeck shows powerlessness is when Lennie and George go in for a job interview and the women questions Lennie because of his disability. “Oh I aint sayin he bright.
People are so reliant on these technological systems that they are incapable of doing tasks themselves. The characters are lazy and have no incentive to divert from their programmed lives. Education and illiteracy are affected by the culture in Fahrenheit 451 as well. Because books are illegal in Fahrenheit 451, no one reads. It causes the citizens to be very unintelligent.