Like a monopoly, their greed made their illegal sales into a death race. I think that the passage of the Volstead Act and the ruling in the Scopes trial did represent genuine triumphs for traditional values. During the Scopes trial people were fighting for their religious beliefs because a biology teacher tried to teach his student the theory of evolution. Since the theory of evolution was completely against their traditional values, the process of the Scopes trial was justifiable.
A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
The Dystopian short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. tells of a world where everybody is made to be excruciatingly average. In an attempt to push equality to its furthest limits the United States government released a series of laws that forced anybody who was above average in any area, whether that be intelligence, beauty, strength, or any skill to be handicapped to turn them into another average person. This causes performers to have to wear masks and to bear weights so that they aren't better than anybody else, reporters have speech impediments, and due to the mass-hysteria against competition, anyone who tries to go against this system is harshly punished. This lack of human diversity causes a stagnation of progress, as well
In Moises Kaufman’s play The Laramie Project , a group of people travel to Laramie, Wyoming to conduct interviews about Matthew Shepard’s horrible death. The problem is that these people all go into Laramie assuming this murder was a hate crime, therefore they are very biased in the way they assume Aaron McKinney and Russel Henderson killed Shepard because he was gay. By doing this they stayed away from the problems that Shepard had, such as prostitution and Methamphetamine. Later, Stephen Jimenez goes and conducts interviews as-well, but he doesn’t shy away from the truth. Shepard was not murdered because he was a homosexual, and McKinney and Henderson were not motivated by “hate”.
As I have shown you great people with foresight seldom survive to see their dreams become a reality. The death of a great leader rocks a nation and provides the fuel to stoke the embers into flames of change. Assassination may seem like a good idea when dealing with megalomaniacs and dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, etc. but as we have learned throughout history that there are always people who are more than willing to pick up where they left off and sometimes the original is the lesser of the two evils.
In 1950s, American religious leaders, psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, and lawmakers demonized the homosexuality as a contagious disease. During the early homophile movement, picketers (a.k.a. protesters) all worn conservative and conventional dresses and appearance merely carried signs that attract the public attention. DOB and many gay men fought and argued with authorities regarding homosexuals and exposed the ineffectiveness of homosexuality changing therapy with an expensive cost (112). Further, queer individuals protested in front of White House and Pentagon with posters like “Homosexuals Died for Their Country Too” to protest against the anti-gay policies of the U.S. armed forces (114).
As stated previously, the government kidnapped Scully in a previous season and experimented on her, resulting in the cancerous tumor. The opposition from cancer does not stop at that, it extends to the men and women responsible for Scully’s abduction and her subsequent affliction. The form of the United States government is that of The Cancer Man, a primary antagonist of the series labeled because of his tenacity for smoking cigarettes in almost every shot of him. While throughout most of the series he is seen as Mulder and Scully’s primary enemy, this episode he does not interact with either of them. He serves as a symbol of care, for only he knows about how Scully recieved the cancerous tumor and how to get it out of her.
After years of Victor’s passion for science and life, his longing passion has finally been accomplished when the creature has come to life. Victor, however, realized that his creation was horrid and rejects it completely by abandoning it. This portrays the downfall of Victor Frankenstein because Victor has defied the laws of nature by acting like God and created life. It impacts the rest of the novel because this crucial moment in the story leads us to upcoming conflicts that Victor has created for himself, and other
One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest, is merely one of the millions of pieces of art and literature that have reflected the thoughts and lives of their creators. Ken Kesey, the author, knew what it was to be rejected because of a powerful man´s personal opinion, he knew what it was to be a guinea pig for drug tests, in which those who conducted them had no interest whatsoever on your wellbeing. Finally, he was also able to understand what it felt like to be cataloged as insane for simply being an outcast who did not agree with the postulates imposed by society. All of these experiences, which forged Kesey’s character, are reflected in the novel and the characters that form a part of it(especially McMurphy), and it is through this novel, that like many writers, Kesey was able to show his profound disagreement with the American Asylum Association, and with how society ostracized those who were different and consumed them in confinement by falsely tagging them as
Extortion, illegal detention and physical abuse by the police, discrimination in schools, hospitals, and mistreatment by public in general is not uncommon. Homosexuality is still considered a mental illness or disease and administering behavioural therapies including electric shock treatment, psychiatric drugs and hormones to cure homosexuals are still in existence. hey knew I was gay. They were watching me and waiting. They filmed the whole thing and threatened to tell the police.”
Voting is important in every country and there should be boundaries to who can vote. Although, the boundaries should be carefully thought out and consider everyone who may apply. Anyone old enough to risk their life for their country is old enough to vote for their
All of the components in the series explain the changes that need to be made in our country, but how do you educate the population. Education is the conduit to action, and without action, nothing changes. People have to want to learn, want to change, and want to make a
The people cannot resist forever and will eventually give in and accept the oppression that they live with. Winston Smith spends the entire novel trying to fight this totalitarian government. He does everything in his power to resist the government and to try to escape to freedom, but in the end the Party wins and Winston accept his role as another mindless person in their society. Journalist Philip Goldstein says, “Winston eventually accepts newspeak, repudiates sexual, gendered love and worships Big Brother and the Party not only because in totalitarianism fashion O’Brien intimidates and tortures Winston but also because, in the paperweight, the photo, Goldstein 's book, the prols, popular culture, and even Julia, Winston can find no opposition better than the metaphysical” (Goldstein 131). Goldstein is arguing that Winston eventually succumbs to this power because he has nothing else to turn to anymore.
America was founded on the idea of peaceful resistance to both laws and the government in place. When colonists wanted to show Great Britain their distaste for the King's ruling of them, they dumped many barrels of tea from British ships in Boston Harbor into the water. This ignited the revolutionary flame amid the colonies and ultimately led to the revolutionary war. Without that act of peaceful resistance, the King would not have received the message from the colonists that they were no longer going to sit quietly and let him take advantage of them by taxing them without representation and forcing them to buy British products.