Analysis Of The Lesson By Toni Cade Bambara

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In the society, there will always be inequality exists, economic inequality, inequality of status, inequality of opportunity, right inequality and so on. Because of the poverty, some people can not afford a luxurious item; because of the position, some people suffer the inequitable treatment; because of the background, some people need to pay more to be succeed. In the story of “ The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, the main character Sylvia is setting out to learn a valuable lesson from a trip. In the story Sylvia as a teenager that she does not really identified and figure out their social status, from the teaching of the well-educated woman named Miss. Moore, Sylvia shows a angry sentiment since she discovers an unlikely world different from …show more content…

She ignorantly said, "Back in the days when everyone was old and stupid or young and foolish and me and Sugar were the only ones just right,” This means that Sylvia thinks herself is a knowledge holder in a world of uneducated people, but in reality she actually is the one who miseducated. She uses slang language in her community, she has a difficult economic conditions, and to earn what they think is enough. She does not notice and realize that there have a world outside of their community that she can aspire to. Until Miss Moore takes Sylvia to the FAO Schwartz toy store where the place selling the expensive goods to the wealth …show more content…

Miss Moore attempts to show the inequality for children, "Imagine for a minute what kind of society it is in which some people can spend on a toy what it would cost to fees a family of six or seven.” She's intention is to help the children who hold in their community, who see an item they never had and far beyond their economic means. She wants to let them know there is much more of the world than the area they know, and wants them to realize the unfair distribution of wealth. Even a child can never afford toys, Miss Moore takes them to the toy store in order to show that they can have the same right to live in rich life as anyone

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