Analytical Essay: My Idea Of American Equality

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Milton Friedman once said, “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree in both.” From my perspective American equality is someone’s idea about who deserves something greater than the struggles they have been through to get something great. Everybody has their own ideas about everything. I have come to realize when one person is pleased, a crowd gets upset; when a crowd is pleased there is always that one person who is not pleased. Every single person thinks different ways and has their own thoughts on what they believe. There are some Americans who believe that every person deserves the same things. If you are living in America trying to do right for yourself…show more content…
Arnold grows up poor, and he knows of the struggles, alcoholism, and the outcome of his future would be like if he did not change the outcome. Arnold defied his odd chances and did something brave. He left the reservation and joined an all white, all American school. This is where my idea of American equality happened in this novel. It would have been so easy for the white male and female characters to outcast Arnold for being the only different nationality and color in the school. Instead of ignoring and leaving him to defy the odds on his own, a lot of the characters became good friends of Arnold. Students in the new school helped Arnold out and helped him grow into a better life for himself. They gave Arnold hope, friendship, and something to look forward to in his life. To me, that is what American equality is. Compared to the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian is more welcoming to different races in an all white community. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jim is a black man who is forced to break away from his family to become a slave. Huckleberry Finn is a young white boy who tries to help Jim into the free states to find his family, and be a free man once again. In this novel the racism is
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