They were frustrated in the jail, so group of African American inmates rioted trying to escape, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The worst case in the documentary was the My Lai Massacre, where U.S. troops went in and destroyed the village, killing many women and children. “Americans didn’t want to be believe that these things occurred in the name of the American people and for the sake of freedom”, so it was something that was swept under the rug until journalist got a hold of it. I understand now why the Vietnam War caused many to be diagnosed with PTSD and why it was very unpopular war. I am still interested in knowing the South Vietnamese side of the story, as well as the North
The Heart of the story: Nat Turner led a rebellion of slaves that took a big part of ending slavery and he let people know everyone should be treated equally. He led his rebellion during hard times and it caused slaves to have even worse lives than they already had. During his rebellion, it was very hard for slaves and when his rebellion ended and whites got scared that there might be more rebellions so they tightened rules even more for slaves. The Nat Turner slave rebellion was made up of slaves that we tired of being treated badly so they
Ishmael is unable to think of his life before being in hell, and his only memories are of war now. These memories of hell destroyed the memory of his family. Another effect of the war is the numbness to violence. Ishmael is at the rehabilitation center with other boys who were in the war. He discovers some of the boys are fighting for the rebels side, and with partisan views, a huge fight starts.
He was tried and shot” (Vonnegut 95). Ironically, Derby died for something trivial even though the fighting and the air raid were the most life-threatening situations he was in and would have been the most probable cause for his demise. Vonnegut’s decision to make Derby’s death so unreasonable furthers the expression of his belief that starting and fighting wars is
Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin were sitting at Damien’s house when the cops came and apprehended them. Jessie Misskelley was picked up at school. Most people are still trying to figure out if the three boys are guilty or innocent. One will learn about Jessie’s trial vs. Damien and Jason’s trial. The only reason they were convicted with murdering the three 8 year old boys was due to their differences with the rest of society.
The life experiences of Gandhi and Malcolm X have similarities. Malcolm X and Gandhi both have fought for civil rights in the countries that they both have lived. Gandhi did it by not listening and just doing what he pleased. Gandhi would get told not to do something and it would be perfectly legal but the British empire would arrest him for Civil Disobedience and then arrested again for sedition and sentenced to six years in prison. Malcolm X Ran into the same trouble Gandhi had, but was arrested for burglary and sentenced to 10 years in prison and got the nickname Satan for the teaching of hatred towards God and learned of the prophet Muhammad.
Some Attica prisoners began to identify themselves as political prisoners rather than convicted criminals. These events were the perfect concoction to create a four-day mass riot. The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center’s “Attica NOW!” collection contains interviews of Attica inmates who recount daily mistreatment from guards and rules that were abused by guards to punish inmates. These interviews also talk about the lack of educational opportunities and the fact that they were forced to perform slave labor (Slade). During the 1960’s and 1970’s President Nixon declared a war on drugs causing the demographic of criminals to shift as Attica was now a dumping ground for African Americans and Hispanics facing drug charges, causing Attica to become overcrowded, and increased the already poisonous racial atmosphere in the prison.
This just shows that Bob was trying to get back at Atticus for trying to defend a black man against him and his daughter in court. Mr. Ewell was furious and took his rage out on two children that weren’t as near as strong as he was. So, in the end everyone realizes that Atticus was right to stand up for Tom Robinson. Although Atticus did possess great power at the end of the book, he didn’t have this power in the beginning when basically all the odds were against him. “ ‘You know what we want,’ another man said.
. but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 94). The symbolism of good getting damaged or destroyed by evil can specifically be seen with the characters Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson was a good man who was target for a crime he was completely innocent of, raping a white women.
He is put in jail for three year and his younger brother Danny follows his steps while Derek was in prison. Derek finds some of his fellow white supremacist members in prison and takes him in with their group. He then realizes that the group is not following by the norms he follows outside of prison. His group inside is doing business interactions from a different racial group which in Derek’s eyes that is a huge problem. He calls that out within the group and he is raped in prison by his own people.