Lennie tries to be in line with society however, his disability makes it much harder, especially in the time period that this story takes place in. To begin, public hospitals were understaffed and patients were often left without any kind of treatment. According to blogs.cofc.edu, conditions were also deteriorating due to a lack of funding during the Great Depression. This is important because it could explain why Lennie is not getting any actual treatment in the story. People who had a mental disability were also usually
At every argument, the villain side had cold hard claims to back up what they supported. Our position lacked evidence, and all of what we said was full of ‘what if’s and observations. By being on this side, it made me more aware of what I was arguing against. Being aware of what the other stance had to say made writing and expressing my views on Columbus easier. I also got to note on his impact on the modern world and how having a holiday named after a mass murderer isn’t very remorseful to the people he killed.
Today, America is an ignorant society, many believe that racism has ended throughout every corners of the world and this is far from the truth. American society likes to pretend, they also like to believe in the virtue of this country. We tend to think and believe that racism is a thing from the past and Racism is everywhere in the country and in this world it causes so much racial tensions from people with the a different skin color to religions to race and gives people so many to question how far we have really come from the days of ‘slavery’. These issues can actually be seen in a daily life from papers saying “police force violence against minorities” the well studied arguments on immigration and the obvious separations of urban neighborhoods in large cities. The negative behavior on people generations to generation and discrimination to others is ignorance about a person’s life.
Quashallia Potter English 1101 May 31, 2015 A Good Man Is Hard To Find In the story, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O ' Conner introduces many characters that have many different personalities. The one character that really caught my attention was the unnamed grandmother. She was one of the key individuals that manipulated, lied, and deceived many people. The grandmother also judged the lack of goodness in people and never looked at herself and inspected her on mistakes. Throughout the story, the meaning behind the grandmother’s manipulation was to have her way and get what she wanted from the different characters; for example, in the beginning of the story the grandmother did not want to go Florida on a family vacation
The glass ceiling is defined as “an unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of minorities” (2). In society, in particular the workplace, women and minorities are being deprived of a multitude of opportunities simply because of their appearance, sexual orientation and / or physical make-up etc…. The majority of high ranking job positions in the workplace are occupied by heteroxexual white males. This seems to be coincidence, right? No, this is anything but that, even if individuals are unaware of what they are doing, their subconscious kicks in and takes over, thus resulting in this trend to continue and worsen over the years.
Women has encountered sexism on a daily basis since history books could even record them. Countless times throughout time, women faced through struggles of unfair treatment, discrimination, and oppression due to the basis of their gender. From a piece written by Carol Tavris, it is mentioned that when men have problems of their own, society often blames it on his personality or the environment he is in. However, when women have problems, society blames it on her mental state or psyche. The explanations we make of females with men are so different because of how prominent sexism is in this society.
During the time of the Great Depression people did not know about mental disabilities and that is why Lennie was not treated fairly. Lennie got into a lot of trouble at work, which caused for him and George to find different jobs all the time. An example of when Lennie and George had to leave a job because of Lennie’s actions was when they were in Weed and Lennie touched the girl’s dress and would not let go. The only reason why Lennie did that was because he saw something he liked and he did not want to let go and he became scared when she started to scream. People during this time period were unaware of mental disabilities which made it hard for them to get jobs.
Social oppression in this world is a problem that affects people physically, socially, and emotionally. People physically are left out in this world because of oppression, there has been many battles to have equality for all. Martin Luther King Jr fought during his life for equality yet the battle is ongoing. Socially people struggle to fit it yet they should not be working that hard because everyone should be accepted for who they are. Some people fall into depression because of the emotions caused with
This is significant, because the boss gave Crooks hell even though he didn’t do anything to “deserve it.” This is convincing me that there is discrimination in the book, even from only the start, because neither George or Lennie are given hell for being late. I don’t know if the boss usually does it, or if it was just in this part, but it definitely impacts the book, even from just the state All in all, there is a lot of discrimination in the book. As I showed you, there are many instances where this discrimination is shown. Crooks suffers from discrimination. The book gives examples that show us that at this time, people didn’t realize that differences make us special.
Over the progression of the book the view points and relationships between the Lees and the doctors develops slightly. The medical staff was not prepared with a translator or a cultural understanding of the Hmong and how their beliefs would not match up with their medical practices. “Not only do the Hmong fail resoundingly to improve the payer mix- more than eighty percent are on Medi-Cal- but they have proved even more costly than other indigent patients, because they generally require more time and attention, and because there are so many of them that MCMC has to hire bilingual staff members to mediate between patients and providers” (Fadiman 25). This theme in the story was immensely eye opening for all of the cultural gaps that exist throughout the United States. The solution to this problem is for both sides standing on opposite sides of the gap to take the time to bridge the gap together.