Life in America James Baldwin is one of the most inspirational writers to live, so it comes to no surprise you can find similarities in other writers’ work. In one of his better writings, “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation,” James Baldwin warns his nephew white people are going to hate him simply because he’s black. Baldwin abvices his nephew throughout his letter to ignore what white people tell him because they want to see him, and everyone else with colored skin, struggle. Garnette Cadogan “Black and Blues” is a similarly successful story, the story depicts how Cadogan grew up in the dangerous streets of Jamaica, and then went to America during his adult life. Growing up in Jamaica Cadogan found a safe haven in walking, even though he could have at any moment lost his life if he ran into the wrong person fortunately Cadogan never encountered any of these people.
Crooks is the only black stable-hand in the novel, he displays how he is isolated and discriminated due to his race, however, he fears others when they approach him because he doesn 't want to become more lonely. The other ranch-hands discriminates against him “‘cause [he’s] black. They play cards in there, but [he] can’t play because [he’s] black. They say [he] stink[s]” (68). However, when Lennie came to Crooks, he was very careful and defensive towards Lennie because of the thought that Lennie would also be like the other workers and discriminate him.
On page 39 George says ”He’s dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy”. This is a small part that shows that Lennie has a mental disability. He isn’t very smart and he can’t talk by himself. He has George always telling him what to do. George also protects him from the people that would make a big deal out of finding out what really is wrong with Lennie.
Score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But 100 years later, the Negro still is not free.” ( King, para.
“I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much. I reckoned I was scared now, too; but in a minute I see I was mistaken—that is, after the first jolt, as you may say, when my breath sort of hitched, he being so unexpected; but right away after I see I warn 't scared of him worth bothring about,” (Twain, 29). This shows that Huck was frightened of his dad and didn’t want him around. Additionally, he was not that great of a person either, he was a very racist man. Granted, this book takes place in the 1830’s where pretty much everyone in the south was a racist or a slave owner.
People that are different from the main crowd of society are often viewed as outcast of society. They don’t choose to be outcast but they chosen as outcasts by society. In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird there are many outcast, including Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and Mr. Dolphus. These castaways aren’t accepted by the rest of the town because of their looks or the way they act. Boo Radley is boy that lives across the street from main character of the book, Scout Finch.
””(90) Although Dally is cold hearted towards others, he cares about Johnny, who is different than the other greasers because, unlike them, is sensitive and quiet. Ponyboy says, “He was sensitive and that isn’t a good way to be when you’re a greaser.”(88) It is not good to be sensitive when you are a greaser because there are lots of hardships, and emotions can take a toll on people. After getting beat up by the socs, Johnny even more skittish and nervous then he was before.
Huck doesn 't really have much of a family besides his drunken, abusive father who comes and leaves when he pleases. Huck never had a real family but when Huck met Jim he almost automatically accepted him as family because Jim was always there for him even though Huck was raised in a community where blacks were not treated as people. They were more treated as objects and huck was treated to have no respect for them. Huck was taught that if you treat a black man well than you 'll go to hell. Huck was a nobler person when not exposed to the hypocrisy of civilization when he apologizes to Jim.
For example, when Lennie goes into Crooks’ room even though he knows he is not allowed in there, Lennie is just trying to be friendly. Crooks at first doesn’t want Lennie in the room but after Lennie would not leave he let him stay. By Crooks letting Lennie stay was probably good for Crooks because he is always lonely and being discriminated against. The absence of friendship makes the characters sad and lonely and then they are meaner characters. For example, The Boss who only shows up once is a very lonely man because he has no friendships so he is always a very angry man.
No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards," (pg. 208). Atticus helped Tom Robinson even though his life and the lives of his children were threatened and he was able to get the judge to consider letting Tom go free. Atticus is treated poorly because the actions he chooses to take go against the cultural norms of his society. Atticus fights for justice and tries to serve as a role model for his children even when he is
She feels ignored because everyone knows to stay away from her and not to talk her cause she leads to trouble. I think the only way for her to feel notice is only to flirt with the other men. Crooks is the only colored man on the ranch hence the reason he is lonely. He is separate from the other workers and has no one to talk to. He even states that he wants company because of this statement “Long as you won 't get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down."
Miss Kinnian shows a glimpse of reality, that not all people are nice. She tells Charlie how people can be very mean, but how he is much better than any of them. Charlie does not get this at all right now, but later on he will realize what this meant. Charlie still has some misunderstanding when he states that all his friends liked him and they never did anything that wasn’t nice. Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all.
What Desmond lacked in intelligence, he made up for in kindness. However, one could only come to know this fact by taking the time to get to know the boy, which outside of his family was pretty much no one. The Holmes were ostracized by the town not only because of their poverty and lack of education, but they seemed from the outside to be a quite a peculiar bunch. His younger sister had a very odd affinity for chewing on tires.
American Dreaming Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” In the 1930s dreams were hard to achieve because of the depression. In the novella Of Men and Men written by John Steinbeck, the main characters are George and Lennie. George and Lennie are both middled aged men, but the difference is Lennie has a mental disability. They are very close because Lennie's aunt Clara told George to look after him before she died.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author uses the motif of barriers to show that causes that lead into the failure of these character hopes and dreams. The ability to own your own land is the main dream held by four of the characters in the book. The idea of owning your own land is a simile for a life of happiness. There are two other unattainable dreams which are held by Curley's wife, and Crooks. Curley's wife once had an offer to become an actress in Hollywood, however the person never bequeathed the job to her.