Clearly the students where made to sleep in close quarters and to work in harsh conditions. Mattie becomes very sick after escaping and needs serious medical help. Of course though, Mrs. Dwyer and the others think she is lying about being sick. Mattie becomes so ill she ends up passing away at the end of the book. Like I said before nobody deserve to be treated like this or to be neglected medical care.
Social Injustice Social injustice and economic inequality were very common during the 1960’s. In the short story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, it shows these differences between neighborhoods. Bambara does a splendid job by giving the reader explicit details to show the injustices during the 1960’s. “The Lesson is told from a first-person narrative from a girl named Silvia, who lives in Harlem, New York. Silvia describes a typical day as one where she is spending time in the park or at the pool, however, in each of these cases, she describes them as being filled with alcoholics living throughout the neighborhood.
he novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is about a family in Brooklyn during the 1960s. Katie and Johnny Nolan’s family suffers from the harsh treatment and views from others due to their low social and economic status. Their children, Francie and Neely, notice but don’t fully understand why they are treated as lower class citizens. Soon both were to start school. However, in order to start school, both need to receive the proper vaccinations.
In the short story Marigolds by Eugenia Collier, a girl named Elizabeth and her family struggle through living in the time of the Great Depression. Elizabeth is an African American girl that is on the threshold of womanhood. Elizabeth's family is very poor and is forced to live in a shantytown. Elizabeth and her family have to live through the struggle of poverty, poignant and meaningful arguments in the family, and Elizabeth is caught between the chaotic emotions of a child and a woman. Elizabeth & her family are struggling through the "punishment" called poverty.
The children in the story were extremely uneducated. Their absence of knowledge was shown through word choice and their dislike for Ms. Moore. Ms. Moore was an educated African American who lived in the same neighborhood as the children.
Rebecca Skloot develops the idea that poverty comes with many difficult situations, in the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". True, Henrietta and her family were poor, could barely afford their medical bills, and they didn 't get the extended care that they deserved. You will learn how being poor can change your life and what is done with it . In the book, Henrietta 's daughter, Deborah, has many medical problems and she has to spend all her money on not even all her medicine.
The historical fiction novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is centered around Francie Nolan, the protagonist. Francie Nolan is a strong spirited and intelligent young lady. Francie growing up in a poor atmosphere, learns to appreciate the little things in life and sees the best in places and people. To demonstrated, “"People always think that happiness is a faraway thing," thought Francie, "something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains-a cup of strong hot coffee when you're blue; for a man, a cigarette for contentment; a book to read when you're alone-just to be with someone you love.
Many children these days aren’t able to have jobs because of Child Labor Laws which allow the forbidding of the employment of children and young teenagers, except at certain carefully specified jobs. Now Elizabeth had worked from the age of six, creating major gaps in her learning. Now, children have the opportunity to gain an education at the cost to nothing, until college. This is something to be taken advantage of. One of the last reasons is “The living conditions were very terrible.
The news of Tempie’s death shook Ella greatly. Shortly following her mother’s death, Ella was taken in by Tempie’s sister Virginia. After moving, Ella had a hard time adjusting to her new surroundings and became unhappy eventually starting to skip school frequently thus causing her grades to drop. It was at this time that she got into trouble with the police and was sent to a reform school. However, things got even worse for Ella while she was in the reform school as she often suffered beatings from those in charge.
The setting of the bildungsroman novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith demonstrates the tremendous and continuous struggle of women’s rights and complications, poverty, and child labor. It opens by describing a tree, known as the Tree of Heaven, in Francie’s neighborhood in Williamsburg. The time period in which this novel takes place is in the early 1900s. This is shortly before the beginning of World War I and a time of gradual progression for women’s rights and suffrage. Katie, Francie’s mother, strongly depicts an independent heroine of that time, since she was working all throughout Francie’s childhood. However, most of the women were housewives, limited by their gender roles. Women of all socioeconomic backgrounds relate by the
Kids back then were in awful conditions because their children had no freedom, got deformities due to not ever seeing the sunlight, were underpaid, working up to 16 hours a day, underfed, and often had very poor sleeping and housing conditions. This book was bringing attention to the awful conditions these young kids had to go through. Many families got separated and many people died during this time period. Around the world in poorer places there are still very poor and harsh working conditions for people. Many people take their freedom for
Shortly, Jeannette comes up with more goals in life and one of them is, “‘I want to go to college in New York,’ I said” (235). As soon as Jeannette made the decision that she wanted to live, and go to college in New York, she had to work hard toward her goal. She had to stay inclined to work hard so she can be accepted to a school in New York. During the novel, Jeannette manages to be motivated throughout her life and she exhibits that even through hard times shows she is
“Schoolteacher’s nephew represents a dismissal by whites of the dehumanizing qualities of slavery”. When Sethe is raped, schoolteacher observed how her body is exploited. The scars on Sethe’s back are so many that they resemble the trunk of a tree with its branches. Sethe bear scars on her back because she was whipped due to her try of escape. Amy Denver, a white girl that helped Sethe when she was running away from Sweet Home, calls the tree a chokecherry tree.
(Lee 269). This shows conflict between classes because white people are giving black people a hard time. Black people were perceived as the lowest class and throughout the story people would treat them as if they were dirt. Being in the lowest class, they would have to do all of the terrible work. They never had a chance to get a good job and be successful because of the white people.