As he draws the similarities between himself and Safie’s father, he points out the “barbarous sentence” the merchant has to face. Similarly, the monster faces a sentence after being created: the rejection from his creator and human society without evaluation of his personality. The creature experiences a sense of compassion as he draws his attention towards the cottagers and becomes aware of their transition to becoming outcasts. In this chapter, it exposes the physical conditions that came with the misfortune of the DeLaceys family. “Such were the events that preyed on the heart of Felix and rendered him, when I first saw him, the most miserable of his family.
This causes Jurgis to spend a lot of their money on alcohol in order to allow himself to “see clearly” again. Sinclair shows how the poor reacted to the neglect, by making Jurgis become a drunk who abused his family 's money. From the article “Realism and Revolution”, Walter Rideout remarks, “When illness destroys Jurgis 's great strength, he realizes that he has become a physical cast-off, one of the waste products of the plant, and must take the vilest job of all in the packing company 's fertilizer plant.” (Rideout) As Jurgis lives through his life of poverty, he becomes weaker and weaker until he becomes worthless to employers. This causes Jurgis to have little self-worth, or as Rideout puts, Jurgis believes he is “one of the waste products of the plant” (Rideout). Jurgis was not the only character to be belittled, Rideout also puts, “After their pathetically happy marriage, the descent of Jurgis and Ona into the social pit is steady.
For Jurgis and his family, it was more like the American nightmare. They are all immigrants who come to America, they are scammed by some scammers and all of their money is gone and this is just the start of the nightmare. The place where this family lives is in Packingtown, and it’s one of the worst cities to live in due to their bad conditions. The environment was horrible and it was just an
He was considered a “carpetbagger” and was despised because he stole from the south. The north was trying to distinguish themselves from the south because of Frank being lynched was an embarrassment and reverting to antebellum America. Newspapers in the south would reply to the accusations of having no chivalry by blaming the northern store owners. Northern papers like The Ocala Evening Star points out that the south is “shifting the responsibility for the child labor of the south on these factory owners!” . Tensions rose between the north and south because the differed on chivalry.
From Chapter 1, Jasper’s reputation among the Corrigan population is established, “He’s a Thief, a Liar, a Thug, a Truant. He’s lazy and unreliable. He’s feral and an orphan, or as good as. His mother is dead and his father is no good. He’s the rotten model that parents hold aloft as warning: This is how you’ll end up if you’re disobedient.
Ponyboy was genuinely upset about his hair, therefore he accepts his appearance as a greaser, as well. Ponyboy is negatively affected by the stereotype because he gets into multiple legal problems. He is forced to go to court because his friend, Johnny, killed a Soc named Bob. “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped, or someone come by and scream “Greaser!” at them, which doesn’t make you feel too hot, if you know what I mean” (2). This quote has significance because it epitomizes the negative affect the stereotype has on
The well-known author Elie Wiesel’s dystopian society presents a world in which there is no rightness in anything with people being treated as if not humans and they soon become dehumanized while living in worst-case scenarios. The society is an illusion to a perfect utopian world to the offenders but to the others they are literally living in their worst nightmare. The Nazi supremacy is rising and they have a merciless hatred towards Jews. Elie Wiesel witnessed many horrific events and was ripped from his normal life when he was taken from his home and everyday routine by the Nazi Germans in 1944 just because of his religion, Judaism. He may have been a Jew before the events but after everything that occurred his faith became severely wounded
If Beale Street Could Talk: Emasculation by Racism In the novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin uses the motif of emasculation, to show the sense of powerlessness, and the suffering, caused by racism. The wooden sculpture Fonny makes is a symbol of his own helplessness and the misery he feels in the world. Fonny pours great passion into his carvings and this endless drive and determination is what initially gets him into trouble when he steals materials from a nearby school. The sculpture Fonny made and gave to his mother, was one of his first creations and it ceremoniously hung on a table in the living room of their house. It was described as “not very [tall], it’s done in black wood.”, this is a mirror image of Fonny who is depicted as an average sized, young black male.
The essay “The Night-Soil Men” was quite the revelation for how the lower class during the Victorian Era lived. In this literary piece there was an overwhelming amount of information about how these people supported themselves. They would go through the cities waste in search of something of value to sell. The ghosts of today would be the homeless people. The Night-Soil Men were considered to be ghost’s because they did not hold an acceptable place in society.
In “Odgers’s Funeral”, by Henry James, the satirical and irreverent tones connote his emotions regarding the scum of society. The diction throughout the passage further emphasizes his irreverent and mocking tones. It is shown when he states he “will not call [the funeral] a tragedy, but a serious comedy.” It shows his disrespect to the lower class and how he has no empathy for them. As well as when he states the man who passed away had a “perverse desire” and that he had a “useful profession as a shoemaker” further extends his sarcastic thoughts. Then, when he calls the people attending the funeral the “dregs of the population” and says they were a “the London rabble” it demonstrates a combination of both critical and irreverent tones.
Flatland Project “His every movement is jealousy watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured in a Government Office as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend..” This quote is referring to how the irregular figures are treated in flatland. This reminded me of how the lepers were treated in the Bible. Leviticus 13:45-46 - And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. All the days where in the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be. These verses are saying that lepers were to be isolated and outcasted.
Child cotton workers were exceedingly unhealthy /The state of the health of the cotton evidence factories for children is much worse than...in other employments." In the document A :Dr.Ward source House of the Lords committee ,Dr.Ward said accidents were very often admitted to the rilmary through the children 's hands and arms getting caught in the machine. Children who labor in the mills are victims of frightful oppression and killing toll, they have often been crucially beaten by the spinners of the overlookers. This proves the unhealthy nature of the factory, since the children were getting their body parts caught in the machine and getting beaten,"turning crippled." "Last summer I visited three cotton factories with Dr.Clough of Preston and
The textile factories were an unsafe and unheathly place for working class families to work.These factories were unsafe for children to work because the factories would over work the children,give them a insuffient diet and the factories were filled with diseases.For example a testimony from Joesph Hebergram to the Sadler committee he said; ‘i have damged lunges. my lgs muscles do not function properly and will not support the weight of my bones...the doctor told me that it was caused by dust in the factory,from being over worked and a insufficient diet.’this shows that the factories were an unsafe place for working class because they over work their employes and do not give a proper diet.This evidence shows first hand evidence of what happened
During the trial, Dill is distraught by the way Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, speaks to Tom. Dill does not think anyone has the business to talk that way and “that old Mr. Gilmer doin’ him thataway, talking so hateful to him,” (265) made him sick. Mr. Gilmer interrogates questions like “Are you being impudent to me, boy,” (264) and acts toward Tom as if he is an untamed animal being trained and not a full-grown adult. Although Tom Robinson is treated harshly, Jem believes Atticus, the defendant lawyer and their father, has won the case because of the strong evidences presented and the fact that Tom is innocent (279). When the jury pronounce Tom guilty, Jem is exasperated and “his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulder jerked as if each ‘guilty’ was a separate stab between them,” (282).
“Bad” neighborhoods are defined as being characterized by “high poverty, unemployment, welfare recipients , few well-educated adults, and many crimes and gangs.” (Google Dictionary) Living and growing up in a bad neighborhood can have a devastating impact on a child’s development. The story Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty takes place in the town of Chicago where there are crimes and drug dealers. A kid named Yummy had been influenced by his town to do bad things. In the graphic novel Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, Yummy is a victim of his circumstances. To begin, Yummy is a victim because of his miserable childhood and the way he was brought up.