Aldous Huxley develops the character of John in Brave New World through exile from the World State in order to elucidate the theme of not being able to escape the corruption that is society. After all the hardships John has been through, such as growing up on the Reservation with his mother, whose death also drove him to desperate actions such as starting a riot among some Deltas at the hospital, John was not able to properly cope with his “new life” in the World State. HIs positive view of what the “Other World” would be like was crushed when he realized how horrible and corrupt the people were there, all conditioned in uniformity to create stability. His disgust was only furthered by his exposure to the World State’s use of soma and sexual pleasure to keep people happily occupied. Everything that the people were conditioned and taught to do went against John’s beliefs, so he was understandably upset about it.
This is something that is happening all over our world today. People who need assistance will never receive it because of their position. Many people die each day to things like diarrhea and the cold because they can’t afford a typical check up. “Based on poor access to health care, 1 billion people have no chance of ever seeing a doctor in their life (Infographic).” This is a fact that even pertains to people in America. Health care is a thing that a few in our world have access to.
About ten percent of the 100 million children living in the streets around the world are found in Central America (“Street Children Statistics” 2). Honduran children are being abandoned right this second and will spend the rest of their short lives attempting to survive on the streets. Poverty is abounding in Honduras, and families cannot support their children because of it. Children face the dangerous streets, and they must attempt to survive without support, food, and money. They live their lives afraid of gangs, abuse, and starvation.
Soldiers receiving a draft letter for war is typically a very hard and stressful time in their lives, especially the draft for Vietnam, the only draft America has had so far. Most of the men being drafted were young and unexperienced in war, making them hate it even more. They were taken and dropped into some of the worst circumstances the U.S. military has ever seen and expected to fight alongside people they had never even met before. As the war went on, the platoon members would bond, and have to watch their new friends get injured or die right in front of them, and wonder why they didn’t die as well. The harshness of the war made the soldiers look for any kind of escape from reality or way to make war easier, and they found drugs to be
Both Mary and Equiano suffered greatly upon their being taken. They both endured mental, physical, and emotional distress at being torn from their families and friends. Equiano was only a child when he was taken from his village, away from everything and everyone he had ever known, so the natural fear of parental separation would be terrifying in itself. Many years later, as he was being shipped overseas, he witnessed the cruel and inhumane treatment of innocent people. In describing the living conditions of the slave ship, Equiano states, “The shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dying, rendered the whole a scene of horror almost inconceivable” (Equiano 1279).
“Human-rights experts estimate that more than 200,000 children worldwide are still being used as combatants, usually against their will” (Gettleman, 2010). Child soldiers and drummer boys may sound like something of the past, yet it is our present. The United Nations and human-rights groups comment that in war-torn countries, rebel groups and governments like Somali send children as young as nine-years-old to the front lines. These groups are “plucking children off soccer fields and turning them into fighters” or manipulating them (Gettleman, 2010). Youths who should be in school are handed a gun and taken advantage of.
So, this made people die of hunger and lose weight. Some children left their families to go serve their country. The number of sick people increased because they got sick from tuberculosis or pneumonia and other diseases that spread from lack of food or medications. The people died from the disease or they committed suicide because they did not know what to do with their life because they were unemployed and living on the streets and were starving. The people that were living in the streets were now robbing stores and anything on the site that they could eat or use because they could not feed their family and did not have the money or a job.
Imagine walking through a small town and seeing little toddlers begging for food or suffering from a severe sickness that would soon kill them. Children in the Middle Ages did not have the option to live the lavish lives children have today. Many times children would die during delivery because it was such a hard process for them, and put so much stress on the babies. If the children did not die during delivery, the mom might have during the birthing process because they did not have the doctors or the proper tools to make the process easier. Not to mention there was little to none pain suppressors for this process also.
Jane explained her living conditions. She said: “He bullied and punished me; not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually: every nerve I feared him, and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near.” (Bronte 8) When Jane is giving us a description of her childhood, you can’t help but feel concerned for her safety. After Mrs. Reed had enough of her, Jane was sent to an orphanage that was erupting with sickness. There, she got her education, and became a diligent governess. She had no family, no friends, and no money.
With unemployment rates so high in countries right now, some people find it difficult to get a job. They then start kidnapping innocent children and women and sell them off so that they can get money in order to survive. (The Freedom Project, 2015) Low education levels are also a cause because children aren 't being taught what’s right or wrong and aren 't being taught about these fatal issues that you as pupils in this school are. They therefore don 't realise what is going on around them, making them an easy target for kidnappers. Human Trafficking affects every country of the world today.
War has developed into such an unavoidable part of life that we repeatedly overlook or neglect its outcome on adolescent’s minds. Even though millions of children all around the world endure pain from the psychological repercussion of armed conflict, thousands of others reluctantly partake in the same and are damaged for a lifetime. Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier describes the condition of these children as this: “When children are subjected to war whether by witnessing atrocities, forced into a life of violence or becoming victims of the countless suffering brought about by war, they are not only traumatized, psychologically and physically damaged, but they lose faith in their own humanity, their ability to be children again, to trust,
The first time Ishmael was ever touched by war was at age 12. At 13, he was picked by the Government Army and brought to a vicious and brutal world. He woke up everyday with fear of dying. He tried his best to look the toughest and satisfy the rebels by fulfilling their demands. Ishmael took a dose of drugs daily to keep him energized and to keep him awake.