But in contrast to that novel, where humans imitated with difficulty, Oryx and Crake is a deterrent tale about human’s careless overpopulation, their bountiful gobbling down of resources, their lack of husbandry and restraint. The novel poses off-putting questions about the potential outcomes of cloning, global destruction, child slavery, stem-cell hybrids, experimental viruses and applied ethics. Atwood’s portrayal of nature’s devastation in Oryx and Crake is rarely seen in traditional dystopian fiction. She warns mankind alongside the deadly angle of man’s arrogant commercial and technocratic social orders along with the eco-catastrophes that these trends are supposed to bring about. Oryx and Crake represents a landscape that is changed into a dangerous and violent biosystem as a result of human progression and hazardous biotechnological experimentations.
There are many uncivilized leaders and it is hard to choose just one, but barbarism is the opposite of a civil monarchy. In literature, there are many examples of inhuman leaders, including Frank R. Stockton's barbaric king in "The Lady, or the Tiger?". The king is half barbaric and created a legal system that is dishonest and is used for the satisfaction of the viewers. Due to the absence of a government's influence the king’s inhumanity is extremely evident. The king is uncivilized because of his arbitrary and barbaric justice system and his lack of government in his kingdom.
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word nigger is used to develop the complex personality of Crooks. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. Crooks is a black man who works on the same ranch as these two men. Crooks is constantly discriminated against by his fellow workers because of his darker skin color. This unjust division has oppressed Crooks’ emotions, bringing forth a lack of confidence and strength within him.
The black man on the back porch is afraid of the rattle snake because it is bad luck, or the innocent little slave is quick to believe everything one tells them at the drop of the hat. These are just some of the many racist stereotypes of the 1840s. A character named Jim is the star African American whom Twain bestoys the mission of being the stereotypical black man to prove a point. He along with his much more pallor companion Huck go on exciting adventures that unfold the events which expose the racist conduct of the time. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain saturates his novel with potent images of acute racism severe enough as to create a satirical mien that exposes the absurdity of prejudice.
“Delve down” denotes “reach inside a receptacle and search for something.” Conversely, “Delve down”connotes darkness because it describes African Americans going deep in the unknown because they don’t want the attention given by society. They feel trapped like the zoo animals and don’t want to be seen like the mole in the zoo. They do not want to be seen because everyone around them judges each of their actions. The tone of ‘delve down’ is hopeless because people want to go deep down in the darkness when they feel
In Calwell’s “Kneel to the Rising Sun” a character named Lonnie is a sharecropper with a evil man named Arch Gunnard. Throughout the story Lonnie is scared to stand up to Arch, unlike the character Clem. Clem is a black man the lives in the same county as Lonnie and Arch. Clem is one of the few people able to stand up to Arch. Throughout the story the characteristics of bravery, evil, and cowardly are shown within the characters.
Crooks is an African-American migrant worker that has to sleep in a different area then the rest of the workers just because of his skin color. Crooks says to Lennie “S’pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse an’ play rummy ‘cause you was black. How’d you like that” (71)? Crooks does not want to be lonely anymore and does not like being separated. Many of the men on the farm are racist so they have no compassion for Crooks.
They play cards, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well I tell you all of you stink to me.” ”(65) Crooks was shunned because his physical appearance and wasn’t treated the same as the rest of the men. This makes Crooks a key character that informs us of the social injustices that where prominent during the time period of the novel. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” the theme of social injustice is presented by John Steinbeck through the characters of Lennie, Curley’s wife, and Crooks.
The novel reveals many hellish situations. It was sinful to treat Tom Robinson like trash because of hatred towards his race. It was sinful to keep Boo Radley locked away from society because of the mistakes he made. These preventable situations are like killing a mockingbird; you shouldn’t do it but it is done anyway. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were mockingbirds because they were not a threat to society, yet were punished for being human.
After being judged and treated terribly for so long, he is racist to himself. This act of self-racism/self discrimination shows the reader how unequal Crooks feels. Another key factor is that he is not born into slavery like most African-Americans at the time. This quotation shows that Crooks is not like what he calls the “southern negro.” Now at the ranch, he is looked at like a southerner, being the only black man on the ranch. For his skin being a different color from the others, he is secluded into his own room, he is not allowed to play cards or go out with the guys, and has no one to open up to or speak
Another example of how immigrants are mistreated is usually when they come to America. Although America is usually advertised as a “safe heaven” or “land of opportunity”, it could also be a very cruel and difficult place for foreigners to try and fit in. There was a part in the infamous book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck where Crooks was not allowed to play cards or even sit at the same table as the other men because he was black (not originally from America). This example depicts how poorly immigrants can be treated in a so-called “land of opportunity”. The novel The Bean Trees written by Barbara Kingsolver contains yet another great example.