Pierre always respected the people, he fought for there rights and wanted what was best for them. He always shoed a passion for these two things and always fought for them. "If you live in a society where those who govern society and determine its path do not respect freedom of speech and freedom of religion, freedom of choice, freedom of assembly, and if there is no democratic process and no way to change the order of things by reason and peace and love and so on, and if, as a result of that, certain ideas in which you believe are being crushed, then I think the only way you can defend yourself against this violence is in using violence of your own. " I feel that this quote represents his passion for the people, it shows that he wants the people to fight for what they believe in and stay true to your
In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck follows the Joad family as they suffer the hardships caused by the Dust Bowl in the 1930’s. The most important lesson people can learn from the novel is the value of a human life. Although the 1930’s was a low point in American society, the ill-treatment of human beings is still relevant today. Just like Jim Casy’s philosophy, it is important to fight for the rights of the people and their dignity. There are several examples of oppression in The Grapes of wrath.
The Joad’s and other migrant workers spent entire days in the fields, leaving before sunrise to pick crops and finishing well after dark. Without migrant workers picking, the farmers couldn’t run their farms. The same goes for fast food and other low-income workers today; they work as cashiers, make food, and clean around their facilities. Neither of these groups feel they receive a livable wage for these jobs, as the previous paragraph explains. Additionally, the owners of these large corporations are similar to the large-scale farm-owners in The Grapes of Wrath.
Since 1977, the majority of death row inmates in the United States have been executed for killing white people. Yet, studies have shown that African Americans make up almost half of all homicides victims. For this reason, for years, capital punishment has been a source of a lot of controversy among human rights advocates and the american government. The book Dead Man Walking depicts the journey of a nun, Sister Helen Prejean, against the biased judicial system in the United States. Focusing in the death penalty issue, Prejean share her deepest thoughts while she experiences being the spiritual adviser of a “dead man walking”, a man convicted to death.
For example, one of the key points that is constantly brought up in Sinclair’s novel is how these companies view their workers, and how that leads them to atrociously use them. The protagonist, Jurgis Rudkus, states how he was, “… the victim of ravenous vultures that had torn into his vitals and devoured him; of fiends that had racked and tortured him, … and they could do nothing...the law was against them, the whole machinery of society was at their oppressors' command!”(p.184-185) Originally, Jurgis had moved to America with his family with hopes and dreams for a happy life. However, working in the factories has torn him apart at the seams and took everything he had away from him, including his reasons to live. Once they had drained his strength, they tossed him aside like a rag doll, and left him to fend for himself without a job.
His whole life he believed in doing what was right, and burning books, because the government categorize them as “useless” and “wrong” if they were used. But when Montag met a teenage girl named Clarisse, she started to ask Montag about his life. One question that Clarisse asked him was “are you happy?” Clarisse was asking him if his life truly made him happy or not. This intrigued Montag, it made him look at his life, which made him realize that he really wasn't happy with his life.
Say that a man is caught using drugs. Police are notified and he is sent to prison. On one end, yes, he will go to jail and take a few free years out of his life. But, he will be put into rehab and will be taught to quit using the drugs that he once depended on. Which will, in the end, add years onto his life.
Grapes of Wrath clearly illustrate the class struggle between workers and the upper class. Steinbeck displays the discrimination between the migrant people and landowners. Migrant workers are handled worse than animals, family’s or “Okies” are starving as food is wasted by the wealthy and the landowners maintain control through violence. “What do you want us to do? We can't take less share of the crop – we're half starved now.
Society has not changed from making a rash decision. Everybody makes rash decisions every day without thinking of all the consequences. The consequences for a leader to make a rash decision may lead to war and death. For the everyday person to make rash decisions may lead to losing friends or your job. For kids, it may lead them to get suspended or expelled.
In France, the people wanted revenge against the oppressive leadership and luxurious lifestyles of the rich in society. Upon finding out that the aristocrats have lost their property, they decide to take action by invading one of France’s most tightly guarded prisons, the Bastille.
As you can read in the quote, Jean Valjean just thought it was an unknown person and he also was not aware of Cosette talking with Marius during this time. Jean Valjean probably thought that someone saw them as a target for something or that Javert knew where he was, and if Javert would catch him, he would not be able to provide safety for Cosette anymore. Another event, happening during this time, was Jean Valjean receiving a note with the words REMOVE on it. ‘’He was about to turn around, when a folded paper fell upon his knees, as if a hand had dropped it from above his head. He took the paper, unfolded it, and read on it this word, written in large letters with a pencil: REMOVE.’’
When one reads Les Miserables it may be assumed that Jean Valjean and Javert are opposites, but upon closer consideration, their similarities are more numerous than a first glance lets on. To begin, they are both men and will therefore both struggle with things of men, which gives immediate grounds for comparison. A ground for contrast is also present, for every man struggles with different matters. Jean Valjean and Javert are most similar in the way that both want to, and do, good - or at least what they envision as good. Jean Valjean aids the helpless, his enemies, his friends and gives to the poor.
This social philosophy preserves that human survival is dependent upon the banding together of humans to find strength in group unity and action. Now, if we elaborate a conclusion based in this scene then we can relate this topic to an economic disaster. Because, the elaboration of this theory in the film is seen in the education of the troubled (tom) and disadvantaged (Joad’s family) with the organization of unions and strikes as vehicles of group protest and change. In final consideration, “The Grapes of Wrath” emphasizes the unfair treatments that the migrants receive and how this doesn’t apply to their hardship; it diminishes them as human