Pogrebin also stated “I mean Jews and Blacks,/that’s manageable,/we’re near,/we’re still near enough to each other to reach(Smith 50)!” The Jewish and Black communities know what each of communities are going through they’ve both lost people, and they know what it feels like to be chastised by society because they’re”different” from other people in society. These two communities have suffered great loses in time and could relate to one another, but the media has divided them into two groups who should have joined them together. “In America, identity is always being negotiated”; people don’t know what true identity is or how to look at a person 's identity. Identity is how a person carries one’s self and how that person displays their characteristics and actions. Identity in America is seen as race and stereotypes and things people see on the news and media.
Bilhartz did well in explaining the setting in which Jesus was born into. What I found intriguing was the different classes of Jews of that time. There were those who opposed Hasmonean rulers, foreign expansion, and rule by aristocrats known as the Pharisees, which is derived from a Hebrew word meaning "the separated". Then there were those in favor of foreign expansion and Hasmonean rulers known as the Sadducees (Bilhartz, 2006, p. 56). Differences between the two groups were apparent in their religious beliefs, political views, and social class.
His intention in lampooning was for his audience to enjoy the irony and sarcasm of his work while criticizing the foolish view of the upper class. During the time play’s release, many critics wrote about their opinions of the play. Some critics saw his work as a fantasy, others said it was burlesque, but there were also critics who understood Wilde’s purpose for writing this play (Kohl 272). For instance, Norbert Kohl said, “He is made to laugh at the hollow superficiality hidden behind the mask of earnestness, and to mock the rich facade…” (Kohl 272). Khol clearly understood that Wilde’s purpose of writing The Importance of Being Earnest was to publicly and comically criticize the rich.
Interpretations of the Bible by minorities is a way of better relating the holy book to a larger audience. This is especially true when reading “She Stood in Tears Amid the Alien Corn”: Ruth the Perpetual Foreigner and Model Minority by Gale A. Yee and Silenced Struggles for Survival: Finding Life in Death in the Book of Ruth by Yolanda Norton. By exercising their right of interpreting the Bible in regard to their own personal experiences, both Norton and Yee successfully portray their own racial struggles in modern America and the injustices thrust upon them because of the color of their skin. “She Stood in Tears Amid the Alien Corn”: Ruth the Perpetual Foreigner and Model Minority by Gale A. Yee illustrates how the story of Ruth and the
Also, this time period was reflected through the style and genre of music. Race was greatly affected from comedians, folk singers, actors, and music that ultimately reflected society’s opinions during that time. Pop culture made it obvious that parts of society had issues with music and race, but there also was a part of society that became more accepting. Race during this time period was a great issue, which many African American comedians used to poke fun with their own heritage and culture. African American comedians could be found degrading color and their rights they liked in order to appeal their white audiences.
When I read Elie Wiesel’s speech on “The Perils of Indifference”, I feel that it has some relation to Susan B. Anthony’s speech about “On Women’s Right to Vote”. They do however, have different subject matter and are depicted in a different time, but both speak of “change”. These two speeches, written in different eras and having different listeners have one mutual goal. The commonality of their message in each of the speeches may not be seen at first, but let’s take a closer look. In Elie Wiesel’s, The Perils of Indifference he tells us what he recalls and what he seen as a Jewish boy growing up.
Parris as a Role for Proctor and his Influence on Morals and Religion Throughout history, religion shaped civilization. It has written and rewritten borders and caused wars. Personal belief and the consequences it brings apply to most conflicts, including those of the Salem witch trials. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, religion and the clash between personal belief and church teachings on values and morals play an important role in the development of both John Proctor and Reverend Parris; Parris serves as a foil for Proctor throughout the play by contrasting his religious views, morals, and integrity, ultimately revealing Proctor’s good heart despite his mistakes. Although religious beliefs influence character development, they often conflict with other characters, highlighting the different morals and values that each character has.
Boer and Nissenbaum argued that the witch trials could have begun because of the social tensions between the Pro Parris and Anti Parris. Adding to his sermon about Judas as a devil in the form of a man may have influenced the Salem Village people, especially close members of the church, mostly the Pro-Parris faction, to accept the notion that witchcraft was
He also uses pathos in an anecdotal story that compared how the statements referring to a person as "a Jew" to "Jewish, as well when contrasting how the term "blacks" compare to "black people". These words cause a powerful response from readers, as the words he used have been used in ways to demean and stereotype certain groups. The chosen words were also used intentionally in order to reach the large and diverse audience of the Times, who may have been able to feel the negative undertones in some or most of the words. It could be said that the use of these words does not cause a dramatic impact on every reader, especially those who do not have the same knowledge and connection to the words, therefore weakening the claim. However, the words chosen have been considered taboo in society for a long time, and many readers have grown up knowing that it is offensive to say despite the literal meaning.
It was hate which made him exact revenge through his profession. In fact, it is surprising to see that in Sherlock there is a more rational and lighter hate, a hate which was created by hate itself and not by shylock 's accused evilness. His hate was a product of the hateful treatment meted to him and his tribe by the society and the biasness of the state against him and his tribe. Jews couldn 't own land or property in 16th century Europe and they earned by money lending. Thus for Shylock to be usurer was not a choice, it was his only choice.