They cannot let them rebel or strike or it will spell the end of all they know. Furthermore, the landowners and bank owners fear the Okies because of their massive population size; they have the power to overpower them. “Okies-the owners hated them because the owners knew they were soft and the Okies strong, that they were fed and the Okies hungry; and perhaps the owners had heard from their grandfathers how easy it is to steal land from a soft man if you are fierce and hungry and armed. The owners hated them.” (Steinbeck 279). The owners and banks know that the only way to keep them from rebelling is to stomp on them, separate them and ensure they are always hungry and without a home.
This week we discussed ‘“The Tempest” in the Wilderness: A Tale of Two Frontiers’ by Ronald Takaki. In this article, the author discusses the differences between savagery and civilization. The main argument in this argument is shown in the form of examples of how the Indians and Irish were simply harmless at first when discovering the New World, but quickly made into monsters by the English men. I’m sure we’ve all learned in history of John Smith’s description of how the Powhatans cared for the sick and dying English men. In my eyes however, I feel the English men simply took advantage of the Indians and eventually destroyed them because they were jealous and wanted what the Indians had.
The general argument made by Kerry Coopinger in her work. “How Snapchat Is Ruining Your Life And You’re To Blame”, is that we can’t go anywhere without posting anything. More specifically, Coopinger argues that people just want to makes others jealous. She writes, “This unfailing need we have for affirmation is tearing down our self-confidence and making us feel like we are worthless without the acceptance of others”. In this passage Coopinger is suggesting that we should give up SnapChat.
This shows the tension between the tenant farmers and the authorities. In several places in The Grapes of Wrath, there are examples of this fear coming out to harm the Okies into submission. One instance of this appears when a third person narrator explains that “ the owners hated [the Okies] because the owners knew they were soft and the Okies strong, that they were fed and the Okies hungry; and perhaps the owners had heard from their grandfathers how easy it is to steal land from a soft man if you are fierce and hungry and armed. The owners hated them,” (Steinbeck, 300). This awareness of the potential threat brought with the Okies and other farmers was a large source of the persecution shown to the lower class in 1930’s California.
In the essay "A Gringo in the Lettuce Fields," Thompson tells us about his errors and reminds us that he is an outsider. I believe the reason for this is because there is so much misconception that immigrants just come to America to take away these jobs from Americans. I also believe that immigrants know that Americans believe this to be true. With that being said, I think his target audience are both Americans and the immigrants doing this type of work. I think there is somewhat of an ignorance when it comes to understanding what this type of work entails and the damage it does to ones body.
We start to understand that our writer in this story is suffering from the social problems that are described in an ironic manner. Staples shows us just how uncomfortable he is "As a softy who is scarcely able to take a knife to raw chicken let alone hold it to a person's throat-I was ...dismayed all at once. Her flight made me feel like an accomplice in tyranny" (Staples 2). The "flight" analogy uses symbology to show that because of this racial stigma he misses out on a potential lover or friendship opportunity because of people reaction toward his skin color. It is clear that this has an impact on Staples loathing and to be seen as friendly.
He uses the appeal to emotion and logic in his examples which clearly illustrate his opinion and knowledge of the slaughtering of animals. However, his choice in emotional and logical argumentation did not necessarily strengthen his persuasion. He overwhelms his readers with guilt when he continuously infers that Americans are to blame for the grotesque and shocking examples he provides. This repetitiveness becomes annoying and it ultimately takes away from the actual feeling of guilt. Overall, Namit Arora’s use of extreme examples successfully informs the readers of the inhumane actions towards animals but his information is not effective enough to compel his American readers to stop eating
Contrasting Worlds continues in Act 1 when the readers get to see the servants own conversation about placing the good food towards the back so eventually they could eat it (1.5.1-14). This pattern is included in this scene just to baffle the audience, and also shows how anyone of higher classes viewed the servants as sneaky and evil simply because many people treated the servants without respect and this is how they would get their vengeance. Lastly, Contrasting Worlds is displayed when the Nurse takes money from Romeo to be quiet about their situation and hide it from Juliet (page 810, 171-174). If the Nurse was making more money and wasn’t only a servant, she would not have been as easily convinced to take the money from Romeo because she’d have her own and it would be of no
Whether the measures that are been taken are good or bad is debatable, but deportation is certainly one of those terrible measures that needs to reevaluated because of its negative effects in the agricultural department, its destruction within families, and the weakening of the structure of society. It is time that we as citizens of the United States to act upon these drastic measures. We need to unite against the evils of deportation because if we do not do something about it, then not only will the targeted undocumented people suffer the consequences, but so will we and the entire United States. Instead of fighting off the undocumented people as if they were a plague seeking to destroy the United States, we should be helping and giving them more assistance because they have done more good than bad for this country. That is why, as citizens of this country, it is our duty to protect and defend the minority groups that are under the care and protection of this country, including the undocumented immigrants living in the states, because they are, after all, as much human as we
Mrs.Frank catches one of the VaanDaans stealing. She says ““The bread! He was stealing the bread” (Frank, 505) Even though everyone in hiding had very little food, and they all had to make sacrifices, especially on the amount of food, Mr. VaanDaan was still very selfish. If Mr. VaanDaan is selfish, and he is on the same side as the Franks, emagine what the horrible people in the world would do. Another example of people being selfish is when Mrs. Frank says to Mrs..VaanDann “Your a mother, yet you sacrifice your child to this man.” Frank (504) Even though Peter’s father was being selfish, Mrs. VaanDaan, Peter’s mother stood up for her husband.