In Jeff Jacoby’s “Bring Back Flogging,” he compares the punishments for crimes in the 17th Century to the punishments for crimes in the present. Jacoby suggests in his essay that “the Puritans were more enlightened than we think, at least on the subject of punishment. Their sanctions were humiliating and painful, but quick and cheap.” Jacoby makes a good argument to bring back an old punishment policy. He points out that “a humiliating and painful paddling can be applied to the rear end of a crook for a lot less than $30,000 (per year).” Jacoby’s point makes sense. Why should we waste money on the living expenses of convicts, especially if the outdated policy could prove more effective? Jacoby uses an excellent approach to drawing his audience
Imagine going somewhere new, far away and ending up in a bad situation with no way out. That’s how Jurgis and his family felt when they left their home country of Lithuania to come to America to pursue their dreams of wealth. Their world was quickly turned upside down when they realized that the deck was stacked against them in Chicago’s unfair system, which was designed to leave them trapped. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair will bring you into the world of manipulation and poverty in Chicago during the 1900s.
The Jungle was written by Upton Sinclair and published in 1906. I chose this book because it’s been mentioned in multiple History classes I’ve taken. I took it upon interest mainly because it is about the brutal and unfair treatment of immigrants in labor and because it exposed the meat industry. (it exposed both). Sinclair strives to expose the danger in capitalism by vividly describing and exposing the ranging and brutal treatment of immigrant laborers who searched to live the American dream but found misfortune instead. ADD ANOTHER SENTENCE. Thesis expose corruption of American meatpacking industry. Fictional novel. Talks about the unfortunate life of a Lithuanian family who migrated to Chicago, most dead by the end of the story. Sinclair
The Jungle follows a young Lithuanian immigrant named Jurgis Rudkis and his teenage wife Ona. Together, the couple struggles to provide for themselves and for Ona’s family. Jurgis maintains a job
This essay will be about two injustices the Scottsboro trial and Tom Robinson’s trial. A few similarities are that they were treated unfairly and they were all accused of a repulsive crime, raping a white woman. In the Scottsboro trial though, two women were supposedly raped. Both trials happened in the same time period, while also noting that the women in both trials came from poor backgrounds. Atticus gave his all to his case while the nine young men’s lawyer also tried his best. Overall these innocent men deserved more than what they recieved, an unfair treatment in and out of the courtroom.
The human mind is a very complex organ which contains many psychological components that are infinite to comprehend. Social constructionism is a field that can be broken down into two different paths, socials and psychological behavior. The two films the Stanford Prison Experiment and The Hunting Ground are good examples of both of these processes.
In the Book, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, we are taught that capitalism is evil and that socialism is the right way. This book is an political fiction that was written in 1906 which was just under 60 years after socialism, the enemy of the capitalism, was created but 11 years before the USSR was created. Due to this no one would know the evils that were to come from socialism. Sinclair uses the book, especially the the first twenty to thirty chapters, to display his thoughts and believes. Those certain believes were that capitalism is inhumane, destructive, unjust and violent.
The Yuma Territorial Prison was not like typical prisons by today’s standards or the standards of other prisons in the 1800’s. The construction and architecture of the prison was one thing that was unique. The prison was not only built by the prisoners, but (even more unique by today’s standards) was built entirely by hand without the use of any form of power tools. As for the architecture, all of the guard towers had huge peaked roofs that were used as insulation by creating more airspace between the roof and the actual building.
The Yuma Territorial Prison was a prison that was used from 1876 to 1909 in the small town of Yuma. There was more prisons at the time but this one was different and better than the others. It was used in many other ways than just a prison such as a school and soon enough an Arizona State Park one of the most visited in the state. The Yuma Territorial Prison was and still is significant to the town of Yuma Arizona because it boosted the economy and advanced the town. It was significant because of how modern and humane it was in its time. Also because it made Yuma more known in different ways and raised the population. The prison was very significant in history and beneficial to the small town of Yuma.
In colonial New England, the colonists’ placid life focused almost entirely on church and religious views. The Bible especially influenced them, and it became a pillar of their religion. Parents believed that it was imperative for their children to read the Bible numerous times. Every Sunday, the diligent townspeople reverently strolled to the church, which they also called a meeting house, where they would spend practically the entire day. Families didn’t sit together, and men and women sat on opposite sides of the meeting house. Slaves and Native Americans had a separate seating section. Every Sunday morning and afternoon, the minister would preach a two through five-hour sermon and then announce the news of the week. The meeting house often
Throughout Upton Sinclair’s magnum opus, The Jungle, we see the Rudkus family and their struggles as they live through the hard times before the Great Depression. While the title of the novel represents a more animalistic idea, the novel never tells of anything that relates to the title, unless you look at the story from another perspective. In this novel we clearly see the Social Darwinist idea, which is the theory that only the strong will survive, in full effect because in The Jungle we see a literal jungle in the form of the lives of Jurgis and the Rudkus family. Through the chapters we see the attempt of the Rudkus family to move higher up in the “animal kingdom” yet they never seem to exceed. This is the story of a non native species
The Yuma Territorial Prison is on of the main attractions of Yuma, Arizona.The Yuma Territorial Prison wasn’t just used as a prison. It was used many other ways. It was used as the shelter for the homeless during the Depression. It was a school at one point, and is now used as a museum. Even though the prison wasn’t part of the town, the people were still a part of it. The Yuma Territorial Prison was known for the way it treats its prisoners and all its strict rules. The prison had many positive effects on the town, but also had some negative ones. Since they were close to each other,
Upton Sinclair was born in Maryland in 1878. Was an American author who wrote more than 100 books. He was involved with socialism which encourage him to write about the meatpacking industries. Eventually he wrote a novel named the jungle resulted in the best-selling novel. When he was little he
In the literary works Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the “Rwandan Genocide,” many human rights outlined in “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” were violated. Night is an autobiography written by Elie Wiesel, who was a Jew that survived the Holocaust. He suffered in several different concentration camps, enduring the pain they inflicted. To Kill a Mockingbird is a historical fiction novel written in retrospect of fictional events. Scout, the narrator, is a young girl whose family is experiencing the Depression and segregation. Her father, Atticus (a lawyer), is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, from accusations of raping a young woman. The “Rwandan Genocide” is an informational text written to explain what happened