‘Ballad of Landlord’ lays an emphasis on the conflict with social injustice between people of different social level. Langston Hughes stresses the idea of unfair advantage given to people of higher ranks in society by subtly raising the idea of racial segregation between the blacks and whites. He develops a unique rhythm to represent the different stances between a Negro tenant and a white landlord through uses of dialogue, rhetorical question, and hyperbole. The poem opens up with a repeated structure in the first two stanzas to show the dependence of a tenant on a landlord. “Landlord, landlord, my roof has sprung a leak…Landlord, Landlord, these steps is broken down.” The repetition of structure develops a song like rhythm to represent the relationship between the landlord and tenant similar to a parent(with higher dominance in both power and social ranks) and a child.
He said the problem with protest novels dealing with Negroes, beginning with Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is that they define the Negro by the conditions under which he lives; they fail to present him as a human being. And readers, said Baldwin, get “a definite thrill of virtue from the fact that they are reading a book at all. This report from the pit reassures us of its reality and its darkness and of our own salvation.” This was a frontal attack on Wright’s belief that literature should be an instrument for social progress, and it led to a rupture between the two. In his book, Nobody Knows My Name, Baldwin recounted the difficult conversations they had
This subtle difference between the two, results in the classmates being cruel and mean to Margot, but at the end, feel sorry for their actions, as shown in “Apologize”. In the song “Apologize”, the singer is made fun of and people are mean to him, which proves the results of being mean from the victim’s point of view. In both of these forms of art, we are able to learn that the resulting consequence of being mean is feeling responsible and that apologizing may not always be the strategy to solve a problem like such. A commonality between “All Summer in a Day” and “Apologize” is that they both describe someone feeling bad for his or her cruel actions. In Bradbury 's short story, the children are terribly cruel to her because they restrained her from seeing the sun.
The justice looks like the major issue of the plot, as Abner’s actions are explained by himself and his family as a response to an insult. But it is clear the man’s logic is twisted; Abner Snopes provoked all incidents by himself to create a reason to excuse his desire for fires. The final scenes of the story suggest the justice was served, as the man was caught during his final crime. But this is also a complex situation, as other family members, who did not support Abner’s position directly, did not experience the improvement in their living conditions and even could be hurt or killed. The story starts with the description of a trial, where Abner Snopes was accused in burning of his neighbor’s barn.
Vaughan appropriately evaluates, one of the novel 's central clashes is the "conflict between pastoral and industrial-urban living ", as it "becomes an angry repudiation of industrial life as destructive to human values ". Utilizing both naturalism and pastoralism to overstate the conflict, Attaway exceptionally breaks out of these two representational modes with a generally minor secondary character named Smothers, a farsighted representative for theearth’s pain: "[o]ne of the men whispered that Smothers was off his nut. However they listened and heard a different kind of story: ‘It’s wrong to tear up the ground and melt it up in the furnace. Ground doesn’t like it. It’s the hell and devil kind of work” (52-3).
They pathetically unveil their position by stating that the persons who pronounce the word ‘perejil’ would live. These words express their sense of fear for life, lack of basic facilities, education, knowledge about human rights and liberty. The innocent workers are brutally slaughtered as per the order dictated but the hidden fact is that the influence of Haiti from Dominican culture is not entertained. The ruler has a fear that their native dialect might be influenced. Ana Cláudia Peters Salgado in her article “Borders and Boundaries in Rita Dove’s Poetry” states: With this historical description the poet allows the reader to enter the world she is depicting, in a softer way though.
Shiftlet is a tramp and his untrustworthiness are the reason that this earth isn’t a really good place to live after all. The whole build up of the story how he acts as a good man and a trustworthy person, create an illusion in his mind that he does nothing wrong. He could have saved his life if he decides not to leave Lucynell in the restaurant while she is asleep, but all he does is that he takes the car and leave. Sooner or later he still has to deceive other people in order to be able to live, since the best thing he knows is to lie and his life is going to be full of fake acting. After all he is the grotesque character, which the author depicts with her Southern Gothic
Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards," (pg. 208). Atticus helped Tom Robinson even though his life and the lives of his children were threatened and he was able to get the judge to consider letting Tom go free. Atticus is treated poorly because the actions he chooses to take go against the cultural norms of his society.
Glancing is a quick and often careless action which demonstrates how the superintendent isn’t that affected by the hanging that just occurred. Again, Orwell also dehumanizes the superintendent by continuing to make him seem like he has no sympathy or heart-warming emotions inside of him. The terrible conditions of the prison are described again when a story is told about a prisoner who “clung to the bars of his cage” (page 4). The fact that the prisoner was staying in what was called a cage is inhumane since cages are supposed to be for animals and not humans. The story continues, and it mentions that the officers felt pain and trouble because of the resistance by the prisoner.
The first form that the is seen in the poem is the Satire. Satire ridicules folly of people an institutions, and offends many people at a time (Dobie 399, Morgan-Curtis). The satire is introduced through the naming of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, John Trudell, and Dennis Banks. In lines twenty-one to twenty-three the narrator states that he or she would tell these men, and Alice Walker, “it is time to let all of us/out of prison” (Walker). The use of irony satirizes the condition of the men in the poem.