Classism was and still is a huge issue in the world today.So as demonstrated in the book “Sold” by Patricia McCormick there are other girls and people whose class decides the path that they take in life.The way of being affected by class has given the feeling that “no matter what they do in life they will never be able to succeed and show the others that nothing is impossible”.Also, what these people do for money has made the people
The Brothers faced this challenge in their, largely, futile attempts to achieve middle class status through achieving a proper education. Macleod highlights that, historically, the “overall structure of class relations from one generation to the next” is extremely reluctant to change(4). The Brothers evince this in their inability to earn work with greater wages than their parents, forcing them to live in working class neighborhoods like they did. Although some of the Brothers did manage to obtain middle class work, they struggled to keep those jobs as they either got laid off or were pressured out believing that they just didn’t fit in the workplace environment- though this is largely in fact due to differences in cultural capital, knowledge, disposition, and skills passed on generationally, that arise from the different upbringings of the supervisors and the Brothers. Moreover, differences in cultural capital makes the structures of inequality extremely stable as working class individuals struggle to match the syntactic and lexical constructions of the upper socioeconomic classes. While the those on top utilize elaborated codes that express unique perspectives, the working class grow up learning a restricted code that is context dependant. Schools also enforce an elaborated code, causing working class students such as the Brothers to struggle in school, lacking the cultural capital
In John Steinbeck’s rather infamous novel, there was a heavy handed message that classism creates problems and a false consciousness caused by the American Dream, that one can eventually achieve success with sheer determination and hard work, does more harm than good. This is due to the fact that it leads to competition between citizens in the same class (mostly proletariat) who all want to climb to the top of the metaphorical food chain. Some attempt to achieve their goal through shady means, like commodification- or some may try to go at it alone, believing in the ideology of rugged individualism, thinking that they can reach their goal without any help. This impacts society by enforcing the idea that we’ll stay in the class system that we were born into unless we’re willing to sacrifice our morals and the things we care about.
It is quite shocking for students in college to talk about their parents with no respect. Bell Hooks, a southern black girl from a working-class background in Kentucky, who has never rode on a city bus, or even an escalator, explains her feelings about going away for college in Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education. She took her first plane ride to Stanford University where she received her bachelor’s degree. She examines and challenges intertwined assumptions about race, class, and academia. She is credible in using ethos by giving her personal experience as an undergraduate at Stanford, and educational background about leaving home and how being underprivileged at a university where most people are privileged can cause one to think hard about the decision they have made.
“It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man.” - Gregory Nunn. The issue is whether the Socs, who are rich compared to the Greasers, have it better than them who’s lifestyle is difficult to live through. There is more than enough evidence to prove that the Greasers have it worse because they have to sacrifice so much and they do not have enough opportunities compared to the Socs, which some of them deserve. One either believes that the poor kids make a great deal of sacrifices and endure a lot of pain which is why they struggle more, or, the Socs, (the rich kids) who have very little real friends and do not connect with their real personality which makes their lives more difficult. Due to the sacrifices and violence
In “Education Is Not Great Equalizer for Black Americans” written by Seth Wessler, Wessler Claims that Gaps in wealth, not in education, between black and white families may be the most powerful force locking Americans in their social class. Wessler supports this claim my first stating that the American Dream should not be worried about having an education and a good job, which will define people in a class. Many high class people do not have a good education, but they are still up there. Richard would be depressed when reading this because while growing up, Richard loved to read and dreamed of having an education. Which today, could put him in the lower class. Wessler mentions that many private schools are changing their tuition prices for different races. The White Americans will obviously be paying less and by saving more, it will allow their family to go up in the money social class. And the African American student who would like
Everyone faces struggles in their teenage years. For some, it may be drama within their friend group. For others, it can be more serious, like getting in trouble with the law. No matter how small the struggle is, it is a huge deal to the person struggling. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy, the main character, faces many struggles; these struggle teach him lessons, such as he is not the only person with problems, fighting and violence cannot simply solve everything, and, most importantly, he must stay true to himself.
Social class influences the experience of growing up. Middle-class and working-class parents hold different values and expectations for their children. In working class families children tend to spend their time at home or with extended family. They are more likely to grow up in neighborhoods that are less safe for children. Parents have to worry about them getting involved in gangs, getting into fights, or getting into trouble with the law. ”Their children have long periods of unstructured time where they shoot the breeze with neighbors and cousins, roam around the neighborhood, and watch TV with their large, extended families. Parents give orders to the children, rather than soliciting their opinions”(McKenna 1). This quote shows that children
It doesn 't matter social class system you fit in to, it affects your lifestyle and how you live. One of the main concerns regarding social class is education. According the article author Sarah Garland makes a point that now middle class and lower class kids are both falling behind in school. I come from a lower class family and when I was younger we were in the upper class but my dad left. So my mom was left to care for me and my sibling by herself. Since we didn 't have a lot of money I was forced to go to a public school. It wasn 't until high school when i was able to transfer to a private high school because they gave a free ride because of my sports. That when I truly realized how depending on which social class you were in affected not only your education but how you were treated.
One of the most significant claim that we (my group) have discussed yesterday in class is "Life is easier for the upper class". I heavily disagree with this claim as others may do too. One moment that proved this clearly was when Ponyboy was talking to Cherry. The upper-class people may suffer though different problems as lower class people do. For example, Cherry and the other Socs may suffer emotionally. As Greaser may suffer through financial issues and don't have enough money for food or other needs to live.
Although some maintain that success comes easier to people who come from a higher class family, giving them a better opportunity, those who come from a lower class family have a more difficult time succeeding, I argue that no matter what class you come from, being able to succeed is the same amount of effort because success is different for everyone.
Another important contributor to my social location is my social class. This is a major factor in my outlook of life because it’s how I grew up. I would consider my family to be a part of the working class. Despite my family’s financial circumstances, my mother tried her best to provide a strong educational foundation. Thus, I was able to attend a catholic elementary and middle school. Although my mother did not make enough income to send me to a private school, she found scholarships for me attend. As a result, I took my education very seriously and I was determined to let my grades reflect how much I valued my education.
Class differences exist in the world all over. It is not a new thing. It is important for people to be conscious of their backgrounds and situations, like Sylvia. However, they should not let their backgrounds define them. Despite Sylvia’s feelings of inferiority she remained upbeat it clear no one was going to beat her at anything. This will help them remain focused on their goals, other than rant that they are poor or disadvantaged. This will help people in their daily lives and interactions to become better. Rhetorical analysis is a branch of literature where critical reading and thinking is necessary which is much needed in the field of nursing. In rhetorical analysis, the reader analyzes the author, the audience, the subject, and rhetorical
One concept that can be compared between the novels we have read so far this semester, The White Tiger and Persepolis is education. The role that education plays in both novels shows a lot about the societies of the time they took place along with the characters. To begin, in The White Tiger, Balram isn’t given the opportunity to gain an education because he needs to begin working to help his cousin. Balram gains intelligence by learning how to make his way through life while not having the book-smarts that society requires one to have to be considered intelligent. Balram manages to find a way to obtain a license, and slowly moves his way up in the cab industry going from driving a small car to a luxury one. This goes to show that book-smarts is not the only type of intelligence
The book has the typical element of “rich vs. poor” demonstrated through the Weekday Warriors. The Weekday Warriors are students who only stay on campus on weekdays, and on weekends drive to their parent’s estates. They are considered “popular”, and are blatantly selfish and narcissistic. Though this is not a crucial aspect of the book, it demonstrates the class separation that begins at a very young