"The decades after the Civil War witnessed a flood of migrants moving beyond the Mississippi River to take up farming. (28, Foner)" There have lots of European move to the United States, Jorgen and his son Otto Jorgensen are not exceptions. They are Danish-American, who moved to Montana in 1906. Jorgensen said many farmers want to the west as part of the community, often based on race. The other one African-American, whose name Rubie Bond, she moved from Mississippi to Beloit, Wisconsin with her parents in 1917.
Some of the considerations about education have changed when we compare those considerations by looking closely at the qualifications of the blue-collar workers and students. Two writers looked at different generations, and one of them focused on the experiences of the blue-collar workers; however, the other writer looked at considerations from another perspective by paying attention to statistics. While in “Blue-Collar Brilliance,” Mike Rose claims that college is not necessary in “Are Too Many People Going to College,” Charles Murray believes college is somehow necessary; however, both Rose and Murray agree on how we value knowledge and how we measure intelligence.
Racism and segregation were a harsh reality in the 1930’s, but some characters handled it differently than others. Although many other characters can be considered to have a multitude of admirable qualities, Mama handled segregation and racism the most admirably and deserves the Most Admirable Character Award.
Sometimes in life, people stumble upon others who are careless and destroy peoples lives even though it may be unintentional. Some people are just toxic, they destroy lives one by one. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes it’s just the effect they have on people. This occured in the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which took place around the 1920’s, a time where women didn’t have as many rights and freedoms and men were not so great to them or to most people for that matter. Tom and Daisy are prime examples of this throughout the whole novel, many other characters are unsure as to why they are even married. They disagree throughout the majority of the story, they
One of the main protagonists, Mama, is telling her son the reasons for what she did to help her family’s struggle. She says, “When it gets like that in life-you just got to do something different, push on out and do something bigger....” (588). The character Mama gets a check from the insurance company for $10,000 dollars due to her husband’s death and she doesn't know what to do with it. In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Mama is motivated to/by the chance to get her family a house. This is seen by the actions she takes to get to her goal, statements she makes towards her family members, and how she responds to her family when they are troubled.
It was a cold November Friday. The sun was hidden behind a thick layer of clouds as it usually is most of the winter in Michigan. I had just been picked up from St. Martha, the very first school I ever attended. The car ride home seemed to be very different than any other. I didn’t think much of it at the time but looking back I believe it was very foreboding. Eventually I arrived home from school and removed my mittens and jacket in preparation of my typical after school snack. I made my way to the kitchen. Step by step I was approaching the kitchen. Little did I know that the news I was about to hear would be the beginning of a new path in my life.
In Dr. Mai Al Nakib’s short story, The Hidden Light of Objects, we meet the protagonist Zaina who has been abducted by Iraqi Soldiers during Kuwait’s Liberation Day. She was taken away from her family for ten years, a decade in which she became alienated both physically and mentally. Her family back home yearned for her presence, especially since everything was changing, their country, the people, and they themselves. She was their light, their security and strength. Their mother’s abduction took a painful toll on them. They had to grow up without her, not knowing whether she was dead or alive. The maternal space had been suddenly snatched away from them and unrightfully so. They could not bear their loss.
Julia Flanders isn’t happy. I don’t think a lot of people above the age of 50 are able to say that they are where they wanted to be when they were 20, but Julia is. Julia is the owner of a successful Georgia BBQ chain, Boisterous BBQ. It doesn’t have anything above the hundreds of other Georgia BBQ restaurants, it merely took off because it was in the right place at the right time, and was generally higher quality than the brunt of the restaurants in Atlanta. After four years, there were three open, and in ten years there were seven. In 20 years there were 38 open all across Georgia. Just three weeks ago now, she opened her first restaurant in Alabama. She’s a millionaire, who’s just going to keep gaining money from her now self sustaining
For some people, high school was the best days of their lives. For others, it was the worst. I landed in the middle. Do I ever wish I could go back to high school? The answer; absolutely not. I couldn't wait to graduate and finally get away from the people
It was a usual sunny day in the high plans. One particular Native American girl named Wildflower was riding her horse through the tall grass. This horse was a beautiful, young palomino. But on this one morning she saw something that would change her life forever.