"’Cause I’m black…"(Steinbeck ch.4). This is the only time that we see crooks discussing how everyone on the ranch degrades him and discriminates him. Crooks is so oppressed by the society that he lives in, that he starts to opress himself and he seems to be depressed. Crooks never talks back to any of the ranch workers when they call him racial slurs to his face. Crooks either has a strong will to keep working here, or, he knows that he has no other choice than to go out alone and starve.
Although the dilemma of social injustice has always existed, the Great Depression had further divided people from one another. During the Great Depression, most native-born white Americans suffered greatly, but many of America’s most visible racial minorities suffered the most. African Americans and other races not only experienced greater hardships than whites, the most able-bodied among them were competing for far fewer jobs, because of their race (Williams 789). No matter how hard African Americans and other races worked, they were guaranteed no higher position than the whites, because of the social inequity that disunified everyone. Even though there were relief programs designed for different colored Americans, they still maintained pay differentials, racial employment systems, and other forms of discriminations, which shows social injustice during the Great Depression (Williams 790).
“FOR YEARS WE COULDN'T TALK ABOUT anything else. Our daily conduct, dominated then by so many linear habits, had suddenly begun to spin around a single common anxiety.” (Pg.57) People who knew Santiago and didn’t warn him were extremely disappointed in their actions and the guilt was slowly killing them without even realizing it. Those who didn’t care for Santiago still ended up paying the price with guilt. “Not everybody loved Santiago Nasar so much, of course. Polo Carrillo, the owner of the electric plant, thought that his serenity wasn't innocence but cynicism.
He states, “I didn 't want to believe that I 'd ever see my brother going down, coming to nothing, all that light in his face gone out, in the condition I 'd already seen so many others. Yet it had happened and here I was, talking about algebra to a lot of boys who might, every one of them for all I knew, be popping off needles every time they went to the head. Maybe it did more for them than algebra could” (Baldwin, 96). This supports the fact that Baldwin uses darkness within the story to symbolize the tragedy and suffering experienced by African Americans in the 1900s. Often, the darkness of Harlem consumed African Americans by means of physical, political and social
A man of a different race is assumed to be treated justly, especially in this current generation. However, segregation unfortunately still is an enormous issue, although it was said to be resolved many years prior. The novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, accompanies several ranchers who all are detached from one another in various manners. Precisely, Crooks, an African American stable buck who resides at the ranch, is segregated so extremely often that he never truly considers that he belongs anywhere. Society, using isolation and alienation as key components, can compel people to feel inferior and abandoned which can lead to a sense of despair or helplessness.
In the end he burns all his college books, immediately regrets burning all his college books, and through the remainder of the film never practices what he preaches about leaving the school system. Just goes to show that Fritz is just being as, if not more, pretentious than the people he is criticizing, and overall just being a hypocrite. This is a common thing for not just many young adults and teens in the 1960s to do, but also a frequent thing for many to do today. Many would conclude, especially if they were in a poor financial position, that either high school, college, or both were
Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes. Johnny was vulnerable, and as a result, people took advantage of him. The Socs were some of these people. He was brutally beaten by the Socs and lived in a constant state of fear that he would get hurt again. In The Outsiders, Ponyboy says, “But after the night of the beating, Johnny had been jumpier than ever...I didn’t think he’d ever got over it...Johnny never walked by himself after that” (34).
If somebody else took that ball there’d be an uproar.” (Page 19, Act I) Although, this influenced more Biff rather than his brother Happy. He 's not only the huge, moronic character. Actually, he 's the main character in the book who demonstrates any genuine self-improvement. Of course, Biff is additionally defective, much the same as every other person. He could not graduate from high school, he could not hold a stable work, and he argues with the majority of his managers.
Due to the lack of friendship and a surge of loneliness, many choose to become bitter and mean in an attempt to fend off irrational emotions and rather work like machines. However, despite the rough circumstances, the two protagonists, George and Lennie find each other through insecurities and imperfections. Rather than fending off problems by themselves, the two protagonists learn the true value of friendship and support one another. As the story develops, both the characters and readers learn the true value of friendship. Although friendship means that one would have to be candid about insecurities, it prevents loneliness and unfortunate bitterness.
He knows that the school doesn’t want him to be there anymore, his roommate almost beat him unconscious, and his parents will only be disappointed when they know that he has been expelled from yet another school. For Holden, it seems like there is no one else to turn to, except his younger sister Phoebe who he can’t see unless he goes home. Teenagers all across America feel this same sort of detachment from the rest of society. Only one thing going wrong could cause the rest of our worlds to collapse. Holden ended up trying to live on the streets when he ran out of money, and as the story progressed, he dug himself into a larger hole of loneliness.
Though the title is a bit on the nose, it isn’t the reason that I selected this work of fiction. The Outsiders deals with the many intricate relationships that humans beings face, including family loyalty both in the home and in the streets, and friendship, and gets at how love, companionship, and selflessness is entangled uniquely in each one of these respective relationships. It also deals with injustice, certainly socioeconomic justice, but I think more pertinent to his education would the meaningless loss of a life that had so much meaning to those around him. The protagonist, Ponyboy, also struggles with his sense of identity, which I believe the creature would appreciate. The film I have pick might seem a bit strange, since it is regularly included with the horror genre, but I think the
Also, Cherry Valance tells Ponyboy, “ Things are rough all over.” This shows that the Socs believe that they have their own set of problems that the greasers have no idea about. Nevertheless, they do nothing to try and make themselves seem like decent people. The greasers struggle more than the Socs because the greasers are not wealthy like them and they have little, if
His condition was so serious that he was basically depressed at the place where he should have been happiest. It is very ironic because while at the Front, all the men were discussing on what they are planning to do once the get home, but reality is nothing will ever be the same, wherever they go. Paul was the first to exhibit that loss of hope. I agree with the main thesis of this book that war is uncalled for, it is just a game that ruins innocent lives of the young population while the nations that they are fighting for are using them as toys, all just politics. The main thesis of this book is so easily shut down, but all it is is the truth, unfortunately wars are gruesome, gory, and
In the book everyone is already convinced yummy is the bad guy and the narrator wants to know why. G, Heri wrote on page 54 & 55 “ Some people say when yummy was away from his gang he was as sweet as jelly,” and “ Sometimes he was more of a kid than a thug”. Theses quotes from the book proves that he constantly put on a front when he was with his gang and running the streets, that mean kid everybody knew wasn 't the real Yummy. A child, a boy can 't be a monster when he hasn 't been taught the right way page 57 “That 's like packing dynamite”. Yummy was set up for failure and when it happened people didn 't even think twice on why it happened.
The isolated Victor is different in several ways including his manner, and the way he goes about his education, which is more focused and ultimately more obsessive. He has no one to comfort him and this leads to the madness of creating the monster. Victor has had supportive people around him since birth; however now that he is at the university he has nobody to help keep him level headed. "Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime" (35). The isolation being portrayed by Victor is now shifting from not only