In both novels the protagonists are teenage boys who do not conform to society's standards and expectations. The theme of accepting one for as they are is prominent in both works and is one of the main reasons I enjoy both novels so much. Both of these books have arguments on how one perceives himself. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden believe he is invincible, like when he attacks Straightlayer on page 50 because of a girl he had feelings for. Another good argument that makes the plot convincing is the discussion back and forth between Holden and Mr. Spencer, where the teacher tells him, “do you blame me for flunking you, boy?” on page 15 and Holden has a little hissy fit.
Have you ever had the feeling of fear and jealousy because of your friend? Well, in the novel, “A Separate Peace”, written by John Knowles, there are two friends named Gene and Finny. They both go to Devon school in New Hampshire; Gene if a very smart student that can be the head of his class and Finny is a very good athlete who is up for many awards at Devon. Gene though throughout the story feels this sense of jealousy and the fear towards Finny, Finny is always getting Gene to do stupid stuff that usually always gets him into some kind of trouble. But as the same things go on Gene starts to feel that Finny is out to wreck his studies, so in result of that he pushes Finny out of a tree and shatters his leg.
The lack of educational opportunities meant that many African-Americans were relegated to low-wage manual work widening the wealth disparity that already existed. Part of being white is the privilege to reject a political consciousness. But it is crucial for white America to confront their privilege. That means searching and questioning your own view of black morality, like the often echoed idea of black
Have you ever deemed the modern college admissions process unfair? In the article by Frank Bruni tilted “College Aadmission Sshocker” he explores the increased greed of the universities at the expense of the students. Bruni is able to establish a well thought out and cunning satire about the insane practices in modern day universities, through the use of the rhetorical devices wit and incongruity. The article well establishes incongruity throughout the piece helping develop a strong satire. As colleges strive for the top percent of students each year Stanford university decides to kick it up a notch: ¨ … Which had dropped to a previously uncharted low of 5 percent last year - plummeted all the way to its inevitable conclusion of 0 percent¨.
In Grant Penrod’s essay “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids” he discusses the praise for uneducated success in society today. Penrod that high school athletes receive more glorification after winning a game whereas champion academic teams receive very minimal attention. Conversations from websites like TalkingCock.com reveal a collective distaste for intellectualism while other websites like Angelfire.com give praise to famous high school dropouts. Penrod points out how uneducated success is not only highly praised, but highly rewarded as well. A writer for The Carillon stated, “In more than a few cases, athletes’ incomes surpass the gross national product of some third-world countries.” Reward given to those with uneducated
This is the most important case in the 20th century because it challenged and overturned the separate but equal Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) case. Also important in Barnes discussion is that separate was finally proven unequal because the black school were given less government funding for books and transportation. I can conclude from reading this article what a huge victory for the black community that’s message was heard through all of America because of Thurgood Marshall’s judicial doings. Barnes, Richard L. Harvard Law & Policy Review. NC: Basic,2011.
His life was often a battle. A battle against the racism he faces everyday. The perceptions of racism in these years were so bad that blacks felt invisible and very inferior. The protagonist feels that everybody needs to be seen and recognized in an ideal society and he thinks that a person who doesn’t will have problems. He’s trying to get attention from others by every means and if he doesn’t like the way other people treat him he gets
Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way. People are even afraid to come near their neighborhood, they fear that they will be attacked. The residents of Mango Street are talked about as criminals, just because of their race and their poverty. As a result of being Hispanic, Esperanza and those around her are viewed by other, higher classes, as a minority. Hispanics at that time made less money and were seen as lessers compared to people in the higher class.
However, this embarrassed African Americans because they knew the possibility of white people reading it and they disliked the idea of white people knowing their weaknesses. Hughes, although he struggled, became the first African American to make his lively solely off his writing. Hughes continued to
“Let's go home, Cal, they don't want us here". This quotes states the controversy between the coloured and white. The coloured believe that the white don’t conform into their society so jem tells Calpurnia to take them back home because they do not fit in with the African American Community. Both the quotes juxtapose to each other through the theme of Conformity, they portray the figure of fitting into each other’s society/race. They way in which conformity and racism relate to Martin Luther King’s quote is how there is controversy between the coloured and white.
The saying, an educated man is a free man, shows that as soon as americans lose the ability to posses effective education, violence and poverty may arise. The Michael Brown shooting affected everyone across America, and questioned everyone 's thoughts on racism today. Using forms of pathos, logos and ethos, we see the authors persuasion. A brief passage presented by huffington post states as follows, “...a deeper look at his alma mater, where about 83 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and dropout and suspension rates are well above state averages, highlights the inequities he faced while growing up, what he overcame to graduate, the uneven playing field his peers are left to navigate -- and how the school is emblematic of a system that 's failing low-income kids.” The author primarily uses his logos argument here. The passage written by Huffington Post expresses the primary reasoning behind failing school systems in Ferguson Missouri and across the United States.
Black Students Demand the UC System Stop Supporting Private Prisons Everybody knows one of the major pathways to prison is poor education. Those who have a lack of education are exponentially more likely to end up in prison than those who are highly educated. This is even more true is you are an uneducated black male. For years, the government, media, even Hollywood has been calling for an increase in educational programs aimed at helping black youth get out of poverty and into college in order to break the cycle of poverty. Apparently, several University of California universities have been playing for both teams.
In the same article Brian Frederick said “ Fans must understand that college sports is a big business”, and this is very true, but the reason it is such a big business is because of the athletes. If you take away the athletes from college sports you take away college sports and a multitude of money. “Players at top-tier schools such as Duke are worth up to $1 million each.” With a staggering number such as a worth of one million dollars each it is truly mind boggling that athletes do not get any type of