Aunt Alexandra is stubborn and says Scout cannot invite or spend time with Walter because quote on quote “he is trash”. The scene ends with Jem explaining how the class system works in Maycomb, the whites(The Finches), the farmers(The Cunninghams) in the woods, the trash(the Ewells) who live in the dumps, and the african americans(First Purchase Church), and each class looks down upon the one below it. This scene in the book shows that regardless of how nice,kind,loyal, and respectful the cunninghams are they aren't treated equally just because of their class. In conclusion, Walter is a character in To Kill a Mockingbird who is discriminated against. He is discriminated by teachers like Miss Caroline, by his friends like Scout, and even adults like Aunt Alexandra just because of his class.
Once European men stepped foot onto what is now known as North America, the lives of the Native Americans were forever changed. The Indians suffered centuries of torment and ridicule from the settlers in America. Despite the reservations made for the Natives, there are still cultural issues occurring within America. In Sherman Alexie’s, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, the tragic lives of Native Americans in modern society are depicted in a collection of short stories taking place in the Spokane Reservation in Washington state. Throughout the collection, a prominent and reoccurring melancholic theme of racism against Native Americans and their struggle to cope with such behavior from their counterpart in this modern day and age is shown.
Firstly, Roger uses the rhetorical appeal to pathos to appeal to the humanity of his parents. He tells his parents that there is “much sicknes, as the scurvie and the bloody flix, and divers other diseases, wch maketh the bodie very poore, and Weake” (Frethorne, p1). In addition, he also says that they “live in feare of the Enimy” (Frethorne, p1). The “Enemy” that Frethorne speaks about is the Native Americans. This particular colony did not have a good relationship with their native neighbors, and the colony “haue had a Combate with them [The Natives] on the Sunday before Shrovetyde [the beginning of Lent]” (Frethorne, P1).
Scout describes Burris as, “The filthiest human I had ever seen” (Lee, 29) and describes him by saying, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” (Lee, 29). He is clearly not the most popular kid in class. He disgusts the teacher so much that sends him home stating, “Please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow.” (Lee, 30). The dialogue between Burris and Miss Caroline causes Burris to get upset and tell Miss Caroline, “You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus. I was on the
He present this by discussing the illegality of the treaties pertaining to the Indian Act being passed, the government not fulfilling their treaty promises, the government starving the aboriginals, and by oppressing them and stealing their land. The interpretation of the situation by Harring does differ James Daschuk’s. Harring explicitly states that the aboriginals were starved on purpose “local Indian Affairs authorities were given direct orders to starve able-bodied Indian men and issued inadequate rations for Indian women and children” (Harring 120), when Daschuk only provides information pertaining to the famine, and not that it was done on purpose. Harring was the most convincing as he blatantly blames the government for the harm caused on the aboriginals and sets the stage for how maltreated the aboriginals were by the government. Conclusively, James Daschuk provides two fairly convincing chapters, pertaining to the aboriginal people in Western Canada and on the plains, who were ravaged with disease, fighting, famine and an immense loss of land.
Now I am wondering, how exactly does it feel to be a victim of the same crime that he commits (racism)? The theme of racism is evident throughout the entirety of the book. This book, of which takes place in the 1950s-1960, was written during the times where the segregation was becoming integration with some complications and struggles. During this time, Native Americans were having a hard life and couldn't adjust and this book clearly shows Chief Bromden, whom is an Indian, getting picked on and blamed for things he is completely innocent of because of who he is. Also, this form of racism is also seen in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird as the whites always had the higher say-so in what happened in society and the colored had to do as told.
The author communicates this, “And because you 're Indian you start believing you 're destined to be poor. It 's an ugly circle and there 's nothing you can do about it” (13). The author alludes to the circle of life, which repeats itself when something dies it gives rise to a new life; a cyclical eternity of death and rebirth. Arnold applies this cyclical concept to his situation, insisting that his life of poverty was inevitable because the Indians from which he originated were also in a state of destitution. Arnold views his poverty as a societal prison that keeps his dreams out of reach.
In 1838, the Cherokees were forced to give up their lands and to migrate to present-day Oklahoma, due to the signing of The Treaty of New Echota. The Cherokees were deported from their homes, betrayed by the government whom they treated with respect, separated them from their land that they nurtured; the Cherokee struggled to understand how to make a new life. The Indian Removal led to thousands of Cherokees to die due to starvation, diseases, and exhaustion during their march known as The Trail of Tears. This paper will discuss the effects it had on the Cherokees and what has happened during the trail. During the Indian removal, there were some emotional events that happened between Maritole and Knobowtee.
In the short story “The only traffic signal on the reservation doesn’t flash red anymore”, Sherman Alexie uses the broken traffic signal as a symbol to allude to what life is like for Native Americans on the reservation. If the function of a traffic signal is to create system in an otherwise chaotic society, its brokenness reflects the intrinsic defeat Native Americans face on a daily basis, leads to eventual destruction of potential heroes and suggests that if not fixed, success will never be an option. In the most simple sense, the broken traffic signal refers to the discouraging society and brokenness of life on the reservation for the modern Native Americans. The protagonists of this story, Victor and Adrian, are sitting around
Halie says “I put all my hopes in Ansel….. He was the smartest.” (Buried Child 26). In Curse of the Starving Class, it is obvious that the American Dream is a deluding goal. The family is trying to save their falling farm and home to keep their life going by different means but all came to nothing. Eventually, all their dreams vanish and the family is destroyed and disintegrated by the capitalist system.
He says that all the Death Rows have one goal human storage in an austere world in which condemned prisoners. Life in death row is horrible for Mumia ABU-Jamal because he doesn’t get any education in his prison. He says that visits are the worst because you have to be stripped. Several prisoners have protested in the visit strip they say there is no reason
Prejudice means on how people judge somebody because of race or religion, an example From the book itself "The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian," whites were prejudiced to Indians and even the Indians were prejudiced toward the main character, Arnold for switching to a white school. An example to provide that there was prejudice in the novel like when Roger and Penelope thought that people in Arnold 's reservation were rich because there were a lot of casinos in his area, but the truth was that everyone in Arnold 's reservation were alcoholics that lived in poverty. For example, like Arnold 's father, he was an alcoholic and so tired, they wouldn 't have any food to eat for dinner, and they would starve for nearly every night. And going on this, Arnold didn 't tell anybody that he was poor so he would say he was rich and it was released out when he was at the dance and he was asked if he was poor and he responded saying yes and they felt bad for him and they gave him a lift all the way to the reservation. During the book Arnold received a lot of prejudice, but he didn 't let go to the heart and the prejudice was seen as ignorance and he just dealt with it.
A Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit, Washington is the setting of Alexie’s book. The Indian reservation gives us a firsthand look of a poverty stricken community. The main character in the book Arnold and his family and mostly all other families living on this reservation are poor. Their community is isolated from society; the main character feels that “the reservation is meant to be a prison” in the sense that they are isolated from the real world (Alexie 216). Alexie uses this setting to show how one’s environment and community can affect their behavior.