Throughout the book, the town faces many racial discrimination issues, especially when an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of rape of a white female. Atticus courageously decides to take Tom Robinson’s case, therefore, going against the prejudice portrayed in the town. Malala Yousafzai was a teenager who lived in a city in Pakistan that was under control of a Taliban. The Taliban highly restricted girls from going to school because of their gender. Malala believed that everyone had the right to get an education, so she fought for what she believed in and went against the Taliban.
It’s a good example when Elie says, “It’s over, God is no longer with us, but the march continued to go on”(76). Even though most of the people felt as if God wasn’t with them anymore, they continued to endure all of the physical and mental scarring. A twenty mile march wasn’t going to stop all the thousands of prisoners, they continued to overcome many obstacles throughout the book. All of the prisoners that survived put their minds to something, and they were able to overcome many obstacles. Obstacles can be very difficult, but you have to keep
Johnny probably had one of the worst lives of the greasers, yet he still managed to stay optimistic even after being beaten on an almost daily basis. Johnny would also stand up for people even after being isolated for most his life, as shown when Dallas was harassing Cherry and Marcia. Finally the most loyal of them all, even on his deathbed he stuck by his friends and only allowed them to vist and not his horrible mother that ignored him for most his life. After an abusive childhood most people would give up but Johnny cade stood amongst the Greasers with pride, not
Mandela and the other prisoners were often subject to inhuman punishments. It was here that he wrote his first draft of a long walk to freedom. Around 1976 there was a huge amount of black protesting going on and Mandela was the leader behind it all. The whole world was beginning to take notice and this led to a free nelson campaign. The government offered Mandela his freedom in exchange for various political compromises, including the renouncement of violence and recognition of the “independent” Transkei Bantustan, but sticking to what he believed in Nelson rejected these deals and offers.
It all started when she was the one who begged her father to let her go to school. There is where she met Sinita, whose family was killed by Trujillo because of their involvement in the revolution. Sinita told her how terrible Trujillo is. “ I lay awake most of that night, thinking about Sinita’s brother and her uncles and her father and this secret of Trujillo that nobody but Sinita seemed to know about. (Alvarez, 19) “Trujillo, says Bartlett, was a very vain man.
The article states, “The entire school walked in a peaceful protest” (P.17). Next, “Barbara’s family home was burned to the ground’’ (P.18), because of the hate people had on her. The teenage girl still fought for what she knew was right with courage. Finally, the students daringly demanded desegregation. To Barbara doing that felt like “reaching for the moon” (P.18).
Dede was losing her mind worrying sick about her sisters and one night screamed at Minerva for joining the revolution. One day Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa and their driver Rufino were on their way to visit Minerva and Mates’ husbands in prison. They ended up chasing a truck when they were seized. The sisters and Rufino were beaten to death and their bodies were loaded into the Jeep. The Jeep was then pushed off the edge of the cliff.
They were frustrated in the jail, so group of African American inmates rioted trying to escape, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The worst case in the documentary was the My Lai Massacre, where U.S. troops went in and destroyed the village, killing many women and children. “Americans didn’t want to be believe that these things occurred in the name of the American people and for the sake of freedom”, so it was something that was swept under the rug until journalist got a hold of it. I understand now why the Vietnam War caused many to be diagnosed with PTSD and why it was very unpopular war. I am still interested in knowing the South Vietnamese side of the story, as well as the North
Mandela saw how the government in South Africa would treat its people. Mandela wanting to stand up against all the oppression he saw he started talking about all the wrongs the government was doing; this causing him around 25 years in prison for just speaking out against something that’s considered morally wrong. While Mandela was in prison he kept on reading and studying about politics. After he was out of prison he ran for president and won the election. Nelson Mandela was the first democratic president in South Africa.
Yossarian says in Catch 22 “Every victim was a culprit, very culprit a victim and somebody has to stand up sometime to try and break the lousy chain of inherited habit that was imperiling them all.” (Heller, 39:465). Yossarian said this right after he left the combat and refused to fly more combats. He was thinking about Nately’s whore and that she was holding him responsible for his death and this came to mind, that she had every right to hate him because he was part of the war and part of the misery that landed on her kid sister and every other kid. During my research I found this cycle in some novels. In The Merchant of Venice and Othello by Shakespeare the cycle never stops, it is a consistent cycle between Jews and Christians.