“The Grapes of Wrath” takes place during the great depression: which was a substantial economic downside in United States history. At the same time, racism continues in the United States. The Okies are very talented farmers and most of them travel along route 66 to hope for a better life, but something was waiting for them that was unexpected to these people. They did not receive any governmental supports they were ignorant, and this makes native people easier to realize Okies as an outsider also they found menial and low paying jobs. Steinbeck implies that man turns against another human for the survival of the fittest; therefore, they do not mind to put another human in a situation that is challenging to survive.
At last one morning that he happened to find himself without a cent in his pocket, and a whole week to wait before he could draw his monthly salary..."(de Maupassant 657). I find it difficult to believe that Lantin, having a shortage of money directly after his wife's death, is a mere coincidence. Especially since he is no longer required to support his wife. Because he didn't have to accommodate his wife's costly desires, a reasonable mind might conclude that Lantin would have more funds than
This automatically creates less dependents on government programs, such as food stamps or unemployment. Most of the time people from low-income households cannot afford college education. Since they do not have a professional degree they are forced to be content with underpaid jobs. With a minimum wage salary, it’s almost impossible to ensure yourself and your family financially. Majority of low income families require government support such as food stamps and monthly benefits.
Conveniently, just under two weeks after the conversation, my uncle was fired. He was the only one to speak to the immigrants about the need for equal pay, and he was the only one fired at this time. While this experience caused a great inconvenience, my uncle was able to quickly move on and find another well paying job to work; however, the undocumented Mexican immigrants that he previously worked alongside did not have that same luxury, and to this day, other immigrants still do not. In the midst of unfair and unequal treatment for the many quality services provided, Mexican immigrants, especially those undocumented, do not have the ability to speak up and change something without risking their status or safety. The American people should be speaking up for
In Blood Diamond, Dia has to walk over 5 kilometer everyday to learn, and accomplish his dream to become a doctor. Dia is lucky to have a father that motivates him to go to school, but some children in Africa aren’t so lucky. There are some kids who are deprived of education from as early as primary school. As a result, they don’t learn basic skills like reading and writing, which leads to a life of crime or poverty. This cycle is proven in not only developing countries, but in the U.S as well.
He mentions, however, that it isn’t convenient. He must pass three public schools on his way to his children’s private school. Fortunately, unlike many others, he is able to afford a better option for his children. For instance, Francisco, a boy living in a poor community, enjoys school a lot and would like to become a reporter, but his current public school is very overcrowded and not beneficial to his education, and he does not have enough money to go to a private school. Similarly, a young girl, Bianca, had been attending a charter school which her mom paid 500 dollars a month to keep her in.
People become unattached to their lives, living for no reason. The fact that people can’t afford school, later causes everyone to view school as something unnecessary and then it becomes normal to never even go to school. People end up finding the smallest jobs to do for the smallest amount of money instead of learning and being qualified for other bigger jobs because it becomes part of the country. Since jobs weren’t being done the country wasn’t able to develop or progress any further, leaving it where it always was, in
There are many other traps around America that deceive the immigrants because their weakness of not knowing English and the desire of getting a great life in America which lead them unpreparedly get fooled by the businessmen. These traps prevented the immigrants from leaving America, because of the significant amount of debt that they have to pay each month, which forced them to keep working and become the slave of this capitalistic society in America. Unfortunately, even they work very hard, in most of the time they will not get anything in return, such that Jurgis’s family cannot even keep the house at the of the book and many of family members’ health destroyed by the harsh working conditions in the
Alexie points out that “poverty only teaches you to be poor” (553). In this statement he logically concludes that his family has not been able to advance because all they know is the poverty they live in. In contrast, Alexie, once again, only considers his viewpoint. Although his statement is the case for his situation, it does not address situations where people have risen out of poverty, whether it is himself or other people within the reservation. His situation is not the same situation for all.
Uneducated parents procreate without means to educate and grow children, becoming a burden on society (schools, police, social services) who will have to fill in the gaps. Human race should take full responsibility on its acts, including procreation. Speaking of rights, every child should have the right to a safe, nourishing environment. The requirements of such a license would be minimal, like can 't be on hard drugs or can 't be on welfare, etc. It wouldn 't be a slippery slope where only the elite could reproduce.