An analysis of Sometimes the Earth Is Cruel In the essay by Leonard Pitts "sometimes the earth is cruel" he talks about how in Haiti the people are constantly being hit by natural disaster on top of being one of the most poor countries in the world. Haiti in constantly being unstable because of political powers ignoring them. Haiti on top of being always hit by natural disasters are hit with disasters that are caused because of human greed, corruption, and economic predation of the nation. Yet these people at the end of the day they rebuild and go on with their lives they mourn and weep because they insist to live despite that the world and the cruel things it does to them. Haiti is constantly being struck by bad luck and they had a 7.0
Cruelty is defined as brutal pain and suffering caused from one person to another in exchange for desires and needs or pleasure. Society depicts cruelty as a norm violation and an inhumane act yet people have enough ego to use cruelty to get what they want. In Toni Morrison’s Beloved, cruelty sets as a stimulator for 60 million voices lost in slavery to advocate for their pain and suffering. Toni Morrison’s character, Beloved, plays two roles; one as the ghost of slavery and another as a resurrected daughter of Sethe. In both roles, Beloved uses cruelty to speak for her two intentions.
Humiliation may have been deserved, as he humiliated his peers, ruined their fun, and treated them poorly on a regular basis. He did not deserve to be locked up and tricked to the extent that he was, he is rude and unkind but he is only human and most of his issues probably stem from a sense of insecurity at his lack of status and ability to get on with his peers. He has an inflated self worth but it seems as though it could be a façade. He deserves retribution for the way he treats the people around him but the trick played on him by the people he bothers is
The morphine is a symbol of corruption by the white world, and because it is a product of the people Niska develops a hate for, that she finds it difficult to fight its effect on Xavier. “I cursed them with everything I had as they receded with no my father into their own world” (TDR, 53). Furthermore, Niska’s stories have an influence on Xavier because its distracts him from the pain, the drugs and the awful memories. “THE STORY AUNTIE TELLS me brings a smile to my lips” (TDR, 250). This is what Xavier needs indeed, to remember who he is because he is in between the world of the whites and the world of the Cree.
Look at what Trujillo did to the society of the Dominican Republic, he brainwashed all the people into what he thinks right, and that's the worst crime you can ever do to a person, which is make them feel powerless and speechless in a society. But also looking at the tone of Partia she does not seemed to be fazed that she is praying to the wrong man, so it seems like she has fallen into the trap of “Trujillo is the one who will get us out of this mess”. Again we see Patria fall in love with the idea that Trujillo and God are together it is as if they merged faces as Patria mentioned before.”Minerva could tell. One day, we were lying side by side on the hammock strung just outside the galería. She must have caught me gazing at our picture of the Good Shepherd, talking to his lambs.
The first way Pitts expresses his message is his description of the Haitian people's actions after the earthquake. He writes that the Haitian people will first empathize their situation. Haiti is an extremely poor country as it is and it seems when they aren't being exploited by humans as a product of corruption, greed and economic predication, the earth itself
Freedom: “But I did ended up talking to Sugarberry about his behavior before; and I still feel bad for him. Since Sugarberry said that he caused his own world to be destroyed; and yes, I did ended up saying and doing bad things to him before too, like the raining chocolate incident, because I really didn’t like him and wanted for him to feel the same pain that I was dealing with. Since I have to be constantly dealing with all of the trapped people’s voices in my head, because I can’t save them. I also don’t hate Sugarberry now; since I just want to help him, because the poor guy doesn’t know to make people happy without physically and emotionally harming
They pathetically unveil their position by stating that the persons who pronounce the word ‘perejil’ would live. These words express their sense of fear for life, lack of basic facilities, education, knowledge about human rights and liberty. The innocent workers are brutally slaughtered as per the order dictated but the hidden fact is that the influence of Haiti from Dominican culture is not entertained. The ruler has a fear that their native dialect might be influenced. Ana Cláudia Peters Salgado in her article “Borders and Boundaries in Rita Dove’s Poetry” states: With this historical description the poet allows the reader to enter the world she is depicting, in a softer way though.
Tutsi people regard the Hutus who have been released from the Gacaca Courts, despite carrying out the decided punishment, as being “killers”. Thus, from a justice point of view, the reconciliation efforts are unsuccessful. This feeling of betrayal by the justice system also fosters a sense of paranoia in the Tutsi community as they will not know if the Hutu community will strike again. This ultimately affects the peace and healing process in Rwanda as victims cannot forget the crimes committed against
An amazing thing is that we all eventually pick ourselves up and everything gets better. Every storm runs outta rain This is Leonard Pitts main idea in his writing. In Leonard Pitts writing he describes the city of Haiti who is hit by a huge earthquake known as the 7.0 monster killing thousands. He goes on to say that while they were there experiencing this terrible tragedy most of us were at home watching from tv sitting on our couch. It makes you wonder how does god decide who to let this happen too?
When the Dust Bowl came it completely destroyed the agriculture due to the severe drought that had come before the actual storm arrived. Some of the farmers managed to actually farm the areas of the drought, but once the storms arrived
The theme of injustice is illustrated in Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Margaret Atwood’s “Half-Hanged Mary,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” through the cruel ways people were being treated by others and themselves. God has a right to be angry at the human world. Humans make mistakes left and right, but we don’t sin in purpose. God forgives us for our sins, but the Author of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” said something different. Jonathan Edwards told many that even the smallest sin, even a sin that can easily be set right, deserves the same punishment as killing someone.
People have their equal right, and should not be ranked depending on their skin color or gender. However, as “The American Story” states “The masters of these agrarian communities sought to ensure their personal safety and the profitability of their enterprises by using physical and psychological means to make slaves docile and obedient” (page 352), because of the greed of wealth and safety, some people discarded their basic humanity and discipline and made excuses to justify their cruelty, so the slavery became like a tumor growing in the human society rapidly. With physical and psychological abuse, this “tumor” tortured every struggling people from day to night. As the insight of a dark history, Frederick Douglass’s “Narrative of the Life
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” – Martin Luther King Jr . Racism is the cause of major world problems because it promotes negative actions, low self-worth, and great suffering. Racism should be stopped because it’s the cause for most of the bad things that happen today in this world. Its degrading, and can hurt people mentally, physically, and emotionally. Racism only generates hate it does no good to anyone or any country it only damages the world.
Alfonzo Osuña. Both the governments of Egypt and El Salvador were corrupt and responsible for the persecution of their people. Furthermore, both these leading authorities favored the elite class and thought of the impoverished people as abhorrent. These governments were selfish and greedy, and refused to let their people live peacefully. Although the Israelites and campesinos were oppressed and battered they both found help from one person in their region.