Inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem” and her own experience, Lorraine Hansberry authored A Raisin in the Sun. Hansberry used the locale of South Side, Chicago where she was born during a time of social and political turmoil as the backdrop to her play. Through the lens of Marxist’s critical theory about contradictions building into social systems that lead to social revolution, Hansberry depicts issues related to racism and discrimination. Hansberry’s father was a successful real estate agent, but despite her family’s wealth, the law of Chicago required the Hansberry family to live in the ghetto South Side. Similar to the plot of the play, Hansberry’s father bought a home in a Caucasian neighborhood and after the family settled into their new home, a brick was thrown through the window almost hitting Hansberry (Plays and Playwrights, 1540).
‘Ballad of Landlord’ lays an emphasis on the conflict with social injustice between people of different social level. Langston Hughes stresses the idea of unfair advantage given to people of higher ranks in society by subtly raising the idea of racial segregation between the blacks and whites. He develops a unique rhythm to represent the different stances between a Negro tenant and a white landlord through uses of dialogue, rhetorical question, and hyperbole. The poem opens up with a repeated structure in the first two stanzas to show the dependence of a tenant on a landlord. “Landlord, landlord, my roof has sprung a leak…Landlord, Landlord, these steps is broken down.” The repetition of structure develops a song like rhythm to represent the relationship between the landlord and tenant similar to a parent(with higher dominance in both power and social ranks) and a child.
“The Jungle” is a novel written by Upton Sinclair on a Lithuanian family that comes to America to achieve the American Dream. The family goes through many trials as poor immigrants, struggling to get wealth, happiness, and opportunities to succeed in America. Sinclair talks about socialism and its benefits. He also exposes the corruption of capitalism and the political system in America. An initial reading of “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair might appear to be literary fiction, further analysis suggest that it is primarily a work of propaganda.
But, the State government picks up a lot of money.” (Thompson Easy Money ). For example, about 5% of the lottery costs goes to the person who gave everything to the company. Every time someone spends money on gambling, they lose more than it is really worth and they do not even realize
If people found out you would lose your friends and others would make fun of you. Their family was considered middle class before the recession hit. His father had a business and received good income, making $5,000 a month. Often obtaining 5 to 6 jobs in total monthly. Their family is a prime example of how a mixed economy that is part capitalist can be damaging to someone 's livelihood.
There were times before Tom came to the business and helped that he would break even or only make 50 dollars off a job. This was never enough to cover expenses of the company. If Tom had not come in to help with the finances of the company Pavey Excavating would not be the multi-million dollar a year business that they are
The documentary of Franz Fanon begins with his life in Martinique and his parent’s perception of race as seen in his mother turning off Creole music which she perceived as inferior to French music. The documentary then turns to his older life in Martinique, France, and eventually Algeria and his many projects in these place. He was a psychiatrist, scholar, activist, family man, and author who tried to explore race implications and its effects on people who are oppressed. The central theme to Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask would be race relations between the oppressed and the oppressors with a sub theme of liberation. Finally, Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask is a good film that explores Frantz’s life and work
He is trying to figure out if an African American could be as intelligent as white royalty if they are provided with the same education. Taught by Mr. Gitney and Dr. Trefusis, Octavian flourishes through attention and praise. However, this all changes when Mr. Sharpe begins funding the college. Octavian’s funding for education is cut back significantly because he is ‘just a slave’. Through this novel, you will explore a world of injustice, feel for Octavian as he loses everything he has ever known, and cheer when he resists and builds a life for himself in the cruel world he’s fighting to live in.
The well-known circumstance of young Sam Clemens ' witnessing his father 's post- mortem through a keyhole sheds further light on the significance to Mark Twain of the painful question of the physical destruction of the father 's body after death.22 The symbolic transformation of Twain 's own profoundly dis- turbing experience of a distant, judgmental father into a mythic trinity of fathers can perhaps help us to understand one of the signal failures of Twain 's fiction: his inability to imagine convinc- ing, complex women characters. Yonge.8 The conflict between social circumstances and the inner lives and aspirations of his characters is a theme that appears in Huck Finn and in The Prince and the Pauper.9 Twain 's version of European customs,
Buried Child. Sam Shepard is the author of the play Buried Child. In this play, Shepard gives the audience a closer look inside of a dysfunctional middle American family. Throughout the play, the audience discovers a secret about the family. Each family member is peculiar in their own way and tries to find their identity to cope with the clandestine act.