Oppression

Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks Gwendolyn Brooks Writing with uncommon strength, Gwendolyn Brooks creates haunting images of black America, and their struggle in escaping the scathing hatred of many white Americans. Her stories, such as in the Ballad of Rudolph Reed, portray courage and perseverance. In those like The Boy Died in My Alley Brooks portrays both the weakness of black America and the unfortunate lack of care spawned from oppression. In The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie Brooks unveils another a
Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi Mohandas Gandhi Born into a merchant family in 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was under the influence of powerful people. Members of his family had served as prime ministers of an Indian state for several generations. His parents were strong in their religion, being devout and earnest Hindus. They were a part of a Hindu sect that worshipped Vishnu and promoted non-violence. Apparently, he was most influenced by his mother, a gentle and intelligent person. According to Hindu cu
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must
Gandhi, a great leader
Gandhi, a great leader
Gandhi, a great leader Word Count: 533 Few men have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), though he used the message of peace and love, rather than war and destruction. One time a prominent lawyer in South Africa, Gandhi gave up practicing law and returned to India in order to help ease the suffering of the repressed people of his homeland. Gandhi\'s love for people and his religious fervor made him a revolutionary in many of his ideas and actions. He desire
Peiffer 1
Peiffer 1
Peiffer 1 Writing with uncommon strength, Gwendolyn Brooks creates haunting images of black America, and their struggle in escaping the scathing hatred of many white Americans. Her stories, such as in the Ballad of Rudolph Reed, portray courage and perseverance. In those like The Boy Died in My Alley Brooks portrays both the weakness of black America and the unfortunate lack of care spawned from oppression. In The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie Brooks unveils another aspect of her skill by en
Jack London
Jack London
Jack London Word Count: 1745 Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of C
Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi   Born into a merchant family in 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was under the influence of powerful people. Members of his family had served as prime ministers of an Indian state for several generations. His parents were strong in their religion, being devout and earnest Hindus. They were a part of a Hindu sect that worshipped Vishnu and promoted non-violence.   Apparently, he was most influenced by his mother, a gentle and intelligent person. According to Hindu custom, he mar
Rigoberta menchu
Rigoberta menchu
rigoberta menchu rigoberta menchu: Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigoberta Menchu, an illeterite farm worker, turned voice of oppressed people everywhere. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: Biographies [Paper Title]: rigoberta menchu [Text]: An Indian Woman In Guatemala: Without A Trace Of Bitterness In Her Voice
GANGS
GANGS
GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must find t
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston Word Count: 1167 Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston was a phenomenal woman. At the height of her success she was known as the “Queen of the Harlem Renaissance.” She came to overcome obstacles that were placed in front of her. Hurston rose from poverty to fame and lost it all at the time of her death. Zora had an unusual life; she was a child that was forced to grow up to fast. But despite Zora Neale Hurston’s unsettled life, she managed to surmount every obstacle to become
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Word Count: 1220 In Mark Twain\'s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain develops the plot into Huck and Jim\'s adventures allowing him to weave in his criticism of society. The two main characters, Huck and Jim, both run from social injustice and both are distrustful of the civilization around them. Huck is considered an uneducated backwards boy, constantly under pressure to conform to the humanized surroundings of society. Jim a slave, is not even cons
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World Word Count: 750 By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class level range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and b
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace Word Count: 1662 Jonathan Kozol\'s Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of life many of them have ever
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A. Word Count: 2527 Running Head: THE BEAN TREES The Bean Trees Norma Hernandez Texas Tech University April 4, 2000 Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and de
Bluest Eye
Bluest Eye
Bluest Eye Word Count: 1176 Toni Morisson\'s novel The Bluest Eye is about the life of the Breedlove family who resides in Lorain, Ohio, in the late 1930s. This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father Cholly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel\'s focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl who is trying to conquer a bout with self-hatred. Everyday she encounters racism, not just from white people, but mostly from her own race. In their eyes she is much to
Jack London
Jack London
Jack London Word Count: 1745 Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of C
Submission Of Societies
Submission Of Societies
Submission Of Societies Word Count: 1242 Submission of Societies Nicole Simes - English 11 Oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to revolt but to submission. This concept can be clearly seen in both Brave New World and 1984, even though the structure of their societies are different. The goal of their respective governments is the same, total control of society. The governments use similar tactics of manipulation, with the purpose of keeping the majority in ignorance and submiss
Viva La Liberta
Viva La Liberta
Viva La Liberta Word Count: 1685 Politics in Opera Imprint Information Viva la Liberta! - Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster is published by Verso in 1992 in London, Great Britain. It was the book\'s first edition and publication. The book contains 340 pages of text, no illustrations, and includes a tables of contents, nine main chapters, conclusion, notes and and an index. The chapters start with the period of modern politics, the French Revolution in 1789 and with Mozart: Class Conflict a
The Question of Equality
The Question of Equality
The Question of Equality The Question of Equality Equality is the fundamental demand of the rebellion of the poor: it should be the ideological force behind the new society. How this egalitarian demand is understood is crucial to the distinction between the Democratic Revolution and the Marxist-Jacobin Revolution. The Marxist answer to the egalitarian demand is the dictatorship of the proletariat, which Maurice Duverger shrewdly describes as an accurate continuation of the Jacobin theory of ter
GANGS
GANGS
GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must find t
The Question of Equality
The Question of Equality
The Question of Equality Equality is the fundamental demand of the rebellion of the poor: it should be the ideological force behind the new society. How this egalitarian demand is understood is crucial to the distinction between the Democratic Revolution and the Marxist-Jacobin Revolution. The Marxist answer to the egalitarian demand is the dictatorship of the proletariat, which Maurice Duverger shrewdly describes as an accurate continuation of the Jacobin theory of terror: . . .Man is born bu
The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity
The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity
The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity In The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the dominant/submissive relationship between an oppressive husband and his submissive wife pushes her from depression into insanity. Flawed human nature seems to play a great role in her breakdown. Her husband, a noted physician, is unwilling to admit that there might really be something wrong with his wife. This same attitude is seen in her brother, who is also a physician. While this attitude,
George Orwell's Animal Farm: Ignorance of Animals
George Orwell's Animal Farm: Ignorance of Animals
George Orwell\'s Animal Farm: Ignorance of Animals and Pigs Controlling Farm George Orwell\'s Animal Farm: Ignorance of Animals and Pigs Controlling Farm In George Orwell\'s book, Animal Farm, it is obvious that that the pigs, tyrants though they were, were awarded control of the farm through the ignorance of the other animals. There are various statements in the book that support this idea. After reading this piece, the importance of education should be clear. It seemed as though the pigs crea
Schlesinger's Canon Vs. My High School's Canon
Schlesinger's Canon Vs. My High School's Canon
Schlesinger\'s Canon Vs. My High School\'s Canon Schlesinger\'s Canon Vs. My High School\'s Canon In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a canon or canonical literature. A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being use
The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity
The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity
The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity In The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the dominant/submissive relationship between an oppressive husband and his submissive wife pushes her from depression into insanity. Flawed human nature seems to play a great role in her breakdown. Her husband, a noted physician, is unwilling to admit that there might really be something wrong with his wife. This same attitude is seen in her brother,
Creative Story: Concusion
Creative Story: Concusion
Creative Story: Concusion Creative Story: Concusion English 10 Nate Pike Period. 9 / / 96 Ding , Ding, Ding. School had just ended. My butt had been just freed from the oppression of that chair for the rest of my life. Never again was I planning to sit down in Mr. Dicksons room again. But that was the least of my concerns. Because, today I couldn\'t wait to get riding on the Bike trails. These were old paths of a railroad track that had jumps built on them. By the time I got out to the biker
Huck's Struggle Between Morals
Huck's Struggle Between Morals
Huck\'s Struggle Between Morals Huck\'s Struggle Between Morals In the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, the protagonist, Huck, undergoes a series of developmental changes in his character. He is often torn between the ideas of society and those of his friends. This can all be very confusing for a boy who is about 14 years old. Huck also has a drunken pap who doesn\'t care at all for him. Huck is then forced to live with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. Throughout the stor
Like Water for Chocolate and Master Harold: Oppres
Like Water for Chocolate and Master Harold: Oppres
Like Water for Chocolate and Master Harold: Oppression Like Water for Chocolate and Master Harold: Oppression In the two novels, Master Harold...and the boys and the boys, and Like Water for Chocolate, there are many symbolic similarities. In both books there are acts where individuals strongly oppressed, or discriminated against. Although the individuals are being oppressed for different reasons their emotions are shattered deeply. In Athol Fugard\'s book Master Harold and the boys, an older m
The Yellow Wallpaper: A Woman's Struggle
The Yellow Wallpaper: A Woman's Struggle
The Yellow Wallpaper: A Woman\'s Struggle The Yellow Wallpaper: A Woman\'s Struggle Pregnancy and childbirth are very emotional times in a woman\'s life and many women suffer from the baby blues. The innocent nickname for postpartum depression is deceptive because it down plays the severity of this condition. Although she was not formally diagnosed with postpartum depression, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) developed a severe depression after the birth of her only child (Kennedy et. al.
The Yellow Wallpaper: Male Opression of Women in S
The Yellow Wallpaper: Male Opression of Women in S
The Yellow Wallpaper: Male Opression of Women in Society The Yellow Wallpaper: Male Opression of Women in Society Charlotte Perkins Gilman\'s The Yellow Wallpaper is a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. However, the story itself presents an interesting look at one woman\'s struggle to deal with both physical and mental confinement. This theme is particularly thought-provoking when read in today\'s context where individual freedom is one of our most cherished ri
Thomas More's Utopia
Thomas More's Utopia
Thomas More\'s Utopia Thomas More\'s Utopia Thomas More\'s use of dialogue in Utopia is not only practical but masterly layed out as well. The text itself is divided into two parts. The first , called Book One, describes the English society of the fifteenth century with such perfection that it shows many complex sides of the interpretted structure with such clarity and form that the reader is given the freedom for interpretation as well. This flexibility clearly illustrates More\'s request
The Taming of the Shrew: Kate's Soliloquy
The Taming of the Shrew: Kate's Soliloquy
The Taming of the Shrew: Kate\'s Soliloquy The Taming of the Shrew: Kate\'s Soliloquy Kate\'s soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the Shrew. The audience leaves the theatre with a pleasant feeling, glad that such a shrew could be tamed so well. Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making the men feel confident while making the women feel safe. Moreover, the audience found the speech to be very sound and sensible, as the views expressed in the play were extremely p
Sir John Falstaff's Influence on Prince Hal in I H
Sir John Falstaff's Influence on Prince Hal in I H
Sir John Falstaff\'s Influence on Prince Hal in I Henry IV Sir John Falstaff\'s Influence on Prince Hal in I Henry IV In Shakespearean histories, there is always one individual who influences the major character and considerably advances the plot. In I Henry IV by William Shakespeare, Falstaff is such a character. Sir John Falstaff is perhaps the most complex comic character ever invented. He carries a dignified presence in the mind\'s eye; and in him, we recognize our internal admiration and j
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters Struggling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. The Joads were the main family in John Steinbeck\'s The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying
Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks
Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks
Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks Author: E. Annie Proulx Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States. The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of influence was great enough to cause his death. The accordion maker was l
Animal Farm: Animalism Vs. Marxism
Animal Farm: Animalism Vs. Marxism
Animal Farm: Animalism Vs. Marxism Animal Farm: Animalism Vs. Marxism Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution. Old Major was a prized-boar that belonged to Farmer Jones. The fact that Old Major is himself a boar was to signify that radi
The Major Years: Isolation and Emily Grierson - A
The Major Years: Isolation and Emily Grierson - A
The Major Years: Isolation and Emily Grierson - A Deadly Combination The Major Years: Isolation and Emily Grierson - A Deadly Combination William Faulkner, one of the most famed writers of our times, explores in his writing the themes of alienation and isolation. He interweaves these themes with his female characters. In A Rose for Emily, Miss Emily Grierson is a woman who is alienated and lives in isolation from the people in her town. The theme of isolation is the focal point of the story, si
Prejudice Against Native Americans
Prejudice Against Native Americans
Prejudice Against Native Americans Prejudice Against Native Americans Adam J.E. Koeneman English 190-28 Professor Engles These people began migrating thirty thousand years before Christopher Colombus discovered the Americas. Native Americans migrated from Asia, crossing a land bridge where the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska is today. Over the centuries these people spread throughout the continents of North and South America. Since the arrival of the Europeans in 1492 the American India
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a
The Deerslayer: View of The Native Americans
The Deerslayer: View of The Native Americans
The Deerslayer: View of The Native Americans The Deerslayer: View of The Native Americans James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper, the twelfth of thirteen children (Long, p. 9). Cooper is known as one of the first great American novelists, in many ways because he was the first American writer to gain international followers of his writing. In addition, he was perhaps the first novelist to demonstr
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until th
The Wretched Of The Earth: A Review
The Wretched Of The Earth: A Review
The Wretched Of The Earth: A Review The Wretched Of The Earth: A Review Fanon\'s book, The Wretched Of The Earth like Foucault\'s Discipline and Punish question the basic assumptions that underlie society. Both books writers come from vastly different perspectives and this shapes what both authors see as the technologies that keep the populace in line. Foucault coming out of the French intellectual class sees technologies as prisons, family, mental institutions, and other institutions and c
A Memorable Experience in Photography
A Memorable Experience in Photography
A Memorable Experience in Photography A Memorable Experience in Photography To experience photography, one must have a certain style of photographs to really appreciate or admire. Photographs are picturesque images and views that really catch the interest of the photographer. For me to experience and admire photography, it took me only one photographer to really appreciate the power it has his name is Robert Capa. Robert grew up in Hungary he experienced the political unrest and turmoil. He liv
Anne Frank Remembered: Review
Anne Frank Remembered: Review
Anne Frank Remembered: Review Anne Frank Remembered: Review Anne Frank Remembered is the autobiography of Miep Gies, the woman who helped the Frank family survive during their two years in hiding. Her book is a primary source or first hand account of the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi occupied Holland during the second world war. It is also the first hand account of the hiding of Jews such as the Frank family, the Van Daan family, and Dr. Albert Dussel during this time. In regard to the b
Wright's Black Boy: An Oppressionist Impression
Wright's Black Boy: An Oppressionist Impression
Wright\'s Black Boy: An Oppressionist Impression Wright\'s Black Boy: An Oppressionist Impression “You are dead to me dead to christ!” In the following paragraphs, violence and oppression in Ch. 5 will discussed and analyzed through examination of Richard Wright\'s --author of Black Boy(1945)--use of diction, tone, and metaphors. Were people of his time to read this book it\'s probable that would understand, wheather they agree with the author\'s point of view or not, the amount of violence
The Yellow Wallpaper: The Main Character and Cry
The Yellow Wallpaper: The Main Character and Cry
The Yellow Wallpaper: The Main Character and Cry for Freedom The Yellow Wallpaper: The Main Character and Cry for Freedom By Charles Lyons Mrs. Carolyn Wood The short story The Yellow Wall-Paper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a cry for freedom. This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels, and fights for her right to do what she wants to do. The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much, but oppresses her to the poi
Christianity in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment
Christianity in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment
Christianity in Dostoyevsky\'s Crime and Punishment: An Overview Christianity in Dostoyevsky\'s Crime and Punishment: An Overview Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, “ If someone succeded in proving to me that Christ was outside the truth, and if, indeed, the truth was outside Christ, then I would sooner remain with Christ than with the truth” (Frank 68). It was by no means easy for Dostoyevsky to reach this conclusion. In Dostoyevsky\'s life, one sees that of an intellectual Prodigal Son, returning to t
Cry, the Beloved Country: Stimulating a Change
Cry, the Beloved Country: Stimulating a Change
Cry, the Beloved Country: Stimulating a Change Cry, the Beloved Country: Stimulating a Change The purpose of Cry, the Beloved Country, is to awaken the population of South Africa to the racism that is slowly disintegrating the society and its people. Alan Paton designs his work to express his views on the injustices and racial hatred that plague South Africa, in an attempt to bring about change and understanding. The characters that he incorporates within his story, help to establish a sense of
Cooper's Deerslayer: View of the Native American
Cooper's Deerslayer: View of the Native American
Cooper\'s Deerslayer: View of the Native Americans Cooper\'s Deerslayer: View of the Native Americans James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper, the twelfth of thirteen children (Long, p. 9). Cooper is known as one of the first great American novelists, in many ways because he was the first American writer to gain international followers of his writing. In addition, he was perhaps the first novel
The Enlightenment Writers
The Enlightenment Writers
The Enlightenment Writers The Enlightenment Writers The central ideas of the Enlightenment writers were similar to, yet very different from, those of the writers of earlier periods. Four major Enlightenment writers were Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry. Their main purpose was to write to educate and edify and not so much as to write for aesthetic purposes. Most of their work was designed to convey truth or give sound instruction on such issues of political, s