Homelessness in America The homeless face many challenges. They become sick and cant be cared for. They can’t afford food, so they have to starve. The homeless freeze in the winter because they aren't able to pay for coats and clothes for cold weather. People throw things at them such as trash, and treat them like garbage. When kids are homeless their grades start to drop, and they also get stressed out. Our society helps the homeless out to straighten up the problems they face. Our society has homeless shelters so homeless people are able to have a bed to sleep in, and also have food to eat. We also help the homeless with a “DARE to CARE Program”. Our society has places where people donate clothes and food for homeless or people who can’t afford it. “Salvation Army” donates food, clothes, blankets, and things that poor people cant buy because of financial problems. Many people in the society help find affordable houses for homeless to stay. To help the homeless, we could do many things that we don't do. We could provide more programs since there are 243,627 homeless people in the U.S. I know not all these living homeless people can’t stay at a couple of shelters. The shelters give the homeless expired foods and none of the people want to eat that because they know they will get sick. So why don't we give the homeless shelters that have food that isn't expired, and that lets them sleep in separate rooms. We could also create a business that lets homeless people work…
The Help is a book, and movie, which follows the lives Skeeter and her black maid who lived in Jackson, Mississippi. Skeeter, when she gets home from being away at school she sees how things have changed in how African-Americans were being treated. Skeeter gets an idea of writing a book about the help, she calls Elaine Stein who thinks that no maid would agree to be interviewed. One night Skeeter runs into Aibeleen and asks if she would agree to take part in her book, Aibeleen said no because she…
confederate hero of the South during the civil war. Gandhi was the hero for many Indians when India was rebelling against the British for independence. In my book- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, there’s Eugenia (Skeeter) Phelan writing a book and revealing the secrets of what it’s like for black women to work for white women.
The Help was set in the 1960’s, a time when there was lots of prejudice and discrimination against blacks and the Jim Crow laws didn’t make anything much better. During this…
Honors English I
Summer Reading Assessment
July 22, 2013
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The theme found in the book, The Help, is about the racism and segregation between black and white people in the early 60s in Jackson, Mississippi. Three quotes that support my theme are:
1. “All these houses they’re building without maid’s quarters? It’s just plain dangerous. Everybody knows they carry different kinds of diseases than we do.” (Page 8.)
2. “I want to yell so loud that…
Final Lit Circle Essay
The inequity and social injustice of the book
are similar to those of the women
in Canada today.
takes place in the Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s and a lot of
injustice took place during this time period. One issue is the employment inequality between
the African Americans to white Americans. This struggle can be easily compared to the
employment inequality between the chinese immigrants in Canada and the white Canadians
Student Name: Rita Elena Cervantes
Novel Title: The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Situation In Novel
Summarize five different events from the novel. Each summary must be 2-3 complete sentences and must be documented.
Explain how or why you can relate to each specific circumstance. Responses must be 2-3 complete sentences and must offer details.
1. While Abileen serves food and drinks, she hears Mrs. Hilly talking about Minnie stealing from Miss…
“Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death” –Andre Gide. From the very beginning of human civilization, society has made laws to govern and control their people. Without these laws chaos would ensue. By the people who made these laws could just as easily be corrupted by greed and power. When this happened revolutions against the ruler occurred causing all of the rulers’ laws and wealth to count for nothing. The only time a ruler has true power is when…
American Lit D
September 8, 2014
In the world Gordon Parks was living in, the act of fairness was not widely accepted. Society obtaining eyes with only one perspective, thinking the ideal skin is only one color, and pumping hatred within their hearts, African Americans had to work twice as hard as anybody else to receive respect. Darkness draped the ghettos where the African Americans had to reside, poor conditions as a result. Capturing the moments…
the white man could do. Did this pose a threat? I agree with Mr Bennett, the whites where afraid what the blacks would do with this power. The Jim Crow Laws might have been created to embarrass and show the black man just where his place was in society. For example when a black man went to vote a test was given with trick questions, sometimes poll taxes where created to stop blacks from voting.
Looking at the Jackson Sun‘s examples of the Jim Crow Laws in several states the most common law was…
I can find many of the characters' personality traits in Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help, in people I know very well. Although I think many of the characters' traits were exaggerated at times in this book, they are all very realistic. Skeeter's curly hair problems remind me of my own. Celia Foote reminds me of my nieces and nephews, who always want me to help them, but then tell their parents they did it all by themselves. But there are two characters whose personalities are almost parallel…