Human Rights and Mr. Lema Essay

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Gianni LaRagione
English 903
Prof. Maia
December 5, 2013 During this assignment I had the opportunity to choose between two really good novel’s that definitely included human rights, The Circuit and The Kite Runner. Now it was really challenging to pick between these two novels as both presented really good material for a reader. They both presented quality literature and provided hardships and human rights to say the least even though they were different stories. So with that being said I chose, The Circuit because it was easier for me to read from the beginning to end without a doubt. The Kite Runner, I felt it was a little bit more challenging at times to understand what was really going on because something depressing or cruel would show up and then something completely opposite would happen. The Kite Runner is a roller coaster ride, in order to read that novel you must and I mean you must have patience. No questions asked. The UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) appears in The Circuit, quite often. You see the UDHR being violated or not in The Circuit. The article that I want to talk about in my paper is Article 26. Article 26 of the UDHR is the Right to Education. Francisco was a young boy in an elementary school, in which he didn’t have any friends and he didn’t speak English that well either. On the first day of school, Mr. Lema his teacher, asked him to read aloud in front of the class. However Francisco struggled because he didn’t know any of the words. Mr. Lema basically said, “Another time.” Shortly after this it was either break or lunch and classmates of Francisco were playing and enjoying themselves away from the classroom. Francisco was in the bathroom reading his book, trying really hard to understand what he was reading. He came back into the classroom and asked, “Could you help me with these words? Gladly,” He said. Now we can all relate to this because at least one point during our lives, we didn’t understand certain information that our teacher was trying to lecture us about. When we didn’t understand certain information we did exactly what Francisco did, we came in for help. This passage is truly about Article 26: Right to Education. Article 26 states that, “Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and