Fast Food

In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser investigates the working conditions in both the fast food restaurant and the modern slaughterhouse, which supply fast food as their main customer for ground beef. In chapter three, "Behind the Counter", Schlosser talks mainly about the working experiences of employees at Mc Donald's. Majority of the workers are teens, elderly, or immigrants willing to work for a low wage and require little experience. In chapter eight, "The Most Dangerous Job", he investigates the slaughterhouse. Schlosser goes into detail about how the meatpacking industry has become the most dangerous job in America. About two-thirds of the nations fast food workers are under the age of twenty. Since the fast food industry seeks to find unskilled part-time workers that are willing to work for minimum wage, teenagers are their first choice. Their young inexperienced minds makes it easier to control and they're less expensive to hire than adults. Schlosser interviewed many teens that stated they...
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English as a Second Language

I love to create, design and construct. Ten years ago I decided to attend to Architectural School in Peru and become an architect as most of my family members are. It was the best decision I have ever made but it was something else there, it was my interest for travelling and know more about the rest of the world. As soon as I finished my career and hopeless of being successful on my path , I decided to go for the American dream , but again it was something it will make this dream even harder to achieve : I didn’t know how to speak the language . Ten years since then ,being a foreigner and with so many frustrations of not having completed yet my dream of being an Architect in AMERICA , I decided to go back to school to pursue my professional goals. The class of English 92 , will help me not just to learn...
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Argumentative Essay on Bilingual Education

Argumentative Essay on Bilingual Education Bilingualism is the ability to speak two languages. Bilingual Education is being taught school subjects in two different languages. The United States is home to millions of immigrants each with their own native backgrounds. The United States require the immigrants to learn the full English languages when settling into the country. The schools should give the opportunity to bilingual students, or new student immigrants the advantage to learn the English language or to be taught in two different languages. This would give the students the advantage in learning two different languages that will help them in the future. They should be able to learn their own native language and speak it in private but also in public, however, they should also be taught the English language whether when entering the country, school, or private tutoring. Bilingual Education should not be forced by the government; it should be their own free chose. As the immigrants become more...
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Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831.Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease and starvation on the route to their destinations. Many died, including 2,000-6,000 of 16,542 relocated Cherokee. European Americans and African American freedmen and slaves also participated in the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek and Seminole forced relocations.In 1831, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek, and Seminole (sometimes collectively referred to as the Five Civilized Tribes) were living as autonomous nations in what would be called the American Deep South. The process...
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racisim and freedom writers

Jeries BabishFreedom Writers Influential Moments“Racial discrimination is similar to a deprived child who grew up wanting someone to offend.”- E. Shohat. Set in California, Freedom Writers locates this bad stereotype of people in the interior of the racial community fit in to a nasty corruption occupied atmosphere. The characters in the movie have its place in a separated society, where every origin is separated into clans. The undergraduates are characterized as a main argument to the movie, and the way they survive to break free from the messy place around them and accepting their colleagues for whom they are quite than their tribal surroundings. The movie has been created in a way that it encourages a philosophy of how the place where the schoolboys live is symbolized as an ethnically suitable culture. Freedom Writers concentrate on a real story happened in 1994 were a first time teacher played by (Hilary Swank) faces a group of students who have been considered...
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Macho Frightened by Homosexuality

I will argue that machismo is the proper way in which a macho, or a male figure, will carry on a conversation or physical interaction with a woman[LJ1] . Perhaps then, masculinity can be seen as dramaturgical model, in a sense that the male is acting with macho characteristics in order to fulfill the expectations of his audience. However, if a macho fails to follow the social norms and expectations that are imposed deeply on him by society, then both the male and society in general question masculinity. This suggests that masculinity is then an indicator of a man’s aggressiveness, toughness, and action of promoting violence. Given this, it is expected of most Latino males to act as the “alpha”, or head, of the family and portray strength and fierceness through their actions. There are multiple ways in which machismo can be represented and developed by different male figures. Such variation of machismo and their machos can be seen in...
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David Pool

David PoolFrancis Marion Pool played a pivotal role during the Civil War in Missouri and he was the only notable Quantrell who survived the ferocious Civil War. It is believed that Captain Dave Pool died on May 30, 1899 due to prolonged illness. Dave Pool’s war tactics and strategies are best revealed during the Lawrence raid in 1863. Similarly, he undertook remarkable operations in March 1865 with Arch Clement, Jim Anderson and 144 other men in Sherman, Texas. There are many who hold that Dave Pool is named after the famous Revolutionary War guerrilla, Francis Marion who was also known as the Swamp Fox. The Missouri-based band was formed in December 1861 by William Clark Quantrill and originally consisted of only ten men who were determined to right the wrongs done to Missourians by Union occupational soldiers (Longley & Eby, 2010). Kansas Jayhawkers and the Red Legs who have widespread in Missouri were their prime enemies. Quantrill formed a small...
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a second chance

Second Chance:Plot: A young man contemplating about what led him to the edge of the cliff. Characters: The main character is only known by his nick name Babs. He talks about his family and refers to his dad as Baba, (which is Arabic for dad).Conflict: A man with a conflicting mind contemplates and reflects on the past few years in his life that led him to the edge of the cliff, on his back, covered in blood, overwhelmed with regret, fear, and pain. There’s two ways off the ledge, either way, someone dies.Setting: This story takes place in both Chicago, Illinois in the winter of 2014, and in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska in the summer of 2019.Point of View: The 1st person point of view of Babs. When death is lurking in your veins, your life presents itself to you through your dimming, and regretful eyes, in the way you lived. In life, every couple years or so, you...
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“I Stand Here Ironing” Through the Feminist Approach

Tillie Olson’s “I Stand Here Ironing” is a story told from the perspective of a young mother during the Great Depression. The woman reflects on the hardships she faced while raising her first-born child, Emily. The mother’s experiences were common to many women. The 1930s was a time when patriarchy was prevalent. Women were expected to adhere to domestic duties and pass these practices on to their daughters. Women strove to find husbands to care for them and start families with. Few women obtained the satisfaction of fulfilling their personal ambitions. After years of striving to fit the socially constructed role of a “woman,” the mother in the story regrets the decisions she made and feels a lack of accomplishment. Emily shares this realization as she witnesses and learns from the mistakes of her mother. She refuses to conform to societal norms in the hopes of achieving a fulfilling life. From the feminist critical perspective, I interpret this story as...
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things fall apart culture essay

TFA: CultureCulture. The beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place. Why it matters? It should matter because it defines who you are today. Think about it, it’s your way of life and your beliefs. In things fall apart Chinua Achebe addresses the theme of culture in many ways. This matter addresses the basic idea of culture around the world. At the time of the book was written (1950’S) it takes place in southern Africa around the 1850’s and people around the world (Europeans) thought Africans were uncivilized and savages and needed to be pacified. In reality they had much of the same customs as much of the world and were perfectly find with their way of life. There were many events in the book that shows culture that you’ll most likely see in real life and where you live. First, in the beginning of the story the main character named Okonkwo takes on an opponent from a...
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