How to categorize individuals will often depend on the world around you. The most common ways of categories include: civilized/barbarian, local/foreigner, different races, different economic classes and…
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Category according to economic class has gradually evolved over time. In historical times before emergence of technologies, the number of horses or cows dictated whether one is rich or poor. Arrival of automobiles added a new feature to this classification where the middle-class was born. The gauge became that the rich were able to own cars whereas the middle class had wealth that was considered to be average. Nowadays, horses, cows and cars are owned by the middle class.
Technological advancement is a major contributor of the shift that has been realized in the rich/poor category. It is also the single reason for the emergence of the supper-rich class. Whereas the poor can only afford up to a simple mobile phone in the current technological arena, the middle class can own a car, the rich can own up to a small company and the super-rich own private jets, mega-ships and can employ the rich.
Classification according to economic classes is not only fair but interesting and understandable. In comparison to other forms of classification, one can easily know and accept his class. This classification has also brought competition; a factor that contributes to hard work and continued
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Perhaps this was because of the cultural differences of the authors: Amy Tan (Two Kinds) being a Chinese American, and DH Lawrence being an Englishman. However, these differences make them more interesting to compare, as their family dynamics come to similar paths, somewhat, because of the intentions of both relationships.
Self exploration by each of the major characters- Dennis, Warren and Jessica in ‘This is our Youth’ is evident in the way they react to the events that are happening around them, while Dickman’s ‘All American Poem’ is a queer mix of American history and the feelings of an average American as he goes from State to State uncovering the things that matter and which make our nation what it is today.
But indeed it is one of the most expected and awaited phenomena of one’s life. Transition from childhood to adult stage is a road that has many bends and curves. It is a journey that has a lot of grey and dark areas to travel as well as new heights to achieve.
The theme of the difficult passage or transition into adulthood is very vivid in the works of Kenneth Lonergan and Michael Dickman, which are titled ‘This is Our Youth’ and ‘All-American Youth’. The examples of these youth activities that were mentioned and analyzed, are stealing and smoking of marijuana.
The stories described in the books ‘Zeitoun’, ‘The Last American Man’, ‘What Now’, ‘This is Water’, ‘How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart’, ‘This is Our Youth’ and ‘All American Poem’ are a testament to the fact that life can only be preplanned to a degree- beyond that, it must be lived from moment to moment.
Symbolism is also used by the writer to signify the difference between the good and bad and the physiological problems and the psychological issues of the characters. The use of biblical parallels is also very common in the story. This is done in order to illustrate events in the plot.
lly, or ‘bioengineered foods,’ sometimes referred to as genetically modified, genetically engineered or transgenic crops, will be an essential element in meeting these challenging needs. The concept is not new but along with the increasing amount of genetically engineered
ncompasses within its scope a tragic undercurrent, consequently, deals with certain issues of social or personal importance with an aim to provide special emphasis to the subject so that a clear message of teaching can be delivered. Lisa Cholodenko’s, The Kids Are All Right is