The War Between The Classes-Essay

The War Between The Classes-Essay

There are many different kinds of races, skin color, ganders and sex orientations existing in the society which we are living in. Though most people are appealing equality as much as they can, but discrimination is still hiding in our life. Especially the racial discriminate is mutual in each races. In the book “The War Between The Classes”, white rich men discriminate other races people. However, Amy’s father—–a Japanese man also prejudice white people. Two races are not accept each other. Because of any reasons, majority grope discriminate minority grope. This situation mad the hate and prejudice are sowed in minorities’ heart deeply. So that two gropes started grown apart. Majority grope and minority grope were prejudicing and discriminating each other. In the book “The War Between The Classes”, many details show that not only majorities discriminate minorities, but also they were prejudiced by minorities.

Writer didn’t show strangely that majority grope discriminates minority grope, but there are some details can tell us that this situation is existent even in a school. On the page 31, “For that matter,” the teacher continued, his attention back to the class, “How many of your black students have Latino or white friends? Friends, not acquaintances? And how many of you Latinos have black friends?” In the book “The War Between The Classes”, these classes are not living together equally. From the teacher’s spoking, we can know easily that he partitioned students for three classes, they are black, Latino and white, and the discrimination is in the school and this situation is about majority grope discriminate minority grope. On the page 15 “He is not like us. They are all the same, these hakujin. I work with them every day.” The speaker of that is Amy’s father. We can easy to know that Amy’s father is a bigot with white people. On the other hand, that demonstrates some white people are discriminating Amy’s father, and this causes Amy’s father have prejudice for them. Discrimination is happening between at least two gropes who discriminate each other. In the book “The War Between the Classes”, majority grope is one of those gropes. The grope they discriminate is minority.

Although majorities discriminate minorities, the latter don’t want to accept this situation. In the book “The War Between The Classes”, Amy’s father have some prejudices for white people. On the page 12 “This would never happened if you had been out with a Japanese boy,” Papa went on. “A Japanese boy would have had proper respect. He would have had you home on time!” Amy’s father believes blind that Japanese boy is better than a white boy for his daughter. This shows he has prejudice for white people. From his word, he think every Japanese boys are all would have  had Amy home on time. The question is Amy’s father didn’t say “other white boys” or “other boys”, he said” Japanese boy”. So in his mind, Japanese boys are better than white boys. So he prejudice with white people. On the page18, Papa had not seen Hideo for nearly a year because Hideo had married without his consent. He had forbidden Mama and me to see him as well. As a human, if my son had married without my consent, then I will congratulate for him. Though he didn’t ask my consent, I will not forbidden my family to see him. Amy’s father’s behaver shows he has prejudices for white people. Majority grope discriminate minority grope, cause the latter produced hate and prejudices for majority. Amy’s father is good example for this. His co-workers discriminate him, so the prejudice even discrimination were born in his heart deeply.

In the book “The War Between The Classes”, because of majority grope discrimination leads that minority grope feel self-contemptuous. This emotion made minority grope deepen the hate and prejudice for majority grope. On the page 6, being the only non-white in his crowed, I didn’t always feel entirely comfortable. The word “non-white” shows Amy does mind that she is not a white people. Amy divides people with classes, they are white people and non-white people, and these two classes are not in the same status. She didn’t feel comfortable shows that she thoughts that non-white people has a lower status than white people. So she is self-contemptuous. On the page 9, “Are you one of them, or one of us? Do you know who you are and will you stand up for it, or are you gonna let everyone else call your shots?” Juan is same with Amy on this question. He thinks there are “white people” and “non-white people”. “One of them” and “one of us” show Juan thinks these two classes are apart. On the hand, he against white people, because he asks Amy stand with “us” but don’t stand with “them”. This emotion clearly shows he is trying to get in a same status with white people and avoid to be discriminated. Above all, Juan feels self-contemptuous. All minority people know that they are not the owner of where they are living, so they realized that they are not in a same level with majority people, this emotion produces self-contemptuous, and self-contemptuous breeds prejudice.


Whatever is white people, yellow people or black people. We all should equally to each other. However, characters in the book “The War Between The Classes” are not. Discrimination is growing apart them. Just like Mr. Otero said: “In a moment you’ll remove your color bands, but think how many people can’t remove theirs—their skin color, or the labels of poverty.”, it tells us that many people are living with discriminational suffers. This book shows us that discrimination is evil and contemptible, and appeals us stop it. In the book “The War Between The Classes”, writer just shows us how evil race discrimination is. However, there are not only race discrimination in the world, but also have ganders, sex orientations’ discriminations. If majority grope can’t stand in the same status with minority, the circle of discrimination will be endless.

The Pearl Essay

A healthy society can’t exist without fairness and equality. Fairness and equality must exist in all aspects of life: skin color, sexual orientation, religion, and culture. In the book “The Pearl”, there is an intangible rule between men and women who were living in the town. The rule of men and women is an important part of the novel. Kino and Juana followed this rule. This rule has three main elements and all of them treat women unequally. Kino and Juana show us that the rule of men and women is unfair by their job division, human rights, and status.

    In the book “The Pearl”, the first element of the rule is that men’s job is outside, women’s job is inside. Men and women have a very clear division. On page 20 “Juana went to the water and waded in. She gathered some seaweed and mad a flat damp poultice of it, and this she applied to the baby’s swollen shoulder, which was as good remedy as any and probably better than the doctor could have done”, show Juana known how to take care of family but Kino didn’t. So that housework and take care of the baby is what women should do and that is women’s job. On page22, “Kino moved cautiously so that the water would not be obscured with mud or sand. He hooked his foot in the loop on his rock and his hands worked quickly, tearing the oysters loose, some singly, others in clusters. He laid them in his basket. In some places the oysters clung to one another so that they came free in lumps.” This clearly shows men of the town were responsible earn money and protect family. When baby was poisoned by scorpion, Kino had no idea about that, it shows Kino didn’t know how to do housework or manage the family things, but what Kino knows is how to earn money and food to support his family. Both of these two examples show us that men’s job is protect and support family, women’s job is take care of families. They have a very clear division of jobs in the book.

    In the novel “The Pearl”, the second elements of the rule is women should obedient men’s opinion. On page 74, “‘Kino,’ she said huskily, ‘I am afraid. A man could be killed. Let us throw the pearl back into the sea.’ ‘Hush,’ he said fiercely. ‘I am a man. Hush.’ And she was silent, for his voice was command.” These sentences show the rule of men and women that women should obey men. Juana worried about her family might been in danger, then she tried to convince Kino throw the pearl back in to sea, but Kino didn’t, he said “hush” and “I am a man” shows Kino wanted to keep the pearl, though his family will took the risk of death. Finally, Juana was obedient for Kino, although she known that will attracted a lot of danger. On page 77 “Although she might be puzzled by these differences between man and woman, she knew them and accept them and needed them.” After Kino beaten Juana, she didn’t be anger or annoyed, but accepted with that. Juana was doing what she thought was right, Kino was doing so, but why Juana should accepted with Kino and do nothing with the beaten. The reason should be the rule of men and women, if a woman who leave her man then she can’t service in this town so they must obey men whatever he is right or not. When something happened about danger, women had to obey with men. Maybe women was right, but things would not be effected by women, because it is the rule, women must obey men.


    Men have higher status than women. On page 77 “Although she might be puzzled by these differences between man and woman, she knew them and accept them and needed them.” In the book “The Pearl”, Juana was beaten by her husband but still forgave and obey with him. This event shows the whole system of the town was unfair to women, because nowadays, if a husband who beats his wife, people will blame him and call this “Family Violence”. Why Juana forgave Kino? The reason is she thought it is her fault, because she knew that the pearl is Kino’s job, she intervened it, so Kino bit her is reasonable. On page 50 “‘it will destroy us all,’ Juana cried. ‘Even our son.’ ‘Hush,’ said Kino ‘Do not speak any more. In the morning we will sell the pearl, and then the evil will be gone, and only the good remain. Now hush, my wife.’”, and on page 74, “‘Kino,’ she said huskily, ‘I am afraid. A man could be killed. Let us throw the pearl back into the sea.’ ‘Hush,’ he said fiercely.” These two paragraph shows the rule is unfair to women by women didn’t have rights to make and follow their own decision. In the book “The Pearl”, Juana was afraid about her family will be destroyed, so she tried to convince Kino through the pearl for twice. They didn’t have a discussion about that, in fact, though they discuss it, Kino still have the last word in any discussion. In a normal society, there should be no reason with a man beats woman. However, Juana thought Kino beats her is reasonable and she forgave him. It clearly shows Juana is living in an unequal society with male chauvinism.

    Juana was beaten by Kino. Juana must obey Kino and agree with his opinion. Juana can’t do any outside jobs and must only take care of the home and their baby. All of these show how unfair and unequal things were to women. The rule of the town was male chauvinism. In Kino’s town the job division, human rights and status place men with all the power. While today we would criticize this town as backward, there are still many places just like Kino’s town throughout the world where people discriminate or even victimize women. Kino’s town has an unequal rule for women, but in reality this place is not exiguous.

Spoken word reflection

Favourite presentation

My favourite presentation is the poem named “Lost Time” by Ingrid Vacha. This poem was about appeal people don’t lost their time. In the beginning, Ingrid said she had calculated how many time left of her life.  She thought time is precious and we are wasting it. Finally, Ingrid called us should do something valuable. From start to final, this poem showed speaker’s the sense of urgency and she tried to transmit this emotion to listeners for encourage us save time.

I like this one because it shocked me. Before that, I was wasting l lots of time on the online game named League of Legends. I tried to wake up from this game but I don’t have determination to do that, it led me always ended in failure. Now, I felt the urgency emotion and my heart was filled by determination. This presentation helped me a lot, that’s one reason why I like it. Another reason, I had the same point that don’t lost time for a long time. Though I can’t controlled myself to leave the game, I still wanted to spend my time on something valuable. I thought there were many people are losing their time such as me, I can’t help them at all but this poem can. This presentation is helpful for us, so it is my favourite one.

If you had to perform a spoken word presentation in front of the school, what topic would you present on and why?

I present on stop the war. In the world, many places are withstanding the pain of wars. People died every minute whatever is child or adult. I had saw a picture about a refugee boy felled on the beach, he died. The war is unhuman deathly, so we should prevent it even we will exhaust the last blood.


The Soloist

I’m singing behind the trunk

I’m hiding in the foliage

You can’t see me,

You can’t see me.

The breeze was ornamented, by my wings.

The sunlight was painted, by my plume.

You can’t see me,

You can’t see me.

The tree is my stage, and you are my audience.

I’m the elegant soloist of the forest.


You can’t see me,

You can’t see me.



Paragraph Response #2-The Friday Everything Changed

In the story “The Friday Everything Changed”, the main idea is people have to be brave and stand up for themselves. For example, Alma is brave to stand up for herself. “Alma Niles, put up her hand and said: “Why can’t girls go for the water, too?” This shows Alma wants to change the unfair situation, and has courage to do something. The next example, when you stand up for yourself, the rest might be not terrible like what you’d imagined. “I’ll think about that,” she said—as if, you know, she would—“and I’ll let you know next Friday.” This shows teacher thought that Alma’s point was right, and teacher was trying to change the rule. The last example is “‘Next week’ said Miss Ralston, closing the school register, tidying her books, ‘next week Alma Niles and Joyce Shipley will go for the water.’” This shows Alma proved that girls are not weaker than boys and changed the rule finally. Alma is a courageous girl who tried to gain an advantage for girls. She succeed finally. So people should stand up for themselves when they are facing to unfair.


Social Media Post

 Nowadays, social media is popular in our life, but there are some mistakes need to solve. So there should be a guide to teach people how to use social media responsibly. For example, iPad is a convenient devise for some people, but someone are letting it to be the camera. Sometimes use it means you’re blocking the view for others. If no one teach it, people probably won’t sense that behaviour is wrong. The next example, many people are use phones when they are walking or something else. That’s dangerous, because when you are texting with your phone, you won’t pay attention to the way you walking, even there is a pool in front of you. There are many people made accident because of it. The last example, social media is swallowing our affection. People think chat on online is better, although their friends are front them; they think share food on Twitter is more important than have a great meal with family. We are looks like using the social media, but the true is we missed the “real” communication. That’s why there should be a guide to teach people how to use social media.

The ending of the story ” Rules of The Game”

The ending of the story “Rules of The Game” shows, Waverly just 9 years old, wants independence from her mother.  Waverly shows this when she states. “I imagined my mother, first walking briskly down one street or another looking for me, then giving up and returning home to await my arrival. After two hours, I stood on creaking legs and slowly walked home.” This shows she ran away from home, to get away from her mother, but she came back. Waverly did not resign herself to lose, so she tried to get independence in different way. The other example is, when Waverly became a “chess star”, there is a big divergence between her and her mother. “I wish you don’t telling everybody I’m your daughter.” My mother stopped walking. This shows she wanted her keeps silence and does not t tell anyone. But her mother Lindo did agree with her, and ostentatious to everyone. Waverly was angry with her mother, so that makes Waverly wants independence from her mother. The last example is, in Waverly’s mind that sometimes her mother’s action disturbed her when she practise chess. “My mother had a habit of standing over me while I plotted out my games. I think she thought of herself as my protective ally. ‘Ma, I can’t practice when you stand here like that.’ One day I said.” This shows Waverly don’t want her mother always stood around her. She want her own area, so that made she wants independence from her mother.