Essays Tagged: "Slum"


unsafe conditions and long hours, all for a minimum wage that could only afford for the increasing slum apartments. Different companies took advantage of the same working class of the cities, usually ... placed on the markets. Similarly, Jane Adams contributed to American society by reforming the city slums. She began the Hull House for the poor and those who needed medical care, legal aid, food, clo ...

(3 pages) 197 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

To What Extent Is Eddie Responsible For His Own Death In 'A View From A Bridge'?

klyn is in New York, one of the biggest cities in the United States and Red Hook is just one of the slum localities that it is made up of.P.12: 'This is the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side ...

(10 pages) 89 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison.

's. Life in the North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housing resulting in slum housing, and restricted job opportunities were only a few of the many hardships that the Africa ...

(11 pages) 198 0 4.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The South by Ruth Parks Analyzed in respect to Rites Of Passage, physical setting, style and the roles of the Characters

s. It tells the story of the Darcy family, who live in poverty in 1940's Surry Hills, an inner-city slum suburb of Sydney. The style that Ruth Park writes is amazing. It's almost like tapestry: a coll ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Jacob Riis' "How the Other Half Lives"--Some opinions about the nature of the photograph for historical purposes.

a Memory1. Jacob Riis, an emigrant from Scandinavia, experienced firsthand the poverty in New York slums. After moving from odd job to odd job he found himself begging for food on the street and imme ... lf begging for food on the street and immersed in the peasantry of "The Bend", the nickname for the slum neighborhood in which he lived, Riis became a reporter. His specific goal was to prompt the pub ...

(3 pages) 80 1 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Themes in The Prince and the Pauper

one side, and shiny glossy wrapper on the other side. The Pauper hales from Offal Court, a crowded slum, and the Prince from a spacious palace. Mark Twain describes two central characters as "Prince ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What are your first impressions of the Imber Community in Iris Murdoch's "The Bell"?

er sardonic comment, "I wish Brother Nicholas could be persuaded to make the place look less like a slum". Although nothing is known of Nick at this moment in the novel; he may be a Brother, the deris ... h Paul's comment of, "I wish Brother Nicholas could be persuaded to make the place look less like a slum", associates Nick with the mess of newspapers, and so the fact that there are newspapers pollut ...

(4 pages) 20 0 4.3 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

George Orwell's 1984

politically correct and made to help in controlling the thoughts of their citizens, exist hidden in slum shops in the ghetto. The rest has been burned because it doesn't represent what they want it to ...

(1 pages) 5 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

My Thoughts On The Outsiders

live on the fringes of society both metaphorically and literally. They live in somewhat of an urban slum and have "outlandish" customs. The outsiders, for the most part, are proud of their different ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


mpt by the observer who is taking the critical viewpoint of one who does not have to live in such a slum. It is night, the air is full of insects and "other shady characters" (12.2843), emphasizing th ...

(3 pages) 347 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Kama'aina Special: Tourism In Hawaii

blems that the Hotel Industries face. Since September 11, 2001 the industry has been in an economic slum because there are no tourists coming to Hawaii. Hotels since as far back as the 1980's have alw ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller

eaks as though Red Hook has swallowed up all the complications of the world and is now reduced to a slum. This creates a vivid mental picture and therefore invents the ideal environment for tragic com ...

(5 pages) 26 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Urbanization Trends

different. Africa, one of the poorest countries, suffers from a shortage of infrastructure causing slum-like conditions in urban areas. According to White D. (2006) "Almost 72 per cent of its urban r ... eas. According to White D. (2006) "Almost 72 per cent of its urban residents, it calculates, are in slums". Because there is no clear legal basis for building housing areas are not permanent. Streets ...

(2 pages) 64 2 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Style analysis for see them di

Die, McBain aims to lead the reader into the bleak litter-strewn environment of a crowded American slum with its inherent threat of violence. Two dominating forces, Heat and July, established in the ...

(2 pages) 385 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

There are many religions in which people hold their faith

uses the streets.Street Corner Religion is a religion in which human beings that are considered the slum or the lower class of the world engage in illicit economic activity and worship the streets. To ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Poverty and Urbanization in Developing Nations

example of someone living in absolute poverty is someone living in a makeshift community such as a slum or shanty-town. Relative poverty is being below some relative poverty threshold, such as a "pov ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Zora Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God

tory “Their Eyes Were Watching God. Although it was an all black town, it was not considered a slum. It was the first black city to become incorporated. Around 1925 she moved to New York, and sin ...

(8 pages) 31 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Al Capone

ork, Capone initially lived with his family in a run down neighborhood, his residence essentially a slum with no indoor plumbing ("Al Capone - Made In America"). Shortly after his birth, however, the ...

(9 pages) 39 1 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Kava Project I

Some research must be undertaken to ascertain how and why this island paradise has become an island slum.There many natural disasters, but these were precipitated by international companies, who mined ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

How and did the American colonies in New England develop differently from those in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern states?

tter, because 10 years after the first landing, not much had changed. Jamestown was described as a "slum in the wilderness." Of the 2,000 settlers since 1607, only 400 remained alive, and with the unh ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History