Essays Tagged: "migrants"

Symbolism in Grapes of Wrath

gued, however, that Steinbeck was too artificial in his ways of trying to gain some respect for the migrants. Regardless of the critical opinions, John Steinbeck utilized symbolism as a forum to conve ... hat time. The best way to go about doing this was to focus on one of the two things that nearly all migrants had in common, which was religion and hardships. Steinbeck creates a story about the journe ...

(11 pages) 192 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Australian literature: What images and constructions of 'Australian-ness' are represented in early Australian literature?

g of the history of post-colonised Australia, the contributions and experiences of women, non-Anglo migrants and Aborigines were virtually ignored. Their stories certainly played no role in the forgin ... r-minded and egalitarian is also challenged by the attitudes towards the Aborigines and non-Anglo immigrants, especially the Chinese. There was hatred and fear of others, anyone who did not fit the no ...

(6 pages) 154 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"

ing to write. The Grapes of Wrath was no exception to his other works. To prepare for it, he joined migrants in Oklahoma and rode with them to California. When he got to California, he lived with them ... with them, joining them in their quest for work. By publishing these experiences and trials of the migrants he achieved an effect that won him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. The writing of T ...

(7 pages) 170 0 4.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

essay on the Grapes of Wrarh

dust bowls) the Joads family begins a journey to the promise land of California and like many other migrants and immigrants have before them. As they travel cross-country they face the blunt realities ... ime friend of the Joads. In this story, Casey represents Christ figure whose philosophy is that all migrants are connected to one big soul and longs to bring religious morals to the migrant families m ...

(2 pages) 55 1 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Women as self-sacrificing and nurturing mothers in The Grapes Of Wrath" is about the portrayal of women in John Steinbeck's novel

write Grapes of Wrath, the famous novel about the Joad family and, in the interchapters, about the migrants and their social situation in general. Steinbeck visited camps and was familiar with the li ... ving-conditions, a reversal of leadership roles took place. Steinbeck's source of information about migrants and their lives was Tom Collins, the manager of the Kern County Migrant Camp. His weekly re ...

(21 pages) 270 4 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Australia in the 1950s and aboriginal life.

r did not greatly change the cultural mix of the population, for initially it only involved British migrants.In 1947 the scheme was to extend and include other members of the British Empire and Americ ... de other members of the British Empire and Americans who had served in the war.These early post-war migrants were often held in suspicion by older Australians. They were un-use to cultural differences ...

(2 pages) 98 3 2.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The long-term and short-term causes of anti-Chinese riots on the gold fields in Australia in 1850's and 1860's?

fraid of the Chinese." What followed was a number of anti-Chinese riots, aimed at eradicating these migrants from the gold fields. There were various long-term and short-term causes of these violent a ...

(4 pages) 50 0 4.4 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Why did people migrate to the colonies.

nd pull factors; both counter-balanced by intervening obstacles. The push factors that repelled the migrants from Europe to the colonies; and the pull factors that attracted them to America consist of ... many followers of different relgions fought each other for supremacy and power over the country. Immigrants hoped to build a land where you could practise any religion and so many Catholics fled to M ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Causes and Consequences of major migration flows since 1945.

eenth century as Europeans emigrated to the Americas, but the most rapid increase in the numbers of migrants occurred during the twentieth century, particularly after the second world war. Since 1945, ... red during the twentieth century, particularly after the second world war. Since 1945, the types of migrants, their countries of origin, their destinations and the patterns of their movement have dive ...

(12 pages) 292 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Racism - Issues within the Australian Culture.

was also seen as the struggle against the dangerous and 'wily' blacks. Later the fight was against migrants who would dilute the British character of the nation, and undermine the race. (Keegan 1986) ... xtent of which Australian society has been shaped by racism towards Indigenous people and towards immigrants will be explored. This will be done through defining racism, the forms of racism, and how t ...

(9 pages) 199 0 4.6 Aug/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Summary of "Coming to Ameruca" and apply Berger, Marx and Durkheimian's point of view to make commentary on the summary.

ulated with real people, Roger Daniels takes the reader from the first Spanish, French, and English migrants to the later arrivals of Africans, Germans, and Irish, followed by Swedes, Poles, Italians, ... rn European Jews in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the Latin American and Asian immigrants of our own era. The birth of the US came because of Europeans that immigrated here for reli ...

(9 pages) 127 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The first americans.

s of America. America is known as the melting pot because it has always been a nation composed by immigrants of all races . The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from ... s who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier. These migrants drifted in small groups to North America and came in five different waves.These early immig ...

(8 pages) 264 1 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis essay of the film "Falling Down".

The movie takes place in Los Angeles, California that is largely populated by Mexicans and Oriental migrants. The protagonist, played by Michael Douglas, encounters and oriental man that owns a local ...

(3 pages) 171 3 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Canada - The benefits of immigration

act, the majority of people come here to work, to start a new life. As statistics shows, the most immigrants are employed and work as they have to provide a living for themselves; They pay taxes and c ... hey pay taxes and contribute to pension funds and income taxes. Against this argument, are also the migrants who open businesses and create new work places. Many investments and capital brought into C ...

(2 pages) 105 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Parallel Events in the Grapes of Wrath

s, he wants to bring people closer together and stop humans from hurting one another. Casy sees the migrants as an army with out a harness, and thinks that he can bring everyone working together. In t ... ot shared among the elite and rich. Steinbeck also expands upon the thought that by keeping all the migrants oppressed, the elite are only strengthening them as a whole group.The last mention of socia ...

(5 pages) 51 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Comparing and contrasting life in New England and Chesapeake colonies.

and New England colonies.The Chesapeake Colony consisted of Virginia and Maryland. Virginia's first migrants were sent not only to settle land, but more importantly to search for gold and other treasu ... vants to provide labor for their crops.Land in the Chesapeake colony was generally owned by wealthy migrants. Owning land and slaves created a sense of high social status. Many of the young, single mi ...

(5 pages) 102 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Yearning to breathe free! - how can we unite the world?

nd my beliefs for centuries but now I am in the main stream of American life. And of course other immigrants have been facing the same problems." This is what an average member of any ethnic minority ... o you and I don't think we can oppose him much, can we? Now let us look at how the world reacted to migrants in the previous times and what the reasons to migrate were and if our world is real so bord ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Judaism in Australia

ere were between 8 and 14 of them on the first transport that reached Sydney. The first free Jewish migrants arrived in Australia in 1816, and the first Jewish religious organization was set up in 181 ... in 1816, and the first Jewish religious organization was set up in 1817.An increase by 10000 Jewish migrants started in 1861 and ended in 1901. This means that 200 new Jewish people migrated to Austra ...

(2 pages) 31 1 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Marijuana and Alcohol This essay contrasts the historical backround of marijuana and alcohol in relation to sociology.

ce against the lower-class Mexicans. Naturally, Americans would be opposed to any deviance found in migrants' behavior. Marijuana was a definite deviance. As the youth culture began to pick up this dr ...

(1 pages) 65 1 2.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Balance of payments

are one-way transfer of funds between Australia and rest of the world. Includes funds brought in by migrants, funds taken out by immigrants, foreign aid to developing countries.The capital and financi ... tax incentives to better out balance of trade.Encourage and allow lots of highly skilled, wealthy immigrants into the country.Diversify our export base so we are not heavily reliant on primary goods w ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics