This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Motivational Racism ("Kaffir Boy" Comparison To "By Any Other Name")

637 words - 3 pages

Motivational RacismBoth the essay "By Any Other Name" and the story "Kaffir Boy" deal with the agony of racism. In Santha Rama Rau's essay "By Any Other Name," the two characters, Premila and Santha, leave their school because they are wealthy enough to receive an education where they will not receive racist remarks. In Mark Mathabane's "Kaffir Boy," Mark has grown up in poverty. Though Mark is told that he will never amount to anything because he is black, Mark strives for success since he has nothing to lose. Through a comparison of different reactions to prejudices revealed in the stories, we learn that our choices should be determined by which options offer the greatest rewards and/or the fewest penalties.Premila and Santha both attend an Anglo-Indian school. When the girls first arrive they notice subtle racist gestures, such as the change in their names to make them British names: "Those names are much too hard for me. Suppose we give you pretty English names. Wouldn't that be more jolly?" (Rama Rau 257). There is also peer pressure from the white and Indian children in the class to eat British food: "She also told her mother, aside, that they should take sandwiches to school the next day, not that she minded but it would be simpler for her to handle" (Rama Rau 256). Santha also noticed that all the Indian children in her class were grouped together at the back of the class, as if exiled from the other students. Premila had enough when she was directly insulted by the teacher: "Me and the other Indians had to sit with a desk between each of us. She said it was because Indians cheat" (Rama Rau 257).In "Kaffir Boy," Mark Mathabane joins his grandmother at her workplace in the big city. Mark is astonished that white people live such extravagant lives...

Find Another Essay On Motivational Racism ("Kaffir Boy" Comparison to "By Any Other Name")

Christianity In Comparison To Other World Religions

1534 words - 6 pages casts a massive shadow over any assumption that it is God's wills that all mankind shall be converted to the Christian faith.Most people in the world, about 98-99%, would say that the determination of your religion depends on your origin, i.e. where your parents were born and where you were born. The Christian faith makes sense of this by relating it to the universal sovereignty and fatherhood of god, which is done rather conspicuously by older

Society Short of Satisfaction-Anylizes the individual within society, incorporating Rustam and Suhrab from the Shah-nama of Firdawsi, Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane, and The Bet by Anton Chekhov

891 words - 4 pages I go. In heaven I may look on thee with joy." (p. 96) Often times a person will not feel fulfilled until they have allowed their innermost desires to exceed societies regulations.The entirety of the novel Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane concerns Johannes, a strong-willed, rebellious black boy growing up in the apartheid and his rise to equality with the white race due to his optimistic mother's encouragement, and the notion that he deserved better

Black Boy Analytical Text-Based Essay on the End of Racism through "Black Boy" by Richard Wright

1369 words - 5 pages result of the perceived greatexpectations and the individual's weakness combine to further ware awaythe individual to racism. At early childhood, Richard remained blocked from the molding ofsociety, and so did not elicit a distinction between blacks and whites.Richard described them as, "merely people like other people." (27) Atchildhood, Richard found the truth_all peoples seemed somewhat equal.Whites were humbled by the revelation that they

A Comparison of "The Other" and "Double Conciousness" by PJ

1424 words - 6 pages and characteristics that the dominant group does not have. As such, the "Other" refers to any "marginalized, exploited, subjugated, dominated, or oppressed group." In Beauvoir's mind men have created this position for women to occupy. Historically, a woman's place in society has been cemented by social and economic norms decreeing women to be dependent on men. Beauvoir cites the exclusion of women from the public sphere of production as an example

weather banning plastic bags is right approach or are there any other alternative to it

1332 words - 6 pages their goals (Plant Art, 2012). Due to this we need to look at other alternative, instead of focusing on banning the use of plastic bags because it will never work and it might be waste of energy and money. The first alternative that we can see is, following 6Rs that is reduce, reuse, recycle, recovery, restore and responsibility ( responsibility is added by Clean Bhutan in 2014). For instance, if we reduce the amount of plastic bag that we consume

Was the success of the Nazi Party more to do with Hitler than any other factor?

579 words - 2 pages legally and then changing Germany afterwards.However, aside from Hitler, there were two other major factors that contribute as to why the Nazi Party were such a success, and they are the Great Depression, and the fact that the Nazis were really helped into power. The Great Depression was a great chance for the Nazis to show the German public that the Weimar Republic was bad news for them. The Great Depression let the Nazis lie to the public

A Comparison of Shakespeare’s Marcus Brutus to Other Tragic Heroes

1759 words - 8 pages The tragic hero is one of literatures most used (and sometimes abused) characters. The classical definition of a tragic hero is, “a person with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. The person is doomed by the Gods or some other supernatural force to destruction or suffering. The hero struggles against the fate, but due to a personal flaw, ultimately fails in the battle against fate. It is my personal opinion that Brutus,as he is portrayed in

Comparison between two poems: "Little Boy Crying" by Mervyn Morris, and "The Toys" by Coventry Patmore

1396 words - 6 pages being slapped and sent to bed without a kiss by his father, and that's what shows how much the boy is hurt by this event. The boy went to his room, cried, and placed, within his reach, objects that probably had some memories in them of his mother. These memories were probably comforting for the little boy, that's why he put them within his reach in order to sooth the hurt he was feeling.Furthermore, in both poems, the father feel sorry for doing

Comparison of The Rich Boy, The Bridal Party, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

633 words - 3 pages Comparison of The Rich Boy, The Bridal Party, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The 1920’s market a booming America economy, making evident transition between social classes. People become very optimistic, and sometimes began living their lives as if they had already obtained the American dream. Dreamers usually create illusions to avoid the cruel realities of life. F. Scott Fitzgerald exemplifies three overly

Loren Lomasky - Essay Question: What is meant by liberty rights and what is Lomasky's argument for the priority of these rights over any other kind of other rights?

2067 words - 8 pages Locke and Immanuel Kant. Nonetheless, I lean toward agreeing with Lomasky's argument for the priority of the right of liberty over any other kind of right. However, I will argue that the right to non-interference is a unique exception to this argument.Basic human rights, as defined by Hinman, "express the minimum entitlements that are built into the social contract." The idea of a basic right is that they are the minimal reasonable demands on

A study was carried out to try and understand, what make IT projects different and complex than any other projects

2940 words - 12 pages involved project. They are very important in determining whether the project is successful or not. The list of stakeholders are senior management, end-user, system architect and project manager.INTRODUCTIONA study was carried out to try and understand, what make IT projects different and complex than any other projects; the findings can be used to improve success rates.This report is based on findings from the British Computer Society and the Royal

Similar Essays

To Kill A Mocking Bird And Kaffir Boy Theme Comparison

917 words - 4 pages him. His leg is scrapped badly, but John shows courage and gets up. He runs all the way to the finish line even though all racers are already at the finish line. He showed courage, courage that is trying even though failure is inevitable. Harper Lee and Mark Mathabane exhibit this courage throughout their books To Kill a Mockingbird and Kaffir Boy. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee shows courage through Atticus when he takes up Lee and Mathabane

A Book By Any Other Name

1031 words - 5 pages understand who I is right away leaving no room for confusion. This new title adds intrigue by making the reader question things such as, “What happens with Finny and the other character? What makes Finny so special? What sort of relationship does Finny and the other character share?” These questions are answered throughout the book so that any and all readers can come to terms as to why the title is relevant to the book itself. The title is, not

Proper Motivation: The Key To An Organization's Success. Outlines A Sample Motivation Plan For Any Organization. Discusses Other Motivational Theories As Well

1756 words - 7 pages upon the rewards given for tasks. It states that the level or degree of achievement directly relates to the reward given. This theory is in direct contrast to the Goal-Setting Theory. ·Equity Theory- this theory is based on the comparisons individuals make. It states that a person will seek to equalize a situation by adjusting either their workloads to meet those of the other people in their environment. ·Expectancy Theory- this theory states that

A Comparison Between Two Film's Portraying Aboriginal Racism Rabbit Proof Fence And Yolungu Boy

1313 words - 5 pages it is not near as strong as it was many years back. Two films 'Yolungu Boy" and 'Rabbit Proof Fence' both portray aboriginal racism and unfairness to aboriginals in different ways and strengths as they were set in different time periods. One in 1930 and one in present day, the 21st century. A comparison of these two films would be made focusing on themes, major characters and symbols.The genres in both films are very similar because they both are