Wealthy Vs Poor Analysis

People look down on the poor because people are inclined to be uncharitable and cruel. The people are uncharitable and cruel because the people look at poor people like they’re worthless trash who don’t have the ability to make something of themselves. Higher classes of people don’t understand the poor because they didn’t have to grow up that way. Melanie Schellers On The Meaning Of Plumbing And Poverty demonstrated that people stereotyped the poor as being white trash that were gross and had germs. It also demonstrated that being poor takes a big toll on you and there’s a lot of self shaming that goes with that and people will never understand that unless they lived in those conditions. In John Cheeses 4 Things That Politicians Will Never …show more content…
Schellers and Cheeses stories have many similarities such as the poor being misunderstood by the wealthy, the poor being treated worse than the wealthy, and the poor feeling shameful because of their living conditions. There are many differences between the wealthy and poor such as the wealthy has more opportunities than the poor, the wealthy has an easier life than the poor, and the poor feel more shameful about themselves than the wealthy but in some cases it should be the other way around. People often treat the poor badly because the people think of themselves as a higher person than the poor and don’t want be on the poors level therefore the people treat them …show more content…
“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”(Lieutenant Governor Andrew Bauer, stated by Cheese, 4) This quote shows that the Governor sees poor people as animals and as a problem that we need to get rid of all together. Governor Bauer has no understanding of what it is like to be poor, doesn’t care about the poor people, and doesn’t want to put forth any effort to help them. The poor are not animals they should be equal to all

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