Rights And Equality For Any Race, Gender, Or Wealth Class Defines Social Justice

967 Words Oct 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Rights and equality for any race, gender, or wealth class defines social justice. Three short stories that symbolize social justice are “Saboteur,” “A Worn Path,” and “The Lesson.” In the story “Saboteur” the antagonist is a police officer who treats the protagonist unjustly. The social justice issue being portrayed is inequality. In contrast, “A Worn Path” is a story of an elderly African-American woman who is on a quest. While on her quest, racism is illustrated as the social issue. Lastly, “The Lesson” is a story of two main characters who are being taught the value of a dollar. Economic inequality is the social justice issue in the story. Particularly, these three stories brought to my attention of racism, social inequality, and economic inequality.
“Saboteur” written by Ha Jin, takes place after the Cultural Revolution. Mao Zedong, China’s Communist leader at the time launched the revolution in order to reassure his authority over the Chinese government. At this time, all citizens were supposed to be equal. However, a portion of police officers did not treat every citizen equally. Mr. Chiu is a communist party member because of this, two police officers treat him unjustly. “Saboteur” is a story of a newlywed couple, who are on their honeymoon in Muji City. While having lunch, before heading back to their hometown Mr. Chiu notices two railroad policemen to the right of him, who were laughing and drinking tea. Mr. Chiu begins to describe the police officers;…

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