Essay on The Rich People School By Lauri Kubuitsile

1166 Words May 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Bullying is a problem faced by millions around the world. With around 3.2 million students being bullied each year the problem has grown to a worldwide issue (“History of Bullying” np). Many could argue the worst part is that only 4% of teachers, students or adults would intervene in case of a bullying situation took place (“History of Bullying” np). Those who are bullied have to deal with many feelings like depression and sadness. It is said that 1 in 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying (“History of Bullying” np). The story “The Rich People School” is a Botswanan short story written by Lauri Kubuitsile, which tells of the result and action of bulling and allows us to apply it to our lives today. In the beginning of the story we are intro ducked to a girl named Sylvia. She is a Botswanan whose life was totally changed when her mother decided to marry an American. She left her daughter (Sylvia) in the hands of her own mother so she could move to America. Sylvia’s mother required her husband to agree to send enough money to her family every month so they could live and so her daughter could attend "The Rich People 's School”. However Sylvia, while attending “ The Rich People School” is bullied and never actually goes to the school again. Bullying has always been a issue however was not always as prominent in society as it is today. The talk about bullying started in 18th and early 19th century. However bullying was far different then as we describe…

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