The Theme Of Racism In Do Not Go Gentle

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Grief is not something that the Native Americans are accustom to feeling, however in the short story, Do Not Go Gentle, it consumes the narrator and his wife. Although, I have been very blessed and pray that I continue to be blessed, I too was consumed with grief after the birth of my daughter. As a first time mother and having been taught about Sudden Death Syndrome, I was completely stricken with the “what ifs”. Being totally engulfed in this my baby could suddenly die world for no known reason, I began unknowingly to lash out in anger. Much like what had happened between the narrator and his wife, I took out most of my anger out on my spouse. My fear driven anger wreaked havoc on my already strained marriage. This caused my spouse …show more content…
How many individuals would state they are preferential? Although a great number people are biased about something, they would presumably say they have no partialities. Maybe the most agonizing type of partiality is racism. Although, the greater part of us attempt to keep away from the issue of racism, it is surrounding us. It is unavoidable. In his story, Lawyer’s League, Sherman Alexie goes up against racism and its effects. In this story he tells us how we can both be victim and the perpetuator of racism. Many would like to believe that racism is a thing of the past here in the United States of America. However, if you turn on your local news it tells us unfortunately it is not going anywhere; it is here to stay. For instance, take a look at our most recent election. Our President Elect Donald Trump is being called a bigot and a racist. After all, in his campaign he did go after the immigrants, Asian, Latinos, African Americans, the disabled, Muslims and women; so I believe that is a fair analysis. Much to the world’s surprise, even after his nasty campaign strategy, he was elected to be our next president. Now, our nation is crippled with uncertainty. Which I completely understand. But, what I do not understand the violence and the protesting. The very same people accusing President Elect Trump of racism are demonstrating the exactly same behaviors. It is going to be impossible to “make America great again” if we keep fighting against …show more content…
Going into kindergarten I had no clue who I was. I hoped along the way I’d find myself, however, that did not happen. Not only did I live in my brother’s shadow at home, I also did at school. Then, my sixth grade year came along. This year will hold a great impact on me for the rest of my life. I was bullied by the entire sixth grade except for one girl. I did not tell my parents or the school about the bullying. I feared it would be turned around on me resulting in them blaming me and it getting worse. I was never diagnosed because I never told anyone but I believe I became severally depressed. I for sure had no idea who I was or what my purpose was. The bullying went on for most of the school year. I did a good job hiding the pain at school and home but on our last school party I couldn’t pretend anymore. So, I sat alone, instead of sitting next to the kids that were bullying me so the room mothers would not question why I was sitting by myself. After that party, almost everyone stopped bullying me. I continued to be bullied off and on up until my sophomore year in high school. Needless to say that I struggled and still struggle each and every day with a low self-esteem. However, I work on building myself up each day I wake up. It seems it was taken away from me overnight but it is not coming back to me the same way. But, I know I am worth it and so is my

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