Theme Of Poverty In 1930's Paris And In Present

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Poverty in 1930’s Paris and in Present In this world, we were born unequal; some of us were born with silver spoon in their mouth, some don’t. Yet, we all share one essential thing; we have to strive in this world in order to survive. America, as one of the greatest country in the world, used to feed its people with hope, equality, and freedom; hoping that everyone was able to chase their dream equally through the job class sequence. But, based on US Census Bureau, it is known that the number of people who lives in poverty in America in 2014 is reaching 14.8% of total US population, which is 46.7 million. The data shows how America already fails its people’s hope. Although the states already gave the lower classes opportunities to chase their …show more content…
In “Down and Out in Paris and London”, the author, George Orwell, describes how the owner of lodging-houses would oppose any kind of improvement, because “For their present business is an immensely profitable one”(252). Orwell says “The average house takes five or ten pounds a night, with no bad debts. . . Any improvement would mean less crowding, and hence less profit.”(252) This clearly shows how the rich value his superiority. He doesn’t care even if the poor suffer because of his obligation. Because the rich needs the poor to stay in their situation in order to maintain their superiority. The rich afraid if there’s any help towards the poor, the rich might lose their superiority status. Therefore, the rich will “fight like the devils”(142) in order to keep themselves being rich and …show more content…
One time at his novel, Orwell told his friend’s experience, whose name is Bozo. He described in details that bozo “[have] neither fear, nor regret, nor shame, nor self pity. . . Being a beggar, he said, was not his fault. . .[as] he was the enemy of society. . . In the summer he saved nothing, spending his surplus earnings on drink. . . If he was penniless when winter came on, then society must look after him”(198) The action that bozo did certainly shows that he doesn’t care anything that is going to happen to him in the future, because if something were to happen to him then the society will take care of him. This totally shows how he takes everything for granted. Additionally, what is important to him was to please his lusts, which totally a representative of poor people mindset. Therefore, Bozo’s action and mindset to choose to be poor as a lifestyle will bring no good to escape from

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