Argumentative Essay On World Hunger

1179 WordsNov 9, 20175 Pages
The Earth is no stranger to copious continent-wide concerns, despite all of the advancements humankind has made in both societal and technological manners. The livelihoods of those living in underdeveloped countries are most under attack by these prevalent problems, for it is often that the governments find themselves unable to sustain the solutions to such widespread snags. Arguably, the worst part about the whole affair is that these issues have been occurring for a long period of time – and even worse, they are ubiquitous throughout the history of the world. Yet, populations live today in an era of vast social networks and rising, fast-paced trends; before, tribes and bands of people could only hope for their prayers to be answered. Although world hunger has left countries around the world desperate for food and resources, by taking action and banding together the thirst for food can finally be satisfied. Of all the associated reasons surrounding world hunger, none are more prominent than the societal ones – something best proved in Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night. The final chapters showcase a harrowing experience for the unfortunate young Wiesel, with losses of faith and ugly discrimination. However, there was one thing which turned out by far to be the absolute worst tale to come out of the Holocaust – the gradual degradation to utter savage barbarism induced by total starvation. As Wiesel recalls, the Jews were so deprived of sustenance that when the Nazis started throwing scraps of food into the trains, “there was a stampede. Dozens of starving men fought desperately over a few crumbs” (Wiesel 176). It is shocking how far one’s mental intelligence could drop – which begs the question of how other lower-class civilizations are holding up in similar conditions. Not helping the situation were those that actually came to watch, believe it or not. As Wiesel recalls, “A crowd of workmen and curious passersby had formed all along the train… And the spectators observed [the Jews] ready to kill for a crust of bread” (177). Even considering the threat the Nazis posed, one would think that the civilians of this fine Earth would rise up to protest over a barbaric sight? Yet here the Jews were, locked into mortal combat
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