Yes Liesel It's Me Analysis

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Imagine a world where every person is a selfish being who will only keep their own interests in mind. As a result, they would have no social responsibility to help any person in need, be it a friend or family member. In fact, many people in modern-day society face persecution due to their race or gender. Those who do nothing or support the maltreatment of them to benefit themselves are the same people that support oppression. Those who support the oppressed, knowing the repercussions, are the same ones who fight for social justice. One such person that fought for equality was Hellen Keller, whom was blind and deaf, but still received a bachelor or arts degree and used it to fight for the underprivileged. In fact, she helped make braille the …show more content…

He responds, “‘Yes, Liesel it’s me”’(Zusak). Consequently, “He was whipped…[Leisel] wept...Then silently...she was dragged away”(Zusak). Knowing the consequences of talking with a Jew, Liesel finds him a hugs him; Max is then severely punished for having a dialogue with Leisel. Furthermore, Leisel cries as she is separated because she feels the pain that Max experiences. Social justice can be defined simply as fair treatment for all, including civil rights and equal chances at success. The empathy that Liesel feels for Max sparks a desire for social justice in her. Currently, many white supremacist groups are slowly coming out of the dark due to recent events, one ex-member who is now speaking out against them is Christian Picciolini. He used to be a prominent member of one of these groups and co-founded an organization called Life After Hate that helps many escape from supremacist groups that oppose justice and equality. The turning point in Picciolini’s life that made him no longer a white supremacist was when he started to feel empathy for many of the people that he blindly …show more content…

Recently the United States has elected Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, who shares his capitous view on Obamacare. Casey B. Mulligan captures these view in The New York Times, when he states“Unemployment insurance is...financed by the federal and state governments...On average [those who are unemployed] receive about $300 a week until they start working again”(Mulligen). Those whom are unemployed are given an opportunity to find a job. Though, they will most likely feel that is much easier to file for unemployment and claim to be looking for a job. The government tries to give every person an equal chance at having success in the workforce and to therefore create a more fair society. Really, they are giving free handouts to those who are too lazy to find a job. However, as Margot Sanger-Katz who also writes for The New York Times rebutts, “Current law requires them to provide documentation...that they have recently filed for bankruptcy, for example, or been evicted...they must [also] legally attest to their honesty... the program would stop paying after the 26th week”(Sanger-Katz). It is actually very onerous to get the aforementioned “free handouts”, as a person must have actually been through a severe amount of hardship.

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