It’s not like they... ... middle of paper ... ..., your hopes and dreams. Poverty is the most important theme in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, because it affected Junior’s life in a negative way. Poverty is the main theme because it affected the whole Indian community, Junior’s family, and Junior’s decisions. Poverty can affect you in many ways but to Junior, his family, and the whole Indian community in the reservation, poverty was a life threatening problem to them. Even so, poverty is a repeating cycle that will continue until you step out of that cycle and decide for yourself that that’s not the path you want to take.
Social determinants constrain and predict the quality of living in particular geographic locations. In many struggling communities, equal opportunities are not made available for residents compared to a community where they are not deprived of resources because of their social status. Although there are an ample amount of federally funded programs offered throughout the country, the process of gaining access and acceptance into these programs complicates the situation on many people. With such tight regulations on who is eligible to apply for government assisted programs, it increases the numbers of victims of poverty. Imagine being denied because your income does not meet the criteria or getting denied because you were previously evicted due to lack of funds.
Poverty is the main factor that stops people from doing what they wish they can do in life. This is when people don’t really know what to do to get out of poverty if they are poor. It is limiting the amount of things that people can get which includes anything out of their reach like an education, a school with with enough resources and good teachers, school supplies, etc. Without a proper education or with an income that can’t support people then they will be in poverty for the rest of their lives. For example, in the play, The Deaths of a Salesman the father, Willy Loman was a businessman even though it sounds like a good employment his family was still poor since his son would steal and didn’t focus much in his education.
There is a lack of jobs available, especially to individuals who were not able to receive a diploma or degree which prevents a much needed income to struggling families. Poverty can generate broken families such as single parent homes. Stress from worrying about money is a crucial cause of arguments in relationships that ultimately may end. Nutrition is a good foundation of a healthy life, yet several poor individuals cannot afford nutritious foods. Many jobs are at the low end of the pay scale, which
The documentary states that “some of the most prevalent and damaging stereotypes about poor people are that they are lazy, that they are stupid, they don’t have any skills, [and that they] prefer poverty” (The Line). In reality, more than 7 million Americans work two or more jobs in order to provide for their families. This social stigma is a roadblock that stands directly in the way of solving this social problem. If people realized how hard those that live below the poverty line work in order to survive, poverty itself could be eradicated. There is no way a human being could see how difficult these people’s lives are, and not want to help them.
This paper will look at ways in which these causes can be combated and at the same time evaluated in regards to it’s positive and negative aspects. Education has long been a problem in society, because the lack of this essential tool of survival doesn’t allow for growth of any sort. It is a known fact that the risk of poverty usually decreases as people get more schooling. Poor education can be either a cause of poverty or an effect. Young people who drop out of school may be poor because they lack the required skills needed to get good jobs, therefore adding to a system that forces them to only be able to live in low-income, economically starving areas.
Job losses, illnesses, accidents, and other tragic events can effect anyone’s financial situation. The culture of poverty, which is a false assumption people have of those who are poor and poverty stricken. This belief states that, the poor are where they are because they have low standards and poor morals. They like to be poor because they don’t pull themselves out of poverty. They teach these beliefs of laziness and bad morals to each new generation and perpetuate poverty.
The Background of Poverty in America In the United States today there are many reforms that had been made to help cope with those who are living in poverty. However, these reforms have been keeping many from being able to climb the social class ladder because the “War on Poverty” has not been effective on ridding poverty in the U.S. According to the Heritage Foundation, there are about forty six million people who are living in poverty and it is a conflict in this country because it puts people of lower class at a disadvantage because they have to choose between necessities like healthcare, child care and food in order to help themselves and their family members; therefore, many sacrifices have to be made to insure their survival. Though many reforms have been made to help people living in poverty, there is still much work to be done to help the lower class maintain a sufficient standard of living. Many people are living in poverty due to the inability to find a job because some businesses are outsourcing jobs to developing countries since workers there are willing to be paid less than the average American worker.
Unemployment and low wages create an environment where children are unable to attend school because their parents cannot afford to pay the fees. Yes, it is true that poverty can be caused by the mindset of people and misplaced priorities, but the amount of harm that society significantly impacts on a poor person is unfavorable. If society did not play a major impact on human beings lives, there would be less people going through the state of poverty. Indeed, poverty is not the individual’s fault, but the many conditions that society has imposed upon
Introduction Many people are uneducated on the social issue of poverty. They think that poverty just comes from individuals being lazy and not working. Indeed some poverty does rise from laziness but in most cases these people are fighting everyday to escape from poverty. Poverty has a way of invading people's lives and sometimes never leaving. The struggle of moving up on the social ladder is nearly impossible to most people.