Societal Issues: Poverty

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The arts mirror different cultural problems so the rest of the world is then able to have a visual of societal issues and its seriousness. In this way individuals of all cultures can be educated about these problems. Through growing technology, awareness has been raised. Today we have film, photography, music, social media that allow us to “post” or “tweet” issues that are happening around the world. It spreads the word faster allowing us to be informed at a rapid rate. This technology came in the late twentieth century and has been continuing to the twenty-first century. Music has always been around; however songs about societal issues have grown popular. Photography was introduced in the late nineteenth century and it allows for a visual view of current events. There are various problems that have been seen in the past and are still seen today. Poverty is one that still needs attention today and is seen in many countries. Another is the social ranking of people that divide them up into the low class, middle class and the high class. The destruction of the environment for urbanization has also been a growing plight. Quality education of children another dilemma, it varies from country to country and city to city. For all who are reading, these issues will be shown through photography, poetry, a painting and film. The Class System and Poverty in Sixteenth Century England (Utopia) Utopia is set in sixteenth century England. The social structure represented a structured and organized world, people saw themselves as part of a community and not as much as “individuals.” Social order was influential and it was divided into three estates, the first one being the clergy. They were to pray for the good of the whole, sustain Christian va... ... middle of paper ... ...Cats.” Literature World. Bawler, Ellen et al. Englewood Cliffs: Simon & Schuster, 1991. 1282-1290 "Chinese Air Pollution Deadliest in World, Report Says." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. "Democratic Republic of Congo." Democratic Republic of Congo. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014. Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. New York: Dover Books, 1999.??? Eugenides, Jeffery. Speech. Yale University Sept. 2003. Speech. "Documentary - Imaginary Rope." Vimeo. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014. "Education." UNICEF India. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. More, Thomas. “Utopia.” The Language of Literature. Ed. Arthur R. App. Evanston: McDougal Littell, Inc. 2002. 796-801. Print. "Pollution in China Summary." Crisis Watch Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014. "Verdensmagasinet X." Population and Poverty in Kinshasa. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.
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