American society, Civil War, USA United States of America, Seuss, The Butter Battle, native americans, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, The Sneetches, equal rights, African Americans
Theodore Geisel wrote children's books for adults. Eric Foner wrote a text designed to challenge student ideas about America's progression toward a more inclusive society. Professor Jamieson picked books and movies designed to encourage you to consider the theme of the class--what is liberty and who has it? In a real sense the Sneetches, the Lorax and the Yooks and the Zooks (The Butter Battle) all have the question of liberty at their core. Are the plain-bellied Sneetches free to have picnics on the beaches? Can the Lorax freely enjoy his home and all its creatures? Are the Yooks and the Zooks free to live without fear?
[...] In fact, this situation may be applicable to the War in Vietnam during the 1960-70s that brought to the United States of America a lot of losses both human and economic (Foner, 1997). References King, M. & Washington, J. (2011). A testament of hope. San Francisco: Harper & Row. Seuss,. (2014). The butter battle book. New York: Random House. Seuss,. [...]
[...] For instance, in the era of the American Reconstruction that took place in the last years of the nineteenth century. In the document ‘Reconstruction Amendments', had been implemented after the American Civil War had been written the next. The first notion in this case had been devoted to the feature of abolishing slavery, whilst the second one was devoted to the aspect of prohibiting emancipation (Foner, 1994). As a result, it appears that the period of Reconstruction implemented the equal rights between the Americans and the African Americans, having banned slavery. [...]
[...] The period of 1918-41 was one of the most important in American history as far as the era of economic prosperity had been changed into economic collapse (Foner, 1997). In the movie ‘To Kill a Mockingbird', had been described in the period of the Great Depression which was characterized as full of economic debts and an increased level of poverty. The main heroes of the film suffered from an overall economic situation that had been portrayed in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird'. [...]
[...] In ‘The Butter Battle', had been mentioned about the cultural aspects as far as the conflict may occur because of diverse backgrounds (Seuss, 2014). It appears that liberty, in this situation, may be perceived as the right to be different from the others. Considering these facts, it is worthy of notice that liberty is considered to be the concept which characterizes with the possibility to have equal opportunities and this aspect may have everyone in the world. Therefore, liberty could obtain everyone who fought for it and put a lot of efforts to receive it. [...]
[...] That is why the notions of environment and economic problems are supposed to be one of the main aspects of the society that may be easily overcome in order to become free in the society. III. The Zooks and the Yooks The Zooks and the Yooks are considered to be one of the most important heroes of the book ‘The Butter Battle Book'. As a matter of fact, it is worthy of notice that they are free to live without any fear due to the following reasons. [...]
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