Transgression In Everybody's Son Glebe Collegiate Institute Essay Assignment

2086 words - 9 pages

Taylor 1
Anthony Taylor
Ms. Loughrey
ENG4U
May 22, 2019
Transgression in ​Everybody’s Son
In modern society, mankind is classified into groups called “races” based on skin tone
which has led to the mistreatment of many different races in history. In the novel, Everybody’s
Son by Thrity Umrigar, Anton is put into a transgressive community where everyone around him
including his mom, his adoptive father, and mother, and himself. In society, people fall victim to
racism mainly due to their appearance and are thus not treated how they should be treated like
everyone else in the majority. In this case, the majority is the White community and the minority
is the Black community. This is first seen while Anton is driving on a country road in Georgia,
who is visibly Black but actually a mix between a Black mother and a White father who lived with
an all White family who raised him was pulled over by a White state trooper for no apparent
reason and did not get a reason as to why he was pulled over in the first place. Anton wondered
if he was going to be attacked which is made apparent when he said, “This is the racial
stereotype that all members of the Black community must deal with on a daily basis just
because they are members of the Black community in a mainly White state.
When Anton was a 9 year old boy whose mother had been arrested for leaving him
alone with non-proper conditions locked up in a room while she went out to get crack, David, the
judge who had put his mother behind bars wanted to adopt him as David had recently lost his
own son and was mourning his loss but saw Anton as a son that he wanted. This is a
transgressive seen as a judge wanting to adopt the son of a convict is not heard of very often as
well as a White man wanting to adopt a Black child in the ’90s is also very unheard of. Connor,
Taylor 2
who is one of David’s close friends highly doubted David’s choice to adopt Anton solely on the
basis that Anton is a mix between Black and White but looks more Black than White. This is
transgressive as well as now in society, people do not tend to judge people on who they decide
to adopt based on looks alone as much.
After David adopts Anton and puts Anton through elementary school, it is made apparent
that Anton is the only black kid in the whole school and one of the only Black people in the
building except for the janitors that work there. Umrigar is using the lack of Black people to
convey the message that Black people are highly transgressive and thought of as lesser than
the White community as in society, people tend to judge janitors as people who were not able to
achieve anything in life. This is also racist as the author was conveying the message that Black
people could not go far in life when compared to the White community.
By being adopted into a family who is not part of the same race nor culture at a very
young and impressionable age, Anton had adopted not only the culture of the Coleman family,
the family David was the h...

RELATED

Sailor vs Agamemnon comparison of conflict - Weston Collegiate Institute - Essay

1522 words - 7 pages Free Shah 2 Hetvi Shah Mr. Reed, Ms. Van Leur ETS4U7 05/03/18 The Opposite Implications of Sacrifice in The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Agamemnon Aeschylus’s Agamemnon and Yukio Mishima’s the Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (referred to as the Sailor from here on) were written in completely different centuries. Despite the difference in the times the texts were written, both pieces of work convey many similar themes. One of

Individualism in Totalitarianism - Pratt Institute FA18 - Assignment

1899 words - 8 pages Benjamin Kim 18/FA-​HMS​-101A-​02 Kwame Heshimu Individualism in Totalitarianism If one were to discern the vast amount of contemporary societies which exist as countless groups ranging in various sizes from small communities, to immensely populated countries, the majority of them tend to be variations of a democratic society. This is a result of people reflecting on the failures of totalitarian societies that seized to exist quite recently in

Our son swears He has 102 gallons of water in his body - Needville high school/ English 3 - Analytical essay

522 words - 3 pages benefits like bragging rights and such. But that’s not the main point in my opinion as this quote stated it was. I feel like the most important thing that results from winning is not even winning, what matters the most is how hard the coach’s team tries in order to succeed into the goal they desire. Winning is seen everywhere in sports, and everyday life. People can become competitive when comes to winning a certain prize or simply to just have

In my freshman year at Parsons, I was asked to share my most vivid memory with my class. - Wentworth Institute of Technology , entrance - Scholarship Essay

622 words - 3 pages habits and behaviors, (hopefully) engaging entire communities, and pushing life forward. The essay continued explaining an experience, I had, at the waterfront in Chicago this summer; I was witness to the most effortless display of Urbanism: A large, interconnected, path that changed shape and form, materializing itself along the river, through changes of grade, materials, and social activities- it acted more like its own independent system- one

In this essay I will discuss how the doctrine of consideration is - law - assignment

1997 words - 8 pages Assignment In this essay I will discuss how the doctrine of consideration is too firmly fixed to be conquered by promissory estoppel. The doctrine of cconsideration has been a necessary component in contract law for the last number of years. Without its presence within a case, agreement or settlement it will be deemed not legally enforceable. Consideration is to contact law as Elvis is to rock and roll: the King”.[footnoteRef:1]Over the years

The Necessity of Apotheosis in Animal Revival - Philosophy - Essay Assignment

1008 words - 5 pages 1 The Necessity of Apotheosis in Animal Revival The term “Playing God” is a derivation of the Greek word ‘apotheosis’, which means “the glorification of a subject to a divine level” or in simpler terms, the definition of “Playing God” is the act of an individual behaving as someone who is supremely important (Apotheosis 2018). Apotheosis is growing more common as society advances, alongside science and education, because more people are holding

Argument for Chinese Co-Productions in Hollywood - Communications - Media In Society - Essay Assignment

2181 words - 9 pages Mario Mendez 2017, November 8 Communications 1200 Professor Uglund An Observation on Sino-American Film Co-Productions Introduction As the film industry grows more interconnected, China has become one of the most influential factors in a Hollywood production as the country helps the film medium remain relevant in today’s culture and generate box office revenue. Said phenomenon is most prevalent in Sino-American film co-productions which can be

7.03 Graded Assignment: The Renaissance Begins in Italy - World History - Essay

884 words - 4 pages Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy in 1469 and became one of the most influential political theorists of his time, especially in the theory of the political approach. Machiavelli was the author of a well-known book called The Prince. This book is about more than just advice to leaders, it reflects the way a government should work. The book’s in depth explanation of how to rule doesn't completely stop there either, it explains how

This assignment is for Ap Literature in which the story is told by Esta. - English - Essay

527 words - 3 pages An American Tragedy By Esta     “An American Tragedy” is a story written by Theodore Dreiser, which talks about a boy by the name of Clyde Griffiths who goes through many dramatic changes in character throughout the story. Clyde Griffiths goes through many ups and downs, and makes decisions in his life that make him become more independent from his religious family. Many may wonder how the story would change if it was told in the perspective of

Analytical Chemist assignment, describe a chemistry related career that youd be interested in - Chemistry - Essay

527 words - 3 pages Analytical chemists perform controlled experiments to determine accurate investigations on the composition of natural and artificial chemicals. Not only that, they also play a critical role in the measurement of substances such as drugs in the medicine field. They do this by utilizing various types of equipment to collect data by sorting, examining, and classifying different substances. For this profession, there are many everyday

Innocence and Abuse of power seen in All Quiet on the Western Front - English - essay assignment

619 words - 3 pages Free Tariku 1 Hewan Tariku Ms. Coleman CP Sophomore English - Green 2 May 2018 The Loss of Innocence and Abuse of Power War is a very powerful thing that can change people as seen in Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, ​All Quiet on the Western Front​. In the book, which is written from the Germans’ perspective, there are many examples showing the negative effects of war such as the loss of innocence and the abuse of power. In ​All Quiet on the Western

Write a Literary Analysis Essay, Alan Paton, Cry Beloved Country - English, K-12 Peak - Essay

510 words - 3 pages Name: Date: A. Graded Assignment Write a Literary Analysis Essay Total score: ____ of 100 points During the next several lessons you will write a literary analysis essay about the novel Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. To begin, save this document to your computer with your name at the end of the filename (e.g., NG_ELA9-10_W_11_GA_Alice_Jones.docx). You will write your essay in this document, and will submit this document to your teacher

Write a Literary Analysis Essay - k12 - Essay

569 words - 3 pages English | Assignment | Write a Literary Analysis Essay Assignment Write a Literary Analysis Essay During the next several lessons you will be writing a literary analysis essay about the novel Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. To write your essay, you will respond to this prompt: In Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton depicts a South Africa that is plagued by a host of problems, including poverty, racism, violence, ignorance, and fear

Should college athletes be paid? - Interboro High School - Argumentative

936 words - 4 pages Sean Myers Mrs. Salerno Period ⅚ College Athletes Essay The argument made by Ann Kaufmann in ​College Athletes Should Be Paid​ is that college athletes, specifically football and basketball players, should be compensated for their play. More specifically, Kaufmann argues that since basketball and football bring in the most money by a very noticeable margin, the athlete's for these sports are the only collegiate athletes that should be paid

Improving Reading Skills; At Risk Student

2543 words - 11 pages Meghan A. Scully October 30, 2014Teaching Students At-RiskImproving Comprehension While ReadingProviding effective literacy instruction to struggling and at-risk students is a critical condition in today's educational institutions. The At-Risk Institute (U.S. Department of Education, 1998) reported that students were at risk of educational failure because of limited English proficiency, poverty, economic disadvantage, or specific race or