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Compare and Contrast `Nothing Changed ` and `Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes`. Is segregation the focus of these poems?

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Compare and Construct `Nothing Changed ` and `Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes` is segregation the focus of these poems? In this piece of coursework I am going to compare `Nothing Changed ` and `Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes` and see if segregation is the focus of these poems. The segregation in society is making the people being separated from each other, it all about being better than others, or having something that others can't. The segregation in ` Nothing Changed` is separating two different types of groups of people, as you read you can see the anger which Tatamkhulu Afrika is showing to us, and unhappiness. In ` Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes` people are also separated, but in another context. The poems are more likely comparing the two groups of people. Is segregation actually the focus of these poems? The title `Nothing Changed` doesn't give as clue that the poem is going to be as segregation, people that haven't read it before could think of it as someone visiting a place, that they haven't been in for a long amount of time and nothing had changed in it, the poem doesn't tell us anything about segregation. ...read more.

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We can also tell that there is no racism because there is nothing that could proof us that the man is white, and the scavengers black, or the other way. This shows that everything can be achieved by hard work. The negative about being a scavenger, is that you have to wake up early, work in a smelly place, also have to work in cold weather and earn small amount of money. Whereas the architecture wakes up late, work in a warm room for few hours, and became rich very fast. There is no violent language, we get the information where the man or the lady work, he can also be her driver, so this could mean that he is at the status as the scavengers which mean low class. The segregation that is going on in `Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes` is between two different types of groups of people, some of them are rich and others are poor. `And the scavengers up since four a.m` this suggest that the scavengers has to wake up so early and have to work extremely hard, to be able to have money for their families. ...read more.

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Scavengers could be dreaming of being able to be as good or more educated, to be able to start new life. They are very jealous of the two people sitting in the Mercedes, because they can tell, that they earn loads of money, and don't care about the poor people. In my opinion, I think that there is segregation because people are being separated from each other. They make two different groups, it's like gangs on the street, you fight just because you don't like that person from the look, and you don't even get a chance to know them. Everyone is just feeling anger and start to hate each other, because the other group had done something bad to their people, so they decided to pay back. On the other hand there could be no segregation, the people are trying to make they own life difficult and trying to get attention. The government can't be blamed for the bad choices people make, because they haven't been forced to this situation. All of the people are allowed to choose what they want to do. If the whole world would have rules we could never be able to have freedom, and have to sleep with our eyes open, to protect ourselves from the bad things. Angelika Zadranowicz ...read more.

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