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. Whereas ` Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes` tells us straight away that it’s going to be about segregation , as well as that there are two groups of people, as well as something is going to go on about them, we can also see that the author is going to talk about rich and poor people.

In poem `Nothing changed ` there is loads of violent language being used, as well as we could see how the author is pointing out the segregation. ` Hands burn for a stone, a bomb, to shiver down the glass` this proves the anger and pain that Tatamkhulu Afrika feels, he just want to throw a bomb or a stone, on the window of the restaurant. This shows that he strongly disagree, with the idea of segregation, as well as with the situation of white and black people being separated, this also could tell us that Tatamkhulu Afrika must have friends from that background, he must knew how they feel  about being the worst one. The `bomb` is a weapon, this suggest that Tatamkhulu Afrika is making a plan to destroy the restaurant, he might want to use it, against the restaurant.

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Segregation is the main subject in `Nothing Changed` we can notice that by the quote `wipe your fingers on your jeans` this suggest that, black people can’t afford to be able to use a tissue, to wipe them self. It’s like comparing black people to dirt, giving them no respect. The skin color should not matter, because it just a color, whereas human is a human.  It’s nobody’s fault that they were born that color, nobody is able to make a choice about picking they own skin color. Black people were getting poorer education, that why they wasn’t able to ...

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