Of Mice and Men Essay | Social Justice Issues in Literature

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Social Justice Issues in Literature

Summary: Discusses social justice issues in: "Native Son" by Richard Wright, "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane, and "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.
The definition of social justice can be very abstract. Dr. King Davis, a social work professor, defines social justice in depth:

"Social Justice is a basic value and desired goal in democratic societies and includes equitable and fair access to societal institutions, laws, resources, and opportunities, without arbitrary limitations based on observed, or interpretations of, differences in age, color, culture, physical or mental disability, education, gender, income, language, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation" (Teasley and Rice n.pag.).

Social justice is, according to R.J. Rummel in his book, Understanding Conflict and War, "the right--the freedom--of people to seek and realize their own sense of justice" (Rummel n.pag.). Social justice involves such controversial topics as: poverty, conformity, and intolerance. People all over learn to deal with and express their beliefs and opinions on these issues in various ways through movies, theatre, song...

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