Inequality in "The Coldest Winter Ever"
Explores the issue of inequality in Sister Souljah's novel, "The Coldest Winter Ever."
# 25436 | 1,285 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 |
Published by tpmaven on Mar 29, 2003 in Literature (American) , Sociology (Theory) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General) , African-American Studies (General)
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This paper examines how American author Sister Souljah probes social issues in her novel, "The Coldest Winter Ever," focusing especially on the problem of inequality. The paper shows how the theme of inequality is seen throughout the novel through the eyes of the female protagonist, Winter. The author of the paper also discusses various sociological theories in a bid to discover whether social differentiation still exists, and if so, why.
From the Paper:"In my opinion, ones inherent values shape their entire life. Winter's astonishment at and ultimate rejection of Souljah's message and her absolute belief in the goodness of the fast, rich life, shows how poverty and racism shape values. Today, many sociologists have said that the rising importance of dimensions like age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, political attitudes and multiple choices to organize the life course has made the class concept obsolete, hence making inequality among classes obsolete. They say that the idea of classes no longer seems appropriate to analyze and to interpret different human situations in society."
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