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The paper examines Carolina Maria de Jesus' "Child of the Dark" that details the life of poor people in countries like Brazil after World War II. The paper focuses on Carolina Maria de Jesus' belief that the roots of her situation and the destitution of the nation's poor was caused by inept and corrupt politicians. The paper asserts that this work provides a deep, if not entirely objective, understanding of the nature and working of urban poor communities during the time period following World War II.
From the Paper:"World War II thrust most of the globe into turmoil, as European borders were trampled over and the rest of the world chose sides. Whole cities were destroyed by bombing and shelling; centuries worth of human achievements in art and architecture were destroyed in the relative blink of an eye. Governments were formed and toppled during the war, too, and yet in many places the real troubles did not start until after the war was done, and the political and economic fallout of the war began to spread to countries that were less directly involved in the hostilities. The War ushered in a new era of growth for much of the world, and the era of globalization had truly begun. This led to great profits for many individuals and even many governments, but at the expense of many other citizens of developing countries."
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"Child of the Dark" (2010, November 26) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/child-of-the-dark-145755/
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