Jonathan Kozol - The Children of Mott Haven Narrative Essay by Sammy

Jonathan Kozol - The Children of Mott Haven
An in-depth look at the lives of the children in Mott Haven, in the South Bronx as seen by Jonathon Kozol.
# 3965 | 1,845 words | 0 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Apr 23, 2002 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , Literature (American) , English (Narrative)


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In this paper the author begins by making a direct comparison to the American Hymn, Amazing Grace, and Jonathan Kozol's profoundly disturbing profile of the lives of the children of Mott Haven, in the South Bronx. The author moves on to examine Kozol's book in depth and his findings regarding the children of the South Bronx. He concludes by comparing the "Children of Plenty" with what he regards as the "throwaways," the children who he considers have nothing and no future.

From the paper:

"Like children everywhere, they vacillate between child-like innocence and alarmingly grown-up insights; but this is not the suburban version of "growing up too fast;" they have seen junkies shooting up in the hallways of their buildings, gang members bagging dope and loading guns on the fire escape. Death is accepted as the passage to a better place."

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