Homework Question on Farm Workers
- Following our discussion of “Applying a Reading as a Lens” (BB), you will use Ursula Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” (BB) as a lens for your analysis of farmworkers’ rights and their working conditions in the United States. You should apply the ideas/theories/themes/motifs developed in “Omelas” in order to develop a deeper understanding of the human cost of the industrial food system in the United States.
- In doing so, you will need to cite at least three outside sources as evidence/factual support. These sources must be appropriate sources for an academic paper (i.e. no Wikipedia entries, or the like) and must be different from the source material we’ve already looked at in class or that is posted on Blackboard. For this paper, you’ll need to do some of your own original research.
Homework Answer on Farm Workers
We are presently living in an advanced society. There are improved technologies, which have resulted in advanced convenient, enhanced life, and improved lifestyles. Presently, in the transport system, subways and vehicles have replaced the use of bicycles, and phones and computers have substituted letters in communication. However, other people are unfairly treated, the farm workers.
The issue of farm workers can be explained through Ursula LeGuin’s short allegory, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.” In Omelas, perfect living condition and zero crime covers a small ridden child, and she (he) bears all of burden of this city. This study highlights the variation in the kinds of lifestyles farm workers and other people are living. The study also highlights the significance of the farm workers, their sufferings, and ways in which we can improve their lives.
Sufficient foods support our carefree, happy, and peaceful life. We however fail to notice the challenges farm workers experience. According to a new report that is released by Food Chain Workers Alliance, the vast jobs in the food system are incredibly low-wage, and more than 86 percent of workers face higher level of food insecurity and the inability to afford adequate food, which is unlike the rest of the American work force (Ursula 5).