A Comparison of Half-Cast, Nothings Changed, and Two Scavengers in a truck, Two beautiful People in a Mercedes

A Comparison of Half-Cast, Nothings Changed, and Two Scavengers in a truck, Two beautiful People in a Mercedes
All three poems express their anger towards discrimination:
'Half-Caste' and 'Nothings Changed' are written about how racism has
affected them and their lives, 'Two Scavengers...' express views on
class discrimination.
'Half-Caste' is written as if it is been spoken in a Caribbean
dialect, giving the impression the speaker is of a mixed race.In the
poem he illustrates the way he feels about how he is treated as a
''half-caste,half person.'' The longer stansas in the poem tell the
story of how his race has affected his life, and the way he feels
about himself, and the shorter stansa are used to introduce and close
the poem. The poems irregularity in terms of lay out, may illustrate
the irregularity this man feels in his life,he feels he doesn't feel
accepted in either the black or the white community. He quotes ''am i
half a man?''This proves his distress,and although he uses humour the
poem has a serious messa...


... middle of paper ...


...three poems have a line at
one point in the poem that sums up what they feel, Agard says ''I will
tell you the other half of my story.'' Here he clearly states he does
not want to be judged purely on his race. All three poems also use
comparisson ie,'rich', 'poor','beautiful', 'scavengers', this adds an
element of intrique as well as illustrating the idea iof the poem.

All the poems are written to make the reader understand the situations
and to encourage people to not judge the 'different' people in
society.

A Comparison of Half-Cast, Nothings Changed, and Two Scavengers in a truck, Two beautiful People in a Mercedes 7.2 of 10 on the basis of 2733 Review.