Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Post # 5 Revision of one paragraph of essay #1

The song “Only a Pawn in Their Game” by Bob Dylan is about how whites are part of a game, in this case a chess game, controlled by someone who is more powerful than them. In the game of chess, the pawn are in front protecting the king and the queen and from this point of view Dylan makes his point, that white people follow what they were taught to do throughout their lives. As the white people are being led by the higher white people, that is the government, and that in a way the higher people are hiding behind them. So white people of the lower status do the dirty work for the government without them really knowing. The question is what they are hiding from and it’s because of black people who are trying to get the rights that they deserve like anyone else but the higher white people don’t want to let that happen.

1 comment:

  1. Good job with this paragraph - see if you can work in the lines of the song itself. What is the 'dirty work' some of these whites are doing? And clarify what you mean by 'lower' and 'higher' people: right now that sounds like you're judgement about whether they're good people & I'm not sure that's what you mean.