White Fantasy Black Fact Essay

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In this essay I will prove that in the story “White Fantasy-Black Fact” by Jack Davis, people continually judge each other without necessarily meaning to. Often times people like to believe that we live in a world where everyone is equal, but that is not always the case. Even though we have come a long way from the way things were in the past with racism and discrimination, it still exists in the time of this story and it still exists today.

In the beginning of the story, a bus driver is driving around thinking about his family, and his new baby, Peggy Sue, it mentions that he dislikes violence, and cruelty to animals. He sends money overseas every year to help the less ...view middle of the document...

The family is desperate for help, they’re nowhere near a hospital and Katey needs help fast. They frantically try to flag down each passing car, but the drivers just look at them with a curious, unconcerned look and continue driving. Things aren’t looking good for little Katey, her breathing becomes shallow, and she’s beginning to vomit. Just as things are looking hopeless they hear a loud rumbling, a motorcycle gang of about thirty wearing black leather with skulls and crossbones stenciled onto their jackets. The family was frightened by the gang at first, judging them by their appearance alone, sort of like the bus driver had judged them. They pulled over and one of the men asked Molly what the problem was. She explains about the snake bite and the gang immediately starts helping, they call an ambulance and rush Katey and the family to the nearest hospital. A half dozen of the bikies stayed with the family in the waiting room to make sure the little girl would be okay. The doctors got her the anti-venom soon enough for her life to be saved, from the usually fatal snake bite. It was thanks to the biker gang, that Katey lived.

So this story shows us that looks can be deceiving, it proves the “don’t judge a book by its cover” saying. It goes either way, the aboriginal family and the bikers were judged negatively on their appearances, but the bus driver could also have been perceived as a nice person by how he looked. The story highlights that quite often, the people that we automatically judge in a negative way, are the people...

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