Discuss some of the problems faced by poverty-stricken immigrants jacob riis describes in his essay “the down town alleys”. link riis essay to bernardo vega’s “memories of bernrdo vega”. be sure to use examples from the essay to support your points. there is no personal opinion. v
1.Introduction- The problems of the immigrants, in the Riis story, the problem he said they had to face(should be about 2 sentences)-Poverty, Health conditions, buildings were in bad shape, the country didn’t care, Crime.(First part of the intro should be 2-3 sentences.
• link the 2 stories, find the similarities between the 2 stories. make sure to mention the titles and authors.-
Both stories talk about immigrants, prices, the additiueds from society who didn’t care.
•The whole introduction should be not longer then 5 sentences.
2.Body- Topic sentence-Each problem from the introduction gets a different topic sente’nce.
•Riis talks about the terrible health conditions in the 1800′s.
•Crime- Swamp angels, canraket, volume of crime, go back to the text for each of these crime description.
•Footnote should look like that, (Riis 64). after each sentence.
•The entire problem paragraph should be about 5-8 sentences.
In his story riis talk about terrible health conditions, high mortality rate among kids(, result of lack of medical attention(Riis 298). Riis also talks about the common disease measles, consumption, cholera and tuberculosis(Riis 305).
Riis also talked about the terrible health conditions among immigrants.
•Lack of medical attention.
In The story, Riis mentions the high crime rate among the tenements tenants.
•For the comparison paragraph: Riis story is similar in many ways to vega’s story.
in ths paragraph,
•Both talks about immigrants.
•Riis talks about low prices in nyc back then. (give examples) then we talk about how vega talks about these prices in his story.
Conclusion- Restate the introduction. paraphrasing(putting it in your own words.