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liljose | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 25, 2007 at 1:53 AM via web

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Is the condition that the author depicts in chapt. 9 likely to inspire citizen confidence in the government and willingness to follow laws?

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cmcqueeney | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 25, 2007 at 2:04 AM (Answer #1)

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The conditions described in chapter nine are not at all likely to inspire confidence in the government.  The chapter describes the shanty towns and difficulties in finding places to live.  It mentions people who bribe the government to get a house built for them faster.  It talks about the government saying it will build shelter and lavoratories, but the government comes through slowly if at all.  People frantically try to find places to shelter their families wherever they can.  The conditions are deplorable and the government acts like it wants to help, but the help is minimal and slow.

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