In the novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver one of the main characters named Estevan says “We believe that if something terrible happens to someone, they must have done something to deserve it.” The author of the novel wrote it the complete opposite of what Estevan says, meaning bad things happen to good people and good thing happen to bad people. That it doesn't matter if you're good or bad, bad things still happen to good people and vice versa. Esteven is right, that we as Americans believe that bad people are the ones who get punished, but we are wrong because good people get punished too.
Estevan is correct, we as American's do believe that bad things happen to bad people. Those people had to of done something bad for them to have