The idea of a "savage man" and a "civil man" that Rousseasu talks about in his novel "Discourse on Inequality" shows that there are inequalities that separate these two groups of people. Such inequalities are mentioned in the Introduction of the novel, those inequalities are natural/physical inequalities and moral/political inequalities. Natural/physical inequalities are differences that people don't have control over such as age or illness. On the other hand, moral/political inequalities are differences that people do have control over because these inequalities are used to determine what type of person he/she may be. The combination of these types of inequalities create the state of nature of man.
This painting by Russell Drysdale called "Sunday evening," shows the harsh realities of life and the way that many people live. In his painting, Drysdale focused on the idea of human survival. I feel that this painting shows the idea of a "savage" man's life style versus a "civil" man's lifestyle. Looking at the painting, I think that the man and boy standing on the right represent the "civil" man/lifestyle looking at the women, girl and her baby who represent the "savage" lifestyle. The "savage" lifestyle shows that they don't have the luxuries that people of the "civil" lifestyle have. In the painting the mother is giving her baby a bath outside in a small bin of water. They don't have proper homes with a kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. Looking at this painting, the question that appears is, is the difference in the lifestyle of "civil" and "savage" people just or unjust. In Part 1 of "Discourse on Inequality," Rousseau, he talks about how savage men live among beasts and raises themselves to that level of animal instinct. In essence, "savage" people do created their lifestyle and way of living for themselves, they didn't end up living the life that they due because of some higher power or force. It could be said that the lifestyle of the mother, her daughter and her baby is just because they have created that lifestyle for themselves and choice to live the way that they do.