Conscientious Consumer Being a conscientious consumer is a growing act in today’s time. More and more people are switching to this for many reasons. I am using two different sources to inform you further on a conscientious consumer. The first article is Andrew Leonard’s “Black Friday: Consumerism vs. Civilization.” This article really intrigued me when I read it, for the reason of it opening my eyes more to how more ethical I could be, and how many people around the world are today. The second article is by Julie Irwin, “Ethical Consumerism isn’t Dead, It Just Needs Better Marketing.” This article is a complete opposite from the first however it still seems that these customers still have their own idea of what is right and what is wrong.
In the story “Thankyou M’am”, Mrs. Jones kindness towards Roger changes his ways. Mrs. Jones changed Roger by showing him that you don’t have to take from others to get something you want. On page 31, Roger tried to steal Mrs. Jones’ purse, but she catches him. Then on page 32, Mrs. Jones takes Roger to her house and makes him wash his face so that he looks presentable. Mrs. Jones then makes Roger and herself something for dinner.
In the article, entitled “The impact Celebrities Have on Our Lives,” Deborah King establishes,The reason why celebrities have different effect of audiences. In the beginning, King points out that bad news travels faster than positive. The author indicates that celebrities have a bigger influence on younger people than older people. In addition, celebrities are just like us , but with more money and bigger homes. It is also important to note, that she maintains the topic throughout the whole article.
Women are judged on their looks constantly and that is the only thing that matters about them. Although women in The Odyssey do many different things, beauty is is the one thing they are judged on the most whether it be by their husbands or a bunch of suitors who live in their home and eat their food. Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, is a good example of this. As she sits at home and waits for her husband to return after twenty years, she is harassed by suitors in her home. Athena “Queen of Tactics” believed that to get the suitors’ attentions, it would be best to make Penelope seem to be more desireable(Bk 16, 314).
The narrator is sitting on the banquet opposite of a couple and states, “they looked unmistakably married.” The third person’s point of view conveys that they are watching the couple and the diction in unmistakably married conveys that the men and women must be apparently close or affectionate. Furthermore, it describes that their marriage was recognized, it couldn’t be mistaken for something else. In addition to the diction the narrator introduces a shift when they state, “nothing particularly noticeable, until the end of the meal.” This shift introduces the birthday surprise the wife has planned. The use of shift helps demonstrate that the surprise was the main idea of the short story. Last, in
The historgraphy of 1920s’s many historians either to criticize or to praise the decade. The decade itself is change in American history but tracing the shifting of cultural, political and economic changes. many historians praise the Roaring twenties, because it pulled America out of postwar catastrophe with a new cultural change thus creating new civilization. The roaring twenties was built upon technology, efficient cause of high wages, private business, birth of new women as Thomas Nixon carver defend the decade by saying it is innovation that brought in cultural revolution “Roaring Twenties”, This decade of time has brought change in lifestyle, financial, technology and culture. Political changes helped roaring twenties , Preston w. Slosson observe for the History of American Life came to new conclusion on the decade by stating "Often in history the acid test of wealth has been applied to a
Miller also utilizes devices such as repetition, anecdotes, strong diction, and personification. In this essay, Miller exceedingly describes her process of getting ready for a dinner date with a man she likes. She speaks about the pictures on her refrigerator and how they originally served as a reminder to herself but how it truly exists for
It was nothing like what they had seen before. Various factors led to the commotion and enthusiasm of the time: the economy and industry were prospering, new forms of the arts and entertainment arose, and new attitudes and fashion became popular, naming this era the “roaring” 20s. First, the success of the economy and industry contributed to the roaring nature of the 20s. There was a boom in business which influenced the way people behaved. People were buying on credit more often which in turn increased consumer spending and the standard of living among citizens.
luence of Culture and a Strong Sense of Nationalism in the Early Twentieth Century Developments that occurred in the early 20th century deeply impacted the formation of the United States. A strong sense of national identity and unity emerged over this time period. Advancements in technology dramatically improved the American lifestyle. The melting pot in the country blossomed through the influx of immigrants especially in the 1900’s. However, the economy suffered a significant downfall that devastated the lives of countless people.
He entertains people he doesn't know and doesn't care about, all for the sake of a lost love. It is also at the end of this conversation that it is revealed the true meaning of Gatsby's interference in Nick and Jordon's lives – he hopes they can arrange a meeting for tea at Nick's house, in which Gatsby could "casually" stop by and see her. I feel like this was the most important aspect to the plot in this chapter, as it not only discloses a substantial amount of information, but it also gives more depth and understanding to Daisy and Gatsby, who reveal that there is more to them than what meets the eye. It also sets up a crucial element for the plot in the next chapter – when Daisy and Gatsby meet after so many years