Alone Sad Child Playing In The Street Analysis

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“On the want of money”
It is a known cliche that money cannot buy happiness, but according to, William Hazlitt, no one can truly achieve happiness without money. In “The Want of Money”, Hazlitt describes the life of a poor man as a pointless journey of endless disappointment and depression. However, In the photograph, “Alone Sad Child Playing in the Street”, by Aleksy Rezin, there is a child who is evidently destitute while alone in the street. Despite his condition, he is portrayed as being happy. Because the child does not have money, he is unable to have life's basic necessities. Although, the author’s approach the topic differently, they are conveying a similar message. Money is an imperative part of a buoyant and stable life.
In, “Alone Sad Child Playing In the Street”, photographed by, Aleksy Rezin, there is a boy sitting on a piece of a fallen building.The boy is clearly poor. He has no shoes on his feet and dirt smudges on his face. His shirt is ripped and pants are inside out. The child has rosey cheeks and a pale
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By using connotative words like , sad and alone, the author stresses that the child is not actually happy. The photographer also uses juxtaposition to create a contrasting effect of the background and the boys facial expression. The boy is depicted smiling and enjoying himself. However, the background shows that he is in a degraded neighborhood that is poverty-stricken. “On the Want of Money”, by William Hazlitt, is written by a nineteenth century author, who tries to persuade people that impoverished people cannot truly obtain happiness because they cannot afford life’s basic necessities. Hazlitt uses parallel structure and connotative diction to further express his beliefs.These techniques enable him to convey his belief that for people who live in poverty, depression is
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