“Food can enliven social relations, enrich spiritual affairs, and enhance an individual’s sense of well-being, it can be used to threaten, reward, cajole, or punish and in other ways manipulate behavior” (Ramsay). Miss Emma, Tante Lou and Grant visit Henri Pichot to ask if he would be able to make Jefferson into a man before he gets into that chair. On the way back, Grant and Tante Lou get into fight and instead of staying for her cooking he rejects it to eat in town. She felt hurt when he turned down the offered food. “By rejecting food, one also rejects the person offering it” (Ramsay).
While reading “The Myth of the Happy Yeoman” by Richard Hofstadter, he had mentioned “vice”. Vice had stuck out to me in this specific myth because he talks about the yeoman farmer being “ a very special creature, blessed by God,” which is completely different then what vice is (Hofstadter 34). Being immoral or doing wicked behavior, that is what vice means. This was deemable to young kids of farmers who did not like the way their parents were raising them. Leading them to migrate into the city's where “ they were sure to succumb to vice and poverty”(Hofstadter 33).
In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” Vonnegut criticizes egalitarianism through the usage of symbolism and Irony , ultimately demonstrating how the government's ability to limit an individual's potential is harmful to society. Firstly, in this story, symbolism is used to reveal the effects of individuals being restricted in this society. One of the characters in this story, George is extremely smart and sensitive but unfortunately been crippled by the government's handicapping program. When George makes intelligent remarks or thinks analytically about situations “every twenty seconds or so, [a] transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains (Vonnegut 33). George’s brain handicap symbolizes a legitimate restriction that the government has placed on his body.
“Treat others the way you would like to be treated” A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens, is a novel that is intended to teach the reader the importance of treating each other, they way one would want to be treated. Scrooge is a type of guy that doesn’t care about anyone, and doesn’t even give money towards charity and he is certain that those who are needed are just lazy bums looking for a handout. Mostly he just spend his days counting his profits and wishing the world would leave him alone so that he could just have some peace and quiet. . Scrooge was always treating his nephew Fred the wrong way even if it hurt his feelings or he didn’t even mean it, Scrooge didn’t care he just wanted to be left alone.
“Whatever will it take to turn the faith of a miser from money to men?” (Dickens, 11). At one time or another we’ve all been greedy. There’s no denying it. However, I doubt you’ve been so greedy that it ruined your life. Ebenezer Scrooge was almost doomed because of his greed.
Sherman Alexie’s “Capital Punishment” made me feel sad when reading it. I have always believed that America can do something other than execution of criminals. Something that surprised me in this poem was when the speaker says, “but the killer doesn’t want much: baked potato, salad, tall glass of ice water” (3-4). I always thought of criminal’s last meals being extravagant. I always thought their last meal would be expensive and something they don’t have very often.
In the short story, “The Second Bakery Attack”, Haruki Murakami shows the plights of a young married couple struggling with a peculiar hunger that can only be solved through the illegal act of attacking a bakery. Although there is immense detail about the struggles of the couple and how their “curse” develops, key ideas such as their names, year they were married, and their backgrounds are left out of the narrative completely. Ambiguity in “The Second Bakery Attack” gives the reader a sense of the unknown and possibly supernatural themes to create the image of a curse. This along with the introduction of the curse itself is a reflection of statements Murakami was making about life. Murakami uses the curse and the unsettling vagueness to symbolize supernatural ideas and create the idea that the marriage of the couple is unsatisfactory.
Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as well as to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor" (Muggeridge, 1971, pp. 105, 113). Atheists only consider the bad fruits of religion while ignoring all the evidence that points out to the contrary. According to Fagan, Religion, for example, strengthens the family bond between the members with generally a happy marriage. Religious practice generally discourages suicide, drug abuse crimes, divorce, and abortion; social problems that we never want in our society.
Mrs.Frank catches one of the VaanDaans stealing. She says ““The bread! He was stealing the bread” (Frank, 505) Even though everyone in hiding had very little food, and they all had to make sacrifices, especially on the amount of food, Mr. VaanDaan was still very selfish. If Mr. VaanDaan is selfish, and he is on the same side as the Franks, emagine what the horrible people in the world would do. Another example of people being selfish is when Mrs. Frank says to Mrs..VaanDann “Your a mother, yet you sacrifice your child to this man.” Frank (504) Even though Peter’s father was being selfish, Mrs. VaanDaan, Peter’s mother stood up for her husband.
In my community, nobody would every starve anybody or everybody can get a plate. I would also listen to some life stories because not everyone is a bad person they just fell down on bad times. I would also test some people to see if they really want to get off their feet by giving them opportunities outside the house to see if they really want an opportunity to get off the ground. I would just keep track of the what they do with the money to really see if they really serious about becoming from "Ashy to Classy" and working to get to off the side curb. I wouldn't be mean I just don't want anybody around my house who not trying to get some dollars.