“Blue Collar Brilliance” After Graduating High School students have a choice of going to college or not. College is a place where students want to be educated or have a better job in the future. Some people believe that students who go to college more intelligence than students who go working after graduating high school. However, going to college does not means all students as intelligence; because students might go to colleges to have a degree, but not to be intelligence. Sometimes intelligences can be measures by the level of school a student completed, but for a blue collar job they need to practice and observe in the field to be able to perform the job on they own preference.
Ehrenreich uses pathos through the tone and style of her writing to help draw the reader in in order to create a connection in the point or argument that she is making. She describes in brief detail the different coworkers and customers that she comes across. When she met Benny who is a sewer repair man “who cannot even think of eating until he has absorbed a half hour of air-conditioning and ice water.” There are the German tourists, a lesbian couple, and a “kindly retired cop” named Sam. Also, as her journey of temporary living as a minimum wage worker slowly started coming to an end describing it at “plunge into poverty”.
Zachari Whipkey Professor Brandon Clay ENG141_03 Rhetoric & Intro Research Writing September 8, 2016 “Blue Collar Brilliance” by Mark Rose indicates the view that intelligence cannot be measured by the amount of schooling a person has completed. He describes that blue-collar jobs require more intelligence and skill than what people may think. He describes his experiences growing up seeing his mother as a waitress in coffee shops and restaurants. He portrays his mother as a dedicated and loyal woman who loved her job and put her heart and soul into her job as a waitress.
My mother is an immigrant. A hardworking, pious woman who moved to a foreign country in order to raise her children and offer them everything she could. After her first three children, my mother grew accustomed to her feeling of loneliness. She was often left alone with three young children, dealing with their constant bickering and nagging. On top of that she had limited communication with others, due to a language barrier, no car and no friends in this new world.
Author, Angela Y. Davis, in her book, analyses facts imprisonment in our society as she contrast the history, ideology and mythology of imprisonment between today’s time and the 1900’s, as capital retribution has not been abolished yet. Davis’s purpose of this chapter is to encourage readers to question their assumptions about prison. She adopts sympathetic, but stern tone in order to persuade advocates towards the prison abolishment movement. Davis shifts to her book, in the beginning of chapter 1, she characterizes the output of this immoral system of imprisonment, as she categorizes different stand points of this reform group trying to be made, holding off against imprisonment as she describes them as “Anti-prison”. She appeals to her
Headline: A Woman Adopted a Foster Son. Two Decades Later, He Sacrificed to Save Her Life. Summary: Helen Woods had to go through a lot in order to adopt her foster son, Jordan. More than 100 foster children had once lived at her home, but Jordan was the one that really stole her heart.
A young student in today’s society has been taught about earning their college degree and further education. With this education young students have the thinking that high class and have much respect. In fact, people equally hard for earning that degree. Also, in earning this degree parents invest a lot of money towards that high education. There is nothing wrong with getting a high degree.
Macaul Mellor Many women decided to work in Mills in the 1900’s in order to gain wealth and give to their family. The ideas of the Mills gave a reassuring balance of work, opportunity, and pay to all the women, yet, these ideas were not always fulfilled. Many workers were unhappy with their working condition and the money they were granted. Each different statement reflects a different emotional voice: “Orestes Brownson Questions the Lowell System portrays pathos, “A Lowell Worker Defends the System portrays logos, and “A Worker’s Memories of the Mills” portrays ethos. Ethos gives the strongest voice because it gives the reader liability and experience in the Mills that is needed to truly understand the argument in which, “A worker’s Memories
In “I just wanna be average” Mike Rose recounts his years in vocational school, known as low level classes. Rose was placed in vocational school by accident, rose decided on staying enrolled with low level students. Rose observed his teacher and classmates and talks about them throughout his essay. Rose explains to the reader why many students don’t learn or don’t take school/education serious. Teachers show they don’t care about their students by giving lack of education and by using physical violence and all just to control them.
All around the United States, there are people who probably never got the chance to go to college, not because they didn’t want to or weren’t motivated enough, but instead they couldn’t afford to go. In his book, The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman talks about globalization, which means that the world is being flattened. What this means is countries are now able to compete with each other. One solution that would help people in a flattening world is free community college for two years. A majority of people have given up on the idea of college simply because it’s too expensive.