Lars Eighner goes into great detail in his essay, “On Dumpster Diving”, when discussing about his experiences living on the streets and the ways of Dumpster diving. He called himself a “scavenger” and even though he would rather live a “comfortable consumer life,” he learned so much from being a scavenger. Eighner begins the chapter with the three principles; what is safe to consume, knowing the Dumpsters, and knowing the answer to the question “Why was this discarded?” He then discusses how to identify good or rotten foods; what will leave the person satisfied or have the person end up with botulism. Eighner also states the benefits of knowing the different locations of dumpsters, like his experience with the Dumpster behind a pizza delivery shop. He knew what time it closed and when the last employees left.
In his essay “On Dumpster Diving”, Lars Eighner provides information on what life is like to a homeless person, in this case himself. To that end, Eighner’s purpose does not address negative aspects of the same, rather he focuses on dumpster diving as a way of scavenging. He adopts a neutral and informative tone, however, towards the end the tone shifts to critical and pitiful and he, also, uses precise and scientific diction to make his essay more persuasive. With the use of scientific diction we can see that Eighner aims toward the educated audience who looks upon dumpster diving as disgusting. Nevertheless, Eighner uses the appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos to further explain his way of life as not a horrid one.
This person’s point of view is to teach people through his experiences how to survive by dumpster diving, that’s its nothing to be ashamed of. He describes his experiences by telling the reader that he dumpster dived for everything he could except for jeans. By diving he became a less spending consumer and saved money by using others’ throwaways. His career of teaching allows a person to see the difference in the type of writing compared to the first article by the lack of smiles and metaphors within the article. Also he’s able to use better descriptive words to make his article flow better.
Eighner’s attention to language in the first five paragraohs appeals to logos. He introduces the word “Dumpster” as a “properietary word belonging to the Dempster Dumpster company”, which is he continues to capitalize it (Eighner 107). Inserting this information makes the reader realize the seriousness the author feels toward the subject written about in the essay. Eighner considers himself a Dumpster diver, and continues to capatilize Dumpster because that is what he considers his proper name, Further on, the author introduces what he does as a scavenging rather than dumpster diving, because he lacks the ability to lower himself into the Dumpster. Eighner integrates ethics in the fifth paragraph as he claims that what does is an honorable
He says that many of his friends often ask “Do you think these crackers are really safe to eat?” (Pg.774) this question upsets him because he wouldn't give someone food that is bad on purpose. To bring in the sarcasm and lighten up his anger he says that for some reason they always ask about the crackers. Eighner isn't sarcastic throughout the whole essay he is very informative as well. The information about the different stages of dumpster divers he gives is really interesting because you would think that a dumpster diver is as simple as that just diving for food. Surprisingly there is a lot of things that go through a new dumpster divers head like “ Every grain of rice is a maggot.” (Pg.777) these are all mental images that occur with a beginner that go away over time.
Moreover, they risk learning nothing at all since at public school they mostly “play, take recess, play again, then have lunch” (Boo 85). This is not surprising given the fact that the teachers, such as Asha, often ignore their responsibilities and do not go to school (Boo 33). Similarly, educational policies of non-governmental agencies do not always benefit students in need. Oftentimes an institution receives money, starts working, and begins teaching children. However, as soon as the photos are taken and necessary inspections are passed both funds and a person responsible for them disappear (Boo 171).
In the essay “On Dumpster Diving” Lars Eighter explains his life as a dumpster diver. What to eat, where to go, he explained it all. What was unclear was his purpose; he did a good job explaining and getting people to get emotional but then there was no purpose. What did he want his audience to feel or do after they read “On Dumpster Diving”? Did he want them to feel bad for wasting stuff that could have still been used or was it a survival guide type of thing?
Andy Blevin dropped out of college due to key barriers that all other American college students are forced to deal with. These key barriers such as finances and lack of motivation challenged Blevin, and caused him to leave school. One of the major key barriers that caused him to dropout of college was motivation, “I enjoyed working hard, getting the job done, getting a paycheck,” Blevins recalled. “I just knew I didn’t want to quit.” (88). So instead of going to college, and having a job at the same, he dropped out.
In my personal opinion, I firmly believe that Jeremy Seifert presents the strongest argument for dumpster diving. I would much rather learn from a person who was enjoyable and teachable were as Eighner is very rude and cocky in a way. Seifert not only defends himself, but he gives a way that society can better themselves. By showing others the art of dumpster diving, with a joyful heart, Seifert brings the people together to better the world. This will make the world as a better place for the reason that Seifert’s boundless attitude keeps the society pleased and willing to try.
The saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is quite known to everyone. Many people know and are aware of this saying, but may interpret it very differently. In the essays, “The Town Dump” and “On Dumpster Diving”, the authors, Wallace Stegner and Lars Eigner agree that some things people throw away do actually have value. Though the authors agree on the sense that “trash” may be valuable, and things should be appreciated, they agree for entirely different reasons. Wallace Stegner grew up in a young town named Whitemud, in which he described as exciting and full of wonder.
Eighner’s Dumpster diving is all about scavenging, trashes that seems to be more valuable that it seems. The author appeals to ethos, logos, pathos throughout the essay. Eighner had enough experience as a dumpster that he knew what was valuable and what wasn’t, so he would just take what has value and would leave the things that he thought was unnecessary, so he appeals to ethos in this. Now, talking about logos, eighner also uses this technique because in the essay he says that he can learn a lot about the person based on their trash, he could find bills, contraceptive, etc on dumps. He gives an example of a girl, in her trash there was a torn photo of a boy and some contraceptive pills, Eighner examined the trash and could tell the girl
If they did, neither the man nor the woman would be allowed to marry again.” (page 17) Shin also didn’t really get along with his parents. In order to try and survive, he stole his mother’s food. “...Shin took as much food as he could from his mother as often as he could. It did not occur to him that if he ate her lunch, she would go hungry.” (page 16) Education in the camp found
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