He, first, explains how the usage of Dumpster Diving came to be. Eighner clarifies that this came to be known from the word belonging to the Dempsey Dumpster company. However, he is not very pleased with the phrase dumpster diving so instead he prefers to call it scavenging. Additionally, Eighner always capitalizes the word dumpster which shows us that he, actually, respects the dumpster divers and he is not ashamed being one of them. “ I prefer the word scavenging and use the word scrounging when I mean to be obscure.
1. Eighner’s attention to language in the first five paragraphs causes the reader to view dumpster diving differently than they normally would. By providing the reader with his own personal views of how he sees a dumpster diver, and the terms he prefers to use when referring to them, Eighner inserts a more positive perspective over dumpster diving. For example, Eighner “I live from the refuse of others, I am a scavenger” (Eighner 108). Eighner indirectly dismisses the typical negative ideas about dumpster diving and instead puts it in a more positive light.
In “The Town Dump”, Stegner goes to show that he cared more about what he can learn hysterically and factually from what he finds, as he says, “I think I learned more from the town dump than I learned from the school; more about people, more about how life is lived, not elsewhere but here, not in other times but now.” (Wallace 33) Stegner said that a “community may be as well judged by what it throws away.” (Wallace) Lars Eigner has more of a scolding tone when he says “ the area I frequent is inhibited by many affluent colleges students” (Eigner) and ..” the student does not know that, and since its daddy’s money, the student decides not to take a chance.” (Eigner) Eigner uses those quotes to show his dislike for the unappreciativeness of the college students and their lack of being resourceful. Though Stegner sticks more to the facts and things he learns about people , Lars finds no story, and just scolds and dislikes the fact that people are so
1. The effects of Eighner’s attention to language in the first five paragraphs emphasizes that he is knowledgeable and confident about dumpster diving. As he states, “I live from the refuse of others. I am a scavenger” (Eighner 108). Eighner create an appeal to ethos when he displays his own experiences on the lifestyle of dumpster diving and its different aspects.
The author admits that he prefers the word “scavenging” to the word “foraging” when it comes to describing his lifestyle. For Eighner, the term “foraging” possesses a polite connotation and is strictly reserved for the gathering of nuts and berries. Thus, it does not accurately describe his way of living as a “dumpster diver.” The word “scavenging,” on the other hand, elicits a sense of primitiveness and accurately depicts what Eigher does in reality.
They are able to see the value of life and how each person 's struggles has helped them heal. People are able to see that the obstacles an individual faces, which leads them to survival. “He killed himself for wanting to live” (503). People suffer in order to live, but through suffering they are also trying to help others live. If one cannot get through that suffering they will not be able to live.
Through this sharing of experience we use stories to pass on accumulated wisdom, beliefs, and values. Through stories we explain how things are, why they are, and our role and purpose. Stories are the building blocks of knowledge, the foundation of memory and learning. Stories connect us with our humanness and link past, present, and future by teaching us to anticipate the possible consequences of our actions.
According to Miller and Spoolman in Sustaining the Earth (2015), we are about 7.1 billion people on the planet and this number will increase to 9.6 billion by 2050. As a result, many people do not have access to food and clean water. According to the World Bank, “about 900 million people almost three times the U.S. population live in extreme poverty,
If more people can take the time to actually befriend or even just talk to someone that is “different,” then we can live in a world without differences. If society can realize that some individuals had a difficult life or even a miserable one, then they might be able to understand what they had to go through and the pain they had to endure to get to where they are
Describe the distribution, growth, and dynamics of the world human population and analyze the impact of the human population on the environment. Over the last fifty years the human population has greatly increased. In 1950 the world population was at a very low 2.5 billion people. In 2005 in just a short 55 years the population skyrocketed to an astonishing 6.5 billion people. In 2017 (Now) the population is still increasing sitting at around 7 billion people.