Which then he had “freedom.” As well as when he used his intelligence and used the tour guide incident with the water splashing on him to get tips off people and raise more money he normally did to pay off his debt. I like the fact that he was brave enough, strong, willing able to give up what many people die for. Only living in his van by himself with no one to talk to but himself. He survived his adventure and now he can have what he wanted from the beginning “freedom” As I did have parts I liked about the book I also had parts that I didn’t like. “It was season of selfishness, or at least that’s how I justified it” ken’s reasoning of breaking apart his relationship with Sami.
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.
This example shows that Andy wants to be free because once he hears the captain talking about money he automatically jumps on the opportunity to go back to his old life by helping people with their money. If I was in a similar situation I can honestly say that I would do the exact same thing Andy did, if I knew how to do things that he did , I would do the same thing and in return I would have a day off with my friends doing anything to feel free again. Andy is a giver and he worked hard, like when he saw how pathetic the Shawshank library was. The inmates had no interest in reading the books in the library because they were old and torn. So Andy starts to write letters for six years to the state asking for new books and money to renovate the library.
He is constantly slammed with adversity, he gets a job at the crystal shop after losing his money. ““I can clean up those glasses in the window, if you want,” said the boy. … “you did not have to do any cleaning,” he (the shopkeeper) said. “Koran requires me to feed a hungry person.” … “Do you want to go to work for me” the merchant asked.” (Coelho 45 5, Coelho 46 4 9) When santiago losses his money he does not give up he learns and finds a man to help in exchange for food and in the end gets a job that he can do while learning the language of the locals, finding a way to egypt and developing his identity. This job allows him to make money and the strength to carry on in his journey.
We are greedy. We as humans cling to the materialistic things in our lives. Some of us have everything we need to live a perfectly comfortable life, but keep wanting. Greed controls almost everyone, no matter how many possessions we have in our name. In this, when our greed exceeds our needs, we lose sight of what is important, leading to our detriment.
In conclusion, one aspect of the reading, The Road to Hell, we can analyse is the importance of understanding the people around you. John Baker’s intentions towards Matt Rennalls were not based on a bad premonition. His lack of understanding the behavioural characteristics of his worker was his major downfall. One business ethic we must hold sacred is the ethic of not offending our workers. John Baker forgot this ethic and that is why he was not successful in admonishing his workers.
We lose our time on our jobs because we want to get these expensive things. But we are not realizing that we are wasting our time, the time which we could not get back, it is gone forever, Today many people immigrate to United States to fulfill their lives, with dreams they dreamed about it. How said James Truslow Adams in his book called “The Epic of
João “had one purpose only: to increase his wealth.” João is described as “never missing a chance to get another’s money.” João tries to cut costs wherever he can, “cheating his customers with short weight and scant measure.” He goes about his life “leaving his debts unpaid whenever he could but always collecting what he was owed.” João’s passion lead him to steal from local construction sites to obtain the materials needed to build homes behind his tavern, these homes would ultimately make up the slum. The two-room houses are “badly built.” João Romão’s passion for wealth is why he created the slum, which is
Like today the new generation does not know to manage their money. What happens when you know how to save, invest etc.? But money does tend to run out if not being preserved correctly. The parable of the prodigal son is just showing the old generation is no different than the new.