At her job, she always as to be occupied with a task, even though her manager does nothing all day. Conditions for the employees are unfair. Their break room is disgusting and it is reminded to them that it is a privilege, as well as their lockers can be searched anytime, they’re not allowed to gossip, and new and possibly current employees will be tested for drugs. Ehrenreich has trouble keeping up with her payments with the wages she is earning and can not imagine how her coworkers are able to live like this, however she later learns that they are also barely making it by. She decides she will need to gain a second job and becomes a waitress for another restaurant, Jerry’s(not its actual name).
An outsider is what these kids are called. An outsider is someone who is judged and treated differently because of their social class, race, or abnormality. First reason kids and adults are outsiders is because of their social class. My friend Maria got left out of a lot of groups and activities because her demure mom worked at a fast food restaurant so she didn’t have expensive shoes and clothes like the others. This just made me want to be friends with her because she was grateful for everything she got unlike the
The people in charge have found out about Diana's little petition and they lower the pay to show that they will not raise the price back up until the rebellious behavior ceases. On page 86 lyddie talks about how the pay has gone down in the mill. The text states “while the other girls grumbled that their pay rates had gone down, so it had hardly been worth working through the summer heat. Lyddie kept her silence. That shows that herself and the others may start to waive from the petition.Lyddie is wanting to be independent and find a good job to support her family besides the mill, then she is reassured by a new friend .
She feels uncomfortable interacting with adults, and she avoids all contact with them. “I was scared to eat alone in the company lunchroom with all of those men and ladies looking, so I ate real fast standing in one of the washroom stalls….” (54). Although she wants to be an adult, she feels like an outcast in the adult world. The same issue arises later in the day, “But then break time came, and not knowing where else to go, I went into the coatroom because there was a bench there.” (54). Esperanza chooses to be alone over having to be around adults.
An example of this being when she wanted to eat in the dining car with her mother, she explains further, “My mother reminded me for the umpteenth times that dining car food always cost too much money. My mother never mentioned that black people weren’t allowed into railroad dining cars headed south in 1947” (240). Lorde is ashamed that she was so naive to her family’s position which ironically belies Lorde’s mother explaining to her why they shouldn’t go into the dining car for lunch. She ultimately blames her family for not giving her the entire story on why they can’t go to certain places on the
Willie’s mother doesn’t understand what homeless people are like and therefore, Willie feels that she is like a blind fish in a cave. In the text, it states, “The cure for unhappiness is this: What a person needs is always more than what they say.” This quote reinforces that homeless people are knowledgeable and are wise. They have enough information about the real world and just need someone to share it with. Most people ignore homeless people because of stereotypes like “they are sick and dirty,” even if they have something to offer. Likewise, Mrs. Markham just
However, towards the beginning she was lonely and felt isolated because she had no friends. We were even shown the footage of her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall on her first day of school because she had no one to sit with during lunch. This condition demonstrates that the thought of being a free thinker in our society, they must be entirely distant from it. Social pressure is a powerful force, and it can be seen when an individual meets other human beings. Therefore, the consequences of not being removed by these social pressures, we can see within the character of Cady at the beginning of the film, when she is completely separated from the other students at the school.
Many of the characters in the novel showed this; Scout’s teacher Miss Caroline, had asked one of her students Walter Cunningham where his lunch had been and Scout had stood from her seat and told Miss Caroline that because he was a Cunningham he wouldn 't have lunch today nor would he have lunch tomorrow. “He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day.” “ he had probably never seen four quarters together at the same time in his life.” This quote shows that the whole Maycomb town had seen the Cunninghams as poor people, I believe that people may not be very wealthy, but they shouldn 't be called out on it as Scout did to Walter by saying that he would never have any lunch, and that because he’s a Cunningham he would probably never see four quarters at
In her essay “Serving in Florida” Barbara Ehrenreich states that the minimum wage is not enough to support a person. The evidence that she uses is very convincing for me she mentions various examples of how hard she had to work, in order to afford for her rent. Ehrenreich mentions that she had to work two jobs one as a waitress and the other one as housekeeping in the essay she describes how hard it was to run from one job and not being regarded with anything. I believe that the author wants to make the audience to analyze and make conscious about the situation and the world where we lived
At first the four students just wanted some lunch but when they went to go order they refused to serve them. This resulted in the 4 students protesting and sitting at the lunch counter until they were served which turned out to be a little over 5 months. Once other people found out about this many other african americans and even some whites joined. Eventually they had to serve them because it was slowing down their business and they were losing a huge amount of money. The african americans were able to get served and broke some of the segregation laws in other restaurants, stores, etc.