Branded clothing, newly-released gadgets, and other luxuries are things that seem unreachable for us. In contrast, what we mostly have are clothes that we bought from thrift shifts or from the ukay-ukay, as what they are called, second-hand gadgets that were given only by our relatives, and other things bought at cheaper prices in the market. These create a picture of how are family is – what we have been deprived and how we live our daily life. My family derives its daily income from the boundary of our own jeepney that my father drives. What we earn does not fully provide for all our needs; the tuition fee of my brother and other household utilities are some of the things we still need to secure.
For them money symbolizes a better life, even though it can come with problems as well. For instance Carl turns to selling drugs in order to make money, even though he does make a good amount of money it does not do anything to his social class rank, he is still considered to be a thug. Once a family is considered poor, it can be very hard to near impossible for them to change that. There seems to be an endless cycle of poor parents having kids and they never do anything with their life, so they end up being poor as well and this cycle continues. It is important to understand these social themes because they occur in every society and it is up to the society and the individual to try and make a change.
In Scratch beginnings, Adam Shepard tells the story from a homeless persons point of view to show appreciativeness. Shepard says “More than anything else over the course of my project, I grew to appreciate, even more than before , that we live in the greatest country in the world.” (213). By becoming homeless and leaving everything he had makes him a lot more encountered in working hard for what he wanted and where he wanted to get in life. For example, He worked a low paying job at the car wash while trying to find a better job, and he doesn’t spend money on food in order to save money for his apartment. He wanted to see how successful he could be by trying to make things happen on his own.
In the chapter Negocios, readers get background on the father’s immigration journey to the United States. We see the father struggle to financially, mentally, and physically. While reading the chapter Aguantando we saw the family struggle as well and assumed that the father was living this fancy life in the states. The family was extremely poor they barley had enough money to buy food for them to eat. In this chapter the father appeared to be the bad guy because he did not send money or come back to bring the rest of the family to the United States.
Furthermore, when Art is again interviewing his father, he asks about Vladek’s family helping him out with money; he asks why they would not help him with buying food or paying for anything. “ ‘Wouldn’t they have helped you even if you couldn’t pay? I mean, you were from the same family…’ ‘Hah! You don’t understand… At that time it wasn’t anymore families. It was everybody to take care for himself!’ ” (Spiegelman 114).
There is are mistakes made by Lennie throughout the book. This leads me to predict that he will soon make one major mistake near the end of the book. I still don 't understand why George takes care of Lennie, a grown man, with receiving anything in return. Overtime Lennie gains pets from his relatives and promises to take care of them. Most of the time Lennie ends up putting his pet in his pocket and forgets about it.
-He was full agree, he even helped me to visit them and give them supplies. Did anyone ever suspected that you were hiding people? -No one, not even my parents, I always bought the food at different stores all over the place, not buying everything at the same place calories How did you manage to live when you were giving most of your food away? -I had to buy food in the "black" market. My husband Jan also helped by providing me with so-called ration cards he had obtained illegally.
You see people on the streets begging for money, and a lot of time people question why don’t they just get a job. It’s consistently thought that a simple solution to being homeless is getting a job. If you need money than go work for it. This is an oversimplification and makes it seem as if it’s easy to solve homelessness. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that about 4.1% of the population is unemployed.
For example, we do not want to keep the homeless on the streets as we raise the money to help them, so we need a solution. Of course there are many homeless shelters around local communities, but they sometimes do not accommodate everyone. It is usually first come, first served. Therefore, a lot of people may be locked out of the shelter, forced to sleep on the cold pavements until the next day. If the government could find a way to build big enough facilities to place every homeless person or family in, that would be ideal.
When you have money how do you act? Many people in the world believe that being rich and having good money defines what kind of person you are. Money should not identify the kind of person you are. In A Raisin in the sun the character Walter really wants money to help him and not his family, but it should never be like that family should go first. In A raisin in the son Walter really wants to open a liquor store to help out the family, but the family really needs a new house with the insurance money from mama.
Those are two thing majority of people don’t want their hard earned money to go to. Just like it’s stated in the third paragraph, if you really want to help others contribute some way to the shelters. Panhandling will always happen if people continue to give to individuals and not shelters. When people get handed stuff all the time they feel like they don’t need to work for anything they want they’ll just keep begging on the street until someone with a big heart sees them and hands them money. Some people need to self-educate themselves on how to become self-motivated, and that’s why places like FISH are important places to have, so people that need help gaining life skills have an opportunity to learn
“The two biggest factors driving homelessness are poverty and the lack of affordable housing” (Watson) which is why the Andre House started off with this idea of transition housing. With no one to turn too, one can be isolated all alone in this world and lose faith in humanity. Anyone can be homeless, “It affects men and women of all ages, and involves single people, married couples and those with families” (pg. 59, Crane). The Andre House has daily interviews with individuals who show that they are clean of drugs, employed or at least seeking employment to show that they can be in these houses that offers meals, and no charge of rent.
Your book also shows that the idioms we never payed attention to as children really is the foundation and is the fundamental truth about life. Living in New York I see many homeless people begging for money. They may have animals they care for or they might be by themselves men and women. Even Though Maurice wasn’t homeless, he acted and was treated like he was homeless. All my time