In the article, Birds and Bees, No Let’s Talk about Dollars and Cents, by Ben Stein, he successfully makes his point to inform his son that he needs self discipline to create human and financial capital to have a more stable life. The young boy has been living large his whole life and his father wants to help him keep it going by having self-discipline to make smart decisions so he doesn’t live in fear and insecurity. Ben Stein uses many anecdotes to get the point across to his son and the readers of the New York Times that people are capable of coming from nothing and turning into something with the willpower to make smart choices. With the use of anecdotes and repetition all throughout the letter, it allows Stein to utilize logos, pathos,
. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
His goal is him telling students how important their education is. The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree. Mr. Andrew Braaksma is claiming in the article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, "I have worked as a temp in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school, but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier. "(Braaksma 2005) He states in the reading, that it isn 't easy being a full worker then going to college. "but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.
After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005). In addition to working sun up to sun down in adverse conditions, his friends don 't understand that at any moment those jobs could be gone, gone to outsourcing or just the fact that the market changes and manufacturers can no longer remain competitive. Attending college and working full time is a challenge in its own, getting to experience what it is like to work with other people who either lacked the resources to attend college or never got the chance to go, showed him what it would be like for him if he didn 't attend college and made him want to gain his degree that much more. In personal experience I have seen the same, working in the construction field all my life I knew I
He was jobless to support his son and his wife as a result his wife leaves him. Motivation drives him to struggle until the very end to get rid of this situation. With motivation, Chris had succeed even without biological needs such as food, water, and shelter. Besides, Chris also motivate his son to protect his dream during his free time with his son playing basketball. He motivates his son by saying “Hey.
Gatsby was a man who came up from essentially nothing by gaining his money through bootlegging and other illegal acts in order to gain a reputation in society. Gatsby’s constant desire to accomplish more in his life demonstrates the corruption of the American Dream. It is evident that Gatsby has had a thirst for the American dream since a young age, this is shown when Gatsby’s father says: “Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. Do you notice what he’s got about improving his mind?
In The Cog, Charles Fritch uses symbolism to show readers that life choices can cause regret in future years. The tough decisions that people make can cause the most fulfilling life or they can wake up one day miserable. James Maxwell was one who wished he had followed his dreams instead of living with a more practical life. He had a very successful life, but he wasn’t doing what he had always dreamt of. He was the president of the world, but by his standards, that wasn’t enough.
Growing up, money wasn’t something that came easy for the Miller family. In 1929, they were affected by the Wall Street Crash and were forced to move to Brooklyn (Biography). He didn’t let this personal and financial hardship affect him, though. “The Depression (the most formative crisis in Miller’s life) was in many ways a positive force…” (Carson). “Miller’s refusal to believe that man is helpless” influenced him to find work for small jobs, and even manage to save up enough money for him to attend the University of Michigan where he was able to complete his very first original play, No Villain (Carson).
Willy is too entitled to his job even though he doesn’t get paid, to accept a job from someone else that is offering him good weekly pay. In The Raisin in the Sun Walter ends up getting the money from his mom and wants to invest it into a bar with two other people, but that doesn’t work out so well for him. In the text Bobo is talking to Walter about something bad that had happened, in the text Bobo says “That’s what I’m trying to tell you… I don’t know… I waited six hours… I waited in that train station six hours… That was all the extra money I had in the world…”(Hansberry 75). In this quote Bobo was talking about how Willy Harris took all of the money and left with it. The money that was put into the bank for the bar was all of the money that was given to Walter by his mom to split for his sisters college education.