Society’s values influence people to construct their personal mores around them, and those who do not are not accepted by society. In our society, those who have well-paying careers are valued above those who do not. So when McCandless decided against following the path society expects him to, his parents were upset. “Chris informed his parents that he had no intention of going to college. When Walt and Billie suggested that he needed a college degree to attain a fulfilling career, Chris answered that careers were demeaning ‘twentieth-century inventions,’ more of a liability than an asset, and that he would do fine without one, thank you” (114).
Chris has clearly demonstrated his naivety in the mistakes he made as a salesman. Although he had the best intentions, his decision to invest his family’s life savings to sell “bone density scanners,” in the beginning, left him with the inability to pay his rent and his son almost being taken away from him; however, as Chris faced the hardship of being a father, these machines became his only source of income and supplied him with reliable shelter, at least for a few weeks. Chris also forewent his financial responsibility of paying taxes, a mistake which left him
The anecdotes establish the emotional appeal, and also gain credibility. Stein, writing as a father, explains everything their family has gone through in order to give his boy the opportunity he has. He explains how capital, in the form of money, has been passed through the generations. Stein begins by discussing his grandparents' many jobs but also stating that they had accumulated no evident capital. Regardless of this lack of money, the next generation, Stein's parents, earned sufficient financial capital by getting human capital in the form of education.
He wants to be a businessman and own a liquor store. He wants to be able to provide for his family and give them what they have never had. Walter also wants to take his mother’s position as the head of the house and make the financial decisions for the family. Walter can be seen as selfish as instead of putting the money for him and his sister in the bank he uses it all and loses it trying to fulfill his own dreams with no regard to his sister’s dreams or the rest of the family’s. Beneatha is the most educated person in the family.
Warren was boarded of to school in town and raised to get a city job away from the farm where his parents worked. He was never given a choice and now he was trapped in a job he hates. His parents sacrificed a lot in-order for him to become a wealthy business man, but he was born to work with his strength. His parents cared more about their own image, proud of themselves with their son's success. He didn’t want to hurt them so he stayed with his miserable life for their benefit.
By knowing how to run his business and beat out the competition. Not many successful businessman today got to where they were without knowing the game of life and this is how you be successful. Andrew Carnegie was a wise man who gave motivational speeches of how he got to where he was. In document A, Carnegie, at an opening ceremony of a library, stated, “Man does not live by bread alone. I have known millionaires starving for lack of the nutriment...it is the mind that makes the body rich... My aspirations take a higher flight.” Andrew Carnegie spoke out to the people saying why just being rich doesn’t get you anywhere you have to be smart
Education Reform There is no doubt that education has revolutionized the world. However, at one point in time, education was seen to be only for the rich and not a necessity to all like it is today. Receiving an education in the early 1800’s was not important in the grand scheme of things because the poor children were expected to work on farms or in factories to provide for their families. Therefore, since many Americans did not believe education was valuable, it took a great reform powered by one man to reveal the significance of schooling; this individual was Horace Mann. Self-taught and self-motivated, Horace Mann desired to gain as much knowledge as he could, and additionally he wished to influence others’ lives in a positive way by creating
Tom Buchannen is a very rude and disgusting character in my opinion. He was born into a wealthy family and hasn’t had to do work or have a job a day in his life. He believes he is better than everyone and thinks he’s superior over everybody. In his world, he believes that people don’t have to work and that money is the most important thing in the world. He thinks that wealth equals value as a person and poor people are inferior.
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.
The rich are able to run an economy on their own, as they do not need a government to support them or hold their hand like the poor do. This leaves the lower class almost lost in a society as rich are able to succeed in life, as the poor struggle to find a job to bring home food. Krugman also states that rich are more likely to go to college and graduate, compared to the poor. This prompts the middle class to buy a house in a good school district, even if it is out of their price range. At the time, Krugman says that health care and repealing the Bush tax cuts would allow the United States to, “use the revenue to pay for more benefits that help lower-and middle-income families.” At the time, an uniform health care system and increased minimum wage could bridge the gap between poor and rich.
Growing up my family was not wealthy, but I was very fortunate my father was a hard-working man with high morals and values. Being an immigrant of the state, he quickly learned he needed to make an income for himself. Very few places would hire him and give him above minimum wage salary. Therefore, he builds his own business as an electric repair man. Obtaining the skills, he had learned as a boy in his hometown helped my father become successful in his small business.
Even those who have reached success in this dream and become enormously wealthy still only care about their wealth. People such as John D. Rockefeller or Andrew Carnegie built themselves up from nothing, but money remained their only concern. They gave no particular care to their workers or economic monopoly. While rugged individualists may not have the same interests in capital, an entrepreneur or up-and-comer still needs money in some shape or form to survive. Ultimately, this influences their dreams.
On page 82 he says to his mother, Lena Younger, “-it was always about money, Mama. We just didn’t know about it.” He puts money above all else because of his belief that money would open the pathway to happiness for him and his family. This belief could be seen as control of the oppressor, in this case society, over the mind of an oppressed individual. The society made Walter Lee believe that there are certain things like house, car, education that he and his family need in order to be happy, and all of them could be achieved only with money. His inability to provide these things for the family made him feel inferior towards rich and predominantly white