In “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry Lana has many different personality traits such as being loving, trusting, and authoritative. Lana shows she is loving when she uses her insurance money to buy them a house when she could've used the money for herself.”she went out and bought you a house”(91) . Lana says that she bought you (Travis) a house implying that she didn’t buy it for herself, but for the family. As well as being a loving person Lana is also very trusting person. She entrusts her son with sixty five hundred dollars (about $61,000 today) because she trusts her son will use the money well.”that leaves sixty-five hundred dollars...it ain’t much, but it’s all I got in this world and I'm putting it in your hands”(107). This
She was a quiet, precise woman who had been at Welch High School so long that she had also been Dad's English teacher. She was the first person in his life, he once told me, who'd showed any faith in him. She thought he was a talented writer and had encouraged him to submit a twenty-four-line poem called. "Summer Storm" to a statewide poetry competition. When it won first prize, one of Dad's other teachers wondered aloud if the son of two lowlife alcoholics like Ted and Erma Walls could have written it himself. Dad was so insulted that he walked out of school.In Glass Castle, Jeanette's parents are always setting bad examples for Jeanette and her siblings, they steal from others and don’t take care of their kids which make their impressionable
It’s very unusual for a child this age to control the money for the family expense. According to the text, “ Before Mom left, she gave me two hundred dollars… I did the math. It came out to twenty dollars a week, or a little three-fifty a day. I worked up a budget and calculated that we could indeed squeak by if I made extra money babysitting...I brought food and made meals for Brian, Maureen, and me (131).” Jeannette take up the responsibility of taking care the household. She had grown up to think carefully of the way to spend the money, since most children of her age would spend money on their own needs and amusement, not on the thing they really needs and what others needs. As you can see, sometimes you can be mature and responsible at a very young age.
Mayella Ewell is a poor white girl who lives with her alcoholic father and younger siblings. She was forced to be the caretaker of the whole family after her mom died. Despite her young age of 19, she must stay home to take care of the children and do house chores when she is supposed to study and play. She suffers from this isolated life of housekeeping, and she notices Tom Robinson, a black man who lives nearby and passes by her house everyday on his way to and from work. At first, she shows her interest upon him by asking him to help her to do chores. Good natured Tom pities her and helps without expecting any payments. There was no opportunity to show how much she loves Tom until she was able to save few nickels to send
“Sinned against or dangerous sinner?” In the book A Gathering of Days, Catherine struggles to decide if the slave is worth her sacrifice. Everyone agrees that Catherine did help the slave. Some people, however, believe she should help the phantom. While others believe she should not. Catherine should help the stranger in the forest for three reasons: Catherine would save his life, she thought slavery was cruel, harsh, and maleficent, and he had become her responsibility.
Alvarez uses Minerva’s demand that her father earn her respect to show how she created her own inner strength and power in order to challenge her gender role. The discovery that Minerva’s father has another family and has kept it a secret leads Minerva to feel betrayed. In response to his excuses she says, “’I don’t owe you a thing,’ I said. My voice was as sure and commanding as his. ‘You’ve lost my respect’” (Alvarez 89). Minerva needs people to earn her respect; she is not going to hand it out to anyone. She has morals and her father has broken them, so he doesn’t deserve her respect – as a male he thinks he has the authority to do this, but she knows better. Minerva challenges the female portrayal by not blindly listening and following
In the essay, “On Compassion”, writer Barbara Lazear Ascher used resources style and rhetoric to convey her attitude such as the use of questions, ethos, pathos and logos, figurative language, imagery, and tone. This way, Ascher’s writing was well organized and well put together meanwhile giving the readers a chance to analyze and comprehend the text and understand Ascher’s views. Ascher begins her essay in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York; a place known to be where the wealth lives and idea of compassion falls. Yet as a typical New Yorker (Barbara Ascher), random acts of compassion can be seen but are not enough given awareness. This is where Ascher’s thesis falls in. Ascher believed that compassion is something humans are not born
The gift of the magi story and the Sesame Street video versions are similar and different in many ways. Something that is similar is that in both stories they trade items for something else to give the other person. However, the items in the stories are vastly different. In the Sesame Street video Bert gives away his paperclip collection and Ernie gives away his rubber ducky but in the gift of the magi story Della gives away her hair and Jim gives away his watch. Both versions are also similar in the way that both stories have the same problem. The problem is that the people in the two stories got there present specifically for the ting the other traded away. Whats different is that in the Sesame Street video is they got there things that Bert
A heightened vulnerability is a major commonalty between the families in &2.00 a Day. In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about how an African American man cannot have control of his body. Black men are vulnerable in this country; at any moment a black life can be taken. In $2.00 a Day, Edin and Shaefer takes that same vulnerability mentioned by Coates over a hundred times and expands on it. Although black Americans do have disadvantages in this country, vulnerability is regardless of race and gender. There is no one more vulnerable than the poor. They are at the mercy of the people who decides to help them. For example, Rae, a single mother is fired from her job at Wal-Mart when she does not have gas money to get to work. Gas money that her family took and spent. She and her small daughter are living with their adopted aunt and uncle. They also are living with three other people in the house. Rae has nowhere to go, and cannot rely on the father of her child. When Rae lived with him, he cheated, beat her and took her money. Her aunt and uncle insists on managing her SNAP and the welfare checks of the other residents. Rae has no choice but to abide by their rules and hand over her only source of "money".
According to the Portsmouth Police’s probable cause summary, a black male identified in a video was observed exiting the rear passenger side of a Honda Pilot with a Tommy Hilfiger’s red jacket. The jacket matched the description which the victim provided. Aronte Neshawn Sharpe was identified as the individual wearing the jacket and posing in the jacket while leaving a store (7-11). He also was observed in possession of the jacket while looking into a video screen according the probable cause summary. The report stated the victim was contacted by Detective Baker, Portsmouth Police to see if the jacket belonged to her. She reported the jacket belonged to her. She further stated the jacket was valued over $250.00, and she didn’t give the defendant permission to take her personal item.
While there is tension between Berniece and Boy Willie it begins to build in a dispute over the family piano.Boy Willie is arguing with Berniece over the piano and says he should get it because he is going to buy land,so he will build of of it which the ancestors would have wanted.“Papa Boy Charles brought that piano into the house.Now I’m supposed to uild on what they left me”(Wilson 51).If Boy Willie purchases the land he will be able to do more and help his family because he will prosper if he sell it instead of having it sit in Berniece’s house.Boy Willie wants to avoid an argument with Berniece so he decides to take the piano while she is at work.“Come on,let’s get it loaded before Berniece come
The piece; Following the Pumpkin Patch Honor Code, was published on November 29, 2010, for NPR’s, This I Believe segment. , the writer of the essay, Susan is from Bueche, Louisiana. During this casting she tells of a situation dealing with trust. This essay will summarize Susan
Immanuel Kant’s moral theory differs greatly from the other theories we have learned about, especially Mill’s view of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is based on the consequences of actions, while Kantian Ethics focuses on the intentions a person has before they act, and if they are fulfilling their duty as a person when acting. Kant explains his theory by providing examples of different people who are all doing the same action, but for different reasons. He discusses a store owner who charges everyone equal prices and explains that this only has moral worth if he is acting from duty, meaning he does this because it is what is right. The act is not moral if he acts in accordance with duty, or because he is worried about his reputation or business. This understanding of morality can be understood by looking at different examples similar to the store owner.
The money the aged man gave to Bob could have been used to help someone who was actually sick or someone in desperate need of the money for ethical reasons.Although it may be true that the elderly man may have been slightly irresponsible by being naive and giving away the money without ensuring that what Bob was saying was genuine, in spite of that, his deeds were noble and recommendable; whereas Bob’s actions was dishonest and unethical. Ultimately, Bob was wrong in his actions because he did a terrible thing to a very good
Ashleigh is a teenager who’s life is about to come crumbling down, because of one life changing decision. Ashleigh's parents are divorced, and she sees her dad very seldom, but when she was with him one day, he mentioned that he needed money to pay back two guys he was in debt with. He asked Ashleigh to take her mom’s $200 her mom keeps in a pretty teapot. Ashleigh stole the money for her dad because she feels bad that her dad is in debt with two guys and can't pay them back because he’s poor, Her dad is sucking up to Ashleigh by giving her compliments and being kind , which he never did before, and because her dad is making Ashleigh believe that stealing her mom’s money is okay.