Eighner’s attention to language in the first five paragraohs appeals to logos. He introduces the word “Dumpster” as a “properietary word belonging to the Dempster Dumpster company”, which is he continues to capitalize it (Eighner 107). Inserting this information makes the reader realize the seriousness the author feels toward the subject written about in the essay. Eighner considers himself a Dumpster diver, and continues to capatilize Dumpster because that is what he considers his proper name, Further on, the author introduces what he does as a scavenging rather than dumpster diving, because he lacks the ability to lower himself into the Dumpster. Eighner integrates ethics in the fifth paragraph as he claims that what does is an honorable
“ I prefer the word scavenging and use the word scrounging when I mean to be obscure. I have heard people, evidently meaning to be polite. use the word foraging, but I prefer to reserve that word for gathering nut and berries” (paragraph 3). Here Eighner explains that he prefers the word scavenging since he is a scavenger himself living of the refuse of others and not foraging because it does not quite correspond with the activity that he
Lars Eighner goes into great detail in his essay, “On Dumpster Diving”, when discussing about his experiences living on the streets and the ways of Dumpster diving. He called himself a “scavenger” and even though he would rather live a “comfortable consumer life,” he learned so much from being a scavenger. Eighner begins the chapter with the three principles; what is safe to consume, knowing the Dumpsters, and knowing the answer to the question “Why was this discarded?” He then discusses how to identify good or rotten foods; what will leave the person satisfied or have the person end up with botulism. Eighner also states the benefits of knowing the different locations of dumpsters, like his experience with the Dumpster behind a pizza delivery shop. He knew what time it closed and when the last employees left.
He prefers the word “scavenging” when referring to what he does to obtain food and daily necessities. Dumpster diving proves that one person's trash can benefit someone else’s life. Eighner used first person point of view he was talking about his personal experience and daily life. In the pre-reading it states that Eighner was 40 years old when he became homeless, but surprisingly it
1. The effects of Eighner’s attention to language in the first five paragraphs emphasizes that he is knowledgeable and confident about dumpster diving. As he states, “I live from the refuse of others. I am a scavenger” (Eighner 108). Eighner create an appeal to ethos when he displays his own experiences on the lifestyle of dumpster diving and its different aspects.
However, his use of tough love and lack of approval towards his children creates conflict in the play, which suggests the importance of a father’s emotional role in a family. The role as a breadwinner: In Troy’s mind, he has done everything right as a father because he has provided his family with basic needs for survival: a place to live, food on the table, and clothes on their backs. His strong work ethic has made him the man he is today; but he often burns all his fuel at work and, at the expense of his family, copes with his pain by drinking. Sense of pride: As the breadwinner, Troy takes great pride in his earnings. When his oldest son, Lyons, comes around asking for ten dollars, Troy replies by saying,“ ‘I 'm just supposed to haul people 's rubbish and give my money to you cause you too lazy to work?’ ” (1, 19).
The third and final transition arises when Andy’s selflessness transforms into him putting his priorities and actions before others for his own good. He became selfish, in a positive manner. In the short story “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” the main character, Andy, undergoes a transition from innocence to experience. In “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” the author moves the main character’s mindset from idealism to realism. At the beginning of the short story, Andy was stabbed as he was walking on the sidewalk by a member of the Guardians’ gang.
Soto then comes from under the house, "crawled back to the light," and comes to the realization that his life has changed forever. Therefore, Gary Soto, author of the essay from A Summer Life, earns his rite of passage through an act that is not only frowned upon, but is one of God's Ten Commandments. "Thou shall not steal" is taken lightly by the boy who is seduced by an apple pie. Cross-Eyed Johnny points out the sinners dirty hands as he looks down on him from above. "The treasure of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death."
1. I feel that forgiveness is not for the other person, it’s a process that provides you the energy and the self-confidence to move on. One reason why is forgiveness is not for the other is because in my experience, forgiveness is a situation where serious harm has been done to you physically or mentally. The next steps are finding a way to relieve your conscious of the harm caused. For example, in the “Render Unto Larry’s” an op-ed piece written by Phil Holland, tells a memoir of his childhood, in which he and his friend Chester stole model paints from a neighborhood store.
He was happy to eat grass and share the animal 's water hole. Enkidu loses his animal-like strength but gains understanding. At the end of his life, Enkidu briefly regrets his time with Shamhat, because of what it cost him. Shamash reminds him of the good that has come from his introduction to
Eighner’s Dumpster diving is all about scavenging, trashes that seems to be more valuable that it seems. The author appeals to ethos, logos, pathos throughout the essay. Eighner had enough experience as a dumpster that he knew what was valuable and what wasn’t, so he would just take what has value and would leave the things that he thought was unnecessary, so he appeals to ethos in this. Now, talking about logos, eighner also uses this technique because in the essay he says that he can learn a lot about the person based on their trash, he could find bills, contraceptive, etc on dumps. He gives an example of a girl, in her trash there was a torn photo of a boy and some contraceptive pills, Eighner examined the trash and could tell the girl
(Ironically, this would make Grant, not Reverend Ambrose, the “priest.”) His final words to Grant show that Grant has succeeded as a teacher. Jefferson enjoys the food he eats before he dies—he’s finally learned to take pleasure in the physical world instead of rejecting material pleasures and falling into cynicism and self-loathing. He experiences the love and
Eighner depicts “Dumpster diving” with positive aspects for someone who is homeless. Through the art he narrates life lessons. People trying to be polite use the verb “foraging”, but in Eighner’s eyes he prefers to save it for small forest animals collecting nuts and berries. Eighner prefers “scavenging” because he understands the mind of a scavenger. Fundamentally, “they must restrict themselves to items of relatively immediate utility.” On the contrast, he uses “scrounging” when he means to be vague.
Symbolism is used to help you not only understand the characters but also helps develop a coherent theme. In the long way gone the symbol used to help explain Ishmael’s struggles comes straight from his own pocket in the form of a beat-up cassette. It follows him along on the journey and with its demise you also see the tragic end of the childhood it has represented. When the fighting and violence started to occur brought by rebels and soldiers Beah and his friends still had the cassettes to enjoy and dance around with allowing them to still have an essence of childhood. Running from village to village the cassette remains in Ishmael’s pocket, like a reminder of his innocence and where he came from.
Both work to establish and maintain order and harmony with the rest of the group, and they are kind and protective with their interactions with the littluns. Ralph wants to build shelters for them, and Simon feeds them. Simon is more of the better guy than Ralph. Simon was being murdered while Ralph watched. In the end, Simon and Ralph try to bring the boys out of savagery.