Listening to one 's personal experiences can allow one to understand what they have gone through and get a better understanding of that person and their story. A homeless man named Lars Eighner participates in "scavenging" on a day to day basis in which he takes items out of a dumpster for him to survive off of. In "On Dumpster Diving," Lars Eighner shares the process and the way he lives as a scavenger. Eighner informs his readers on distinctive facts that a person would not think of when seeing someone digging out of a dumpster. In the essay, Eighner says "all these foods might be found in any Dumpster and can be evaluated with some confidence largely on basis of appearance" (149).
"to make my compliments to you, my fellow-teachers of the great public, and likewise to say that I am right glad to see that Doctor Holmes is still in his prime and full of generous life" (Twain 3). Finally, I think Mark Twain was not as nice a person as he makes himself out to be in many of his books. He often says very mean things to nice people. As the old saying goes "don 't judge a book by it 's cover" don 't judge Mark by his books do some extra digging. Life was not easy for Twain but that does not change how you are supposed to treat people and be a kind person.
In the story he says “not many men know how to make a Malay man-catcher” (Connell 77). This quote shows that Rainsford is smart because during this part, he is being very smart when he creates traps for Zaroff and tries to hide his tracks.During the story, Rainsford is also Respectful. He shows that he is respectful when this happens he is nice to Zaroff for letting him into his home. Rainsford showed his respect by saying“thank you, General”
Being kind isn 't always easy. Sometimes just the smallest things can make someone go crazy. But for August Pullman being kind comes naturally. He is probably good at being kind considering he knows what it 's like to have people be rude to him. He knows the feeling and he doesn 't want anyone else to go threw that.
In Mollers case the Ritalin was available to him and when he weighed out his options he really didn 't have too much too lose. When Moller was a student, he saw “the negative of doing poorly on the test was far greater than the negative of getting caught, discounted by the anesthetic of low probability”. Not only were the side effects small but the author also didn 't see what he was doing as a problem because, “I was much more worried about the scholastic consequences of I were discovered abusing a
By making the narrator feel secure, it brings us back to the fact that they have a very valuable friendship and neither of them wants to disappoint the other. Some people may think that Willie is a bad influence on the narrator. In my opinion, I think that their friendship makes the narrator a better person because where the narrator is book smart, Willie is street smart and they can learn a lot from each other. Although Willie has made some questionable decisions that have involved drugs and alcohol, it doesn 't make him a bad kid. Now if Willie falls into the crowd of people like Chappy, then he will most likely become a bad kid.
Benjamin Franklin presents a truthful and unbiased version of himself. In an excerpt “from The Autobiography” Franklin shows a pieces of his personality in actions; Franklin also admits to making mistakes. Personality traits like kindness when young Franklin offers payment to several people for the help he receives. However, because these people refuse the shilling “on account of my [Franklin’s] rowing; but I [he] insisted on their taking it” (Franklin 90). This shows that Benjamin Franklin is kind because no matter how much money Franklin possesses, he offers a portion of his money to people in exchange for help.
In my opinion, Fred never experienced or had the inconsistency in his attitude of selling the product of less quality, so it never changed his behavior. Pat in other hand, is not sure about what is right and wrong. He respected Dinah’s issues with the situation and took it to Fred, but also believes Fred’s arguments to be valid as well. He is not comfortable with the situation, but does not have the discomfort about the sales made years ago to change the behavior, i.e. do the right thing.
I am very loyal when it comes to my stores. If I have a bad experience, I don’t like it, and I think it is a rip off, I will be the first person to let anyone know. I think I am a stores worst nightmare because I have no problem telling people what I think about whether things are overpriced or stuff like that. I guess I am a picky person when it comes to where I shop, but I am not a brand picky person. So, I am picky in some ways, but not in other ways.
First, Magwitch is a convict, but still does good things for Pip. Next, Mrs. Joe tells Joe to forgive Pip, even though she dislikes Pip. Third, Pip made poor choices in the way he treated others and how he spent his money, but decided to be much kinder to Joe and Biddy and set aside money for Herbert. Even though these characters were bad, they still did good things. Sometimes people do this in real life.
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
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.
Also, from my observation of the author’s interaction with the gang members, he acted in a way, that was out of respect, and in no way condemning of the gang members or their culture. He befriended them and truly showed great interest in their personal lives. He also knew that he couldn’t’ approach these gang members in a hostile manner, as he learned this from a gang member, who stated that “You can’t just walk into the neighborhood and act like a tough guy, you get beat up.” Moreover, I also observed that the author seemed mild mannered, and certainly did not come across as this know it all, arrogant researcher. I can only imagine how scary this entire experience may have been for him, but nonetheless, he allowed himself to “hang around” the gang members as they drove him around their dangerous neighborhood. In my opinion, the positive aspect of this research is that the author gained the trust of the gang members, while at the same time, the negative aspect of it, is that he had to witness the illegal activities which he (presumably) could or did not report.
Joseph’s overall progress in sex offender specific treatment continues to be poor. Joseph’s attendance overall has been good, he is compliant when asked to complete homework assignments and working through the Pathways workbook, but it is clear that he is a passive participant and is not putting forth the effort to make sustainable changes in his life. To date several approaches have been employed to engage Joseph in treatment, but these attempts have been met with resistance. As previously stated in his last report, his cognitive distortions appear to be deep rooted and this has impeded his ability internalize a sense of wrong doing with regard to his sexual offenses, as well as his other delinquent behaviors. Joseph disclosed that he has engaged in driving recklessly, on the road and on watercrafts, being out late at night with peers that consume alcohol and drugs, and there have been collateral reports that he is consuming alcohol as well.
I find it strange that even though Malachy drinks his wages away and doesn’t try hard getting a job, he still talks about dignity. He would say, “If you carry… [parcels, bags, and packages], you lose your dignity.” This gives me a feeling that Malachy is not completely hopeless, and may one day see the fault in his actions, and that when Malachy is trying hard, there are enjoyable times in the family. Nevertheless, this behavior can still be frustrating because when you want Malachy to help, if he feels that the situation may damage his dignity, he won’t do it. I can relate to this slightly because there are plenty of times when I want people to do something for me, but they won’t do it and I get vexed. However, there are still times that I am happy when I interact with them.