Jake seemed to also push the buttons of the guards, one instance when he said that he had been waiting to splash water in the guards face for a while. Then after being given another thirty days on the starvation diet, when they gave him the paper to sign about it he wadded it into a ball and threw it at the officers’ chest, giving him yet another thirty days (In the belly of the beast). It seems that he is very reckless in the way that he goes about serving his time. He also mentioned that being yelled at or being spat at in the face once or twice is fine, but doing that everyday for thousands of days, no one can say that it is nothing and forget about it. He said the same about his stuff, that they can take something and he will learn to live without it, but take something everyday until they are reaching for his eyes, heart, soul, etc., is something that he can not deal with (In the belly of the beast).
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole tells the story of Ignatius J. Reilly, a thirty-year-old man living with his mother in New Orleans during the 1960s, as well as various other characters somehow involved with Ignatius. Ignatius and his mother face financial troubles after his mother hits a building with her car. To pay for damages, Mrs. Reilly forces Ignatius, who usually spent his days sitting at home, to get a job. As a result of joining the working force, Ignatius faces many problems. Throughout the entire story, Ignatius displays gluttony in the amount of food he eats and arrogance in the way he views society and its people.
For example, In 1960 some African Americans walked into a diner where it was only a “Whites Only” so they sat there till they were served. Many people mostly white made racial slurs to them and poured their drinks on the African American Students. Then it got national attention it was on newspapers, people saw what was going on. They should 've defended themselves but wanted to be treated equally. Malcolm X said that people should start defending themselves because people are being violent to the people that aren’t being violent: “ Every time you pick up your newspaper, you see where one of these things has written into it that I 'm advocating violence.
Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free. Elie would often fear the night because it reminded him of the horrible things he had seen throughout the day. The title Night implies that there was something that Elie had feared when the sun went down. If someone were to not understand what the Holocaust was, then they wouldn’t understand why he was afraid. It is important to keep on learning about the Holocaust because it was an awful event where millions of people were getting murdered because of their race and their beliefs.
As an example, when Jonah was sorting the bills he thought, “I expect my dad to walk in at any moment and ground me until the apocalypse. He won 't, of course, and that would make everything worse”. This shows was missing his dad but that saying how the past will tear up the present. This shows that, wanting someone to come back might mess up the life you built. Another example is that, when Jonah was opening the new restaurant he thought, “This whole night, I’ve felt close to my dad.
Within the story, Devil's Thumb had an ironic and angry tone. For the most part, there were words and phrases that expressed anger in the story. In the beginning, Krakaeur said "I'd told my boss I was quitting:","No, Not in a couple of weeks, Steve; right now was more like what I had in my mind". This proclamation shows how infuriated and unsatisfied, he was with his current job and his life. The ironic part is that he that foresees and believes that this will change his life, but in the end he finishes where he started.
The pathos in this editorial comes directly from the author talking to restaurant workers and their stories allows for the reader to feel sympathy for what a worker goes through in order to make a living. “Filiberto Lopez moved to Boston from El Salvador seven years ago in hopes of finding the American Dream, and ended up sleeping in the kitchen of a East Boston Peruvian restaurant…His boss, himself an immigrant, was verbally abusive, regularly referring to Lopez as “Boy.” For this, Lopez was paid $5 an hour and never overtime.” Talking to people directly involved allow the reader to gain sympathy and understand the struggle that a worker may go through to receive very little pay in order to live somewhat comfortably. The reader can understand that worker can be living like this today with nowhere to go being abused by their boss; work long hours with not much pay and still not have a home to go to due to the lack of finances coming in.
To guide Martin through the unforgiving Pre-Saturday Night Live comedy circuit, a mentor would allow Martin to focus on other aspects of his professional career, instead of stressing over a “tough crowd.” For instance, Martin stressed for many hours following performances due to every crowd’s different reaction, and in a metaphor, he shares, “The comedian’s slang for a successful show is ‘I murdered them,’ which I’m sure came about because you finally realize they are capable of murdering you” (2). Clearly, being a live performing comedian in this era (which takes place between the ‘60s and early ‘70s,) can prove to be harsh and unforgiving, especially for a young man with no real guidance. A mentor with years of experience in stand-up comedy
Parvez is very assimilated to the western believes, although his son Ali, seems to be embarrassed that his father, drinks whiskey, eats pork, talks to prostitutes and according to Ali is “Too implicated in western society”. Through the short story, Parvez is concerned about his son Ali’s way of outgrowing his teenage attitudes, and ordinary behavior. Parvez is wondering about Ali’s behavior, and he talks to his colleagues and, a prostitute named Bettina, that he knows through his work as a taxi driver. He sneaks into Ali’s room while he is not home, looking for clues that should explain Ali’s odd behavior. As he doesn’t find anything that indicates that Ali is a drug
Like the saying says, "You can 't judge a book based on its cover." If people do this, then they won 't improve themselves as an individual. Last year, I use to work at this fast food restaurant. I remember one of my older coworkers, who happened to be a Hispanic woman, taking an order to this man. He was being so rude to her, yelling racial comments to her that the manager had to get involve.