Due to their deficiency of proper schooling, they cannot obtain jobs that require any type of higher education. Thus, the drug dealers are left with service sector jobs that pay little over minimum wage. While some service sector jobs require manual labor skills, a large part of jobs require interpersonal skills—something the crack dealers are familiar with in the streets, but do not comprehend in an office setting. In particular, attitude is a key deciding factor of success or failure in the workplace. Since the drug dealers Bourgois writes about are so accustomed to street culture, they do not understand how to adjust their attitudes on the job.
He wants his life to go smoothly but to live lavishly. He continuously sacrifices personal relationships to do his job. Determination to work is a beneficial characteristic; however, acting computerized is abnormal to the human nature. With an even more robotic demeanor toward work, Bartleby copies legal documents “silently, palely, [and] mechanically” in his lonely corner (Melville 4). He shows no emotion and has little interactions with other people.
Eventually with great persistence she was able to get a great opportunity that led to her success. Her persistence paid off and allowed her to achieve many things no one would have thought possible for her at the time. Another example of persistence being revealed is in the TED talk by Aimee mullins. Aimee Mullins didn’t enjoy having physical therapy when she was 5, but her doctor later found a way for her to enjoy it. Aimee Mullins persisted through her physical therapy which eventually led to her success as an athlete.
It was an innate reaction to feel out of place there for Sylvia. The toy store with the expensive price tags is an opposite world to Sylvia, just as the poor’s “slums” are new to the women in the Ladies Betterment League. The two economic classes are so different they cannot genuinely interact with each other. There is no correlation in the two classes, as the upper class is not willing to support the
Throughout the book, Jeanette’s parents always said that they would work something out in the end. Thankfully, she did not rely on them her whole life. She worked by herself and made it to New York. However, she did rely on her sister to bring her there. If it was not for her sister living there and offering Jeanette an opportunity, then she would have not been able to reach success as a writer.
During Paula Modersoln-Becker short life she created many unique works of art. She had a supportive father, who saw her talent in art. Since Paula had the drive at home she was encouraged to go to Paris to live out her dreams, but her womanly duties intervened and she stopped painting for awhile. Her short life span did not fully contain her passion for art, she became a wife soon after she began to draw. The time period that Paula was born into caused her to put her dreams aside to become a housewife; however, it was not long before she decided to leave her husband and pursue her dreams as an artist.
The only way she can support herself and her daughter Pearl is by making high-quality garments, but still the town does not appreciate her fine art. If she is living such a hard life in Boston, the reader is left to ask why she would not want to leave, as there appears to be no good reason to stay. Hawthorne leaves this up for debate. Hawthorne's purpose in Chapter 5 is to
Lucille did pursue her dreams, though. Lucille wanted to be an actress and she accomplished that goal. She was in a lot of famous movies and in a show called “I Love Lucy.” This proved that, if you want something bad enough, and you never give up, you can fulfill your dreams. Lucille Ball was a fabulous person, but she had a frustrating life as a kid. For example, she would go to school everyday and be unable to write because “Ball always would sharpen her pencils until they were gone and she couldn't afford pencils” (Lucille Ball).
Using language often regarded with machinery gives Alex an inhuman quality which therefore stops him from being a real man. Similarly, Mouse states that “to deny all impulses” or a human’s choice, is to “deny the very thing that makes [them] human”. Neo is also cited as a “machine”, giving him the same robotic effect that Alex has. As demonstrated through similes, onomatopoeia and plot, man does not “exist” (p. 120) without free will and
They don’t walk around with their noses up because they forced their parents to buy them the new pair of shoes they just seen or expensive name brand clothing. This is not the way to go, you should not be judged because your parent’s low income job doesn’t pay for the countless items you want, but just barely the ones you need. Even when you go out to shop for clothing and come home with a brand new hoodie every once in a while is it acceptable for the people in our society to put you in a stereotype just by seeing you walking around with it on? Should they feel threatened because of the combination of your skin color and a particular color of hoodie makes them think you’re up to no good? No, you should not let these stereotypes you may or may not have obscure your view of his/her personality or intentions.