This shows his readers that he respects all dumpsters which is completely opposite of how we view them. To show how unglamorous Dumpster diving was, he quotes the words “scavenging” and “foraging”. In a way, it was very capturing how the author described in full detail, yet in an educated way, that Dumpster diving is not bad and shouldn’t be looked down upon. For example, he uses the word “de-emulsified” which not a typical English word a person will hear every day. This can also show the reader that not all people who end up digging through a dumpster means they’re not well-educated.
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
1. Eighner’s attention to language in the first five paragraphs causes the reader to view dumpster diving differently than they normally would. By providing the reader with his own personal views of how he sees a dumpster diver, and the terms he prefers to use when referring to them, Eighner inserts a more positive perspective over dumpster diving. For example, Eighner “I live from the refuse of others, I am a scavenger” (Eighner 108). Eighner indirectly dismisses the typical negative ideas about dumpster diving and instead puts it in a more positive light.
We can use Devine and Weston as our example of the opposite of virtue, as they wanted to sacrifice Ransom and selfishly steal the Sun’s Blood. While Weston and Devine would have undoubtedly been afraid of the hross or shot him, as they did later, Ransom chose to try to befriend it, seeing that it was not only intelligent but also friendly. “The creature was talking. It had a language… It seemed friendly” (Lewis, 56, 59). Not only that, but chose to learn their language and adapt to their manners, culture, and hospitality instead of running away as he thought
Which then he had “freedom.” As well as when he used his intelligence and used the tour guide incident with the water splashing on him to get tips off people and raise more money he normally did to pay off his debt. I like the fact that he was brave enough, strong, willing able to give up what many people die for. Only living in his van by himself with no one to talk to but himself. He survived his adventure and now he can have what he wanted from the beginning “freedom” As I did have parts I liked about the book I also had parts that I didn’t like. “It was season of selfishness, or at least that’s how I justified it” ken’s reasoning of breaking apart his relationship with Sami.
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.
The friendship they developed on the river and through their adventure causes Huck to be more concerned for Jim’s safety than society’s need to keep Jim captive. Huck, therefore, sees Jim as his friend and ignores society’s expectations to treat him less than human. After tearing up the letter he writes to Miss Watson, Huck “... studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: ‘All right, then, I’ll go to hell’” (214). Huck realizes that Jim is in need of assistance so he decides to do what is morally correct, which is to help Jim escape. Huck decides to act on his morals rather than be held captive by society; Huck believes that he has to act in the best interest of Jim and does not consider what society believes is acceptable behavior.
In my personal opinion, I firmly believe that Jeremy Seifert presents the strongest argument for dumpster diving. I would much rather learn from a person who was enjoyable and teachable were as Eighner is very rude and cocky in a way. Seifert not only defends himself, but he gives a way that society can better themselves. By showing others the art of dumpster diving, with a joyful heart, Seifert brings the people together to better the world. This will make the world as a better place for the reason that Seifert’s boundless attitude keeps the society pleased and willing to try.
Bill Bryson’s essay “How You Became You” gives a brief yet entertaining narrative of the unlikeliness of the creation of the human race in order to educate the common man on the miracle of life. The rhetorical strategies used within the essay successfully allow the purpose of this piece to become accessible to the general public. Bryson seamlessly interweaves elements of tone, diction, and rhetorical appeals to ultimately create a piece that successfully achieves his purpose and leaves a lasting impact on the audience, the general populace. The tone of “How You Became You” plays an important role in the effectiveness of the essay. The tone is informal yet is not lacking authority.
Fisherman, for the most part, aren’t like that and would rather help keep it clean because they care about the environment for the most part. Also, if the water becomes too polluted, then there would be no fish to catch. One stereotype that has the most truth to it is that fisherman lie, but mostly only about the size and how the fish was caught. Everyone lies, and fisherman are no exception to this. Afterall, fisherman only do it to spice up the story because who likes a boring story, and it wouldn’t be a fishing story if the size of the fish wasn’t exaggerated.
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
Lennie cares about George. Lennie always wanted to be with George because, he needed a companion, but he may have trusted him a bit too much. “I turn to Lennie and say jump in and he jumps, couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned. "(Steinbeck, 40) Lennie is dumb, but listens to George because he trusts him and Lennie gets hurt and doesn’t get mad at George.