Ways how shoplifters have found to work around this is they will go and find someone off the street or a friend and have them complete the return. Retail companies will give the customer the return on a gift card. A shoplifter will do two things they will spend the gift card on other merchandise or they will sell the gift card to pawnshops for half the dollar on the gift card.
His use of language is effective because he is able to extract the emotions of his audience through his use of language, which attracts the readers and make them take notice of his argument. For instance, Singer’s repetitive use of the word “luxury” brings about the central idea of his argument. By writing about luxuries such as “going out to nice restaurants, buying new clothes because the old ones are no longer stylish, vacationing at beach resorts,” Singer conveys luxuries in a negative connotation by comparing these materialistic things and ideas to helping those who are less fortunate (87). The author consistently refers to the comparisons of luxury and helping others in hypothetical situations, such as Bob and his Bugatti, to emphasize that having luxuries will always be viewed as selfish because helping others is morally and ethically the right thing to do. Singer utilizes this comparison to evoke a feeling of guilt for living “luxuriously” towards his audience. Although Singer efficiently evokes a response of emotion from his audience, his use of language did not appeal to his audience to want to behave any differently or take action upon his argument, rather it had an opposite effect on the audience that the author wanted to express. Rather than feeling a heavy sense of guilt, the audience is feels angry and criticized. The anger that is felt can be from the fact that not only did it feel like Singer was judging the audience for the lack of helping others, but he was also trying to make them feel guilty for it. Singer’s use of language was not effective in influencing his readers to accept his solution to world
“The dumpster in front of it, by contrast, was fresh and empty, apparently brand-new” (p. 3, ll. 60-61)
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.
With this story, Larmour presents a fairly obvious contrast between the types of hustles, and these two types of people that partake in these hustles. The inmates that are on the forefront of these illegal hustles tend to be looking for “lucrative” jobs or are just plain crazy like the “vultures” that scoop up guards’ spit out tobacco to make cigarettes. Then there are the inmates that strive to make their money doing “positive” hustles because they do it more for the people that they are around rather than for “their desire for money.” This contrast between the inmates can tell us more about our society. As a society we almost like to glorify the negatives that occur within our society, rather than focusing upon the positives. This article is a good example in itself; a majority of the article describes all the negative things that happen within prison with a miniscule paragraph about the positive things that have happened. It seems that the negative hustles are more interesting than the positive ones, which is why they get more attention in all aspects of life. This can be blamed on many societal aspects like media coverage, all the way to TV Shows like Orange is the New Black. It seems that we have become a society that glorifies selfishness over selflessness. Rather, we should begin to highlight the more constructive things that happen in our society rather than the dreadful things that paint a negative
Andy Mulligan depicts poverty as a major global issue in the novel ‘Trash’. An example to prove this, is a quote from Raphael, describing the living conditions of his… not so ‘home-like’ home. ‘The trash bags come together. Piles and piles of it, and it all ends up here with us. It’s a place they call Behala, and it’s a rubbish-town.’ In this quote by Raphael, Andy Mulligan uses
Waste land is a movie that wants to reflect the importance of art in society. The words garbage, unusual art and hope could define the movie. Waste land shows life in Jardim Gramacho, Brazil. Recycling materials pickers, in Brazil known as catadores, are the subject matter of this documentary and Vik Muniz is the artist that transform their life and world’s perspective about “trash” collectors.
To begin, Royte’s writing includes clarity and quality to ease the reader into her plea. She includes quality research, such as expert testimony from Tristram Stuart, a pioneer in the global food wastage movement. Royte also includes a page of statistics that details produce waste to tracking the amount lost in production. Royte also shows her credibility by having background knowledge of the situation of food wastage. Royte is an accomplished environmental journalist that studies these very happenings. Royte’s article is up to date in its time. Her essay covers something very real that is affecting the public even today. Royte’s writing is reachable amongst many crowds. The text contains vocabulary that is simple to understand to most who read it. Royte’s passion for the environmental subject and her profession shine throughout the text.You can pick up her passion while reading the essay. Next, with the use of statistics and expert testimony, Royte reaches her audience through logic and emotion. The statistics in the article range from the amount of produce wasted to how it devastates our land. Royte, claims that 19% of produce is uneaten and is discarded in our homes, (par. 41). Royte wants readers to know how much waste is created in the homes of everyday people. Royte also notes that agriculture is to blame for, “80 percent of the world’s tropical and
Imagine spending one year of your life living in a dumpster. Not just the average, everyday dumpster, but a customized dumpster suited to meet all of the essential needs for one to live in. Professor Jeff Wilson, also referred to as “Professor Dumpster,” is engaged in a one year project in which he will be sleeping in a dumpster every night. His future plans consist of making the dumpster even more appealing by adding a toilet, solar panels, a second floor, and several other amenities. Wilson says in the article, “‘We could end up with a house under $10,000 that could be placed anywhere in the world, fueled by sunlight and surface water, and people could have a pretty good life’” (James Hamblin ℙ4). In the article, “Living Simply in a dumpster,”
He’s an honest person surviving the best he can without breaking his moral code. He doesn’t like drinking the in afternoon because he doesn’t want to cause a public disturbance when he has no place to go. Additionally, Eighner depends on dumpster diving to feed himself and his dog, and yet he still has “never placed a bogus order to increase the supply of pizzas” (402), even though it would mean he would have a meal for the night. He doesn’t commit these petty offenses because he doesn’t see himself as separate from those who work in the pizza restaurant. He doesn’t feel entitled to inconveniencing the restaurant just because he won’t have food. The fact that he would refuse himself food based on his moral principle makes him more relatable to his readers because it withstands their own views. Moreover, Eighner is completely honest with his audience. Throughout the beginning of his essay, the ideal of Dumpster diving almost seems pleasant. He never has to pay for his meals and he sometimes finds a bit of cash. However, rather than “paint to romantic a picture” of what his life is like, he gives the readers a reality check. It almost comes as a surprise when he says “no matter how careful I am I still get dysentery at least once a month… Dumpster diving has serious drawbacks as a way of life” (404). While we know that dysentery is exceedingly common for someone who
Instead, Jerome supports the garbage problem. Environmental protector Jerome Kretchmer see New York as the “Fun City garbage” (107). In the essay he is supporting the garbage problem and he is trying to influence to the younger generation to continue this type of nonchalant behavior toward the City problems especially to life 's problems. “He had taken his seven-year-old daughter’s class out to Fresh Kills for a field trip.” (108). Which Kelly stress in the essay how the older generation is trying to influence the younger generation to have this nonchalant attitude toward life 's problems. “Fresh Kills turns me on” (108). Kelly is stressing in the essay to show how environmental protector Jerome Kretchmer is support to be resolving the problem, yet instead he is fascinated by garbage problem. Environmental protector are post to support environment and work to keep the environment safe and clean, but instead Jerome Kretchmer is doing the exact opposed and he is supporting the problem instead of being the solution. It shows that even the people in charge has nonchalant attitude toward the garbage problem and toward any life’s
Eighner introduces the topic of dumpster diving by exhibiting an unusual interest for the definition and the history of dumpsters. He then progresses to elaborate on the impact this discovery had on his life and relates dumpster diving to his current situation of homelessness. By exploring the definition of dumpster diving, the author presents different views of scavenging, scournging, and foraging. Eighner reminds us that dumpster diving is merely the act of living from the refuse of others. With his personal narration and exemplification of the articles found in the dumpster, he reasons the legitimacy of this way of living. Without any doubt, he also
Vik Muniz’ Marat (Sebastião) depicts the hardships and strength of Brazilian trash pickers in a remarkably clever and appealing format while also challenging the way in which these workers are perceived by Brazilian society. These trash pickers, known as catadores, are people who are ex-convicts or were homeless and unemployed and therefore had little opportunity in their lives. The Catadores are a union headed by Sebastião that separate recyclable items from the rest of the trash at the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to be sold on the market. The profits from selling these items are then split amongst the union. Muniz became very intrigued with this group of people and decided to recreate a variety of famous portraits
The Dumping Ground is an excerpt from Wallace Stegner’s memoir Wolf Willow. In it, he reminiscences about the the joys of treasure-hunting in the town dump, in Whitemud, Saskatchewan. He describes in great detail the town dump. His meticulous illustrations corroborate his observation that the dump had more “poetry and excitement in it than people did.” As Stegner takes the reader through the Whitemud dump he gives us a glimpse of his past. He shares his childhood memories while giving the reader an overall impression of the town history based on what has been thrown away.
People bride other people for seeking the shortcut to wealth and success. In this way, the impartial competition most people are advocating seems to be foolish to them. Once people obtain a little bit of pleasant reward in the competition by dishonest methods, it would no longer be easy for them to resist the temptation of shortcut to approach overwhelming benefits. Honestly, there are lots of people lost in the balance of morality and secular desires. The interaction between the behaviors of human beings and the moral standard in their minds are parallel to the relation between the framework of a house and its empty space. Both of moral values and empty space manifest the significant functions of their actual forms, behaviors, and houses. Accompanied by the available space, the house can provide people with pleasant residence. The integrity of morality, consequently, determines the values of individuals. Meanwhile, human beings without comprehensive cognition toward morality are the same as the houses are uninhabitable. Those people without a comprehensive understanding of morality, indulging themselves in materialistic pleasure, are destined to be abandoned by the