Though in ‘The Outsiders’ Ponyboy, Cherry, Randy, Darry and Paul connected and could’ve been potential best friends, although the money difference they had prevented them from having such. Through the use of literary devices these relationships stood out and proved to be not rivals, but friends. Financial issues should have no impact in friendships and social lives because money doesn’t matter as much as friends and an opinion about someone isn’t about their money, rather their personality. Those with more money are not necessarily better than those with less. Such as, homeless people, they have so little, yet they are usually the ones giving more than those with a wealthier lifestyle.
The selfishness and greediness plays a significant role in the short story. Mr. Shiftlet embodies an interest in the money and Mrs. Crater’s automobile, which he thought it would bring meaning to his life. During the time period, where O’Connor wrote the story, many Americans had an obsession with money and material goods. As a result, it blinds them to see the spiritual figures over the material goods. Nonetheless, materialism centers around the one-arm man, Tom Shiflet, and his desires to getting the money and the car.
Also, Charlie is a rich white guy driving through their block which the resent. He drives an extoic car, gold jewary, and good looking apparel. Both sides take the other at face value which is wrong. Charlie treats them like trouble makers he does try an find out if their good or bad he just takes them at ace value. Coconut and sid do the same seeing a rich white as an opposers of their way of life.
Dave Barry’s “The Road Warrior,” is a narrative essay about the rages in American society today. The writer uses a humorous tone to reach the intended audience of the Miami’s people who experienced some sort of rage. Barry states that his thesis is, “if we’re going to avoid unnecessary violence, we all need to ‘keep our cool’”(93). His essay is personal because I experienced the rage “Way Too Many Product Choices Rage,” that was mentioned in the essay. His narrative essay shows that he can insult the readers without them getting angry with him because of his humorous tone.
This is one of the reasons they think they can beat the greasers. The socs make the fights because of their money they feel dangerous. Also later in the book when the socs jump ponyboy outside the store, the socs get out of their car thinking how amazing they are to have the car. Thinking of the way they would end Ponyboy. Ponyboy backs them up with not only his bottle but his tone
He throws humor back into his work with his short story about Tom Ford. Afterwards, he states " 'Luxury for all' is an oxymoron, all right" bringing his audience back to his point. Finally, he mentions how far the consumer's desire for feeling good and the advertisers have pushed each other. They have also pushed the rich into only allowing them to have two things. The author writes "the filthy rich have only two genuine luxury items left: time and philanthropy."
Steinbeck believed that if “there ain’t no sin and no virtue” because he has trust in what an individual feels (Steinbeck 28). He does not believe there is always a good and bad social decision. Due to the extremely low pay for migrant workers, they wondered why they are “doing this kind of work for-against your own people” (Steinbeck 45). These migrant workers were cursed because they were stuck in a low paying social class to support their family. The landowners demonstrated a disrespect for the lower social class by giving the migrant workers lower pay.
It also saddened me the way that the richer people disregarded the feelings and emotions of the poorer people, based only on their status in society. The Capitol presents themselves as the so called “superiors” of Panem and are characterised as the better people because of their wealth and social position, whilst those from the poorer districts are portrayed as lesser. However they show overwhelming love and loyalty by giving what little money they have to help their districts tributes, proving that morality and humanity or a lack thereof are not dependent on social
When homeless people do not have a job they do not get to input into the economic process, so participative justice is not happening for them. Distributive Justice means that all people do not get a fair share of goods in our economy. If someone is homeless, they obviously are not getting the same amount of goods as wealthy person. But they are getting some benefits like a bed and a place to eat. (Defining Economic Justice ans Soical Justice
People with low self-esteem are usually more depressed and tend to only focus on the negative. Most of my friends seem to have healthier self-esteems, because most of them are happy a majority of the time. I would say I have a healthy self-esteem. I like to focus on all the positive things in my life. Despite being born with a disability, I tend to be very accepting of myself and the way I am.