Analysis Of Neat People Vs. Sloppy People

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Rustam Kaunas
Mr. Lewis
Engl. 1301-010
3 November 2015

Difference Authors use contrast to describe the difference between two or more objects. In The Norton Mix, there are three essays that show good examples of what contrast is and what it does. Suzanne Britt writes “Neat People vs. Sloppy People,”; Bruce Catton writes, “Grant and Lee: A study in Contrasts,” and Barbara Ehrenreich tells us about, “Cultural Baggage.” In these essay, the author shows the readers clear distinctions between people and things; authors do this because the author wants the audience to use their imaginations, critical thinking, and observations to see difference between two situations. Authors use contrast to show their believe of one thing but they compare it
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Sloppy People,” Suzanne Britt discusses the advantage and the disadvantage of either being sloppy or neat people. Britt, being a sloppy person, defends the sloppy people by showing the truth between neat and lazy people. In the beginning of her essay, Britt express, “The distinction is, as always, moral. Neat people are lazier and meaner than sloppy people” (Britt pg. 314). Britt explains that sloppy people are sloppy but there is a reason why, they treasure everything that they own unlike the neat people. Sloppy are the people who organize their whole place, such as putting his or her’s book in alphabetic order; they also would not make their own bed, just because they are lazy. Britt, being a sloppy person, also criticizes the neat people in “Neat People vs. Sloppy People.” In the middle of her essay, Britt says that, “Neat people are bums and clods at heart. They have cavalier attitudes toward possessions, including family heirlooms. Everything is just another dust-catcher to them”(Britt 315). Britt expresses through her words that neat do not care about how they got there, they just want the quality. Readers can see that she does not like neat people because perhaps she was or knew someone that had the same characteristics. In the end of the essay, she said, “Neat people operate on two unvarying principles: Never handle any item twice, and throw everything away.” After reading that sentence, the readers can be informed that you would or should not…show more content…
Ehrenreich expresses the audience her problem which is that she can not seem to feel good about her ethnic heritage. Everyone around her had ancestors that were more cultured, and appeared to be a part of society. Ehrenreich issue was that her ancestors were the ones who took the land, enslaved people, and were not any kind of cultured. Ehrenreich seems kind of humiliated of her culture in the beginning of her essay, but more towards the end of her, she notices that she no longer needed to follow the traditions that were made by her ancestors. Also she longer need to follow what her grandparents made her do. “We are the kind of people, I realized-whatever our distant ancestors’ religions-who do not believe, who do not carry on traditions, who do not do things just because someone has done them before” (Ehrenreich pg 478). Ehrenreich demonstrates that although her family values are not the same as what she wants, she no longer needed to follow her ancestor’s

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