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The Dharma Bums Aesthetic Response

- The Dharma Bums Aesthetic Response   After the opening chapter of the novel in which the narrator writes, "Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running- that's the way to live" (7), I knew that the book was not only going to be interesting, but also great. I was not displeased after finishing it either. The Dharma Bums struck me as being one of the most fantastic books that I have ever read; one that contains an amazingly simple and captivating plot, an introduction and insight into the Buddhist philosophy and its followers of the 50's, and also contains the most provocative insight and philosophy about humanity...   [tags: Dharma Bums Essays]

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Materialism in The Dharma Bums and Goodbye, Columbus

- Materialism in The Dharma Bums and Goodbye, Columbus   Several works we have read thus far have criticized the prosperity of American suburbia. Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums, Philip Roth's Goodbye, Columbus, and an excerpt from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem "A Coney Island of the Mind" all pass judgement on the denizens of the middle-class and the materialism in which they surround themselves. However, each work does not make the same analysis, as the stories are told from different viewpoints....   [tags: Dharma Bums Essays]

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The Sixties Exposed in Takin' it to the Streets and The Dharma Bums

- The Sixties Exposed in Takin' it to the Streets and The Dharma Bums      One cannot undertake any study of the 1960s in America without hearing about the struggles for social change. From civil rights to freedom of speech, civil disobedience and nonviolent protest became a central part of the sixties culture, albeit representative of only a small portion of the population. As Mario Savio, a Free Speech Movement (FSM) leader, wrote in an essay in 1964: "The most exciting things going on in America today are movements to change America" ("Takin' it to the Streets," 115)....   [tags: Dharma Bums Essays]

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Nature and Society in The Dharma Bums and Goodbye, Columbus

- Nature and Society in The Dharma Bums and Goodbye, Columbus       From its beginning, the literature of the 1960s valued man having a close relationship with nature. Jack Kerouac shows us the ideal form of this relationship in the story of Han Shan, the Chinese poet. At first, these concerns appear to have little relevance to Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth. However, by mentioning Gauguin, Roth gives us a view of man's ideal relationship to nature very similar to the one seen in the story of Han Shan....   [tags: Dharma Bums Essays]

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Importance of Mountains in Kerouac's Dharma Bums and Barthelme's The Glass Mountain

- Importance of Mountains in Kerouac's Dharma Bums and Barthelme's The Glass Mountain     Mountains are significant in the writing of Jack Kerouac and Donald Barthelme as symbolic representations of achievement and the isolation of an individual from the masses of the working class in industrialized capitalist American society. The mountains, depicted by Kerouac and Barthelme, rise above the American landscape as majestic entities whose peaks are touched by few enduring and brave souls....   [tags: Dharma Bums Essays]

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The Rebels of Dharma Bums, Takin' it to the Streets and New American Poetry

- Rebels of Dharma Bums, Takin' it to the Streets and New American Poetry       You don't need a destination to run away. All you have to know is what you are leaving behind. In the 1960's, young men and women in the United States, especially on the west coast, made a mad dash away from almost two centuries of American tradition. They ran to so many different places that it would be impossible to generalize about their aims and philosophies. What they had in common was the running itself.   America was drowning in materialism....   [tags: Dharma Bums Essays]

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Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums

- Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums does not fall too far from a basic description of his life. Kerouac spent the bulk of his writing career riding trains from city to city, meeting people and writing books and poetry. He was among the premier writers of the Beat Generation, a group of primarily urban poets and writers who put the basics of life and their spiritual nuances into poetry with a beat. The book, The Dharma Bums, is a window into the daily structure of the Beat Generation....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Queers, Bums, and Kids in the City of Roses

- Queers, Bums, and Kids in the City of Roses Throughout the history of our country it has happened over and over. Development and urbanization come to a small area, city or even an entire region and a new commercial market brings new wealth to a section of people, businesses open up, population increases and everyone is supposedly better off. However, this development and gentrification always seems to alienate a group of society even more than it is already. Portland is a place where that is occurring today, specifically among the queer and homeless communities....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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The Homeless Are NOT Bums

- Just because one homeless person has committed a crime or used the money he has collected on things such as alcohol or drugs does not mean that every homeless person is going to be like that. Many homeless people are Vietnam veterans, have a mental illness, or cannot survive in this economy which we are in. I have had a few experiences with homeless people but there is one which is unforgettable. It is much like when Nathaniel Ayres begins yelling at Mr. Lopez then proceeds to apologize later on (Lopez, 258)....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]

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Comparing Society in The Dharma Bums and The New American Poetry

- Mass Society in The Dharma Bums and The New American Poetry       One of the best ways to fully understand an era is to study its literature. The printed word has the incredible capacity to both reflect and shape the hopes, fears, and ideologies of the time. This is very evident when reading literature from 1960's America, a turbulent period in the history of our country. While the authors' styles are very different, there are definite thematic patterns and characteristics evident in many of their works....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Key Principles And Concepts Of Strategic Thinking

- Strategy is the most important factor in leading a business. Business Strategy is defined as “the intelligent allocation of limited resources through a unique system of activities to outperform the competition in serving customers” (Horwarth 28). In Rich Horwath’s book “ Deep Dive” he provides us with key principles and concepts of strategic thinking. The three disciplines of strategic thinking consist of 1) Acumen: which is generating general insights through a step-by-step evaluation of your business and environment 2) Allocation: focusing your limited resources through strategic trade-offs and 3) Action: implementing a system to guarantee effective execution of strategy at all levels of y...   [tags: Strategic planning, Management]

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Dont Judge a Book by the Cover

- You Can’t Tell Many people feel that you can tell a lot about a person by observing what they wear and what they eat. This is not the case. Choice of clothing and eating habits, in no way, allow you to pass judgment on a person. Judging people based on these factors is extremely shallow. What one wears and eats in no way depicts character, behavior, or even intelligence. One simply cannot know a person by looking at them and observing what they eat. Such a thought is ridiculous. Instead of looking at clothing and what one is eating, character should be the basis for opinion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thomas Whitecloud’s Blue Winds Dancing and the Internet

- In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]

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Cultural Shift through the Eyes of Ginsberg and Kerouac

- Cultural Shift through the Eyes of Ginsberg and Kerouac   Brothers of the San Francisco Beat scene, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg lived in the midst of a consumer cultural revolution, patriots of a forgotten mindset. While the regional characters of the nation were quickly being homogenized by television, Kerouac and Ginsberg wrote poetry and prose that both captured and contemplated the moment. They were contemporaries, sharing the same circle of friends and drawing from the same influences but produced works seeking divergent means to the same conceptual end....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg]

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Critique of Lars Eighner's Essay "Dumpster Diving"

- Yesterday, I threw out an old jar of peanut butter with only about an inch of it left. It had not expired yet, but we had gotten a new jar, and that one simply tasted better. I wasn't supporting the homeless community, or being wasteful, I was just trying to make room in the cabinet. If I would have kept that inch of peanut butter, it wouldn't have made the world's population of homeless people try to find work, nor want to get off the streets. Lars Eighner is suggesting that when we throw away things, homeless people can find a way to make use out of whatever it is....   [tags: homeless]

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Society's Low Expectations of Teenagers

- Did you know that elephant owners in Asia can keep their elephants in their yard with a simple piece of twine and a post in the ground. I’m sure you’re probably thinking, “How is that possible. Elephants are strong, smart, and have potential to do huge things.” The answer has nothing to do with the twine and the post; but it has everything to do with the twine around the elephant’s mind. The thing is, teenagers are a lot like elephants. We are strong, smart, and have incredible potential, but somehow we are held back by a tiny piece of string, held back by a lie; the lie that teenagers are rebellious, good for nothing, lazy bums....   [tags: teens]

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Don’t like it? LUMP it!

- NO. In this great country of ours, WE, the people, don’t get to decide what to do about the issues that confront us. We only get to decide WHO decides. Our founding fathers set us up as a Representative Democracy. As a system of governance, it has its shortcomings. But, so far, it seems to have worked better than the others we’ve seen. Or, maybe not. As a nation, we’re mighty upset with just about everything our elected officials have been doing lately. And, it’s not along partisan lines, either....   [tags: Politics ]

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Stereotyping of Car Club Members

- Everyone has heard the saying don’t judge a book by a cover. Sadly every minute of the day someone gets judged because of assumptions that are not correct. These assumptions overtime eventually lead to stereotypes. A stereotype is an image or idea of a particular type of person. Stereotyping a person is seen in many differents aspects such as race, groups, beliefs, appearance, etc. An individual may ask why people are stereotyped or stereotype. In reality stereotyping helps people categorize the different type of people....   [tags: social issues, stereotypes, misconceptions]

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Lost Characters in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

- The Lost Characters in The Sun Also Rises In the novel The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, the lost generation is discussed. After the WWI, many were affected in different ways. This post-war generation is described by discrimination, lack of religion, escapism and inability to act. The First character that is introduced into the novel is Cohn. He, as an outsider, is Jewish. Throughout the novel he is looked down upon in one way or another, but already he is separated from the rest which is shown when he is being described: "He had a hard, Jewish, stubborn streak" (p 18)....   [tags: Hemingway Sun Also Rises Essays]

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The Individual Versus Society in Kerouac and Ginsberg

- The Individual Versus Society in Kerouac and Ginsberg   One theme that is prevalent throughout much of the literature we have covered so far is that it is very critical of the conformist values of late 1950s society. In an era of Levittowns and supermarkets and the omnipresent television, there was a call to leave the conformist suburban culture in search of something higher. Two major proponents of the individual as opposed to society were Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, two of the central figures in the Beat movement....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg]

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Kerouac’s Spontaneous Prose and the Post-War Avant-Garde

- Kerouac’s Spontaneous Prose and the Post-War Avant-Garde My title comes from one of Kerouac’s own essays, “Aftermath: The Philosophy of the Beat Generation,” which he published in Esquire in March 1958. In it, he identifies the Beats as subterranean heroes who’d finally turned from the ‘freedom’ machine of the West and were taking drugs, digging bop, having flashes of insight, experiencing the ‘derangement of the senses,’ talking strange, being poor and glad, prophesying a new style for American culture, a new style (we thought) completely free from European influences (unlike the Lost Generation), a new incantation....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Anger in The Victims

- Anger in The Victims In The Victims, by Sharon Olds, the author reveals the dark side of a society where divorce is prevalent, some family members find it hard to cope with. In the first half of “The Victims”, it sounds like a young child is telling the experience regarding her parents’ divorce. The speaker expresses anger toward the father. “When mother divorced you, we were glad.” (Line 1) The “we” is probably several children and their mother. It appears they all experienced an unpleasant life with their father....   [tags: Victims]

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A Complete Turnaround

- A Complete Turnaround Sharon Old’s poem, “The Victims,” deals with an underlying theme of abuse. Old’s illustrates this theme through the tone of the poem, which is achieved by imagistic language, rhyme and rhythm. In this poem the speaker is illustrated through two points of view, first as a child then as an adult reflecting back on a troublesome childhood experience. As the speaker’s point of view changes so does the use of poetic devices. The poem opens with the speaker remembering the behaviors of an abusive father when she was a child....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Updike's A&P

- John Updike's A&P In a small town everything is familiar and often taken for granted. In John Updike’s short story, A&P, the main character, Sammy, discovers a beauty unlike anything he has ever seen in his small town before. Queenie’s simple magnificence so stuns him that he quits his job in her defense. The narrator says: "Around they come, Queenie still leading the way, and holding a little gray jar in her hand. Slots Three through Seven are unmanned and I could see her wondering between Stokes and me, but Stokesie with his usual luck draws an old party in baggy gray pants who stumbles up with four giant cans of pineapple juice (what do these bums do with all that pineapple juice' I've...   [tags: John Updike A&P Essays]

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Neat vs. Sloppy People

- Are neat people inferior to sloppy people. This question’s answer will differ depending on the type of person you ask. According to Britt in her essay, “Neat people vs. sloppy people”, the answer is yes. She uses certain qualities, such as oral description to differentiate neat people and sloppy people, how neat people are lazier, and how neat people are wasteful. Her qualities help explain to the readers why she thinks that her answer is true. One quality Britt uses in her essay is oral description, to tell her readers how neat people and sloppy people are in her eyes....   [tags: Essay Review]

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Anti-Consumerism in the Works of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Roth

- Anti-Consumerism in the Works of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Roth   After World War II, Americans became very concerned with "keeping up with the Joneses." Everyday people were not only interested in fulfilling the American Dream because of the optimistic post-war environment, but also because of the economic emphasis on advertising that found a new outlet daily in highway billboards, radio programs, and that popular new device, the television. With television advertising becoming the new way to show Americans what they did not (and should) have came a wide-eyed and fascinated interest in owning all kinds of things, products, and devices suddenly necessary in every home....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Eastern Thought in the Works of Kerouac and Ginsberg

- Eastern Thought in the Works of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg       In the late 1950's and throughout the 1960's, a fascination with Eastern thought developed, concentrating on Zen Buddhism and Daoism. This attraction can be explained in part by the complete strangeness of these thought forms to Western ideals. Buddhism's denial of reality and Daoism's wu-wei or flowing with life were revolutionary ideas to the people of the late '50's who had been brought up with consumerism, patriotism, Christianity, and suburbia....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Kerouac and Barthelme's Rebellion Against Corporate America

- Jack Kerouac and Donald Barthelme's Rebellion Against Corporate America       Oh America, home of the red, white, blue, and green. Green as our greenest grass. Green as our forefather George on a one-dollar bill. You too can work your way up our market-economy mountain to your own little green house. Climb the corporate mountain to provide for your wife in her little green dress. With the green beneath your feet, reach for the gold in the sky. Oh America, this mountain is rich. As many Americans eagerly began and continued their climb toward the financial stability the Sixties promised, a counterculture of writers and thinkers emerged seeking to climb their own mountains, to tell their ow...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Performance and Permanence in Sixties Literature

- Performance and Permanence in Sixties Literature         What is art. Any generation of artists defines itself by the way it answers this question. The artists of the 1960s found their answer in the idea of art as experience. Art was not something that happened; it was something that happened around you, with you, to you. In the moment of creation, and in that moment alone, there was art. For artists of the Sixties, art was vibrant and alive, and thus to say a product was finished was simply to say it was dead....   [tags: Sixties 60]

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Free Definition Essays - A Baseball Fan

- A Baseball Fan What is a baseball fan. The word "fan" is an abbreviation of the word "fanatic," meaning "insane." In the case of baseball fans, the term is very appropriate. They behave insanely, they are insane about baseball trivia, and they are insanely loyal. Certainly the behavior of baseball fans is insane. They wear their official team t-shirts and warm-up jackets to the mall, the store, the classroom, and, if they can get away with it, to work. Then, whenever the team offers a giveaway item, the fans rush out to get the roll-up hat, tote bag, or beer cooler offered that day ....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

- The migrant situation of the 1930’s as depicted in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath was caused by many diverse factors. It started with an extremely dreadful drought, known as the Dust Bowl, which swept through the mid-west. The gluttonous landowners and the multitudes of fliers that they passed out made the situation even worse. To top off all of that the nation was going through a terrible depression. At this time the whole nation was changing as a whole. These few main factors led to one of the most widespread waves of migrant workers this country has ever seen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Modern Tragedy: Death Of A Salesman

- A Modern Tragedy A form of drama in which a person of superior intelligence and character is overcome by the very obstacles he/she is struggling to remove defines a tragedy as most people know it. However, tragedy can reflect another aspect of life: the tragedies of the common people. Heroic behavior in these instances may at times be impossible. We expect, from reading the first tragedies, that only kings or nobility can be tragic heroes. Arthur Miller himself said, “I believe that the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were…[The same characteristics] which were enacted by royal beings…apply to everyone in similar emotional situations.” Dea...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jack Kerouac and The Beat

- Jack Kerouac and The Beat        Jack Kerouac, was born on March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, as the youngest of three children.  Jack decided to be a writer after his brother Gerard died at the age of nine.  From the life and death experience of his brother's death, and the Catholic faith of his childhood, he developed a spiritual tendency in his character that would last throughout his life.  The fact that Kerouac was a spiritual "seeker," may be the most vital aspect of his life.  In post WWII, Eisenhower America, Jack Kerouac came from a poor rustic industrial community to change the face of American Culture forever.  He chronicled the wild rebellious culture of "the Beats" in t...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Love for an Underacheiving Team

- Love for an Underacheiving Team Sitting in a green wooden seat marked number “3” in the second row of section 27, I saw Sammy Sosa practice swinging near the dugout. His forearms and shoulders bulged giving a muscular shape to the blue and red Cubs jersey. His thighs were as thick as baby cedar trees. Sammy stepped up to the plate calmly. As he tightened his blue batting gloves snug around his wrists, he also dug two spots for placing his feet. I heard chants from the rising crowd behind the Cubs dugout “M-V-P, M-V-P!”....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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A Story About Seeing Nofx

- On November 26th I went to the Stone Pony in New York to see another of my favorite bands, NOFX. NOFX is a punk-ska band. Punk meaning fast paced drumbeats and quick singing and ska meaning a song played with trumpets. The band members are Fat Mike (vocals, bass), El Hefe (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Eric Melvin (guitar, vocals), and Erik Sandin (drums). The one thing I found out there was that El Hefe sings a lot. I thought he only sings in a few songs but when I heard them play, I noticed that he sang about half of the songs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Effects Poems Have on People

- Effects Poems Have on People Poems do many things for a person. The words in a certain poem can have many different affects on many different people. They can incite laughter or tears, anger or serenity, fear or reassurance, hope or despair. These feelings are unable to be helped or coached. They happen naturally and without thought. The responses that each reader gives, however, is quite different. These are thought about long and hard. They are the "whys" of a poem's affect on us. Why do they give us whatever feeling it is they give us....   [tags: Papers]

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Perception of New York City in Goodbye to All by Joan Didion and American Psycho by Bret Easton

- Both “Goodbye to All That” by Joan Didion and American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis portray New York as a city where it is horrible to live, filled with homeless men, filth, crime, and complete displeasure, but for some reason, nobody leaves. The perception of New York City given by these two passages is a contradictory one. In both passages the narrators describe the city with great disappointment and Didion also adds a tone of annoyance to her passage, annoyed that even though she hates pretty much everything about New York she doesn’t leave, and instead of staying for the 6 months as she originally planned, getting anxious to finally be free from the horrible city, she stays for 8...   [tags: say, city, complain, wrong]

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

- In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the notion of the past and present played a great part introducing and developing a theme. A character in both novels long to relive their pasts but at the same time are okay with keeping things as they are. One of The Alchemist’s themes is about achieving one’s Personal Legend; and one of A Catcher in the Rye’s themes about the pain of growing up. These characters and their stance on the past and present were catalysts for introducing these themes....   [tags: the alchemist, paulo coelho]

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African American Representation Of The Film Industry Has Always Been A Topic For Discussion

- African American representation in the film industry has always been a topic for discussion. Whether talking about character types and roles, the actors being cast or not cast, and the lack of diversity in front of and behind the camera. ‘The contemporary status of race in mainstream American culture is intimately bound to the process of representation within and through the mass media.’ (Rocchio, 2000, p. 4). Any role that was to be played by an African American kept in with the dominant stereotypes of the time of production; incompetent, child like, hyper-sexualised or criminal....   [tags: Race, Black people, Racism, African American]

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Why The Ending of Jez Buttersworth's Jerusalem Disqualifies it as a Comedy

- "The ending of 'Jerusalem' means it cannot be classed a comedy. Discuss" According to Aristotle, “Comedy can be any colloquy or performance generally intended to amuse or stimulate laughter”. In modern times, comedy can be found in different forms, such as television, movies, theatres and stand-up comedy. Johnny Byron is introduced in the first scene as a drug-dealer, a drunkard, a vandal, serial liar and a licentious man. However in Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, Johnny is viewed as a comical hero, an ancient symbol of misgovernment, mentally and hygienically, making him a minor person according to the Superiority Theory....   [tags: humor, tragedy, death]

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Stereotyping The Poor : Poverty Is A Potential Outcome For Everyone

- Stereotyping the Poor Poverty is a potential outcome for everyone. It’s sneaky and many people fall victim to it every year. No one believes that they have the potential to fall into debt, but it can happen through a string of bad luck, time running short, and other possibilities that can’t be controlled. People who are struggling with difficulty believe that there is no way out because no one will help them. However, there are ways for us, as a society, to help those who are short on income receive the help that they need....   [tags: Poverty, Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Ragged Company ' By Richard Wagamese

- Finding Home Introduction What defines a home. Some might argue that it is simply a place of residence, but the truth is, a home holds much more meaning than that of a physical building. A home is a place where you feel truly comfortable and supported by those who surround you. It is the facilitator of a healthy mental state. A question arises, then, of how health is affected by the lack of a stable home. In his book Ragged Company, Richard Wagamese discusses the topic of homelessness through the development of his characters....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness]

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The Real Significance Of Free Will And Do I Have Free

- We spend every day doing our daily duties, yet we don’t stop to think about what influences the way we think, act, or live our life. I want to introduce the idea that your mind could control you if you let it, but does it control your actual reality. Is reality, real. Or did my mind make up everything that surrounds me. I once heard that your eye is an upside down optical illusion that flips an image, so that you see it correctly and fills up any empty spots to make up for what is missing in an image....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Reality, Philosophy of mind]

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The American Dream and a Lost Eden in The Tenants

- The Tenants is one of the most accomplished novels from a writer Malamud who is one of the finest post-war American novelists. The novel describes the confrontation of two writers – one Jewish, the other African-American and probes into the nature of the art of writing. His novels exhibit an interlacing of fantasy and reality with equal importance on moral obligation. The setting of the novel at issue is New York City, where the theme of self exploration is gradually developed through the contrast between two writers, one Jewish and the other black, struggling to survive in an urban ghetto....   [tags: Interplay between Realism and Fantasy]

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Comparative Analysis Of ' Neat People Vs. Sloppy People '

- 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....   [tags: American Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant, Bruce Catton]

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Analysis Of ' A Party Down At The Square '

- To be able to understand Ellison’s use of irony it is important to keep in mind the point of view in which the short fictions are written in to see the good society. Ellison’s first short story, A Party Down at the Square, tells of the lynching of an African American male during a storm, that is seen through the, “kind of innocent, child’s eye, first-person point of view” (Rodgers) making little of the situation. While an adult would know of the severity of the situation and all the events occurring, the narrator thought, “all that in one night, and all of the storm over one nigger” (Ellison, Flying Home and Other Stories 11), showing the innocent and ironic point of view the narrator provid...   [tags: African American, Short story, Baltimore]

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Gangs Have Been A Major Problem Across The United States

- Gangs have been and continue to be a major problem across the United States. Growing up in the coal region of Pennsylvania, I have seen little to no gang activity in my lifetime. This being said, however, I noticed some gang related graffiti and possible gang members roaming the streets of my hometown of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. Shenandoah has always been a place immigrants called home. At first it was, people from European countries emigrated there from places like Ireland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, and many other places like the latter to mine for coal....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Los Angeles, Organized crime]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of ' A Lesson Before Dying '

- A Modest Proposal is considered one of the greatest examples of satire. Enlightenment was a time period between 1685-1815, which allowed people to make a modern change. Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying was an example of a modern change. Jefferson and his lawyer were black males given the courage to fight back against a court of enemies. The Enlightener Locke believed the philosophy of individual rights and limited government. Swift beliefs were expressed through neoclassical ideas; as to which Gaines novel is expressed with Enlightenment theories, necessarily John Locke support for "liberal" politics....   [tags: Satire, Jonathan Swift]

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Biography Of Jacobo Arbenz 's President Of Guatemala

- On March 15, 1951, Jacobo Arbenz was democratically elected president of Guatemala. He was deemed a relatively progressive president due to his land reform and voting policies and the legitimatization of political parties including the Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo (PGT) also known as the primary communist party at the time. At the same time that Arbenz passed these new policies, the Cold War began. This period is marked by an irrational fear of the United States of Soviet communism as well as losing its standing as a world superpower....   [tags: United States, Democracy, Cold War, Communism]

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The Dust Bowl Odyssey By Edward Carr Cautions

- The “Dust Bowl Odyssey” presented an initial perspective of why families migrated from drought-ridden, Dust Bowl, areas to California. Edward Carr cautions, “Interpretation plays a necessary part in establishing the facts of history, and because no existing interpretation is wholly objective, on interpretation is a good as another, and the facts of history are in principle not amendable to objective interpretation” (Carr, 1961, p. 31). Historians had to separate the prejudices, assumptions, and beliefs of the times in order to have a more objective reasoning of the migration....   [tags: John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Dust Bowl]

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Should Marijuana Be Mandatory Medicinal Utilization Of Weed?

- Everybody is acquainted with the well-known overall unlawful medication Marijuana. There are many people who stay aware of the pattern in needing to look cool and attempting to fit in. Much to their dismay, Marijuana utilization has some mental and mental impacts. This can bring about damage in numerous different ways that you can never envision. Authorizing Marijuana can prompt an immense defeat in the public eye. To begin with, Marijuana is known as weed, pot, Ganja, Cannabis, Reefer, Jane, and so forth....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Vaporizer]

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Obesity Is Not At All An Issue Anymore

- Fat’ is not at all an issue anymore, it is a new normal in America as a recent survey showed that 42% of Americans were critically obese and 8% ate the survey (Levi, Jeffrey, et al. 2012). American children in their early ages are able to witness the downfall of a fit nation and a rapid growth of people like teddy bears roaming around. Isn’t it cute to see chubby people around, I mean it shows the nation is prosperous and abundant of food is available it to it. Many nations are struggling to rise from the oppressors whereas the ‘Americans’, they are struggling hard to rise from beneath their own weight....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, United States, Cancer]

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American Poets: Biography of E. E. Cummings

- Throughout history there have been many poets and some have succeeded while other didn’t have the same luck. But in history e.e. Cummings has stunned people with his creativity and exposure to the real world and not living in the fantasy people imagine they live in. Cummings was a great poet, and was able to make his own way of writing while he was also involved greatly in the modernist movement. But he demonstrates all his uniqueness in all and every poem, delivering people with knowledge and making them see the world with different eyes as in the poem “Since feeling is first”....   [tags: ambulance driver, modernist movement]

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How the Affluent Keep the Poor Poor

- Since the birth of the United States, using the disenfranchised as the primary labor force has been the go-to method for growing and maintaining the economy. Since colonists came to the “New World,” they have used “impure” races to do hard labor and built the world that we live in today off the backs of blacks and American Indians. Even as the country has grown and put into place laws that give non-whites the same rights as whites, the white, privileged rich have always found ways to get around them....   [tags: discrimination against people of color]

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The Hunington, Seal and Hermosa Beach Piers

- Hunington, Seal, and Hermosa Beach Piers all serve as popular multicultural leisure settings. Having personally not visited a beach in years, let alone ever been on an actual pier, my visits were new learning experiences. Although I had no prior experience on piers to compare them to, my experiences were not as different as what I had expected beach-life to entail. Since I visited these pier on the long weekend provided by Veterans day, these sites were not short of their visitors. As one of the most ethnically diverse state in the country, visitors of all ethnicities were found enjoying leisure on these beaches and piers....   [tags: popular multiculural leisure settings]

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Curley's Wife in Of Mice and Men

- In John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck portrays Curley’s wife as a flirtatious, mischievous, and over all isolated woman. Steinbeck doesn’t give this character a name, yet she is one of the most important characters in the story. Curley’s wife first comes off as flirtatious to the main characters, George and Lenny, when they first hear about her from the character Candy . Candy is talking about how she gives men “the eye”. He also displays his feelings about her by saying, “Well, I think Curley’s married… a tart”(28)....   [tags: Character Analysis, Literature]

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The 's Legacy Of Ellsworth Milton Statler

- Statler’s Legacy Ellsworth Milton Statler sparked a revolution in the hospitality industry. From the time he was a small boy he always had the dream of working in hotels and eventually creating his own hotel. That journey from a small boy to the famous individual he became was not easy; however through his perseverance, commitment, and dedication to his own dreams he created a legacy through his accomplishments that still have an impact in the hospitality industry today. The day Statler turned thirteen was the day he started creating his legacy....   [tags: Hotel, Hospitality industry, Hotel chains]

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Perfect Pottery 's Recent Transition Into America

- Perfect Pottery’s recent transition into America has created some problems within the companies HR department. This report will address just a few of the numerous problems that have arisen from the recent and drastic change. The problems need to first be prioritized and ordered to figure out what the biggest and smallest ones are. Perfect Pottery could go about this in a hierarchical fashion. The company would decide what problem prevents the most things from being accomplished. This would be its first dilemma that would need to be addressed....   [tags: Employment, Leadership, Productivity, Inflation]

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Homelessness Is Becoming A Serious Global Problem

- Imagine, it’s a frigid winter 's night, people rush around you on the busy sidewalks trying to find the perfect present for that special someone. You, however, are looking for something completely different. Looking for recyclable scraps that litter the street, you hobble around and try to walk off the numbness in your toes. The bustling streets start to empty out as it nears midnight, you too should go home. Therein lies the problem: you don’t have one. Homelessness is becoming a serious global problem....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Deinstitutionalisation]

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What Makes A Child Become A Bully?

- Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions. School bullying is a universal problem. Look into any school and you are sure to find students in elementary, middle, and high schools across the country that have been or are currently victims of assorted forms of bullying. Once thought of a normal stage in life, bulling has now become an epidemic within our school systems....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Aggression]

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Living in an Adventure in California

- Bright sunshine to frigid snow, all within hours of travel. A place for everyone, all ages, all cultures, all types of people. When choosing a place to live, we decide on the one that pleases us and our busy lives. For those who enjoy constant activity and sunny warm beaches, California and Florida tend to be on their list. Once learning all that California has to offer, they will jump on the decision to pack their bags and head for their new home. California offers exploration and something new every day....   [tags: people, activities, career]

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Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- The picaresque novel, which first originated in Spain, is a type of fiction. There are many characteristics that need to be meet in order to have a true picaresque novel. Generally the story is given in a first person narrative. The main character is referred to as the picaro and usually is a member of the low class. The novel usually lacks a visible plot, instead it is told in a sequence of different adventures. The picaro character is usually used to point out the hypocrisies and wrongdoings of society while giving a glimpse of life through the eyes of the poor....   [tags: picaro, picaresque novel]

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The Poverty Of Poverty And Poverty

- As the number of people living in poverty increases every year, the need for assistance also increases. According to the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, the national poverty rate reached 13.2% in 2013. This means that one in seven Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger. The increased cost of living and high unemployment rate force about 3.5 million people to make the streets their home (“Overview). Although everyone living in poverty needs assistance, the general public tends to separate the homeless into groups towards whom they should or should not show compassion....   [tags: Poverty, Unemployment, Homelessness]

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The Hunger Of Sesame Street Children

- “Hey, look it’s the Grouch!” uttered a child on Sesame Street children’s program (“The Grouch”). This character, the Grouch, is green, smelly, and lives in a garbage can on the side of the road. Many viewers see the Grouch as a homeless individual on Sesame Street. On the show, this character has an ill nature and seems to be upset at everyone (“The Grouch”). Many of the characters on the show criticize the Grouch for his rude behavior and some avoid him due to fear. The Grouch does not work nor does he have a stable family....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Middle Class And Lower Class

- Throughout history, there has always been an upper, middle and lower class. What makes people behave and react to situations that occur throughout their life is what makes them who they are and the way the entire world is now. As the social classes in the United States of America become more and more separated into an upper class or lower class, the middle class is slowly depleting. Whether a person strives for greatness or simply bows down and decides his or her fate as a lazy person, the lives of every human being that has ever lived on Earth is what has made this world the way it is today....   [tags: Working class, Social class, United States]

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The Iron Road By Al Purdy

- Learning and Evolving from Life’s Experiences Individuals are prone to fear regardless of whether it relates to something as minute as choosing between clothes, or it can be something life altering, such as making a bold decision to leave home in search of a better life. In the memoir, “The Iron Road”, Al Purdy describes his fear as it relates to his future in his younger days. Al Purdy describes his life when he was just a seventeen year old boy wanting to leave home in search of a Job. He was quick in his decision to leave his parents, rather judicially so in terms of his confidence to climb aboard a train without the consent of his parents....   [tags: Fear, Future, Mind, Claustrophobia]

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The Myth Of The Broken Windows

- In almost every city there is an area which always looks a little eerie. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s because an actual disturbance occurred and someone witnessed it. It’s usually because of the surrounding area, it could be that those neighborhoods, look a little dirty, have abandoned cars or more common, abandoned buildings with broken windows. Those areas “stand out like a sore thumb” we usually know not to walk through there at night or alone, if at all. If ever in an area like the one being described, a slasher film flash through one’s eyes reminding one of how lucky it is to be alive and even the most remote idea of being stranded or lost in an area like this could be total “demise...   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Crime prevention]

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One Holy Night By Sandra Cisneros

- “One Holy Night” by Sandra Cisneros and “Seventeen Syllables” by Hisaye Yamamoto both center on the idea of being in love on a low social class. Ixchel being the protagonist in One Holy Night falls in love with a man who kept coming back to buy fruits and vegetables from her while she was working the pushcart ever Saturday. Later on she discovers the man she once loved was arrested for being a serial killer but even still loved him since that was her first love. In Seventeen Syllables, Rosie the main character is told about the importance of her culture frequently by her parents....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Family, Love]

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Medical Marijuan What Really Is It?

- Medical Marijuana: What Really is it. Marijuana is often called morally and societally wrong, but can we possibly change the public views through medical use. Is being a “gateway drug” just a stereotype. Are people who consume this drug really “lazy” and “unmotivated”Time and new research has changed standard public views on this widely controversial topic. As time goes on, new research will come out and the younger generations will grow larger, so how will views shift in the future. In my essay, I plan to investigate and broaden my knowledge on the subject, looking over what politics and society has to say about this moral and physical opinion....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Medical cannabis, Cannabis sativa]

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Another San Francisco Detective Novel

- Bang. Crash. The purity of the nighttime silence has been broken. A struggle ensues. One gets the gun and stands above the other. “Where is it?” he demands hostilely. The subdued man points a shaking, bony finger at the cupboard above his head. After a quick rummaging, the man with the gun finds what he is looking for. A grin forms on his face, barely illuminated by the dim streetlights outside. “Now I can finally get that cabana in Cuba and live happily ever after.” “Over my dead body!” “Precisely.” Bang....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Assistance to the Less Fortunate

- Ensuring that all members of society are taken care of and are treated respectfully is crucial to ensuring the well being of society as a whole. To say that those less fortunate should be left to fend for themselves, or that it is not our responsibility as citizens and responsible members of society to assist those in need of help is simply selfish. How would you feel if you were the one in need of assistance. We the people that make up society must contribute our time, resources and effort to help others who are less privileged and more susceptible to sickness due to their living conditions and the situation that they are stuck in....   [tags: homelessness, food, shelter, society, help]

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Complimenting Health Care with Pediatrics

- Pediatric Chiropractic More and more parents in recent years are beginning to look to chiropractors to complement the health care of their young ones. Chiropractic care involves the diagnosis of spinal misalignments and their correction through spinal adjustments. Misalignments of spine also called subluxations can occur during childbirth, from tumbles or falls or from any other normal activity. These misalignments if left untreated can cause irritation of the nerves, eventually disrupting the ability of the body to function properly....   [tags: chiropractic, bladder, ear infections]

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The Name Of The Word

- Throughout history, people have been known to give words different meanings. These “word fads” can be something positive, or in other cases they can be demeaning and degrading. In today’s culture, the word “gay” has come to mean many things, and it has turned into a huge controversy amongst many groups of people. The word gay has been used since the late 14th century. It’s original use was to describe something or someone as “full of joy, merry; light-hearted, carefree”. The exact origin of the word is unknown due to an uncertain difference amongst France, Spain, Portugal and Italy....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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The Image Of Homeless People

- The Image of Homeless People in America “Hey, look it’s the Grouch!”, uttered from a child on the “Sesame Street” children’s program (The Grouch, “Sesame Street”). This character, the Grouch, is green and smelly that lives in a garbage can on the side of the road. Many viewers see the Grouch as a homeless individual on Sesame Street. On the show, this character has an ill nature and seems to be upset at everyone (The Grouch, “Sesame Street”). Many of the characters on the show criticize the Grouch for his rude behavior and some avoid him due to fear....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Evaluation Of Replacement Manufacturing Equipment

- 1. Introduction This paper will provide a report on the analyses of a proposal to replacement manufacturing equipment, with an additional investment of au$80 thousand in net working capital. The proposal will be assessed against the performance of existing equipment. The methodologies used for the analysis will be based on discount cashflows and will consider the time value of money. A sensitivity analysis will be completed to address concerns regarding the appropriate required rate of return, with consideration to substantial decreases in to the risk free rate over the years....   [tags: Net present value, Internal rate of return]

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The Los Angeles Police Department

- Los Angeles, California, a beautiful city known for its glamourous celebrities, lovely palm trees, huge Hollywood sign and luxury homes. California is home to millions of people and has many tourist attractions. Los Angeles is known for its scenic beaches along the Pacific Ocean, but it is not known for having poverty and homeless roaming around. The city that is home to the iconic “Hollywood” is filled with glamour; the glamourous nature of this city does very little to cover the dark side of poverty....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Deinstitutionalisation]

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Lincoln Park And The Park

- Lincoln park is one of the first parks built in Los Angeles; it’s located in Lincoln Height. There are a lot of neighborhoods going to the park during the daytime. The populations in Lincoln Height are small, but most of them like to go to the Lincoln Park. The park is large and with a lot of entertainments and programs that fit all age people. It supports to be a fun places for the neighborhood, but it also a dangerous place at the night. Recreation parks can be dangerous at night depending on the area they are located at....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Los Angeles, Criminology]

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The Globalization Of Eating Disorders

- Title “The Globalization of Eating Disorders” written by Susan Bordo describes the foundation of eating disorders from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, including males. Bordo describes that eating disorders are becoming a more of a current issue, than ever. Stemming from western media images that are now readily available to access from anywhere in the world. As an entire society, we cannot continue to allow younger generations to be susceptible to developing eating disorders. By first addressing that eating disorders have been an ongoing problem that will inevitably spiral out of control worldwide....   [tags: Regulatory Focus Theory, Rhetoric, The Reader]

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The Poverty Of The Homeless

- Bums. Addicts. Strays. Hobos. Homeless. In America, there is no optimism for the homeless. These people are a lost cause. They are just a waste- a blight to our beautiful cities. No one wants to acknowledge the man asleep in a deserted construction site. No one wants to imagine that he once had a purpose or that he once had hope for his future. Most of all, no one wants to recognize that he got to where he is today because our society as a system has failed him. For so many homeless people like this man, their problems begin as young adults....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Street children]

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