A Hundred Thousand Straightened Nails Analysis

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Useless Savings “He had the eye of a vulture…Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so, by degrees…I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe). A man killed someone all because of the mans’ eyes. How crazier will someone kill another person all over nonsense. “He saved the nails because it was a sin to allow good material to go to waste…He saved nails and wasted life” (Hall). The man in this story saved useless stuff such as bent nails and pieces of string. The man is considered crazy because why would you want waste your life away by saving useless things. Both of the authors have a character that seems to be crazy. They both let the things that normal people will consider useless and make it into something that eventually turns out being a waste. In A Hundred Thousand Straightened Nails written by Donald Hall, is the type of story that recyclers and pack rats will like. People who recycle tend to use everything and use it is so many ways. Then you have who collect so many things…show more content…
In one story you have one person who kills someone and hide their heart in the floor boards of their floor and in the other story you have someone who straighten nails that have been bent, collects bits of string, and can be consider a pack rat. They will be considered a pack rat because they don’t throw anything away, so they just try to fix it like new and reuse it. Some may think how that is crazy because he is going green. I am not sure about saving the useless stuff is really going green. And for the guy who hides a man’s heart he killed in the floor board is he that cheap and weak that he can’t go bury the body and all the parts. He did get rid of the body, but why was he so into his heart? It’s someone else’s heart that is useless. Both characters in each story ten to save useless things that people tend not to

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