At that point, he started to take advantages of everything that is beneficial to him. Although, he looked like he accepted everything, but there was some things that just didn't seem like a benefit to him. Just like when at the theater; he had to sit separate from his college friends. He has turned down offers before, but of course he gladly accepts anything people are willing to do for him. In the story; it seems to be missing his rejections of offers, because its as though most of the benefits in the story has been made to be sarcastic.
It seemed like he was a messenger boy for himself and that he was to coward to admit what he had done. On the opposite, Antony camp up. His speech was aimed to turn the public in his favor. He was restricted by many things but he didn't let that set him down. He mocked Brutus in kind words.
His dream is to live out of society, alone. Although the film shows he was compassionate towards those he met along his journey that helped him. For example, he talks to Jan about her family problems and gives Ron Franz a sense of family and belonging. He cares about them, even if there are things he doesn't like about people. This changes the viewers reaction to Chris as at the start, he is very arrogant to his family, but these things shows how he can be compassionate.
When most casual readers first skimmed over this article, they might be impressive because they browsed Jeff Jacoby’s essay without thinking and with no doubt. The careless readers might also unconsciously agree with his opinions since his argument seems strong and logical. However, if they read the article again and again with second thought carefully, they will find out that his claim is doubtful since Jacoby uses too much pathos, does not give proper statistics, and lack of giving contrary contend. Although Jeff Jacoby shows many disadvantages and flaws of imprisonment to convince readers of his side, he presents some statements based on his emotion without thinking objective. So, I should argue that Jacoby uses too many his own feelings about the dissatisfaction of imprisonment, which makes his claim weak and not credible.
Percy does many of the things himself. He doesn’t care if people know it was him who won the battle. One thing Percy Jackson said on page 266 was, “It was Annabeth’s idea.” This shows that he is willing to give credit to someone else if they deserve it. Odysseus likes to brag and even though Percy Jackson likes people to know when he does something outstanding, he doesn’t brag about it. Because they do have some differences in their personalities, their journeys turn out different from each other.
I found it ironic throughout this chapter that McCandless can make friends so easily. I mentioned his ease around people and how it is almost an antithesis to his character because he abandoned everything and everyone for nature. However, in this chapter as we meet yet another of the friends Chris made on his trip, it is particularly important to note that although it is ironic that Chris gets along so well with the people he encounters, it is certainly a big part of his character to make friends and influence people. Not only did he befriend the octogenarian Ronald Franz, but he convinced the old man to change his ways fundamentally at a time in life when most people have settled down for good. In this chapter, pathos is solely conveyed because of Chris’s friendship with Franz and Franz eventual attempt to die because he heard the news of Chris’s death.
After a while, he got used to being away from home and accepted the changes, becoming successful and living up to their expectations. If one expects someone to fail, then, chances are they will fail. But to what extent should we hold ourselves accountable for our own actions? The incarcerated Wes Moore got caught up in the drug trade because of his love for quick money. His brother predicted that if he continued his involvement with drugs then he will end up in jail or dead.
Dumpster Diving Summary/Response “Dumpster Diving” is an essay by Lars Eighner, highlighting the good and bad of “scavenging” as he likes to call it. He brings to light how to become a diver, the stages divers go through, and his reservations about judging others who throw away perfectly good items. All in all, he is simply trying to enhance the fact that our culture is wasteful, and the large gaps between social classes. I think that Lars manages to keep his humanity intact, despite being homeless. He only takes items that he immediately needs or has a use for, the rest he leaves for others to discover and use.
Therefore, happiness is subjective. In his essay, “On Dumpster Diving,” Eighner’s goal is to enlighten the audience by showing although he became homeless and could not effectively manage his finances, he was not completely incompetent. All through his tribulations and hardship he was still appreciative about the meaningless, or meaningful (whichever way you interpret) items he found while scavenging through dumpsters. It is very clear that Eighner was not ashamed of his lifestyle. He found moderately safe and efficient ways to maintain the needs of his lifestyle, as well as uphold the basic elements needed to survive by rummaging through public dumpsters and people’s trash.
Then in paragraph two he questions: “But is there really a link between entertainment and violent behavior?”(Rhodes). Then he starts giving information that contradicts his claim and supports his opponents but he ends refuting it in the paragraph above. We see this agreeing and refuting structure all over the article. As a reader I found the editorial really confusing when you start reading it, because I did not understand what was he saying or arguing. However as soon as I finished reading it, I understood the purpose of his organization.