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.
However, on page 2, Billy’s response to one of the Landlady’s unwholesome actions was “the old girl is slightly dotty”. Besides, on page 3, he reconsidered his previous thoughts shown by the dialogue “but she was also quite obviously a kind and generous soul”. This represents Billy as simple-minded, though Billy tried to look more mature than he actually was, wearing the suit he still didn’t pick up any signs the Landlady was showings and she used this to her own advantage. Dhal uses dialogue to portray how naïve Billy was and how silently cleaver the Landlady was. Dahl uses descriptive language to reconsider the reader’s
This represents the man’s lack of concern for Jig’s feelings. Another example that suggests Hemingway’s compassion for Jig and stance in the story is how the only character with a name is Jig, making her seem more genuine, further giving empathy towards her character. However, near the end of the story Jig seems to have a revelation, she changes from the timid and needy young girl seeking the man’s approval, and becomes more assertive.
Milkman displayed the fortitude necessary to gain liberation from enslavement to the past. As Milkman’s mentality transformed so did his physical lameness; his short leg grew and he no longer had a limp. Morrison’s transformation of Milkman unfolded as Milkman took a journey which started in a selfish materialistic pursuit for his inheritance, the gold he believed Pilate had stashed in a cave. However, Milkman’s vain and shallow pursuit for treasure turned into a deep search for self-awareness. Unlike Milkman’s previous fixations, which were linked to disappointment and pain, this journey to the past connected him to his ancestral roots.
In early stage, Jack’s affection for Fran is merely manifested through his obsession and fondness in her hair, such that “he might stop loving her if she [cuts] it” (334). The fact that Jack and Fran are isolated from the society furthermore reveals and suggests the difference in attitudes between the couples. However, in contrast, what Bud values are sentimentalism; Bud accepts and embraces any imperfections his loved ones have, such as Olla’s “most crooked, jaggedy teeth in
The man only downplays the abortion and conveys his desire to continue his traveling lifestyle. Jig wishes to end the conversation and begs "Would you please please please please please please please stop talking?" (555). This shows how much she dislikes the man's unwelcoming thoughts towards the child. Jig is not in favor of an abortion and she shows this through her sarcastic reactions.
This is obvious in the story. On Mitch’s second trip to visit Morrie, he does not bring his cell phone. It is evident that Morrie is beginning to change Mitch, a man once driven by money that is now starting to be driven by love. With Morrie’s help, Mitch is creating his own loving, accepting, and forgiving way of life. Morrie also shows Mitch that death isn’t something you should be afraid of, you should embrace it.
I’ll be right back takes about four years. While traveling through a storm, Chuck’s plane crashes. Although this wreck frees Chuck of his fast-paced lifestyle, completely cast away from his job at FedEx, the filmmakers still find a way to incorporate his company. Packages wash up onto shore. When at first Chuck can’t bring himself to open any of them, we realize how dedicated he is to his profession.
While these kind actions with his nearby residents are honorable and righteous, these actions are not indicative of an exceptional individual, but merely a individual. Rip Van Winkle possessed characteristics of a normal person. He liked to drink, was lazy, and rather than focusing on his own home, and personal home life, he would avoid interaction. While reading the essay, there were some references to Rip Van Winkle's wife being portrayed as a constant nag because he did not contribute around the household. Some might argue that It is because of his wife's berating, that Rip was not proactive in contributing in house work.
In addition, his wife is not in any of his fantasies. Is he unhappy with his marriage? One could make the leap he is having marital issues. Just as Walter is imaginative, he is also carefree. In fact Walter does not seem to care about anything.