During the nights, he would leave the ghetto and steal food for his family. Janina began to find it fun to copy every little thing Misha did. It got to the point where she would sneak out behind him and follow him around the city. She would do as he did. The food pile on the table was twice the size
Inside the gates, the Joads are registered and begin picking fruit for five cents a box. The entire family works and by sundown they have earned a dollar. Ma spends the dollar at the Hooper Ranch store but can only get some poor quality hamburger and a little coffee. The sales clerk is sarcastic, but Ma recognizes his shame. She asks for some credit in order to get a little sugar, but the clerk refuses.
The girl’s presence inspires Luis to stay at the junkyard all night washing the hubcaps looking for the special hubcap. Once Luis finds the hubcap, he runs all the way to the girl’s house, climbs the tree outside her window, throws pebbles at her window to get her attention, and tells her that he has found the hubcap. Luis must be in love with this girl because he straightens up when they get together (Cofer
They were not like the other kids in their grade. They “spoke only when spoken to” (Flack, 4) and they were regarded as “born scavengers too, for they spent hours foraging in the town dump.” (Flack, 4) This gave their peers a strange feeling towards them. Furthermore, the kids were also teased for other reason and “some of their classmates scoffed at the leaf, lard and black bread sandwiches they ate for lunch, huddled in one corner of the recreation room, dressed in their boiled-out ragpickers’ clothes. After school they headed straight for home, never lingering on the playground.” (Flack, 4) The Duvitch children were different from the rest, they would do certain things that were unlike the rest of the boys and girls and they were not accepted because of this. Towards the end of the story, during the dinner with Andy’s family, Andy began to realize the children’s real personalities.
It was one man for himself throughout the entire graphic novels; many times it is shown in the pictures and said in the writing. In chapter 4 of Maus I, one gets a glimpse of this when “Vladek visits shops that owed him money before the war…”, and how his aptitude in business and trade over the years rewarded him greatly later on. Even when he was near death, Vladek bribed other men with bread just so they would take him down to the train; the train to survival that is. One would think that the Nazis wouldn’t participate in these acts considering they might have everything they need, or even want for that matter. But yes, they participate, and it was solely just because they could and it gave the Jews less.
Sammy watches these three girls and gives them labels of to what role each plays, from “the queen” who “kind of led them” to “the kind of girl other girls think is very ‘striking’ and ‘attractive’ but never quite makes it” and “the chunky one” (page 289) by the way they walk around the supermarket. The reader gets a feeling of how mundane and dull the patrons of the A & P are on page 290 when Sammy states how “you could set off dynamite in an A & P and the people would by
Most of these people receive benefits by claiming they are in between housing right now, or give the Department of Human Service paychecks for weeks where they might have only worked a few hours. I have noticed that the students with a Bridge Card feel they earned bragging rights and are proud instead of embarrassed. If you have been to the checkout lately at the grocery store, majority of college age students have the cart packed with all sorts of unhealthy goodies. Swiping like a debit card makes it easy to let others not authorized to use their food benefit card. This leads to exchanging benefits for cash or other items in return for the use of the card.
His life has almost no chance of improving. While in Crooks’ room, Candy and Lennie talk about their plan to buy a plot of land for them and George to live and farm on. As Crooks hears, he asks if he could come with them; he explains that he could help in the garden or any odd jobs. Before Candy or Lennie could answer, Curly’s wife enters the room looking for Curly. She begins talking to them and calls them “bindle-stiffs.” Eventually Crooks had enough of her and stood up for himself “You got no rights comin’ in a colored man’s room… get out quick” (88).
Other moves took the Weisses to Milwaukee and, eventually, New York. But the family remained poor. Completely devoted to his mother to the point of obsession, the young Erich sought ways to ease her hardscrabble life. At one point, he took to begging for coins in the street. True to his illusionist ways, he hid the coins around his hair and clothing, then presented himself to Cecilia with the command, "Shake me, I'm magic."
He seems to be surrounded by these characters bound to their boring lives. Sammy uses different names to describe the people he sees in his conformist town. He calls the customers in the store “sheep”, (Updike, 20) because of how blindly they follow their usual routine and “houseslaves”, (Updike, 20) are what he calls the house wives with pin curlers puttering around the store. He goes on to say that the customers are so enveloped in their grey lives that if someone were to set off a bomb in the center of the store that they would fail to even notice. One customer, “the witch”, (Updike, 18) as Sammy calls her, is described as a serious looking woman one who diligently watches the register he is on, eagerly waiting for him to slip up and make an error.