Like, if she was somebody then what did she do to end up on the bench of a bus station? This story honestly doesn’t change my perspective on homeless people at all. I feel that they are there because they were just being lazy and didn’t take care of whatever business that should have been taken care of to become successful. I fully understand the author’s view on the homeless, though.
229) I believe this quote reveals the moral because as he reads this book he find out Crusoe is all alone and isolated and even though Charlie doesn’t realize it yet he himself is isolated and lonely as well. Next the writer demonstrates the lesson by including the character’s dialogue. While Charlie is reading his progress reports with Miss Kinnian he says, “All my frends are smart people but there good.” (Pg. 229) I feel this quote expresses the theme because Charlie doesn’t realize how his friends actually treat him. He thinks they’re all nice to him, but instead they just laugh at him and make fun of him which signalizes that he’s lonely.
Also, there was weak supervision by the student managers and no written rules or strict guidelines. It seemed that most of the employees were enjoying “freebies,” and it had been going on for so long that it was taken for granted. The problem got so far out of hand that customers who had seen others do it felt free to do it whether they knew the workers or not. The employees who witnessed this never challenged anyone because, in her opinion, they did not care and they feared the loss of friendship or being frowned upon by others. Apparently, speaking up was more costly to the employees than the loss of money to CFS for the unpaid food items.
In the text, Mansfield writes, “Only two people shared her “special” seat: a fine old man in a velvet coat, his hands clasped over a huge carved walking-stick, and a big old woman, sitting up-right, with a roll of knitting on her embroidered apron.” (286) They never spoke and this was disappointing for Miss Brill because she, “…always looked forward to the conversation.” (286) Therefore, the bench represents hope that something Miss Brill expects is going to happen in the near future. Miss Brill never has a conversation with anyone on the bench, and this causes her to feel down and lonesome. However, she never sees the bench as a symbol of disappointment in the story. Next, the cake in this story is very important part of the symbolism. In the story, Miss Brill is known for getting a cake every Sunday to enjoy.
Unfortunately, that is not the case. Unlike modern man our ancestors did not have the time to sit. Modern entertainment did not exist and the majority of the working class never even saw a desk. Whether they were toiling under the sun plowing fields, working as a merchant hawking their wares, or plying their trade day after day sitting was for the privileged. Unfortunately for the human race we can now sit our day away as modern sciences and industrial evolution have made our lives a bit easier.
The pictures painted in the 17th century showed the people dressed nicely and showed half eaten food. This shows that the people didn't care about saving food because they had enough money to buy new food. In the pictures it seemed like they thought they were better then everybody else. Another reason is the work ethic. They were considered “thrift and frugal”, which means they looked for the cheap stuff.
The re-education village is almost completely void of entertainment and intrigue, which ultimately results in a community that is dull and culturally lifeless. Even the smallest portrayals of beauty, perceived by the eyes as well as the mind, is important in this novel because it proves to the narrator and Luo that there can be an escape from their gloomy surroundings, a change from their bland scenery, and hope for the future. The observation and appreciation of beauty represents a change in the culturally deprived setting that the narrator and Luo have been sentenced to. The Little Seamstress is unique to the two boys, as no other person they have come across in their village has been nearly as beautiful. She is described as, “the princess of Phoenix mountain… without doubt the loveliest pair of eyes in the district….” (21).
To my surprise, my job was to carry food and serve refreshments and condiments in the soup kitchen. I was not familiar with their behavior or attitudes but I tried my best to be optimistic. Before people started arriving, I imagined bum, people who were too lazy to work. To my astonishment, the people were quite normal. None of them caused any violence or disturbance.
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.
Since no one exercises ownership practices of access or control over materials, there is not a division of society. Foragers do not have many material items, but they are satisfied with what they have. Foragers do not constantly strive for more. As long as they have enough food and do not have to find any; they have lots of down time to do what they want to do. Foraging societies live in very different environments and their needs will vary.