Acsher purpose, speaker, and intended audience isn’t evident until the end of the essay. Her main reason and purpose or writing the essay seems to be first that a way of defeating loneliness is to become your own best friend, and second to explain that even a homeless man can have dignity and can achieve self satisfaction . She depicts this when she describes him standing “unselfconsciously” tossing boxes aside. This shows he that even a homeless man is too good for a box demonstrating dignity. She then references Boxcar Child to endorse The Box man’s life and how he’s defeated his loneliness, and lives a more free and liberated life than the average person.
Many of these homeless individuals may have had a pre existing substance abuse problem and became homeless because family members were no longer willing to enable self-destructive behavior. In a case like this, the individual essentially chooses to be homeless instead of obtaining assistance for his or her substance abuse issues. Another example of using critical thinking to understand the cause of an issue can be made by trying to understand mental illness among the homeless population. An inference can be made that mentally ill individuals become homeless as a result of his or her inability to provide a stable environment for his or herself. This is based on the assumption that mentally ill individuals
To be homeless is difficult to measure because so many different people have different opinions on what it means to be homeless. To overcome homelessness we must tackle the root causes, of course provide them a stable living environment, but also have systems in place to treat why people are homeless be it medical, employment, disaster. We
Check Point Comparing Values Holly Regan HSM/210 August 9, 2013 Elfie Neber Comparing Values The social issues that I feel strongly about are homelessness and the mentally ill. When you combine the two, it becomes worse. At no time should anyone have to worry about having a roof over their head or being a productive member of society. Neither has begged for these results as their way of life. We know what causes homelessness, but we are still learning the causes of mental illness.
Some communities are so torn that legal economic opportunities to support families are nearly nonexistent. Minorities are often expected to do better for themselves, but some think that it is easier for themselves to go out and steal rather then getting a job. Through Shakur’s lyrics he is making a statement that this is not the way to live life. Minorities must rise above the obstacles and out of the vicious cycle of poverty that wreaks havoc on many urban communities. Shakur expresses ways to accomplish peace in society, through his lyrics.
To look at how different homeless people act in a society, looking at in a sociological perspective is necessary. Homelessness is a social problem that occurs and is prolonged in social structures. It is also a reason why social problems happen; social structure is important to survive in the society because it provides a social web where we can gain social support and relationships that links us to a larger society. The social organization and how it is maintained throughout the society is what the functionalism theory is all about. In a lot of the homeless people this connection has been lost, which results to losing both their dignity and their moral sense because of their homeless condition (Neal, 2004).
Additionally, it made their daily lives more comfortable. Immigration was reduced due to many immigration issues which have been a problem for many poor countries. People had to give up on their dream of having a better life since they were either not allowed to immigrate to other countries. Although it was very challenging to come to the U.S. to earn a better life, most people have succeeded in improving their lives despite the challenges they
states that the aim of the homeless people is just to obtain their right to decent roof over their heads and ther is no central ideology in this movement. The members of groups are autonomus from each other. (1969). As it can be seen, at first the aim was to find a decent roof over head of homeless people. But when we look at todays' contemporary squatting image, there has been some changes.