Imitation of On Dumpster Diving A. Although there are a lot of different kinds of food available to him, he refrains from poultry, pork and eggs and is not too big on ethnic foods. Raw fruits and vegetables are usually safe, except for the rotten ones. Parents have jobs, or have other things to tend to, but often times they still have pets. The animals don't get as much attention, sometimes the only times they get to see their owners is when they get fed and to go out to the bathroom, but most times the animals just mozey on by themselves.
Lars demonstrates that anyone can achieve a fulfilling life without the constraints of society and material wealth. The article is also used to critique on how young people do not understand the world around them and how these young people waste resources that may be valuable to others. In this sense I feel that Eighner feels a bit better than the consumer. As his savings started running out, he had to use his intermittent income to cover it and depend on the dumpsters for his other necessities including food, toilet paper, medicine, books, furnishings, etc. This organization suggests that Eighner wants people who are in the same or a similar situation as he was to use this essay as a resource to use if or when someone resorts to a life of scavenging. These extra pizzas were due to prank calls, incorrect orders, or customer rejection, and were perfectly good when discarded. Will people see how much food is being wasted? Eighner himself speaks of how he took pride in his huge findings.
The story begins with Eighner telling us, the readers about how he was always fascinated with the word dumpster before being homeless and also while being homeless; how he forged food, beverages, and other miscellaneous items in public dumpsters. It only contains Chapters 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10. I have learned that wrecking sandcastles is a refined art, one which is enjoyed by young children, angry adults, and the average jerk. These extra pizzas were due to prank calls, incorrect orders, or customer rejection, and were perfectly good when discarded. Things that can keep him busy through the day. Paragraph 37 he talked about how he feels people who live off dumpsters should be controlled.
Page 27 In life if we use or take more than we truly need, we never learn the value of things nor do we learn to appreciate them. Scavenging causes Eighner to think about how much people take for granted, including the fact that they can buy something new to replace something old that they have thrown away. He believes that if one follows certain guidelines and… 1116 Words 5 Pages and effecting Americans of different age, ethnicity and religion. I live from refuse of others. Society looks at those who ask for assistance or a helping hand as weak; but it takes a strong individual to set pride to the curve and ask for help. To the readers Eighner shows us their apathy for what they have and how they take it for granted; as if these things will always be available.
They feel sorry for them, when they should be feeling sorry for themselves instead Eighner 365. I know that this can make the animal sad because they do need social interactions, like dogs for example, unlike cats, you can't just throw them outside and expect them to find fun things to do, the best the dog would do is run out into traffic and chase after cars. Carbonated beverages tend to be good if they still fizz, and alcoholic juice mixes were always appreciated. In the following sentences, he supports his assertion by giving scientific facts about peanut butter and analyzing the thinking process of college students. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Eighner said They would view all their findings as trash, while Eighner sees it as treasure. Shame The next theme which was discussed was shame; but in a more subliminal way.
I believe I will use less and appreciate what I do have, while encouraging others to do the same. The author discusses how he uses Dumpsters as a means for survival: The Dumpsters are a source of food, as well as objects such as clothing. He also expresses the stages a new scavenger goes through. Many coins can be found in dumpsters and trash cans and all that can and up. Eighner talked about how he frequented neighborhoods associated with the wealthy Paragraph 21 because the rich are more wasteful and tend to throw out items with no real issues. Eighner uses humor to dramatically show important lessons, such as how consumers like college students and people who live a steady life waste many useful materials. How do you feel when you see homeless people? His first book was a collection of short stories, Bayou Boy and Other Stories Gay Sunshine Press, 1985.
He describes the best method for entering the Dumpster, a. Page 26 Now even though Eighner finds joy in his life, he also finds discomfort and embarrassment. The author began dumpster diving about a year before he became homeless. He continues to go into detail about other items that can be found in the dumpster like sheets to sleep on and pieces of paper to write on. He shows us that by the garbage of others. It is impossible to fathom how this can be; and that is what Eighner wants us to realize. Lars believes that he understands how to live off and gain more from other people.
I had never viewed Dumpster diving in this light. The whole article is composed in first person and the author presents most of his ideas with a very personal voice. It also forced me to pay close attention, since there were few topic sentences. As usual, he begins with a long-winded topic sentence: I like the frankness… on an aquarium wall. Dumpster diving can definitely be considered as an art, the things that people through away on a regular, put together with some other dumpster driving, could potentially become something beautiful. The audience of the article is not specified by the author and the article could have a very general audience. He is convinced that a lot of perfectly good food is discarded.
The tone at the beginning is explanatory and informative, but it changes into a more critical and analytical tone in the end. In the life of a Dumpster frogman Eighner explains how he felt pride and a sense of being in a better province of life as opposed to those more fortunate ; and he explains how he felt shame as he was reduced to this degeneracy. Even though Eighner seems to be ok with the life he is living, I get puzzled by the thought of why is Eighner homeless in the first place? Eighner subtly edifies the word to conceal the shame that was felt from the memories of being homeless and eating out of the rubbish ; one would of course make the same as Eighner. Besides while reading I felt compunction and understanding for those less fortunate like Eighner. From being a person with low self-esteem, the scavenger gains confidence as he encount.
You have a home, clothes, food, etc. He grew up in , Texas, and was graduated from in 1966. While reading this transition it has changed my mentality on life and how much I consume and will devour in the hereafter. Page 24 Now in this sense Eighner negotiations about how peculiar Dumpster frogmans take everything they see of some value and they go over board ; but however they take pride in the things that others call rubbish. The most important part of the subject would be the waste of resources versus minimal resources needed for survival.