To give or not to give, that is the question.
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Christina Taryoto 11Q Write a comparison of "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" and "The Drowned Giant", commenting on the ways in which the authors use language to convey their respective themes. The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World by Gabriel Marquez and The Drowned Giant by J.G. Ballard are both short stories that explore the ways in which societies react to the arrival of something different in their communities. The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World is about a man who washed ashore near a small village and the impact of the man's presence, which helps the villagers to revive their dreary and barren village into a beautiful and lively place. In The Drowned Giant a giant washes ashore on the beach near a city; naturally this causes attention from city dwellers and the media. The narrator is a researcher who provides critical commentary on the giant's presence and the crowd's behavior towards him. This essay is a comparison of The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World and The Drowned Giant that will include commentary on the ways in which the authors use language to convey their respective themes. Certain aspects of each story will be compared such as characterization, setting, plot and style. Characterization plays a significant role in both stories that helps to augment their respective themes. Throughout The Drowned Giant we see through the eyes of the
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Begging throughout the centuries has always been a problem even in the Bible there is a reference to Jesus and a beggar.Beggars can put people in awkward positions,making them embarrassed and under pressure to give the beggar money.Therefore beggars are seen as nuisances.Begging has now become targeted at smaller towns such as Newry and Dundalk,this sows it is a growing problem.Most people see beggars as theiving,dirty,dishonest,workshy and shameless people.On the other hand some people see them as people who need the public's pity and compassion. My feelings towards beggars do not have much pity or compassion.I always find myself wondering if my money is going toward a hot meal or just feeding a drug addiction or alcohol abuse.I also find I can't walk on the same side of the street as a beggar to see his or her tearful eyes staring up at me saying "I have a family to support".This is because it embarrasses me which I think shouldn't be the case as I am not the one begging in the street for loose change from complete strangers. I think that when there is shelters provided for homeless and charities to support them then they shouldn't have the right to go out and beg people for money.Many people say that homeless shelters are too strict and they lose their independance and I have taken this into consideration but I think if
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