Comparison between the poem 'Nothing's Changed and the poem 'Two Scavengers in a Truck' The poem 'Nothing's Changed' depicts a society where rich and poor, black and white are divided. The poem 'Two Scavengers in a Truck' however, shows the contrast between two lifestyles, rich and poor and the continuing gap. Both poems demonstrate 'unfairness' and 'inequality'. In the poem 'Nothing's Changed' this is a typical scenario that took place in the apartheid era of racial segregation in South Africa where laws were enforced by the police keeping apart black and white people. The poet looks at attempts to change the racism taking place in his community, and shows how they don't make the slightest bit of difference. However, in the poem 'Two Scavengers in a Truck', the poet tries to show how the poor are being made out to be the ones who are the least important, and have the low class jobs. On the other hand, the rich being the 'beautiful' ones driving in a Mercedes have the upper class well paid jobs as architects. The writer of the poem 'Nothing's Changed' comes back to the village years later to find that literally nothing has changed, there are still lots of wasteland and bulldozed areas which have occurred because of the forces of segregation. He states that even after the victory of democracy and the anti-apartheid government coming into action, nothing has changed and the
Contrast and Comparison between the Poems, "Two Scavengers" and "Nothings Changed" "Nothings Changed" was written by Tatamkhulu Afrika, a mixed race child with fair skin, who was later adopted by a white South African family who brought him up as though he was white, and he only found out about his origins as a teenager. Tatamkhulu lived in a multi-cultural area called District Six, which was destroyed by the white authorities. He feels strongly about this kind of racism towards the black people despite the fact that he has fair skin. In the actual poem, the poet is telling the story from his own experiences in first person. "Two Scavengers" was written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The poem highlights the differences between rich and poor and the working classes, as well as democracy and equality. The poem itself is written in third person and based around a couple of Bin Men and a couple of 'beautiful', rich people. Then, at the end of the poem seems to ask whether America really is a democracy. "Nothings Changed" is set in District Six, based in South Africa. The poet describes District Six as harsh-land, but also goes on to explain that he still feels that it's his home and it's still amiable and natural. I know this because he says, "amiable weeds" on line 8. This is a contrasting sentence because weeds are usually a symbol of bad things, so to use the word amiable to
Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes and Nothings Changed Essay The two poems I have been studying are Nothings Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika, and Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The poem Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes is about stating how the "American dream" is no reality and that not everyone can become rich and not everyone has equal opportunities. Nothings Changed is about the time of separation of black and white people in Africa. In Nothings changed the poem is very personal, as he has experienced the time of apartheid in Africa. He writes to show how although the government has changed the way in which black people get treated has not. Whereas in Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes the writer took a snapshot of the American lifestyle. He seams very disjointed about it and is just writing how it is and has know great feelings about the situation. The poems are also very similar as they are both show how a democracy or change was meant to solve everyone's problems, yet it didn't. In Nothings Changed the writer says "upmarket" this suggests that it is posh and has a rich only type of attitude and that him, or his people aren't welcome. In Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes it says "his architects office"
The poem Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes is a descriptive poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Night of the Scorpion & Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes The poem Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes is a descriptive poem where the poet (Lawrence Ferlinghetti) observes two garbage men in San Francisco and two well-paid people in a Mercedes. The poet's observation is really about the way the garbage men look at the well-paid people and the way the rich people look at the garbage men when waiting at the traffic lights. This poem is about two garbage men and two posh office people in the Mercedes who stop at the same traffic light at the same time on the same day. The main reason I enjoyed this poem was because of the description of each person in the poem. One description I really liked was the description of the two people in the Mercedes, '' The man in the hip three-piece linen suit with shoulder-length blond hair & sunglasses The young blond women so casually coifed with a short skirt and colored stockings on the way to his architect's office '' this is the best description in the poem because it tells us that the man is going to work and it is clear that the man as a well paid job because he has an expensive car and an expensive suit. This poem is also set out in a strange way because it hasn't got any punctuation and the way of its layout is in a different style. I think this style gives the poem an effect
Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes a poem by American poet, Lawrence Fernlinghetti. In this poem, he showed an insignificant, everyday incident - a meeting of a garbage truck and an elegant open Mercedes to make
"Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People In a Mercedes" "Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes" a poem by American poet, Lawrence Fernlinghetti. In this poem, he showed an insignificant, everyday incident - a meeting of a garbage truck and "an elegant open Mercedes" - to make reader think about the important issue of the differences between social classes. Two pairs of people meet together in downtown San Francisco as they were stopped by a red traffic light. The poem describes their meeting: Two garbage men are returning from their work, all dirty and "grungy" and an elegant young couple, perfectly clean on their way to work. Fernlinghetti by using colours, an extended metaphor and vivid descriptions emphasis as the huge social gap between these two pairs who normally would not meet in everyday life but have been brought together by this incident. The garbage truck is "bright yellow" and garbage men wear "red plastic blazer" and here Fernlinghetti uses primary colours to show simplicity of garbage men's work. The material which is used for men's clothing suggests they clothing is cheap and uncomfortable. The first man is an old man with "grey iron hair", a hunched back and gargoyle appearance. Fernlinghetti names this old guy "Quasimodo" to illustrate his appearance as it is a reference to a well-known story about Notre Dame's bell-ringer.
Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in "Two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes" and one other poem from in different cultures and traditions
Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in "Two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes" and one other poem from in different cultures and traditions Ferlinghetti present the people in "Two scavenger in a truck, Two beautiful people in a Mercedes", in a very interesting way, that is very similar to they way Afrika present the people in "Nothing's changed". In the former the poet start the poem off by setting the scene - so at a traffic light there is a yellow garbage truck with two dustbin men inside, and a Mercedes with an elegant couple inside. The poet describes the elegant couple first then describes the two dustbin men. There is a big contrast when the poet starts describing the other pair, and this contrast is also present in Nothings changed, when Afrika describes the whites only inn and the blacks' café. Similarly, Nothings changed is also about the differences between people - mainly the white and black - but the truth was that the white people were the rich and the black were the poor, and so that links with "Two scavengers in a truck, Two beautiful people in a Mercedes" The first stanza of "Two scavengers in a truck, Two beautiful people in a Mercedes" starts off by setting the scene, "...two garbage men...an elegant couple" It tells the reader that there are four people at a traffic light and one couple is completely different
Compare how the two poets explore cultural issues and attitudes in their work I have been studying two cultural poems. They are called 'Nothing's changed' by Tatamkhulu Afrika and 'two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes' by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Both poems are referring to a difference between two races or types of people. The two countries mentioned are Cape Town and America. In this essay, I hope to see how the two poets contrast each others attitude and issues and to see how their poems are alike in aspects. The first poem I have been studying is called 'Nothings changed'. The poem is about a black man living in Cape Town. The poem is set during the apartheid when all black people were discriminated against. The poet has written the poem in first-person viewpoint because he wants us to see it from the mans point of view. Writing in first-person makes us feel sympathetic towards the man and feel like he is feeling. The poem basically details how these men have been treated during and after the apartheid and how it has made him, and others, feel. The poet, Tatamkhulu Afrika, was alive during the apartheid so this subject would've been close to his heart and that may be why he produced a poem about it. The first verse of the poem sets the scene of the man walking through district six, a part of Cape Town. The poet uses descriptive phrases such as
Compare the ways in which the poets present characters in "Two Scavengers in a Truck" and "Night of the Scorpion". In this essay these two poems from different cultures will be compared. The similarities and differences of how the poets present characters are going to be compared and the similarities and differences of how the poets portray the people through language will also be contrasted. The people in "Two Scavengers in a Truck..." are garbage men in a "bright yellow truck" and are wearing "red plastic blazers"; this is their uniform and shows that it is not their choice to wear the primary colours which make them appear to have a simple dress- sense but they are forced to wear it. Thus, their uniform reflects their basic lifestyle. However, the "elegant couple" who are presented stereotypically, are in an "elegant open Mercedes" which is much more stylish, fashionable and expensive in contrast to the "garbage truck". The "elegant" man is in a "hip three- piece linen suit" which is smart and classy as oppose to the "red plastic blazers" as linen is pricier than plastic. The "elegant" man is described as having "shoulder length blond hair" and is wearing "sunglasses", similarly the younger bin man also possesses "sunglasses and long hair", therefore proposing that people who look similar, can have completely different jobs. The older bin man is also depicted as
Compare the ways in which the poets present people in "Two Scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes" and "Island Man"
Compare the ways in which the poets present people in "Two Scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes" and "Island Man" In this essay I will compare the ways in which the poets present people in "Two Scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and "Island Man" by Grace Nichols. In this essay I will look at the shape, structure, poetic devices and language in both poems. Firstly I will examine what the two poems are about and the ways how both poets portray the people in the poems. The poem "Two Scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes" is about a coincidence meeting of the two working class scavengers and a beautiful, rich couple in Mercedes. This poem was set in America and was aimed to show that there is class division and was commenting on American society. In this poem there is a huge contrast between rich and poor. I know this because the description of the two scavengers and the rich couple shows us the inequality that the two classes have. The poem is not set in stanzas but can be divided into 5 stages. It is more set out like a storyboard. The structure of lines links to the facts that the poem is looking at people at different extremes on the social specters. There is no punctuation used throughout the poem but capital letters are. Reading this poem I have noticed that Lawrence
Introduction Project Brief This report is to analyse and compare the marketing strategies of BMW and Mercedes-Benz . Both companies are renowned market leaders in supplying automobiles. The pair have a history of providing innovative cars for the past century. Over the years with the improvement of technology BMW and Mercedes-Benz have met customer needs by producing the most inspiring and well developed cars of their times. The BMW Group concentrates on selected premium segments in the automobile market. This means that they specialise in providing a high quality product and in return they can achieve higher revenues per vehicle sold. In contrast Mercedes-Benz which also provide to the premium segment of the market have concreted their name in history as manufacturers of luxury cars, have opened their doors to a range of more dynamic models targeting the slightly younger market. This study aims to examine the marketing strategies of these two individual companies who both aim to deliver a similar yet unique product. Brief Overview BMW On 21st July 1917, Rapp-Motorenwerke is renamed Bayerische Motoren Werke, (BMW) GmbH. Due to the ongoing war the company at the time the company grew quickly. With further expansion in mind, BMW decide to build a new plant next to the Oberwiesenfeld airfield in Munich, concentrating at the time on building aircraft engines for army