How Can We Help The Homeless And Should We?: Searching For A Solution


How Can We Help the Homeless and Should We?: Searching for a Solution
Just a few months ago I was with my friends Mike and Kim and we had been
walking around having a great time in the city. We then exited a store and Kim
said something under her breath like, "Oh, no," when I looked in the same
direction to find a middle aged man with a drunken stare to him. She knew this
man as "the town drunk" and he had been homeless for years. He asked us for the
time and we replied, but he didn't just stop with that and followed us across
the street talking up a storm. He was telling his whole life story in the
fifteen minutes we stood there: he talked about how he grew up living poor with
his family ...

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it started
to change my mind. The essay "Virginia's Trap" by Peter Marin especially
effected me because of the way it portrays the young woman that has nothing
going for her and almost everything against her. I though about this and decided
I had misunderstood the whole plight of this population and thought there must
be a better way to help these unfortunate people. How should we help the
homeless and should we try even though they may not help themselves? I figure
that is the most important question that needs to be answered if anything is to
be done.
Of the essays I analyzed Awalt's "Brother Don't Spare a Dime" was the
one essay that went against the idea of helping the homeless because the author
thinks it's their own fault for being the way they are. The other two essays are
easier on the homeless and want to lend a helping hand. In "Address Unknown:
Homeless in Contemporary America" James Wright thinks that helping the homeless
by giving them more benefits that they will be ...

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