"Looking for Work" and "Envy" Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

"Looking for Work" and "Envy"
An analysis and comparison of the presence of envy in Gary Soto's "Looking for Work" and Bebe Moore Campbell's "Envy".
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Description:

The paper examines Gary Soto's "Looking for Work" and Bebe Moore Campbell's "Envy" in order to illustrate how their families were defined by race and income rather than by happiness and being a cohesive unit. The paper compares and describes Soto's and Campbell's unique experiences growing up, and by analyzing these stories from the perspectives of race and gender, the paper shows how envy was the great motivator in both their lives.

Outline:
Two Different Families
Gender Matters
Societal Pressures
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"A television star named Dan Wilcox once said, "I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich." In many instances today, one can cite the happy families or the modern day Leave it to Beaver families and see how this may be true. In the cases of Gary Soto in his piece Looking for Work and Bebe Moore Campbell in her story Envy, their families were defined by race and income rather than happiness and being a cohesive unit. Each member of the family played a particular role that helped shape the authors, almost as if acting a part on television. Through their unique experiences growing up, Soto and Campbell demonstrate that growing up in their families at that particular time, envy was the great motivator."

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