A Good Job Is More Than Just A Paycheck Essay examples

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A Lock on the Mind “A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to health of the community. A good job is a means to provide health and welfare for your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.” - James H. Douglas Jr. In Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Crash by Paul Haggis jobs and living situation play an important role in how the characters live. In Tortilla Curtain, Crash and A Raisin in the Sun living situation is something that is defined by jobs, but everyone is always wanting more than what they have. If they have a good living situation, they want more security, if they have a broken-down, old house they want a better one, if they have no house they want anywhere to live. The better the living situation of a group of people is, they want more security and better housing, if a group of people has less, they just want a place that they can call their own. The living situation of families in these texts is one of the greatest sources of anxiety, no matter if they have a big home or no home.
Crash follows a large group of people in the Los Angeles area, they are all from different races and cultures, when their lives collide a numerous amount of problems arise. One character, Jean Cabot, whose husband is an important attorney in the area, is constantly in fear of her home being broken in to. After a particularly rough night for Jean after she is carjacked,…

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