The People Essay

1160 Words May 4th, 2013 5 Pages
Angela Franklin Professor Ginfrida ENC1101 22 April 2013 Neat Vs. Sloppy In Suzanne Britt's "Neat People Vs. Sloppy People" and Dave Barry's " Batting Clean Up and Striking Out" both author's examine just complicated human relationships can be considering how many types of personalities are out there. They both share certain literary elements, but differ immensely in the realms of tone, thesis and organization methods. Barry and Britt share many similarities in their literary elements. Literary elements are symbols and allusions. …show more content…
When he made that statement he was trying to say that the referring to the game of love. In the same manner Britt went on to say that "sloppy people live in what some may call "Never Never Land" (255). What Britt was inferring with that line is that sloppy people are childlike and immature in a sense. When both authors used these symbols in their work it made their essays more humorous and relatable, it's kind of like you had no other choice but to chuckle while reading. In contrast, both authors use a very different tone towards the people they discuss in their essays. Let's take Britt for example she comes off a little harsh, stereotypical, and extremely sarcastic towards neat people. She goes on to say that "Neat people are bums and clods at heat" (256), which can be very offensive to people who consider themselves to be neat, because that one person feels that their neatness is nothing but them being bums which may not be true. Then when Britt talks about the sloppy people it's like she's for them being the way they are, Britt went on to say “sloppy people aren't really as sloppy as they seem" (255). On the other hand, Barry is a lot more balanced in his approach of comparing men and women; he doesn't take to one side or even make the other

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