Praying For Sheetrock
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Praying For Sheetrock

Course Number: ENGL 1101, Fall 2002

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Christopher Brock Praying For Sheetrock November 19, 2002 "People's lives do not consist, on the whole, of politics and large ideals, but of children and groceries and laundry and paychecks." This quote from the book Praying For Sheetrock is a quote that can be applied universally. What Melissa Fay Greene is trying to say is that people do not think globally, they think individually, or locally. By...

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Brock Christopher Praying For Sheetrock November 19, 2002 "People's lives do not consist, on the whole, of politics and large ideals, but of children and groceries and laundry and paychecks." This quote from the book Praying For Sheetrock is a quote that can be applied universally. What Melissa Fay Greene is trying to say is that people do not think globally, they think individually, or locally. By observing the way people live life, this quote holds true. It is also apparent in the book itself. In the book Praying For Sheetrock, citizens in McIntosh County, Georgia were split in half racially. However, the commissioners were all white and oppressed the "rich and close-knit black community." A black man named Thurnell Alston rose to become the commissioner of McIntosh County. His struggle was assisted through the support of the black community. In time, though, the people that once supported Thurnell became less interested in his cause. His once supporting citizens were now only interested in the things that affected them directly. They were more engrossed in the things that affected them directly, rather than politics. Thinking locally is not something that happens only in a book, it is a part of everyday life for most people on Earth. someone When is stressing out over whether or not they'll be able to bring home enough money to feed their children for the next two weeks, they do not have any interest in "politics and large ideals." A person that lives from paycheck to paycheck does not usually have the time to concern him or herself with political matters. Those people that are only concerned with political affairs think only about that; politics run their lives. Christopher Brock November 19, 2002 If political matters ran the lives of people, they would think merely about the things that will not make a difference in their lives. Thinking globally rather than locally can have its good effects, yet it takes years, decades, or even lifetimes to make differences. Local thinkers can make immediate changes in their lives; their lives can be made better or worse by the decisions they make. The words by Melissa Fay Greene quoted earlier can be interpreted in many ways, but to most it is understood that most people will act locally and take care of personal affairs before they concern themselves with politics and things of a global nature. Christopher Brock Works Cited November 19, 2002 Greene, Melissa Fay. 1991. Praying For Sheetrock. New York: Ballantine Books. Page 253.

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