NickelandDimed

NickelandDimed - Kirsten Moran February 26, 2008 Christian...

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Kirsten Moran February 26, 2008 Christian Morality Nickel and Dimed As Barbara Ehrenreich experiences and documents first hand the inequalities between the advantaged and disadvantaged, the reader feels the need to question the relationship between the two groups. Nickel and Dimed is a first hand insight into the life of a minimum wage worker struggling to afford the amenities of life, while at the same time coexisting with the more advantaged who look to take advantage of her. Nickel and Dimed raises questions about moral responsibility, which can be addressed in The Moral Bond of Community by Bernard V. Brady. Gail, a fellow waitress Ehrenreich encounters on her first job, she would never work for a large corporation as she had in the past because of the mistreatment. Gail “don’t cut you no slack. You give and you give, and they take” (22). By saying this Gail is assessing that the more advantaged are not concerned with people of lower standing because they see them as of little importance to the advancement of wealth. According to The Moral Bond
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course ENGLISH 200 taught by Professor Dewey during the Spring '08 term at SMU.

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