Essays Tagged: "homeless person"

Homelessness in England

IntroductionI decided to study the homeless' situation before we went to England, so I tried to get information about it via the intern ... to the pub culture because it seemed easier to write about, but after a few days I had seen so many homeless people that I got used to it and therefor dared to talk to them and ask them questions abou ... and therefor dared to talk to them and ask them questions about their situation and why they where homeless. Many people just walked right by the homeless without even look at them (rather the revers ...

(5 pages) 110 0 3.9 May/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Poverty And Social Structures

all that they own in this world on their backs or in shopping carts. These people are known as the homeless. Recently I had the opportunity of helping, and at the same time being educated by one of t ... educated by one of the members of this unfortunate group. I was able to experience first hand how a homeless person thinks and feels through an intimate means of communications popularly known as writ ...

(6 pages) 155 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"An Island"

eople could be store owners who sell people food to eat, a mailman who delivers the mail, or even a homeless person who lives by the public library that greets people who pass by. All these people aff ...

(2 pages) 102 3 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"The Homeless: An Invisible Minority"

o Starbucks with my friends, I bought a coffee worth more than five dollars. That is more than some homeless people spend in a week. I spent it all on a drink that I didn't even finish. "There is incr ... or perhaps due to it, my friends and I bought some treats from their snack bar to give away to the homeless. The people we gave them to were very grateful; I felt guilty, standing there drinking my v ...

(6 pages) 232 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Onion John" by Joseph Krumgold. Discuss the relevance or irrelevance of the book's "message" for teenagers growing up today.

Homeless HeroesAuthors like to write tidy stories about growing up. Since everyone's growing up is d ... show the reader things like wisdom can be found in unexpected places. However because the hero is a homeless person who sounds mentally ill, the author forces the reader to ignore what they know about ... as some good points otherwise. Because the reader is forced to go along with the fantasy version of homeless people, it is hard for a reader to suddenly get serious in their thinking in order to catch ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Poverty Comes In All Types & Exists In All Forms: "Of Men And Mice" by John Steinbeck.

ts in all forms. It is poverty when you don't have enough to eat and we see it every time we pass a homeless person in the city. Poverty surrounds us; it is in the very air we breathe. However, when w ...

(7 pages) 41 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Alternatives to "God" by Andrew Wilkinson.

ed possibility. At this time it seems that this insinuation is thought to be asinine, something the homeless person on the corner rants about. Like religion, this belief is not based on fact. It canno ...

(2 pages) 31 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

How does the song "like a rolling stone" by bob dylan relate to the concept of change

per class citizen with the luxuries of being in a position of riches but is now nothing more then a homeless person. This song is about how life can change so suddenly and how taking and becoming addi ... now as the consequences of making the wrong decision change her life drastically now that she is a homeless person. "Now you don't talk so loud, now you don't seem so proud about having to be scroung ...

(4 pages) 74 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Homelessness and The Dream Team

In Canada, homelessness is a rapidly growing social injustice. The stigma and degradation faced day after day b ... the homeless people of Toronto, is more than atrocious. Our society is quick to assign blame, while homelessness has become synonymous with idleness, and lack of education. Stereotypes and selective p ... vidual suffering, but also the person's family, and the community as a whole.More often than not, a homeless person is one who had once been a productive member of society. The individual living this ...

(4 pages) 55 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Social Policy class assignment: Write an Opinion Paper on the documentary SHELTER (about homelessness in the US)

The film Shelter included a variety of interviews with homeless individuals. There was, for example, Eddie, a schizophrenic who watched his mother being ki ... who watched his mother being killed. He is unable to manage life. Eddie is one of many mentally ill homeless on the nations streets.Homelessness is a national social problem that is especially visible ... lem that is especially visible in larger cities, such as New York or Washington, DC. The problem of homelessness should be adequately acknowledged and treated. Unfortunately, many people are unaware o ...

(3 pages) 74 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays


Homelessness has been a growing concern globally. I was internally disturbed whenever I saw a homele ... concern globally. I was internally disturbed whenever I saw a homeless person. I always perceived a homeless person to be only men in dirty clothes with long white hair and beards asking for food and ... o be only men in dirty clothes with long white hair and beards asking for food and money. Nowadays, homeless individuals can either be men, women, and especially children. It was even harder to see ki ...

(3 pages) 82 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


A person is defined as being homeless when he/she lacks a fixed nightimeshelter. Therefore, we must rethink our views on whom we ... or go to the bathroom, which are allvital daily human needs which we all appear to take for granted.Homelessness is certainly not defined by those living in boxes, underbridges or at subway gates. Hom ... nderbridges or at subway gates. Homelessness is defined by a loss of controlover one's environment. Homelessness can result from violence torejection, to a breakdown of the family unit. The main cause ...

(2 pages) 94 0 4.5 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Argumentative essay

Both compelling arguments with many convincing points, yet the liberal's deterrent for the homeless would be more effective. Tending to the homeless with a mental illness would help them, yes ... but many others would not benefit. Thus it would be more logical to spend money on programs for all homeless people.Joseph Perkins, the conservative, believes he has an accurate insight of what the en ...

(1 pages) 1209 1 2.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

A memoir on Katrina Experiences in Arkansas

nth grader. Hurricane Katrina tore apart what little prestige I had before, and made me a beggar, a homeless person depending on the welfare of others, and all the while a jerk that looked down on the ...

(8 pages) 15 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

A Day With A Homeless Person

If I could spend a day with one person that I never met, I'd spend it with a homeless person named Charlie who lives in New York City. I have never been homeless. I've always ha ... y head and someplace warm to sleep with good food. I've always wondered what it would be like to be homeless and how I would survive. I think a day with Charlie would help me better understand him. He ... we talked about was where to sleep. He actually taught me a lot in this area. He told me that most homeless don't sleep in shelters. The reasons are many. First, you can't fall asleep with anything i ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Coming to the states: Descriptive essay about what I saw and felt when I first came to the US

, I was staring all around me even at the passers by. At the corner down one of the streets I saw a homeless person snuggled against some boxes, smoking his pipe away and staring a the sky. This remin ...

(1 pages) 47 2 4.8 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Dorothy day

ld all get the same necessities of life no matter where we stand financially. We should welcome the homeless into our homes and have "Christ Rooms" for them. But, why would people let a homeless perso ... to poverty. A hippie misconception is that poverty is an idyllic retreat from the hastles of life. Homelessness can actually be the result of a disaster, such as a flood, fire or earthquake or even t ...

(3 pages) 12 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Satire essay mayor rudolph giu

e SWAT vans to house any future criminals. Second, Giuliani has smartly segregated and arrested all homeless people in New York. Due to one disgustingly crude homeless person threw a brick at a random ... esque" rule over New York.In the second example - responding to an incident where a stupidly insane homeless person threw a brick at a random pedestrian, Giuliani has decided to wipe the streets of Ne ...

(3 pages) 886 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Police Role Description in the Media

he second story relates to that of a Social Servant. Police officers are being trained to deal with homeless people exhibiting unstable behavior. Instead of dragging a homeless person to jail or calli ...

(4 pages) 168 0 4.0 May/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Homelessness in Corpus Christi

�� Homelessness in Corpus Christi, TexasTraci LedfordUniversity of Phoenix, Axia CollegeHHS225Louise Mo ... risti, TexasTraci LedfordUniversity of Phoenix, Axia CollegeHHS225Louise MorrellJune 1, 2007�Homelessness in Corpus Christi, TexasTexas has the third largest homeless population in the country ... 000. The only two states ahead of Texas are New York and California (J-Quad and Associates, 2005).A homeless person is described as a person who "lacks a fixed, regular, adequate night-time residence, ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays