The Theme of Work in Harvest Song by Jean Toomer, On Dumpster Diving by Lars Eighner, I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen, and the We Can Do It Image

Humans constantly struggle with the idea of work; is it really necessary? Is it worth it? Will it pay off in the end? Some see it as the devil’s burden and others know that in order to create an outcome, work will have to be put in first.The question is, is work a necessity/necessary evil, … Read more

The Deep Mistrust of Scavengers in On Dumpster Diving, an Article by Lars Eighner

There are certain stigmas associated with one’s occupation – often times undeservingly so. In “On Dumpster Diving”, Lars Eighner explores a niche that many consider shameful or even taboo. However, Eighner’s vocation goes beyond the elicited acrimony. Deep within societal norms, ingrained into our very bones, exists a tenacious aversion and a deep mistrust of … Read more