02.09.2019
 How the Other Half Lives Essay

EnglishВ 11В

AprilВ 10th, В 2014

" HowВ TheВ OtherВ HalfВ Lives” isВ anВ articleВ aboutВ theВ moreВ poorВ sideВ ofВ theВ streets. В JacobВ Riis, В aВ manВ thatВ understoodВ thisВ wayВ ofВ life, В wantedВ toВ exposeВ howВ theВ poorВ hadВ toВ liveВ onВ theВ streets. В JacobВ RiisВ understoodВ theВ wayВ theseВ peopleВ livedВ becauseВ heВ hadВ beenВ throughВ muchВ ofВ itВ himself. В OnlyВ throughВ hisВ eventualВ riseВ toВ fameВ wasВ heВ ableВ toВ exposeВ this. В ThisВ articleВ hadВ receivedВ veryВ manyВ praisesВ butВ alsoВ veryВ manyВ criticisms. В В JacobВ RiisВ wasВ bornВ inВ Ribe, В Denmark. В AmongВ hisВ 15В siblingsВ onlyВ heВ andВ twoВ othersВ survivedВ intoВ theВ twentiethВ century. В HeВ hadВ aВ happyВ childhoodВ butВ experiencedВ muchВ tragedyВ whenВ heВ wasВ elevenВ yearsВ old. В HisВ brother, В Theodor, В hadВ drowned. В JacobВ wasВ extremelyВ shakenВ byВ hisВ mother'sВ grief. В WhenВ JacobВ wasВ elevenВ orВ twelveВ yearsВ old, В heВ hadВ donatedВ allВ theВ moneyВ heВ hadВ toВ poorВ familyВ inВ hisВ town. В TheВ onlyВ conditionВ wasВ theyВ hadВ toВ keepВ theВ houseВ veryВ clean. В WhenВ heВ informedВ hisВ motherВ ofВ hisВ actionsВ sheВ wentВ toВ helpВ theВ poorВ family. В Jacob'sВ fatherВ wantedВ himВ toВ pursueВ aВ literaryВ careerВ butВ JacobВ hadВ theВ aspirationsВ toВ beВ aВ carpenterВ instead. В WhenВ heВ wasВ sixteenВ heВ wasВ doingВ workВ asВ anВ apprenticeВ carpenterВ forВ aВ company. В JacobВ hadВ becomeВ veryВ fondВ ofВ theВ ownerВ ofВ theВ companiesВ daughter, В whoВ wasВ onlyВ 12. В TheВ ownerВ ofВ theВ businessВ disapprovedВ ofВ this, В andВ JacobВ wasВ forcedВ toВ completeВ hisВ apprenticeshipВ inВ Copenhagen. В HeВ returnedВ backВ homeВ whenВ heВ wasВ nineteenВ onlyВ toВ

findВ aВ lackВ ofВ jobsВ soВ heВ didВ whatВ anyoneВ elseВ wouldВ doВ duringВ thisВ timeНѕВ emigrateВ toВ theВ UnitedВ States. В JacobВ wentВ throughВ veryВ manyВ unimaginableВ hardshipsВ inВ hisВ timeВ inВ America, В thoughВ hisВ breakВ wouldВ come. В " JacobВ Riis. " В JacobВ Riis. В N. g., В n. deb. В Web. В 11В Apr. В 2014. В

RiisВ arrivedВ inВ NewВ YorkВ onВ JuneВ 5, В onВ thatВ dayВ spendingВ halfВ ofВ theВ moneyВ hisВ friendsВ hadВ givenВ himВ onВ aВ revolver. В AfterВ fiveВ days, В duringВ whichВ heВ usedВ almostВ allВ hisВ money, В RiisВ gotВ aВ jobВ asВ aВ carpenterВ atВ Brady'sВ BendВ IronВ WorksВ nearВ Pittsburgh. В HeВ wentВ backВ toВ carpentryВ afterВ onlyВ aВ fewВ daysВ ofВ this. В HeВ returnedВ toВ NewВ York, В havingВ pawnedВ mostВ ofВ hisВ possessionsВ andВ withoutВ money, В andВ triedВ toВ enlistВ atВ theВ FrenchВ consulateВ butВ wasВ toldВ thatВ theyВ wereВ notВ sendingВ aВ volunteerВ armyВ fromВ America. В HeВ thenВ reachedВ theВ pointВ whereВ heВ hadВ toВ pawnВ hisВ revolver. В AfterВ thatВ heВ walkedВ outВ ofВ NewВ YorkВ untilВ heВ hadВ collapsedВ ofВ exhaustion. В AВ catholicВ priestВ foundВ himВ andВ servedВ himВ breakfast. В AfterВ aВ briefВ periodВ ofВ farmВ workingВ andВ oddВ jobsВ atВ RiisВ returnedВ toВ NewВ YorkВ whereВ heВ readВ inВ theВ newspaperВ thatВ theВ newspaperВ wasВ recruitingВ soldiersВ forВ theВ war. В WhenВ heВ gotВ thereВ RiisВ foundВ thatВ theВ rumorВ wasВ trueВ butВ thatВ heВ hadВ arrivedВ tooВ late. В HeВ pleadedВ withВ theВ FrenchВ consul, В whoВ expelledВ him. В HeВ madeВ variousВ otherВ attemptsВ toВ enlist, В noneВ successful. В AsВ autumnВ beganВ RiisВ wasВ stillВ withoutВ aВ job. В HeВ survivedВ onВ scavengedВ foodВ andВ handoutsВ fromВ andВ sleptВ inВ publicВ areasВ orВ inВ aВ policeВ lodgingВ house. В AtВ oneВ timeВ Riis'sВ onlyВ companionВ wasВ aВ strayВ dog. В OneВ morningВ heВ awokeВ inВ aВ lodgingВ­houseВ toВ findВ thatВ hisВ goldВ locketВ hadВ beenВ stolen. В HeВ complainedВ toВ theВ sergeant, В whoВ becameВ enragedВ andВ expelledВ him. В RiisВ wasВ devastated. В HeВ leftВ NewВ YorkВ onВ aВ ferry. В ByВ doingВ oddВ jobsВ andВ stowingВ awayВ onВ freightВ trains, В RiisВ eventuallyВ

reachedВ PhiladelphiaВ whereВ heВ appealedВ toВ theВ DanishВ Consul. В MyhlertzВ sentВ RiisВ withВ aВ suitВ toВ anВ oldВ classmate. В RiisВ workedВ asВ aВ carpenterВ inВ ScandinavianВ communitiesВ inВ theВ westernВ partВ ofВ theВ state. В HeВ alsoВ reachedВ financialВ stabilityВ toВ findВ theВ timeВ toВ experimentВ asВ aВ writer. В RiisВ wasВ inВ muchВ demandВ asВ aВ carpenter, В aВ majorВ reasonВ beingВ theВ lowВ pricesВ heВ charged. В However, В hisВ employersВ exploitedВ hisВ efficiencyВ andВ lowВ rates, В andВ RiisВ returnedВ toВ NewВ York. В HeВ wasВ aВ veryВ successfulВ salesmanВ becomingВ promotedВ toВ salesВ representativeВ ofВ themВ forВ Illinois. В ButВ inВ ChicagoВ heВ wasВ cheatedВ ofВ...