A Tree grows in Brooklyn
By: Betty Smith
Beth: Not having at lot of money Why? Poor people are considered to not make a lot of money. Negative
Morgan: People in the lower class. Why? Low class doesn't make a lot of money. Negative
Nikki: Sparta, NC Why? They don't even have a Bojangles up there. Negative
Word used and impact in text
"It was one of the links between the ground-down poor and the wasteful rich."
"Losher's redeemed the stale bread from the dealers and sold it at half price to the poor."
The word poor provides a negative attitude and provides pitty for whoever the word is used towards. When I think of poor, I think of somebody on the side of the road asking for money. In the story, when they use poor this makes me feel sad for the kids who are having to sell trash for money. Poor makes a bigger impact on the reader by feeling pitty for the kids. The author could've just said, "the kids have a low-income", but this doesn't have the impact poor has on the text.