University of Chicago
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Born worker – Raymond Run Character
Born Worker is a short story that talks about a young man his name is Jose . Jose and his cousin Arnie came from different backgrounds . Jose was born to work . one day Arnie came to Jose and told him we must work together we must open a business doing odd jobs for people but what happens that Jose does all the work and Arnie just sit around . One day they were called to clean a pool for an old man his name is Mr.clemens as usual Arnie sit and Jose does all the work .But when the old man falls into the pool and cracks his head open Jose stays with him ( even thought Arnie wanted to ran away so he wouldn’t get into trouble). After what happened with Jose he realizes that he care about helping people unlike his cousin he cares about repetition . while also Raymond Run is a short story that talks about a girl named squeaky and a boy named Raymond squeaky is Raymond younger sister, squeaky is responsible to take care of he younger brother Raymond .
Squeaky like running she run in lots of events and she always win . squeaky hates gretchel while also gretchel was her competitor, on the day of the race squeaky wins the race but she realizes that she can do many things other than racing . There are some differences and similarities between both stories, Born Worker and Raymond Run . The language in both stories were in the colloquial ( language is spoken day to day ) it was in colloquial so it can help the reader visualize squeaky as an African American girl and her attitude that was not acceptable for some people in Raymond Run story . While also in Born worker story the language was in colloquial so the reader can imagine the poor guy Jose and his miserable life , and how kind he is because he always care to do right thing unlike his cousin Arnie he cares about reputation . usually colloquial language are used in both stories so it make the characters seem real and make the story more to real life .
The theme in the both stories were different in Raymond Run story the theme was don’t under estimate other so in “Raymond Run” story squeaky thought that Raymond cant run and he’s a special need but then she realizes that he can run so don’t underestimate others and in Born worker the theme was Responsibility and human obligation so in “Born Worker “story Jose was responsible of his family and he went work so he can get some money because he is in a poor class while also the theme in Born worker story was human obligation because Jose help Mr.clemens when he falls in the pool and his head cracked.
In a conclusion I want to say that I learned many things from those two stories I learned to be responsible and we must not judge the book by its cover and I liked those stories because they make me learn new things and the make me more aware how people live and how people can do anything just to get money .