Have you ever realized how lucky you really are when you are driving under abridge or in poor part of town and you see a homeless person begging for work orfood, or do you just drive by and act as though you never saw the horrible siteand go on about your buisness? Just like in the book "Les Miserables"Fantine becomes homeless to take care of her daughter, who she gae to theThenardiers, for what she thought was a better life. Everywhere you go,everwhere you look, there is always someone less fortunate than you, some placesmore than others. Homeless people come from all walks of life. Anyone can becomehomeless, you could be born to a rich or just well-off family and end up under abridge across town.
Have you ever wondered, what are some situations homelesspeople find themselves in every day liek Fantine did? Homeless people aren’t asfortunate as people with roofs over their heads. THey have to search up and downto find a place to sleep where they won’t be awaken by a police officer whodoesn’t like where they are. But regardless of who these people are, they arestill people, ;who come from all walks of life, all races, andreligions; (Marx 4). Although many were born into homelessness or werebrought down to it by their parents, many have lost their jobs during economicchanges of the 1980’s and weren’t able to find other work, either because theywere to old to be hired or didnt’ have the correct skills (Marx 4). All over theworld people because of the way they look and mainly becuse they arent’ to thelevel of society the average person is on.
But not only adults are homeless,teenagers and children are living on the streets as well. Many are;runaways and throwaways; (Hyde 52) Just because you dont’ see theswaarms and swarms of children living on the street, it doesn’t mean they arent’there. Seven hundred fifty thousand to one million three hundred thousand boysand girls are homeless because they are runaways from either broken, abusive, ordysfunctional families. But many also come from being thrown out of their homes,some for reasons and some for no reasons at all. (Hyde 52).
But either way itsno excuse to throw your child out on the street. But all teenagers, children andadults all need places to live ("Homeless in America" 146). Thousandsof Americans stay in shelters each week ("Homelessness"). Shelterssuch as church basements, old hotels or even buildings built for sheltersusually always stay full (Marx 4). Every day people are turned away adn evensome have given up on finding a bed to sleep in (marx 4).
So jsut like Fantinehad to "sell herself" just to make it along, people on the streets aredoing this everyday just to get a warn meal to eat (Hugo 97). Next time you aredriving out of town don’t look out your window and think poor soul, do somethingthe best way you can, even if it is just giving a bottle of water.English Essays .