Plum Plum Pickers Essay
In The passage “Plum Plum Pickers, the author says that men are “built to experience a certain sense of honor or else there dead before they die”. The Authors Phrase shows the importance of a mean experiencing honor.
In Plum Plum Pickers it shows that Manuel, the picker, is a very hard worker. Manuel worked without complaining. Manuel didn’t care of what type of work he did, he worked hard during his job. The author Raymand Barrio’s, compares Manuel as a brute many times “the hot dry air sucking every drop of living moisture from his brute body”. The Reasson why Manuel is being compared as a brute is because of how hard he works and because of the type of job he had.
The comparisons the author made of Manuel, showed that Manuel was a strong worker and goes through his job beastly. The passage compares Manuel as automatic, because of the way he did his job. The author comparing Manuel to Brute or etc, show that his job and a big part of his life. Manuel’s hard work brings honor to his character, and to his job.
The author described how Manuel looked in his job, his description made Manuel’s character seem miserable. “the twigs tearing at his shirt sleeves”, “tiredness drained his spirit of will, exhaustion drained his mind”, “his fingers burned”. These quotes make it look like Manuel is miserable and he suffers from working so hard at his job. Even tough the author makes Manuel feel miserable, he has honor in him. Manuel stood up for him self against his boss, kicking the buckets of cots, defending him self and his workers, by saying no to Roberto Morales the boss, Roberto wanted to take some money of the workers day pay, but Manuel did not allow it.
Manuel showed self respect and courage for standing up for him self, protecting his honor by not letting his boos go on with his lies and dirty schemes. Roberto wanted what was promised to him and his workers. Even do Manuel is a miserable workers or does not have the perfect life, he experienced something important, something that shows who is really is, Manuel experienced what every man should experience in their life, experiencing honor.