Read the following two passages exerted from “Faces of Learning” and “Young and Isolated” respectively, and then articulate what you think about one of the questions below.
Faces of Learning – Maritza Brito
New York Times Piece – Young and Isolated
“Lowell and Richmond embody many of the structural forces, like deindustrialization and declining blue-collar jobs, that frame working-class young people’s attempts to come of age in America today. The economic hardships of these men and women, both white and black, have been well documented. But often overlooked are what the sociologists Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb in 1972 called their “hidden injuries” — the difficult-to-measure social costs borne by working-class youths as they struggle to forge stable and meaningful adult lives.”
- Q1: What do you notice about each author’s word choice?
- Q2: What kind of voice and point of view are used?
- Q3: How does the style of each source relate to its audience and purpose?