Two Scavengers - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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  • Created by: Lihanam
  • Created on: 17-05-11 20:35

What is Two Scavengers about?

 It is about social class and democracy. Explores the American belief that all men are created equal but shows the reality that this is not the case.

In the 1960's 'beautiful people' were hippies who renounced material wealth as meaningless - makes you question whether the couple are really 'beautiful' and invites you to think about what beauty and success is.

Techniques used

  • Juxtaposition - opposing images of 'grungy' men and 'elegant couple' - are they really that different? Whose life is better?

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