Mike Dick Fagan Analysis

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Fagan claims that rather than doing half-hearted programs, the nation needs to commit both emotionally and economically in order to save the whole generation of old homeless men (336). By describing Mike Dick, a 51-but-looks-like-a-66 homeless man, Fagan reminds the readers about the typical image of the homeless men they would see on the streets (335). But besides the dirty and shabby appearances, nobody knows what these men have been enduring every day, how many diseases they have been suffering from, or the fact that almost every one of them grew up poor or abused and never had a chance to live a normal life (Fagan 334-336). As for Mike, "his mother died a month after giving birth to him, and [he lived with a drunk father. When he turned

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