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Topics: Sentence, Rube Goldberg, Rube Goldberg machine Pages: 4 (1427 words) Published: December 11, 2012
Art for heart’s sake.

1 - The text under consideration is entitled “Art for heart’s sake”, written by Reuben Goldberg – an American sculptor, cartoonist and writer, who was born in San Francisco. After graduating from the University of California in 1904 he works as a cartoonist for a number of newspapers and magazines. He produced several series of cartoons all of which were highly popular. Among his best works are “Is There a Doctor in the House?” (1929), “Rube Goldberg’s Guide to Europe” (1954) and “I Made My Bed” (1960). In his works, the author brings into sharp focus the human needs and treasured basic human values. 3 - One more work of Goldberg, where he develops the theme of human values – the theme: art and money is the story «Art for heart’s sake». 2 - The story is told by the author. He is a person who knows everything about the facts and characters but does not take any part in the action of the story. He tells about an old man Collis P. Ellsworth who lives in the American state Iowa. He is very rich but has problems with his health because of his disastrous purchases. As a treatment he is engaged in art. Despite that he can’t draw, his picture won the first prize. But actually, we learn at the end that he bought this gallery. 4 - The author with the help of humor story takes up a very serious idea. He says that every man has his understanding of art, and for somebody art means the opportunity to buy this art. 5- The story begins with the dialogue between Mr. Ellsworth and his male nurse Koppel, when he brought pineapple juice. The servant behaves very politely because he works by Ellsworth and earns money for this polite. Such attitude and care the author shows with epithets “gently, good”. Mr. Ellsworth by-turn is irritable, nervous, capricious and rude. It is expressed with metonymy “Pineapple juice” to name his nurse and such word as “snapped or grunted” in the situation when Koppel propose him juice, and with rude...
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