In this problem, x meant the number of cats and y meant the number of birds. In order to have a meaningful system of equations, we need to know what each variable represents. If we can master this skill, we'll be sitting in the catbird seat.
People who are different from others or have a disability are sometimes pitied by the public. In David J. Birnbaum’s personal essay, “The Catbird Seat”, he discusses the changes he experienced from the public and from himself as a result of his disability. Some people pity people with disabilities repeatedly, and the disabled person may begin taking advantage of the pity he or she receives from others. Therefore, there comes a time when a person accepts his or her disability, and accepts the kindness or pity from others. Acknowledging the kindness or pity from others may cause disabled people to take advantage of people who are being nice to him or her.
Goodbar, the married-to-the-Mob Kay in The Godfather, the fed-up wife in Shoot the Moon, John Reed’s lover and journalistic comrade-in-arms in Reds), it is her comedic gifts that have put and kept her in the catbird seat.
Birnbaum, David J. “The Catbird Seat.” Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader andGuide. Ed. Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell. : Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. 223-225. Print.
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