In this sentence, Carl Sandburg demonstrates the theme of having a sense of pride in where one lives. Sandburg tells us that his hometown is Chicago. He tells us of Chicago's problems. The city is "crooked" because of its criminality and its justice system. He also tells us that it is brutal, as inequality is rampant. However, he tells us that despite these problems, people from Chicago are extremely resilient and strong, and this fills him with a sense of pride.
This isn’t something you should tell to a British person, because we’re the country that gave birth to America as we know it today – but this fact really is true. When the first settlers set sail from England to America, they took with them the common tongue at the time, which was based on something called rhotic speech (when you pronounce the r sound in a word).
Charlie and Algernon are very different, yet peculiarly similar.
Charlie, of course, is a human and has a much bigger emotional variation than Algernon. Charlie has desires for love, sex, connection and relationships. Algernon is a mouse, so he has the desire for food. We don't see him wanting anything that Charlie wants throughout the novel. We can see, at the beginning of the novel, that Charlie and Algernon are similar in their simple mindedness. They are both dull, even at Algernon's farthest mental capacity, because they are naive. Once again, Algernon is a mouse, so he cannot have the emotional capacity of a human. Charlie in the beginning, because he is special ed, he has about the same mental and emotional capacity as Algernon.
One of the clients is in serious condition, and their dive boat has vanished—along with Julie's father, the only person who knows their whereabouts. It's only a matter of time before they die of hypothermia, unless they become shark bait first. Though Julie may not like her clients, it's up to her to save them all.