Misery and friendship represent the animal imagery used by Steinbeck through Candy 's dog. Carey’s dog portrays the misery during the 30 's when the Great Depression took part around the world. Carey’s dog compared to Candy himself as both characters are old and suffer from many injuries. Uninspiring, Candy 's dog suffers throughout the book from standing still to moving around with Candy. Friendship and misery take part as Candy 's dog follows Candy around but suffers all around, “his ancient dog lifted his head … peered … and then painfully got his feet” (28).
This shows that many men must have walked through this road to enter a lonely and miserable life, moving from ranch to ranch finding useless work. I think all the people living in the ranch are lonely. This proves this where Steinbeck
In the end, George is forced to make an extremely difficult decision that results in him taking on the rest of his life solo. This novel explores the effects of oppression on women, African Americans, and people with disabilities. First, the women of the Great Depression were oppressed greatly. In Of Mice and Men, Curley, the ranch owner’s son, has a wife that is not treated fairly. She confined to the small area of the farm and is often commanded to return to her home.
In conclusion, Crooks’ life is the definition of oppression during the 1930’s. He has poor living conditions and is oppressed by every person he so much as breathes the same air as. He sleeps next to animals instead of sleeping with all of the other men on the farm in the bunkhouse. Crooks’ character can be compared to the african american race during this time because of the great oppression that he faced, much like most other african americans, he was not going to fight back, as it was a war he knew he could not win
The antagonist in the novel which is Sarty’s father, rebels against these wealthy families and burns down their barns as vengeance, by doing this Abner is pushing his family into impoverishment. https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/fast_facts/1890_fast_facts.html Within the novel Faulkner provided his audience with a certain structure of writing he creates depth of characters by using lengthy descriptions of them. Furthermore, the descriptions of the writing would follow an object to validate the character. (Introduction of Sarty or Abner
Anton Shell Kaes points out that Hutter, a naive young man is ordered East just like the 1914 generation, and when he returns he is deeply traumatised, while his wife Ellen, who embodies the homefront, lives in fear. Hutter finds Orlok sleeping in his dirt filled coffin with his eyes creepily open (see Fig. 3), reminiscent of the war trenches where soldiers lived alongside their fallen comrades. The rats that infested the trenches and fed on the dead are the same rats that follow Orlok on the ship. While Dracula portrays the conflict between the disturbing otherness from the East and decent Victorian values, Nosferatu is the
Since the book came out in 1939, everyone has had a opinion on the ending to John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. It has a very controversial ending, that Steinbeck thought would name the last nail into the coffin, so to speak, on how bad the dust bowl and moving west really was. The ending starts when the Joad family is threatened with a flood, so they make their way to a old barn where they find a boy and his old father. The boy says his father is starving, and that he can’t keep anything solid down. He needs something like soup or milk.
“Barn Burning” is a very interesting story about a family and the hardships they face. Though the narrative focuses on Sarty Snopes, his father Abner causes many of the problems they encounter. Abner Snopes is a very cruel and negative father who does not grow throughout the story because of his hate towards others. In this story, Faulkner uses figurative language to characterize Abner.
(A Tale of Two Cities, p337-Collins classics) Hunger, anger, rage, revenge, extermination and justice! That was the reality of 1775 in France. The peasants became beggars and were more than sick and tired of the situation they were facing at that time. They were dictated by the Monarchy, the Nobles and the Catholic Church who indulged them with heavy taxes; no proper land to grow crops; no freedom of actions nor words, basically nothing. Left in agony they got nothing except a heart filled with remorse and vengeance to keep them warm during cold nights.
The Jungle portrays the harsh conditions in the meatpacking industry in cities like Chicago in the early 1900s. In chapter ten, it reads, “All day long the rivers of hot blood poured forth, until, with the sun beating down, and the air motionless, the stench was enough to knock a man over; all the old smells of a generation would be drawn out by this heat-for there was never any washing of the walls and rafters and pillars, and they were caked with the filth of a lifetime.” The image of the rivers of hot blood pouring forth makes readers shudder and feel so bad for these people who had to work there. Sinclair says the following about those who worked at the killing beds: “The men who worked on the killing beds would come to reek with foulness, so that you could smell one of them fifty feet away; there was simply no such thing as keeping decent, the most careful man gave it up in the end, and wallowed in uncleanliness. There was not even a place where a man could wash his hands, and the men ate as much raw blood as food at dinnertime.”
Throughout Jessica Walden’s writing in Chasing Loons, she argues that the locals in Rhineland, Wisconsin are careless and inconsiderate when it comes to sustaining the remaining population of the loons. She does this by explaining the condition in which the endangered birds, the loons, are living in. She describes the shores to be filled with beefy jerky wrappers and Mountain Dew cans, the trees to be filled with the loon’s natural predator, the eagle, and the slips of the docks surrounding the lakes to be littered with faded lifejackets and tackle. Walden writes about how the lakes that many of the birds live in are also inhabited by frequent lake goes who are not always courteous to the loons. Walden tells about one particular loon she finds
Abraham owes Selah Strong a debt and is trying to pay it off to him but maggots keep getting into the crop and destroying them. Selah is married to Abraham’s ex fiance, Anna Strong. Abraham goes to the Strong tavern, when Selah and Captain Joyce get into a fight. Selah gets blamed for the fight even thought it was Joyce’s fault and is sent to New Jersey. The next day Captain Joyce is found dead in the forest and Major Hewlett believes that Abraham killed him.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, the accumulation of dust in Miss Emily’s house reinforces her static and perverse character. The townspeople describe Emily’s house as full of “dust and shadows” (105), “lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps – an eyesore among eyesores” (98) for generations after generations. The house’s poor, dust-filled condition symbolizes its owner’s unflinching denial to new changes. Furthermore, the loss of her father drives Emily to act on her tenacious impulse to forestall time. Emily stubbornly holds onto her father’s body for three days, repeatedly claiming that “[he] was not dead” (101).
Prior to industrialization, the forests used to serve as buffer zones from the farms to naturally sift out much of the excess nutrients. With the growth of population, farms, and factories, thousands of acres of forest has been leveled, eliminating the natural barrier. Along with the with forest loss, the use of pesticides and chemicals has degraded the water so much that the Bay is currently on the Environmental Protection Agency 's "dirty waters" index.
Dr. Elizabeth Varon’s lecture portrayed the complex legacy of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th, 1865 in the context of what it symbolized for the South, the North, and African Americans, what it’s practical implications were, and how it differs from our modern rendering of the event into folklore. Depending on their allegiance to the Union or to the Confederacy, people perceived the events that transpired at Appomattox very differently. Dr. Varon first addresses Lee and the South’s view of Appomattox a restoration of peace, with no obligations for the South to repent or change their ways. It was a noble defeat in the eyes of the Confederates in which Lee “had not stooped his proud head one