In order to repay his dept, Juana 's father has no different choice other than to cross the US-Mexico illegally and earn money abroad. Grande 's book describes Juana 's and her mother 's struggles to survive without their father/husband, whereby Lupe suffers a mental breakdown and gets arrested for killing of the creditor. Juana decides to find her later dead father ends in hers and Adelina 's acquaintance. At the end of the story, Adelina finds death at hand of her abusive boyfriend and Juana takes
Willy Loman is depressed, facing struggles in his job and with his family. His struggle really gets to him and he feels like he can't open up to anyone about it. He gets so mind boggled that he has flashbacks of an old friend talking to him and giving him advice. All of this going on while Biff is going downhill, and he faces troubles with his wife really pushes him over the edge. He ends up taking his own life.
first we see how things were going so well before the Depression hit in the movie James Braddock is making around $9,000 per fight but soon things change drastically a mass amount of people have house foreclosures people have to move into shanty villages called Hoovervilles which were made to mock the president at the time for his lack of care for the people of the country. Next in the movie The Struggle for people to eat and survive, in the movie James Braddock son eat food from the butcher shop so that they have enough to eat. things were hard for Braddock family just as it was for many people during the Depression their electricity got taken out they had to move into a one-bedroom house in at at one time that to send their kids away to live with a
In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair presents a wide range of corruption involving, blacklisting, political scams, and the mishandling of meat. During the early 20th century, immigrants in America were exposed to many forms of corruption. The Jungle is based in Packingtown, Chicago, a very crowded city. Here, lived an excess amount of very poor immigrants. As they were immigrants, they often did not realize they were taken advantage of until it was too late--if ever.
I earn $1.50 a day... our children, of course, are often very sickly... had to go without a meal...” He understood the hole himself and all other indigent persons were in and why they were in it. He recognized that the United States government and industrial powers were responsible for his never ending cycle of penury, and in his concluding statement he claimed that “They are doing everything of that kind to crush down the poor people - the poor operatives there.” Which henceforth manifested the maltreatment of the destitute individuals and the lack of justice. The poor were not the only individuals who were mistreated in American society, which was also entirely and unfortunately unexpected by incoming settlers.
He gets angry every time his fellow workers talk about their co-worker Paul Allen’ card because how well designed and expensive it costs. When watching this movie, I wondered why Patrick Bateman was envious of Paul Allen. If his dad owned the company, then getting a better designed card should not be a problem to man that lives a lavish lifestyle. As the movie goes on, Patrick goes home after work but uses the alley way where he sees a homeless man and his dog. He gives the man the impression that he was trying to help me out by giving me some money but brings out a knife and kills both the man and his dog exhibiting a psychotic behavior.
After Black Tuesday, business took a devastating economic blow which caused them to let go some of their employees. Discrimination played a huge role in the workplace, but African Americans were affected the worst. Most were laid off from their jobs before the whites and were often rejected when they apply for a job because of their race. Although in the shanty towns it is completely different, the people do not look at people 's color because basically everyone is poor.
After the various tragic events that have ruined Jurgis’s life, from his wife and child dying, to going to prison, becoming a beggar and mugger, he stumbles upon a Socialist political meeting. For a man in Jurgis’s situation, socialism seems like an ideal solution to his problems. It offers a fairness that the American system of capitalism lacks, it is the true equality that Jurgis wanted. The rich use and abuse the poor, as illustrated by
Sooner or later Jurgis would become aware of the horrible factory conditions that exploited the workers. He later became a victim himself. Jurgis witnessed the lack of sanitation. Such as: diseased animals mixed with the rest, rats crawling all over the meat, often the factories would hire extra staff just to keep pay down, and finally the incident that I find the most disgusting to happen is people falling into the meat chutes and everybody ignored it and left the people to be packaged like any other ground meat. The family was tricked into faulty business deals which forced everyone in the family to work.
Jem Finch In Harper Lee’s To Kill a MockingBird has a very large impact on the U.S because it is basically the sum up of what happened in the south in the 1930’s. The 1930’s was the time of the great depression and many people were poor and many people were laid off because companies couldn 't pay them. In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama it shows some of the poverty some of the families lived in and the racism in the south during this time.
The Jungle is a story that teaches people about the history of the meatpacking industry and how poor the working conditions were. The story follows Jurgis Rudkus and his newlywed wife Ona Lukoszaite; moreso Jurgis’s story and how his life turns out in America. Neither Jurgis nor Ona originated in America. Jurgis seems to go through problem after problem in the story, and that is the theme of the story. The story teaches great history on how the United State’s industries used to be.
The Portrayal of Slavery in Antebellum Louisiana in Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave In his memoire Twelve Years a Slave, illegitimately enslaved Solomon Northup does not only depict his own deprivations in bondage, but also provides a deep insight into the slave trade, slaves’ working and living conditions, as well as religious beliefs of both enslaved people and their white masters in antebellum Louisiana. Northup’s narrative is a distinguished literary piece that exposes the injustice of the whole slaveholding system and its dehumanizing effect. It is not a secret that the agriculture dominated the economy of antebellum Louisiana (Louisiana: A History 183). Therefore the Southern planters needed relatively cheap workforce to cultivate
For a majority of the outside world, the United States of America was more than just a country. Many people from Europe, Asia and all over would do just about anything for the opportunity to move to America and pursue the well-known “American Dream”. Many foreigners immigrated to America with hope that the American Dream would allow them to work towards a successful career. However, in the early 1900’s this dream was far out of reach for most. Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel, The Jungle, depicts the harsh environment and conditions of the Chicago meat packing industry as well as the amount of working class poverty.