We know only that in some strange and melancholy way we have become a wasteland” (Remarque 20). This excerpt can be interpreted to mean that the young soldiers are too young to have a real place like home, causing them to feel insignificant, but the older soldiers have a reason to live, for their “wives, children, occupations and interests.” The author uses the phrase, “taken no root,” to convey how the young soldiers have never been anywhere long enough to grow their “roots”, suggesting that they have no safe place, a place like home. This quote implies that the extreme confinement from loved ones have caused the soldiers to become secluded from their family, obliging them to think that they don’t have a purpose, and feeling like a “waste land.” The speaker refers to himself and the young soldiers as a “waste land” to symbolize that the men consider themselves insignificant, they perceive themselves as pawns in a chess game, causing repercussions to their familial relationship.
Symbolism in the Scarlet Ibis The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst is a short story full of symbolism between the antagonist Doodle and The Scarlet Ibis. Doodle’s family didn’t really want Doodle because he wasn’t as fortunate as most kids in term of his physical and mental health. The Scarlet Ibis symbolizes Doodle in his struggle to communicate and interact with the rest of society with his disabilities. The death and the color of the Scarlet Ibis represents Doodle and how he was alone just like the bird was alone and far from home.
Living conditions were far from sanitary because neither the families, nor country could provide a safe environment. Exposed to dampness, hunger, and an infestation of fleas, Frank and his family suffered this lower class stereotype both physically and emotionally. Throughout their time in America, because of their Irish descent, the McCourt’s had an established history of inadequate living conditions. Due to the lack of heat in their American home, and the dampness that occurred because of it, Frank’s family encounters the loss of baby sister Margaret after she develops pneumonia. “Bed, Dan!
According to San Jose State University, the bunkhouse of the white migrant workers serves, “as symbol of elite masculinity,” unlike the barn Crooks is forced to live in, which, “demonstrates [Crooks’s] society’s view of African Americans as subhuman.” Others on the farm view Crooks as a useless, bitter stable buck, who has no one as he is excluded from everything because of the color of his skin. Crooks, “Sits alone out [in the barn] at night, maybe readin’ books or thinkin’ or stuff” (69). The anguish felt by Crooks devours him, because he knows he will never have what he truly desires, which is the company of another. Crooks is considered by most to be the most lonesome character on the ranch, according to Novels for Students, as he lives in a state of, “Distrust [which] is the quality of the modern world in which people live in alienation from one another.”
In the essay “Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin, he expresses feelings of hate and despair towards his father. His father died when James was 19 years old from tuberculosis; it just so happens that his funeral was on the day of the Harlem Riot of 1943. Baldwin explains that his father isn’t fond of white people due to the racist past. He recalls a time when a white teacher brought him to a theater and that caused nothing but upset with his father, even though it was a kind act. Many events happened to Baldwin as a result of segregation, including a time where a waitress refused to serve him due to his skin color and Baldwin threw a pitcher of water at her.
The men could not provide for their families even in the way the Anglo’s had previously forced them to do so. Women were still supposed to go through a series of domestic lessons to learn how to take care of the children and the home. Everyone on the reservations became poor and malnourished as they had to line up once a month to try to get their ration of food for their families (Hudson, Lecture 18). It was demeaning and an insult to the Natives’ sovereignty. As everyone struggled for survival, gender roles within the weak social structure
Which his father funeral was also his nineteenth birthday. Baldwin also reveals that he was extremely scared of his dad. He and siblings thought of him as a bitter individual. Baldwin’s dad was extremely pleased about being black. He didn't have any white companions, and did not want his children to become friends with whites either.
This was not proving to be sufficient for the family of seven. My father narrated how many a times in a week they would go to bed hungry and starving. Life took a worse turn when my grandfather died leaving behind a family who could barely take care of their needs. My grandmother was a home
My grandpa Beto! My grandpa Beto, I called him Papanino or Pa, has profoundly affected my life by the unremarkable way to overcome his trails in life with an immense smile even though his father got kill during the revolution war in Mexico, consequently all they owned was taking away, his mother widower had no rights to the land, horses, and other animals they once owned, since back then the women ’s had no civil rights once the husband was decease ,therefore, my great-grandmother suffer deeply seeing his 9 children homeless therefore, my grandfather Beto started to work to support his mother, as a result of this big act of love for his siblings was not able to go to school, despite the fact that he did not learned how to write or read he was the smartest human being in the world.
(E. A. Robinson) The poem justifies that life seems difficult for every one. There 's Cory who has already everything but ends his life. In contrast, the townspeople who wished to become like him, who worked to live, used spiritual aspect to survive and gave sense to their lives. Cory who was "richer than a king" have no real surrounding which made him total loner.
He is unable to support himself and his family appears to be absent. The current diagnosed of Mr. Robinson is major depression disordered, single episodes of anxiety, severe psychotic episode features-seizures. He always appears to be unhappy, under a lot of pressure and his speech is slow when he contacts or visits with CCSS SOAR Representative Anya Lewis. His mobility is controlled and he continually pushes his wheel chair. His has severe back, legs, right knee, angle and foot illness causing pain and without his medication and can result in a seizure.
Their living conditions were incredibly poor including overflowing toilets, unfinished quarters, crowds, and lacking meals. People would leave for grueling field work because they hoped it’d be better than the camp. The authors go on to tell that Jeanne loses her family completely and rapidly. Her mother grows cold, her respectable father a drunkard, and her brothers nonchalant and blunt. Many people die in this chaos and we’re truly shown how some crisis break people beyond recovery, for example ‘Papa’ her honest, hard-working father
They ain 't got nothing to look ahead to” (Steinbeck 113).In the book some of the characters that have it the worst is crooks, Lennie, and curleys wife. Crooks is black so he isn’t allowed to socialize with the other men, Curleys wife feels very alone because her husband doesn’t care about her and she is the only girl on the farm. In the book, Curleys wife is portrayed as a very flirty person, she is married to the bosses son, her husband is a small man that picks fights with all the guys that are physically bigger than him.
Candy is an old man who is confined by his age and cannot do any real work. He cannot leave the farm because he does not have enough money to survive on his own. Steinbeck described Candy by writing, “Old Candy, the swamper, came in and went to his bunk, and behind him struggled his old dog,” (Page 43). The only thing that kept Candy company was his dog. His dog was too old to be any use, just like Candy himself, so he was shot by Carlson.