Of Mice and Men is about two men who look for jobs after the Great Depression. Tortilla Flat is about how five men function in a small town. In Dubious Battle is about two men who helped a camp of pickers start a strike to raise their pay. Steinbeck illustrates the power of money to isolate and depress the characters, and, in doing this, calls attention to the negative consequences of money in the reader’s life. In order to increase the relatability of his audience-the common person, Steinbeck often makes the main characters of his books poor.
Sammy has already registered that, from Queenie’s view “the crowd that runs the A&P must look pretty crummy.” From that point on, Sammy was “enviously defensive by the notion that the underclad shoppers inhibited a higher social station than his own”- Sammy being a working class teenager. All the older people, who had wasted their lives away, sometimes even including his family and coworkers, were considered a waste, or even worse- sheep. The fact that Lengel felt enough of himself to confront this rich girl was enough to make Sammy
For example, it states “‘You have made so much money out of me,’ said the speculator”. This quote demonstrates that the people rejected Tom Walker because he had such high interest rates that made his client's “ dry as a sponge”. Tom was highly liked by the people because all he cared about was himself. Another element, the “feeling” of the scene, which is a description the author gives so the reader can have a sense of what the author is writing about. In the Thoreau’s essay, he is in jail and describes jail as an apartment.
Marley warns Scrooge that three other Spirits will be visiting him throughout the night, and will help convince him to change his ways. Although skeptical in the beginning, Scrooge begins to understand why he must change his ways, and he discovers what he can do to become a better person. Throughout most of the first chapter, Scrooge is very greedy. When two kind men come and ask Scrooge for a small donation to help benefit the poor Scrooge asks if any of the prisons or poorhouses are still in operation, and the men tell him: “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.” To which Scrooge replies with: “If they rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” Scrooge was already being greedy by not giving money to the men, but he was also being extremely rude by saying people should hurry up and die. Because of Scrooges greed, his employee suffers greatly, poor Bob Cratchit has to warm his hands by the candle because Scrooge keeps the coal-box in his room and surely would not let the clerk take even the smallest piece.
While reading the story “Flowers For Algernon”, one would realize the operation the main character, Charlie, was isolated socially by the procedure ment to increase his intellect. This is evident in the fact that Charlie feels that he has been isolated. This is particularly obvious in the passage “This intelligence has driven a wedge between me and all the people I once knew and loved”. This is equally as evident in the part in the story when charlie is forced to quit his job because of this intelligence. This is stated in the sentence “ Mr donnegan showed me a petition.
Huck Finn has things in common with the slaves because of his age. He is vulnerable and doesn’t have much say in things unlike an adult. In the book his father wants custody of him and the new judge in town grants it over him living with the Widow Douglas and Judge Thatcher even though his father is an alcoholic and abusive because he is a kid and is seen as property in a way like a slave. Another way age relates to the book and the social power lense is Huck’s father gets mad because Huck is going to school and learning to read and has a fortune. He says “I’ll learn people to bring up a boy to put on airs over his own father and let on to be better’n what he is.” This means he doesn’t want Huck to be better than him because he is his son.
Some of the time, he addresses his writing to Grant, as if writing a letter. Jefferson writes about the other men in prison and wonders why poor people seem to suffer so much more than the rich do. A few days later, Jefferson writes about Grant’s assertion that he is better than white people think.He says he has never done so much thinking in his life, and he begins to realize how little he has always expected of himself. The Monday before Jefferson’s execution, he writes that the sheriff, Mr. Pichot, and Mr. Morgan visit him in his cell. Jefferson hears Mr. Morgan and Sheriff Guidry talking about their bet.
Shook his head. When he spoke again, he sounded as baffled as he looked. ‘How can you call him your ‘friend?’’ But he is not my friend...he’s my servant!” (41) Amir thought, showcasing the opinion he created about Hassan. Working for Baba and Amir as servants, Hassan and his father are put below their bosses on the social hierarchy. These societal labels cloud Amir’s mind.
As he becomes successful in his prescribed role and becomes well known in the community, the narrator is accused of having selfish motives. He is sent away on new duties and is only brought back to his former job when things there fall apart. The narrator witnesses the killing of an unarmed former colleague by the police and organizes a march in protest without the sanction of the Brotherhood. The organization condemns his actions. Brother Jack says to him, “We do not shape our policies to the mistaken and infantile actions of the man on the street.
He shows this when he manages to complete his first Monday puzzle and his sarcastic imagined response from a stranger ,“You mean to say you’re only forty years old and you completed this puzzle all by yourself? Why, that’s practically unheard-of!” (Sedaris 203). Sedaris uses this made up scenario to bring out his underlining battle with not knowing who he is and the self loath he deals with leaving readers with no choice but to laugh at Sedaris’s experiences and thoughts. The audience gets a better look at what Sedaris is thinking of and how his personal conflicts affect him. Although he deals with constant self criticism he is about to talk about it in a sarcastic and funny manner causing the reader to laugh at their own insecurities rather than hate and stress about