She has no one on the farm to talk to besides her husband. Curley’s wife lives in very poor and lonely conditions as no one wants to talk to her, and on top of that Curley treats her as if he owns her and decides what she can and cannot do. We come to learn at the end of Curley’s wife 's role at the end of the book how she really feels and we discover that she regrets not being an actor and regrets coming to the ranch. She also opens up by saying that she doesn’t even like Curley. Curley and his wife 's marriage is loveless and she wishes she could get out of it and have some attention.
The Wretched Lives of Workers America during the early 20th Century was a time full of selfish capitalists and the poverty-stricken workers who paid for their success. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, captures this perfectly with the portrayal of Jurgis Rudkus. Jurgis is a newly immigrated person to the United States with his family when they realize they need jobs and a place to live. Throughout the book, Jurgis finds new jobs such as in meat factories and fertilizer plants but loses them as well. The book is full of tragedies ranging from Jurgis losing his job to the death of his wife and child.
Secondly, Harriet wanted a social change because she had seen and went through the difficulty of it at such a young age. This caused her to notice how little freedom, if such, they had. Also, she knew that no one should have to go through such torture without any sort of protection. Moreover, they had limited supplies for the year and only had one day for themselves, which wasn’t fair considering the fact that they worked 6 days of the week all year. After all, some slaves had tried to escape, which she witnessed, but if “caught, would be whipped, and finally sold to the chain gang,” the text states.
However, just because they did not need slaves does not mean that they were not pro-slavery. Just about everyone in the typical Yeoman farmer family had a job or chores they were required to do to help out on the land and they often dreaded it. For example, men had to tend to the plantations while women tended the house. Children even had to help gather and collect items and food necessary to keep the family going. Yeoman farmers were also craftsman skilled in carpentry and blacksmithing therefore they were able to produce some income.
After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
This becomes apparent when Elvia’s menarche, completely horrifies her and is clueless as to why it occurs. Furthermore, she has no knowledge of how sex works and is denied the proper resources to help care for her child. At no point in her life is she allowed to actually enjoy her womanhood and is forced into subservience until eventually being forced to be contentment with a less than average man simply because he wasn’t abusive. At all turns, Elvia throughout her life was forced to deal with the shortcomings of Honduran society in the aspects of class inequality, the prevalence of machismo, and the oppression of femininity. From being denied an education simply because she was both poor and a woman.
Orleanna hates her husband for making their family live like this. In Excerpts from the Awakening, Kate Chopin conveys that women deserve the same freedoms as men, so when Edna sets out to find her independence, much like Orleanna, who is tired of being treated poorly by her no good husband, it creates a connection between the stories. Orleanna appears to be a good mother who keeps her kids in check, and in line, for the most part. Her children aren’t too thrilled about being stuck in the Congo on their trip, but they all have to do what their father says. Orleanna obeys her husband Nathan during the beginning of the book because she is too afraid to step out of line because she knows how Nathan gets when he
Such as Curley’s wife who barely have anything to do but to walk around the ranch and watch the men doing their work, until she told Lennie that she “don't like Curley...he ain’t a nice feel”(89). With Curley’s wife saying this it shows that she never wanted to be with him. That might also be why she walks around the ranch all day long, to get away from Curley. She only “married Curley”(88) to get away from her mother. She wanted to get away because she wanted to get as far away from her.
“Have you ever looked into the eyes of a man with his throat cut and the blood pouring out between his fingers…” a quote from Mr.Meeker (Collier and Collier 21). Tim knows, he lost half of his small family because of it. The men who lose limbs or are injured badly are reminded of how painful and vile it was every day of their lives. The men who survive have no shoes or food, and travel in the snow and mud of the winter. These men fight for glory, but dying are for food, they now know the true reality of
One of these forms is the long hours they have to work without taking any rest. For example, Mary has made Moses work for long hours to finish the cleaning of the bathroom. She does not even let him take some rest or to have his lunch. The narrator describes how Mary feels about the natives: “She never thought of natives as people who had to eat or sleep: they were either there, or they were not, and what their lives were when they were out of her sight she had never paused to think” (GS 74). Furthermore, Mary mistreats one of her servants physically by whipping him for taking a rest while she has been leading the farm during Dick’s sickness.