“What happens when you are not taken care of properly, at work?” This is a question, Catherine Donohue and her friends/co-workers had to face, in Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. I was amazed by the fact that the play is based on a true story about The Radium Dial Girls and their contributions to history. For director Sally J. Robertson to present it to the public is a constant reminder on how important the role of women has changed in society. After watching the play, it was incredible being both entertained and educated at the same time.
The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the world. It began in the United States when the stock market crashed in October 1929. Everybody was sent into a panic and millions of investors were wiped out. Unemployment levels began to rise after consumer spending and investment dropped, while stock prices continued to increase. Companies started to lay off their workers, and soon nearly thirteen to fifteen million people in America were without jobs. The people who were lucky enough to keep the job they had were paid much less than they were before. More and more people were becoming homeless, and some were struggling to support their family. President Franklin D. Roosevelt put reform and relief measures into place,
I'm the movie Cinderella Man, James Braddock starts off as a strong middle-class regular American. The economy is going well. James and his family live in a nice neighborhood. James wins fights and overall is having a pretty good life as an American. James is an excellent well known boxer. James Braddock is married to a woman named mMae and they have three kids with eacother; two bioys and one girl. Maeb knew that boxing was his life from the moment she met him. Mae unlike other relatives cannot assure herself into watching his brutal fights. Mae supports her husband because it is at that time the only profession he can do that keeps a roof over their head. Just like every other American at that time James has a tremendous life changing experience.
he Great Depression was a time of huge economic downfall. During this time period people lost their homes, money, and everything they had ever earned. Millions of people were affected, including the middle and lower classes, who would just become poorer. People in upper classes, even dropped to the lower class. This downfall began on October 29, 1929, and the leading cause was the crash of the stock market. Those who put their money into stocks lost almost everything, including the Braddock family. In the movie Cinderella Man, James Braddock and his family show the struggle of life during the great depression. James, with no work available, struggled to win fights in boxing, in order to put food on the table for his family. Overall, Cinderella Man depicted many of the different aspects of the depression, and can provide a good explanation of what it was like for many families during that time.
Have you ever overcame problems that you thought you never could? Well many people have also. A man named James J. Braddock and his family in the film “Cinderella Man” struggled and overcame challenges brought on by the Great Depression in the 1930’s. The Great Depression was the most darkest and long-lasting downturn in American history. And it all began after the stock market crash in October 1929. Many families suffered from economic hardships as well as emotional distress. Therefore the Braddock family overcame there challenges which are not having much to eat, not having money, and not having a place to live.
To start, Cinderella Man portrays the hard life of James J. Braddock, who was a professional boxer and had much success early on, then struggled because he broke
In the book the Color of Water, Hunter Jordan, James ' stepfather, died of a sudden stroke when he was younger. His mother first married a man named Andrew McBride, that was James’ biological dad, but was only alive to see the moment where his mother, Ruth, re-married to Hunter. When he had died each one of them had a different way of grieving. Ruth rode a blue bicycle Hunter had brought in before he died. For example, James explains how his mother rides the bike around everyday and “... what the world thought of her, a nonchalance in the face of what i perceived to be imminent danger from the blacks and whites who disliked her for being a white person in a black world.” (McBride 8). She ignored everyone and everything that came across her.
The play, “ A Raisin in the Sun” authored by Lourraine Hasenberry holds a very unique title that refers to Langston Hughes’s poem “A Dream Deferred.” Langston’s poem is about dreams and what happens to those dreams are not fulfilled. Hassenberry wrote her play about a poor African American family by the name of the Yongers. Mrs. Younger, Walter Lee, and Beneatha all have there own individual dreams. , But are consistently being differed.
“It’s not easy, trying to become a contender.” ~ Mr. Donatelli, The Contender. Do you know where you are going to be in 7 years? Or at least where you are planning to be. You need to work hard ,and try your best, whether it’s going to school and paying attention or going on a diet and believing in it. An example of working hard could be, how Alfred wanted to become a contender because he wanted to succeed at something. Also, he had heard so much about his nephew Jeff, who’s in college, and because his teacher friend Spoon, had encouraged him to think about his future, as did his uncle. In sum, There are many themes to The Contender like, working hard to succeed, not giving up, and not going down the wrong path.
In this novel, the character Minny Jackson comes across many obstacles. As the novel, goes on she eventually begins to find herself more, and gets the courage to finally free herself from the power of her husband, Leroy, as well as Miss Hilly. When you find you find confidence and strength, you can get out of a bad situation.
A Raisin in the Sun addresses major social issues such as racism and feminism which were common in the twentieth century. The author, Lorraine Hansberry, was the first playwright to produce a play that portrayed problematic social issues. Racism and gender equality are heavily addressed throughout the play. Even though we still have these issues today, in the 1950’s and 60’s the issues had a greater part in society. Racism and gender have always been an issue in society, A Raisin in the Sun is an important piece of American history during that time period. The famous play shows the audience the life it was like to live as a black female, and shows the struggles that the Young family faced being the first African American family to move into a white neighborhood. This play is considered a
The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair is a book about the family of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant family, moving to America and having to work in meat packing plants in Chicago in the early 1900’s. Cinderella Man directed by Ron Howard is a movie that takes place during the Great Depression in the 1930’s is about a American boxer, James Braddock, that has to survive with little money after getting hurt and not being able to box. Jurgis Rudkus and James Braddock are very similar throughout this book and movie. They go through hard times, but in the end they get what they want and have a much better life. In this essay I will compare and contrast their physical traits, relationships, and emotional traits throughout the book and movie.
Have you ever imagined living through life without a steady job, no money, or no food? Both of the characters in these stories endured all of those things. Jurgis and James had many different experiences and many similar experiences throughout their lifetimes. Upton Sinclair wrote a book, The Jungle, describing a young, late teen’s man named Jurgis Rudkus and his family. His family and he moved to America in the early 1900’s looking for a better life. In the film Cinderella Man, directed by Ron Howard, James Braddock had immediate success as a boxer. James ended up being hit by the great depression and losing everything including his source of income through boxing. Both of these men encountered events throughout their lives that many other
The true story of James J. Braddock’s boxing career as depicted in the film The Cinderella Man pays a major tribute to the hard working, loyal and honest man struggling to make ends meet during one of the United States most trying times: The Great Depression. The Great Depression was era known for people who were starving, stealing, and corruption. Braddock is the epitome of a hero as he fought against said evils while simultaneously fighting against some of the top ranking boxers of his time. While the most obvious theme of the film is that of the class barrier between Braddock and the other boxers, there are also conventions such as the depiction of obedience as well as examples of typical gender roles that were present in the common families
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