Poverty is to be very poor. In this book, the Cunningham’s and the Ewells represent poverty because they are very poor, therefore, they have to do many things for their families. The last thing that is an example of this book is domestic violence. Mayella Ewell is the main character that represents this because she was “beaten” by Tom Robinson in her accusation. Racism, is the first thing that comes to mind in this chapter.
The most significant event of the twentieth-century emergencies the societies classes diversity and struggle. The novel, The Jungle penned by Upton Sinclair attempts to display the lower class economic and social challenges by exemplifying the difficulties of a Lithuanian immigrant family.The predicament situation of Jurgis and his family reveals the dark side of the capitalism, therefore, additionally, it revealed the bourgeoisie class dominance and exploitation of the proletariat class. Throughout the novel, Jurgis and his family encounter varied difficulties from being unable to find a proper job to several deaths followed one after another due to their harsh living conditions which result in the family separation nevertheless the children’s
Poverty is “...the most savage of all human afflictions” (1). It “...[spreads] like a cancer” through generations that become ever more powerless to “...mobilize their efforts against it” (1). Nowhere is this more clear than in Gordon Parks’ essay, “Flavio’s Home”. Parks vividly retells the story of a young boy, Flavio de Silva, and his family as they struggle to survive on grossly less than the bare minimum in the slums of Rio. He shows that poverty breeds hunger and ultimately, death.
Matthew the creator of the review acknowledges the poor living conditions and the epidemic diseases of the times. The reviewer further goes on to summarize the novel and explains the immigrant ethnicities and how they played a role to giving examples of the living conditions in the tenements. The second person to review the novel Roy describes the novel of the many people who died during The Progressive era. He goes on to speak of the segregation of the ethnicities and also the separation of the wealthy and people living in poverty. Further in the review he gives a short biography of the
Dostoevsky uses Raskolnikov Romanovitch to claim that people must accept and overcome their suffering in order to feel remorse and establish a new life. Raskolnikov lives “crushed by poverty,” “hopelessly in debt to his landlady”, and feels guilty about the murder of Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna (1). His physical and mental state reflect his suffering; not only is he delirious most of the time, but is also sick and blames “the weakness of fever” for what he is feeling (77). He constantly lives in a state of denial, though small steps lead to the acceptance of the crime, first seen when he desires to confess to Nikolay at the police station. After he confesses to Sonia, she aids him by offering her sympathy, love, companion and offers him
An initial reading of “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair might appear to be literary fiction, further analysis suggest that it is primarily a work of propaganda. Sinclair uses the protagonist of the story, Jurgis Rudkus to show the difficulties the family went through. In “The Jungle” immigrants were not treated right and Sinclair exposes the human flaws of people to show how the lower class society was mistreated. The family experiences this when “Ona was sexually harassed” (chapter 15) by an upper class, puppet to the capitalist society, Conner. This disgusting man took advantage of a poor immigrant girl.
They’re trying to say he stole it!’”(93) When Joey went outside with Tommy, he got pinned against George’s car by the police. Here it is clearly evident that because Joey is Mexican, he can be falsely charged for anything he did not do. Joey stepped out of Henry’s house and the police automatically assume that he’s trying to take George's car because they want another reason to put Joey back into jail and make the people
The Holocaust was a dreadful and truly awful time period, people were dehumanized, and shamed into losing their faith while they experienced tragic and awful death and pain. One Jewish survivor documents his experiences with death in his memoir, ‘Night’, Elie Wiesel. The novel is filled with his tales of death, dehumanization, and faith throughout the concentration camp, Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, the Jews lost their innocence that they once had. In the novel, Night, Elie, his father, and his fellow Jews lost their innocence through dehumanization, loss of faith, and experience of death and violence.
Another written work that discusses this infamous injustice is Stephen Crane’s “A Dark-Brown Dog”, which depicts both, a father’s physical and psychological abuse towards his young and defenseless son. Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” is an additional short story that examines the reality of social injustice by illustrating the struggle of living of an Indian man in America due to racism and discrimination. These three literary works portray the three most common abuses that will be discussed in this essay. Whether it’s physical, psychological, or social abuse, social injustice is a cancer of society that attacks almost every misunderstood person and is greatly depicted in many literary texts, with emphasis on Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”, Stephen
Aravind Adiga is the most significant novelist in the Indian Writing in English. The novel The White Tiger provides a perception of India’s struggle told through a narration from the protagonist, Balram Halwai, a village boy to the Chinese Premier His Excellency Wen Jiabao during seven nights. In detailing Balram’s journey first to Delhi, where he works as a chauffeur to a rich landlord, and then to Bangalore, the place which he flees after killing his master and stealing his money, the novel examines issues of religion, caste, loyalty, corruption and poverty in India. The misery and problems of this part of ‘dark India’ are compounded by the corrupt Indian political and bureaucratic set-up. The White Tiger offers a commentary on the drawbacks
Roach and her then partner were disturbed robbing a Mordialloc milk bar at 3.45am. They stashed stolen goods in the boot of her partner 's car and fled, with Roach as driver, at speeds of up to 130 km/h. Neither was licensed. Roach later said that she had wanted to pull over as soon as she saw police in pursuit but did not do so because the man with her threatened to kill her. He kept urging her to drive faster.
Both Mary and Equiano suffered greatly upon their being taken. They both endured mental, physical, and emotional distress at being torn from their families and friends. Equiano was only a child when he was taken from his village, away from everything and everyone he had ever known, so the natural fear of parental separation would be terrifying in itself. Many years later, as he was being shipped overseas, he witnessed the cruel and inhumane treatment of innocent people. In describing the living conditions of the slave ship, Equiano states, “The shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dying, rendered the whole a scene of horror almost inconceivable” (Equiano 1279).
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. A well known family is the Finches. The father Atticus is a hard working single father with two children, Jem and Scout.
This stunning piece of work depicts the utmost level of atrocities that the African-American had to endure before social equality became acceptable. The story absolutely numbs the mind, and it takes a while for the harshness to sink in. One cannot help but imagine what it was like to belong to a part of the slave world.The author, Ralph Ellison, has explicitly described the physical status of the narrator and his other black counterparts as he faces the many humiliating challenges in the ring. This can be felt by the many instances in the story, "A blow landed hard against the nape of my neck", "Blows landed below the belt and in the kidney", and many more. The author has symbolically, yet vividly described to the readers the socio economic conditions of the black community.
His drug addiction, inspiration from the music scene and his obsession with class warfare led to his novels Trainspotting and The Acid House. His works is an depiction of fictional characters that relate to the culture of the generation. Through the late 1970s and 1980s heroin use in Britain became increasingly concentrated among the lower socio-economic class as an economic recession took place (Deacon). Welsh dealt with living in a poverty area and unemployment in his communities. Where he grew up, drugs were the natural landscape in Britain.