During the great depression not many people had it easy and Curley’s Wife was one of those people who didn’t have so easy especially because she was a woman and at the time they didn’t have many rights. Curley’s Wife is the most misunderstood character because of her background, her seemingly unloving husband, and troubling times during the great depression. To begin, Curley’s Wife has hard times and is misunderstood because she takes her emotions out on innocent people. One example of when Curley’s wife took her anger out on an innocent person is when she yelled at Crooks. She had yelled, “Well, you keep your place then, nigger.
In both movie adaptation and novel the social hierarchy of the characters in “Of Mice and Men” is clear. Curley’s wife ranks lower on this social hierarchy than most workers, including Lennie, a mentally-challenged man, and Candy, a old crippled man. The only dominance she can assert is over a black crippled man, but she, unlike Crooks, is not even awarded the respect of being named. While the movie adaptation focuses on the vulnerability and victimization of Curley’s wife and the text focuses on her portrayal as a bitter and seductive temptress, both text portray the inherent sexism of the time period and how women were deprived their dreams and identity. The first exposure the audience has in both texts to Curley’s wife is Candy’s description of
You clearly fail to realize that in this respect, your strictures should be aimed, not at me, but at Fortune, who frequently raises the unworthy to positions of eminence and leaves the worthless in low estate." (pg 338) Ghismonda starts a powerful argument that terminates that pushes a notion further about how easily people construe the meaning of honor. Tancredi condemned Guiscardo because of his social rank and nothing much more. He would rather be right in his misjudgement than accept his morals have been coerced by a situation out of his control- this being Ghismonda in love with the
The flappers were seen to be out of control due to their loose morals and people who did not support them felt that women should not be equal to men. The article uses emotive words and depicts the flappers as immoral. It creates a barrier between the flappers’ morals and the morals of the women who lived before the flappers who were regarded as innocent and obedient. Source I is a quote about Al Capone. It describes his ruthlessness and violent attitudes and the fact that he was very successful in his ‘business’.
My source claims that poverty is a big problem in certain countries, yet most people aren't doing anything about it, they're too focused on themselves. Banksy claims that society is selfish and ungrateful. Mondays have become a big thing to be mad about anywhere, society seems to hate waking up early and doing work, yet in other countries people are dying due to lack of clean food. An argument that is linked with Idols of the tribe is society feeling like nothing is enough. Society feels that having to do tasks is just plain boring and makes life bad.
Although she still lives within society, her inability to follow the conventions of society leave her emotionally isolated Pilate’s lack of a navel causes both men and women to see her as a freak. Due to everyone having a navel, society perceives her lack of one as outlandish and even terrifying, making her an outcast. Furthermore, shown by the lack of sexual attraction men towards have her, Pilate is perceived as unfeminine by society. However, Pilate is a still a woman and women are expected to act feminine. Similar to how people perceive her lack of a navel as outlandish, people also find Pilate’s lack of conformity to the feminine conventions of being equally as disturbing, highlighting Pilate’s emotional isolation.
The United States should cease to be an imperialist power as it is economically damaging to countries under its rule, costly to America, violates the fundamental American principle of self-governance, and exacerbates social and political situations in countries America has tampered with. Countries subjected to American hegemony suffer economically. Through monopolization and the establishment of customs receivership and crony capitalism in a country, the U.S. renders them heavily dependent on America and its market. For instance, the U.S. maintains a strong grip on the economies of Caribbean nations by monopolizing primary industries. This eliminates all
There are countless families with impoverished, single mothers with many children of a minority race that are discriminated against. Especially around the 50s and 60s when the novel is set, immigrant women did not have high chances of being hired for a stable enough job to support their family. This then causes the mother to grow tired and weary, too drained to take care of their children like they should. After a while, the neighbors stop caring and ignore them rather than help them, and the children run about without any care for the consequences of their actions. Some of these consequences aren’t that bad; however, in cases like the Vargases’, the lack of proper supervision, guidance, and care can lead to horrible occurrences like the death of a
The theme of authority is presented in several ways in the novel Of Mice and Men. The novel is set in 1930’s when there was a great depression that left people vulnerable and jobless so there were many migrant workers and figures of authority were needed. Society was very much male dominated and racism was prevalent so social minority’s at the time had little authority. In the novel, authority is presented though characters with power such as Slim and Curley; Lennie and George’s friendship and a lack of power is shown through minorities like Curley’s wife and Crooks. The intention of the author is to show the reader what it was like to live and work in the 1930’s as Steinbeck was himself a ranch worker like the men and how authority was important as it decided your place in society First of all, George has authority over Lennie; we learn this from the opening scene when George and Lennie ‘walked down in single file’ George being in front showing he is predominantly in charge.
The biggest struggle that women in that time period faced was their lack of equality compared to men. Compared to men they were deemed inferior. For example, in 'The Yellow Wallpaper, ' when the women insisted that her staying confined in that place was not working, her husband dismissed her and called her a "blessed little goose." Her husband did not see her as fit for her to decide what was or was not working for herself. This is one of the many instances where men in that time period deemed themselves superior and took away the freedom of their wives.