During the Great Depression in the 1930’s, bankers felt no impact, and remained oblivious to the anguish many families and individuals faced. Poorer families suffered as they were forced out of their homes, had to survive with little money, and were stripped of their property; their best means at survival was through each other. John Steinbeck illustrates in his novels the hardships the characters face during this time, but, with companionship they cope with society to their best ability, even when the possibility for failure persists. In The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck conveys that Tom Joad and Lennie Small derive their determination and ability to survive in society from the friends around them, conveying Tom supports the lower class of society because of Jim Casy’s beliefs, while Lennie draws his strength and confidence from his unequivocal faith in his closest friend, George Milton. Tom
“It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you” (Passos). Passos says this but never really writes about the “ joy of freedom “ in the army. “ People don’t choose their career, they are engulfed by them” (Passos). Many of the men in the army did not choose to be there, they were drafted. That could have been a reason on why they hated the army.
With the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, many aspects started to change. Even though the majority of the British population lived far from the battlefields, and usually never heard a gun shot, the home front was still part of the war. Their lives were changed in all senses. People lost their jobs due to economical problems, as the companies wanted to diminish their cost and production as there were no demand due to the war. They were losing family members and the majority of the population did not have experience in this type of situation.
Chunsheng is now seen as a higher class person whereas Fugui is still considered an average peasant. Fugui gave up the chance to be of a higher position because he missed his family too much. Chunsheng was still a child when he joined the army so when the Liberation army was looking for recruits he joined. He had no wife and children to go back to and he thought that his two war friend had been killed so he decided to stay and fight. Later on when the tables turned once again during the cultural revolution it wasn 't good to stand by being a war hero or a person of power.
Parents mostly leave their children alone when they’re at work for reasons such as not being able to afford childcare, a babysitter not being able to be contacted, an unexpected work call, etc. “The lower their earnings, the more inflexible their job.” explains Belinda Luscombe, which is understandable,
Gregor has always believed that he was an insignificant “insect” and that his worth only came from his financial support to his family. He was always dehumanized by his boss who believed that he was a crook and a slacker. Gregor had to work in this environment for fifteen years without any real human contact except from his family. Although it does not state how Gregor’s relationship with his father is it can be implied from Gregor’s mistreatment that there was a strain on their relationship. So, Gregor being transformed into an insect would just be a reflection of his inner self.
Although they were tired from the voyage, they had to immediately begin building homes. In his book, Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford mentions that they arrived to an area where there was no place for them to unwind after their voyage, “... they had now no friends to welcome them nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies; no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succor” (holt 123). They did not have friends to salute them and the natives in that area were inhospitable. There was very little food during winter. Most Puritans would starve due to food shortages.
They scarfice the relationships with their family. Our veterans did not get to be a part of their childrens everyday life. They were not always there special event like the birth of their child, the first t-ball game of the season,birthdays, holidays, prom and so much more. They scarfice memories with their loved ones for our freedom. Our veterans were willing to scarfice and give up their lives for people they have not even met to insure people 's freedom.
Society feels that having to do tasks is just plain boring and makes life bad. People also are deceived by friends and family, if their friends or family have more money or a bigger house, they want that. They don't stop and realize that some people only own a pair of shoes or sometimes none. This piece demonstrates idols of the tribe because societies sadness about Mondays is just an internal meaningless problem. In no way is a day of the week doing any harm to people, if anything they are gaining knowledge at school or money at their jobs.
Some might argue that even though he wasn 't the warmest gentleman, he still provided as best he could for his family. Where the play leave off everything seems peaceful and serene but once you look underneath that layer there is chaos. Corey gave up dream of college football and even college altogether. Rose has another child that she has to raise on her own despite it not being her own. Gabe is now in a hospital with more supervision but still doesn 't have the funds to fall back on like he once had before Troy took them.