Once upon a time there was a child named Emma Swan. She grew up abandoned and poor. She struggled at times because she didn't have a lot to survive, Emma only drank dirty water and only as much as a puddle on the ground. The world was going through a tough time with droughts because the oceans and lakes were drying out. So everybody was struggling but not as much as Emma because she didn't have a proper nutrition and a nice home to take care of herself.
The Great Depression was a horrendous time, which disrupted the lives of many people. During this time many families fell apart from the strains of the Great Depression. Families suddenly started to rely and depend on their wives, mothers and sister, which pressured the females of the family and eventually led to conflicts within families. During this time many women had to leave school or put their education on pause to support their families. Other than white women, African American women were used to hard work.
Rebecca Skloot develops the idea that poverty comes with many difficult situations, in the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". True, Henrietta and her family were poor, could barely afford their medical bills, and they didn 't get the extended care that they deserved. You will learn how being poor can change your life and what is done with it . In the book, Henrietta 's daughter, Deborah, has many medical problems and she has to spend all her money on not even all her medicine.
Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel. The family had to make a stop on their ride to the new foster family to have a funeral for the little boy.
The birth of a female was seen as a misfortune and was believed to bring bad luck into the family. Daughters were valued almost nothing compared to sons and were said to just be a burden amongst the family. Therefore when the first girl was born into the family, O-lan strangles her and says that “it is only this time-not worth mentioning” (Buck, 65). When their second daughter, and eldest daughter was born, during a time of famine, she received very little attention and was not nurtured during her first years, so she lived handicapped. But when their last and youngest daughter was born it was a celebration because of the riches Wang Lung had gained throughout the years.
During Jeannette Walls’ years growing up, she often faces guilt and shame. Jeannette’s family has always been poor and struggled to get by. Jeannette’s parents rarely had enough money to provide food for Jeannette and her siblings, Jeannette had only a few articles of clothing, and her family did not have a stable home, and when they did, they lived in a home with no electricity or heat. Because of her lifestyle, she often felt shame and embarrassment, especially when she was bullied by others. Moreover, Jeannette feels the most guilt and shame as an adult.
“As a divorced African-American woman with two children, Annie Johnson found herself in need of a job”(pg.119). Since Annie didn’t have a job, she did not have money to feed her children. She was already in a tough situation, with her being divorced. “Johnson devised an elaborate plan to cook meals for local mill and factory workers. Johnson’s job was hard.
“I could’ve been in the movies I could’ve been a star”(88-89) she said this regretfully. While talking to Lennie she told him that she did not really like Curley she only married him to prove something to her mother. Curley’s wife is always so lonely because Curley is never around. Most people on the ranch think that she is tart, but I think she is just looking for someone to have a good conversation with and wants A friend because she is the woman on the ranch.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, nearly every character is discriminated against and it's had a lasting effect on their lives. Whether it's from being a woman, old or disabled it's made the characters dependent on others and overall lonely. Lennie, Candy and Curley’s wife all experience inequity from people who want to use them for personal gain or to make themselves feel better. Another person discriminated against is Curley's wife, who doesn't even have the honor of being named.
During the 1930s it was a very difficult time for everyone. Many women who did not have a job were in a way forced to find a job because their husbands were laid off or suffered from a wage-cuts and couldn't support their families financially(). In other situations, men just walk out on their families and left the mother with no support. () Women in the 1930s were supposed to be home stayed moms; basically, that was staying at home taking care of the children, maintaining a good home, dress well for their husbands, cook, and set the table attractively. () For many women that were not a choice, they could have.
Mama describes herself as a big-boned woman with hands that are rough from years of physical labor. She wears overalls and has been both mother and father to her two daughters. Poor and uneducated, she was not given the opportunity to break out of her rural life. She doesn’t understand Dee’s life, and this failure to understand leads her to distrust Dee. Mama sees Dee’s life as a rejection of her family and her origins.
Households were tear apart when family members died because of the living conditions, which usually lead to a decrease in income. For Riis, it was impossible for a society to prosper considering the living conditions and closeness to death these people
In the museum most of the families had women who worked. During this time period it was usually a sign of poverty and source of shame if a woman worked in the family. But, families such as the Gumpertz, who was a family of all girls, and Rogarshevsky had no choice but to go to work. These families did not have the privilege of embarrassment; this idea was also represented in Jews without Money when Katie began to work. Initially, it was a huge issue with Herman and became only worse when he was finally unable to work at all.