The Wretched Lives of Workers America during the early 20th Century was a time full of selfish capitalists and the poverty-stricken workers who paid for their success. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, captures this perfectly with the portrayal of Jurgis Rudkus. Jurgis is a newly immigrated person to the United States with his family when they realize they need jobs and a place to live. Throughout the book, Jurgis finds new jobs such as in meat factories and fertilizer plants but loses them as well. The book is full of tragedies ranging from Jurgis losing his job to the death of his wife and child.
In the 1999 novel, Bud, Not Buddy, where Christopher Paul Curtis introduces readers to the main character, ten-year-old, Bud Caldwell, who has a very challenging life. Bud has a difficult start in life, with no idea who his father is, and at the tender age of six, he loses his mom. Bud lives in a group home for a time, and bounces around several foster homes before he takes off in search of his dad. Along the way, he ends up in a Hooverville to get food and to catch a train that leads him to California with his friend Bugs. Unfortunately he misses the train, but uses his enthusiasm to create “Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.” He leads himself into successions with his optimism, which makes him thrive in
This paper will synopsize these two plays and then analyze how they were casting a negative light on laissez-faire capitalism with similar ideals to those of Karl Marx. Death of a Salesman Miller’s Death of a Salesman portrays a delusional family headed by Willy Loman, an unsuccessful salesman with unrealistic expectations. After a work trip where he almost crashed multiple times, he and his wife realize that he can no longer commute and decide he should ask his boss for a local job in New York. His son Biff is in town, which he is not exactly ecstatic about because of his farm hand career choice. He feels his son is wasting his time pursuing such a fruitless job when he believes Biff could be a hugely successful salesman like himself.
How does steinbeck introduce the main characters in the novel? John Steinbeck is the author of Mice and men, a novel about two men set in the 1930´s.George and Lennie.They move from farm to farm for jobs,is a very lonely life for them they only have each other they move through the country following “The American dream“.George is strict and responsable, and in charge of Lennie, Lennie is childish, strong and not very bright.This characters are very opposite but they take care of eachother. Steinbeck introduce the character´s personality by using actions onomatopeias and similies “Lennie “drank with long gulps,snorting into the water like a horse” George “george knelt beside the pool and drank from his hand with quick scoops”.Their actions show their personalities,it shows how Lennie goes after what he wants ignoring the consequences by demonstrating he doesn 't care how clean the water is,that he is now wet, or how to properly drink water,he just cares about how thirsty he is.It shows how George is more of a mature and clean guy showing how he analyses what he is going to do,how he thinks before he acts,opposite to Lennie.By using the word “gulps“ it illustrates the quantity of water Lennie is
Orwell uses farm animals to tell this story. He was by far one of the authors with the most significant impact on society during the 1900s. George Orwell was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, India. He was born as Eric Arthur Blair, to a family that was ‘lower-upper middle class’ from what he described in The Road to Wigan Pier (1937). In the article “George Orwell” it says Eric used the name Orwell ‘partly to avoid embarrassing his parents, partly as a hedge against failure, and partly because he disliked the name Eric, which reminded him of a prig in a Victorian boys’ story’(2015).
After spending months in the stockyards to study their abhorrent conditions, Upton Sinclair penned The Jungle, his most popular work, which depicts an immigrant family and the hardships they face upon moving to America. Over the course of the novel, the protagonist Jurgis Rudkus slowly loses his faith in the American dream and subsequently becomes a socialist. This blatant political bias is often cited as justification for banning it throughout the world. However, despite many criticizing its push for socialism and lack of artistry, the novel has significance in upper-level classrooms as it possesses literary merit and significance in historical and real world contexts. The Jungle has spurred controversy since its release due to its socialist message, which is introduced to the novel as Jurgis becomes disillusioned from the American dream.
“The things happened in Ming dynasty” is a famous network novel. Daily and humorous words make this history book not that sterile, indeed they also bring more students and novel lovers to read the book. The first main role Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of Ming dynasty, was once the younger son of a starving farmer. However, after a drought, all Mr Zhu’s parents and elder brother starved to death. With the pressure of the social situation, Zhu Yuanzhang was forced to go toward rebellions instead of living cozily.
Lesotho, or Kingdom of the Sotho, is located in Southern Africa and completely landlocked within South African borders. It has a population of over two million people. Lesotho is a democratic, sovereign and independent country in the Southern Africa. Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy, one of three remaining monarchies in Africa. The present constitution came into force in 1993, shortly after the return to multiparty democracy.
The failed attempt by the Australian government to assimilate Aboriginal children into English-Australian culture left the children who were split from their parents permanently damaged. August Wilson’s Fences takes place during the 20th century as well, specifically the 1950s, and follows the lives of a struggling black middle class family. Troy Maxson, the husband and father of the household, is a character that all the relationships in Fences are connected to. After a series of escalating tension between him and his father, we are told by Troy that at fourteen, he struck his father and left his family behind to start a new life. Troy struggles to battle with a personified death or Grim Reaper figure throughout the play.
Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie brings out the picturesque adventure of an orphan boy Munoo. Munoo is the protoganist in the novel who face ruthless exploitation throughout his life which leads him to his tragic death. The novel begins with a bohemian life story of a fourteen years young hill boy Munoo. Munoo lived a peaceful life in Kangra hill with his friends and relations, and this peaceful life is only short lived by Munoo. After the death of his parents Munoo lives with his uncle and aunt, both his uncle and aunt consider Munoo as a burden and they decide to send him forcefully to Sham Nagar to work as a servant in Babu Nathoo Ram’s house, who is a Chaparasi in an Imperial Bank.