In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens tells the story in the perspective of a young boy growing up in England during the Victorian Era. Philip “Pip” Pirrip is the protagonist, where we discover his life experiences and expectations through his narration. Pip’s sister, Mrs. Joe, and her husband, Mr. Joe, greatly influence his childhood. He meets many people later on who teaches him that not everyone will be happy and what it really means to have “great expectations”. Through Pip’s journey, Dickens suggests that happiness becomes achievable if one learns to accept and fix their flaws.
Clyde started his own problems because he didn’t have anybody to tell him what to do. While Marek and Clyde live their lives involved with similar families and robberies, the outcome of their lives ended different. Although Marek and Clyde seemed successful by themselves, their families live a similar life because they both grew up in a lower class family. Marek had to do a lot of illegal tasks the keep himself and family in good health.
Richard Wright in his novel, “Native Son” introduces Bigger Thomas and details his life as a black man living in what he calls a white world. Here he voices how the black people were oppressed and the white people were the oppressors. In this novel Bigger experienced this oppression and racism first hand and it was all that he knew growing up in Chicago in the 1930’s. Wright expresses that he is full of shame as to living conditions of his family, he is full of fear of the white world he is living in, and full of fear for the future. I feel that Wright successfully allows the reader to see the life and struggles of an African American in Chicago in the 1930’s.
The Jurgis family is one of the victims of this horrible crime. After the death of Ona’s uncle and some arguments , the family “finally decides that two more of the children would have to leave school and work”(Sinclair 71). The poor life had forced the children to leave the school, to make money for families in order to survive. This depicts the lack of government capabilities to bring law and order to the society and protect the future generations from this disastrous crime. If a boy were lucky he might found a job like “ getting men beers”(Sinclair 73)which was a simple task that they could have easily carried it out.
The origin of document 1 is from William Cooper's testimony before the Sadler Committee in 1832 in Great Britain. Based on the format (question and answer), it is most likely from a court transcript. The main point of this testimony is to show that children were forced to work long hours and because of this, they had no time to attend school. He states in the testimony that he had to work 16 hours a day, and of those 16 hours he had only one forty minute break. William Cooper's testimony tells us that he did not enjoy working in the factories.
He believed that the prominent feature of a black man had been destroyed because of the not having a proper paternal structure. He also explained about the problem like unemployment of black men, increase in the birth of children without wedding and Lack of government support. His article, in the beginning, explained about what are effects of incarceration on the family members and also how they are financially affected. The impact of incarceration will also continue even after their release because after the incarceration the owners are worried to trust them and give them a job.
After reading the Scarlet Ibis for homework we came into class and discussed. Many good points and counterpoints were made throughout. We discovered that the narrator was a selfish boy who was very worried about his reputation and how people saw him. In the story it said, “Doodle only walked because I was ashamed to have a crippled brother.” That shows that even the narrator saw how horrible he was being yet he continued on.
In “Nightmares!” by Jason Segel, the main character’s qualities contribute to the novel’s theme by showing how Charlie’s denial of his mother’s death affects his relationships and how he deals with that. One example of this is in the towards the beginning of the book, where he comments on his father’s appearance: “Charlie despised it. It didn’t fit with his dad’s chunky black glasses---and it made him seem like a whole different person.”
The essay “The Night-Soil Men” was quite the revelation for how the lower class during the Victorian Era lived. In this literary piece there was an overwhelming amount of information about how these people supported themselves. They would go through the cities waste in search of something of value to sell. The ghosts of today would be the homeless people. The Night-Soil Men were considered to be ghost’s because they did not hold an acceptable place in society.
Equality 7-2521 doesn’t like what the council of vocations assigned his job for the rest of his life. He was always different from his brothers and people look at him like. Equality 7-2521 always wanted to be apart of the home of the scholars and learn more things. While doing his job equality sees an a dark tunnel that lead to thing from the unmentionable. He sneaks off to the tunnel to mess with this box that he found while roaming the tunnels one night.
The sugar act, which was passed a little under a year ago, already made things very hard on the family and this would just make matters worse. The sugar act put taxes on sugar and molasses. The Cranes ' were not very happy about this second act that Britain was enacting. Everything was extremely hard on Bruce Crane because he did not earn a lot with his job at the local iron factory.
Think of a circumstance where you were so hungry and thirsty, that you did not even care to think about your father anymore. That circumstance goes against common father-son relationships. The common father-son motif is where the father looks out and cares for the son. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he explains why the circumstances around a father-son relationship can change their relationship, whether it 's for the better or the worse. Since the book is about the life of Elie in a Nazi concentration camp, the circumstances were harsh and took a toll on multiple father-son relationships.
Truman Capote wrote the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood with the accounts from the murderers and investigators of the Clutter family. As Capote grew up, he found himself neglected by his mother and father. Because his mother and father often neglected him, he spent much of his young life with his mother’s relatives. While Capote was young, his mother often made fun of him for being “different” than other children. Although Capote faced many hardships throughout his early life, he was able to overcome them and attain a successful writing career.
Esteban Trueba where can I begin to explain why I find him most interesting. Is it the fact, that he was the one that had the changed the most during the time of reading the book, or was it the fact that he was such a hardworker? In order to try and make himself happy, he fails others. Esteban was a child who lived in poverty and pain, but he became so sick of living life like that, that he decided to leave and search for a better life. He drove away all of his family members and was also known as a person to rage easily.