The great depression caused a bunch of grief on the families due to all the events killing of their family members, separating families, and leaving them hungry. At this point of the Great Depression, many americans and others around the world thought that they were going to lose everything and the economy was never going to get better. The great depression also known as “Black Tuesday” started October 29, 1929, while President Herbert Hoover was in office. While in presidency Hoover only came up with hoovervilles to get the homeless have a place to stay, soup kitchens were thought of for the homeless to eat, and people also gave their scrap clothes to the homeless to have a little extra warmth during the cold weather. Hoover didn’t give anyone much hope on everything getting better anytime soon.
The author includes small sections inside the book that focus on the entire situation rather than the one family, these sections give further description on the dust bowl situation and offer metaphors to link to the story while reading. The Joad's are a family consisting of two young children, three women, and seven men who have been entirely affected by the storm and are making their way to California. Tom Joad, the lead male character, is released from jail after serving a short murder sentence and he discovers his family farm has been abandoned, he later finds them and the family prepares for their travels. With little to no possessions or money remaining, warnings of none existing jobs, unkind encounters with strangers, and a couple family deaths, they make their way from camp to camp where small jobs were provided. Lack of work and continuing hardships forced the family to keep moving, looking for any source of income and a secure shelter.
Which was named after the president. There were also people called Okies which were poor immigrants. So because of the dust bowl many people went to California to live and California started to become crowed. Dust Bowl is related to To Kill A Mockingbird. Because like to To Kill a Mockingbird people back then were impoverished and had dreadful living conditions.
The Dust Bowl "The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the Twentieth Century anywhere in the world" (Cook). The Dust Bowl had a huge impact on the people of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and the rest of the great plains, and the families living there, including my family. My great grandmother was a teenager during the Dust Bowl, she would often share of her experience and what happened during that time. She told us so we would continue her legacy, and the stories of the Dust Bowl, and the sickness and the hardship of the farming families, and how America pulled out of this disaster. Because the government had sold all this land to farmers they were all planting and turning and working the
This quote helps explain some of the crimes or scary acts, “People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows… people’s chickens and household pets were found mutilated” (Harper Lee 10). This quote proves that Scout and Jem are scared of Boo because of the gruesome acts and small crimes he is blamed for, but may not have even committed. In the story they also explain how Scout and Jem run past the house and do not walk past the house. This quote proves this, “Jem said he reckoned he wasn’t, he’d passed the Radley Place every school day of his life. ‘Always runnin’,’ I said (Harper Lee 16-17).
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird made by Harper Lee , many different people are discriminated against, for their color or gender like Tom Robison and even Scout.. But one character is discriminated against very early in the book, Walter Cunningham, who was discriminated by class. To start with, Walter Cunningham is from a family of farmers. This means he is a class below the citizens of Maycomb. But this also means that he(and all other farmers) got hit hard by the depression and are very poor.We first see the importance of this difference when Scout goes to school on her first day.
During the Great Depression a Midwestern phenomenon called the Dust Bowl affected many lives of newly settled Americans throughout the Great Plains region. Otherwise known as the “Dirty Thirties”, a storm of dry weather caused farmers and villagers to abandon their homes in hope to survive the deadly threat of the storm. The Dust Bowl was a big contributing factor to the Great Depression agriculturally, and economically. During the 1930’s America suffered extreme temperatures. A drought forming across all farm lands due to failure of successful crop rotation cause dust to form.
Migrant workers are people from foreign countries that come to the U.S. to find paying jobs. Migrant workers had to work hard physical jobs for long hours everyday. They also had very poor living conditions because of the money the earned. The start of the droughts started in 1931 and the start of dust storms started in 1931. The dust bowl killed many people from filling people's lungs with dirt.
Unfortunately it became worse. Document D states “Many more, however, stayed put, covering their windows with a water-soaked sheet, eating jack rabbit stew at a kitchen table where an “eating” cloth covered all the plates and drinking cups. Children died from breathing in dust. They called it “dust pneumonia.” Writer Timothy Egan has titled his book on Dust Bowl history as The Worst Hard Time.” This shows how awful life was during the great depression and the Dust Bowl. The 1930’s were a tough time, especially for the farmers who lost theirs farms and for the many children who died from the dust.
Like Bob Ewell for example when he was killed. In To Kill a Mockingbird, it says, "At that moment Aunt Alexandra came to the door and called us, but she was too late. It was Miss Stephanie's pleasure to tell us this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life." (page 217). This shows Bob being treated equally by being killed because he wasn’t a nice person.