We can't take less share of the crop – we're half starved now. The kids are hungry all the time. We got no clothes, torn an' ragged. If all the neighbors weren't the same, we'd be ashamed to go to meeting.” (Pg 33). Farmers are trying to reason with the landowners, their whole community is out of money and are struggling to make a living.
Fields were abandoned and crops were not harvested. The lords that owned these dying lands were desperate for work. Taking advantage of the situation, peasants began to demand for money for their labor. For the first time, peasants were making working conditions and they were working for themselves. The higher social classes did not have as much control over the lower classes.
This is the fate and destiny of human being. We don’t have choice. Either make the world a little bit better or make the world a little bit worse and this is the choice. If one goes into society, a nausea and dark adult society, in order to survive or for any shameful reasons, then he puts the world becoming more disgusted and darker. If there is one who does not do any harms to other people and spends his entire life to fight the unfair and irrational things surrounding him, to take care of his family and friends, maybe when he past, there is no fame and no fortune, does his life change the world?
Proverbs 12:11, “Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.” Most people realize that the early settlers in America endured many tribulations such as food shortages, fights with Indians, quarrels among leaders, and more. What most people do not realize is that many of these early settlers squandered their time, wasted their energy, and were generally lazy and idle. This was a huge problem for early Americans because in order to survive, it was vital that they work. Why were these early Americans not motivated to work? Edmund S. Morgan, in his article The Labor Problem at Jamestown, 1607-18, suggests that there indeed was a labor problem at Jamestown.
M Kushner, it tells us about the different reason that scapegoating happens. Everyone scapegoats someone“since we may find ourselves condemning bullies and world leaders while denying our own inclination to split off and project fears and anxieties onto our intimates and neighbors.” In day to day life there are many negative things that one learns about themselves. As one is educating themselves on the thoughts in their brain, they are shocked when they see the negative and evil things that they think of. Their main goal is to keep that information to themselves and they start blaming other people for the negatives. In the the book, when the group was together, Piggy was the main scapegoat.
Motives in The Grapes of Wrath The Characters in The Grapes of Wrath are going through a constant struggle of trying to find work in their era and will do anything to find success, even when not knowing what is to come for them on their journey for it. The novel is a very tense tone, with practically 0 hope anywhere and is harshly affected by the dustbowl, causing a huge decrease in farming and a huge increase of starvation and unemployments. Unfortunately the Joads are a family of farmers originally from Oklahoma highly affected by the dustbowl and the “livelihood is blown away in the dust storms and they are ravaged by starvation,” (Anderson) And like many of other families like this in the era they decided to listen to the rumors about
Okonkow was bit worried and in fear since his father was not hardworking and successful man in the society. In the village his father seems to be weak and has debt for everybody. Bed reputation by his father to fear in his life and he doesn’t want to be like his father. He wants to take over his father’s action and he wants now to be wealthier in the society. He always demands his family members always to work hard for long duration of time despite their capability and the ages to get more wealth and elf sufficient.
They lost their jobs and were considered to not be held high enough to fit into society. As for the farmers they felt like they were being completely controlled by the government and strongly disliked it. The government would dismiss farmer’s crops being burnt and useless. The government did this to control over production. Not only did the government do this, but also at this time they were working their way from a drought.
The definition of success in Okonkwo's culture affected his relationship with his father, Nwoye and Ezinma. The views of success in Okonkwo’s culture made him dislike his father because in the eyes of Okonkwo’s culture to be successful you had to have a title, strength, money, property, extra food, and lots of wives. Okonkwo disliked his father because he was a lazy, weak, unsuccessful coward who owed everybody money. This ultimately made Okonkwo ashamed of his father and made him state that “fortunately, among these people a man is judged according to his worth and not according to the worth of his father” (Achebe 6). This was important because it proves how much
Poor people are unknown of their lack of voice, power, and rights, which leads them to exploitation. A poor person being unable to take part in social and cultural norms leads to breakdown of social relation among the people. Poverty is mainly seen in developing and under developed nations like Nepal, Bangladesh etc. More than 25% of the population in Nepal still lives below the poverty line. All the poor countries are facing serious effects of poverty which need to be solved.