Poverty in the Rural South of America People in poverty aspire to live similar to a middle-class citizen or a person who lives a life with no stress. In the memoir, Change Me into Zeus’s Daughter Barbara Moss illustrates the difficult conditions of a common family living in poverty in rural Alabama. Moss suffers from an abusive father who is addicted to alcohol, a mother who tolerates the abusive relationship of her husband, and lack of the minimum essentials to maintain living. The lack of minimum essentials includes food, health, and housing. The hardships of being in poverty inspire Moss to change her future.
This shows that she was alone and she was on her own. In the text, “The Abolitionists: Frederick Douglass” it states that Frederick was sent to live with his grandmother. This shows that his grandmother cared about Frederick. Slaves usually suffered from the pain of a slavebreaker or overseer. In the text “Civil Rights Activists: Harriet Tubman” it states that Harriet was struck in the head with a 2 lb.
The Gilded Age Workers’ Experience After reading Sadie Frowne’s account, in The Story of a Sweatshop Girl. I was shocked how difficult the lives of the people that worked in these factories, during the Gilded Age, were. Frowne has always been poor and her family has always struggled with buying food and keeping their business running. Once Frowne’s father died, her family had it worse. Frowne started her working experience in her family’s shop, and when she got a little older her family came to the United States by ship.
She becomes the sole provider of the family when her husband left as a result of slavery. With the fear of having her children taken away constantly present, the relationship Sethe has with her daughter Denver, is filled with stress and anxiety. Her memories of Beloved, even before her return, are filled with guilt. Sethe and Beloved’s stories, intertwined, reveal the ghastly reality of slavery. Because of what black slaves have experienced, and black people cope with to this day, on a daily basis, their history, culture and spiritual values become a vital part of their lives.
While the Confederacy took black male slaves into the camp, black women were left to care for their children themselves while managing their plantations and other labor. Although they had no power and no say to their freedom nor the Union, they contributed the most to themselves, their children and their family. The contrast of standards in African American women in the Union and the Confederacy differ widely, though they are both derived from the old traditional values that marked scars on their skins throughout the Civil
Though these are hardships that nobody should have to go through, issues involving discrimination and bigotry helped her to realize her dream and defeat the racism that is presented to her. Mama deals with many forms of gender stereotyping throughout the play, both from society and from her own family. In this time period, women were paid a lot less than men and were still seen as lower-ranking and submissive humans even though they endured difficult tasks during wartime (Gardiner). Women in the 1950s were treated as inferior than men; therefore, men were taught to be the head of the house over a woman. Throughout the book, Walter and Mama fight over the head of the house.
Dee, the oldest daughter, has moved away from the family, into a higher class society. She is now living a completely different life than her mother and her sister, Maggie. Mama and Maggie live in a rural area. The story being set in the late 1960s when African American families, as well as women in general were fighting to have equal rights. Mama and Maggie are a prime example of that, as they don't live in the nicest home,
Caused by the prosperity during the 1920s, and flourished by the stock market crash in 1929, the lives of many were ruined (Shindo 538). Harper Lee shows the effects of the Great Depression in her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel introduces the social status of the townspeople in a fictional town called Maycomb, in Alabama, whos lives had been flustered by the Great Depression. Rigid social divisions throughout Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird exhibits the social hierarchy during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The story takes place during the peak of the Great Depression from 1933-1935.
The women I would like to recognize is Rosa Parks. She is valuable women in history for many reasons such as her courage, standing up for her rights, and using her words instead of her fist as Martin Luther King said. On February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama Rosa Parks was born to a teacher and a carpenter (her parents). As a child her family couldn 't support the family with the little money they earned every day. Rosa Parks health conditions were as bad as the money situation.
The story was set in a time where women’s rights in marriage were very limited. “Women seldom had a college education or paid jobs, so they found it hard to be independent. Most unhappily married women remained with their husband anyway because they could not survive alone financially” (Senker). The institution of marriage in the 1800s still held women to be a housewife and loyal servant to their husbands. Louise was trapped
Daughter of a sharecropper, Anne Moody soon at a young age came to the realization that her skin color made her part of the inferior race, inferior to the white race and subject to the control and merciless power of the white society and government. As a child after her father abandoned her mother, Moody live in continuous poverty. Poverty caused her mother sincere depression and planted a seed of bitterness in little five year old Moody.”Mama cried all night.” Stated Anne Moody. Throughout little Moody’s childhood, she only remembered her mom crying and depressed because she didn’t have enough to provide for her kids, or no man to help take care of the family. As like today back then it was very hard for a single mother.
In the quarter towards midway of The Street, Ann Petry describes how African American’s lived in poverty as well as faced racism. Petry portrays Lutie not “[seeing] anything at all but 116th Street and a job that paid barely enough for food and rent and a handful of clothes” (Petry 147). Petry is showing her readers that Lutie is not getting paid a fair amount in order to pay for her living conditions as well as her son Bub. She as well creates a feeling of poverty that lives amongst 116th Street which creates a more sentimental feeling to her readers. Petry as well shows that in 117th Street, “Lutie looked at each store, closely reacting to it as violently as though she had never seen it before” (Petry 152).
Her mom would teach her about women 's rights and her father taught her about serving her country and helping others. When she was alive women were treated unfairly by men and people were still judged by the color of their skin and the South had slaves. Clara was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. She lived on a big farm, went to school in a one-room school house, and she helped around the house by doing her chores. Her parents were Sarah and Stephen Barton, she had two sisters Dorothea and Sally, and two brothers David and Stephen.Before Clara went to school she was tutored by her brothers and sisters in subjects such as spelling, arithmetic, and geography.
For women in the Southern Colonies had very few legal rights such as not being able to vote or preach. Most women had difficult jobs most of the women 's jobs were being homemakers. Life for the women were hard and unforgiving. Life for the colonial women had to work on farms. A colonial wife had no legal rights but for single women or widows they could run their own business.
From the early years of America till the time of the Civil War, women were commonly considered to be weak and meek. Before the American Civil War, women were also considered to be very dependent on men. Men were the ones who made the money and worked for a living. Women were often in the home and taking care of their family and their house. It was very surprising when a woman would try to become more independent such as Harriet Tubman, who left her husband in order to help free the slaves.