The Dust Bowl and the Great Depression are two, pure examples of America’s weakest moments. American citizens struggle to find jobs and maintain hope from the 1920s and 1930s, causing them to sacrifice personal belongings in order to survive. In the novel, The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, exhibits the impact of greed, money, and power has on economic corruption, making it nearly impossible to recover. Greed is one of the major components of the Dust Bowl. In chapter 14, Midwestern landowners demonstrate greed because, “The land company—that's the bank when it has land—wants tractors, not families on the land.” (Steinbeck 101).
After this, Shane goes into town to buy farmer clothing to replace his cowboy threads he has been wearing. This shows that life in that time period was hard: hard work, no law enforcement, and shootings. Basically whoever had the most money in the settlement could do as they pleased. Money meant power and whoever had the money had the power. That led to problems when poor farmers were threatened by wealthy cattle drivers which were shown in the movie.
Shooting Lennie was George’s way of protecting him. After their problems in Weed, George hopes that Lennie has learned his lesson and will stay out of trouble, but then he murders Curley’s wife. George knows that Curley will desire nothing more than to exact revenge on Lennie. E In his conversation with Candy he insists, “I ain’t gonna let them hurt Lennie” (Steinbeck 95). A Curley is bitter and vengeful Dent 1 because Lennie had crushed his hand and made
He mentions this to the reader this in the following quote, “I see other guys that go around on the ranches alone. That isn’t no good. They don’t have no fun. After a long time they get mean.” (71) This quote shows the thesis correct because it is saying that companionship plays a key factor in battling loneliness. It also proves the thesis correct because Crooks is noticing that their relationship is unique because he is stereotyping that all men that work on ranches are lonely, but George and Lennie have that
Being the only woman on the ranch, Curley's wife is as lonely as some of the other men. Since she is the boss' son's wife she tries to use her power against the men. When the men go out to the whorehouse, but Lennie, Crooks, and Candy stay behind, she enters Crooks' room without invitation and says "They left all the weak ones here"(77). She also decides to pick on the weaker man (Crooks) and threaten his life by snapping "I can get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny"(80). This proves that Curley's wife is weak and she is upset that the men won't talk to her.
Steinbeck has written ' 'Of Mice And Men ' ' about an adventure of George and Lennie trying to accomplish their American dream 's during the great depression during the 1930 's where thousands of people lost their jobs in the Wall Street Crash making them feel hopeless. George and Lennie come to work at a ranch near Soledad in California. There they meet fellow ranch mates and a woman called Curley 's Wife. In this essay I will focus on how Curley 's Wife 's personality and actions change throughout the novella and who she affect her and other bunkmates throughout the novella. Curley 's Wife is first shown as a dangerous desperate villain in the novella by Steinbeck.
In today’s time period, Candy would be re-tired and drawing a deserved Workers’ Compensation check, but in the 1930’s this was not the case. Richard Moore writes, “Candy is an old man, reduced to cleaning the bunkhouse after los-ing his hand in an accident at work” (3). The ranch life is not meant for the elderly, especially the disabled elderly, but due to lack of social security at the time, Candy has no hope of seeing his retirement any time soon. Authors Umadevi and Saranya give prominence to the fact that, “Can-dy is a senior citizen with a physical handicap, and even though we get the sense that he has been at the ranch for some time, he has few ties or friends either, and tells Lennie and George later in the story that he has no family, no kids” (53). Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”.
Second, A brothers keeper is always doing what 's best for them. For example " George raised the fun and steadied it and he brought the muzzle or it close to the back of Lennie 's head. The hand shook violently but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger." Pulling the trigger might have been a hard thing for George because killing Lennie would ruin their dreams this shows that George thought the best thing for lennie now was for him to die because he was already in so much trouble because of what he did in weed with the girl in the red dress and now he killed Curley 's wife so George didn 't want him to get himself into anymore problems so it was the best for him , this is why he killed Lennie it would be the best thing to do to not do anything more like hurting
The time period of which the book was written is the 1930’s and it was a quarrelsome time for race relations. During that period an economic slump, called the Great Depression, had affected many people’s lives as it was the most severe depression ever experienced by an industrialized country. Also factors like the Jim Crow laws and the 2nd Ku Klux Klan resulted in white people discriminating against blacks people. The Great Depresion is an important era in the United States’ history. In the 30’s, the complications that came along with the Great Depression affected the public severely.
Fascinated by optical density, he experimented and achieved the ability to be invisible. Instead of putting his proficiency and ability to the service of mankind, he used it to harass and trouble people for his selfish desires. Along the way, he robbed his father and was unaffected or moved by his death. He ignored all ethics and morality. He became a nuisance; troubling and threatening for the people of Iping, forcing Marvel to become his accomplice and killing brutally.
He must do everything for Lennie. “You never had none you crazy bastard. I got both of ‘em here. Think I’d let you carry your own work card?” He even told people what his name was so that Lennie did not mess anything up. If also took an emotional toll because he killed his best friend so Lennie did not cause anymore trouble like he did when he killed Curley’s wife.
He looked back at Slim and Carlson expecting them to have it. When he was sure they didn’t have it he turned back to George and recoiled in shock. George was standing in front of him, his face was bloodied and bruised. And extending from his right hand was the Luger he had taken from Curley in the fight, aimed right at his head. “You won’t do it”, Curley said in a cocky tone “I will.
While Crooks, a victim of racial prejudice, expresses his isolation openly, he also socializes with other workers on the job and while playing horseshoes with them. Curley’s wife, on the other hand, cannot talk to anyone without suffering the consequences of a jealous husband: “ I get so lonely,’ she said. “you can talk to people , but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?” (87) More specifically, the other men on the ranch refuse to talk to her because Curley’s position of power on the ranch portrays him as having the ability to have any man on the ranch lose their job.
When a person hears the word “The Great Depression,” almost everyone thinks the worst economic times in the United States. The Great Depression started in the late 1920’s and continued till the early 1930’s. It was the most worldwide economic down spiral in history. It remains the most important economic event in America history still today. This tragic event caused hardship for millions of people and the failure for many businesses, banks, and farmers.
It was the worst economic collapse in the modern industrial world. The great depression lasted from the end of 1929 until the early 1940s. More than 15 million Americans became unemployed. The recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, it began with the bursting of an 8 trillion dollar housing bubble. This resulted in