“Such were the events that preyed on the heart of Felix and rendered him, when I first saw him, the most miserable of his family. He could have endured poverty, and while this distress had been the meed of his virtue, gloried in it..” (Shelley 194) The creature is able to relate to the cottagers as they had been isolated from society with the intentions of showing gratitude and helping those around them. With the cottagers being deprived of their fortune and condemned “to a perpetual exile from their native
She has to do favors for the boss and if she doesn’t follow his orders she is fired. This situation happened a lot back then and there wasn’t anything they could do. The working conditions in the slaughterhouse was an issue too. The working conditions were just horrible. Dead rats and insects all around the working area.
This causes Jurgis to spend a lot of their money on alcohol in order to allow himself to “see clearly” again. Sinclair shows how the poor reacted to the neglect, by making Jurgis become a drunk who abused his family 's money. From the article “Realism and Revolution”, Walter Rideout remarks, “When illness destroys Jurgis 's great strength, he realizes that he has become a physical cast-off, one of the waste products of the plant, and must take the vilest job of all in the packing company 's fertilizer plant.” (Rideout) As Jurgis lives through his life of poverty, he becomes weaker and weaker until he becomes worthless to employers. This causes Jurgis to have little self-worth, or as Rideout puts, Jurgis believes he is “one of the waste products of the plant” (Rideout). Jurgis was not the only character to be belittled, Rideout also puts, “After their pathetically happy marriage, the descent of Jurgis and Ona into the social pit is steady.
Salves in America were treated very poorly, Crooks is an example of this because he is forced to sleep in the barn while the other workers sleep in cabins. His social status limits him from interactions with other people and he expresses his feelings in chapter 4, "A guy needs somebody-to be near him.' He whined, 'A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land." Crook’s bad circumstances and grim reality make him a difficult person to interact with and befriend, and this is shown when Lennie tries to talk with him and Crooks keeps pushing him away with unkindness.
The movie showed the disfunction of the police and the male society, the shacks of the homeless males, and how indigent was the life of a Hooverville citizen. Even though facts were left out in the movie, Cinderella Man portrayed the lives of many middle class families across America in a beautiful picture of hope during the Great Depression. Cinderella Man gave examples of how James Braddock and his children survived on small provisions everyday, exposed Hoovervilles as dark slums, and portrayed how difficult getting a job was. Overall Cinderella Man did an amazing job on portraying the Great Depression during the
Wendell Berry’s poem, "My Great-Grandfather’s Slaves”, details his emotional enslavement to and relentless guilt about his great-grandfather’s slaves. He is extremely remorseful because his own family owned and mistreated other people. Berry feels personally connected to and responsible for the slaves. His shame is evident through his usage of literary devices like metaphors, irony, repetition, and juxtaposition. Berry’s powerful poem captures his true shame and emotional turmoil.
Just as the precedent spirit presaged, Diminutive Tim has died; his father could not afford to give him felicitous care on his diminutive salary and there was no convivial health care. The spirit then shows Scrooge scenes cognate to the death of a "wretched man": His business associates snicker about how it's liable to be a frugal funeral and one associate will only go if lunch is provided; his possessions are purloined and sold by his housekeeper, undertaker and laundress, and a puerile couple who owed the man mazuma are mitigated he is dead, as they have more time to pay off their debt. The spirit then shows Scrooge the man's tombstone, which bears Scrooge's
Steinbeck uses characterization within the book through specific characters, such as Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and George, to express major themes of loneliness and prejudice and bringing awareness to the readers. One of the most obvious characters used in the novel to depict isolated at its greatest extent is Crooks, who is described as an outcast separated from the rest of the men because of his race. In the early 1900’s, racism was very common as white people thought they were superior to black people. Crooks’ loneliness is implied through his belongings, but also admits to being so lonely as he says, “S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy
In “The Funeral,” author Henry James evinces the narrator’s inflated sense of self through a lampoon of the lower class—primarily via tones of irreverent degradation and supercilious condescension. Amidst the impoverished masses, the speaker finds himself intrigued by their dejected existence and paltry attempt to mourn the death of Mr. George Odger, a humble shoemaker. [add another sentence] Riddled with insouciance, haughtiness, and patronization, the author’s diction divulges the pompous outlook of the narrator. For instance, the onlooker continually mocks the “spectacle” of the funeral that he describes as one he “[would] have been sorry to miss.” Rather than expressing pity for the loss of an honorable man, he is instead merely concerned
In Eugenia W. Collier’s short story “Marigolds”, Lizabeth and her family experience an external conflict against society when the Great Depression’s burdens fall onto them, creating both emotional and financial stress; in this, Collier reveals that external struggle may lead to reckless actions. Early on, Lizabeth describes poverty as “...the cage in which [her family] was trapped…”, alluding to her desire to be free from the bars of impoverishment (Collier 126). Towards the climax in the story, Lizabeth hears her father crying about his inability to support his family without a steady income, which leads to her “...feelings [combining] in one great impulse toward destruction” (Collier 126). In this, Collier projects the idea that strenuous