Many of the men on the farm are racist so they have no compassion for Crooks. This lack of compassion has made Crooks very lonely and isolated. When Lennie visits Crooks, he is talking to Lennie about how he is always alone or lonely and says, “I was talkin’ about myself. A guy sets out here alone at night..” (71). He knows that he is discriminated against for his race and does not think it is fair.
It was surprising and disturbing to see how much racism and poverty affected him as a child. I was very upset when his teacher embarrassed him by telling him he didn't have a dad in front of the whole class. I don't understand why she would do that to him. Obviously this is a defining moment in the rest excerpt because after this he has more shame about his lifestyle. Even when he was a star he couldn't even go to a restaurant to get a pen to sign autographs because of the color of his skin.
In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, he describes the painful and vigorous work in the meat-packing industry, saying, “The hands of these men would be criss-crossed with cuts, until you could no longer pretend to count them...They would have no nails, they had worn them off pulling hides; their knuckles were swollen so that their fingers spread out like a fan. There were men who worked in the cooking-rooms...in these rooms the germs of tuberculosis might live for two years.” These suffering Americans appealed to the government and labor unions for help, but they did not receive it due to lack of union organization, big business ties, and laissez-faire economic ideals. During the Gilded Age, the U.S. government suppressed the average industrial worker, and labor unions, though created for laborers’ aid, accomplished little and were futile when facing big business and government. The government consistently took action that was detrimental to U.S. industrial workers by passing legislation that
People say that he only gave away his money to make himself look better. However, in the final analysis Andrew Carnegie was a hero because he showed a lot of concern for others, he donated over two billion dollars to charities and he provided a lot of job opportunity for people both in Scotland and
In the first place, the conflict with family made Sekky knew that family was not the haven he could always rely on. Evidently, Sekky did not have good relationship with his family except Poh-Poh, just like he said, “With Grandma gone, everyone was my enemy”(Choy 223). Sekky always purposefully annoyed his siblings; his parents did not really pay much attention on him and also his third uncle did not respect him. After Poh-Poh’s death, Sekky lost a family. The conflict with family caused Sekky to know that the society was callous that even the blood relation was not allow to be dependent on.
During the Great Depression, many people were desperate for a job, food, shelter, and security, all of which are standards expected in the modern world. However, in the midst of an economic crisis, the people who had stability despised those who could not achieve a steady way of life. Farmers who hoarded the food that could keep people alive would not help those in need. By selfishly withholding aid, the farmers failed humanity in a way, “that topples all our success,” showing that what they did was not right (Steinbeck 349). When faced with the injustice of people being too poor to afford what they need to survive, those who had resources were morally obligated to help feed those
In “Shame” we can see clear embarrassment and frustration. Gregory was angered over not having a dad, having a teacher who put him to shame, living in poverty, being black, being who he was, and frustrated most of all with the fact people felt sorry for him and wanted to help through pity towards him. Another example of a time he felt frustration with himself in his life was when he stated, “ I was pretty sick about that. I waited too long to help another man.” Gregory expressed that he believed society needs to help those in need, but there of course is a disadvantage due to the ways it might make people feel. He had said earlier in the story he was ashamed to wear the mackinaw as every one was the same and it indicated you were on relief; he was also embarrassed to be seen running out to the relief truck for food.
Have you ever just had a bad day maybe you're sick and you just feel miserable all day or you forget your coat at home and end up being really cold all day, or even forget your lunch money and you can't eat for a while. The jews that got put in the ghettos felt worse then that every day of their lives and the worst thing was they had no hope, they couldn't just go to the doctors when they were ill or have options of food everyday. The nazis made their lives miserable and i'm going to tell you how. Many tragic things occurred during world war II, the natzis created jewish ghettos wich affected 3.8 million of the jewish population. More than 400 jewish ghettos were established.
It is because of Cunningham’s low income and little education, his social status is lowered. Again innocence is destroyed because due to Walter’s low income he is unable to advance in the social status because he is forced to help his father make ends meet while not being able to further his education. It creates an endless cycle of each descendent getting stuck in the same situation as Walter not being able to rise to higher levels of statuses. In relation to this, the farmers who are in the same social status try to kill Tom Robinson before the trial. “You know what we want, another man said, Get aside from the door, Mr. Finch.” “You can turn around and go home again, Walter,” Atticus said pleasantly.
Forced to live in horrible conditions with hardly any food, Eliezer ceased to pray, and began to believe God had no sense of justice. Not long after, Elie and his father were moved to another camp where conditions were just as bad. Elie’s experience at this camp was dehumanizing. He was beaten and saw things no human should have to see.
Banks collapse. The beginning of the Great Depression had started. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had started the New Deal. The New Deal gave many jobless citizens jobs. U.S gave jobs like planting trees, building dams and fighting forest fires to young single men ages 18-25 (Source E, F).
During the Great Depression Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps or the CCC to help the nation reduce its poverty/unemployment rate from the Great Depression. To work for the CCC it was required that they had to be male, unemployed, and a United States citizen. As these men embarked on their new journey to preserve the nation’s natural resources they became more powerful than anyone knew. During a couple of months working for the CCC whites and blacks worked together but, after that even the CCC was segregated like the rest of the nation.
So, because of this we are forced to live in squatter settlements called Hoovervilles (shacks that housed millions of unemployed). The name of the towns was to mock the president for allowing the hardships to last as long and as difficult as the Great Depression was. We associated failures and problems with the name Hoover because his actions certainly did not help our economic problems.
Evidence of this was when war factories shut down because war supplies were no longer needed now that the war had ended, this left many people unemployed (Canadian War Museum). This shows that World War I was a means of income and jobs for many people and as it came to an end so did their career and wealth. Similarly, after the soldiers returned from war, they had no jobs. This was the result of Canada’s fragile economy, which had difficulty employing and supporting demobilized soldiers and left many people jobless(Reilly, Skikavich). The nation as a whole was upset with the government, as they believed that it was the government’s duty to find a concrete solution for this problem (Reilly, Skikavich).
Life for the Union Soldier was not only brutal on the battlefield, but the camp life for a Union soldier was just as cruel. With the lack of personal hygiene, unsavory and repugnant food, and the shortage of clothing made living, a very difficult thing to do. Growth in the number of people with diseases was also a contributing factor to the massive amounts of death within the camp and as well as the post-battle wounds that often left either a man with one less limb or put in a mental institution. A Union Soldier’s life during the Civil War was cruel and horrific during their stay at the camps. The lack of basic hygiene was a very large issue around this time.