Also, Dally joined that gang in New York because, he knew that his parents didn 't add any value to his life. Similarly, Johnny’s parents don’t know where he is or why he is there. Not only do they not know where he is but, when he gets home his dad beats him and his mom ignores him. When Ponyboy is talking about Johnny and his parents he mentions, ‘“His father was always beating him up and his mother ignored
Likewise farmers had to pay a middle man in the East to sell their commodities in the East, because the poor farmers were unable to travel all the way to the East to sell their products then come back to start farming for the next year. Surprisingly, farmers were often detrimental to themselves due to
Even with the new house purchase that the family bought, it was full of hidden cost that family was fooled into buy. This new purchase had a lot of history because Perez 3 Grandmother Majauszkiene had see many families come and go from that home due the living expenses the families had(pg 55). These examples explore how American capitalism destroyed a family from that was trying to get a decent living in the United States. Capitalism was the reason why these people couldn’t get the best in life because capitalism gets and gets but never gives. By not giving it simply murder a immigrant family trying to
Baldwin uses his father as an example of effect discrimination can have. He wishes he could discuss his own problems with his father He says, “When he was dead I realized that I hardly ever spoken to him. When he was dead a long time I began to wish I had.” He uses this theme as a way to discuss racial issues. James Baldwin and his family had no income coming to the household which created tension in the family. When James Baldwin told his mother that a white school teacher would be coming in their house, his father was very upset about it.
Rockefeller got very far in his life with little to no mentors of influences.To begin”My dad wasn’t there because he abandoned me and my mom for a young canadian girl”(John D Rockefeller).He really rarely had anyone in his life to support him. This made him get stuck with the loads of duties that the man of the house has to do, this includes ”John Davison Rockefeller really had to fend for himself and his mom, And because his dad wasn’t there he had to make money and buy food also pay the rent.”(Trentwell Mason White)This life experience made him who he was when he died.John D. Rockefeller should not have had to go through this, no child should be stuck with all these responsibilities, they should be able to run around like children do.Children cannot comprehend all these duties and in the long term it might have messed Rockefeller up.You could say that Andrew Carnegie was an influence on John D. Rockefeller yet, Andrew Carnegie only worked with John for a little, business techniques rubbed off on him.”John D. Rockefeller then went off to run his own business Later known as Standard Oil Company of Cleveland”(Ida M. Tarbell).After learning skills from Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller put these towards his future.In his later years he ws very successful.Lastly an influence or mentor to John would be his mother.When he was little, all he had was his mother and, he looked up to her.Although John D Rockefeller looked up to his mother, he had to be the man of the
Comparing Willy Loman’s and his dreams to the average American and their American Dream helps illuminate how to not achieve the American Dream. Willy Loman was an unrealistic thinking salesman who believed he was living in his American Dream which consisted of being loved by his peers, having a large amount of money, and good personality. He was none of these things, only his family attended his funeral, he could not afford life insurance anymore, and people believed he was arrogant. His wife explains “Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper.
“Unoka, for that was his father’s name, in his day he was lazy and improvident” (Achebe 4). If Unoka got any kind of cowries as payment, he spent it all on palm-wine. He didn’t spent a dime to feed his family. The reason Unoka was a failure was due to the fact that he didn’t bother to prep his garden for yams to grow. Consequently, he was a debtor who owed lots of cowries to many men.
Being a prisoner was just so horrible that not even a simple story could be heard. In order for Elie’s father to survive, he hurts himself by not feeding himself and feeding his old, weak father instead. Instead of eating his own food he gives it to his father because he would get beaten for his food. “Let me give you good advice: stop giving your ration of bread and soup to your old father. You cannot help him anymore.
These poor children didn’t have a slice of bread for lunch or shoes on their feet. When their fathers formed the Bonus Army and went to Washington, DC to demand their pay, President Hoover shot those men and burned their belongings. (1) In earlier days, the government didn’t care for the well-being of the common man. Politicians were in the business of looking after their wealthy cronies. Speaking up for your fellow man meant you lost your job, your freedom, or even your life.
The final area I researched dealt with the effects on President Hoover’s presidency. During his presidency there was strong opinion he was to blame for the horrible economy because he did little to nothing to help improve people situation. As a result people started to refer to items using his name snidely. An example were Hooverville’s where the homeless population lived in communities of tin structures and had no access to heat, water, or the newly introduced electricity. A few other examples included Hoover blankets, newspapers that were used as blanket, and Hoover flags, an empty pocket turned inside out.