He has worked his entire life as chauffeur and has always wanted to go beyond being that though he has nothing to look forward to due to lack of economical power. In families, usually the one who brings money home leads and has the power. In the play, Walter has no control of his family mainly because his salary does not give him power. Also, Lena Younger has the insurance check from Big Walter which contained $10.000, making the Youngers depend on her and not on Walter Lee’s budget. As he is seen in the play, it can be deduced that his stressed personality mainly comes from the fact that he has no money to portray power.
. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
Okonkwo’s hard-working character was a result of him trying to be the opposite of his father, a lazy and unsuccessful man. The book says that Okonkwo started with nothing, saying “Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had.” (18) Despite this, Okonkwo grew to be very successful; he had several barns full of yams and was married to three wives. Okonkwo’s anger resulted from his lust for manliness. The book says “Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion
1.-(B) The novel “Of Mice and Men” is not a tragedy because the protagonists weren’t important people to society. They were just a couple of individuals who only had each other and were hoping to achieve their dream of having a small piece of land for their own. “Guys like us, that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world.” ”We ain´t like that. We got a future” ”Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.” Page 13 and 14 2.- The Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized
He concealed his feelings in worry of looking soft in front of Socs or even worse, his fellow Greasers. His high IQ and good grades and interest in books and movies do not matter because he lives on the poor side of town. He gets judged on where he comes from, rather than on the person he tries to become and hopes to become. Johnny, the second youngest Greaser, gets jumped by Socs, and has feared them since the incident. Johnny, the loyal gang member, gets described as the gang 's pet.
Therefore, it is not hard for Tateh to abandon socialism. At the dawn of the novel, Tateh is poor and despises the wealthy for his inability to provide for his family, but once he gains status, all ill thoughts in relation to wealth vanish. After his success, Tateh is first mentioned at a hotel emblem of the old world enjoying his newfound wealth, even more so than the old world does: “It was enormously pleasurable to see the world as the Baron did, alive to every moment” (215). Not to mention that thereafter, all notions of socialist action obliterate. Tateh does not use his success to aid the cause, nor does he attend any further socialist meetings or speak out about his cause.
Furthermore, both Nick and Jay Gatsby reside in the West Egg to indicate that they have not transformed into members of the social elite, and no amount of hard work can change the families that they came from. It is clear that both men recognize this, as they unconsciously denounce their backgrounds in the novel as Gatsby changed his name because “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people-his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby...sprang from a Platonic conception of himself...So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen- year- old boy would like to invent” and Nick creates the illusion that his family comes from a line of nobility as he says “The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we’re descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch , but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on to-day” (Fitzgerald 98
Despite facing bullying and abuse; this allows Peekay to spend pivotal years of his childhood forming his own opinions based on his worldview and not the view of others. This is shown when Peekay goes with his friend Hoppie to buy tackies and shows the Indian shopkeeper the same respect he had shown the Caucasian shopkeeper earlier on. “‘You’re a funny little bugger, Peekay. You don’t call a blery coolie ‘Mister.’ A coolie is not a kaffir because he is clever and he will cheat you any time he can. But a coolie is still not a white man!’” (Courtenay, p80).
In spite of his poor economic state, Jackson is not what we would call greedy. Pressed for time and practically broke, he runs all over town attempting to acquire the money needed for his grandmother’s regalia. While frustrating to see Jackson blow what little money he has time after time, he does not merely waste it. He says, “I walked into Big Heart’s and counted fifteen Indians—eight men and seven women. I didn’t know any of them… I laid my eighty dollars on the bar top… ‘All right,’ I said.
Dolphus a rich white man that has a colored wife and family hides the truth from society. While Mr. Dolphus is talking to Scout about why he does what he does, he tells her that, “Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”(Lee 268). He lives the way he does so he can live in peace and not have to deal with the constant prejudice of others in the town. Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons.
In Scratch beginnings, Adam Shepard tells the story from a homeless persons point of view to show appreciativeness. Shepard says “More than anything else over the course of my project, I grew to appreciate, even more than before , that we live in the greatest country in the world.” (213). By becoming homeless and leaving everything he had makes him a lot more encountered in working hard for what he wanted and where he wanted to get in life. For example, He worked a low paying job at the car wash while trying to find a better job, and he doesn’t spend money on food in order to save money for his apartment. He wanted to see how successful he could be by trying to make things happen on his own.
The winter of their arrival was referred to as “the starving time”. The men that survived the trip to the New World were so determined to find gold that they did not spend any time trying to find food. “But the occasion was our own, for want of providence, industry, and government, and not the barrenness and defect of the country, as is generally supposed” (29 American Spirit). The occasion of starving and death was their own fault because they were unable to take their eyes of the reward that they so deeply desired from being in America. In this case this small community was negatively impacted.
You can tell that Samuel is shocked by how simple it is in Letshin when he says, “Nothing has changed here.”(Singer 164) Samuel seems to almost feel sorry for his parents as he comes with all these ideas on improving the town, but he doesn’t realize that his parents don’t want anything new because of their Jewish lifestyle. He even had been sending his parents money in the mail, but Berl simply hid the money in a boot under the bed. After being gone for so long, Samuel had forgotten much of the Yiddish language, and struggled communicating with his parents. “The son talked a lot, but Berl and Berlcha understood little. His Yiddish was different and contained foreign words.”(Singer 165) Even Samuel’s overall appearance seemed strange to his parents.