Fitzgerald uses symbol and character to build his theme of money does not guarantee people 's perceptions or dreams. Dreams are not guaranteed to come true. Myrtle Wilson, MYRTLE WILSON THE WHORE OF A WIFE, dies before achieving any of her dreams. She had an affair with Tom Wilson as an attempt to bring herself closer to the wealthy upper class, but she was never happy with what she had. In this novel, dust is a symbol representing the poor and desolate.
The Great Depression brought hardships to families across America. People battled these hardships in many ways, but John Steinbeck’s weapon of choice was something that would live on forever: his words. Throughout his career Steinbeck wrote over 31 books. His classic novel, Of Mice and Men, portrays a heart wrenching story of two men that are beaten into the ground of the Great Depression. While Steinbeck shows that dreams and planning can create hope and aspiration, friendship is shown to be the deciding factor between a content life and the search for more, that can ultimately lead to less.
Curley turns his wife’s death into a situation with himself as the center of attention: ‘...“I’ll kill the big son-of-a-b*tch myself. I’ll shoot ‘im in the guts”...’(95) His reaction is disrespectful towards his wife, as he immediately seeks revenge, perhaps with his pride at best interest, judging from his constant use of the personal pronoun ‘I’. This shows that Curley does not respect or value his wife as anything other than an asset to his social status. She is merely an object in his eyes. In summary, John Steinbeck in Of Mice and Men explores how socially weak men disrespect women using multiple forms of dialogue with the characters either directly speaking to Curley’s wife, or speaking about her behind her back.
As the two sisters fight over who loves their father more, they demonstrate to the audience that they are selfish and manipulative. They take advantage of their father’s old age and use their words to get gain for themselves. They do the exact opposite of what daughters are supposed to do during those times. “The representation of patriarchal misogyny is most obvious in the treatment of Goneril and Regan...Goneril’s and Regan’s treatment of their father...is seen...as a fundamental violation of human nature” (Bruce). God was most powerful, followed by men, who were followed by women.
The novella ‘of Mice and Men’ was written by John Steinbeck in the 1930s. It is set in a difficult period of time when America was sunk in deep depression. However, themes of loyalty shine brightly throughout the novella. He shows that even though Americas economy is in tatters, loyalty can still be as prominent. There were also distinct themes of disloyalty, mainly between characters.
Steinbeck comments on discrimination throughout the novella. Racial discrimination was directed towards crooks when he”ain’t wanted in the bunk hous” sexism was directed towards curleys Wife when George describes her as a bitch and hes “seen ‘em poison before, but never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her” ageism was directed to wards candy when hes “gonna get canned” when “he’s no good to himself” and Lennie was discriminated because of his disability when curley picks a fight with him He comments on humans constantly being stereotypical and discriminative and is trying to convey the idea that ‘we need to all be kinder’. He portrays the character of Curley as the antagonist of the novella who is cruel petulant and bullying. Both George and Lennie, as protagonists, express their distaste for this sort of
Caused by the prosperity during the 1920s, and flourished by the stock market crash in 1929, the lives of many were ruined (Shindo 538). Harper Lee shows the effects of the Great Depression in her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel introduces the social status of the townspeople in a fictional town called Maycomb, in Alabama, whos lives had been flustered by the Great Depression. Rigid social divisions throughout Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird exhibits the social hierarchy during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The story takes place during the peak of the Great Depression from 1933-1935.
Curley threatens all of the men with a beating if they speak to his wife, witch makes Curley 's wife feel extremely isolated and lonely. Curley 's wife eventually seeks attention by going to Lennie, which leads to the cause of her death. Steinbeck 's use of the theme of loneliness to show that people need to interact with others and that loneliness can affect people of all types. One character that faces lots of loneliness is Curley 's wife because of the fact that she gave up on her dream of becoming a actor. As a result Curley 's wife went looking for a rich young man.
This is farther reinforced in ‘one night, in the fall, she runned away.’ This denotes her longing to run away from her terrible fate. It also brings her entrapment by her husband into light. The verb ‘runned’ shows just how illiterate the farmer was and how unjust it was at that society where illiterate men still had more power over woman and how woman were depicted as powerless and obedient to men. The contemporary
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor. Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud.
Curley 's wife is promiscuous. She’s clingy, racist, and she annoys everyone on the ranch. At least that’s the way John Steinbeck portrayed her in his book Of Mice and Men. When a motion picture based on the book under the same name was produced, the director Gary Sinise decided to transform the way people felt about Curley 's wife. He presented her as more sympathetic and romantic, and in turn far more likeable.
In other words she looked to be a merchant boy, on the cusp of manhood. Upon the princess realizing that this merchant was not like the others in one serious way Taylor had pulled her aside, where they were seen by some of the servants of the house. This was the start of the rumors, and they only grew from there. Taylor threatened the princess that if the secret was not kept there would be serious repercussions, in terms of the number of limbs the princess walked away with. However, the princess ended up spilling the beans about trying to fake her death, so that she might marry her love, a poor servant who worked in the kitchens.
Impact of the Great Depression The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, written by Amity Shlaes, gives a lengthy detail of the Great Depression. According to her viewpoint the government handled the situation of the economic crisis very poorly, which led to the Great Depression lasting longer than it suppose to. In this book, Shlaes wrote about observed action taken by Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. She gave a detail of the years from 1927 to 1940 and in the beginning of every chapter she mentioned the unemployment rate and the average of Dew Jones Industry. According to Shleas, the Great Depression had major impacts on America life, American values and American Government.
American Literature has a way of describing major historic events in an impressing manner. To Kill A Mockingbird is a piece of literature exalted because of the way it depicts the historical reality of the 1930’s. During the 1930’s the US was in one of the worst economic states in history, had many different roles for each gender, and issues dealing with race. Harper Lee wraps all these realities up in To Kill A Mockingbird, but there is one more accurate than the others. The aspect of historical reality To Kill A Mockingbird reflects the most accurately is the Great Depression, specifically the new organizations created during the recession and everyone’s economic state.
John Proctor fears his name’s identity, which is evident near the end of the play when he resists Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale’s posting his name on the church door, accusing him of witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who involved in an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as the Proctor’s maid. Elizabeth fires Abigail, once she realizes her maid and her husband’s covert relationship. Elizabeth’s dismissal causes Abigail to become very angry, for women had little power at the time, let alone unmarried women like herself. By playing her Mafia-like wailing and doll piercing games and forcing the other Salem girl to participate, Abigail determines to terminate Elizabeth and keep John for herself (460-473).