The Great Depression In Cinderella Man And The Great Depression

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he Great Depression was a time of huge economic downfall. During this time period people lost their homes, money, and everything they had ever earned. Millions of people were affected, including the middle and lower classes, who would just become poorer. People in upper classes, even dropped to the lower class. This downfall began on October 29, 1929, and the leading cause was the crash of the stock market. Those who put their money into stocks lost almost everything, including the Braddock family. In the movie Cinderella Man, James Braddock and his family show the struggle of life during the great depression. James, with no work available, struggled to win fights in boxing, in order to put food on the table for his family. Overall, Cinderella Man depicted many of the different aspects of the depression, and can provide a good explanation of what it was like for many families during that time. The movie showcased many aspects of the Great Depression talked about in class. Loss of jobs and struggling to support the family was one of them. James Braddock struggled to win fights in order to keep food on the table. Although, after breaking his hand during a match, he was let go from boxing, and ended up having to swallow his pride and file a relief to support his family. Thankfully for James, due to a last minute cancellation they gave him the opportunity to fight again. Another aspect would be men leaving their families. In the movie, Sara Wilson 's husband walked down the
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