The Great Depression was a devastating period in United States History, the economy collapsed, and a staggering 25% of the population was unemployed. During this time, there were large wage disparity gaps that were very prevalent, there was no middle class, you were either wealthy or you were poor. It was hard for family life to continue, parents had to take up two and three jobs to make sure their kids were staying safe, and well. Most of these jobs were odd-jobs, and were temporary with no sense of security. It was a struggle to find work, and no job was too demeaning for you to do, because you may not find work again. James J. Braddock, who is the main character in Cinderella Man, knows the struggle of the Great Depression, and how he did not take any chance for granted. A similar film, Rocky, which shows Rocky Balboa as an underperforming boxer, who gets his one shot at fame and does not squander it. The purpose of these two films were to show social class disparity. Through hard work and a bit of fortune, anyone can make it in the United States, as portrayed in these films. The use of lighting, camera angles, and sounds allowed for the accurate portrayal of these events.
The great depression was a time where some people had nothing and the people that had things, had little to nothing. In this time of prosperity nobody had hope for the future and they sent their kids away and sold their belongings to other people who would pay for
The Great Depression left everyone in shambles. This was an economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S. Beginning with the stock-market crash in October, 1929. After watching Cinderella Man, we learned that this economic drop caused James J. Braddock, a famous boxer before the crash, to lose everything. Yet, later gave citizen hope that times would get better.
The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the world. It began in the United States when the stock market crashed in October 1929. Everybody was sent into a panic and millions of investors were wiped out. Unemployment levels began to rise after consumer spending and investment dropped, while stock prices continued to increase. Companies started to lay off their workers, and soon nearly thirteen to fifteen million people in America were without jobs.
Have you ever overcame problems that you thought you never could? Well many people have also. A man named James J. Braddock and his family in the film “Cinderella Man” struggled and overcame challenges brought on by the Great Depression in the 1930’s. The Great Depression was the most darkest and long-lasting downturn in American history. And it all began after the stock market crash in October 1929.
The Great Depression was a time of hardship, businesses failed, unemployment rate sank and nothing seemed to go right, everything went left, for many especially for a man named James J. Braddock. In the movie Cinderella Man, a movie written about a family going through the Great Depression. The Braddock family have been through it all. They have gone from the top to the bottom, and back again. The journey this family faced was excruciating, and painful.
I'm the movie Cinderella Man, James Braddock starts off as a strong middle-class regular American. The economy is going well. James and his family live in a nice neighborhood. James wins fights and overall is having a pretty good life as an American. James is an excellent well known boxer. James Braddock is married to a woman named mMae and they have three kids with eacother; two bioys and one girl. Maeb knew that boxing was his life from the moment she met him. Mae unlike other relatives cannot assure herself into watching his brutal fights. Mae supports her husband because it is at that time the only profession he can do that keeps a roof over their head. Just like every other American at that time James has a tremendous life changing experience.
Did you know the Great Depression was the deepest and longest economic downturn in the history of the western industrialized world?The lowest point for America where the economy was at a severe downfall.The Great Depression started on October 29,1929, ended in 1939.How America was able to overcome the Great Depression was because of World War II and big government military spending that finally broke the depression’s back (Doc.5). In these hard times for America it; was able to sustain itself over the downslide of falling stock prices and when the stock market crashed.The Great depression was one the most difficult time for Americans where there were people in severe poverty and often jobless.The causes of the Great Depression was speculation,
Even though facts were left out in the movie, Cinderella Man portrayed the lives of many middle class families across America in a beautiful picture of hope during the Great Depression. Cinderella Man gave examples of how James Braddock and his children survived on small provisions everyday, exposed Hoovervilles as dark slums, and portrayed how difficult getting a job was. Overall Cinderella Man did an amazing job on portraying the Great Depression during the
The Great Depression The Great Depression was by far one of the worst times of America’s history, and the world’s history. The Depression affected everyone except for the politicians and the wealthy. During the depression a lot of people lost their jobs which caused the unemployment rate to sky rocket to 14% of America’s population was unemployed, and the number would stay their till World War 2, and the depression started in the 1920’s. Middle class workers were hit the hardest in the depression. Most of the middle class citizens lost their jobs.
Those who had already been working through the Great Depression, though, had arrived with some of the necessary skills already in the process of developing. During the Great Depression, it was not uncommon for people to be homeless, without food, and separate from their families. For these men on the rowing team, they had to push through these difficulties, along with passing classes grades, making enough to pay for college, and achieving physical strength to row. However, most people did not possess this hope and determination naturally.
The Great Depression by Robert S. McElvaine is pretty straightforward. In the beginning, the book compares the economic crisis of 2008 with the roots of the Great Depression in 1929. He believed that politicians in the twentieth century did not learn their lesson from before. The book also depicts the lives of people during The Roaring Twenties and how the downfall of the economy and overproduction lead to mass unemployment and struggling families. McElvaine’s point of view on the Great Depression was considerably biased. As he points out, “the changing mix of American values in the Depression - was of even more significance than was Roosevelt himself.” What McElvain is trying to express in this quote is that Americans were so unhappy and felt
Nishat kazi (Muniya) 11th grade The Great Depression was one of the worst downturn of economy in the history that took place during the 1930s. It had a catastrophic effect in countries on both rich and poor. Though there are a lot of causes behind the Great Depression,the main three causes were-1.Bank failure 2.Stock market crash 3.laissez faire.
The movie Cinderella Man was incredibly accurate of what it was like to live in the great depression, in its portrayal of the characters, setting, and events of the movie. Like in the movie, Jim J. Braddock was a boxer that lived during the great depression. He had many adversities that he had to face, and they are generally what fueled him to continue fighting. Movies usually tend to over exaggerate struggles, but Cinderella Man shows the raw reaction and reality during that time. The details about the characters in this movie are very accurate except for a few small details.
The film hides many of the issues of the“roaring” 20’s mostly because they are not relevant to Braddock’s story. The film also favours a storybook “happily ever after” ending rather than addressing the lasting effects the depression America in the mid to late 1930’s for the same reason. Again to protect the integrity of the Braddock’s story, Roosevelt’s New deal is barely touched on and only mentioned in one scene. While this does take away from the film’s historical credibility as a whole it does not make the film useless for