Poverty was almost like a curse given to Rosa Vargas by her husband, who “left without even leaving a dollar for bologna or a note explaining how come” (29). Many women today with young children are forced to take care of their families as single mothers without the support of the father. These women are often too busy taking care of the children to find a job. The fact that Rosa is a Hispanic affects her ability to find a job as well. Even if she did have the time, her ethnicity and gender would be cause for discrimination.
The apartment is his mother’s. The idea of manhood to Walter is more than just running the household but supplying for his family and allowing them to be happy. At the time, the Younger family is struggling financially and they the mother of travis, Ruth, is going to have another baby. He then blames his relationship with his wife as holding him back from becoming a good husband. This shows that Walter can’t do anything while himself and his family does not believe in him.
The children and adults live in fear and without hope every day. They realize that the chances of any of one being able to rise out of their current place in society is slim. This fosters an atmosphere of distrust and resentment. Pedro’s mom did not want to take care of Pedro but instead gave him to the state. Meche lives with the fear in the back of her head that she will suffer a similar fate as Pedro’s mother.
Her inability to have children and lack of domestic skills lead Celia to believe that she is not a good enough wife for Johnny, and he will eventually abandon her. She secretly hires Minny to clean the house and teach her how to cook to impress Johnny. Celia has never had a maid before and, because of her kind nature, she treats Minny with great respect, which Minny is totally not used to, and the two slowly become friends. In the end of the book, Celia finally comes to realize that her husband loves her for who she is, and she does not feel the need to fit in the high-society of Jackson anymore as she found a true friend in
This also contributes to her life being labelled as a “terrible waste” because she probably did not have any outlandish aspirations as a small child and, consequently, could not form “regular” aspirations as a young adult. As they get older, Veronica is left to raise her siblings as the responsibility had “fallen on her”. Okeke does help as he “helped her fetch water from the stream and occasionally chopped firewood”, but there is only so much that he can do as his support is barred by his own “physical inadequacy”. Especially as Veronica is abused by her father “night after night”. Both Okeke and his father seem to both be responsible for this portion of Veronica’s life.
In Martin’s life he has many conflicts but they are mostly centered on his and his family’s poverty. He cannot go to school because he does not have enough money to pay for it, he cannot pay for stamps and letters to send to Caitlin, and he sometimes does not get enough food to eat. Caitlin’s main problems center on trying to help Martin by sending money and other crucial stuff to help Martin out. She also has other problems in her life but they are more inconsequential like getting grounded, breaking up with a boyfriend, and not doing the stuff she wants to do. The story ends with Caitlin and Martin meeting which, in my opinion, the pinnacle of story.
The mother was not happy with her marriage because of the lack of money. In the story, when Paul was talking to his mother and she said that they do not have their own car because they are poor and your father have no luck and this thing made him asks her is money related to luck? For her yes and most people would say the same thing that they are related because when he get her money she was thrilled to have money and to have a lucky son. Also, the uncle love money more than his nephew because when he was in the hospital the uncle said to his mother at least they have money. To be clear, the money was everything for both the mother and uncle.
At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel.
I think that the family’s greatest struggles stemmed from the sudden lack of a steady flow of income, and the consequences that followed. The first struggles that we saw were Mariana being unable to do things for or with her children, being forced to make the same, most likely cheap, meals every day, and having to leave the children alone in the apartment while she was trying to find work or sell empanadas. The greatest difficulty the family ran into was losing their apartment and becoming homeless. Mariana had to keep the kids with her at almost all times, and they were forced to live on the streets while they tried to collect cans and find some way to make a living. Gabi had to drop out of school to try and help support his family as well.
The consequences of experiencing how ruthless slavery can be affect how passionate Denver protects her family. Slavery caused Denver 's family to become smaller and smaller starting with the lost of her grandmother, father, and siblings. Since it is only Denver and Sethe living on 124 she is protective of what she has. For example when Paul D makes his first appearance on 124 Denver is not happy about it because she doesn 't like the idea of having to share Sethe 's attention. “All that leaving: first her brothers, then her grandmother- serious losses since there were no children to cirle her in a game.