This causes Jurgis to spend a lot of their money on alcohol in order to allow himself to “see clearly” again. Sinclair shows how the poor reacted to the neglect, by making Jurgis become a drunk who abused his family 's money. From the article “Realism and Revolution”, Walter Rideout remarks, “When illness destroys Jurgis 's great strength, he realizes that he has become a physical cast-off, one of the waste products of the plant, and must take the vilest job of all in the packing company 's fertilizer plant.” (Rideout) As Jurgis lives through his life of poverty, he becomes weaker and weaker until he becomes worthless to employers. This causes Jurgis to have little self-worth, or as Rideout puts, Jurgis believes he is “one of the waste products of the plant” (Rideout). Jurgis was not the only character to be belittled, Rideout also puts, “After their pathetically happy marriage, the descent of Jurgis and Ona into the social pit is steady.
When Porter encountered George, it pained him to witness the suffering animal as Day stated, “George’s sad eye fixed on Porter like a plea, and he had to look away” (Day 17). The plea that George gave Porter symbolizes his experience in the war considering that the Calvary men Porter fought alongside by were also pleading for the war to be over. Not only that, but George’s sad eyes symbolize the pain the Union Calvary men underwent as they were dying. As Porter repressed his memory of the war while talking to Irene, he remembered what happens in the war: “Almost twenty years had gone by, but he could still see the land rolling like an ocean into the blue sky. [Porter] tried not to remember other images: a barn in Alabama full of stinking, rotting, wailing men.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks”- William Julius Wilson. This quote relates to the Great Depression in 1929-1939, when whites and blacks were discriminated. They would usually live in cardboard houses called Hoovervilles, with no jobs or money. A Hooverville is a major setting in an award winning novel called Bud, Not Buddy. In the 1999 novel, Bud, Not Buddy, where Christopher Paul Curtis introduces readers to the main character, ten-year-old, Bud Caldwell, who has a very challenging life.
Just as the water buffalo was tortured to death, most of the men in Alpha Company feel helpless in their situation. Kiley lost his friend and to escape the pain he choses to take it out on the buffalo. This scene also sparks the theme of revenge, and as you read other sections you begin to realize the primitive nature these men have devolved into. In the chapters Friends and Enemies, you see the evolution of emotional trauma through Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen.
One’s self has experienced loneliness from choice or forced into isolation. The novel ¨Of Mice and Men¨ written by John Steinbeck, took place during the Great Depression, near Soledad, California. The protagonist, George and the antagonist, Lennie are mid aged, white men who are working on a ranch with other mid aged, white men. Along with ones who aren’t as focused at the time, such as Crooks, the negro or black, Curley’s wife, the woman and, Candy, the old and weak man were treated differently from all the white, strong males in the novel due to the setting the novel. This making distance in relationships in Of Mice and Men, isolating these characters into loneliness.
People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here. They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time.
In the country, families suffered because of unusual droughts of the 1930 's that caused crops to fail miserably meant the already indebted farmers commonly lost their properties. At one time in 1932, there were near to 250,000 homeless children throughout America. By far the ones who fared much worse off were African Americans owing to the fact that they were already impoverished anyway. The fact was white Americans were preferable as employees at that day and age, so black Americans were considered the first to be fired in
Dust Bowl and Economics of the 1930s The Dust Bowl was a very desperate and troublesome time for America. The southwestern territories were in turmoil due to the arid effect of the drought causing no fertile soils. As the rest of America was being dragged along with the stock market crash and higher prices of wheat and crops since the producing areas couldn't produce. This was a streak of bad luck for the Americans as they were in a deep despair for a quite some time. Luckily Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to shine some light with a new deal.
The Dust Bowl delivered a crazy drought to the fields of the Great Plains and crushed the economy during the Great Depression. Massive dust clouds destroyed just about everything from crops, farms, and the lives and jobs of thousands of farmers. This resulted in even more economic despair during the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl happened in the 1930s in the Great Plains due to farmer’s poor cultivation techniques. Although the farmers cultivation options didn 't work, the federal government really helped them out with after five years went by.