Thesis Statement On The Cinderella Man

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As a result of the stock market crash, many families suddenly went into severe debt and lost everything they had. It was October 29, 1929 when this day in the United States got the name of Black Tuesday because of the darkness that had set into their lives. The Great Depression took place until 1939, and it was during those ten years millions of Americans lost their jobs and the rate of unemployment hit the highest it has ever been. Families were compelled to sell their homes, belongings and did not make enough money to afford enough food. The movie Cinderella Man (2005) by Ron Howard, is based on the true story of James J. Braddock, famous boxer, who had it all before the Great Depression. James J. Braddock, aka Cinderella Man, was a boxer out of New Jersey and the pride of the state. It was 1928 when Braddock was living comfortably with his wife Mae and his three children Jay, Howard and Rosemarie. Braddock's career took off in the beginning with countless wins until 1933 during the heart of the Great Depression, the Braddock family was living in poverty. Braddock did not give up though, instead he believed, “I have to believe that when things are bad I can change them.” Braddock had hit rock bottom when his boxing career was thought to be over and his stocks crashed, he sold everything he owned to pay for food, electric and a home for his family. But James J. Braddock did not back down from a…show more content…
challenge, he fought through the pain of a broken hand on the docks to earn little money for his family and fought in another boxing match when his partner Joe Gould called him with an open spot for what was supposed
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