6.2 Unemployment According to Swanepoel (2016:7) unemployment is regarded as a source and effect of poverty in which people suffers from. It is a source because no job, no income. In addition, poor people cannot afford decent houses, nutritious food, medical aid and sending children to decent schools. Unemployment is the effect of poverty because weakness is caused by eating unhealthy food, poor housing and lack of access to education stop people from getting jobs. Unemployment is the effect of isolation.
Selfish. These are all traits that would describe Walter Lee and his actions. Walter Lee is a character from the play A Raisin in the Sun in which a black family tries to get out of poverty and go against stereotypes by trying to start over with their Grandpa’s life insurance money. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry explores the concept that greed leads to being blinded by money and forgetting about one’s loved ones as shown by the climax of the play, the character of Walter Lee, and the effect that his actions have on the rest of his family. The Character of Walter Lee shows that greed blinding a person can cause him to forget about the ones he loves.
“Few Americans knew about the Hoover’s extensive charitable efforts during the Depression because they insisted on making them a private affair. And while Bert and Lou scored an “A” in the individual-good-works department, they flunked the official course altogether, failing to come up with a style of leadership or legislative agenda that was equal to the enormous task before them. The result was sad and predictable: America got sick to death of the Hoovers. In 1932 they lost the White House to a couple of radicals named Roosevelt whose ambitious ideas, so Bert and Lou believed, would ruin the country. Events would prove them wrong.” (193) Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry were the Roosevelt’s predecessors and for the most part, not a
This era sets the stage on which these stories take place. During these harsh times, many people turned to the government or banks for help, but they were turned down by the banks because they wanted a profit, or they bankrupted, and the government 's resources were stretched so low they could only help few people. In The Harvest Gypsies, the migrant workers are seen to band together,but not as much as in Grapes of Wrath. “Noah and Uncle John and the preacher began to unload the truck. They helped Grampa down and sat him on the ground and he sat limply, staring ahead of him.
Drought is a very serious loss. It is logic if farmers cannot produce as they did once, then, what is everyone supposed to eat? This is not just about not having money to eat, this is about not having enough aliment to feed everyone. Therefore, we can assume that people got ill, and in addition to that, they did not have enough money to cover expenses such as hospitals bills and medicine. Daniels, P. tells about John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, which describes the situation of the regions affected by the “dust storms”.
The depression started in 1929 when the stock market crashed, and a lot of shares from people and companies were worthless. This left many people in the United States jobless and without money. The dollar bill would not have the same value until 1944. In the book, Scout sees that Maycomb was a poor town and that nothing bad would really happen that could be worse than the way they were living by saying “There was no worry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with”(Lee 6). For example, Mr. Cunningham, who was a poor neighbor, has to pay Atticus with vegetables because he cannot pay him with real money for his work.
Hence, when there was a lack of rainfall, the price of grain soared and famine occurred in India, China and Brazil. Since the English elite possessed the means to pay for the inflated price of grain, it was subsequently funneled out from India, resulting in the starvation of millions (O’Brien & Williams, 2016:77). In a parallel with India, the cultivation system in Indonesia led to the destruction of native industry as villagers were occupied in producing cash crops throughout the seasons (Bagchi, 2009:100). The forced production in cash crops led to widespread starvation and famine, as there were crops for local
Mrs.Frank catches one of the VaanDaans stealing. She says ““The bread! He was stealing the bread” (Frank, 505) Even though everyone in hiding had very little food, and they all had to make sacrifices, especially on the amount of food, Mr. VaanDaan was still very selfish. If Mr. VaanDaan is selfish, and he is on the same side as the Franks, imagine what the horrible people in the world would do. Another example of people being selfish is when Mrs. Frank says to Mrs..VaanDann “Your a mother, yet you sacrifice your child to this man.” Frank (504) Even though Peter’s father was being selfish, Mrs. VaanDaan, Peter’s mother stood up for her husband.
Everyone makes mistakes, no one’s perfect, although he made mistakes he would try and find another way around it and try to survive on his own not relying on anybody. He made friends on his journey like the couple, the young girl, and also the old man. They helped McCandless go the right way and not the wrong way. The last mistake he made costed him his life by eating the wrong plant making him paralysed, nauseous, dizzy and much more. The biggest mistake of all was him leaving ending his life with hunger.
To Kill A Mockingbird [Bob Ewell] Bob Ewell is a critical character in To Kill a Mockingbird, his malicious ways would not only bring turmoil to Scout and Jem's life but all of Maycomb County . The Ewells were the lowest thing next to negros no education, money or a superior social status. Mr.Ewell would often have a slight desire to change this, but the power of laziness always overcame the desire to do so. The only form of income that the family acquired was a welfare check from the government. The revenue from the check was spent on alcohol and other pleasures that Mr.Ewell love to enjoy!
“Go and eat down-town today. You can pay back tomorrow,” Walter shook his head. “Nome thank you ma’am,” he drawled softly.” (page 25). The farmers had it the worst during the great depression, with virtually no money the farmers do what little they can. Farmers today are still having trouble today, some get shut down for lack of product some don 't get with the times and are forcefully shut down.