Both the play and movie are set in a sewing factory in Easy Los Angeles. In the play, the story is focusing on the sewing factory’s owner, Estela, and she is an undocumented worker and afraid of being catch by the INS. However, in the movie, the story is told from the point of view of Ana, Estela’s sister, who just graduated from high school. The immigration and gender politics issues are the central parts of the play in “Real Women Have Curves”. However, the film is mainly focus on the gender issue, and it takes out the whole part of immigration, which is the biggest change in the story.
It was a life that they could not escape. Therefore she made it her mission to stand up for her rights, empower her co-workers, and effectively improve the quality of life for mill workers of the future. Norma Rae chronicles the union organizing process from the expression of the workers’ discontent to the ultimate union win. Discontent in the workplace motivates workers to form a union. Though the mill workers in the movie were accustomed to a modest life, they became angry with their somber working conditions and the treatment they received.
Norma Rae The movie Norma Rae is a 1979 drama film about a textile worker from Alabama that becomes involved in labor union activities in the factory where she works. Though it is a film, it is based on the true story of Crystal Lee Sutton, a textile worker from North Carolina, who worked for J.P. Stevens textile plant, and was fired from her job for trying to organize a union (southerstudies.org, 2009)…………… The analysis and information provided will provide a summary of the movie, detail the motives of the workers to join a union, show managements reaction to the organizing, and discuss what the workers were hoping to achieve by gaining union representation, describe the union representation process,……………. Movie Summary Norma Rae tells the
Olsen adds blame on the government for why the narrator’s husband left by telling us that this happened before the Work Progress Administration, as to say it is the government’s fault for acting too late. When the narrator finally finds a job, she could not get one with hours well enough to be with her child. The narrator loved the way her baby reacted to the lights, colors, and music and was understandably crushed that she had to leave her baby with a neighbor so she could work (Olsen, Paragraph 8). Olsen uses this to blame the government for not coming up with a plan to help single mothers... ... middle of paper ... ...he ironing board,” that is, she hopes Emily learns her self-worth and does not allow herself to care more about getting wrinkles out of clothes than caring for her children. Olsen used Emily as an example of how the government cares more about business than people, thus why I believe she sustained an attack on a heartless, bureaucratic government in “I Stand Here Ironing.” She writes about how the government left the narrator to fend for herself and her child when her husband left her to escape the poverty they were in.
When Margaret Hale attempts to “come and call upon” Nicholas Higgins’s house, he is at first confused and then allows her to visit as a friend (Gaskell 73). Nicholas’s dislike for people from the south is ignored for Margaret Hale and believes that “north and south has both met and made kind o’ friends in the big smokey place”. (Gaskell 73). The angry mob ruins the strike orchestrated by the union and Nicholas Higgins. The strike and angry mob that occurs in the novel is disastrous for Nicholas Higgins and he is unable to get his job back, instead of giving up he tries everything he can for a different job.
In 1880, Leonora’s husband died and she was left to raise three children alone. Leonora needed money so she got a job in a factory where she worked for two years. The factory was a miserable place to work with terrible hourly wages. However, she needed the money to support her family. In 1884, Leonora Barry joined the Knights of Labor and campaigned to abolish child labor.
During the worst years of the Depression, her husband deserts the family leaving them to fend for themselves. With no money or savings available to support the two, her mother is forced to find work and Emily is handed over to a variety of temporary ... ... middle of paper ... ... her child. Olsen articulates the difficulties, obstacles, and struggles faced with non-privileged families in the story. The character of the mother in “I Stand Here Ironing” is one that is strong and wise. Throughout the story, she reflects on various events in Emily’s life that shaped the person she is today: self-sufficient and independent.
Her sister is their asking Maria for money since her son got sick and needs medicine. This makes Maria mad, she argues with the sister since Maria believes it’s not her responsibility yet the mom tells her to give the money. I believe that the mom had favoritism with the older daughter and a great example on how some mothers makes less of their other child’s. After the argument Maria tells them that she quit her job due to the unfairness of her boss. They scold at her and called her names, she was been forced to apologize to the boss and ask for her job b... ... middle of paper ... ...er and listens to the heart beat.
Her mother is sent to the infirmary, and Elli visits her, which is against the rules. She gets caught, and kneels on gravel for punishment. While doing so, she sees people from the Lodz ghetto going into a building. She reflects on what the older inmates told them about the smoke, and is afraid it might be true. After, Elli gets her mother out of the infirmary with three friends she’s worried that her mother won’t pass selection.
Sir Arthur Birling starts a chain of events when he sacks the girl, Eva Smith, from his factory, Birling & Co when she goes on strike for a pay rise. Mr Birling shows greed when he does not want to part with his money. He is a very vindictive man. Birling says she was a good worker and was about to be promoted but because he could not control his greed and anger, another deadly sin, he sacked her instead. His daughter, Sheila Birling, insists she has never heard of Eva Smith until the inspector shows her a photograph.