Due to Abners history as a sharecropper and criminal, it is quite likely that he has had many unpleasant experiences with wealthy people. In his story, Faulkner implies that Abner is no stranger to commiting crimes against his employers. In at least one instance, when he is shot while stealing a horse, Abner is physically punished for his lawlessness. Sylvia's distaste for anyone who might be considered better that her is evidenced by her dislike of Miss Moore. Miss Moore's education alienates her from Sylvia, who is disconcerted by her "nappy hair and proper speech and no makeup."
Through Paul's desperation, the demanding house, and Hester's narcissism, Lawrence suggests that materialism and greed ultimately lead to the destruction of families and human beings in "The Rocking Horse Winner." Beginning with Paul’s desperation, materialism and greed prove dangerous, even deadly, in “The Rocking Horse Winner.” Paul first shows his abnormal need for recognition during a conversation with his mother about luck. He believes that being lucky will allow his mother to love him; however, seeing that his mother “pay[s] no attention” to him, Paul grows angry and decides he “want[s] to compel her attention” (Lawrence 74). He is determined to prove his worthiness to her. Kathleen Wilson, editor of Short Stories for Students: Volume Two, agrees that Paul relinquishes all “needs of his own and is motivated solely by the desire to help his mother” (234).
And for Curley’s wife, it was the inability to talk to anyone else other than her husband. For George, the hope of such companionship dies with Lennie, and true to his original estimation, he will go through life alone. In conclusion, the relationship between George and Lennie and the dream the dream they shared portrayed the celebration of life in Of Mice and Men, while the loneliness of the characters and Lennie’s death express the more depressing side of the novel. Of Mice and Men revealed the reality of human life, which is volatile and unpredictable. One day life may lift you up and gives hope just to take it away the next day.
In one of the ?plotless? chapters, the reader is exposed to the hardships which the farmers are forced to face while being evicted from their land. Businessmen, sent from the bank, would come to the farmers land in cars and explain to the farmers that they need to get off their land. They would tell the farmers that unfortunately, with the technological advances being made, a tractor can do the work of twelve families- h... ... middle of paper ... ... rendering the much needed food useless. The inconsiderate actions displayed by the businessmen and orchard owners show their selfishness and inhumanity, and exemplify their carelessness and indifference towards suffering humans.
In Of Mice and Men, two men by the name of George and Lennie wander the California countryside to find work to pay for the ranch of their dreams. It takes a turn for the worse, when Lennie accidentally kills another man’s wife. George kills Lennie to prevent a slow, painful death by a mob from killing him, which destroys him in the end. Ultimately, the respect that Nick and George have for their friends leads to the destruction of dreams for Nick and George. Nick’s respect for Gatsby ultimately made Tom, Daisy, and Jordan’s actions seem selfish.
In the novel by John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, everyone wants to survive and although they acquire many different obstacles throughout their journey to California, their biggest struggle includes people discriminating against them and making their lives more difficult. The main example of prejudice behavior toward the migrants includes man’s inhumanity towards other men. Another clear example of prejudice behavior towards the migrates includes the man whose children die of starvation. The most prejudice operation towards them throughout the novel, however, proceeded to extend from the police officials. The Grapes of Wrath sheds light on the discrimination and prejudice behavior towards migrants traveling to California during the dust bowl and exhibited the unfair treatment the Okies faced.
Through Jimmie he attempted to portray a child raised without guidance who turned into his abusive, drunk father. Crane plays Jimmie and Maggie off of each other as opposites. The Mother and Father are depicted as failed drunken hypocrites and poor role models. Crane skillfully characterizes and stereotypes the personalities in Maggie to illustrate the influence of environment and the wretched conditions in slums. Maggie "blossomed in a mud puddle" and represented purity in a corrupt world.
It clearly portrays the uncertainty and struggle associated with living during the Great Depression. Thus, both the novella and the poem explain that human dreams for a great future are subject to circumstance and fate, which most of the time collude against human success in life leaving only a trace of broken dreams, pain and misery. Steinbeck inclines to unravel the plight of two migrant workers with a dream to purchase their own land in the future, where they plan to rear rabbits and keep livestock. As reality dawns on the two men, their lifestyle proves not to be as easy as they think. George states, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.
The lost of the American Dream due to the restlessness of working laboriously and the lost of hope all contributed to the depression for the migrant workers. In Of Mice and Men, Crooks and Candy, both perked up the to thoughts of the Dream, however, it was diminished by a higher up social class member, Curley’s wife. Therefore the contribution of the unfair treatment by the owners of the land who bullied the men into losing the hope of achieving the American
John Steinbeck wrote this book to show the world the horrors that all these poor white families went through. Tom Joad the main character in this story is a high-spirited man who is highly opinionated. After arriving they realize how bad the working rights were and Tom Joad begins to stand up for it. John Steinbeck to write this novel he travelled with a family to California after loosing their home to the tractors. At first he sets the scene for the dustbowl that causes all the chaos.