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Diary Of Man During Great Depression

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Diary Of Man During Great Depression

Dear Diary,

I am 29 years old and I come from a lower - middle class family. My

ancestors came from England but I was born in Australia. I haven't got

married cause I am having a hard time supporting myself let alone have

a family. I lost my job when the Great Depression began and I got one

about three years later. This is my story and this is how it all

began.

I was going to work on a Tuesday and I had heard on the radio that

there was a Wall Street stock market crash but I hadn't really cared

about it till then. When I got to work the following morning I had the

shock of my life, I saw that I had been fired. The boss had told me he

went out of business. I was scared. I knew this may happen one day but

I never really expected it to. I ran to buy a copy of the newspaper to

see there were at least sixty people ahead of me. I knew they to had

all lost their jobs and they too were nervous. The thought that scared

me the most was that my rent was overdue and I may be turned on the

streets. I got the newspaper and I saw there was one vacancy for a

factory worker. I rushed to get the job but I saw there were already

at least fifty applicants in front of me and I realized I was far too

late to have any chance of getting the job. So I walked into the local

bar and had a drink, and I soon got drunk. I can't really remember it

very well but after going out I went home and fell asleep. The next

morning I knew that I had to do something so I went around trying to

do menial tasks to be able to buy some food and then somehow pay off

my rent. It was hard to imagine that I used to give away money to

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they are 29 years old and come from a lower-middle-class family.
  • Narrates how they lost their job when the great depression began and got one.
  • Narrates how they heard on the radio that they were going to work on a tuesday.
  • Opines that their rent was overdue and they may be turned on.
  • Narrates how they thought of asking for help but their ego got the better of them.
  • Narrates how they had heard of the horse named phar lap and he had a pretty.
  • Opines that they should have gone on the dole earlier, but they thought it would work.
  • Narrates how they stayed and were turned out on the streets so they moved back where they were.
  • Narrates how they won quite a lot of money and it took their mind of their own.
  • Narrates how they hoped to find a job as they were sick two weeks later.
  • Narrates how the owner said they could have paid their rent for 2 weeks in a row.
  • Opines that dad had done for them when they needed help, and they had let them stay with them.
  • Narrates how they felt the shock of their life when they saw that they had been fired. they ran to buy a copy of the newspaper to see sixty people ahead of them.
  • Narrates how they realized they were too late to get the job, so they walked into the local bar and had a drink.
  • Narrates how they went around trying to do menial tasks to be able to buy some food and then pay off their rent. it was hard to imagine that they used to give away money.
  • Narrates how they spent half their life savings on him and the next day he won. they were enthusiastic with the win but for some reason they never saw their winnings.
  • Explains that income they were receiving a little bit was going to their mum and dad. they don't know how long they will live so they are trying to make their lives easier.
  • Narrates how all the high hopes that they had came to nothing. the next week, the landlord said he had no option but to evict them
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