Imagine being put in a horrible situation that one has very little chance of escaping from. This happens to people all over the world and even occurs in Canada and the United States. Often this inability to escape horrible things is faced by many Native American populations. Sherman Alexie the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian made this very clear through plot, characters and the themes. Certain points in the novel stuck out which clearly represented how hard it is for Native Americans to escape poverty.
“In twentieth-century America the history of poverty begins with most working people living on the edge of destitution, periodically short of food, fuel, clothing, and shelter” (Poverty in 20th Century America). Poverty possesses the ability to completely degrade a person, as well as a family, but it can also make that person and family stronger. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, a family of immigrants has to live in severe poverty in Packingtown, a suburb of Chicago. The poverty degrades the family numerous times, and even brings them close to death. Originally the family has each other to fall back on, but eventually members of the family must face numerous struggles on their own, including “hoboing it” and becoming a prostitute.
For example, in the play, The Deaths of a Salesman the father, Willy Loman was a businessman even though it sounds like a good employment his family was still poor since his son would steal and didn’t focus much in his education. It was as if the son was being distracted by poverty and decided to ignore his education at some point in his life. Poverty is a regulation that is unavoidable by the people who fall into that category and makes people miserable because they can’t get what they need in order to succeed in life. Education is known to be the key to
“He was poor and his wife and children had barely enough to eat.” Okonkwo was very ashamed of his father when he died because he not taken any titles and he was heavily in dept. Okonkwo did not want to be like his father so he worked very hard and at a young age he was a wealthy farmer and had two barns full of yams, and he had married his third wife. Not only that but he had two titles. This was a very tough task but Okonkwo managed to do it and the villages looked up to him. Another tragic event that Okonkwo had to go through in his life was when he became attached to a boy that he had taken in when Udo’s wife was murdered.
This dream is bound to fail because everyone wants that dream and it cost a lot of money, most of the men working in America with this dream are on low salary so can never afford the American dream. George is one of the main characters in the book, he travels from ranch to ranch with Lennie. George gets Lennie out of trouble when he does bad things. The dream George has is to live in a small house and have a few acres of land and live off of the fatter of the land and not to go to work on the land when they don't feel like it or the weather is horrible. This dream usual for the time he is living in.
Unoka, Okonkwo's father, "was lazy and improvident and was quite incapable of thinking about tomorrow" (2937). "Unoka was, of course, a debtor, and he owed every neighbor some money" (2937). As a child and young man, he loved good company and festivities, the leisurely life, nature, and music. But as an adult, Unoka "was a failure. He was poor and his wife and children had barely enough to eat" (2937).
They left them in the dark and now because of that bad decision they now have to live with those choices whether they are good or bad. In the Maze Runner They only have a the best of the people at their job, which is called the Keepers make the decisions. this could lead to a downfall of a society because the people don’t get to choose who r... ... middle of paper ... ...take them over. In Rome poor farmers were having their land taken away by the rich to have their villas on that land now. This could cause a downfall of a society because the poor who are making the food for the citizens are those poor people that are now homeless.
People living in poverty or the working poor suffer from the lack of nutritional needs, resources and the poor conditioned shelters. The elderlies spends $167 per month just to live in an 1.5 square meter cage. Their lack of money has already brought them into the fact that they are not able to afford for a better shelter and yet they still have to pay for others t... ... middle of paper ... ...ted elderlies living in poverty. Wealth disparity is due to the enormous gap of poverty and wealth, there are wealthy families and yet there are also a lot of people suffering from the bad conditions of their living. The dangers of wealth disparity can be people living in poverty not able to live safely in their shelter and not meeting their nutritional needs daily.
'', and it is little surprise that they reveal his complete inability to understand George's feelings about the death of Lennie because he is so used to the idea of the violence at the ranch. Traditionally, the ranch seemed to be a hard place to live if you were disabled, a woman or coloured at 1930's due to racism being so openly accepted and rife especially then because there were hardly any jobs available due to the great depression which was the greatest economic depression in history, it made the stock market crash, unemployment rises to a staggering 13 million and the living condit... ... middle of paper ... ...end of George and Lennie's companionship and their dream. She is portrayed, like the girl in Weed, as a liar and manipulator of men. In the scene in Crooks' room, she reminds Crooks of his place and threatens to have him lynched if he doesn't show her the proper respect as the wife of the boss' son and a white woman. All of these appearances cause the reader to dislike her and see her as the downfall of the men in the story.
Then, there is the man who had to drop of out school to get a job and take care of his mother. In our society, we don’t think about the other reasons why people are in poverty or homeless. We look at them with disgust and don’t want to help them. We say it is their fault. Our society does not realize how hard these people really do work to survive, and it is still not enough.