Eugenia Collier, the author of the story Marigolds is a story written during the time of depression. She is a colored girl during depression times the story does not focus on troubled society it’s the fact that collier used marigolds to show the change from childhood to adulthood. It’s a story based on change. The theme of the story is that based on thing in life leads to another creating change.
Hope and joy can be hard to find especially when times are tough. This is a situation in Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse , the character Billy Jo and her family are living in the time of the Dust Bowl and are struggling financially . Her father is a farmer in a time where nothing grows and after an accident Billy Jo’s mother passes away. This is a big part of Billy Jo is effected emotionally and shows seems very sad. Billy Jo has to move and has to move on and find joy and hope even in tough times.
Bruce Springsteins I Aint Got No Home (In This World Anymore) and the Great Depression
In the short story, "Marigolds," the author Eugenia Collier uses literary devices to convey the voice of the narrator, Lizabeth, coming of age is difficult for young people. The author uses diction and foreshadowing to demonstrate the hardships of growing up and entering the much-anticipated stage of adulthood. For example, Lizabeth elucidates her2 clashing internal halves, the child and woman side, when she voices, "Suddenly I was ashamed... The child and me sulked and said it was all in fun, but the woman in me sulked at the thought of the malicious attack that I had led" (Collier). The narrator, Lizabeth, is struggling with her rivaling sides and does not yet know which faction to favor. Her choice of words characterizes coming of age as
“King and Queen of the Universe,” written by Kurt Vonnegut takes place during the Great Depression. Henry and Anne, a wealthy couple, come across a poor man named Karpinsky who convinces them to come to his house. Karpinsky’s intentions were to use the couple to prove to his mom that his invention will make him successful. Through the Marxist lens the story suggests that even though everyone goes through different experiences in life, we all deserve some form of equality at the end of the day.
The poem “good times” by Lucille Clifton mainly focuses on poverty. Even though my life experience is very similar to that of the narrator, I lived better life than the narrator because my family was in a decent financial situation. My life before I came to the US resembles the life of the person in “good times”. I can completely relate to the lifestyle described by Clifton because my father fulfilled all my needs such as food, room and education and my mother took care of all the family as a very diligent house wife and as a good mother. As we had extended family, my grandfather and grandmother were always there to entertain us and take of us incase our parents were around. All these factors have contributed in me having good times during my childhood. However I was aware of the fact that I could not be depended on my parents forever because they were getting older and I knew I had the obligation to support them when I grow older. In addition, I wanted my children, when I would have them in near future, to live the good times that I lived and to offer them the happiness that I received from my family.
Which only adds an extra weight to the struggles she’s having being a wife and mother. The fact that she has to wash her daughter’s diapers, she was in the back yard with the field mice, indicates that they don’t have much money. “But she saw diapers steaming on the line” (2-3). This line suggests, not only did they not have a washer and dryer but they still had to use clothes lines. There are not too many families that still use clothes lines or don’t have washer and dryers. Having to hand wash everything is a job by alone. “And just what was mother doing out back with the field mice” (15-17)? The woman being outside with the field mice makes me think maybe they didn’t live close to the city. Auditory imagery is expressed in these lines. “Sometimes there were things to watch the pinched armor of a vanished cricket, a floating leaf” (8-10). It’s easy to feel the feelings the woman is feeling during this
A women lived here as well, for the house was decorated with flower wallpaper and decorative cloths adorned the shelves. In the yard remains of scattered toys and a sandbox made from an old tractor tire, gives evidence that a child once lived there. The family was not a rich family. They supplemented their food supply with homemade food items. The winters were
Have you heard that millions of children were homeless during the Great Depression! Tons of parents left their children during the Great Depression. The childrens' parents decided to leave and ride the rails. During the Great Depression children cherished their belongings from their parents more than we do now days. In the book Bud, Not Buddy Bud had a suitcase that had all of his stuff in it. He cherished these items very much. Bud the protagonist of the story was a homeless boy in search of his father. Bud, Not Buddy would be a different book if bud was not homeless because he wouldn't have been in the home, he would have known his grandfather sooner, and he wouldn't have had a suitcase.
The way she uses description in this essay and the flow of events is very similar to the way that memories rush in when one returns to a familiar place from one’s past. To someone that may not of experienced this phenomena the details described may seem to be disconnected and random. However, these details are more like the items in an o...