We did not have full right to do a certain things such as go to certain college to get education, shoe our religion freely to other and enjoy our festival. My father used to get a low wages in work and we have to live with the things we have we have no right to argue back for wages or anything. At that time pneumonia,tuberculosis and influenza were very common dieses. If anybody get sick in family we did not have much money to cure or buy medicine. There was a struggle going on with farmer because industrialist have started making the crops and grains in cheap mony and sell which make the life of farmer hard to live.
Although the Cunninghams and Ewells are both poor families who struggle to feed their children their moral codes differ thus making them have many differences. The Cunninghams believe in reciprocity and do not take interest in what they gain from helping others, while the Ewells believe they are victims of Maycomb County. Their living situations make their behavior more evident. The Cunninghams living on a farm naturally work hard for their goods, but because of their poverty they only take what they can give back. The Ewells take advantage of the people in Maycomb; Bob Ewell uses his relief checks for alcohol.
In both sharecropping and tenant farming, former slaves still felt like slaves, the only difference being that the landowners didn’t have as much control over them. Now that whites didn’t “own” slaves they had to pay workers to harvest their crops, which they had trouble doing. Along with the negatives of sharecropping and tenant farming, there were some positives. Freed African Americans would have trouble getting jobs but landowners needed help to harvest their crops because they no longer had their slaves to do it. Sharecropping gave the freed African Americans a chance to get a job and make due until they can find another one that would help support them.
The peasants of the middle ages were farmers, servants, and carpenters. They would work all jobs to provide for their family. According to Dianne Zarlengo “Their class formed the economic back bone for the society” (10). Peasants were not able to choose the life they wanted to live. “Even though the burdened peasant class largely accepted their harsh life as a way to cleanse their souls and help pave the way to eternal salvation, peasants revolted occasionally” (Zarlengo 13).
For example, since farmer possessed little money the merchants offered the articles they needed on short-term credit and accepted any surplus farm goods on a seasonal basis for payment. However if the farmer experienced a poor crop, shopkeepers usually extended credit and thereby tied the farmer to their businesses on a yearly basis.3 During a credit crisis, the gradual disintegration of the traditional culture became more apparent. During hard times, merchants in need of ready cash withdrew credit from their yeomen customers and called for the repayment of loans in hard cash. Such demands showed the growing power of the commercial elite.4 As one could imagine this brought much social and economic unrest to the farmers of New England. Many of the farmers in debt were dragged into court and in many cases they were put into debtors prison.
Mr. Snopes' entire life has been spent on the losing side of a class war that is invisibly waged by those of means against those who have no idea it is occurring, or have no idea how to resist. The life of a tenement farmer, or sharecropper as the dominant class may try to euphemize it, is not a beneficial one. Under this system of agriculture a usually wealthy landowner hires farmers to live on their land and farm it. They then charge rent, usually payable in a portion of the harvested crop. The tenement farmer operating at the time of this story, lacking the convenient access to equipment available today, was forced to rent equipment from the landowner.
Lowly farmers like Abner were forced to grow crops as a source of food during this time of unemployment and overpriced goods. Abner had a difficult time providing for his large family, which was why he went abo... ... middle of paper ... ... Sarty could never again return home. Richard Bach put it best when he said, "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life," which represents Sarty's deviance from his father's wishes. Although everyone was affected by the Great Depression, they did not have to live like savages. Abner could have farmed a larger variety of crop and established a reputable name for himself to become one of the leading salesmen of the area.
The Cunninghams have no money. Their only way to survive is through paying others with their crops. The Cunninghams are not main characters in the book, but they are characters who 'brought out' other characters' personality. Harper Lee displays that there is a lot of prejudice going on in Maycomb by putting the Cunninghams in the book. "The Cunninghams [were] country folks, farmers"(21) who are very honest people in Maycomb, they "never took anything they [could not] pay back"(23), but they are unfairly mistreated by part of the society in Maycomb.
One of the biggest problems was the fact that they were subject to the whims of nature. If there was a particularly bad storm, the crops for the year could be lost. If this happened, the family would be left with whatever food they had stored. Unfortunately, there was usually very little food left in storage, since they were required to pay taxes on the land they worked, and that was usually paid in grain. There was usually no extra food, other than what they stored for the win...
For these reasons, Ethan’s life is unique, it resembles the different types of experiences that America and its society deals with. The Frome’s family farm did not have a reputation of a rich plantation that flourished with many fields of crop, nor did they have a wealth of animals grazing on the property. For example, the Starkfield neighbors viewed the farm to “always ‘bout as bare’s a milkpan when the cat’s been round”, (Walton, par. 19) and that analogy provided the history of the Frome’s farmland. A family’s farmland with a reputation of this magnitude is extremely negative, because the American farmers expression “of an agrarian-capitalist ideology” (Sweet, par.