Malachy is constantly out of a job, leaving his family to survive on their own through poverty. He uses every single penny they have at the pubs; it drives Frank mad and he loses all respect for him. Frank completely loathes his father when he upsets his mother. He makes her angry which Frank cannot stand. “My heart is banging away in my chest and I don’t know what to do because I know I’m raging inside like my mother”.
All the male characters are dominant over the female character; however, they utilized their dominance in varying ways, which has a negative psychological effect on Emily. In a Rose for Emily, Emily’s father is a vindictive controller, and his actions have negative effects on Emily’s entire life: “We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her”(Faulkner). The narrative of the people shows that men had come to see her, and her father would not permit any of them to court Emily because of his ego. He used his power to drive the men away. Faulkner uses a lot of negative diction to describe Emily’s father.
Consequently, the homesteads were boarded up and these families went on the road like so many millions of others, in search of work. As there was so much unemployment and competition for jobs, men saw each other as competition, this conveys a sense of loneliness and isolation that friendship would be a luxury so one would not be able to have companionship. This is shown in 'Of Mice and Men' as everyone believes that George and Lennie travelling 'together' is strange. John Steinbeck can relate to this as he... ... middle of paper ... ...makes her seem even more tragic and isolated. But the ultimate isolation, throughout the whole novel, is when George shoots Lennie.
They soon discover that they have no allies in America. The unsanitary factories and its low wages endanger and eventually kill off most of Jurgis Rudkus’ family. Because of this, Jurgis Rudkus then loses himself in his grief, which is now intoxicated by liquor and prostitutes. He becomes a beggar, a tramp and even has a role in the criminal warfare of Chicago. Finally, Jurgis Rudkus turns his life around when he becomes an active socialist advocate.
The stock market was the main cause that forced American into the Great Depression. The stocks were a towering success until the collapse; the crash forced many Americans into poverty because they had to sell almost everything they had to repa... ... middle of paper ... ...tter poverty. The depression affected millions of Americans and I got to really feel what they went through when I watched the movie Cinderella Man. Jim Braddock the main character of the movie went thorough tough times; he lost his job, couldn’t support his family and witnessed loved ones being lost to the Great Depression. Going through all this just made him a stronger man.
Jurgis and Ona drift further and further apart as times get worse, and when this is culminated by Jurgis' discover of Ona's rape and his consequent beating of her boss, Jurgis goes to jail. There is constant events happened one after each other to this family because of the struggle of getting more money in order to keep life sustainable. There is indeede no mercy given to this family. Sinclair shows this family suffering as much as possible in order to show the complete negligence of capitalist society toward the people that it controls. Money has so much powerful that makes human’s value turns down to the level of animal.
Throughout the movie failure of unemployed and homeless individuals, range from gang members to hassling thieves who believe they ‘deserve’ certain items. Foster is hassled and enraged by arrogant poor characters showing no politeness towards William. Foster reacts differently in each scene but his patience runs out and is provoked as his day continues, likewise, violence is increased as different characters come in contact with Foster. The implication of this theme is that civilisation is crucial for the survival of any society especially changing America. In many ways falling down presents the viewer with the final breath of economic collapse resulting societal backlash proving to be the final cul-de-sac in mid-century Americanism as a dominant
In the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Heathcliff has taken it upon himself to seek revenge against anyone who mistreated him. While doing so, his cruel acts lead to the demise of the first generations of Earnshaws, the family who adopts him. Although his animosity is aimed to one it becomes out of control, it spreads to everyone like a disease of cruelty and heartbreak. Unfortunately a bitter childhood and betrayal of the heart turns a kind soul into an evil sour man searching for vengeance. The avengement of Heathcliff brings on the rage and corruption to the Earnshaw – Linton families tearing through the first generation.
With the recent death of her husband she has seen order and stability in the family plummet and is more worried than ever about the direction the family is headed. To compound matters further they all live in a small apartment, which further intertwine each characters fate. This ends up causing conflict as each family has different dreams which in turn bring down dreams of the other members. This is displayed in the relationship between Walter and Mama; Walter has a low income job and makes him desire any opportunity to create more money. As a result he is consistently investing in get rich quick schemes and other unsound investments.
The author felt forced to work for an insurance company he despised because it took away time from his writings. At that time discrimination was a reality for Kafka, he felt alienated much like the main character in The Metamorphosis. In the book Gregor is seen as different, and his family and manager look at him as if he is lower than a human being. Just like the main character in the story Kafka had trouble getting himself up to a higher social status .This relates to the way society viewed Kafka at the time. The metamorphosis describes a human being who is suffering and dying a slow painful death much like the way Kafka depicted his own life.