Civilians are flabbergasted as they caught a glimpse of a daunting battle called Battle of Cowshed in Willingdon at Manor farm (recently rebranded as Animal farm). Mr Jones had been banging on about the rebellious animals that drove him straight out of his farm hoping that someone would come and help him back on his feet. After an eternity, Mr Pilkington and Mr Frederick decided to aid him and get him his throne of the farm back. But Frederick and Pilkington didn’t actually do this for Jones, they did so that the rebellion wouldn’t spread. Allegedly, Mr Jones was a horrible farmer as local sources have claimed that Mr Jones had been mistreating his animals by not feeding them and making them his personal slaves.
Dave is also mad how everyone is treating him, and how all he ever gets do is work all the time and has never been given anything in his life. Dave is even mad at his family, especially his mother for ratting him out. He did not want to sell the gun and give the money to Mr. Hawkins as his father instructed him to do. He wanted to keep the gun because he wanted to ow... ... middle of paper ... ...about the effects slavery had on blacks even after it was over, and how living in its shadow made it hard to be a man. The situation between Dave and Mr. Hawkins illustrates how he could not be a man because Hawkins was basically making him a slave for the next two years.
The family was already facing being evicted from their farm, no one in the family having a job and Casey quit being a member of the church. The novel explains how Tom has returned from jail and Tom saw it as a fresh start but there was no fresh start. It was like Tom was still imprisoned by his lack of money and what he could do with the minimal that he had. The point that Steinbeck is trying to make is that long term poverty turns people into animals from killing one another for a job to being shoved off the land that someone has grown up on their whole life. People were deprived of the simplest of needs and that drove them to act on their most id impulses.
When the House of Hwang was in power, Wang noticed how they had a complete lack of love for the earth. They had to constantly sell pieces of land to pay their immediate debts, but by doing this they gave away their support if a dark time should fall upon the house. Wang knew that this would be the downfall of the house, so he bought the land from the house. After the House of Hwang fell, the House of Wang came to power. Wang kept in mind his whole life that without the good earth, he was nothing.
He "won't have no place to go" and is tied on the ranch. When Curley's wife says that Candy is "a lousy ol' sheep", Candy "subsided". He suggests to tell the boss about that dispute, but he knows that "nobody'd listen to" them. Steinbeck uses these situations to protest against ageism. The hopelessness is also used by John Steinbeck to protest against the treatment of the disabled during the Great Depression.
Living in poverty and not being able to meet basic needs leads the characters to result to desperate measures such as stopping Frank McCourt’s education and taking a job to support the family. Frank is forced to take the job mostly because his father is an alcoholic and uses all the dole money and his wages to buy beer instead of feeding his family. Frank describes this pattern of drinking away the money by saying " When Dad comes home with the drink smell there is no money and Mam screams at him till the Twins cry. "(42) This situation lasts until Mr.McCourt leaves to work in England and is never heard from again which forces Frank to take a job at fourteen years old. Frank takes on the role of the head of the family proudly and comments " Its hard to sleep when you know you know the next day you’re fourteen and starting your first job as a man."
The uncle is a poor old gambler who would rather gamble his money away than to spend it on his family. During the drought he shows up in Wang Lung's fields begging for money. At first Wang Lung refuses to dish out money to his uncle. After a time of arguementing Wang Lung finally gives in. He states " 'It is cutting my flesh out to give to him and for nothing except that we are of a blood' ".
This means that poverty has been in the Durbeyfield family for two generations or more. Tess’ family is part of the working class. However, her father has a poor work ethic or desire to support his family properly (Hardy 30). He did the bare minimum to keep his family and drinking habits alive. He sq... ... middle of paper ... ...ovel was too gloomy due to Tess’ working class situations, but Hardy was as accurate as he could be in regards to the hardships that the working class endured (Milberg Kaye 145).
When Gregor wouldnt let anyone in his room in fear that they would be horrified by his condition, he thought that his family was harassing him because he was in danger of losing his job, and because the chief would begin harassing his parents again for the old debts" (p. 76). At this point, everyone was angry and wanted him to get up for work. All that mattered to the family was what Gregor was able to provide. After his secret of change to an insect was discovered, they realized that he was no longer of any use to the family, and he was unappreciated in every way. He didn't have his job and no longer had anything to offer.
For example, his family constantly does chores around the house, but he does not because “he was sick once from working in the sun the if he ever sweats, he will die”(17). His lethargy shows when he refuses to work because he will die from a drop of sweat. That is preposterous, considering he makes his children labor and make up for his part. In addition, Dewey Dell knew Darl burned down the barn and “she hadn’t said a word, hadn’t even looked at [Darl] when them fellows told him what they wanted and that they had come to get him”(237). Darl’s family wanted him gone because if he were taken away as an insane man, then Anse would not have to pay for the barn damages.