Cinderella man assignment 1) Relief was a way, in the great depression, to get assistance financially. Relief was a place where poor families would go to get a certain amount of money. They would give the person enough money so he/she can survive. 2)Jimmy’s attitude toward relief seemed like he was ashamed of the fact that he needed it. My attitude towards relief would also be shameful, to ask for money just to survive and feed your family is very embarrassing.
In the beginning of the story the author states that he has a "guilty conscience", he feels guilty that he rather work than spend time with his wife. Tom values success and money more than he values his wife. On page 6 Tom is facing an internal conflict, his wife is going to the movies and he wanted to go with her but his mind is telling him the opposite because he also wants to stay working. "He was tempted to go with her, it was not actually true that he had to work tonight, though he very much wanted to" (page 6). When Tom opened up the window to get some fresh air coming into the room, the yellow sheet of paper flew out of the window.
He initially chose Purdue as it was reputed to be one of the best wrestling schools around. This did not turn out well for him because he did not meet up the standards required by this institution. Dispirited with his failure he returned to his hometown and started working in a garage run by Stanley. Stanley saw Matt’s dismay and decided, along with Matt’s mom to mortgage their home in order to finance Matt’s education at R.I.T. With hesitancy, Matt accepted this new opportunity.
Through a dangerous circumstance, Tom Benecke risks his life trying to fill his empty pockets; however, he learns what he should have been filling his pockets with all along. Tom Benecke is a tall, lean, dark-haired man who is more concerned about success at work than the truly important things in his life such as his wife. This character was interesting to me because of the lessons he learns about life and himself throughout the story. I do not like Tom's selfishness and his obsession with work, but in the end of the story I came to admire the choices he makes to change himself. A friend of mine reminds me of Tom because she always puts other things before her family.
Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
In the past, boxing was probably one of the most important sports in America. Everyone wanted to watch them fight and they didn’t care how much it cost. It also got the community involved. For Example, In Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man, It shows James Braddock, a regular person during the great depression that struggles to pay bills and maintain his family, want to box to get money. He gets his chance to box and he excels and proves everyone who doubted him wrong.
He is depressed, and in need of someone to talk to and to spend time with. His brother, Allie, was very important to him. When Allie died, Holden was a wreck, and is still affected by it today. He is also mad about his other brother, D.B., for leaving for Hollywood to become a “big time writer.” Holden is severely depressed by prior events in his life, and has no one to turn to for help and advice. In conclusion, the course of events that happened prior to Holden’s attending Pencey had changed who Holden was negatively, and this is apparent in his lack of attempt to become
Such other influences such as their family’s poverty and lack of opportunities has made him realize that he didn’t want to live such a life, as he got older. He wanted to live the life of luxury and to be able to make it to the top of whatever industry he pursued in. Due to those thoughts, he was highly influenced by his mother’s daily dreams of making it to the top, and see that her family also lives a life of luxury, one day. His father’s fail of being able to keep the money in their lives stable and be able to work in a well job, truly made Carnegie see in his eyes, that he wanted to surpass his father. He was going to surpass
Started having bad luck and in order to dare with his failures in life, he started thinking about his past and it seem that he doesn't know what's real or fake in life. He try to relive the good old days he had in the past but the thing is that all wrong choices he made also started coming up in his mind as well. When his family notice what was going with his they try to help him by not telling him what was going on with their life and all the money problems they have. In addition, Wily lost his job after many years with same company. Gregor was a man who works hard to help his family for they can live well.
Being knocked down a peg in society brings us back to wishing we could just accept or afford the little house with the picket fence. As soon as we are able to fulfill that dream again, if ever, we become greedy again. People crave for more and I believe it is only human to feel this way; this helps us to fit into society and feel as though we are living the American dream. For some people they struggle to live the American dream and tend look to the government for help. Feeling helpless due to the economy they become addicted to claiming help from other sources other than themselves because it just seems easier.