The men, women, and children who endured those years showed courage, and ingenuity. The Grapes of Wrath gives us a window into the existences of migrant worker families escaping the Dust Bowl in late 1930s America. The National Government undertook a massive program changes. The Great Depression finally waned, and the American people, once again, faced an unprecedented challenge called the Second World War. In 1941, the outbreak of Second World War started.
Sally felt that her family should stick together and ﬁgure out how to get the money back. After Sally’s dad passed away, it was really hard for Sally’s Mum to ﬁnd a job and provide for the family. Aboriginals at this time were rarely given jobs and had to ﬁght for one. This relates to “Villawood Mums” as the mums left all of their loved ones and their belongings in their home country and came to Australia with nothing. Both mums had no money, nowhere to live and didn’t have a job to receive an income.
Its immediate popularity is evidenced by two events--winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and being adapted into a successful movie in 1962. At least part of its appeal is its commonly recognizable themes. To Kill a Mockingbird deals with prejudice, courage, and pride in the context of a brother and sister growing up in the Deep South. Lee wrote the novel in the Southern Gothic style; a style in which disturbing or even other-worldly events occur. A final reason for the appeal of To Kill a Mockingbird is its semi-autobiographical nature (Hamburgler
The author chose to use this title because it correlates with his novel based on realism as does the poem “To a Mouse” that contains the “Of Mice and Men” meaning mice and men had same struggles during the Great Depression. There are many characters facing problems of realism in the novel. One character depicting realism is Crooks. Another character dealing with real life struggles is George. The final character also dealing with real life struggles is Lennie.
enThe novel ‘Of Mice And Men’ is set in America during the 1930’s and follows the occurrences of life for two migrant workers, George and Lennie. The two men are typical workers of that time, travelling to find work due to the depression with no set home or families, no money to buy nice clothes and no education so they mostly spoke in dialect. We learn these poor people each had their own different personalities regardless of the fact they were not very knowledgeable. We soon learn that George and Lennie’s friendship is very rare for migrant worker and why they stick together. We see from the very beginning of the novella that George and Lennie have it hard When Lennie is first introduced to us we gain an extremely strong impression of him when Steinbeck describes how he walks: “Dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags its paws” By comparing Lennie to a bear we get the impression that he is primitive, unpredictable and instinctive.”Dragging his feet” however makes him sound like a worn out child, but we know him to be a grown man, this is where we get the first hint that he may have some sort of impediment.
Imagine living in a cardboard box, with nowhere else to go, no food to eat and the rain pouring down hard. This is a horrible way to live. Yet worldwide millions of people are living in these conditions. True, the United States has poverty nationwide, but nothing compared to what is happening in third world countries. In some countries, no middle class exists.
Michael Coburn Ms. Jones Grade 11 English, Period 6 October 29, 2014 All Alone During the Great Depression, there were very little jobs to be had. People were forced to travel where ever work was. In order to live this way, they had no families, no friends, and no one to talk to. The life of a migrant worker during the Great Depression was a lonesome one. In the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two men, George Milton and Lennie Smalls, travel together as migrant farm workers.
When he was just an infant, his father was out searching for food to keep his family nurtured, and he never returned to his home. Tyson’s mother seems to think that he was run over by buffalo, but no one knows for sure. It is bad enough that Tyson is an only child, but he has practically lived his life without a father figure. Ever since Tyson has been old enough to fend for his mother and himself, he has taken responsibility as the “man of the family”. He cries himself to sleep each and every night because he has no one to look up to in his life.
He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). Steinbeck lived during the Great depression, which is why ‘Of Mice and Men’ is based around this
Before Willy passed away the Lomans “[nothing] planted” (122). They had no financial support and no hope for a better future. After Willy died and his seeds were planted in the back yard, the rest of the Loman family could start hoping for a better future. They would have financial support from the life insurance money and use this advantage as a source of hope for a new beginning, paralleling the seeds being planted in fertile soil and growing into a plant. Arthur Miller makes constant references to nature and farming in Death of a Salesman.