Many stopped looking for work, paralyzed by their bleak chances and lack of self-respect. Some became so frustrated that they just walked out on their families completely. A 1940 survey revealed that 1.5 million married women had been abandoned by their husbands. On the other hand, women found their status enhanced by their new roles. Left with little choice, they went against the historic opposition to married women working outside the
This cant be answered unless you know the events Janie had to overcome during her childhood. The movie does a great job of showing Janie's disgust for Logan Killicks. Although Janie has absolutely no interest in Logan, she ends up marrying him. There was no love in their relationship, the only reason Janie's nanny made her marry was because she was scared, scared that she would die and Janie would be left alone with nothing. Nanny wanted to feel like Janie was stable, so she could rest in peace.
The women were frustrated and furious because of the salary drop. While these women were working, they earned about $16.50 a month which was a lot back then considering bread was only 5 for a dollar. When the women returned home and back to their regular jobs they were paid from $0 - $10 dollars a month, which was obviously a step back. Before the war, many people thought the women weren’t prepared or ready to take on these jobs; they were wrong. These women were what they
Anikken Busack Period 8 2/13/09 Cinderella Man The movie Cinderella Man takes place during the 1930’s, which was when the Great Depression acquired. The Great Depression was a time when businesses failed and many people were unemployed. This led to many people starving and not able to pay rent. Moreover, the movie Cinderella Man depicts the great depression very accurately, and in this movie the main character James J. Braddock faces the depression hands on. James J. Braddock was a famous boxer during the 1920’s and lived on the higher scales of life.
Karen then realizes that the chances of her and Warden ending up together are very unlikely. Both films don’t end like a beautiful love story instead all the characters have to face the harsh realities of life. I also noticed that the women in both films have the similar characteristic of wanting to “escape”. Karen in “From Here to Eternity” wants to leave with Warden because her husband pays her no
Not even the children are happy in the “ideal house.” Later the poem says: “I saw her yesterday at forty-three, her children gone, her husband one year dead, toying with plots to kill time and re-wed illusions of lost opportunity." She realizes that it is too late to go back and choose a different path, but she wonders what her life would have been like if she had chosen differently. The man with real pearl cufflinks is not there for her anymore; her children are not living at home. She is lonely and lonely is a feeling that she is not used to. She is no longer satisfied with her life because everything that she wanted and had is gone.
She explains in her song that Miss America used to be amazing, beautiful, and admired, but now is just a regular old house wife that doesn’t get any respect from her husband. “Cause it’s not forever after And you’ve finally lost your hope And you’re feeling like an actress In your own depressing soap And you think you’re going crazy And you’re scared of getting free And you’d like to take your trophy And smash the damn TV” (Cryer 22). Heather tries to get Joe’s approval for the new act but being manager, Joe says absolutely not. Not only does Joe think the audience and critics will hate it and think she is being offense, but it offends Joe as well because of personal issues he is going through with his wife. Then Heather and Joe get into a heated argument about Joe’s personal life.
It is clear acting ‘prim and proper’ and trying to make Mitch want her with her acting and roleplaying was taking its toll on her. At the beginning of the play Williams describes her ‘stopping lifelessly at the steps’ after their date, asking him how he’s going to get home and laughing ‘grimly’ at his replies. Mitch, too, seems in a similar mood, yet his dejection seems to stem more from his inability to give Blanche any ‘entertainment’. No doubt through their date he would have found that he and Blanche do not share anything in common. We, from the first few minutes of the scene, can see that their relationship is forced.
Ordinary People, the Movie Ordinary People is based on a upper class family in 1980 that lived in a suburb of Chicago that was considered wealthy. Ordinary People is a drama where a family deals with the accidental death of the oldest son, their younger son attempts suicide. The death of their son disrupts the family, as the father Calvin and wife Beth are trying to keep their home or family together after son Conrad attempts suicide, because he is struggling with the death of his brother. The story begins with Beth the mother who is very withdrawn, and in denial about their being any kind of problem with Conrad, and at times show anger towards him. Conrad has just come home from a stay at a hospital, after slitting his wrist in
The enormous unemployment disrupted family structure as it forced the male provider shamefully into bread lines. This readjustment of household work struck tension into millions of families, desperately trying to survive poverty and hunger. President Roosevelt's New Deal, contributing a roller coaster of hopefulness and misery could not fill every gap the Depression widened. Needing an escape and a sense of control, these disappointed families turned to any (inexpensive) relief and entertainment society could give. Thus, Hollywood industries picked up where the New Deal fell short.