In chapter four, Ruku and her family are mystified at the plethora of workers and supervisors that begin constructing an industrial tannery in their tiny village without warning. At first, like many of the villagers, Ruku is uncomfortable while remaining hopefully optimistic. However, as the construction continues, Ruku grows to dislike the industrialization increasingly more. Although the enormous tannery creates jobs, its physical loudness and economic impact seem to hurt the local community more than it helps. On page twenty-seven, Ruku laments, “they (the tanners) had invaded out village with clutter and din,
The pressure placed on them also makes them place intense pressure on the hourly employees, which results in low morale (hourly employees feel like the foremen don’t listen to them, are too harsh, etc.). • The plant is open 24/7 and uses 12 hour shifts, which is problematic. Due to the “strenuous nature of the long shifts”, employees show up late and call in sick often so line foremen constantly have to scramble to find substitutes at the last minute. • If they allow production to drop as a result of these problems, they get to be verbally reprimanded by their managers. Is it any wonder why turnover is a problem?
However, as evident in both novels, this traditional middle-class family structure does not conform to the conditions that the characters are faced with during the industrialization period. In “Mary Barton”, for instance, Mary lives only with her father after her mother and brother died. Mary’s brother died of hunger due to their very poor living conditions caused by the economic depression (Corey, 1). Mary’s father, John, then becomes involve in the workers’ union to expose the poverty stricken people, and leaves Mary "more of her own way than is common in any rank with girls of her age" (Gaskell, 23). She is without a mother to guide her in life, and to arrange marriage of any sort.
On March 25, 1911 when a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, many young women and men were then trapped and had no escape. The government had closed its eyes to fire safety and working conditions until it was forced to witness burning bodies smack the ground one after the other. If the government had taken a responsibility to maintain safety regulations within these factories, over a hundred young women and men would not have seen their death so soon. After the fire, a series of intense changes, reforms, and laws had unfolded providing and requiring many safety, human right, and labor changes. Not until hundreds of people had to endure extreme suffering did
In England, Sarah didn’t really know the people. She was also scared. When she saw a man with a sword, the sword made her scared because when she saw it, she thought about when the dahomians was killing her parents and the people of village. Sarah Bonetta Forbes died on august, 1880 in Funchal, Madeira. Sarah was so sick that she couldn’t teach anymore.
His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children.” This demonstrates the fear his family feels towards him. Later in chapter three his anger gets him in trouble when he disobeys the village and beats his wife during the week of peace. This is demonstrated in the book when it states, “And when she returned he beat her very heavily. In his anger he had forgotten that it was the Week of Peace.” After this event his fellow clansmen began to think less of him. Additionally, the novel continues to tell the story of Okonkwo and his family.
Gabriela Adler Period 4 The Jungle Summary In The Jungle, Sinclair successfully describes the hardships and dangers of working in the meatpacking industry during the late nineteenth century. The reader follows the life of Jurgis, Ona, and their family as they struggle to make ends meet. Due to low wages, the Lithuanian family is in trouble of slipping into poverty. The poor conditions and mistreatment of the employees in the meatpacking district were finally revealed and made known to the public during the time of publication. Because everyone finally realized the atrocities of these businesses, the government actually takes action to pass laws in support for better working conditions.
Immediately, both the aunt and the children find it challenging to cooperate under the tough circumstances the war has inflicted, such as being forced to cope with food being drastically rationed. Soon, Seita and Setsuko are living in an abandoned hillside shelter where food becomes even harder to find. Both try to live off of stolen vegetables and other food they have scavenged, but to no avail… The film tells a simple story of endurance. It opens with a scene of Seita’s frail and starved body hunched over in a busy underground train station; a voiceover then announces the date of his death. From the beginning, the character’s fate was determined and it was apparent to the film’s viewers.
An example of this is where Bounderby, upset when he finds out that Louisa doesn’t love him, goes on a huge rant to Louisa’s father about how he can’t let her go because it would ruin his reputation and Louisa doesn’t appreciate him or all he’s done for her. Based on my interpretation of the readings, I would argue that the depictions in the movie of the working class in that time period were accurate. The poor work conditions are described explicitly throughout the chapter. Workers on average worked twelve to fourteen hours a day, six days a week. On top of the exhausting work schedule, workers also had to keep up with the pace of the machines.
Malik becomes frustrated because he can’t help the sick in the village. Malik's secretary says that Malik's boss is dead and the reason he died was because he got an injection of a female doctor. Malik and the female doctor is running out to find some food and some medicine, but while they are running Malik says that the storm might be last forever. 2. Characterize Malik.