Charleena Hendly is an actress who performed in many hit movies until she decides to move back to Culpepper her hometown for a little break. She was very tired of making movies and also recovering from her heartbreak of her husband cheated on her for a model and left her. After all that she has her little helper Macon who cleans the house and does many of her errands around the town, So Macon friend of Foster introduces her to Miss. Charleena and one day Macon is so sick with a fever he cannot go at her house so he sends foster to substitute for him while he is sick. That’s when Foster gets a paper with many chores for her to do around the house given by Miss.
Kimsey's mother values money. She doesn't work at all and she forced her daughter to work as a prostitute to earn a living. She complains when her daughter doesn't get enough money and gets mad for a reason that her daughter is having a good time while she's left at home taking care of her granddaughter. This makes the viewers feel anger to Kimsey's mom because she doesn't appreciate the sacrifices of her daughter. Kimsey's values are completely different to her mom.
Feeling like she is not good enough, Rayona goes out of her way to get his attention and make him want to be with her. About this, Rayona says, “I have tried things on Dad…tears, good grades, writing letters, getting him presents…He’d smile or send me a postcard or promise to call tomorrow and then weeks would pass” (9). Ray’s mom, on the other hand, is present in her life and takes care of her daughter, but Rayona is still often alone. Leaving Rayona at home by herself, her mother goes out and parties. When Ray’s mother, Christine, sneaks out of the hospital, she plans to drive to Tacoma to kill herself and leave Rayona behind.
They are made to wonder who will provide for these two dependent women, especially Laura seeing as see she is unable to fend for herself – she dropped out of Business College. The audience’s sympathy is heightened by the world wide economic crisis occurring at the time - the play is set during the 1930s, just after the Wall Street Crash, where 25% of the workforce were unemployed. The main sympathy lies with the women as a result of their future being incredibly unstable; many of the audience would probably be able to relate to Laura’s dire situation – living in a cramped dingy apartment, barely making enough money to scrape by. They would remember how difficult times were and how they struggled to cope with the sudden overwhelming poverty. The scene begins with “LEGEND ON SCREEN: ‘SOUVENIR’” From this ominous sign a number of questions are raised.
Kristina and her boyfriend finally get an apartment together and the also move in Kristina’s son, against her mother’s wishes. Things are very tense in the tiny apartment due to a shortage of meth and the lack of income and it finally peaks one night when Kristina and Trey are especially irritable and it ends in a physical confrontation and Kristina calls her mother to take the baby back home with
Pham further details the feats of Chi during their escape. “Chi took her turn in the hold, bailing as hard as the men” (Pham 118). It is most likely though, that her exposure to prostitution, which she almost experienced, leads Chi to feel the oppression of being a woman and the need to explore a more masculine lifestyle. She, along with
It described in great detail all the long nights of drug use and partying. I felt like I had been up all night with Kristina. The ending was not at all predictable. When Kristina returns to her mom's house to get clean from the drugs and to have the baby you believe that she will succeed. After she talks to her mother about not being able to provide for the baby and how difficult it was to love him, she decides to give the baby to her mother to adopt and raise.
Tim Winton offers yet another portrayal of battlers who fight and struggle in order to overcome the conflict in their life through the character of Rose Pickles Rose Pickles emerged from a poor dysfunctional family and grew up to hate her mother, as it was her mother who had deprived her, “you stole from me .my childhood, my innocence, and my trust” (P.G 352) Rose struggles throughout her life; she battles the poverty that had always been with them caused by Sam her gambler father, who goes to the track every Saturday and spends all their money gambling. Being very clever from a young age Rose begins to steal money from the “old man’s laundry to keep the family alive”. Through this action audiences are made to sympathise with her battles and troubles and to appreciate that it is these qualities of determination and loyalty to family that makes her a typical Aussie battler for they don’t just give in. At the same time Rose is let down by her drunken and sexually over active mother Dolly. It was because of her selfish nature that Dolly “ was never a mother”( pg 345).Rose at a very young age was made to take on the
“If that fella’ll work for thirty cents, I’ll work for twenty-five” (Steinbeck) this quote shows how desperate people are to get work and how the owner don’t care about the. An example of modern slavery and modern disposable people in our world today is Siri, a child slave from Thailand. At the age of only fourteen years old she was sold by her parents, because they needed money, to a brothel. After one year Siri’s “desire to escape the brothel are breaking down and acceptance and resignation are taking their place.” (Kevin Bales 1). Siri is mistreated and forced into prostitution.
Personal History: Patient grew up in Rochester, Michigan. She left her home as a teen, because her grandmother passed away. Patient began a life of prostitution to make money for everyday living expenses. Most of her victims were found as she walked the highways of Florida hitching rides, while the men who picked her up was doing so to get some type of sexual pleasure from a prostitute. Patient was an abused child who as an adult, didn’t know of any other way to earn a living.