Depression affected everyone this is because many people were unemployed and had to travel and migrate to look for work. The book explores people's unrealistic dreams, their desperate needs for work and money, not belonging and being an outsider and the terrible loneliness the depression left
This novel was set during the Great Depression in which the country suffered a great economical down fall. During that time people lost their jobs and became poor. Also at that time it was a man dominated society. Therefore it was very harsh and difficult for the American male workers as they had to travel long distances to find suitable jobs. Also the American dream was a big belief each American had during the time.
Throughout the book we are introduced to many characters that display loneliness and isolation, some more than others. Loneliness and isolation haunts most of the characters throughout the entire book. Furthermore, during the Great Depression, food prices and items increased making it more difficult to get hold of a job at the time. In some cases people would not get work at all, which is why some characters in Of Mice and Men found themselves in a very lonely and isolated environment. In Of Mice and Men, racism is displayed upon the negro on the farm.
Use of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men Midway through the 1930s during the Great Depression, many people were being isolated from society. They were becoming less close to the American Dream. The Great Depression was a time period where many lost their jobs and homes. There was an explosion of poverty throughout the whole United States (Loftis 134). All these events inspired John Steinbeck to write his novella Of Mice and Men.
In life there are many hardships. The book of The Good Earth and the article of The Great Depression shows us the hardships that they had during the 1930s. These two nonfictions have the same hardships, but there are different hardships between them too. In the book of The Good Earth shows us that they have problem with harvest because of the weather. And because of that they had no money for food and there was lack of food.
Many were left unemployed and had to take to the road to find work. A severe drought also ravaged America, destroying crops causing vast, treeless plains. This came to be known as the Dust Bowl. The unrelenting drought and the plummeting prices of crops, ruined many farming families. The Great Depression is evident throughout the novel through the hardships that the people of Maycomb experience.
The life of man in the 17th century was ‘nasty, brutish and short.’ I agree with this statement because the living and working conditions for the poor were terrible for most people in the 17th century. The food was poor and was very restricted due to the seasons and the price of it. People were undernourished due to lack of food that they needed, meat was expensive in the winter because they could not preserve it when it was fresh therefore it was salted so that it could last for the winter. Also, the poor relied on their harvests in the autumn for food to last them during the winter but if their crops failed many people starved therefore resulting in many undernourished people. Therefore, because people were so undernourished they had many diseases which became epidemics.
Crop prices fell by over fifty %. People went hungry because so much food was produced that production became unprofitable. Others were unemployed because they had produced more than could be sold. Huge numbers of Americans had their lives upset by the Depression. Tens of thousands of migrant farm workers travelled the nation looking for employment.
The Swing Riots occurred following a period of depression in Britain, so hunger and oppression was widespread. Fathers could no longer afford to feed their families from the low wages they were paid, and resentment towards employers was high. The Swing Riots presented workers with the opportunity to demand higher wages and many took this opportunity. The industrial revolution was also taking place at this time, and machinery often replaced men on the farms, as it was a more economically efficient way of farming. A government policy of enclosure was implemented, which greatly upset traditional, rural societies.
There is no doubt that life was tough for the Blacks at this time, they faced racial discrimination brought upon them by the Jim Crow laws while slavery had already been abolished, Black people of America still had no easy life, they were mostly found in low paying labor intensive jobs and their were not many opportunities for them to gain a solid education and find high paying job opportunities. In Richards’s early life he faced great turmoil and a lot of instability, his father leaving him at a young age initiated this and then his mother falling greatly sick, poverty hit the Wright family hard. An example of how tough times were for Richard is a passage from the text that is a reflection from Richards’s adult self. “Within three years of the fire, Wright found himself in an orphanage, and the adult Wright remembers that ”Dread and distrust had already become a daily part of my being” This passage refers to the 3 years since Richard burnt down his house and how his life was never the same, the words Dread and distrust had become a part of my daily life shows how