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.
Examples: • “The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool” (p.1). • “On the sandy bank under the trees the leaves lie deep and so crisp that a lizard makes a great skittering if he runs among them”(p. 1). • “There is a path through the willows and among the sycamores, a path beaten hard by boys coming down from the ranches to swim in the deep pool, and beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near water” (p. 1-2.) 2.
According to Freudian’s theory he displays signs of a core issue referred to as Fear of Intimacy. This issue leads a person to become detached because they have “overpowering feelings that emotional closeness will seriously hurt or destroy them” (Freudian). For example, he does not have any relationships outside of his family, and even when he is at home he remains guarded. Home is where people get comfortable and let their real selves shine. However, Gregor continues “locking the doors at night, even at home” (Kafka 9).
“The battle between the sexes has been evident throughout history and literature” Through close examination of the text The Great Gatsby and of Mice and Men show how the writers present this theme through the portrayal of their characters. The Great Gatsby and Of Mice and Men are two very dynamic novels that describe and scrutinise the aspects of the American Dream, during the late 1920s the Wall Street Crash caused huge problems for people all over America; there was little money and this was the start of the Great Depression which ran its course over 10 years, it was hard at this time to believe the idea of the American Dream, but both Steinbeck and Fitzgerald have used it as a basis for their novels. Within in novel of the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald speaks of the exploitation of the Roaring Twenties and Jay Gatsby’s tainted American Dream, for example he suggests that people are enjoying the “golden age” of the mid 1920s in New York, an age when major cities enjoyed a period of sustained economic prosperity. Some normality returned to politics in the wake of World War One, jazz music blossomed and the flapper redefined modern womanhood. Economically the era saw the large-scale use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures and electricity, plus unprecedented industrial growth, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, plus significant changes in lifestyle and culture.
Dreams in “Of Mice and Men” ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novel that was written in a time of great upheaval and sadness. A time which famously became known as the “Great Depression” in American History. This was 1930s America when the country was going through a major financial crisis and the general population felt extremely insecure. It was within this backdrop that Steinbeck wrote this book. In it, he focuses on the fact that regardless of how vulnerable and miserable people may become, they always possess the power of dreams, which provides for them, hope for the future.
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In Of Mice and Men, racism is displayed upon the negro on the farm. Within the farm it’s basically segregated. Crooks, the negro, is isolated on from the other men on the farm, with his own room and no one to socialize too. Loneliness haunts Crooks deep inside. As the novel goes on we see that Crooks accepts things the way they overall are.
With war comes with a price, the weapons from guns to armory and the bravery of our men and women that have to survive in harsh conditions. Being thousands of miles away, missing loved ones at the dinner table on special occasions, all is a factor of a sociological of imagination. Another topic that caught my eye significantly was the issue on unemployment. Millions of Americans are without jobs and are collecting unemployment money. With the harsh conditions of the society, people without jobs cannot afford to survive.
They have to face with many challenges here. For example, they have to work hard, but get less money. They also have to work jobs that dirty, physically because they do not have legal document. They do not have human rights. 3,Reactions and response to the movie The movie “ Uprooted: Refugees of the global economy” gave me a clear picture about immigrants from the Philippines, Bolivia, and Haiti who, as victims of globalization, unhappily left their country for the U.S.
This caused a big problem for the Liberal Government because they had promised land to the public but they never received it. With the failures of democracy were contrasted with the dynamic actions of revolutionaries like D'Annunzio. There was a huge threat from left wing parties post war because the Italy Public was looking for a way to recover from the war so people were looking for an easy way out, so they looked to parties like the Socialists, the Communist. Trade Unions were another threat. While with no money and unemployment at a hight figure, there was a high chance of strikes and revolutionary activities.