Frethorne’s letter to his parents explains to them the horrible conditions he has subjected himself to. He talks about the variety of diseases “…causeth much sickness, [such] as the scurvy and the bloody faux and other diverse diseases, which maketh the body very poor and weak.” Frethorne also writes about how little amount of food the workers receive. Once he arrived he says “for since I came out of the ship I never ate anything but peas and loblollie.” Like all of the indentured servants at the time, they were not given enough food to satisfy them. The purpose of this primary source is Frethorne is trying to get his parents to redeem him from his contract to free him from this
That makes it a lot harder for a bigger family to survive when they only have a limited amount of food stamps, because they have a big family which means they are going to have more mouths to feeds. So if they only have so many food stamps then the family is limited to how much they eat each day. Even though food stamps are designed to help they are starting to cause a
Living continuously and being healthy in the area became more of a hardship around the same time as the sicknesses started increasing. Though normally a sustainable lifestyle in America is very easy because of the many lands suitable for cultivation, the recent events of the colony made it impossible to work the lands. Richard Frethorne describes the food: “A mouthful of bread must serve our men which is pitiful”. A recent scientific
When the land lets farmers down, by not producing much crop because of conditions, they get disappointed as their land gets taken away, but farmers still lust to have an emotional attachment with the land. In The Grapes of Wrath, many families toiled their way across the United States to find work and a new life for their struggling family. Many of those families were particularly farmers because with a bad harvest they couldn’t afford to pay rent for the land that their farms and houses were. As an effect of this, they had to go search for a new homestead and leave behind what helped them build their lives. In the novel, it describes what it was like having the land taken away from the farmers: “The squatting tenant men nodded and wondered and drew fingers in the dust, and yes, they knew, God knows.
“My life now depended upon my finding work, and I was so anxious that I accepted the first offer, a job as a porter in a clothing store selling cheap goods to Negroes on credit.” (179) Another evident hunger in Richard was his hunger for money. Without his income, his family could often not make the rent and they would have to move. This put enormous amounts of pressure on Richard to be able to get enough money for the rent. “’I’ve no money. I’m going to work.’”(176) In this quote, Richard shows how desperate yet determined he is for money to help his family and survive.
20 that “The poor cannot be expected to save, because they need every dollar for basic needs such as food and shelter. Middle class people will save something for emergencies, children's education, or old age. But they have many immediate needs and desires, and in any case their savings will eventually be consumed, especially after retirement. The rich, however, are different. They have so much money that, in aggregate, they simply cannot spend it all.
Here in North Carolina the rate of food hardships has continued to climb and it has become more and more difficult for these families to keep food on the table. There are two aspects of this hunger situation in North Carolina, one being the family relying on Food Stamps and the other being the family whose income hangs just above the mark to qualify them for any type of food subsidy. Personally, I have seen families in my community face the challenge of deciding whether to pay the mortgage or purchase groceries. These families, generally speaking , are not considered to be “low-income” families but because of job loss, increased expenses such as higher gas prices and food prices make it more difficult now for them to put food on the table. The family on Food Stamps also face many of these same issues as well and
Leslie Bazan History 102 November 27,2012 Difficult times of the Depression Americans were living the dream and everything was going great the war had ended and everyone was reunited with their families but sooner or later disaster would struck all over America. Not too much later people found themselves on the streets begging for food and standing in line for soup-lines. People were so desperate to get help that Americans even turned to the government for help. America took a huge change during the depression especially within the farm – lands since most land that people bought was bought under credit and they were not able to keep up with paying it back. People found themselves writing letters to the president and his wife asking for help in anyway
Michael Rios Ms. Patterson English 101 05/18/09 Race and Ethnicity in the Media Life is full of challenges and obstacles that try to hold us back even when the going has already been getting rough, but it’s our persistence, desire, and will that helps us get through the storm. In the case of an anonymous man who worked at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, the economic hardships that the country is enduring had hit him the worst being that he is part of the working class and had just received noticed of a possible layoff. According to Charity Perez, 31, whose husband works as valet at the hospital, said that he was a very nice man who was always willing to help others and had a family of his own including a wife and children to support.
The most obvious of causes for such a large amount of the population to be labeled as obese comes from years of terrible eating habits and lack of physical activity. America is undergoing an era of recession, many people have relied on welfare and lost their sense of hope, which has led them to become unmotivated and inactive at home. People are less motivated to exercise, because TV and surfing the Internet has become more comforting than going partaking in daily exercise. Organic foods are a healthy, but expensive commodity in America. Many Americans cannot afford to purchase such material, so they have to rely on the abundant diversity of fast food and microwaveable dinners.