to criticize the radicalism. Hughes tried to enlighten the poor black men likewise Mrs. Jones would teach Roger “right from wrong” in this novel. When this novel was written in 1959, the problems of the poor black men were very serious in a racial society. Although they are eager to have the American Dream, it was frustrated by racial discrimination. As the result, the poverty was inherited to next generation repeatedly.
How and why did particular photographs become iconic symbols of the American Great Depression during the 1930’s? Student ID: 4217350 Throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s, many photographs were taken to capture the economic and social turmoil that have since become iconic symbols of that particular period of American history. One of the photographic pioneers of that era was Dorothea Lange (now recognised as one of the greatest documentary photographers of American history) who worked for a Government run organisation known as the Farm Security Administration. During her career, Lange travelled around the United States recording the unfolding of the Great Depression. She did this through powerful images of the deprivation experienced by Americans as well as uplifting photos that showed that despite the economic devastation, American life went on.
The author John Kenneth Galbraith starting writing this book for a number of different reasons. His main motivation though, was that he felt that if he wrote, in more detail, about the Great Crash, people would learn and make sure this legendary fall in the economy never reoccurred. John Kenneth Galbraith was born on October 15th 1908 in Ontario Canada, he lived through and witnessed the Great Depression and it’s affect on the people of our society. During his career, he wrote 48 books and over 1000 articles on a variety of topics. He also was a professor at Harvard University.
Steinbeck presents key parts of 1930s America through out his novel and revels the different attitudes toward black people shown by different social classes, he achieves this by using one of his characters named “Crooks” in order to present to the reader the way back people are treated every day. The first thing which we are informed about is the fact that the boss decided to take his anger out on the stable buck when he realizes that George and Lennie were late. “Ya see the stable buck’s a nigger” the use of word “nigger” implies that people prefer to identify him by his race instead of his name. The word “nigger” is also makes the reader feel sad and ashamed of the way the character has been treated. However Candy justifies his Bosses actions as he sees nothing wrong or immoral in them.
Through out the “Notes of a Native Son”, there was many accounts of racism, but I choose to use the one that spoke to me the most. Therefore, the lesson I think James Baldwin learned here was that many people can be very mean and racist against many races; in this case, it was against blacks. The other lesson that James Baldwin learned was that “People don’t know what they have until it’s all gone”. The meaning behind that is because on Page 114 (last page) it says “The intimation made my heart heavy and, now that my father was irrecoverable, I wished that he had been beside me so that I could have searched his face for the answers which
Martin Luther King also uses contrast, this is shown by the quote, “Joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.” using contrast makes the difference between the past and present more clear to the audience that didn’t suffer like they did. He says “joyous daybreak” which gives people the image of sunrise and goodness compared to “long night” which gives the image of a cold, dark night, which no one wants. It gives an idea of how bad their lives were as slaves. He uses emotive language to give the audience the sort of feelings people in captivity actually lived for years. It is proven by the quote, “Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty”.
It gives me chance to show the people that would not think this is best for me that I can and I will make it. Through out my years in high school I show my best but I did not show my greatest. I have learned to weigh out my high and lows mostly my strength and weaknesses. I basically was a hands-on learner. I tended to learn more effectively by taking notes in class and rewriting them later.
I will be focusing on just a few key areas that have been struck due to the recession for President Obama and the Great Depression for President Roosevelt and how each man either fixed the problem or is attempting to. Here is just a short list of issues: unemployment rate, financial institutions and the stock market. Just like President Roosevelt, President Obama hit the ground running with his uncanny ability to act upon the economic crisis that was yet again effecting the American people. Obama scored major points with the people since within his first hundred days in office he was able to get congress a much needed stimulus package for their approval that would take care of the financial crisis the American people were facing with major businesses and financial institutions declining at a very fast pace. However, Roosevelt was facing a much worse scenario with an unemployment rate of nearly 25% after the stock market crash of 1929.
Tittle: The impact of the great depression on the American people In this essay I will be taking a look at how families where affected by the great depression and the forth coming new deal. This essay will all cover the position of society gearing the great depression .especially the role women played and women’s reaction to all the changes with in the great depression and new deal structures. Let’s start by taking a short look at what the great depression. As it is stated in the Encyclopaedia Americana” It isn't easy to give a brief summary of the Great Depression. It was, without a doubt, the longest and most severe economic downturn in American history.
Although high school students have history classes to learn about historical facts, learning it through literature gives students a new perspective on what has already been taught in a previous class. As said by Nancy Methelis, “The history books will give us facts, which we are told are true, but we know they are chosen for the particular text. It generally doesn’t connect in the same emotional way that a fictional work does” (Methelis). Reading Huck Finn gives students a greater understanding of how life was back when slavery was still accepted and common. Its historical accuracy makes it an essential book to be read and discussed in the classroom.