Buddy’s Friend Analysis Living in the rural South during a harsh time of the Great Depression is hard for many people. Yet the bond between a woman and a young boy is an essential part of Truman Capote’s story, A Christmas Memory. Buddy’s friend shows thoughtfulness and kindness to many others, and the quality of being loyal. These qualities help a strong relationship get through a difficult time of hardship. Collecting the ingredients for the fruitcakes would be easy, but both Buddy and his friend never knew where they would get the money to pay for the assortment of things that have to go into the fruitcakes.
They seem to be psychologically stable but in reality unsatisfied with their occupations. Elisa is an artist living expressing herself through her flowers. Her house is neat and well organized and she looks happy. In reality she envies the tinker living as a free man on the road even if he has no education and sleeps in his wagon. Miss Brill reads the newspaper to an old man 4 times a week and teaches but all she tends to have interest in is to watch people’s life as a play.
This shows that the living conditions were truly poor and many people faced troubles during the harsh times. In Document 9 the Royal Commission of Labour in India reported that the wages did not change during the past years and all of the dedicated workers. The royal commission also reported that many of the workers are poor people that lived in small villages and were often recruited to work in the factories much to the similarity of the report of Document 5 where the industrialist also tells the tale of the workers and how they were often poor and comes from farming communities. There is also no recording of the Indian worker’s lives even if it were third party or a first person recollection of how their time was working for the factory/company was. The effects of the industrial revolution were almost miraculous as many of the factories and cotton business boomed during this time period.
Lily is a 7 year old girl living in Hunan, China (very rural) during the 19th century. The first struggle the girls go through separately is the Chinese foot binding process. Lilly's feet were "perfect" and the match maker said she could find her a good family. After that is completed Lily was assigned Snow Flower as her lao tong. Lilly was worried about this because Snow Flower was from a higher class than her.
She may think she doesn't belong, but she belongs as much as the four trees that were on the street. The houses that Esperanza has lived in and the houses she dreams of living in are beacons of lost hope. Her parents used to talk about a magnificent house, the amazing things they were going to have and the things they were going to achieve. When they move into the house on Mango Street, Esperanza can’t help but feel let down. Even though it’s their own house, her whole family must share one bedroom.
Alisa Sagdahl The Forest People In this book The Forest people I found it very interesting how different this group/culture is then the group/society that we grow up in. yes we could have grown up all the way across the U.S.A but in reality we both watch TV went to school have to get a job ect. In the Pygmies world they grow up all in the same group. Even though they don’t have flat screen TV’s and cars and video games, they are more happier and more fulfilled then people that have never hungry or get to drive a car and live in our society. They are thankful for what they have.
Mary Rommley, grandmother of Francie, gives her mother, Katie, the advice to raise her children so they will have more opportunities. Mary’s optimism about this foreshadows Francie’s ability to get an education. Mary has faith in this dream because of Johnny and Katie’s ability to read a write. The successful characters in this book are the ones that have the vision of the American dream in their heads. The characters such as Johnny and Uncle Flittman, who do not survive, do not have this vision and just wander through their lives.
The writer, describes the lives of America’s low wage earners and families living in or near poverty line, interviewing many individuals and narrating their stories in great details. Poverty in America knows no ethnic or racial boundaries, tycoons and organizers profit from cheap labor to stay in line of work. The
The poem implies a mood of nostalgia and joy, as the writer looks back and associates her father’s life with a fig tree, “ I’m talking about picking the largest, fattest, sweetest fig in the world and putting it in my mouth” (pg. 3387). “Snapping Beans”, a poem by Lisa Parker, is about a college girl and her grandmother sharing a warm moment together, where words were barely pronounced and thoughts were the only clue to express the way they were feeling: “We didn’t speak until the sun overcame the feathered tips of the corn field and Grandma stopped humming” (pg. 347). The granddaughter’s feeling of nostalgia mixed with a strong urge to share her college
It hadn’t always been easy to pay the mortgage in the lean years but they had struggled through and could now enjoy a modest standard of living in the retirement. They never had children because none turned up and they had never been that bothered to go to all the trouble of finding out why. In the summer months, Len used to take great pride in his garden and allotment which were always in perfect condition and his skill as a gardener was such that he provided the two of them with fresh vegetables virtually all the year round. In the summer when the salad crops produced the inevitable surplus he would put a sign up outside the house offering tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and so on for sale at a reasonable price and from this he made a little money to buy those little extras that make life worthwhile: chocolates, magazines and the occasional bottle of wine. The only small cloud on the horizon was that, in the winter months, when it was too wet and cold to work outside, Len used to become bored and frustrated and, to be honest, not very pleasant to live with.