These people all face troubles in their everyday lives, and are treated unfairly. Elderly people are viewed as worthless and this is not fair. Candy was the elderly person in the novel who feared for his future. This was because he was aging and showing signs of weakness, and he wasn’t sure if the boss was going to let him keep his job for much longer. Candy did however have compensation for losing his arm, which he had kept saved encase he needed it.
While Chris sold the scanners while his wife Linda worked a part-time job. The problem began when many doctors thought the scanners were just unnecessary luxuries. By selling at least two scanners a month he would be able to finance the family's daily needs but the problem was he was finding it very difficult to even sell one scanner. With the family surviving off of Linda's small income the costs of taxes, daycare fee, and parking tickets overwhelm the family and it begins to break the family structure. Chris endures many hardships and struggles until he finally becomes homeless and unable to have an income to maintain himself and his son.
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.
His family sometimes did not even have enough for him to eat. Richard was hungry and there was nothing that could have been done about it in his mother’s eyes. At one point, Richard’s mother had to send him to an orphanage because she did not have enough money to feed him. “Once again I knew hunger, biting hunger, hunger that made my body aimlessly restless, hunger that kept me on edge, that made my temper flare, hunger that made me hate leap out of my heart like the dart of a serpent’s tongue, hunger that created in me odd cravings.” (103) Richard knew how hunger felt, and he did not like it. “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.
In 1605-1612, the colonists experienced the longest drought (Doc B). Because of the lack of rain, they weren’t able to grow crops (Doc B). The seasons also caused diseases to spread (Doc E). The occupations of the colonists contributed to the colonist dying. They brought gentlemen, rich men that didn’t work with their hands, and they wanted other people to build their houses and hunt for their food (Doc C).
He became a writer, and taught creative writing to Indian kids as he grew up. He helped other kids in his community to save their lives. A paragraph is one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas but in “superman and me” Alexie compares a paragraph to a fence that separates his community from others. Compare to today, America is certainly a melting pot of individuals, including immigrants from all over the world. One of those groups is Asians.
He stayed in the forest for more than a month hiding from the rebels. Moreover, finding food was very tough for Beah. He says, “We were so hungry that it hurt to drink water and we felt cramps in our guts” (32). The war took away his childhood and made children like Beah became a hunger because they didn’t have food to eat. One time Beah had to chase a little boy to steal two boiled ears of corn to eat.
Then the author told the stories like they shopping in the supermarket with her father, having their own television when Judith started first grade, and at New Year’s Eve they dressed up even though her younger brother and be invited to her father’s uncle’s home to celebrate. The title “Silent Dancing” was a story that Judith’s mother’s brother Hernan bought a home movie camera. So they played for a five-minute home movie. At the end of the movie, there are people dancing in a circle and with no music; so that is why this article named “Silent Dancing”. Actually I did not understand this article very clearly.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Naveen Galla Fading of the American Dream Upton Sinclair clearly states how the belief of the American Dream faded away from many immigrants in the early 1900s. In a time where capitalism and greed were at their peak, many people were starving and freezing in the streets. This book depicts the harsh and cruel world of the early 1900’s for immigrants trying to improve their life. Jurgis Rudkis a Lithuanian immigrant comes to America to improve his and his family’s quality of life, however his transition to America is anything but a dream. Jurgis has begged for food, stolen food to survive, worked long hours every day, gone to jail for crimes he did not commit and lost his loved ones.
In regards to this case, their lead cook, who was an active supervisor when the lead supervisor was not present showed vicious treatment towards Robert, John, and Bill. There was no mention of orientation or training, and within the first few minutes on the job the three had succumbed to workplace stereotyping, their lead cook told them “college students are rich brats.” (The Chili Sauce Case, 2014). This is not something anybody would enjoy being told on their first day of work. The lead cook is using conformation bias to form his opinion of the students (McShane & Steen, 2008, p.70). This is because he is not taking the time to get to know the students instead he quickly labels them as “rich brats.” At the end of their shift they boys were exhausted, confused, and humiliated (The Chili Sauce Case, 2014).