In the time of the Great Depression people relied on dreams to keep themselves going and because Candy had lost his dog, he now believes this is a new venture and now completely revives his spirit. Finally, Candy shows the view of women in that period. In the time of 1930‟s America, women were not valued in society and were only seen as housewives or easy sex. Candy‟s view on Curley‟s Wife represents exactly these views as he first says to George that „I think Curley‟s married a … tart.‟ This shows the view that Curley‟s Wife is flirtatious and is seen as easy sex. Candy views Curley‟s Wife as inferior and is shown in Crooks‟ room when he says „you let this guy alone, don‟t you do no messin‟ with him,‟ this shows his view the Curley‟s Wife is a tart because when he says „messin‟ around‟ he means flirting which justifys his view on Curley‟s Wife.
Also, John Proctor is surprisingly sensitive and thoughtful. When he asks his wife if she is saddened he displays concern for her well-being. He wants nothing more than for his dear wife to feel loved and he is willing to do whatever it takes to make her feel that way. He always spoke good about his wife. For example, when Elizabeth was accused of witchcraft, John said, “My wife cannot lie, I have paid much to learn it sir.” (p.111) John Proctor's major flaw was his great pride in his name.
After taking all the actions from the grandmother and the Misfit into consideration, readers view that the grandmother naturally obtained grace and has given grace to the Misfit. As the grandmother continues to talk to the Misfit, she doesn’t realize how selfish and self-centered she is, all she wants to do was to save herself from danger. Throughout the whole story, there has been details about the cruelty and selfishness of the grandmother. She is a manipulator, she uses indirect actions to get satisfaction for herself. There's a part at the beginning of the story where the grandmother uses the kids to convince her son to turn back and go visit the old house she mentioned.
Proposal to Elizabeth, second proposal to Elizabeth. “she hardly knew how to suppose that she could be an object of admiration to so great a man.” Darcy ch 10 -Jane- kind-hearted and cautious with her feelings. Oldest of Bennett daughters. Falling in Love with Mr. Bingley. “Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.” Jane ch 17 -Charles Bingley- Easily influenced and a nice man.
The town’s people at first recognize her as a stranger or outcast, but as time wears on people get over it and realize she is just as normal as any other human. “Individuals in private life, meanwhile, had quite forgiven Hester Prynne for her frailty; nay, more, they had begun to look upon the scarlet letter as the token, not of that one sin, for which she had borne so long and dreary a penance, but of her many good deeds since”(Hawthorne et al. 139). The townsfolk have an unparalleled amount of jealousy for her having an affair, and being able to wear what the folks say is an attractive looking letter. The townsfolk develop a mysterious wonderment as to why Hester seems relatively unfazed wearing the letter day in day out.
Her focus in life was all about money. She remained focused on money even up to the end when her son Paul died to show her he was lucky and give her the money she desperately wanted. “The Lottery” shows how cruel people can be when it comes to traditions and bad luck. The conflict is substantial
One of the big issues in these two eras was conflicting definitions of “freedom.” Although people had freedom to make money in the Gilded Era, only a small minority of robber barons could do so. In the Progressive Era, White immigrants and women had more rights and freedom to help improve their own working and living conditions. This ultimately made America better, more democratic, forward and progressive. The ideas of Social Darwinism, the Gospel of Wealth, and Horatio Alger success formula made the Gilded Era. Government played a minor role and cities did not offer public relief.
From this perspective, the innovation of the power loom was a broad social process, driven by more than an elite of inventors and entrepreneurs. Previous researchers have explored human capital development in the factories. Boot  obtains estimates of the human capital investments made by male workers in the Lancashire cotton industry. His estimates correspond quite closely with my estimates for male cotton mule spinners in Lowell in the 1840’s. However, in addition to this investment made by employees, I find a much larger investment made by employers in the human capital of their employees.
As Warner puts it, "seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery.” (1217) Jackson uses Warner's own viewpoint on his continual luck to add drama to the large amount of time he has survived. One might say that Warner's luck is in connection with the fact that he has been the most obedient person and he is the only person who does not want to get rid of the lottery. Others, however, might say that it is a direct association that Warner is not being chosen in the lotteries because he is obeying tradition and he is being rewarded for doing so. When Mr. Adams tells Warner that "over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery,"(1217) Warner reprimands with, "pack of crazy fools, listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them. "(1217) Old Man Warner is usually understood to be the most symbolically evil supporter of custom, but he is simply the most sincere.
Gender inequality was normal during the time this story was written. John Steinbeck did an excellent job with the character Elisa Allen. He showed how women were not treated equally and revealed Elisa’s emotional toll on the situation. Although Elisa’s interaction with the tinker was quite exciting and made her feel like a woman again, it had no effect on her in the long run to change her current situation. Elisa did however, got dolled up for her husband in the