The couple and several relatives had come to Chicago in search of a better life. The area where their relatives moved to was a center of Lithuanian immigration. But the area they moved to a hard, dangerous, and filthy place where it is difficult to find a job. After the reception, the couple discovered that they are more than a hundred dollars in debt to the saloonkeeper. In Lithuania, its custom that guests at a wedding-feast leave money to cover the cost, but since they were in America, many of the guest leave the feast without leaving any money since money was being budgeted amongst each person due to the lack of jobs available.
Sonia Nazario describes a very graphic picture of children without one or any parents, food, shelter, and clothing, which many Americans choose to ignore and go about their business like it doesn’t happen here and around the world. In the book Enrique’s Journey there are millions of people traveling from Central America to North America. These people are called immigrants. They are traveling to North America because they want a chance at a better life; they are fleeing the poverty, unemployment, and hunger
WW1 ends – The ending of WW1 meant that the European countries were able to meet their own demands and therefore did not need any more supplies from America. Farmers suffered from overproduction and could not afford to keep their homes or pay mortgages, some farmers even decided to become sharecroppers. In 1924, 600,000 farmers went bankrupt. Also, there was stiff competition from Canadian, Australian and Argentinean farmers who were selling vast amounts of grain to the world market. Over-production – Fewer products such as cars, consumer good etc were not being sold as factories were making more goods than Americans needed or could afford to buy.
At this time Social Darwinism was being introduced into society and perfectly depicts the life of the poor, injured, and sick. It is impossible for an immigrant to keep a job for any measurable length of time because of the dangerous conditions of the time, the risk of sickness, and the many people waiting in line to jump in and take a weak person’s job. The strong and willing were the only people who worked. The strong were the ones who did not surrender to the temptation of alcohol and drugs. The strong were the ones who caught the eyes of employers, and the strong were the ones who were able to provide for their family and move up in the world.
2/17/12 Social Problem 120 The other side of Immigration The main theme of the film is to explain the reason why Mexican migrates to the United States and so they can tell their side of the story and people could get a better understanding of what they go threw. Most of them come to this country to better provided for there family because they are lack of opportunities in rural México or the country side. They migrate to America because of lack of jobs. Most of the people who migrate to the United States are form the poor rural areas and farmers. Lots of these people own grain, beans, strawberries, and pig farms.
enThe novel ‘Of Mice And Men’ is set in America during the 1930’s and follows the occurrences of life for two migrant workers, George and Lennie. The two men are typical workers of that time, travelling to find work due to the depression with no set home or families, no money to buy nice clothes and no education so they mostly spoke in dialect. We learn these poor people each had their own different personalities regardless of the fact they were not very knowledgeable. We soon learn that George and Lennie’s friendship is very rare for migrant worker and why they stick together. We see from the very beginning of the novella that George and Lennie have it hard When Lennie is first introduced to us we gain an extremely strong impression of him when Steinbeck describes how he walks: “Dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags its paws” By comparing Lennie to a bear we get the impression that he is primitive, unpredictable and instinctive.”Dragging his feet” however makes him sound like a worn out child, but we know him to be a grown man, this is where we get the first hint that he may have some sort of impediment.
He starts by telling us about the weather “white snow” which describes that is winter. Then he starts reminiscing his home land how in Wisconsin, Christmas in his village is not about the parties and the presents but about being together and sharing together. And that is why he feels out of place because in college people only care about things that he could care less, and act differently than the way he’s used to be treated or being around with people that act a certain way. This actions make him very homesick and sad so he heads home to get away from that place he does not like and calm his feelings of alienation. When the narrator gets home, he
The narrator tells us that for many years he thought of buying a farm in the Concord countryside. He considered many sites and even exercised his Yankee shrewdness by haggling over the price with several farmers. But he followed his own advice, as expressed in "Economy," and avoided purchasing a farm because it would inevitably tie him down financially and complicate his life. Besides, he reasoned, why did he need to own a farm? All that is of real value to the individual in living on a farm — close, personal contact with the spiritually invigorating influences of nature — can be had for nothing.
These values are almost contrary to the ideals of the labor movement whose focus was the use of force and other tactics to increase wages, benefits and improve working conditions. Southerners, given that they mostly worked in agriculture, were not forced to deal with some of the dangerous working conditions seen in the industrial cities, and were happy when they were able to provide food for their families. This is not to say that agriculture was not dangerous or that it paid well, only that given the perspective of these people, lacking the exposure of industry and having strong family values, they would have a hard time relating to those who advocate for organizing. As it became increasing apparent that agriculture would not sustain the economies of Southern states, there was a growing atmosphere of anti-union sentiment in the region. Many states enacted right-to-work laws making closed “union only” shops illegal, in an attempt to lure businesses away from their Northern strongholds.
Third, they improve machines in industries to get more products in less time. This industrial revelation impacted the whole America. Farmer’s in North sell their farms and move in to cities in order to find fix source of income, because they can lose everything in just one bad season. Emigrants were coming to us in order to find jobs. But on the other hand south was just totally opposite.