Can You Hear Their Voices? Essay

1740 Words Aug 4th, 2014 7 Pages
Bear Grylls once said, “Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That 's the heart of it really. Just keep trying,” (Grylls). What Grylls is portraying is that trying to make a better life for oneself is not going to be easy. One has to always try to make it better, but that means one cannot give up when something goes wrong. Perseverance is a characteristic that everyone has inside of himself or herself, but it depends on whether it is used or not. In Hallie Flanagan, Ellen Clifford, and Whittaker Chambers’ play, Can You Hear Their Voices? one can see the real problems and the difficulties a group of people were going during the Dust Bowl. In the Great Depression, many Americans lost hope that the economy and that their life would never get better because of the Dust Bowl, but advertising and theater plays such as the “Can You Hear Their Voices?” tried to emphasize their struggle and show the government that they have to start helping the people who lived in the Midwestern and Southern Plains.
On October 29, 1929 the Great Depression started. Everyone was in a state of shock and panic because no one could believe what just happened. The stock market crashed and the value plummeted which led to a great deal of investors to lose a total of $70 billion in the market. Investors were trying their hardest to sell stocks as quickly as possible and to get some money back. The crash did not affect everyone, but when the demand for products started to go down, it led…

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