Comparison Of Cinderella Man And The Grapes Of Wrath

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The American Dream is just a fantasy of many people. The “Cinderella Man” and “The Grapes of Wrath” have a very similar story. They both tell us that the American Dream is just a fantasy. The issue with the American Dream is a lot people come to this country thinking they will get an opportunity to be successful but that’s not the truth. The American Dream just makes people think that way but in reality it’s just a fantasy. Going from Rags-to-Riches in this country is very difficult. Studies show that you’re more likely to stay in the same class you’re born in. Small amount of people go from Rags-to-Riches. But people come from all over the world believing otherwise. The Similarities between the two stories are that both people struggle financially …show more content…
They both had electricity, house, etc.. taken away from them because they were struggling paying bills. In both stories the bank was the monster because if the bank didn’t profit from people then it took things away from them. Also both families had hopes of a better future but those hopes were crushed by the bank. The bank forced their employees to take things away from others because it was either that or they would lose their job. Both families lived confortable in the beginning but later in “Cinderella Man” depression struck and the family were struggling to keep up with all the bills. The family in the “The Grapes of Wrath” had their own land was doing well but they had a one bad period of time and the bank wasn’t profiting so they took the land away from them. All of their property was taken away from them and were left without anything. The bank is always hungry for more. The time it stops profiting, all the things will be taken away from you in a blink of an eye. In “Cinderella Man” the family had to send their kids away because they couldn’t afford to take care of them. The boxer James J. Braddock was so desperate to get his kids back that he had to go around and start begging for money. Eventually they lost their nice house and everything else. They started living in a much worse area and with no electricity. The main similarity in …show more content…
“Grapes of Wrath” moved to a different area of the country searching for a job and hope for a better future. Once they found their job and started living confortable, depression happened and they lost all of the belongings. Their hope for a better future was crushed into pieces. “I got to figure” the tenant said. “We all got the figure. There’s some way to stops this. It’s not like lighting or earthquakes. We’ve got a bad thing made by men, and by God that’s something we can change.” They wanted the change for a better future but couldn’t really control what was going on. The Family in “Cinderella man” had everything in the beginning. They were living very comfortable. J.J Braddock was a great boxer in the 1920s, he started losing when the start of the Great Depression. He was given a second chance for an inspiring comeback midway through a struggling era. When depression struck they lost it all. At some point, even the father went begging for money. They went to living in a nice area to not so nice. But one thing they family did not lose was their hope for a better future. The boxer J.J. Braddock never gave up on his future. He was given a last second notice to fight one of the best heavyweights in the world. The odds were against him but he did not care one bit. He went into the fight with confidence and lots of hope. He came out as a champion and had the

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