Waugh presents drinking within the 1930s as a way of helping someone to deal with problems that they may be having within their life. In this case Tony Last is seen to be having drink after drink with his best friend Jock. Tony is seen to have said that he ‘felt low for weeks…bloody low….how about some brandy?’ Because Tony had been feeling low for weeks, most likely because of the fact that he had barely seen Brenda at all and all their communication had been through letter, we can see why it would be plausible to believe that he was now drinking away his problems. The tag question of ‘how about some brandy’ added to the end of his statement also supports this as, not only does it come within the same sentence as him admitting to feeling rotten, but he had already had several drinks beforehand therefore increasing he chance of doing something he shouldn’t have done. Because of Jock turning up to be some company for Tony; they are more likely to have a few more drinks as it would have been impolite for one person to be drinking and the other not. This is why there are such events as when Beaver and Jock asking for drinks at the same time at the beginning of the novel, while they are at Brat’s club, and it’s even more likely that they would take in a drink if someone else would be buying it. Jock’s appearance here is almost like he is giving Tony another chance to drink, like he is taking it as an excuse to have ‘some brandy’, ‘port’, and ‘Burgundy’. It would appear that Tony does become drunk by the end of the evening and this is noted by Tony himself and also later when he calls up Brenda, by Brenda. Tony asks Jock ‘not even when I’m tight, like this?’ The lexis choice here has been used to soften the term drunk to the word ’tight’ instead, but it could also be a social term as Tony is with his high class friend Jock and wouldn’t say that he was drunk or another word with a similar meaning. However because Brenda also says...
...to sweep up dust that blew into homes at night. Nearly starving from lack of food and water then going broke and living without a home with family's to care for. We'll that was life during the Dust Bowl having to face the Great Depression and loving in the Southern Plains.The Dust Bowl was a very unexpected tragedy that hit America in the 1930 lasting a whole decade. The dust bowl accrued mostly of high climates mixing with the broken down jet stream in Mexico created weather for a drought season. Then came loving in the Southern Plains during the Dust Bowl which was difficult because many areas lacked water and food supply. Many farmers went broke trying to keep up with the Great Depression which dried up most of the land. "Dust landed on homes like snow." Said Jim Durrand. Since most food supply was down living in the time of the Dust Bowl was difficult.
The Dust Bowl happened mainly in the southern area of the Untied States of America. The Dust Bowl lasted from 1931 until 1939 which was almost a whole decade. Most family's that lived in the southern Plains moved to California or went to the Noethern Plains. Even though Northern Plains did not go through the Dust Bowl a lack of food and water did damage many people. Many towns experienced a lack of fresh flirts vegetables and crops. Then another decrease in the water supply. In...
... A Handful of Dates
Children like to copy their favorite character. They imagine
themselves to be like that person when they get big. Like this, a young boy, the
main character of the story, “A Handful of Dates”, by Tayeb Saleh, imagine
himself to be like his grandfather, when he get big. The story describes the
childhood of a young boy, who does the things children typically do, go to school,
attend religious services, plays outside, and spends time with his favorite family
member, his grandfather. Although the boy loves his grandfather and considers him
as a great man, the boy realizes, through his treatment of his neighbor Masood,
that he is a greedy man, and doesn’t like him anymore.
Early in the story, the boy loves nature. The boy loves to go to the
mosque every morning to learn Quran. He also loves to swim in the river and
play in the field. The boy says, “The mosque, the river, and the fields - these were
the landmarks in our life”(p-1,para-1).He also says, “…I loved the river
too”(p1,para-2).In other words, the boy love the river as well as his village nature.
The boy was idealistic about his grandfather and wanted to be like him.
His relationship with his grandfather was very close....
...Remembering the Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl was a significant event in our country's history that had various lasting effects on American Society. Social, economic, and political changes occurred because of this disastrous and difficult time in America. The Dust Bowl was a turning point in the Great Plaines, moreover, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and a small portion of Texas. It changed life as Americans knew it during the 1930’s. It created a large economic and agricultural recession. This left the United States in a greater deficit than it previously stood which was originally created by the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl retrieved its name after Black Sunday on April 14, 1935. Prior to 1935 many dust storms had occurred. In 1932 a calculation of fourteen dust storms were recorded in the Plains and by 1938 there were a total of 38 storms recorded. The Dust Bowl is described as one of the most catastrophic events of the early 1900s. The Great Plains was a region of the United States that witnessed 100 million acres of topsoil being stripped from over used farmland. It was characterized by many factors such as poor farming practices, severe wind storms, and droughts lasting several years. It was an immense and powerful storm that literally covered the Midwest and blanketed many states by making their acres of farmland highly unusable. One analytic historian...
...Sawdust or wood dust is a by-product of cutting, grinding, drilling, sanding, or otherwise pulverizing wood with a saw or other tool; it is composed of fine particles of wood. It is also the byproduct of certain animals, birds and insects which live in wood, such as the woodpecker and carpenter ant. It can present a hazard in manufacturing industries, especially in terms of its flammability. Sawdust is the main component of particleboard.
1 Practical uses
1.1 Use in food
2 Health and safety hazards
2.1 Explosions and fire
2.2 Environmental effects
3 See also
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A major use of sawdust is for particleboard; coarse sawdust may be used for wood pulp. Sawdust has a variety of other practical uses, including serving as a mulch, as an alternative to clay cat litter, or as a fuel. Until the advent of refrigeration, it was often used in icehouses to keep ice frozen during the summer. It has been used in artistic displays, and as scatter. It is also sometimes used to soak up liquid spills, allowing the spill to be easily collected or swept aside. As such, it was formerly common on barroom floors. It is used to make Cutler's resin. Mixed with water and frozen, it forms pykrete, a slow-melting, much stronger form of ice.
Sawdust is used in the manufacture of charcoal briquettes. The claim for invention of the first commercial charcoal briquettes goes to Henry Ford who created them from the...
...The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930s depression-ridden America. The 150,000-square-mile area, encompassing the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, has little rainfall, light soil, and high winds, a potentially destructive combination. When drought struck from 1934 to 1937, the soil lacked the stronger root system of grass as an anchor, so the winds easily picked up the loose topsoil and swirled it into dense dust clouds, called "black blizzards." Recurrent dust storms wreaked havoc, choking cattle and pasture lands and driving 60 percent of the population from the region. Most of these "exodusters" went to agricultural areas first and then to cities, especially in the Far West.
The Great Depression
A U.S. stock market crash in 1929 sparked the decade-long international economic downturn known as the Great Depression.
Civilian Conservation Corps
Formed in March 1933, the CCC, was a New Deal program intended to promote environmental conservation.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. president (1933-1945), led the nation through both the Great Depression and World War II.
Stretching more than 3,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the United States of America is comprised of 50 states, each with its own unique traditions and history.
Did You Know?
By 1940, more than 2.5...
...From Dust to Gone
By Steven P.
“Of Love and Dust” by Earnest Gaines, details the dramatic story of a young man who clashes with the system that he is illustrated into. Marcus Payne, once imprisoned for killing a man with a knife, has been bonded out of jail and sent to do work on a plantation. Jim Kelly “our narrator” was grudgingly assigned to watch over him by his godmother Miss Julie. On the plantation belonging to a Marshall Hebert, Marcus immediately begins to clash with Sydney Bonbon-the white overseer- while working in the fields. Their conflict becomes the bases of the story as each man, not realizing what they have in common, subconsciously try to prove their superiority over the other; Sydney Bonbon by constantly harassing Marcus in the fields, and Marcus by attempting to first seduce Bonbons mistress and lover Pauline, and then his wife Louise. As the plantation witnesses the events, Jim tell us the story as he see it and as others see it.
Gaines uses the character development and growth as the story progresses to communicate more efficiently to us, the strength of the effect Marcus has on the plantation, the inhabitants and thus, our narrator Jim. Gaines purposely depicts the characters in the light he does, so that as the story continues, we are able to analyze their change in diction, and actions as we progress to the end of the novel. As these characters go through mood alterations at the presence of Marcus we see some of...
Finding Love through Dust
In the novel, Of Love and Dust, Ernest Gaines discuss means of love in the story which help give readers a look into the interracial relationships between some of the characters in the novel. There is conflict between the couples who are encountered by the reader which hints at love between a white man (Sidney Bonbon) and black woman (Pauline Guerin), as well as a black man (Marcus Payne) with a white woman (Louise Bonbon). Although the love between Sidney Bonbon, the overseer of the plantation, and Pauline Guerin, who happens to be Bonbons mistress, is not clear in the beginning of the novel, it becomes more obvious as Gaines strike up a love interest in the two couples moving further into the story. The second couple the reader encounters is the love spark between Marcus and Pauline. At first it is all revenged on both, Marcus and Pauline’s end, but when fliting becomes infatuation then on to love, Marcus finds himself in a predicament black men were not allowed to be in. Gaines touch on whether or not love should be between two different races, self- gratitude, and then goes on to use different ways to relate and differ the couples from one another.
In this setting where the novel takes place a white man that experiences sexual relations with a black woman, although frowned upon, was not look at as a crime. Not all the same for a black man and white woman....
Causes of the Dustbowl
In the year 1930 America’s economy was in a state of depression. The last thing America needed at this time was a catastrophic event to destroy the economy even more, but that is exactly what they got. The “Dust Bowl” drought is one of the worst climatic events in the history of the United States drought which devastated the United States central states region known as the Great Plains. TheDust Bowl worsened the already depressed American economy in the 1930's, causing millions of dollars in damages. What caused this catastrophic event that put the central states in such a state of poverty?
You cannot understand the Dust Bowl without understanding the ecology of The Great Plains. The plains are wavelike, gently sloping down from the Rocky Mountains towards the East. The Great Plains have not always been as dry as they are today. In fact it is believed that the plains formed from a shallow inland sea. They believe this because they have found fossils of sea shells and fish. The small slope is caused by the buildup of soil and stones washed down from the Rockies. There are trees, mostly cottonwoods, which grow along the river banks in the Great Plains. The Great Plains has extreme, violent weather. The weather can change from heavenly to hell like weather in just one moment. Since there are no trees to block the wind, the wind blows continuously. At times the...