Cindrella Man

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Cinderella man is a film based on the rise of world championship boxer James Braddock. Braddock’s life was affected heavily by the great depression .this essay aims to discuss the role of the stock market crash in the beginning of the great depression, the effects of the depression on the life of the everyday man. The main character is James Braddock. He was a very wealthy man, with a wife and three kids and a nice big house living life with no problems. James Braddock was also a professional boxer, a very good one at that, but things changed really fast. In the 1930’s. Braddock and his family living the life to living in a small apartment, struggling to make money, have food and keeping the house warm and their children safe, and they also decommission him of his boxing license because he was losing all his fights, and also ended up breaking his hand in the last fight. That happening forced him to have to try and get a job down at the docks. IT wasn’t really constant work, they pick like five to seven men to do a little bit of work and get paid little amount for it. One time he does get a job down their he comes home to his oldest son in trouble because he went down to the bakery and stole a stick of salami from the butcher shack just trying to help his family because he didn’t want to be sent away like his other friend did, Braddock walked his son back to the butcher to return the stolen merchandise and when they got out front he promised to him that he would never think about sending him away ever and journeyed back home. Mr. Braddock went back out to the docks to see if he could get picked for another job, but he had his cast and wasn’t trying to let that stop him from working, he and his wife painted his cast black shoe polish so it would blend in with the black coat he was wearing, so they wouldn’t notice. James Braddock gets another shot at his old life and…...

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