"I have not the power, spirit." (A Christmas Carol, 77)
This quote directly relates that man is unable to see themselves fail and be at there absolute worst, it destroys their brain. The men in the picture are carrying people away who died doing labor. Instead of standing to the side, waiting for something easier to come along, they worked their hardest, to the point that it took their life. Many people in the 19th century worked their hardest to be able to be able to provide for their family, and failure was very hard for someone to accept of themselves.