"London", by William Blake uncovers a city overwhelmed by neediness and hardship. Blake overshadows London’s elegant appeal and replaces it with his own twist of the corrupted city. London is nothing more than a city with a shortage of money due to harsh economic times. Those in power have weakened the moral of the while city so that poverty exists in the lower classes. Blake uses three distinct metaphors: “Marriage hearse,” “black’ning Church,” and “mind-forged manacles” to express that the city suffers from social tyranny, physical and psychological confinement, and widespread suffering and despair society.
Power leads to the corruption of values, as shown by the Gilead setting, the Aunts’ character, and the use of Offred’s first person narrative. In the Gilead setting, the powerful leaders of the society twist both Biblical and secular values to justify their rules and actions. The Handmaids often use the phrase which says “Give me children, or else I die” (Atwood 61). This is a phrase the Handmaids have learned from the Gilead society leaders. It has been cherry-picked from a Bible story in which a sterile woman named Rachel begs her husband for children, using that phrase to express her sorrow.
In this poem she illustrates the capability to incorporate both a demand to sympathy and a cry of disapproval into one period suitable poem. In “The Cry of the Children” Browning for the first time exposes her reactions of fury and annoyance at the circumstances child laborers were obliged to maintain in the mines and factories for the excuse of economic development. The singular style used in the poem is a mark of Elizabeth Barrett Browning which had been valuable to reveal and enclosure to picture the view and disappointment compatible themes that she had been representing with in her political poems. The poem is a complete description of the reflections and inclinations
‘Hard Times’ by Charles Dickens is a social protest novel of nineteenth-century England. Throughout the novel, Dickens makes his voice of protest explicitly clear as he expresses the hardship and inequalities of an industrial, hierarchical society. Dickens portrays how difficult life was through all the characters and their positions in society. Several social and political issues are addressed by Dickens, particularly through education, marriage, divorce and the working conditions of the poor. In Book 1, Chapter 11, Stephen Blackpool reflects these issues through his line “Tis aw a muddle.” It could be argued that this remark by Blackpool refers to the power structures within the novel and how the ‘muddle’ is caused by those with power.
This research paper deals with the mental disorders and social setup of bourgeois society and explores the theme of the alienation in H.G.Wells 's The Invisible Man. Alienation is a momentous theme of modern age, which shows the frustration of society and individual 's spiritual and personal interest. In order to define the complex process of the term, Karl Marx and Hegel have described the causes and significance of the Alienation. According to Marx, Alienated man is an abstraction because he has lost his contact with all human beings. Man suffers from a very pathetic condition due to his failures in society.
In the second stanza he generalizes the inhumane situation by repeating the word “every”, as the speaker says “In every cry of every Man, /In Infant’s cry of fear, /In every voice, in every ban, /The mind-forg’d manacles I hear:” (L. 5-8) In the third stanza, he gives another example of another social issue that appeared during that time, the suffering of chimney sweepers when he wrote “How the Chimney-sweeper’s cry” (L.9) which is a clear example of child abuse by materialism and the industry. He criticizes clergymen who allow such thing to happen to children “Every blackning Church appalls” (L.10) In addition to the chimney sweepers he mentions the soldiers as an example of suffering individuals. He pictures them as “hapless Soldier’s sighing” (L.11) The last victim of the corrupted society that Blake mentions are the “harlot”. Athe speaker states that the “blights with plagues the Marriage hearse” (L.16) and Changjuan Zhan states that “The unfortunate women are forced to be harlots. Just according to their curses, we can see everything covered with darkness, so the wedding becomes a funeral” (1613).
Either way in an unstable government, the poor people will get angry that they are not being helped and will rise and rage until the unmotivated leaders give in. In any case, it seems these people have a considerable influence on what happens next, revealing the first signs of a Democracy. The reason these people have the influential power is because of the poor state of the government, their obsession with money weakens them and the power of the poor majority have spoken. Democracy follows the majority opinion, it is being explained above and, in this case, where the poor people in an oligarchy are calling out for help, those with the most money and appeal will take charge, because who else is. This is Plato’s first problem with Democracy as it calls for a leader and role models to be the people with the most appeal.
The reigning party comprises of the government and clergy. As the speaker enters into the city, he notices the streets are “charter’d”, including the River Thames that “does flow”, an ironical juxtaposition. It evokes an uncomfortable feeling of social restriction in subjecting to political mapping and legalism. Also, the disturbing repetition of “charter’d” brings an ideology of capitalism where “inhabitant...street...river...the entire city...[can be] contracted out, hired, expropriated, absorbed into an unrelieved commerce in things and people” (Tomlins, Christopher. “Revolutionary Justice in Brecht,
Throughout humanity, humans have been isolated to social classes and divided due to wealth, and status. Europe during 1450 to 1700 was issuing a major problem because poverty was common throughout Europe. This was a major problem as poverty was one of the factors of the high death rates because of starvation. As a result, many different European countries including the Spanish, France, Great Britain, and Netherlands, spoke up to the occasion in different attitudes and responses. Many individuals whether they are rulers, doctors, artists, council members had a different view to the poor as some will have a negative connotation portraying the unfortunate as idleness, while others will show sympathy and positivity in their ideas.
The Roman Empire had a largely corrupt government, which mismanaged the itself into a collapse. As a Representative Democracy, Roman leaders were “elected” to represent their people. But, their system was far from perfect. Voting was restricted for most, limiting the actual representation of the people to only the social elite. According to an anonymous primary source from the era, “Now in addition to these injuries, were with the arts of [greediness] afflict the provinces, comes the appalling greed of the provincial Governors, which is ruinous to the taxpayers’ interests.” These men work for their own self interests, not the public’s, which defeats the purpose of a democracy.