“The Jungle” is a novel written by Upton Sinclair on a Lithuanian family that comes to America to achieve the American Dream. The family goes through many trials as poor immigrants, struggling to get wealth, happiness, and opportunities to succeed in America. Sinclair talks about socialism and its benefits. He also exposes the corruption of capitalism and the political system in America. An initial reading of “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair might appear to be literary fiction, further analysis suggest that it is primarily a work of propaganda.
At first glance this quote seems potentially miscellaneous, but when looking at the context, Yenkel would not mention being apart of a Socialist organization to his friend if it were not important or warranted. When analyzing Yisrulik’s response, a quote can shed some light on why it was mentioned, “The rich men are doing nicely, as usual, and the poor people are dying of hunger […] Workingmen like us are sitting around without a stitch of work” (Aleichem, 239). What Aleichem is alluding to is Captalism, an economic system where private owners control a country’s trade and industry for profit. Capitalism is hurting the Jewish community in Russia; so the reason Yenkel opens up the letter mentioning Socialism (the opposite of Capitalism) is a nod to Yisrulik that things are much better in America. Aleichem indirectly proposes the idea that Capitalism is easily abused and inherently bad for the Jewish
Showing the inequality of poor and the rich because many families were not able to do the same thing the Carraway. The American Dream believes that anybody able to become successful if you work hard enough. But that 's not truly shown by the example above giving the poor a disadvantage. Daisy who is crazy rich and the lover of Gatsby and the wife of pro footballer Tom tells a story about one of her butlers as an extra job was polishing silver till it ruined his nose because of the strong odors showing that wealth consumes the poor. The butler was willing to destroy his health for money, which is ridiculous.
Before the 1930’s, no one knew that an impending doom to the American economy would happen. The Great Depression was an extremely tough time in America’s economic history with invested stock prices plummeting, paying jobs being very scarce, as well as having citizens be scared for America’s future-- little did they know that the next president would help to make the economy recover. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 22nd president of the United States from 1933 to 1945. He helped to strengthen and comfort America during two major events in American History. His law, the New Deal helped to reform the United State’s failing economy while helping people find jobs during this tough time in the 1930’s.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, puts to the test the notions and ideals associated with wealth. He wrangles with the beliefs of money in relationship to power, prestige, and sexuality. However, Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s litmus test for these different experiments, dies near the end of the story and puts into question all the designs to which Gatsby has been sculpted in our minds throughout the text. While most of the book seems to purport, at least in degree, the idea that “money makes a man,” the death of Gatsby strikes a harsh blow to that philosophy in showing that Gatsby’s death resembles a cleansing experience for himself, closely resembling those of baptism and circumcision. Fitzgerald alludes to this cleansing experience immediately in a pivotal monologue by Nick: “Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams…” (2).
This written task connects to Part 4 of the course which looks at the critical study of literature. The specific work that was used for this written piece is by Arthur Miller and is entitled “Death of a Salesman” which is a play showing the life of a man who lives in an eluded American dream. I have decided to write a letter for this written task to show the perspective and opinion on a character’s life before committing suicide in the play “Death of a Salesman.” Within the play “Death of a Salesman,” a resonating theme is that being a likeable character is all that is necessary to make it in the workforce. To debunk this theme, this written task presents arguments that do not support this theme. To show my understanding of this work, I have written about the main series of events that ultimately led to the suicide of this character in the play.
A Critical Evaluation of Karl Marx’s “Bourgeois and Proletarians” During a time of economic crisis and industrial revolution the plight of the common man was of little or no concern to the then masters of industry and globalizing trade. In such turmoil and separation of the classes it was easy for a well-spoken gentleman such as Karl Marx to incite the eventual fire that would become Communism. Due to that fact that impoverished people were tired of being the stepping stone of progress, Karl Marx’s Bourgeois and Proletarians was a profound piece of literature that rallied the masses into revolt. Although the execution of his ideas on the organization of society and redistribution of well was highly disliked after its birth, the overall concept was admirable. Utilizing his ability to relate to his audience through emotion, ethics, and logic, Karl Marx was able to influence the development of a culture.
At the beginning of the 1930s the era known as the "Roaring Twenties" died and from it emerged one of the hardest times known to Americans. The 1930s were centered on the Great Depression and how to alleviate the millions of Americans who were affected by it. During this era, the American government, led by Franklin D. Roosevelt, attempted to reform the American economy and the lives of the American people. FDR's New Deal policies implemented in response to the Great Depression, were generally ineffective as they were unable to bring the lasting stability that Roosevelt originally called for. His New Deal policies raised controversy over the government's role in the economy and what some critics labeled socialist ideas.
The story is about an old salesman who sells nothing and the buyers treat him badly. So he throws himself in front of a train. The story ends with his death as the play ends with the death of Willy (Bigsby 173-86). According to Miller, American depression is an important part in American history. His father lost his business which he had worked hard to establish.
William Golding chose to express his anti-utopian views about humanity in Lord of the Flies. After the two World wars the world was shattered by its horrors. The elements of compassion, humanity, civilization seemed to be fast eroding from the face of earth. People during this period often blamed the political system of some nations who were responsible for the war. They failed to realize that it not any particular system that is responsible for the downfall of social order, instead the individual in power are the ones to be blamed.