Critical Analysis Of Industrialization In Modern Times By Charles Chaplin

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In the 1936 film Modern Times, director Charles Chaplin conveys the message to the audience that industrialization comes with practices that are harming the employees. Chaplin wants to show how much the workers get hurt, both physically and mentally, when they worked in the factories. He shows the audience how much power the bosses have over their workers. He also wants the audience to know that even though the bosses control almost everything about the workers, the bosses do seemingly no work themselves. They don’t even go to the floor and consult the workers. The audience should also see how large the emphasis on efficiency was, even though there was no thought or care put into the safety of the workers. In the scene where The Little Tramp goes crazy from all of the stress of his work and runs amok, the other workers try to chase him down so that they can stop him. To stop them from chasing him, The Little Tramp turns the assembly line back on, causing them to get back to work. This is meant to show how fragile their job security was. If they made any mistakes, the boss would fire them and they would be replaced almost immediately. The workers got little pay because they were just as replaceable as the machines that they worked next to. The workers are just parts of a human machine. If one of them stops working, or stops being as efficient as they once were, the boss will just replace them as easily as a gear in a machine. This is meant to show how stressful working in a

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