For example, the Underground Man makes a salary that is minimal in comparison to the salary of the people he associated himself with. A high salary brings benefits of power and respect. Owing to that the Underground Man has a poverty struck salary. He is not in a position to be granted social benefits among his peers. Opposed to his peers being charismatic towards him he is shunned so in order to give himself a level of importance he forces himself onto social events.
In Of Mice and Men, the characters valued money. Still now, to this very day people value money. People of the Great Depression era seemed to have valued money a little more than we do today, due to the low supply of it. It seems as if they were more grateful and happy with the little they had. Meanwhile, we will never be satisfied with the little simple things we get out of
A big divide of the long island culture is between West Egg and East Egg. East Egg is comprised of the families with money and have always had money. The people of East Egg tend to be more snobby, greedy, and in general just rude people. East Egg is full of people who are less-sophisticated, don’t try as hard, and have less of a work-ethic as they haven’t had to work hard for their money. West Egg, on the other hand, is much more humble and the people stay true to their ethics and morals.
Although Tom and Gatsby are both wealthy, Tom and the other “Old rich” people look down at Gatsby. They think people like him are of lower class and do not have as many social skills. In addition the “Old rich” class believes they are more refined and elegant while the “New rich” money class overcompensates with purchasing large houses, and spending exorbitant amounts of money. There is also the class that has little money such as the
This is why it is important for people to be different, be who they were born to be, but censorship is shown that it will limit anyone, from becoming anything. Also from Harrison Bergeron, there is a conversation with George Bergeron(Harrison’s father), and Hazel Bergeron(Harrison’s
. This motif represents that sometimes you think of the rich and famous as perfect and big and worked hard for their money but sometimes they cheat their way into popularity and did not work as hard as you think for it but their presentation is flawless. The first reference demonstrating the link between cheating and a person’s social
The middle class was an important group because they often held important jobs that society could not function without. For example, some of the middle class were doctors and lawyers. This group was similar to the aristocrats because they too had similar beliefs and ideas. They too also owned slaves, but only a few each and they were well off because they had decent income. Furthermore, both the aristocrats and middle class were able to afford luxuries and could educate their children.
While we in the U.S. don’t have such a strong class system, many other countries, especially less developed countries, have class systems like this. Where there is a lot of “space” between the rich and poor, or in this case, Runners and Sloppers. The Runners are like the rich. They are the most privileged. Meanwhile, the Sloppers are like the poor.
In the story, the narrator describes the rich as “different from you and me. [The rich] possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand” (Fitzgerald, “The Rich Boy” 3). The narrator 's description is very accurate, which is shown especially in the main character, Anson, who was born into a wealthy family and exhibits many of these characteristics. Tate, a critical writer explains that “‘The Rich Boy’ is not so much about wealth itself as about the effect of wealth on character, and the primary effect on Anson is an over power sense of superiority” (1). This superiority that Anson feels directly correlates with his upbringing because he has more money than most people.
It may be argued that they are more well off than the lower classes, but this is likely because in their capitalist society they produced some sort of property of great value. Furthermore, communism hardly motivates workers to strive to be better when most property is equal or with socialism, distributed equally. Regardless, communism and in some places socialism both became widespread. This is likely because the shared wealth and responsibility ideas spoke to those of lower classes who were tired of aristocratic control, “ordinary workers, artisans, domestic servants, and women employed in manufacturing [jobs]” began uprisings in protest of capitalism, tired of their exploitations by their employers (Tignor, 610). Ultimately, communism and socialism are geared towards providing a better experience for everyone but part of life is making your own success and dealing with your own failures.
This might prove to be a critical factor because the people who were close to him are the ones that are likely to come in and help. Very rich people in the society are usually supported by other rich individuals and this makes it easy for them to solve their financial problems. Similarly, poor people in the society have a tough time dealing with financial constrains because majority of their close friends are also poor. Even if there are individuals who will resolve to help Chris, it might not have an impact as compared to if he belonged to the rich class in the
Teenagers develop their own group depending on if they are rich or poor. People that are rich mentally abuse the penurious and they do not realize that they are offending them. Not all penurious people are mean but they need to act mean in order to stand up for themselves. In the past the rich were called the Soc’s and the penurious were called the greasers. Therefore Soc’s automatically assumed the greasers were mean and they were caring, friendly, and they were always there for each other.
Should our country sacrifice the solutions our country needs just to keep within the confines of political correctness? That would be destructive for the well- being of our nation at this time. Ben Carson is a proponent of saying things as they are and he could care less about being politically correct. I believe that most American’s support Ben Carson’s idea of not being politically correct if we want to fix the problems in our country. Political correctness is a serious matter that censors what we say and how we say it.
Professional athletes deserve what they make, due to the fact that have little job security, they pay large taxes, and the money that they are paid with is privately owned. Some people might argue that it isn’t right that athletes make much more money than jobs that are important to society, like teachers or firefighters. Although I agree that these professions are underpaid, this argument simply doesn’t make sense. Athletes are not funded with government money. They are paid privately by their owners.