I do not believe that Oskar Schindler was entertaining the idea of sheltering Jews in his factory when he purchased it at first. In his mindset, Schindler only planned on being a wealthy German businessman. He was very self-centered in the beginning of the movie and was incisive when planning to build his own factory in Poland. During this time, he planned on only making money at first, but since the Jews needed to be protected from the persecution of the Nazis, he gained big profits when the Jews worked for him. Schindler also does not loose, but rather gains money as well since the Jews work for him for free.
A politically and socially crucial period of America’s time, The Great Gatsby succeeds in representing a society where if one is living in excess and decides to never settle down, will inevitably lead to their downfall. The 18th Amendment created the prohibition that made consuming, drinking or anything else that had to with alcohol. Nevertheless people kept on bootlegging alcohol and paid no attention to the law and had nothing to worry about because they were at the top of the food
During the 1920s, America seemed to be a land of glamor and luxury. Underneath the beauty, however, was a vast underworld of crime: bootleggers and gangs ran rampant, controlling even members of the government. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, he tells a tale of that decade, which appears glamorous but is filled with corruption. The novel makes a naturalism argument about the impossibility of changing social class, revealing that only a facade of mobility can be achieved through debaucherous actions. Firstly, the impossibility of social mobility can be seen through the characters that attempt to become upper class through more traditional, “moral” ways.
The countries that considered remaining inactive in the 1936 Olympics did so with good reasoning. Although nobody had genuinely felt the full effect of Hitler’s racism, there was still enough evidence for these countries to see his overall intentions. Up to this point in time directly before the games began, Hitler had kept these issues within Germany and had not imposed his ideals on anyone but the inhabitants of Germany. Hitler’s actions had not reached the global scale. It was not until World War II that other countries began seeing the full extent of the actions taken by the cruel German leader.
CHAPTER FOUR “LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME”: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDIES OF BILLIE HOLIDAY “Her voice is full of money” Francis Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”, 1925 I What was there so interesting about Billie Holiday’s birth chart or life that it warranted a closer look? To begin with, the details shown on her birth certificate were wrong in fact. The error did not concern her date or hour of birth. These details were accurate so any aspiring astrologer or biographer did not need to fret unduly over this point. It was the name of her father that was incorrect.
During the Industrial Revolution, Horatio Alger wrote stories about people coming from nothing to getting everything. These stories were perfect examples of the so-called American Dream because even if someone came from a humble background, they could still succeed to become a Carnegie or a Rockefeller. In reality though, this was not possible. There was no way anyone could succeed with the robber barons controlling all industry and pay. The American Dream definitely did not exist back
The sources that Drehle utilizes manage to fit well into his monograph, organically fitting them into his writing without abrupt information dumps. One of the books Drehle quotes often in Triangle: The Fire That Changed America is The Triangle Fire, a similar monograph about the same disaster discussing how the fire was a rude awakening to many for the painfully inadequate work conditions in New York, but it does not touch upon the specific reforms which had been “a turning point in New York political history” (Drehle, 2003, 218). Albert Marrin’s Flesh and Blood So Cheap; The Triangle Fire And Its Legacy is yet another monograph about the Triangle fire, which is strikingly similar to Drehle’s own, discussing the lasting effects of the fire and the reforms which occurred
B. Kelly, thought that it would help boost the city’s economy. Another reason why the prison was built in Yuma was because the location would have been perfect. Since the Gila River was on the east of where they planned on building and the Colorado was North, with Yuma to the West it discouraged prisoners from escaping. The fact that the prison would be 170 miles away from San Diego, California and 220 miles away from Tucson, Arizona (Zlateuski web) even the thought of prisoners escaping would be highly unlikely. Lastly, Yuma’s weather was miserable there was nothing but dry heat for most of the
The Holocaust was a time of devastation and corruption; it was a time of cruelty. Adolf Hitler, who started the epidemic against the Jews, tried to make the world “perfect.” Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat for Germany’s economic problems which ultimately led to World War II. Hitler not only became a powerful and influential man, but also a judgmental man. Hitler blinded people with his influence.
“I am afraid the Nazis have succeeded with their propaganda. First, the Nazis have run the Games on a lavish scale never before experienced, and this has appealed to the athletes. Second, the Nazis have put up a very good front for the general visitors, especially the big businessmen,” said reporter William L. Shirer in response to the 1936 Summer Berlin Olympics. The Nazi Regime put on a grand facade that the world had never before experienced. In defying the compromise of the Great War nearly twenty-two years prior, Germany remilitarized their country in order to expand their borders, creating political conflict.