“That selective attack appeared to confirm every elitist cliché in the book: the plague attacking the debauched and the destitute, while passing over the better sort that lived only blocks away” (20). This quote from Johnson showed how people viewed the social hierarchy, especially the suffering lower class. No sympathy was given and there was little time for it. This prejudice became a coping mechanism for the elite. Some even cited God as the reason for the outbreak as He was punishing the victims for living filthy lives or having “poor internal constitution”.
V. Topic: Some people glorify Meiji as the time of change, but it had its bright side and the dark side. A. People from towns migrated to cities, there were new means of transportation and Japan prospered, yet, workers lived in poverty and it was crowded and filthy. B. Burakumin (meaning village people)would be humiliated and treated harshly. Coal miners were treated especially cruelly, having cold-hearted bosses and countless explosions would happen in the mines because of their bosses greed.
This abuse is undeserved as the creature proves himself to be a capable and very intelligent contradicting the stereotypes made against him. Eventually, the stereotypes made by society lead the creature to become who they think he is. Frankenstein paints a bleak picture of how society’s stereotyping leads to segregation and suffering with the creature’s journey through life. The society of Frankenstein makes a stereotype based on a single premise, his appearance, and chooses to discriminate and segregate Victor’s creation. This discrimination is evident when “the children shrieked and one of the women fainted.
Once apprenticed to Joe Pip’s snobbery is frightful. Pip is ashamed of being a blacksmith and lives with the constant worry that Estella will one day “[he] being at [his] grimiest and commonest, should lift up [his] eyes and see Estella looking into the windows of the forge” (Dickens 108). The snobby Pips is ashamed of being a blacksmith because it affirms his low class status and limits his great expectations. In his statement “it is the most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home, the word “miserable “suggests that Pip
Although there might be some evidence that Capitalism helped improve the lives of the British people from 1760-1880, it mostly caused them hardship and pain. During the industrial revolution, the idea of capitalism began to expand across Britain and several job opportunities became available for the working class. They saw this an opportunity for a better life, higher wages, a better system than what they had working at the farms. What they did not realize was that this system alongside the industrial revolution brought child labor in factories, bad working conditions, and creativity-killing jobs which only made life worse for the British people. During the industrial revolution, factories were being built which meant that the job opportunities
In the Outsiders, intolerance is shown with what background a person came from. For example, the greasers hated the socs because they thought that they had it really easy where they came from add they didn’t have to deal with poverty, dead parents and having the police always after them. But in the words of Cherry Valance, “It’s rough all over.”(S.E. Hinton 35). But even though Cherry tolerated some of the greasers the rest of the socs just thought that they were dirty liars, cheats and thieves.
For example, he helps a group of poor men and saves a girl from drowning. But although he is doing good things, he gets neglected and met with disgust because of his appearance. This is something that also is characteristic for the romanticism literature; how we feel deep down and how we react to certain things. When Victor Frankenstein created the monster his life plunges into absolute darkness. The monster on the other hand comes into the world with the desire to seek companionship and to connect with people.
Therefore, when we a take a closer look at the Monster, we can easily recognize that he becomes more dangerous after he is abandoned by everyone and is alienated by society. I believe most of us are proud of our succeed in doing what people have not done before even though the results are not good as we expected. However, as the inventor of the Creature, Victor already does an impossible thing. Instead of being satisfied with his creature, he is disappointed because of its ugly appearance. Obviously, Victor’s attitude indirectly affects to the Creature personalities.
Experiences of farmers and industrial workers in the 19th century Introduction The 19th century in America was characterized by rapid industrial growth. At this point in time, industrial plant output increased and there was mass production of goods by the machines (Foner, n.d). The British textile manufactures were the first to venture in the industrialization field within the United States of America. Mechanization was on the rise where machines replaced skilled personnel and craftsmen in different industries. By 1870, machines were already stitching leather, producing nails, knitting stockings, shirts and dresses in large numbers.
In the early twentieth century the United States went through a emense growth due to the amount of jobs that were avalibale for people through industralization like railroads, coal mining, and steel. Industralization pushed farming aside and independent agriculture and instead focused on factory production as the new way for the economy and draw more people towards a new working class. Industralization influenced many Americans because they were “ Drawn to factories by the promise of employement, a new working class emerged in these years, between 1870 and 1920, almost 11 million Americans moved from farm to city, and another 25 million immgrants arrived from overseas”(Foner, 2017). Industralization was a huge part of peoples everyday lives and was essential that people work so that products can be made and be carried out by city to city. Americans were influenced by the new series of technological innovations that were
The careers of Ebenezer Breed, Micajah Pratt, and Benjamin Newhall express the tendency of capitalist transformation in the shoe manufacturing business by displaying that while the factory system worked well at the beginning, the growth did not last. The relationship between the community and equal rights shows the unifying effect of the conditions factory workers experienced against the elite employers. Central shops and outwork aided this unity by bringing together workers under one roof, where they share the same sufferings and may spread their attitudes to each other. George Hood’s mayoral election demonstrates that
Consequently, many rich Americans believed in this view, and used it as an explanation of why some are poor and some are rich. Additionally, a similar view is expressed in Progress & Poverty, written by J.M Dent. (Doc. 11). In Progress & Poverty, Dent explains that an uneven distribution of wealth will aid social progress, because it will drive people to work harder, which in almost all cases, never worked, and only caused social unrest and strikes.
The growing of large businesses in size, number, and influenced changed the United States severely. The economy was greatly relieved but the politicians were corrupted and the people very unhappy. The businesses were smart in using the reduction and increasing of prices to link all the businesses but taking advantage of the people by silencing them and increasing their labor hours really hurt them. It also did not help that the politicians that were corrupted made bad decisions for money and no the
I feel like the Industrial Revolution had a greater impact on the course of Western Civilization. The Industrial revolution was when machinery replaced the jobs of men. Edwin Chadwick especially didn’t like what was going on at this time because he felt like it was really hurting the poor. Many people, though at this time did like what was going on during the Industrial Revolution because these people felt like this is what is needed in order to help Britain’s economy. During the Industrial Revolution people were working crazy long hours, and on top of this they had children working, and doing jobs that no child should ever be doing.