Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920)It wasn’t until the 1920s, though, that German horror — and German Expressionism — hit its creative stride. Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) was a landmark film that has become the epitome of the Expressionist movement, with its dreamlike sequences and distorted set design with painted buildings and landscapes (including painted-on light and shadow) that resemble abstract art. Wiene’s lesser-known Genuine (1920) had sets designed by Expressionist painter César Klein, using the same artistic methods as Caligari, while Wiene’s The Hands of Orlac (1924) used highly stylized direction and dreamy sequences to tell the story of a pianist who’s driven insane when he receives hand transplants from an executed
His use of symbols provides a greater insight into the film, thus revealing society’s problems to his audience. Through the actions of the Kid’s rich biological father in rejecting the Kid’s mother and indirectly forcing her to abandon the child, Chaplin highlights the uncaring ignorance of the upper class on poverty and sufferings among the working class. He goes further and describes the poor conditions in which the working class lived when the Tramp takes the Kid to his apartment, tiny, dirty, and in need of repair and even sanitation. The inadequate conditions of the room are unchanging throughout the film and even worsen over time (The Kid), portraying the reality of the working class in the capitalist society of the twentieth century. In an attempt to bring the Kid back to his birth mother, the Country Orphan Asylum forcibly takes the boy away from the Tramp (The Kid).
Two scenes that stuck out to me in the movie Cinderella Man were major keys in showing what it was like in the Great Depression and how it affected people. Although in these scenes James did not talk much at all the actual events that took place showed what he and his family was going through. The first scene chosen was when James was trying to get a job, back in these times there would a crowd of people behind a fence or barrier and the person looking for workers would hand pick people to do the said job. In this scene people are behind a fence trying to be picked for they job because it was very hard to get work so many people were poor and were paid very badly. The man looking for workers picks seven people for the designated job and someone yelling out "I've been here since 4".
At the turn of the 20th century, many immigrants were moving to the United States with the hopes of living the “American Dream.” However, that glittering American lifestyle is merely a distant ideal for the immigrants living in Packingtown. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle portrays life through the eyes of a poor workingman struggling to survive in this cruel environment, where the desire for profit among the capitalist meatpacking bosses and the criminals makes the lives of the working class a nearly unendurable struggle for survival. Throughout The Jungle, Sinclair unveils how the lower class is trapped by the very nature of capitalism. Sinclair contrasts Lithuania, where the characters were healthier and happier to where they are now, downtrodden and desperate in the slums of Chicago. The setting that Sinclair chose was vital in creating that massive uproar in society.
In my essay, I will be talking about Sir Chaplin Spencer popularly known as Chaplin, in this essay I will be talking about his works his approach to cinematography, his relation to film aesthetics, his relation to auteur theory, his relations to film language and many more. Chaplin’s works Chaplin has written, featured, produced movies such as the Gold rush, Woman of Paris, Modern times, The kids and many more at a very tender age but I will like to talk about one of his most important work/movie which is Modern Times, this movie was produced in the year 1936, the movie was a complete comedy movie and the main character was Chaplin himself, this movie was about Chaplin who struggles to make ends meet, the movie talks about how desperate people
The upper and lower-class have had the longest damaging social divide throughout history which was caused by the upper-class living a lavish lifestyle while their social counterparts went through new struggles every day. The upper-class has ownership and bosses the working class around, while the lower-class is forced to accept the low-paying jobs the owners offer. In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, the migrants face several hardships on their journey to California, and also struggle to obtain daily necessities as a result of not having jobs. The Joads, the family seen throughout the book, come across numerous difficulties due to the lack of job opportunities. For instance, when the Joads are provided with jobs to pick cotton or jobs to pick peaches, several of their problems are lifted off of their shoulders, and while they still have several hardships, many of them are solved by being provided with a job.
Lindsey Augustine APLAC- 1st Block 2/1/2018 Mrs. Kieren I Quit Everyone knows how important it is to have favorable conditions at the workplace. Starting from trivial things such as air conditioners or coolers with fresh water, and ending up with flexible schedules and good relationships with colleagues. All of these components, impact employees’ productivity and quality of work. In this regard, one of the most important factors is the manager, or the boss, who directs the working process. It is not a secret that managers are often in a category of people difficult to deal with: many of them are demanding, tyrannic,and prone to shifting their responsibilities to other workers.
Throughout the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller we see first hand what the thought of the American dream can do to a hard working man such as Willy Loman. Craig L. Thomas once said that “You stuff someone into the American Dream, and it becomes a prison.” What he means is that sometimes when people work hard and stay determined they don’t always end up on the wealthy side, and Death of a Salesman displays just that. Willy worked hard all his life and was determined to provide for his family. After a few years of working hard however, he starts to run into some economic struggles. In the beginning of the play wee see Willy’s sons, Biff and Happy, on the same path as their father.
This triggers problems among family members as well and leads to huge problems between them. Finally, all these problems make individuals feel worthless and they are obliged to stick to their job without complaint. Adding inadequate salaries on top makes it a “work to survive” lifestyle. On the other hand, there is another point about the lifestyle of a “work to survive” that some of the employees who are struggling to survive, especially low qualified blue-collar workers in Turkey, are going slowdown in their works in order to stay at work more on purpose. This shows the complexity of the situation that we are in and it is needed to be analysis the issue deeply.
INTRODUCTION: Performance or Productivity is always considered when it comes to promotion of the solo parent of an employee. There are many factors why the employees are distracted in his or her performance of duty in the workplace. And one of the factors is being a single parent or solo parent. The generalized idea is that a single parent has to work to earn for a living yet at the same time takes care of his/her children, in doing so there is a presumption that the solo parent is disturbed or de focus. In Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun) a local university in Metro Manila, there are number of solo parent who are employed.