A key part would be how Larson intensively wrote about the dirty antics of the politicians. For example, Alexander Hamilton trying to prevent Adams from becoming Vice President. He willingly put words into Adams’ mouth to make him seem unfit for the position. This has ultimately changed my perspective on Alexander Hamilton. I thought of him as a very key figure in history because of the Revolutionary War not because of his sabotage of political affairs.
He viewed the “money men of the East” as agents of evil. ...Bryan directly addressed these supporters of the gold standard, warning that “You[gold standard supporters] shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” While his disapproval of the upper class citizens ultimately derailed his campaign, it also helped him achieve a dual nomination from both the Democratic and Populist
The movie ANTZ shows different political beliefs of many people including General Mandible. General Mandible presents many ideas which show his strong support for fascism. Mandible values the state more than its people, uses force to control citizens, and focuses on wars and militarism which are characteristics on running a fascist society. Firstly, General believes the value of state as a whole is more than the people in the state which is why he tries to kill the “unworthy” members so overall his society is considered strong. When Z returns from the war, General Member gives a speech to the members of his colony and says, “A soldier knows that the life of an individual ant doesn't matter.
To rebel against the government to defend their beliefs. As he said: ‘’Let every-man make known what government would command his respect, and that will be step towards obtaining it’’. Another point he points out is that treat their bodies as men and not as machines: ‘’The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies’’. The last example he used to influence his audience is that their treated as dirt. While the government is more of a major ruler like earth.
For instance, Biff has inherited Willy’s inclination to overstate and work truth in his favour. An example of this would be Biff’s true certainty that he was a salesman for Bill Oliver, when he was merely a shipping clerk. Miller exposes modern American society in “Death of a Salesman” (Miller, 1949). His breakdown and analysis are clearly conveyed to the audience concluding that “society is based on a corrupt and immoral capitalist dream.” Miller suggests this through the Lonman family and their fight to endure and contend in this corrupt
In the story “ The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, the theme of greed is exaggerated through Tom Walker’s life story. Throughout the story, Walker’s estranged and miserly relationship with his wife, his self-beneficial life choices that harm others, and his unfortunate and pitiful death, demonstrate horrible occurrences in a greed-filled lifestyle. Irving also elucidates to readers that consistent desires and the feelings of dissatisfaction towards everything will eventually lead to an undesirable ending. Emphasis on the above aspects of his life however, is placed to inevitably reveal that Tom Walker’s consistent and developing greed throughout the story suggest how human beings have an instinctive desire that invariably grows. In Tom Walker’s life, his relationship with his wife reveals that his greed overcame the precious bond of marriage and continued to grow.
Another example is when Holden calls his brother D.B a phony for wasting money. Lastly, Holden calls Marty phony for lying. Due to his ideology, phoniness is something he expects everywhere he goes, although he carries it with himself. Holden calls Mr. Hass phony for using people to his advantage. Yet in the novel Holden uses multiple individuals to get what he wants, making it hypocritical to call Mr. Haas phony.
Through various film and literary techniques, Steinbeck and Mcteigue explore the concept of justice in their texts. In John Steinbeck's Of mice and men, the concept of justice is portrayed as giving somebody what they deserve, although, using literary techniques, Steinbeck explores injustice in this view of justice that the members of the ranch have acquired. In McTeigue’s V for Vendetta, justice is portrayed most prominently as the abuse of power. A very large amount of power lies within the government and Mcteigue emphasizes the wrongs the government does, abusing their power causing the responders see the injustice in the government’s actions. Both texts makes reference to problems being experienced in the modern world today to do with
Throughout the novel, Heller reinforces the theme that warfare is absurd, irrational, and counterproductive. Heller uses characters, such as Major Major, to dramatize the faults of war and its leaders to establish the theme that war leaders, and therefore the war they drive, are absurd and irrational. Heller focuses on the flawed characters of military personnel to fully expose the inner childish effect that the irrationality of war has on humans. In particular, Heller uses satire to undermine war through his description of the secluded character, Major Major, who is promoted to major even though he had no military experience and was given the name “Major Major Major Major.” The unnecessary promotion of an unskilled and incompetent leader highlights the ridiculousness of war, as decisions regarding the safety of other air force pilots are made out of pure humor and lack any form of careful consideration. Heller undermines war by describing the humor of promoting an incompetent leader as more important to the military authority than the safety of the pilots
“The cavalcade of scandals can make it seem like the world’s politicians have suddenly become greedier en masse” (Taub). In third world countries, all the leaders care about is personal gain, and exploit their power to get what they want. This same concept is shown in Hamlet: “I like him not, nor stands it safe with us to let his madness range… And he to England shall along with you.” (III.iii. 1-4). Claudius is telling two of Hamlet’s friends to accompany Hamlet to England with a note telling England to kill Hamlet.
Senator Bernie Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist running for the presidency of the United States and one that actively extols of socialistic style policies other nations have implemented. Socialism is a dirty word in American politics and has been lobbed at President Barack Obama since his first campaign. Yet, Senator Sanders embraces the socialist moniker, co-opting the term, and using it to his advantage. Senator Sanders is vehemently opposed to the influences of big money on elections and a tenant of Senator Sander’s platform is to completely rail against corporations buying elections in a country that mostly views corporations favorably. The dichotomy of these ideologies does not fit with Senator Sander’s current standing
By this comment, Eisenhower makes clear that cultural inheritance lays the foundation for one’s civilization. It is the backbone of a society, and helps us prosper. Without the preservation of art, a civilization’s culture will be diminished. Eisenhower and Hitler both share a wish for protecting art from war, but Hitler’s wish is much more sinister. Hitler, like Eisenhower makes his motive clear in the first couple of lines.