War communism had a devastating impact on the peasants and proletariat in Russian society between 1918 and 1928. However, the New Economic Policy that followed the Civil War effects was opposite, raising living standards and reinstating support for the Bolshevik party. Vladimir “Lenin” Ulyanov, known as the head of the notorious Bolshevik party, introduced War Communism (1918-1921) and the NEP (1921-1928). As Martin McCauley states “If War Communism was a leap into socialism then the New Economic Policy was a leap out of socialism” The aims of War Communism and the NEP were both successful in a large number of areas, however, the effects of both policies were not all favourable. Most of the population disagreed with both of the policies, however, the benefits and the positive effects outweighed for many.
Why? The Russian Revolution, which was started by Lenin and his followers, was a rebellion that occurred in 1917 which forced higher powers to act to the needs of the lower class. For instance, many citizens were worried for their protection in consequence to the lack of survival necessities due to an early drought. Furthermore, their current czar during the time was incapable for his position as a czar and made horrendous decisions as czar. For example, when the czar, Nicholas, entered in World War I, he sent untrained troops into countless battles of failure which costed in mass amounts of lost life (paragraph 23).
Grendel, or Anxiety? In today’s society, we face many monsters that cause us to become fearful and weak when faced with a challenge. In the epic Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Grendel is a miserable monster who causes pain upon faultless people, and is motivated by their pain. Today’s monsters may not be actual creatures, but they do cause the same terrifying effects on people, symbolizing evil in our society. Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness.
In the book Grendel, John Gardner conveys Grendel's loneliness by Grendel's attacks on the people showing the lack of companionship drives him to destroying other people through his actions, thoughts and relationships. Body paragraphs: Grendel's loneliness is expressed greatly through his thoughts. The authors describes Grendel's need to jeopardize others people life just because Grendel is unhappy. The quote, "Pointless, ridiculous monster crouched in the shadows, stinking of old men, murdered children, martyred cows" (Gardner 6). This proves Grendel's view of the world is horrid and he has nothing in his life meaningful to him.
Elie Wiesel’s somber speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, demonstrated the harsh reality of the numerous evils harvesting in the world. The main evil though was simply indifference, or a lack of concern. As a young Jewish boy, he faced the wickedness of the Holocaust, imprisoned at Buchenwald and Auschwitz and also losing both his parents and younger sister. The speaker saw atrocious horrors and suffered for a prolonged amount of time. Why was this permitted?
"In a world where we are forced to conform to society, it is necessary to have personal chaos", said Alan Armstrong. Edward Scissorhands, a dark romantic film from 1990, spotlights the structured rules of society and one man who refuses to mimic the rest. Edward and I have both suffered conformity, been swallowed for our diversity and shocked by the intensity of love. Society, cruel and ruthless, handles differences in a manner similar to the way a predator stalks their prey. Devouring the life at the first sign of weakness.
It’s said that “Scrooge started back, appalled.” The use of a short sentence emphasises the immediate nature of Scrooge’s reaction. The word “appalled” also shows the disgust, apprehension, and horror that Scrooge felt in reaction to these children, signifying to the reader that these characters are particularly pitiful. This is amplified when Scrooge goes to compliment the children, “but the words choked themselves, rather than be parties to a lie of such enormous magnitude.” The personification of the words shows the extent of the lie – Scrooge truly can’t justify complimenting Ignorance and Want, alluding to their truly dreadful and pitiful nature. Through this, Dickens uses Scrooge to show the true nature of Ignorance and
The alliterative structure combined with Hamlet’s cutting cries all add to his “weary” feeling, exhausted by “all the uses of this world” (133-134). Hamlet’s world is shaken, and his view on life has been altered as well. His depression is so great that he has thought of suicide, a huge cultural sin, as he knows. Hamlet’s thoughtfulness is also conveyed, taking six lines to delve into his emotions.
The rich and the poor were well separated and the government was extremely corrupt. Political machine was being used for votes and workers had no rights. Despite all the negative effects that the Gilded Age brought to the United States, several positive things came out of it, such as, the growth of unions and developed fair railroads. The development of unions was important because of the terrible conditions workers had to work in. Both men and women had to work in order to be able to survive.
Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals. It is my belief that society is the true ‘monster’ in the novel, and that it is through our experiences and interactions with society that shapes us into the person that we become. Because of the creatures experiences with abandonment, abuse, rejection, and lack of nurture, the creature turns from an innocent soul into a murderous monster. Society plays a huge role in the destruction of both the creature and Victor. When Victor first leaves for ignostalt he believes that “he will be unfit for the company of man.” He feels this way because he has spent a majority of his life with his family, and his one friend Henry Clerval.
Again, the Russian revolution intervene because of the wretched condition for peasants and workers in that nation. After the success of their revolution in Russia, the leaders of that revolution invited workers in the United States to up rise against their political and economic system in the US. Nonetheless, American workers ignored this invitation, instead they formed unions to advocate for them. This isolationist policies of the United States would continue until World War 2
He made this decision also because he knew that if he were to change his mind-set from a capitalist to a socialist one there would be more ways of getting the country back to what it used to be even though many people would not agree. President Roosevelt knew what his modus operandi was and would be in terms of making America, “America” again. He knew that the country, as a whole needed to convert to socialism and bear the minds of socialist temporarily. He had to make Americans see where he was coming from and how his plans would benefit everyone even if there weren’t immediate changes . He would say things such as “only a foolish optimist can deny the dark
This had created an opposition among us fellow Bolsheviks. Lenin did not trust the masses to make a revolution he felt they were only capable of a trade union consciousness. He had favoured a dictatorship of the Bolshevik party over the working class. He had begun to not trust us rank and files of the Bolshevik party workers. Lenin had begun to get his ideas out with a newspaper called Pravda, I personally enjoyed reading his paper and it had become at once in his hands a powerful instrument to overthrow of bourgeois society.