The 1920’s brought an increase of convenience for the middle class. Products such as refrigerators and vacuum cleaners, that were earlier only available to the rich, were now affordable. They were mass produced using Henry Ford’s method of the assembly line. These products made life easier and gave people more leisure time, therefore altering the manner in which people lived their lives. The automobile also affected the social dynamics of cities.
They need the glasses to have a fire source for heat and a signal for help. In Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, the quote, “Life in nature is nasty, brutish, and short” is an exact short summary of almost the whole book. Since the boys lost their innocence, they were starting to become Leviathan and started to kill things and not care or understand the government and why we needed it. The Leviathan government doesn’t have the fire because they went their own way and want their own power and no norms except to just have fun and not care, but now realize that they need it, so they take the power from the norm/try to get help/sustainable government. This is exactly the loss of innocence in the reversed Prometheus.
Automobiles allowed for travelling and the transporting of goods to be easily accomplished. The creation of the automobile was extremely beneficial for midwestern farmers, middle-class urban residents, and factory workers. “Technological advancements led to economies of scale; these favored wealthier
Before the world war, America was still rooted in the ways of the nineteenth century. You will find that dramatic economic developments took place during the 1920’s, moving America towards a more modern society. With the movement towards vehicles, flexibility and accessibility was created and towns and suburbs were growing in size as they were no longer based around railway systems. This paved the way towards the birth of new industries such as petrol stations and hotels, contributing drastically towards urbanization. By 1920, 50% of the population was now living in urban areas, whereas before it was only 5%.
This progression of manufacturing led to a larger middle class, as people found the desire to buy luxury goods for themselves once again, leading to economic enhancement. Nationalism was further highlighted by the Tariff of 1816 - the first tariff in American history, which was instituted primarily for protection, not revenue (Borneman 261). The expansion of industrialization as a result of this enlarged middle class demonstrated America’s need to expand their self-sufficiency; because before the war, America greatly relied on foreign countries. The War of 1812 revealed the necessity for a better transportation system, economic independence, and independent markets, all of which came to fruition as a result of the
The 1950’s were good times in America. The boom in the economy from World War II continued into the 1950’s. Consumer spending soared, wages were above average, and new technologies created more desires. (Shultz, 2104). The leading excitement in the economy was purchasing an automobile; furthermore, all classes of society could afford purchasing an automobile.
Transcendentalists believed that every person was inheritably good and that we could form a paradise based off these new principles of Transcendentalism. Many people, however, disagreed with transcendentalism including Poe. History has shown that we have retained most of our primitive behavior, making a utopia near impossible. Poe’s work shows how gruesome we “civilized” people can really be. One example would be the “Cask of Amontillado.” In this story, we observe how a character with such power and intelligence easily turns into a mad man who has devised a plan to murder an innocent man over a plebian conflict the two experienced.
Nick put it best when he said, ¨ They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” There were many people to blame for the tragic ending of The Great Gatsby but the one who had possibly some of the most responsibility is Daisy. Daisy’s materialistic attitude and her ditziness and her dishonesty toward Gatsby and Tom contributed immensely to the outcome of the book. Her irresponsible and childish behavior indeed led to the great tragedy of The Great Gatsby. One of Daisy’s failing traits is her materialistic attitude. For example, when Daisy was reunited
Nick in The Great Gatsby personified the dwindling hope of Americans as they transitioned into the depressing Modernist movement. Prior to the war, Daisy had envisaged a life of happiness with Gatsby, but he did not return from the war soon enough and married Tom instead. Wilson's demeanor after Myrtle's death was delusional, unstable, and almost insane, causing him to think it logical to murder Gatsby. No character in The Great Gatsby possessed a candor personality; all of them lied at one point or another. Gatsby felt that every moment away from Daisy was a tribulation, further driving him to find and marry her.
In some people’s eyes though, it is obvious that Tom and Daisy live the opposite life of someone achieving The American Dream. There relationship is doomed and full of cheating. Nick once went as far as saying, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy, they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made (Fitzgerald 179). It’s ironic to think that Tom and Daisy were literally born into this “perfect world” and still couldn’t accomplish The American Dream. Tom and Daisy were very privileged and took everything for granted.
The 1920s was widely-known as the age of prosperity. With the economy booming, daily life was much easier and more enjoyable because of new technological advances and emerging forms of entertainment. The development of cars, both negatively and positively impacted America. The influx of automobile ownership was very demanding and became a part of everyday life. Henry Ford’s contribution to the auto industry revolutionized society and bettered the economy.
In the technologically advancing world country that we live in, everything has to fast and reliable. We want it right then and now, and if not we moved on elsewhere. If the fast-food place has a noticeable line in the drive thru most people just go to another more “convenient” place. The growing inconvenience of commercial breaks has led to prosperity by the online media streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. If where we get our food and TV from has to be fast and reliable then the demand for your car to be is an afterthought.
Scott Fitzgerald depicts the theme of “wealth can breed carelessness” using point of view. In the text, Nick describes the truth about Tom and Daisy, “I couldn 't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made…” (191) At the end of the story, Nick views Tom and Daisy as careless people. This example depicts “wealth can breed carelessness” by Nick’s perspective because the most critical things that Tom and Daisy had done in this story was ruined other people 's lives, such as leading Myrtle, Gatsby, and George to their deaths, showing no remorse for their actions, and cared only about themselves and their