Richard Morris Hunt’s mansion depicts a large mansion build in 1895 owned by one of America’s leading architects of the 19th century. He implanted a high Victorian Goth architectural design for the construction of this large mansion. This mansion covers four acres of floor space, has 250 rooms, an indoor swimming pool, priceless artworks, and adorned furnishings; the epitome of wealth. Home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street presents a poor Italian immigrant mother with her baby in her harms, sitting in a small room fill with wooden pickets, a single hat, bags, and a wooden ladder. This image shows what it was like to live in poverty in New York. Jacob Rii’s used this photograph in his book, How the Other Half Lives. This book contains nothing but images of men, women, and children living in poverty. It is an amazing way to show literally show ‘how the other half’ of the social class had to …show more content…
Hunt’s mansion is a large scale photo so show all he owns, while the other photo is more honed in to show what little the woman owns. As an observer I see his wealth before I see his humanity; I see the money before I see the man. The photograph Home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street only shows the woman and child in poor living conditions. She literally has nothing else to represent herself except herself, her child, and her living conditions. Unlike Hunt, we can see the woman for who she is and someone can immediately feel emotions towards her, and see her as a human being. This makes me feel as if wealth takes away the humanity in a person where we, sometimes, see a person’s wealth before we see the person for who they are. Yet, if a person has no material possessions to represent themselves except their existence then we see that person from a more human
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Prior to the murders, relationships in the Borden house grew tense. One reason for the tension appeared because of Lizzie Borden’s desire for wealth. Even though Andrew Borden’s fortune rose into the millions by today’s standards, he continued to live frugally and housed his family in an undesirable neighborhood (Mehren). The house contained no “running water or electrical power” (Mehren). Due to the dull living conditions, Lizzie’s relationship with her father suffered.
Because people had no money, harvesting and manufacturing of new crops and products slowed drastically.” Both examples for the article and picture both show how poverty struck people but, their main differences are how they show it to their
Van Alstyne commented, “That Greiner house, now – a typical rung in the social ladder” (Wharton, 159). This quote very directly shows how excessive residences were built by the rich in order to gain status in New York’s highest social circle. Wharton contrasted the homes of the elite such as Greiner, with the home of the indigent Gerty Farish who lived in a humble apartment. Since Farish’s lowbrow apartment was disparaged by the wealthy characters in the novel, it was clear that she could never be a member of their social circle. Thus, in NYC in the Gilded Age the location, size and costliness of one’s house could determines one’s social standing in high society.
For example, his profound admiration of flowers and gardening, where she states, “What kind of man but a sissy could possibly love flowers this ardently?”(90). The panel illustrates the young, infinitesimal girl watering enormous plants against the Victorian mansion. The dark porch of the house symbolized the menacing and suppressed sexuality that the house sheltered from spectators. The overgrown plant is indicative of the both the father and daughters overwhelmingly desire to be of the opposite sex. The well manicured lawn and house depicts how the father chooses to suppress his internal desires of sexuality and expend energy into creating an artifice for spectators to
To develop the setting of the house, Gilman uses vivid diction to craft an image of the house to show how men a imprisoning the minds of women in Victorian society. Gilman introduces the house as a “colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity” (1066). Although her description uses the words “romantic felicity” which seem to carry a light tone, these words are preceded by the dark statement that the estate is a “haunted house”. By contrasting these two tones, Gilman foreshadows that the house in which the narrator is interned for treatment might seem magnificent and grand, but in reality, the house and the rest cure will turn out to be her doom. The foreshadowing hints that Gilman uses the contrasting description of the house to point out how physicians like John are oppressing women by denying them their right to a postpartum experience with their baby, a thing of “romantic felicity,” and instead, turning it into an ordeal as nightmarish as a “haunted house.”
In Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac, he stated that “Woman and wine, game and deceit make the wealth small and the wants great”, which means that when someone focuses on luxuries, extravagance, and immoral activities, they are not only left with more of an untamable desire, and also less money to take care of these wants. This aphorism is undeniably true because of the fact that the majority of humans, no matter the conditions, can control their desire for luxury after being exposed to them, nor can they control themselves financially after exposure, leading them to only repeat this perpetual cycle as their desire only grows more.
Have you heard about some weird billionaires like Bill Gates? Gates is not only famous for his identity of billionaire but also well known for his asceticism. Applying to Pablo Picasso’s words, “I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money” (515). Live as a rich man but think as a poor man. Living with lots of money does not necessarily restrict humans’ thoughts, if people can adjust themselves well in mental level.
Greed is an intense desire for riches and valuables. Money is the most valuable thing in the world. It can help people so much, but it can cause effects in a person too. Paul Piff, a motivational speaker, is telling how greed can change a person emotionally. “As a person’s level of wealth increases, their compassion and empathy decrease”, (Piff).
The wealthier one gets, it seems, the more one rationalizes their decisions and actions. The more one stains their morality little by little until they no longer need to choose what’s right and wrong but what benefits them. Whether it’s right or wrong is then irrelevant. From people to companies, wealth is the source of
Views about wealth can be different from every people. Some believes that wealth can solve every problem and provide happiness and others believe that wealth is not really the most important thing in the world. It just depends on what the person wants from being wealthy or how they want to use it in their lives. Two authors, Guy de Maupassant the author of “The Necklace”, and Chinua Achebe the author of “Civil Peace”, wrote short stories where views on materialism are portrayed by characters in similar and in different ways. Madame Loisel from “The Necklace” is a middle class woman who always dreams of becoming rich but ended being poor because of valuing the necklace more than anything to her that caused her happiness at first but years of suffering after .
But then when they see others who are wealthier, or better educated, or better placed socially, they immediately feel envious and competitive toward them” (733). These negative feelings prevent us from seeing the positive in people and we put them in a “snob” category, without even speaking to these people. This blinds us from the fact that just like us, whether rich or poor, educated or
He was not prepared for the chilly atmosphere of mid-June Scotland, he was more used to the hot, humid, heats of Florida. The two boys walked into the living room, the inside of the house was just as beautiful as the outside, intricate designs of wood interior pieces. The living room was elaborately decorated with a leather sofa, wooden tables made of mahogany, hardwood floor with an oriental rug over the top. A decadent chandelier and a fire burning in a fireplace surrounded by rock. This is the first time that the brothers had been to their aunt’s estate, they had only ever seen it in pictures and heard from their mother that the estate was ‘haunted’ she had said.
Project 1 Assignment: Hollyhock Comparison Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date of Submission Introduction The Hollyhock House was designed by Frank Lloyd and is regarded as his greatest achievement in California. It displays a mélange of architectural themes that works perfectly well, yet many people feel that he is not solely responsible for the work.
The world stereotypes rich people as rude, stuck up and selfish. Ever wonder why? Studies from Yale, The New York Times, TED and more have concluded, money changes everything. Whether it’s attitude, morals or values, money can affect and change all aspects of someone’s life. The play, A Raisin in the Sun, has a theme showing this claim clearly.