The store owners in Packingtown are very sheisty. They tamper with the merchandise and then sell it for unreasonable prices. Sinclair exposed them when he said, “How could they find out that their tea and coffee, their sugar and flour, had been doctored; that their canned peas had been colored with copper salts, and their fruit jams with aniline dyes?” (56). This did not stop only with food items, they would also trick people into paying higher prices for the exact same item that is a lower cost. “...the man had wound up the first halfway and the second all the way, and showed the customer how the latter made twice as much noise...” (56).
Andrew Jackson caused agony to the Native American people and forced them out of their own land for his benefit. As president it is expected of him to work with the different branches of the government, but because he did not like the way they were running things he created his own side government called the kitchen cabinet. Andrew Jackson did not promote democracy in today's standards because he ignored the rich, killed thousands of Native Americans by forcing them off their land, and he built his own government to please him. Andrew Jackson was so focused on being the hero for the poor, that he forgot that he is also in charge of the well being of the rich. When Andrew Jackson was campaigning for president, his whole campaign was focused on
The colonists participated in smuggling to try to avoid the taxes, and The Sugar Act made legal sugar trade and transport extremely complicated and frustrating, which also made smuggling seem more appealing for the colonists (“The Sugar Act”). This caused the British to crack down on smuggling and enforce the collecting of the taxes, further angering the colonists. This is only one of the many acts that taxed the colonists. Each one angered the colonists more and more, ultimately leading to the Revolutionary War and the liberation of the colonies (Tim George, “The 4 Acts That Lead To The American Revolution”). The Sugar Act had affected the colonies in different ways.
The film starts in Guatemala in a very poor area showing farm workers organizating to form some type of battle against the government to have a better life style. However the film showed the government as Bandidos since the government is so corrupt, dishonest and violent against its own people. As troops killed the group organizing in order for the government still have the socioeconomic power and leave farmers as the working class so the government could have all the money meaning the president having all the luxuries he wants and not suffer for anything. According to the reading Marxism the movie was displaying Guatemalans being ignored by its own government and having zero respect for them since the Guatemalans people were being killed by its own government or taken away. However Enrique and Rosa were fed up with that and decided to immigrate to the United States were they believed that they were going to have a better life than in Guatemala.
In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Jurgis and his family attempt to survive in a malicious society. In this jungle of a town, rotten meat is being packaged in order to save money. Throughout the novel, the immigrants are faced with greedy capitalists who take advantage of the family’s ignorance and naivety in order to make money. The symbols of corruption, a jungle-like setting, and the tension between family and a work-based lifestyle transparently contribute to the unifying theme of anti-capitalism. In other words, this book is not art; this book is propaganda.
Stigmatized by pop culture and modern society, individuals suffering from disabilities are often labeled as abnormal. Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love challenges this societal norm by creating a family comprised solely of freaks who display physical disabilities alienating them from the norms of society. Al and Crystal Lil Binewski breed their family using a concoction of narcotics, which is generally frowned upon by society and medical experts. Their actions generate children with disabilities to use in their travelling carnival operation—the Binewski Fabulon. Star of the show Arturo Binewski, born with flippers rather than hands and feet, leverages his popularity to gain power over his family and the audiences he generates.
“It is a sin to write this,” begins Anthem, and the digression of the society around him slowly falls. The argument asks if I reason about the Equality’s sins being evil or marvelous. The outtake of his decision decides his fate on the community around him, lifeless slaves being controlled by the government. So, I believe his sins are for the greater good. It shows that he is not a enslaved monkey in a science lab, but the arrogant monkey who refuses to do the tests.
The corruption and dictation of the government was what inspired George Orwell to write Animal Farm. In both events, propaganda is widely used in various ways and was effective. Despite the differences between the propaganda used in World War II and Animal Farm, both of them aims for the same goal - to rule as a dictator. People uses fear to make people follow what they say since they don’t want to get hurt. As what has happened in Animal Farm, Napoleon declared “Snowball’s expulsion” (Orwell 54) without the Comrades’ approval since they made noises of disapproval.
They cannot let them rebel or strike or it will spell the end of all they know. Furthermore, the landowners and bank owners fear the Okies because of their massive population size; they have the power to overpower them. “Okies-the owners hated them because the owners knew they were soft and the Okies strong, that they were fed and the Okies hungry; and perhaps the owners had heard from their grandfathers how easy it is to steal land from a soft man if you are fierce and hungry and armed. The owners hated them.” (Steinbeck 279). The owners and banks know that the only way to keep them from rebelling is to stomp on them, separate them and ensure they are always hungry and without a home.
This was caused by the lack of regulations and laws which allowed businessmen to get away with paying their employees unethically low wages without benefits. This lack of regulations and laws also enabled business to cut corners, which lead to unsafe product, such as spoiled meat as seen in document 2, and child labor, which is seen in document 3, in order to save money. During the gilded era, corrupt politicians added to the problems and injustices. Document 4 shows this using a comic. In the comic it shows that the “bosses of the senate” were the politicians which were backed up by big business and corporations.