Rockefeller: The Captain of Industry that has helped our country thrive “The best philanthropy” he wrote, is constantly in search of finalities- a search for a cause an attempt to cure evils at their source” - John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller was the richest man of his time but, used his wealth to improve our country. Rockefeller entered the fledgling Oil industry in 1863, by investing in a factory in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1870 Rockefeller established the Standard Oil Company. With the establishment of the oil company Rockefeller controlled 90% of the oil business in America by 1880. Coming with a successful business is people trying to find faults in your greatness.
Andrew Carnegie was a great business man by the end of his life but there are some minor details of his earlier life that show his cons. The purpose of Carnegie Steel made it possible for the east and west to unite in the construction of more railroads and transportation of goods. During that time he led his workers into intense labor and decreased pay which encouraged them to stand up for themselves to a strike that ended in many fatalities. Although these corrupt actions were made during Carnegie’s life in the end he realized it was wrong and did philanthropic deeds; for instance he sold his business and gave his wealth away to libraries and charitable organizations. Andrew Carnegie made mass impact to the United States through vertical integration, implementing new technology to industry like the Bessemer process and later in life giving his wealth to the
Name of Industrialist: Andrew Carnegie (Steel Company) How did he acquire his wealth? Carnegie frequently recognized as one of the wealthiest person ever. He made big bucks from oil business. He also led the growth of the American steel company in the late 19th century. How he (or his related industries) treated workers.
Being quiet, he generally goes unnoticed and does not really have any friends. (Represented from Chapter 1-8) Izods life before Port Arthur was great. He was the youngest in his family, and was able to run free. He went to school too. But disastrously, his father’s crops failed, so Izod had to work hard to help.
Instead of the rags to riches story, Morgan, born into a wealthy family, was given the financial world to conquer. “He financed railroads and helped organize U.S. Steel, General Electric and other major corporations while using his influence to help stabilize American financial markets during several economic crises.” Like most wealthy business men at the time, Morgan “had too much power and was accused of manipulating the nation’s financial system for his own gain.” Overall, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Morgan all built businesses for struggling industries in order to save the nation and help themselves succeed. Capitalism, America 's new economic system, depended on competition and played a huge role in the overall process. During this era, industries became so powerful that it had no competition and could charge whatever it wanted and have no incentive to produce cheaper, better products. This, along with other business practices, although not all practical or honest, is what allowed our nation to
James Gatz is one of the more obvious characters who puts on a mask in this novel. James Gatz changed his name, to Jay Gatsby, shortly after meeting Dan Cody. Dan Cody was a very wealthy man who earned his fortune while mining in a Nevada gold rush. After the death of Cody, Gatsby was supposed to inherit a piece of Cody’s fortune. That did not work as planned so Gatsby earned all
In George Saunders’ essay from The Guardian, he states, “We often think that the empathetic function in fiction is accomplished via the writer’s relation to his characters, but it’s also accomplished via the writer’s relation to his reader” (The Guardian). In Kurt Vonnegut’s story “Harrison Bergeron”, we can see this idea shown through the reader’s connection with Harrison. Vonnegut uses the main character of the story, Harrison Bergeron, as a symbol of empathy by allowing the reader to relate to his desire for individuality. At first glance in a story like “Harrison Bergeron”, it may seem difficult for a reader to connect to any of the characters. All of these characters “weren 't only equal before God and the law.
In the foreword of the novel, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, there is a quote that reads: “But it’s so much more than a book about depression. It’s about the promise of hope, strength, and the desire to live” (Cohn 1). This quote describes the feeling of the whole novel, which is about a kid named Craig Gilner who is battling depression, but also figuring out who he desires to be. Consequently, you’ll soon detect that Craig has an unexplainable strength that he doesn’t think he has till later through his journeys through a psychiatric hospital. In this journal I will be evaluating the person that is Craig Gilner, visualizing the psychiatric hospital he sojourns in, and predicting what choice he will compose when it comes to his life.
The hill seemed completely vertical with plenty of rocks followed by enormous boulders The only way up the mountain was this elevated summit with an unstable hand rail for assistance. While continuing up the hill, I felt much the same as Spider-man climbing a soaring building. Haltingly, I made it up the hill filled with exhaustion as well as fear. After that effortful climb we continued up the mountain at a fair pace. After about an hour of continuous hiking we stopped for a water break.