Marxist's process of commodification is very evident in The Wizard of Oz where both the Woodman and Scarecrow embody workers who are compelled to surrender to the capitalists' social mandatory array of conventional life by losing their personalities in being governed by socioeconomic circumstances or the social infrastructure where the subordination to capitalism's rules is a necessity and is understood in monetary values. For instance, Oz won't help Dorothy and her companions since "everyone must pay for everything he gets" (66). By the end of the story, we clearly know that Oz is a humbug and he made use of them by employing their private matter's to subordinate to his capitalism logic. In this logic, Dorothy and her company can be re-conceptualized
My response to Sidney Poitier's "Matter of Conviction," is it was a great essay. The main topic in this essay is about how Sidney just stumbled into the actor business and was making good money until one role he got was being dishonest to him-self and couldn’t stand up to anyone, which he said it, will lose his self-respect. Sidney couldn’t just be passive and throw away his family’s morals and rights they believed in. This essay is trying to attempt to get you to see what Sidney’s life was and how he had to fight everyday to provide for his family. I believe this writer has a clear controlling idea for the reason he started his article with “I had no plans to be an actor…I needed work and was leafing through…the Amsterdam News one day.” This statement is already trying to tell he is poor and he is willing to try anything.
He was outraged by the content of the show and immediately axed it. The television program never aired. I think that this is an amazing example of the ways that business workers have a great hand in the ideas of the public. In his writing, Hillman suggests ‘Seven Mind Molders’. He says that these will affect how our culture will be shaped.
In conclusion throughout the whole book of Hamlet we see the impulsive decisions being made and by using behavioral economics we can explain those. All of the characters at one point or another do not think prior to their actions. The way that Hamlet was primed by his father 's ghost to cast a glimmer of doubt against Claudius threw Hamlet into the deep end. Hamlet then showed that when he is in a fit of rage, or overcome with heavy emotions, he cannot process information and just acts in the heat of the moment. This really portrays society today.
The saddest part of it all is that George, Harrison’s father doesn’t remember his son’s death because of the government transmitters that make him forget anything that makes him do too much thinking (Vonnegut 5,6). This shows how their society is being brainwashed into thinking that this is the way that everyone should be equal. People were either too afraid or they thought that what the government was right.There is no difference, there is no diversity, and there are no outliers. The author warns the reader that in the story, diversity and uniqueness are canceled out and that everyone is forced to be
His dad beats him and his mom does not care about him she just cares about her reputation as a wealthy woman. Will Cole change his ways. Relationships that Changed Cole. Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.The book is about a 15-year-old boy that is named Cole he cares for no one and he thinks everyone hates him. He is wrong though Garvey Edwin and Peter may be able to help him.
Harold, the protagonist of the story, fails to see meaning in living a superficial life as a high-class materialistic aristocrat. In order to reject his mother who often tried to shape his life, he carried out numerous horrifying suicides. He became so obsessed with death because he found pleasure in escaping a meaningless life. However, when he met Maude at a funeral, his life started to change. Maude taught him to enjoy life by living it fully every day.
Embarrassed and manipulated, he realizes he was solely there for entertainment purposes. The character gains a sense of distrust, the blindfold symbolizing white superiority. As the novel continues, the protagonist finds himself expelled from college. Moving to Harlem, in order to make sense of himself, he finds a job called Liberty Paints, a contradicting name within itself that allowed the protagonist to be a “slave” within the job. Not only was he a “slave” within the job, he was observed like an animal after getting into a fight with his boss, causing a disconnection between himself and his
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden are similar in the ways that they use analysis of social collectivism to explore existential themes. The main character of Crime and Punishment struggles with the implications of his conviction that he is above the bulk of his society. This differs from “The Unknown Citizen,” where the main focus of the poem is a man who has no apparent distinguishing traits to set him aside from the rest of society, yet at his death, the Auden’s society erects a monument in honor of his “achievements”. Each work explores the existential consequences of their respective protagonist’s situation through the use of archetypes in order to expose issues in the societies in which they
For people like Tom in the Great Gatsby, the eyes stand as God because what they’re doing is sinful and wrong and they are aware of that. “Terrible place isn’t it,” said Tom, exchanging a frown with Doctor Eckleburg ” (Fitzgerald, 26). Tom is a perfect example of a really greedy person who has never had to work for anything and is another example of how money completley corrupts people because it has become a basic need for Americans. After Tom picks up his girl from the valley of ashes he looks up at Doctor Eckleburg and feels guilty for a second, but because of his money he is assured that all his money will protect him and he can always stand behind his money. “And, entering or leaving the city, one cannot escape the valley of ashes and the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.” (Twayne publishers) This basically explains the same thing except that wealthy or not you can never escape the eyes of god and that someone will always know if you’re a lie or a cheat.
Because the social ladder is built based off of race, Tom immediately gets cast to the bottom without a second thought. “Sorry” is italicized to illustrate the disbelief, which contributes to the fact that the public does not accept Tom’s honest sympathy for Mayella, nor do they even attempt to understand him. Because of this narrow-minded thinking, Tom’s biased persecution eventually escalates to his death. Another example of the little empathy the town possesses is presented in Scout’s third-grade classroom, where lessons are learned from current events. Given that To Kill a Mockingbird is set around the 1930s, of course, one day the topic of Hitler is brought up.
Society vs. the Individual Although society may bear many constraints on a human being, ultimately he or she is free to make his or her own choices. This is very evident in Scott Fitzgerald 's "The Great Gatsby" Jay Gatsby believes that society limits him when he falls in love with a rich woman and is unable to marry her because of his financial situation. He decides to spend his entire life in illegal activities in an attempt to get rich and rise in social stature. However, in the end, he is rejected by the woman and is consequently killed. this shows It was not his society, but he himself who decided his fates not this case Gatsby chose his own fate, he knew right from wrong and still participated in illegal activity.
And he goes round with that fat roll of dollar bills, and got this nice farm, and and all them fancy machinery, and man let his family starve.” (Louisa 243) This quote shows why George Davis is such a bad human being. He is making all of this coin on an illegal trade, and won’t even give his family a dime for food that they desperately need. Is the human representation of evil. Lou understands why George hates her family because all he wants is money. His whole life revolves around