To some the Gilded Age was a time of great success and job opportunities. To others it was a time of constantly wondering whether or not they were going to have a job that or day, or if they were going to be fired and then replaced by a machine or a another worker who could do the labor for a cheaper price. Jay Gould, a wealthy business owner, tells us about his success and how other people are not as successful because they did not work hard enough or there own misfortunes. Thomas O’Donnell, a textile mill worker, tells about the hardships he and his family goes through besides him constantly working. It can be argued that the economic achievements of the Gilded Age looked different from the eyes of a shop floor worker, compared to the eyes of a corner office business owner.
People were afraid and concerned since they had a major insufficiency of jobs, supplies and shelter. Many companies began to enforce wage cutbacks and increased workload. Relief was not being offered to all the unfortunate Canadians who did not have a job. Many people were laid off from factories which meant that supplies were scarce as not many people could afford to provide for their family’s, people turned to the government to find a solution. I believe that their expectations were much too high as the government was struggling too.
They are chauffeured in stretch limos. They rush from fashion shows to movie premieres to fabulous resorts. They have surgically enhanced, perfect bodies and are draped in designer clothes that cost more than some people make in a year. This glittering life is held before us like a beacon. This life, we are told, is the most desireable, the most gratifying.
Many see the “upper class” or rich people as patient, strict, and or slightly arrogant. Jay Gatsby, who is a wealthy self made man has gathered such a large quantity of money just for the girl of his dreams, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby is enshrouded with mystery because he seemingly popped up out of nowhere with extreme amounts of wealth. He throws grand parties every weekend, where many influential and well off people show up, all in hopes that Daisy will eventually end up there. He also joins underground dealings that are part of criminal activity.
America was lush and prosperous. One of the reasons why historians called this the “Gilded Age” is, the fact, that average Americans enjoyed fairs that displayed industrial machines, the latest creations and other American progress. Americans attended circuses, vaudeville shows and sporting events. Baseball became so popular after 1900. America detonated with playing popular songs from sheet music on parlor pianos, played records on phonographs, and bought cheap books that accentuated adventure and the value of hard work and courage.
Characters are defined by incomes and fortunes ,as much as by manners and appearances. Like salons and parlors, Ballrooms were the places where opinions were formed , dialogues happened and rumors were circulated. Consider the case of Mr. Darcy was perceived as “fine figure of a man ” because he was proprietor of Pemberley , a large estate in Derbyshire and an income of ten thousand pounds a year. However, due to his “disagreeable countenance” at Meryton ball, the tide turned against him in favor of Charles Bingley who had a decent income of five thousand pounds per annum and noble
Even though Fitzgerald’s descriptions of the party seem to portray the parties as being enchanting and glamorous, he reveals the destruction caused by the party as well. At the beginning of chapter three, Nick states that the “men and girls” who came through Gatsby’s blue gardens were “like moths”. Moths are insects that usually only come out during the night and are known for being attracted to light. Fitzgerald uses this simile to compare the partygoers to moths as they also come out at night and are attracted to Gatsby’s vibrant and lavish house.
Its inhabitants are generally of "old money", and seem unsure of what they should do with their life. Daisy, an East Egger, asks, "What do people plan?" (11). For many of those who live there, they plan nothing, but prefer "lying on that sofa as long as they can remember." (10) They also have an air of
Scott Fitzgerald wrote a masterpiece known as The Great Gatsby, about romance in the roaring twenties. Gatsby had a huge mansion and threw lots of parties in order to impress a girl, because similarly to today money is everything. With money you can truly do anything. With money you can own a successful or unsuccessful business, or even use that money to run for president. In the twenties, like in Gatsby, wealth was measured in the most lavish of parties you could throw.
Money was important enough to make Tom and Daisy careless people and got them out of trouble at the end of the book. Tom was partially responsible for Myrtle’s death and Wilson’s suicide and he was very
The word gilded refers to something thinly covered in gold. Mark Twain referred to the late 1800s as the Gilded Age due to what it appeared to be, a time of great success for many but underneath a time of corruption in businesses and the government. The 1870s-1890s was a time of poverty, opportunity, and disaster. The growing comfort of middle-class life during the Gilded Age led many to fear that American men were losing their manliness. Many middle-class Americans embraced formerly taboo violent sports like boxing and football.
The city 's most strong source of income is basically gaming, casinos, entertainment, tourism and recreational places. Las Vegas receives thousands of tourists from all parts of the world. There are a lot of casinos and parks which have now gained the status of being some of the most visited websites and popular tourist destinations. Las Vegas also has the headquarters of two companies which are a part of fortune five hundred companies. One of them is "Harrah 's Entertainment" and the other one is "MGM Mirage".
In 1890, America was seen by millions of immigrants across the globe as the “Land of opportunity”. The place where anyone could become rich if they worked hard enough, equity was evenly distributed to all, and all could live comfortable and enjoyable lives. While for some this dream became a reality, the vast majority of these immigrants were dirt poor, living in cramped unsanitary living conditions, and working low paying, dead end jobs to scrape by while trustees sat on millions of dollars and lived lavish lives. This period of American history is simply known as the “Gilded Age” because although it was a time of prosperity for the US economy, life wasn’t as “golden” for the vast majority of the US population as it was made out to be. This
For example, if someone with Alzheimer 's needed to take a certain prescription at a certain time, they may forget, or if they do remember, they may not take the correct amount needed. This could become a very high risk for the patient dying due to an overdose. All the care required for Alzheimer 's patients puts a lot of added stress onto the caregiver. They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org). To the right is a picture showing the ages of people affected by Alzheimer 's. Based on this graph, the most affected age is
The President of the Grand, Charles H. Hays, was a famous person who was interested to go on the Titanic’s voyage (Kupperberg 17). The first class passenger’s luxurious state rooms displayed four parlor suites and two wardrobe rooms (Lynch 57). There was an approximate of 329 first class passengers on board. Some benefits that first passengers had over the other classes was that they were waited on by maids and had personal servants helping clean their luxurious rooms. The parlor suites were the most expensive area on the Titanic (Kupperberg 9; Lynch 57).