Lincoln Steffens and George Washington Plunkitt had completely opposite views. Plunkitt used exploitation to make money. He gamed the system by having people in the Tammany system tip him off. While he was self absorbed, Steffens supported voter honesty and integrity. Steffens was critical of corrupt government and blamed the American people for allowing bad people in government.
The idea of Gatsby’s world being corrupt but ultimately glamorous is a true assessment on the two worlds that Gatsby has created for himself. His corruption is seen through him being an ‘associate’ of Meyer Wolfsheim, and his dealings with illegal bootlegging. However Gatsby is seen to do a rather good job of covering up his illegal action through his glamour lifestyle, he is seen to hold large parties and flaunt his wealth. Gatsby does this to create an illusion of social standing. He can also be said to hold his extravagant parties, which people even if not invited just attend, to keep the social elite happy whilst he takes part in his dodgy activities.
Was King John really a bad king? Most people think that King John was a bad King for example he taxed people heavily, he lost wars, also he stole from people. People only believe this because in those times the monks where the only ones who could write but they were all biased to the Pope. John did do good things for people such as he fed paupers increased the size of the navy. In this paragraph I aim to prove that king John was a bad king.
The character of Blanche in William’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is a complex one. She has countless unusual and intriguing traits which not only interest an readers but also influence a lot of the action of the plot, causing numerous tensions and moments of drama throughout the story. It is undeniable that Williams presents the character of Blanche in a fascinating way, especially when the reader makes their first impression of her in Scene One. Upon her entrance, Williams describes the character of Blanche as having a “delicate beauty” which “must avoid a strong light.” He also makes a very thought-provoking comparison, where “her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes… suggests a moth.” Williams is depicting her as a fragile creature, accustomed to darkness but attracted to light which may be seem as her downfall, as she may be seen to be seeking out a better life in New Orleans with Stella, but is in fact walking right into an even worse situation, of tension and heart-ache. She later backs this portrayal up by hysterically saying, “And turn that over-light off!
Cloward and Ohlin argue, that the majority of criminals involved in the drugs trade were unable to succeed within capitalism and were driven to an illegitimate means of obtaining wealth. Cloward and Ohlin further argued that as people were driven into this illegitimate structure they tended to join existing deviant subcultures i.e. the drug subculture as in the case of the drugs trade. The theory does well to explain many crimes of the working class as they are unable to succeed in a society driven by middle class values, however Cloward and Ohlin’s subcultural theory fails to explain the crimes of the powerful whom already have achieved economic wealth through legitimate means. Furthermore the theory
To what extent do you agree that Chaucer presents the Pardoner as sinful as the other characters? Some may assume that the Pardoner was presented by Chaucer as one of the most sinful characters in this Tale. The character of the Pardoner is a self-proclaimed fraud, and slyly tricks people out of their money for a living. At the beginning of The Pardoner’s Prologue, The Pardoner indirectly admits to his crime, “…Ycrammed ful of cloutes an bones- Relikes been they, as wenen they echoon.” This suggests that the relics that The Pardoner sells to people do not belong to a real Saint. Chaucer uses The Pardoner’s character as a voice to reveal how corrupt the Catholic Church was in his time.
As he is unable to achieve these luxuries through work, he may turn to criminal activity because he wants to be like his peers as he feels pushed out. Sociologists believe that to some extent, relative deprivation is the key cause of crime in society however there are some other aspects that affect this. Sub-cultural theories are a belief of some sociologists where crime is explained by saying that criminals learn how to commit these crimes from their peer groups or subculture. Cohen in 1955 completed a study on working class boys in North America and found that they were easily involved in gangs. One aspect that was said to have pushed them away from the education system and towards these gangs was because they had middle class standards and values and these boys were unable to live up to the high expectations of these teachers.
It does because everybody saw what people were doing and it was kind of crooked. So I can see individuals getting pessimistic, there hardly anyone being honest in that situation because so many wanted to follow the heard. It explains the housing bubble because the people and investors were buying property and banks followed by providing the people with loans. 4. How might organizations combat the problems resulting from herd behavior?
Plans of starting a rebellion and spying were a few common crimes committed by the noble back in those days. (Elizabethan crime and punishment) Another common crime done by the rich included blasphemy; the act or offense concerning god or sacred things. Crimes were committed by the commoners; the poor, out of desperation and lack of resources they needed to survive. (Elizabethan crime and punishment) Some of the most common crimes committed by the commoners were theft, and begging. Adultery; to have a sexual intercourse with someone who is not your husband or wife was a common crime done by commoners.
She even describes these feelings as being dizzy which they can be, what a person feels during infatuation is very confusing and overwhelming. Decisions made by someone during infatuation are by nature irrational. When two people first meet they will make decisions that are ultimately made in haste and are not thought out thoroughly. Jenijoy La Belle uses this example, “That early stage of attraction when were carried away by extravagant passion