I think the film is about a man who is caught in between both greed and guilt and has trouble dealing with them. In the movie he deals with the two things in a somwwhat humorous way. He is caught in the middle because of Mark putting him in charge of the shop and him feeling guilty about what all is happening and then he has his wife who is nagging at him because she wants to be rich
With war comes with a price, the weapons from guns to armory and the bravery of our men and women that have to survive in harsh conditions. Being thousands of miles away, missing loved ones at the dinner table on special occasions, all is a factor of a sociological of imagination. Another topic that caught my eye significantly was the issue on unemployment. Millions of Americans are without jobs and are collecting unemployment money. With the harsh conditions of the society, people without jobs cannot afford to survive.
When Julie talks about her parents past to Jean. Her father was of a higher status than her mother their affair questions social values. To add to this Julie was born out of wedlock which questioned social values at the time. As well this she also goes on to say that her mother made the men do the women’s work and the women do the men’s work as a result of this they became the joke of the town. ‘My father must have woken from his bewitchment’ implying that there are some lines that cannot be crossed.
Isben wants to highlight how crude not having equality for women is, especially when a portion of them are smarter than a portion of the opposite gender and vice versa. He shows Nora’s husband in an attempt to emphasize the negative part of the non-feminism side. He shows him as a belittling man to his “squanderbird” and how he treats her with little respect. (A Doll’s House) He does so by using little nicknames that remind her of problems she has while she retains herself from pointing out his flaws. Although, it is understandable that she doesn’t point out his flaws with all the lies and guilt she has stacked up on her marriage.
The low wages is evident for both men and women at two different parts during the film. In the first part of the film, Louisa is forced to marry Josiah Bounderby because as her father puts it, “he has a substantially higher income then she’ll ever be able to earn.” Also, a worker in the factory named Stephen falls in love with a girl named Rachael, but is unable to obtain a divorce from his estranged wife because only the wealthy can afford them. It’s also evident from the film that life in early-industrialized cities was a time of unequal rights for woman. The women were subject to their man’s authority and wishes throughout the film. An example of this is where Bounderby, upset when he finds out that Louisa doesn’t love him, goes on a huge rant to Louisa’s father about how he can’t let her go because it would ruin his reputation and Louisa doesn’t appreciate him or all he’s done for her.
Chris invests all their money into medical scanners that he inturn will sell to doctors and hospitals. The scanners don’t sell well because they are very expensive and many doctors don’t want to buy them. Chris and his wife linda (Thandie Newton) work pay check to pay check and still are not able to pay the rent. Linda is forced to work two shifts at her job and they are still behind. Linda is not able to cope with this life style and leaves Chris and her five year old son Christopher (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith).
The couple is revealed to be at a rather old age, “At the time of his birth…now they were quite old.” Their son’s illness has put a huge financial burden on the little family – the father used to be a successful businessman, but is now “wholly dependent on his brother Isaac”. The mother’s dressing is a symbol of their financial difficulties – she wore “cheap black dresses”. Poverty is another aspect of their background that encourages readers to pity the family. The entire story is based on symbols. The writer uses metaphors to create a sense of hopelessness in escaping from the hardship the family was in.
The work is hard and takes many hours to complete, more wives means less work even if it does mean sharing her husband. Another reason women might not be jealous is because if they are or act out in anyway against her husband and his new wife she is beaten and sent home, women are a sign of a man’s wealth but the man still
Right away, Priestly tells us about the Birling family. We learn that Mr. Birling was not born into a wealthy family; instead, his money and status were earned from his business as a ‘prosperous manufacturer.’ This sets up tension between Birling and his wife later on in the story because Mrs. Birling was born into wealth while her husband has managed to climb up the social hierarchy. This means that she is socially superior to him, going against the typical position of male dominance within a family. Further on, the reader can sense tension between Birling and his wife when she tells him off several times, saying “Arthur, you’re not supposed to say such things-” when he praises the cook. The fact that she is his social superior also hints at the social inequality in Britain at the time, and we acknowledge the fact that class played a great part in an individual’s
Moreover, the position of women in the society within the text is more or less based on Jane Austen's real life interpretation of the actual position of women in her time. At the time of Jane Austen, women were completely dependent on men, as husbands and as fathers. This was because women could not obtain high paying jobs. As well as this, women relied on men for a home as, when the father in the family died, the money and estate would immediately go to the next male in the family, and in the Bennett's case, there was no other man to accept the fortune, so it ended up being passed onto Mr