The strength of the economy encouraged Americans to take out more loans and buy more stocks, making them susceptible to future changes in the economy. The freedom caused financial markets to crash globally which helped power the Great Depression. Another example of lack of government intervention was the robber barons, a term referring to the wealthy and powerful businessmen in the 18th century. They were also known as “pure capitalists”, because they believed in an economic system that involved minimal interference from the government. Those working for robber barons were beaten and threatened, and the working conditions were terrible.
However, Fitzgerald demonstrates that economic prosperity can be easily misunderstood by suggesting that money is a source of corruption. Tom Buchanan, who comes from wealthy family, shows that money has corrupted him. Tom’s wealth him to disrespect poor people such as Myrtle Wilson, his mistress. In the beginning of the
Scrooges obsession with money even loses Belle his beloved "another idol has displaced me” “a golden one” Scrooge has replaced all of his joyfulness with money, and the fear of being poor. This is what Dickens fears for mankind .People getting caught up in utilitarianism. There is a big difference in the middle class and the lower
Hindley first feels alienation as a young boy, when his father, Mr. Earnshaw returns from Liverpool with a dark haired boy, a “gipsy brat.” Hindley dislikes Heathcliff, the orphan immediately, but his hatred for him grows as he quickly becomes Mr. Earnshaw’s favourite. “The young master [Hindley] had learnt to regard… Heathcliff as a usurper of his father’s affections and privileges.” Hindley hates Heathcliff because his father loves an orphan more than he loves his own son. As a result of this, Hindley felt alienated from his father. Later, Hindley feels more alienation after his wife, Frances dies after childbirth. His wife was the only friend Hindley had in the world, and with her gone, he has no one.
Paul despises his common life so much that he feels he must hid it from his peers through lies. He tells them false information of his ‘upper class’ life, such as announcing his travels to far off places, to make them believe he is above the average middle class person. Every lie Paul tells, the further away he gets from realizing and appreciating the good that is already present in his life (such as family) and from
Commercialism also affects the middle class, the way companies advertise their products during Christmas makes the working class feel like they have to spend that little money they have saved to make their family members happy. Their commercials on television make it seem like Christmas is a time where you have to spend money because it is the time of year were you get the best offers. They also make it seem like the perfect present for your loved one has to be special in other words it has to be expensive. Many companies do not care if their prices are too high because they know that either way they will sell them because it is Christmas. Even though many people say that the ideology of capitalism and the commercialism of Christmas do not affect the middle class they do.
He should have killed himself last week.” (Hemingway 143) and then he has the nerve to tell the man himself that he should have killed himself. It’s understandable that he would want to be in a rush to get to his wife because being with the one you love is precious at times, but then again he has no right to tell a person that. I also believe that his logic that the old man having money should keep him happy is ridiculous. Money does not by happiness in my opinion, just because the old man had plenty of money does not necessarily mean he’s happy. I believe everybody needs that one person in their life that they share a romantic intimacy with, the old man lost his and who knows if that was the reason he attempted suicide.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
Perhaps I missed something, but what quality is it in Willy that should make us regret his departure? Arthur Miller, who is one of the last unrepentant Marxists, obviously sees Willy as a victim of capitalism. Willy has bought into the American Dream and it has destroyed him; after a lifetime of toil in the system, he is being disposed of now that he is no longer productive. The problem with this is that, much like Jay Gatsby (see Orrin's review), Willy has simply failed to understand the promise of that dream. He believes that the recipe for success is to be "impressive" and "well-liked" and for your children to be identical to you in manner and aspiration.
Bassanio, on the other hand, is not responsible because he carelessly spends all of his money and then borrows more from others despite the fact that he knows he will never be able to return it. Modern-day audiences do not admire Bassanio’s idleness but instead scoff him for being unreliable. Bassanio admittedly has spent all of his money and has none left to spend: “Tis not unknown to you, Antonio, how much I have disabled mine estate, by something showing a more swelling port than my faint means would grant continuance” (I.i.122-125). In so many words, Bassanio is a loitering mooch and an unreliable friend who takes advantage of Antonio. He automatically expects Antonio to lend him money