He cannot see that he did anything wrong when he fired Eva smith- he was just looking after his business interests. An example of him putting his business first is when the Inspector asks him why he didn’t give Eva more money. ‘Well, it’s my duty to keep labour costs down, and if I’d agreed to this demand for a new rate we’d have added about 12% to our labour costs.’ This shows a clear understanding that Birling only thought about his business and was very selfish towards his work. He wants to protect is reputation. As the Inspector’s investigations continue, his selfishness gets the better of him: he is worried about how the press will view his story in Act 2, and accuses Sheila of disloyalty at the start of Act 3.
200). This is taking place when Mr. Lindner has come to bribe the family to leave Clybourne Park after Walter has decided to accept the money. Even though Lena convinces Walter not to take the bribe, it still shows the heavy effect that racial prejudice can have on people. It shows how racial prejudice can lead to fighting within the family and emotional distress or degrading effects. The quote also illustrates how racial prejudice oppresses people into staying in their current social status.
At the beginning of the novel, Walter Lee is perceived to be a frustrated and hostile man who cares more about obtaining wealth than running a productive household. The event which changes Walter’s views on wealth occurs when Walter invites Mr. Linder back to the household sell their new property back to the neighbors. Walter’s epiphany occurs when Walter rejects the offer previously made by Mr. Linder which shows that Walter has realized family pride is more important than wealth. Based on Walter’s actions before and during the event involving Mr. Linder, it can be concluded that maintaining family pride is one’s only hope at finding emotional
If you are a person who can read people you might have been saved the experience that Mrs. Culhane went through. After clearing his son’s name of the crime, she tried to offer him less money, which is something you just don’t do when dealing with Mr. Ehrengraf. This is when you learn about the real side of Mr. Ehrengraf, the man who you do not cross. After she tries to explain that to him her reasoning, she is told a “story” of how he was able to get her son off. The truth was too much for her, and terrified her to her core.
She’s upset because their slaves, all in the same family, have been split up. He finally cracks and tells her about the duke and dauphin’s plan, and helps save the money. By ratting out the duke and dauphin Huck shows us that he is sympathetic and that he doesn’t appreciate when people disrespect other people. He shows us his conscience is becoming more up to his age and that he can make better
When he almost turns Jim into the slave catchers, he realizes that Jim is his best friend, and when he thinks he is doing the right thing by writing the letter to Ms. Watson, he then realizes that Jim does not deserve that. Jim is a good person, especially to Huck and so he begins making a plan, “ And for a starter I would go to work and steal Jim out of slavery.” (207). He decides to break Jim free from the Phelps farm because he knows in his heart that it is wrong for Jim to be enslaved. Huck is now taking the risk of getting himself into legal trouble, as he is now physically stealing Jim. This is different from
The Dirty Little Secret: Poverty In America Jane A. Easter The current reality in the United States of America is that the level of disparity between classes is growing and not in a good way. The small portion of the rich are getting richer and the number of poor is increasing creating a larger gap between the previous middle class and the lower class. The other reality is that it is a “don’t ask, don’t tell” society. Though studies, census data and other overwhelming proof is all around us, it is one of the least talked about issues. The classes by race and gender continue to have disparate realities across the country.
this arrogance by Birling is shown through his lack of care for his family and his priories are climbing the social ladder and stopping a public scandal. At the start of the play the inspector question Mr Birling on the death, Birling quickly responds violently and says “you weren’t asked to come here and talk to me about responsibility”, in the house Birling is advert and he is used to people respecting him and him talking down to other people, this way is challenged when the inspector arrives, and because Birling is arrogant and feels that because he was “lord mayor just two years ago” he is above the lower class and the working class(the inspector). And he feels that he shouldn’t even consider the less fortunate than him “community and all that nonsense” and this kind of attitude annoys priestly and this shows the dislike for Birling from Priestly and how he is portraying it to the audience of
In the novel “Raisin in the Sun”, when Walter tells Mr.Linder that they wont be moving into the new house in clyborn park is when Walter lost all of his honor. When Walter gets home and Linder shows up he regains his honor by realizing that he shouldn't be kept back from moving, so in a burst Walter regains his honor and they move to clyborn park. In the novel Hansberry shows conflict although the book wish depictions and references to racism towards the Younger family, a perfect example would be when Linder Goes to the Younger house and trys to pay them not to move into clyborn park because
This quote relates to the text “he receives from greedy steamship agents and "bankers," who persuade him by false promises to mortgage his home, his few belongings, and his wages for months to come for a ticket to the land where plenty of work is to be had at princely wages“. He somehow strongly believes that it is true and will benefit him because he doesn’t know much. The worst thing about the Italian immigrant was he arrives in America and knows no word of English. This is no good use of him because communication will be tough when associating with other businessmen in that area. Unlike the German, who begins learning English the day he lands as a matter of duty, or the Polish Jew, who takes it up as soon as he is able as an investment.