However, as time went on, more and more citizens grew sick of not having alcohol, and tried to work their way around the liquor ban. Luckily for them, the Volstead Act contained some loopholes, which the public immediately took advantage of. Throughout Prohibition, some distilleries were still allowed to produce "medicinal whiskey". Bootleggers (alcohol smugglers) quickly discovered that running a pharmacy was the perfect front for their actual trade. Due to this, the number of pharmacists in the state of New York more than tripled during the Prohibition era.
Upper-class women who were well educated sometimes became conspicuous public figures due to personal wealth and helped build the once powerful economy. As women could not gain political statue they often became involved in religion, becoming priestesses. The women of lower status would be legally allowed to earn profits or many women helped build the prostitution industry. Pompeian woman of all classes were commonly involved in political life. Being denied political statue and ability to vote women could still take part in political affairs in other ways.
The Puritan community in The Crucible was vulnerable in many ways and susceptible to irrational and panicky accusations of the Salem Witch Hunts because of their strict and constricting ways. The children in the community are treated very poorly and less than everyone else in the town. As the Salem Witch Hunts were essentially started by the children the fact that they were treated as lesser beings contributed to the communities demise. “He (Reverend Parris) regarded them as young adults, an until this strange crisis he, like the rest of Salem, never conceived that the children were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at their sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak,” (Miller 3). Miller foreshadows the Witch Hunts to come.
From the start there was economic instability because of the cost of World War One and there was widespread disillusion within the German people. The public did not support the Weimar, and the administrative branch of the government, including the Judiciary, also teachers did not back it up either. Mass unemployment, damages to the infrastructure also from World War One, and the demand for reparation payments put lots of pressure on the inexperienced democracy. Not only in Germany, but all over Europe, fundamental and anti-democratic movements gained support. 2.
This was a major contributing factor toward the spread of the disease as the proximity between people was smaller, and meant that sick people were coming into more frequent contact with healthy people. This proved to be very devastating for the population in general and saw an massive decrease to the already decreasing population in towns alone (seeing 33% of the entire U.K population wiped out by around 1387). Another consequence of the growth of towns in terms of how it allowed the black death to be devastating is that it encouraged an increase in trade. With the towns ever-growing and expanding, new trade routes and increasing trade activity allowed the disease to spread to many more places quicker. New trade routes also meant that the disease was reaching certain areas were the disease had perhaps not reached yet through the trade; so more and more areas were getting affected.
The townspeople’s curiosity is typical of what might be found in most small towns, their interests and entertainment lie within the personal lives of others. Emily just happened to be the only occupant of the town with status; it is obvious that she would become the object of everyone’s ridicule. It is like they were obsessed with her; “when she got to be thirty and still single, we were not pleased exactly, but vindicated,” (Faulkner). The Griersons, so rich and powerful, thought very highly of themselves, as a result, their daughter suffered, no man was good enough for Emily. Their “patriarchal chauvinism [and need for purity in] womanhood, [became a] conflict between community and [the] individual,” (Fang).
They were also in a country plagued by a financial crisis with the majority of the population automatically having hatred for the government. The treaty of Versailles also posed a serious threat to the government with the country left embarrassed by its ruling and the war guilt that Germany faced. The extreme right in particular were a threat to the republic. The actions of the Spartacists in particular concerned the leaders of the SPD as they knew that they could not rely on the support of the army in the face of a revolt. Thus a deal was done with the right wing (the pre 1918 military, judiciary and civil service).
Danger of Ignorance by Kantapan Ratchapon An abstract idea as ignorance is widely used as a theme in many literary works involved with religious or politics. An Enemy of People (1882) written by Henrik Ibsen is a play about politics and social issue as corruption related with ignorance of people. Ignorance can be viewed as an infected disease spreading widely throughout the town. The ignorance, as a consequence, obstructs the town from any developments. Besides, all kind of illegal or immoral activities would remain and root deeply in the society if most of citizens are ignorance.
This tug of war would inevitably lead to problems. The problems caused by this constant battle were most apparent in Britain. During the Industrial Revolution the British people endured a wildly uneven distribution of political representation, a lack of public education, and absurdly high tariffs. The only solutions for these new set of problems were new and innovative laws, acts, and movements. It was evident by the unequal distribution of political power in Britain, that there was a blatant flaw in the manner in which the government represented its citizens.
Initially, our island was once a haven for peace and a place of security, but it is now a 32- mile radius that emulates a black hole swallowing everything in its wake except its extrinsic beauty. We thrive and it showcases in our people, way of life, and our culture; but, unfortunately the place is mayhem disguised by the “nonchalant” attitude of this community and its overall outward appearance. Violence in the Virgin Islands is increasing expeditiously because of the community’s nonchalant attitude, detrimental school policies, and the overall way of life for residents in these territories. If we analyze our situation and make effective decisions, we could persevere against the excessive violence in our territories. Subsequently, our community plays a major role in the ongoing violence.