This caused her to be humiliated and punished in front of the whole town. Hester Prynne unquestionably the protagonist of this novel even though she had committed sin at the beginning. Hester Prynne was given the chance for this story to never leave the town and she wouldn’t have had to wear the letter “A”, but she decided to stay in the town and succumb everything that was given to her. She tried to accomplish the best and succumb all of the punishments that were meant to diminish her. She constantly made herself useful towards the other people, and used the talents and gifts that were given to change the meaning of her punishment into her becoming he legend of her Puritan Age.
He wants people to realize how much closer together the country was and how that going back to how it was with massive gaps within class difference was not a good thing. He wanted to show that anyone could marry anyone and not get looked down upon, but only if socialism was more adopted then it was at the time the play was set. Through the entirety of the play Mr. Birling is obsessed with money and power, which proves he is a true capitalist. He first shows this when he is giving his speech to Sheila and Gerald about their engagement and how he is happy about it, where he goes from talking about them to talking about the merger between the two companies, Crofts Ltd and Berling and co. Mr Birling is also obsessed with his public image. He thinks that he may be getting an award and does not want anything to affect his image, such as a scandal before just in case he does not end up receiving the award.
Despite this, this is what Hitler wanted- the public began to vote for him after he promised better lives for those affected. To the unemployed, he promised them jobs. To ordinary Germans, a better and richer Germany was promised, in which Versailles would be beaten- many Germans hated the treaty, feeling it was too harsh. The rich industrialists and landowners were promised that Communism would be smashed, which is what these groups of people were scared of. Many of these rich industrialists helped to finance the Nazi party.
Arthur birling is a wealthy, self made middle class factory owner of the Edwardian era. He is first introduced through the stage directions at the beginning of the play. Priestley describes him as "rather portentious" suggesting his own self importance. This is a characteristic of his attitude throughout the play where his ignorance, self regard and lack of respect for those of lower social status than him such as Eva smith shows the flawed mindset of the wealthy in 1912. Priestley exposed Birling as being a self interested capitalist whose lack of social conscience prevents him from learning the important lesson of social responsibility which constitutes the main message of the play.
Jordan is so eager to find out the truth, that Grace’s relationship with him produces the story he wants to hear. Grace knows that there is no concrete evidence against her as there was against McDermott; otherwise she would have been sentenced to death as he was. Instead, it is McDermott’s word against Grace’s: McDermott says that the murders were Grace’s idea, and Grace says that she had nothing to do with the murders. At some points in the book Grace seems like the innocent victim that she claims to be, and at other points the reader can see glimpses of her more manipulative side. During her sessions with Doctor Jordan, her responses are all too rehearsed, and it gives readers a sense of unreliability about her story: “But I don’t say this.
This meant that the divide between the rich and the poor increased. Due to the increase in wealth we see the emergence of private property as a class of men who came into power secured control of the means of production, this then brought back the patriarchal monogamous nuclear family. Marxists believed that the traditional nuclear family oppressed women and was only benefitting the capitalist society. Eli Zaretsky (1976) said that the family performed an ideological function by offering an apparent ‘haven’. He said that this is an illusion of the family form and that the family is based on the domestic servitude of women.
A simple example of this is the concept of that evil, deceptive tax cut. That same party will tell you that the only way to make money from taxes is to raise them until every rich patron of this country is paying an arm and a leg just to stay alive. Not only does this punish the rich for being rich, it is a form of socialism though it's redistribution of money in an attempt to reward the idle for doing nothing, and punish the busy for endeavoring to make money. Doesn't make much sense does
The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death. “Our own death would be if we should go against Creon.” (Line 46, Pg 774). Due to Ismene’s lack of help, Antigone is feeling betrayed by her sister, but will continue on without her. “But as for me, I will bury the brother I love.” (Line 69, Pg 774). Later on when Antigone has buried her brother, Polynieces, she created yet another betrayal; this time on King Creon.
Why the American Dream is Destroying America The concept of the American dream did not enter the American lexicon until the 1930s. It entered because a socialist invented it as a way of advertising the concept that all people have a right to a certain standard of living. This concept is erroneous and unsustainable. This in conjuncture with a variant of other factors resulted in the degrading of American society, as all men are created equal but are only equal under the rights of man. Men cannot be equal in terms of financial success.
It gets her to see how hateful her prejudice is towards others; not until her family is killed is she able to make a connection with someone else and accept GOD’s grace. The grandmother believes people of good character are bred by “good” families and being so self-righteous believes she comes from a good family. This attitude she carries gets her and the family killed. She spent her life only worried about herself and her wants instead of thinking about what others needed. This demeanor she has changes when the Misfit places the gun to her face.