Dickens' Aims in A Christmas Carol In 'A Christmas Carol', Dickens is trying to get across to the rich people of society the difference between their lives and those of the poor. He does this by using Scrooge, who personifies the rich people. It is set at Christmas time in early Victorian times, a time of giving and compassion. This signifies that the rich should give to the poor, especially at a festive time like Christmas. Dickens saw the cold, ugly conditions that the poor were living in and thought that he had to do something about it, so he wrote 'A Christmas Carol'.
Evaluation of the New Deal 1. There are three main reasons why Roosevelt was supported in the 1932 election. The first was Herbert Hoover's unpopularity, people saw him as a "do nothing" president and they did not think that he was trying to "restore America". The truth was Hoover did try to restart the economy in 1930 and 1931 -after the Wall Street crash- by tax cuts, trying to persuade business leaders not to cut wages and introducing tariffs but most observers regarded it as tinkering and thought that they had trusted him and that he had let them down. People were sore about the loss of their money.
This new attitude was the belief that poverty was the fault of the poor. The government's role was to uphold sovereignty and win foreign wars, with very little intervention in domestic social issues. The 1834 Poor Law Report was an investigation into the failings of the Old Poor Law. It began with the ratepayers growing discomfort at paying the rising poor rates during the Napoleonic wars. The Poor Law Commission was provoked by the upward trend of relief and rural unrest; the 'Swing' riots of 1830.
He exploits this when Mr Birling says that the Titanic was ‘unsinkable’ and that 1940 will be a year of ‘peace and prosperity’. He uses irony to help get the case over to the public because when you hear a fat aristocrat talking about something which he clearly knew nothing about, and the fact that both of the things he said c to pass you feel angry. Priestly knew this and wanted to tap into the emotions of people. Another example of dramatic irony is when Mr Birling says ‘except of course in Russia, which will always be behind’ as England had just fought a war with Russia as allies thus, they were seen favourably by people, but here was Mr Birling distancing himself from them. Lighting is used very effectively in the play particularly to exaggerate things.
They wanted what the Labour party offered: free health service and a much better life style, after the Second World War. Conservatives lost to a landslide victory to labour. The U.K. went socialist. Priestley set the play in 1912 for a 1946 audience because he wanted to show the Edwardian society was still very hierarchical and if we didn’t change the rigid class system, a third world war would happen. He didn’t set the play in 1945 because it was before the world war when the class system was still very rigid.
He views himself as a man of a high class and uses manipulation to get to the top. Mr. Birling is full of arrogant declarations such as, "The Titanic / unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable." The upper classes stood a much better chance of survival than the lower classes when the Titanic sank, which is mirrored in 2oth century society. The 1945 audience knew the fate of the Titanic and so Mr. Birling is immediately discredited (although his view was shared by many in 1912.) Mr Birling, like many of the men in 1912, was very pompous and believed himself to be of a super... ... middle of paper ... ...ing to be sorry for, nothing to earn.
He claimed that ‘There’ll be a public scandal.’ He was certain that he was going to get a ‘knighthood in the next honours list’. In response to his father’s attitude, Eric is unconcerned about what the public will think, but more concerned about what went on that night. Mister and Mrs Birling don’t want to admit to themselves that they played any part in the girl’s death, and keep twisting the subject to point the blame back to Eric. Eric informed his parents ‘Well, I don’t blame you. But don’t forget I’m ashamed of you as well- yes both of you.’ He is openly admitting that he has done wrong, but thinks that it is unfair to take all the responsibility for the death of the girl.
The American Dream came to mean fame and fortune, instead of a promise that shaped a nation. (David Kamp, Vanity Fair) This so- called dream has done incredible damage to our companies and corporations in America... ... middle of paper ... ...ur promises of this country began to wither, and the nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable. The next generations must lower their sights, we know that it is mankind’s nature to have selfish and foolish characters, but we have got to act now. The way Arthur Miller depicts the Loman’s truly criticizes the fact that wealth and success are not the most significant attributes in real life. Death of a Salesman is a red light, it is another example of how America adopts one million ideas and dreams for success.
The War of 1812 was definitely a war this nation could have gone without taking part in. It was ridiculous to lose so many valuable American lives for such worthless reasons - pride. Pride should be swallowed in certain occasions: this was definitely a time in which our leaders of America could easily have swallowed their pride at much less of a cost. American merchants and greed can be held at fault for this costly American war. Had merchants not pushed so hard this war may had been avoided, but they fact is it did.
The 2 candidates had the same policies; for example, government support for businesses and job-creation schemes, so this could not have been what decided their futures. Roosevelt's victory was his exposure of the failures of the republican government, as well as his interaction with the average American. Roosevelt won the election because he won the people's hearts. As well as the instability of Hoover's approaches, these were the reasons that made Roosevelt win. So in theory, Hoover lost the election but Roosevelt offered himself as a friendlier option and so he won.