The inconsiderate actions displayed by the businessmen and orchard owners show their selfishness and inhumanity, and exemplify their carelessness and indifference towards suffering humans. Steinbeck portrays the wealthy men of the era as heartless and egotistical people who only care for themselves. His message through the portrayal of these wicked men is one of simplicity, egotism, greed, selfishness, and heartlessness are all traits which a man shouldn?t possess. The themes which run throughout the novel are as valuable today as they were in the mid 1900?s, and Steinbeck urges his reader to recognize that. His depiction of the selfishness of man serves to teach about human nature, and by acknowledging the harmfulness of the greedy and corrupt businessmen, one can learn how to act morally and ethnically responsible.
Civilization is the condition that exists when people have developed effective ways of organizing a society. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the characters Ralph, Piggy and Jack are liable for the disregard for civilization at the end of the novel. Piggy is accountable for the lack of civilization because he makes excuses for the other boy’s savagery. He places too much faith in what society should do and, although he complains about the boys’ reckless behaviour, he does nothing to stop it. Ralph is responsible because he makes the mistake of giving Jack power; he is unable to control the other boy when Jack starts to become savage and he is prone to fleeting lapses in self-control.
Although the miners despise the bourgeois for the capitalistic animalism, they too are capitalists, when the mine decides to lay off a few of the miners, it auctions off the available work. “It’s come to this now, that workers have to fight their fellow workers” (Zola 148). In the choice of work and eating or do not and die, the miners become desperate to keep their jobs. They become like animals, fighting over scraps of food that zookeepers throw in to them. They do not like this competition because it reduces their wages significantly – and they had been on a subsistence-level beforehand.
The Lilliputians behave as if they were lords and masters of the universe, appearing to be unaware how ridiculous their ways are in relation to their size. Gulliver sees that pride is a basic human sin, the causes of all other evils. Political corruption in Lilliput causes Gulliver to leave disillusioned about the good of man. This book begins Gulliver’s “education.” In Book II Swift tricks us into identifying with Gulliver, and realize how morally inferior we are to “giants.” The Brobdingnagians were far from perfect. As we saw through the actions of the farmer they were capable of greed and exploitation.
However, although Willy is entranced by these illusions, the reality is that he is not a successful salesman and is fired. He also thinks Biff should be making good money and blames his son’s failure on his laziness. But it is Willy who has se... ... middle of paper ... ...d a the country” (129), and that is the capitalist system, which is supposed to make life better for everyone. Steinbeck creates a connection between the rotten grapes and the moral decay among the businessmen because of their greed, a vice that is poisoning the American promise by bringing great hardship with little hope for a better future. In conclusion, both of these works use the deep personal loss of their characters to represent the greater dilemma posed by an American Dream that is elusive and, at least for them, never fulfilled.
"No money in bull calves", Freeman had said." ("The Bull Calf" line 10). This statement starts the stanza off in a negative way and contradicts the first stanza. It also introduces a man and money. This hints that men run the world of nature because of their bitter outlooks and concentration on money, which shows the bad effects of capitalism.
Criminal convicts cannot participate in the partitioning of food, because they would undoubtedly cheat others out of their food. The division of food is much too important a responsibility to be placed on a criminal. The fact that they can underhandedly attain more food (i.e. - by stealing) also leads the intellectuals to believe that the people who rely merely on the partitioned food would divide it honestly and equally. The fact that Zhang steals food and still is trusted enough to divide the food is indicative of his worthiness.
The land will not be suitable for living anymore. Factory farms regulate U.S. food production, employing uncivil practices that maximize agribusiness profits at the expense of the environment, our communities, animal welfare,... ... middle of paper ... ...mistreating workers could not do any good on the business. Exploitation on workers has resulted in bad reputation of the factory farms, more people stood out to criticize them, and even oppose to the factory farming industry. To sum up, factory farming is not an acceptable agricultural practice, for it causes serious pollution problems, having no moral conscience on animal treatments, threatened traditional farming business and exploited its workers. If the wealth of the business came from pollution to the shared environment, unnecessary inhumane treatment on animals and exploitation on its workers, it would never be a morally just company, and it does not deserve our support.
Which is typical male behavior to blame the woman, my sister says. In general men don’t take responsibility for their actions. Michealangelo has portrayed all this on the Sistienth Chapel. He has painted a picture that is portraying God punishing Adam for eating the apple. In this painting Adam loses his masculine image by pointing to Eve and blaming her for the problems that were caused by eating the apple.
They don't matter because they are stupid." But what if someone had the power to allow them to be of normal intelligence? He or she might think that he or she is doing the clone a favor, but when the clone is killed for spare parts it's an even worse situation than with a retarded clone. Not for this "bandido" (Farmer 37). El Patron is a cruel, selfish, heartless man who clawed his way to power in his youth and rules people with fear, though he is powerful, he is always nagged by the fact that he may lose everything.