Scrooge answered the question by stating “Are there no prisons”? (Dickens 9) Scrooge viewed poor people as unimportant and useless to society. This outlook caused poor people to remain in the state of poverty.In this economy the poor remain poor and the rich remain rich. There is no way to get out of the poor state you are in. Scrooge was being selfish and not thinking about other people.
The American dream and how to obtain it has been altered in multiple ways throughout the decades. It is more difficult today than it was in the early twentieth century to achieve the American dream. This dream is the idea that any individual can rise up the class ladder from nothing. The fact that the rich population’s taxes stay low and that those same people stay wealthy contribute to the difficulty to obtain the dream. Many immigrants move to America in hopes of achieving the American dream.
The tool that Dickens uses is Scrooge, he is a caricature of the problems and he portrays what the rich people were like. The rich people were the equivalent to Scrooge. He uses Scrooge to show the wilful ignorance of the rich. Although Scrooge can afford to support the poor, he only does this through paying his taxes which go towards the workhouses and treadmill. Scrooge is a miser; he does not want to give anything away.
This is another major factor to novel, where the plot is surrounded by a social hierarchy that condemns the poor to a life of misery, and yet, condones any action that would normally be seen as immoral when it occurs in the aristocracy. It expands on the idea that only an education and inheritance will bring success in society, with few exceptions. Lastly, Dickens expands his opinions of society through his mockery of ... ... middle of paper ... ...heir obsession with materials and wealth. However, though each class tries to rise higher than those below, the fact is that each class is crucial in the survival of the others. Works Cited Dickens, Charles.
Divorce is not an option for Stephen, as that would require money and only the rich can afford such a service. This is more evidence pointing towards what the Industrial Revolution was like for those without money. Stephen Blackpool is a man with great morals and integrity, who cannot catch a break during this time. From the marriage he does not want to be in, but cannot get out of, to essentially being exiled from Coketown, Stephen is really left being in the
Then Gatsby won a glance at happiness with Daisy when she fell in love with him. There was no hope though, his poor youth kept him from being an aristocrat. Daisy only wanted to be with an aristocrat. Finally when Faulkner said “without pity or compassion” this relates to The Great Gatsby in how Tom and Daisy packed up and moved far away without even showing their faces at Gatsby’s funeral. The Plot of the novel, is based on the fact that the newly rich, (those who were not born into money, but have acquired it over time), will never have the power of those who were born in to family wealth.
Those on welfare have no motivation at all, and are putting a giant hole into the government's pockets. If the government didn't spend so much time making sure these lazy people get their nice unearned dollars, we could have a nice free market economy! Those working and rich can use the money the government doesn't take away from them to actually give employment to these undeserving people! Snapp: No way! The rich will never take care of the poor.
He no longer possessed moral integrity or the ability to handle a relationship. Society is often broken up into different social groups by their economic status. Those of lower classes believe that their problems will go away if they can gain enough wealth to reach the upper class. Many people believe that the American Dream is this joining of the upper class, and once reaching that point, not having to be concerned about money at all. The logic behind this is that being poor keeps people from being happy, a... ... middle of paper ... ... past.
Priestley shows how lack of social responsibility can cause a ‘chain of events’ which will lead to something rather more severe. One example of this lack of responsibility is when Mr Birling tells Eva Smith to ‘clear out’. He doesn’t consider what would happen to her if she had no money. He just saw her as a potential business threat she was one of the ‘four or five ringer leaders’ who demanded higher wages. Mr Birling feels no social responsibility for the welfare of his workers; he just wants to make as much profit as possible.
Chief among these false paths to happiness are wealth, rank, and power. Speaking on Wealth, Lady Philosophy says, “wealth cannot make a man free of want and self-sufficient, though this was the very promise we saw it offering” (83). Moreover, Philosophy points out that the gathering of wealth does not stop people from taking that wealth away (83). Indeed, by its very nature, wealth seems contradictory. If we collect wealth, we believe we will be self-sufficient and free of want, so we hoard it; But “being miserly always makes men hated” (65).