In fact, the prohibition law itself was an extremely significant factor in effecting the culture of the 1920s, and the carefree lifestyle and feeling of rebellion and invincibility are also connections to the prohibition that took place. The change in American lifestyle began even before the prohibition law was passed. Several months prior to January 16, 1920 (when the 18th amendment and the Volstead Act were scheduled to go into effect), there were warehouse robberies, cellar stock ups of liquor, and burglaries of these very cellars. Some called it the beginning of the age of hijacking as well (Chidsey 73). However, the law didn’t affect alcohol consumption or the brewing and distilling companies.
The new business opportunities were all in the organized crime realm. With the banning of alcohol they saw an incredible boom in business. No longer did they have to rely on robbery, brothels and cons. There was a whole new business out there and it was making millions. Prohibition also united the American people more than anything since the World War.
The treatment of Sibyl results in her committing suicide but rather than Dorian grieving, Lord Henry teaches him ... ... middle of paper ... ...y others to be a devoted aesthetic due to his concerns to consumerism and fashion, but not a feminist (Mintler 139). Thus, the neglect of women in Dorian Gray is evident and Oscar Wilde had more pursuit over aesthetics than the feminist movement, which is reflected by Dorian’s means of aesthetic pursue over the care of women. Women in the Victorian Era cast aside by their male counterparts result in consequences such as those illustrated by Oscar Wilde. Men who primarily only care for themselves and belittling the feelings of women turn into tremendously selfish beings. From the first act of evil towards Sibyl Vane, to the last major act of killing Basil Hallward, the immoral acts of Dorian in The Picture of Dorian Gray show the definite result of disregarding women and in turn, caused chaos amongst the male figures in the novel.
When Lily decides to keep her morals intact and not smash George’s wife Bertha back by exposing Bertha’s escapades with the man Lily fancies, the readers know she is doomed to unhappiness. More than Darwinism, Wharton’s writing correlates with Lamarkism, which is quite interesting in itself. Wharton justifies Lily’s death, because in her final moments of life Lily recognizes that she has never had "any real relation to life" (248). In Lily's epiphany, Wharton exposes Lily's separation from the superior life of the city that she once desired and the hand she is dealt. Through Lily, Wharton criticizes the traditional paths of this society and the disillusion of happiness and the inevitable fall and destruction of Lily’s society.
Prohibition was a period in which the sale, manufacture, or transport of alcoholic beverages became illegal. It started January 16, 1919 and continued to December 5, 193. Although it was formed to stop drinking completely, it did not even come close. It created a large number of bootleggers who were able to supply the public with illegal alcohol. Many of these bootleggers became very rich and influential through selling alcohol and using other methods.
With all these problems, people were still getting drunk, so even with the law drunkenness hardly decreased. This made people begin to realise that by repealing the law alcohol would help get the taxes from it so the USA could stop wastin... ... middle of paper ... ...on prohibition had seen itself into. He helped put America back onto its feet without the need of prohibition. Prohibition ended because of the St Valentines massacre due to the increase of gangsters and violent crimes sweeping the USA It seemed Prohibition had failed. It had made the USA law-less, the police were corrupt and the gangsters were rich and powerful.
M... ... middle of paper ... ...atsby. In addition, Gatsby also takes the blame of Myrtle’s death in order to protect Daisy, which results in Gatsby’s death. Similarly, Myrtle loses both her self-respect and life because of her greediness. At first, she starts a relationship with Tom to be rich and her overconfidence that Tom loves her more than Daisy leads Tom to hit her. Further, she also tries to run away from her husband, which causes her death revealing how thoughtless she is.
Hitler's purification process was obviously against all Anglo Saxon morals and ethics, but was part of his master plan for control. Until his death in 1945, a suicide, which he chose as his fate, Hitler, proved to be an Influential character of charm, charisma and power. He worked himself into power, led a nation into war and executed his plans for a supreme race, no matter how unethical his ideas were. Like a tragic hero, however, he held his own flaw and in the end his own downfall and collapse of power. Hitler found a time where he could easily slide into power, giving a torn apart nation a purpose, goal and a union to build upon.
In the end, she doesn’t choose him, and he ends up dead. Myrtle longs for money and a luxurious lifestyle, and she ends up dead as well. Fitzgerald expresses this by using imagery and irony. The last thing Nick says to Gatsby is, “They’re a rotten crowd, you’re worth the whole damn bunch put together” (154). Nick is telling Gatsby that those types of rich obsessed people are not good and that Gatsby, who is caring and unselfish, is better than them.
Although it was brief, Prohibition will remain a huge part of America’s history. Completely illegalizing the production and consumption of alcohol was a great plan that ended up being a great failure. Prohibition, under the Eighteenth Amendment was the Governments idea of illegalizing the consumption, production, and transportation of intoxicating liquors. Ratified on January 16, 1919, many states accepted the idea and it became part of the American Constitution and took effect exactly one year later. At first, many people supported the idea and felt that prohibition would greatly increase the average American’s quality of life.