Lives in both instances were regulated by the industry or the feudal lord. Freedom was nonexistent and therefore so was capitalism. The industry became engrained in the workers’ lives; they lived and breathed in the manner the industry saw fit. Not only did the industry own the actual factory or mine, it owned the town, it owned the education, it owned the people. It gave the people a way to survive and a well being good enough so that they could keep working.
The second class are the Petite Bourgeoisie who maintains the system by producing ideology (2014). There people rely on the sales of their labour produced material for survival, their major sales are to the higher class of the Bou... ... middle of paper ... ...mes the Working Class supports and validates Karl Marx’s theory of the class system and the ideology of the base and superstructure. His theory is commonly displayed on television through the typical nineties American sitcom shows wanting to live the dream. According to the film, media has significant power towards the viewers which is able to exploit any common men in wanting to live a wealthy lifestyle and viewing the actors as role models. Therefore Karl Marx’s theory of the ruling class dominating the middle class only benefits the ruling class is indeed applied in the media and a true fact.
Their alienated work becomes a routine, mechanical activity directed by the bourgeoisie. The selected text in Kamenka this quote is from discusses the laws of political economy which examine how the “more wealth the worker produces the more his production increases in power and scope. The poorer he becomes the more commodities the worker produces the cheaper a commodity he becomes”. There was an example spoken in class, I believe of a blacksmith, which highlighted pre-capitalist working conditions. A blacksmith would own his own shop, set his own hours, determine his own working conditions, shape his own product, and have some say in how his product is bartered or sold.
Although the slaves in the film are generally absent from the physical atmosphere, they are vital to the economic growth of Bristol, England. Josiah Cole exemplifies the plight of the struggling businessman. His dream of a better life is echoed in today’s capitalist society. His constant drive is to move out of his father’s small home and into a bigger house in a better section of town. He is a shroud businessman who works hard to be innovative and find a new demand for his product.
The Proctors get their wealth from many sources which has caused them to be very high in the social class. “Miller does refer to Proctor as a farmer, notes that he has followed the family tradition of tinkering with inventions, and consistently implies that he and his friends represent a social element inferior to the Putnams” (McGill 5). During The Crucible John Proctor is constantly faced with the problem of preserving his good name. “Previously preferred over truth, his good name is now preferred to life itself” (Popkin 7). John Proctor’s reputation is very important to him and he consistently tries to maintain his status in Salem.
He had some views that can reflect greatly on our modern day economy. Smith saw wealth as it related to country and town. In Smiths excerpt “Of the Natural Progress of Opulence” from his book The Wealth of Nations, he states; “the country supplies the town with the means of subsistence, and the materials to manufacture. The town repays this supply by sending back a part of the manufactured produce to the inhabitants of the c... ... middle of paper ... ...e are fighting for jobs headlong, but back in the eighteenth century, people weren’t as worried. The meaning of wealth and poverty is different to everyone, but most everyone wants to dive towards wealth and to stray from poverty.
A lot of them are worried more about their money so they overwork themselves more than before. The ideal of hard wor... ... middle of paper ... ...survival, then the relationships within it must, in recognition of their independence, be mainly cooperative rather than competitive. A people cannot live long at each other’s expenses or at the expense of their cultural birthright. The relationships in the universe are thus not competitive but interdependent. Berry does prove his thesis by showing that modernization has a hand in the destruction in the farming culture.
Price defines private or personal property as everything (including land, business and goods) owned by a person and controlled by himself (“Understanding Capitalism”) http://rationalrevolution.net/articles/capitalism_property.htm). This permits the owner to plan and evaluate the weaknesses and strengths of his economy. For example, a boss who owns a company that produces electricity is in control of everything. He controls employees and collaborates with other companies to develop his property. This gives him the responsibility to plan a brighter future, and he always works hard, because the success of his company comes only to him.
He draws on the role of the blacksmith not only because that was the central trade of a village, but because of the feelings, attitudes, and views of and towards this person. Dickens's Joe Gargery, like his profession, is presented in the stereotypical fashion of the nineteenth century as an unintelligent laborer. But at the same time, Joe represents a kind, nurturing, father figure to Pip. It is through Joe that Dickens expresses his own ideas and the way he viewed the upper and middle classes, and the working man. Ivor Brown states that "There are ... ... middle of paper ... ...this reason why Dickens presents the working man as the most reliable character in the novel.
Karl Marx main argue was that the owners of industry are eager to improve the way work is organized, to adapt to new tools, machines and production methods. According to Marx the profit causes capitalists to concentrate workers in large establishments; keep wages low and invest as little as possible to improve the working conditions. Marx theory was more relevant than the other theorist; he was in depth with capitalism. Many had felt Marx theory was important, because they felt he had changed the course of history, which had made a huge impact on the society.