People continue to argue whether the New Deal is radical or conservative today using many programs and outcomes as their support. The government imposed new radical programs influencing American society with changes in political and social reform. Conservatives at the time felt threatened by government interference feeling the changes led them toward a socialist style of government. Today, historians view the New Deal as more conservative, completely opposite of what conservatives felt at the time. With programs challenging economic, social, and political standards, the New Deal imposed both radical and conservative ideals into the American society causing Franklin D. Roosevelt to leave his lasting stamp and legacy on all presidents and generations to come.
Traditional values of love, friends, religion, and respect had been betrayed, and it clearly shows in the novel by the moral indifference depicted by the characters. Jake Barnes is the main character and the narrator of the novel. He is a veteran of World War I and he is the character who is wounded both physically and emotionally by the war. Jake is the perfect example of the Lost Generation as he spends his nights aimlessly drinking with “friends” whom he does not seem to care much for. Although Robert Cohn is his considered to be his friend, Jake speaks of him with such mockery, hinting that Cohn is a pathetic and ignorant man.
Set during the French Revolution, Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities remains one of the most influential books of the modern era. Within A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens provides an alternate social and political structure for society through the rehabilitation of Doctor Manette, the sacrifice of Sydney Carton, and the change that Charles Darnay undergoes. One of the ways in which Dickens provides an alternate social and political structure for society is through the eventual rehabilitation of Doctor Manette. “So sunken and suppressed it was, that it was like a voice underground. So expressive it was, of a hopeless and lost creature, that a famished traveller, wearied out by lonely wandering in a wilderness, would have remembered home and friends in such a tone before lying down to die” (Dickens 29).
Lord Liverpool's Government's Responsibility for the Popular Unrest in the Years 1815 - 1821 It is without doubt that the period of Liverpool's government from 1815 to 1821 was one of great civil disturbance. It has been alleged that the period was the closest Britain has ever come to internal revolution with the exception of the civil war. Many historians argue that the unrest, clear in the many violent protests and attempted "uprisings" during the period, was due directly to actions taken, and laws passed by the Tory Cabinet of 1815, but how much of this unrest was caused by factors entirely outside the governments control? Historians consider a vast number of factors to have contributed to the crisis, not all of them the government's fault. The government was accused of extreme classist policies.
These people were also disturbed by the Big business' influence in politics, making a mockery of the democratic system. Then with the failure of the interstate commerce act and the Sherman act, made big business look unstoppable. As the middle class in America began to develop and grow, they gained power. They were the people who wanted change and ultimately they won with the start of progressivism. Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Henry Lloyd all made significant contributions to the start of the Progressive movement with their writings.
The first impression we get of Sydney Carton is not a pleasant one. “[Sydney Carton] sat leaning back, with his torn gown half off him, his untidy wig put on just as it happened to light on his head after removal, his hands in his pockets, and his eyes on the ceiling as they had been all day. Something especially reckless in his demeanor…gave him a disreputable look.” (p. 57) From this description we get the impression that Carton is a slacker and that he doesn’t care about appearances. We also learn that he is a drunk. “ ‘You have had your bottle, I perceive, Sydney.’ ‘Two tonight, I think.’ ” (p.66) Sydney is trying to find the answers for his problems in the wrong places and he has begun to give up hope.
On the inside, however, he is just a lonely man that doesn’t have confidence in himself. He doesn’t confront his fears, but rather, he muffles them up by using an impervious chassis of distasteful personality traits of arrogance and condescendence in order to avoid facing his true self. Escaping reality, however, is only temporary and reality always catches up. In the end, he is forced to face his cowardice and loneliness. When Nick sees him along Fifth Avenue, he “[frowns] into the windows of a jewelry store” (178) as if remembering the loss of Myrtle, or even possibly seeking a new abode for his thirst of love.
They didn’t care about other people’s welfare the working classes were livening in small houses in cramped streets and not a lot of food as they cannot afford it. I think that Charles Dickens was trying to imply to the readers that rich people will find true joy and love through sharing with the poor however he influences the way people thought about Christmas. Charles Dickens separated his books into staves in the first stave Scrooge was visited by the ‘ghost of Marley’, the second stave he is visited by the ‘ghost of Christmas past’, the third stave he was visited by the ghost of the Christmas present, the fourth stave the ‘ghost of Christmas Yet to Come’ and the fifth stave is the ending. The structure of the novella determined by what is in the story in this case in stave 2, 3 and 4 were Scrooge is visited by the three ghosts. However the first stave Marley’s ghost introduces what Scrooge was like as a person to begin with and his feelings.
He is truly showing things as they really are; how hte world really is. He carefully planned his setting and his description of places so theat he could capture every detail of the hard life. As Martin Price put it in Dickens, "Oliver Twist is not a satisfying novel-it does not liberate us" (Price, 84-385). Dickens' purpose was to spark a sense of rage through peoples hearts towards the English workhouses. He was promoting reform by getting the people "involved" in the melodramatic novel of Oliver Twist.
Charles Dickens is the most widely read Victorian writer. The Victorian era, 1837-1901, was an era of new social developments that caused many of the writers of the period to take positions on the new developments in society. Dickens petitioned that social consciousness would overcome social misery. He often wrote in satire of the society around him, a smug and genius approach to the social injustices that he witnessed, making it widely available to the general public, educating them of the abuses that plagued the Victorian age. Dickens’ popularity as a writer gave some importance to his written attacks on the abuses of courts and schools, whose objects were not the education of children or the justice of citizens, but the fortification of the proprietors.