What Dramatic Techniques Does Miller Use to Explore the Concept of the American Dream and Ultimately Criticise It?
What Dramatic Techniques Does Miller Use to Explore the Concept of the American Dream and Ultimately Criticise It? The American 'Dream' consists of a genuine and determined belief that in America all things are possible to all men, regardless of birth or wealth and if you work hard enough you will achieve anything. A man has to be resourceful enough so he can make his own luck and he has to imagine that if he tries hard, the sky is his limit. However in the Death of a Salesman, Miller argues that people have been misguided from the original dream. The original dream started, when the 18th and 19th immigrants came to America to have a chance of a better life. Also many of the people who came to America wanted the opportunity to own their own land. Eventually the land ran out, cities developed and massive variations in wealth arose and this is when the American Dream, changed from reality onto a 'dream'. The original ways of the American Dream were to be hard working, honest and have an ambition. Eventually this would lead onto success, wealth and power, but this soon developed into encouraging greed, selfish behaviour, as well as pride and rivalry between one another. Willy Loman liked the idea of being rich and successful and became caught up in this American Dream. Willy wants to prove himself through successes as a salesman, but as he fails his own life destroys him.
ASSIGNMENT 1 The Cause of the Industrial Revolution In discussing the main developments of the Industrial Revolution, we must first look at the Agricultural Revolution and the effects of enclosure as writes Peter Mathias a secondary source, "to be given identity, the concept (the Industrial Revolution) implies the onset of a fundamental change in the structure of an economy; a fundamental redeployment of resources away from agriculture" (Peter Mathias (1969,p2) The First Industrial Nation). The agricultural revolution was the precursor to the industrial revolution and began around 1650, with parliamentary enclosure acts dominating the period 1750 - 1830. Enclosure changed agriculture from an open field system, whereby the villagers would each farm on a strip of land to provide for their own requirements to a system of private land management of enclosed fields and individual landowners took over control of the land. The community no longer had communal rights to the land and had to look to the large landowner for their living. Enclosing the land brought benefits to agricultural productivity from new crop rotation and heavy manuring, but for the peasant farmers they were displaced of their land and forced to find work elsewhere. Farming became less labour intensive and the large farms contributed to a rural labour surplus. The Agricultural Revolution created wealthy
Darren Marsh 1B G.C.S.E Geography Teacher-led Coursework Different retail centres have different spheres of influences depending on whether the goods or services they sell or provide are high order or low order. This concept can be explained much more clearly in a shopping hierarchy. This ranges from large regional shopping centres down to the local village or corner shop. At the bottom of the hierarchy are small shops selling low order convenience goods which are needed daily, such as food and newspapers. These shopping areas have a smaller sphere of influence compared to larger shopping centres, as people aren't prepared to travel far for their daily requirements, such as a newspaper. At the top of the hierarchy are shops selling high order, specialist goods, which are bought less frequently, such as furniture and video recorders. These larger shopping centres have a much larger sphere of influence compared to that of smaller shopping centres as people are more prepared to travel further for goods that they buy, perhaps, once every year or even less. Below is a diagram of a shopping hierarchy, which shows four types of different shopping centres and where they fit into the urban hierarchy. My aim is to study a variety of different shopping centres in Watford and discover whether the different retail centres have spheres of influence, which differ, in terms of size or
There is too little to admire in Eddie Carbone for him to be seen as a tragic hero. Discuss this view.
Joe Stanford 'There is too little to admire in Eddie Carbone for him to be seen as a tragic hero'. Discuss this view. In his essay Tragedy and the Common Man, Arthur Miller writes of how 'the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were', and uses the protagonist, Eddie Carbone, an as illustration of the 'common man'. Miller has a unique perspective on tragedy, and tries to reinvent its conventions by attributing the Aristotelian characteristics of a tragic hero to the simple longshoreman Eddie Carbone, who contrasts against the 'kings' that are King Lear or Othello. Eddie is human, and although he may be subject to an array of flaws, we appreciate in him the 'heart and spirit of the average man'. It is important that Eddie is introduced as a warm, caring character so the audience's admiration can be tested throughout the course of the play, and also to illustrate that Eddie was once happy and has suffered. Eddie is presented as a devoted family man, which is evident from Catherine's presence. Catherine is Beatrice's niece and has no blood relation to Eddie, yet Eddie still states he is 'responsible' for her because he 'promised [Catherine's] mother on her deathbed'. This demonstrates that Eddie believes in the idea of family, rather than the idea of just helping biological family. Eddie is devoted also in the sense that he has always
Pesticides. Although all the pesticides and active ingredients that are registered have their negative effects on our environment, Scientifics are trying to develop new pesticides using natural resources;
Searching for a New Weapon Nowadays, Scientifics search and try of developing new methods to be implemented in the Agriculture; also, they are looking for how to improve the products that already exist to get better result obtaining less negative effects. This is the case of pesticides that are used to kill insects and little animals that destroy farms. Due to these problems called "pestes", many farmers have had millionare losses every year so, the use of pesticides on farms decrease the number of pestes and parasites that attack the harvests. However, the feedback for the use of pesticides is that they provoke several environmental bad consequences and also consequences in our health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated about 891 physiologically active ingredients and manufactured in quantity. For example, these are four of the most heavily applied pesticides: Atrazine (H) ², metolachlor, metam sodium (F, H, I, N, SFm), and methyl bromide (Fm). Also, The Texas Department of Agriculture has classificated pesticides in three types according to their effects and toxicity level: * General use - are those that can be bought by everyone and do not need license to be distributed. * Restricted use - use by certified pesticide applicators. * State limited use Pesticides or Regulated Herbicides - affect non-targeted vegetation.
David Lambert M-1 WA (Module One: Writing Assignment) HIS 122-N01 August 22, 2007 The Path to Power: The Journey of England, France & Spain As William Ellery Channing once said "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." (Lewis) Just like the human spirit grows and becomes more powerful through conflict so does that of a nation. England, France and Spain had many conflicts both internally and internationally in order to become a World Power in the early modern period. The Scientific Revolution changed how Europeans thought about the physical universe. These innovative thought patterns propelled them into a path of progress, compelling them to make changes in not only their economic and political policies, but how they dealt with social matters as well. These changes transformed the individual from a member of a small group to that of a subject of a large nation-state. The idea of absolutism, which became a buzz-word in European political circles after the restoration of the absolute monarchy in Spain, was the conductor of change Louis XIV used in implementing changes to the economic and political institutions in France. (Blänkner) Louis XIV, afraid of confrontation with aristocrats, developed a tactic through means of The Court of Versailles which cut their influence in the countryside while allowing him to
More people per1000,000 population are now imprisoned in England and Wales than any otherEuropean Union country, yet crime rates have fallen since 1995. Can this beexplained by theories of retribution or reductivism?
More people per 1000,000 population are now imprisoned in England and Wales than any other European Union country, yet crime rates have fallen since 1995. Can this be explained by theories of retribution or reductivism? This assignment will look at how both retribution and reductivism has led to rise in prison population and reduction in crime rate. I will be discussing both theories in detail and how they may have inflicted this conclusion. I will look at how past effect of these theories and how they are in tact now in the present. As we are aware more people in England and Wales are imprisoned (the rate is 129 per 100,000 population in 2001 Appendix 1) than any other country in Europe. There are now many more offences, which are now criminalized; this includes recent legislation of underage sex. Crime is rising, over the period of 1997-2001 recorded crime in the EU rose by 4 per cent (Home Office, 2003). In 2001 England and Wales had the highest per capita rate in the EU followed by Portugal (Home Office, 2003). This is due to longer sentences inflicted upon criminals. Crime sentences act 1997 gave minimum sentences for criminals, for example automatic life sentence for reconviction of rape and murder. In 1987 8,923 served 4 years and over and this had risen to 19,950 in 1997 (Cavadino, 2002). It is illegal to have sex under the age of 16. This is a tough legislation and
To what extent do the sources agree that the Russian government's policy on agriculture consistently failed and that peasant resisted it both under the Tsarist and Communist rule?
Q1. To what extent do the sources agree that the Russian government's policy on agriculture consistently failed and that peasant resisted it both under the Tsarist and Communist rule? The sources to a large extent support this view that agriculture consistently failed both under the communist and tsarist rule and that there was resistance from the peasants. Source1 by the historian Ronald Hingle (1992) points out that there was agricultural failure in Russia as there is evidence in the source of insufficient land for the serfs to meet their needs, there is also evidence of continual punishment of the serf which is similar to those of the individual landlords. The serfs although emancipated where still under the control of the village council and had unaffordable redemption payments. They were also bound to their communes "since 1861 individual peasants remained bound to their communes" so although they were free they couldn't actually relocate. The serfs also suffered and remained legally discriminated against. Source 2a also illustrates how the poorer peasants didn't benefit by the "wager" placed by the government in 1908. Source 2b also points out that agriculture failed as the law on 9th November which stated that inefficient peasants will have their land sold. So peasants often lost their land and couldn't afford redemption payments. There is also evidence in source 2a
I am doing an investigation in to how much a metre rule bends when one end is clamped to a table and a varied load is attached to the other end that hangs off the table, thus bending the rule.
Physics Sc1 The Plan: Simple procedure: I am doing an investigation in to how much a metre rule bends when one end is clamped to a table and a varied load is attached to the other end that hangs off the table, thus bending the rule. I shall take relevant readings that I shall repeat three times and record the results in a table. Hypothesis: I hypothesise that the greater the load attached to the metre rule, the more the metre rule will be inclined to bend. There are two reasons for this. The first is because 'the extension is directly proportional to the stretching force.' This is Hooke's Law but cannot only be applied to springs, but also to metal wires, girders in bridges, but more importantly anything where the extension will be affected by the load. To see if my prediction is correct I will experiment, and obtain results using Hooke's Law. He found that the extension is proportional to the downward force acting on the spring. The formula that represents that is:. This is where F = force in Newton's, k = spring constant and x = extension in metres. I also believe that the amount that my metre rule will bend shall be quantitative. By this I mean that if the load doubles, so will the extension. I believe that if I put on three times the load, I will get three times the extension (and so on until eventually the metre rule cannot hold any more weights and snaps.) This
Operation Barbarossa - Causes and Consequences On June 22nd 1941, German forces crossed the Russian frontier and began to fight their way into Soviet territory. Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's codename for the attack on Russia, had begun. In this essay I am going to describe the causes, events and consequences of Operation Barbarossa. What happened when the 'unbeatable' Hitler and Germany met the sheer determination and patriotism of Stalin and the USSR? There were many reasons that contributed to Hitler's invasion of the USSR. Hitler had always harboured a hatred for the Slavs, he thought they were inferior, impure people who were only fit to be used as slaves. This was a racist attitude that had been with Hitler for many years before he became 'Fuhrer.' There was always bound to be conflict between Germany and the USSR, as they were neighbours. This meant they were both easy to invade; hardly any transporting of troops would be required. Hitler resented being so close to the 'untermensch'; he did not want to be associated with them. Hitler was an ex-soldier of World War I. This made him very bitter about what happened, he felt defeat was unjust and was devastated by the peace treaties. All the land Germany gained from Russia from the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was lost, and Hitler felt this was a disgrace; the Germans should never have signed the armistice. Hitler