Imagine talking to a very attractive person on social media, just to meet up with them in person and realize their appearance is nothing like their profile. This has become commonly known as a “catfish,” and relates to the Gilded Age (1860-1890) because this era introduced supposed “improvements” which came up short of their expectations. The term “gilded” refers to something of lesser value overshadowed by a thin coating of gold.
The idea of Marxism came from a man named Karl Marx who essentially believed in an economic system where the government controlled all means of production and resources to ensure equality. In various ways, one may see Marxism as part of the foundation of communism as they share many similar qualities that would lead someone to think so. Communism, in world history is typically the most unfavored for how much corruption
F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel, The Great Gatsby (1925), suggests that wealth and dissatisfaction in the 1920s were a constant thing. The author shows dissatisfaction in the novel through the characters in order to show that during the Roaring Twenties, many people were dissatisfied with their lives, even though they were equipped with all they could ask for. During this period, people were starting to overspend money that they did
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad tells the tale of numerous lives influenced by the desire of power, and the lust of wealth. Marlow is a sailor who ends up far away from home, away from the restrictions society places on an individual. Marlow’s journey takes him through the jungle, in which the only thing controlling your every move is your own restraints. Without control and governing rules Marlow finds that