"Roger and Me," "Modern Times" and the Philosophy of Labor
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This paper discusses how three quotations from Marx and Engels relate to two films. Overall, the paper highlights many parallels between socialist ideologies and the two films, "Roger and Me" and "Modern Times."
From the Paper:"Karl Marx's "Alienated Labor" states, "the misery of the worker is in inverse proportion to the power and size of his production (Marx, 5)." This is certainly true in the instances of "Roger and Me" and "Modern Times." In terms of "Modern Times," the scene of Chaplin trying to screw nuts on an assembly line fits the quotation. Though the scene is comedic in nature, Chaplin is overwhelmed by the demand of the corporation and succumbs to confusion and stresses because of the high-paced, take no prisoners mentality of the assembly line. The factory is portrayed in "Modern Times" as a gigantic entity- faceless, intimidating and cold."
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"Roger and Me," "Modern Times" and the Philosophy of Labor (2009, December 01) Retrieved December 02, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/roger-and-me-modern-times-and-the-philosophy-of-labor-144548/
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