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Metropolis Ashley Marivee Peters Prof. B. Kosta German Studies / Media Arts 325 February 9, 2009
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Peters 2 Maria Metropolis is a controversial film from 1927 by Fritz Lang. Metropolis is so controversial because it describes the differences in the lower class and the upper class very bluntly. Fritz Lang does this by showing how the lower-class is very naïve and how the upper class is power hungry. (The poorer get poorer and the richer get richer) Maria provides for the lower-class, preaches on non-violence, is always with children, and believes that we are all brothers and sisters. It almost seems as if Maria is “Jesus” in a sense that she is the representation of good. The machine Maria is the corruption of the upper class and she wants nothing but destruction. In the film Metropolis the representation of both Marias is evident that the human Maria is shown as the good of the human race and the machine Maria is shown as the corruption and evil in the human race. Maria is a young woman living among the workers (lower class) as a mentor for the
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