Final Exam - Final Exam The Millennium Americans don't appreciate the rich culture/traditions that Europe holds o Travelers cannot comprehend it on

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Final Exam The Millennium Americans don’t appreciate the rich culture/traditions that Europe holds o Travelers cannot comprehend it on a short trip Story is still accurate today o Emergence of tourism industry o Tourism portrayed then is how it is today o Very accurate about industrial revolution The Old Street Lamp Old Street Lamp = Old World Afraid to be taken down and melted o Lamp is no longer relevant/useful o Andersen is afraid to be forgotten Technological advances show the old ways are being replaced and loose authority o Advances allow us to see things more clearly o Technology exposes more human flaws Old street lamp is saved, preserves old memories Little Match Girl Post Industrial revolution o Rich Move to the outskirts of the city o Rich don’t help poor, slums are created She sees all the images every child should have but she cannot Rich could help her out by buying at least one match but no one does o No Human Welfare, no one helps one another o They let her suffer She lights all the matches she should have sold o This was the girls rebellion against society/economic pressures She was no good Mayor = Authoritative figure, speaks down to boy o Classic upper class oppressor o Only sees surface, doesn’t see deep social unjust Mother = Victim of fate o Gives up life for child o Did it earlier in life for a man she loved Among poor kinship comes to those in need, Rich are selfish Boy benefits from new money o Mother who suffered doesn’t see any of the benefits o In a financial sense the mother was no good, even though she was a good mother in the eyes of society, which is wrong
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Something Old Lady has value o No economic value, but saved the city which has value to the people Brickmaker – Gives old lady bricks to make home Mason – Builds homes for others, has value to society Brother 3 – Architect of his own life, similar to HCA o HCA had to hide behind masks, did not tell the architects his true goals, just went along with it, allowed anymity, o Ultimatley try to rid mask to work way up o Feels like he belongs nowhere because of his past o HCA balancing factor btw. People of value to society and those who aren’t Brother 4 – Wanted to become a genius, cannot become a genius o He did not work at it, he was self-proclaimed o Unproductive/Destructive to society o Built building that toppled but still did something Brother 5 – Critic is what he does best o HCA criticizes critics of his work, least useful people in all society o HCA struggles with criticism Comes full circle when critic and old women meet o Critic = High and influential in society o Old Woman = Doesn’t appear useful but saved town Critic isn’t allowed into heaven by an angle because he must do something good o Criticizes angle for the way it was said o If he didn’t change then he will never change, un-useful to society o Doomed for no existence, in suspension btw. Life and death
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course LIT. TRANS 275 taught by Professor Schmit during the Spring '07 term at Wisconsin.

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