The Gilded Gap
The gaps between the worker class and owner/wealthy upper class in the novels and movie that we watched is getting interesting. Technology may be a factor but what’s standing is the gaps, at first Granville, and Shelly their was just an upper class doing what it wanted with science or telling the future. But now its gone the ways of the future and the steady social issues of gaps in society like Well’s creatures in the Time Machine or the idea of no class or having a class that is one person. WE is interesting, their society says they don’t have a class system but in some ways they do, the people inside the walls and people outside the walls. The comparison of Metropolis can be put to WE, Time Machine, etc. Its this struggle between humanity and perfection, making the lower class perfect or hidden so they don’t have to deal with them. Society still does this today, but a movement or not sure what to call it, is making the lower class in society be known. Us as humans might have a bad day but we don’t have as a bad of a day as the guy on the streets tonight. It was about 9 degrees last night, people are trying to fix the gap by simply haircuts to make them look better for an interview or something. The Gaps in these novels might and do portray a society gap that seems to get bigger as we move farther in to the 20th century. If Huxley can restore my faith in novel humanity, that societal gap can be closed or shrunk that would be a miracle.
Wells H.G. Time machine
Metropolis 1926, silent film, Germany