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Show Me The Money

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on 30 March 2015

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Transcript of Show Me The Money

Imani, Madison, Alexis
Show Me the Money
"Show Me the Money"
Purpose
Walter Mosley's purpose in writing this essay was to inform Americans of the uneven distribution of wealth in America. He believed that America could not be considered rich solely because a few are rich.
Intended Audience
Marxism
Mosley's intended audience was to be the lower and middle-class. He wanted to point out the importance they held in society and that the rich wouldn't have what they have if the middle-class didn't build it for them.
Marxism is the the political, economic, and social theories of Karl Marx including the belief that the struggle between social classes is a major force in history and that the state throughout history has been a device for the exploitation of the masses by a dominant class
Categories
Example
government and class
they make you think and are somewhat accurate
fair to classes because they are stereotypes and people hear them every day so it isn't bias
Why does Mosley mention Marxism?
Definitions in His Work
"Working-class people are (excuse the Marxism) wage-slaves." Mosley mentions the idea of Marxism because in that statement, he recognized the idea of a social class that is being exploited by a more dominate class. The working-class makes its wages, and ultimately engages in activities that make the "rich get richer and the poor get poorer."
Many people classify themselves as upper middle class because they aren't "rich enough" to be higher class because few people are rich.
American Dream
I do not believe the American Dream is as realistic as it was at one point. Jobs are becoming more scarce, so with that comes with lost of opportunity. With the lost of opportunity, dreams diminish. The American Dream that is almost non existent. The cost of living is so expensive in modern America that the dream is harder to achieve.
In the text he states, "We, the poor and working class..." He refers to the poor as the lower class and the working class as the middle class.
Tone
Mosley's attitude toward to the subject is very passionate. He is very straightforward and clear to the statements he makes.
If the essay did not have definitions in it we would not all agree on what they mean. People may have think that they have another definition from their point of view.
Classification
Diction
Mosley starts out the story by using 3rd person to get his beliefs about the middle class out. He then makes the subject more personal between him and the au
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