Humanities
HIST 140 University of North Carolina Capitalism and Time Paper

HIST 140

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

HIST

Question Description

I’m studying for my History class and need an explanation.

Write a two-page single space paper in which you explain the following: 1.- How does E.P. Thompsons article Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism relate to the acclaimed film by Charles Chaplin Modern Times, (1936)1? 2.- In what ways has industrial capitalism influence peoples identities?3.- Explain how these two works relate to your own personal experiences? 4.in what ways will the advent of ‘modern times’ continue to shape our experiences and our social relations, this relates to what is happening currently globally by having to rely more on technology to communicate?

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Outline
The assignment is done in the following order as per the requirements;
Section 1: Question 1: Discusses how E.P. Thompson's article relates to Charles Chaplin's
modern times.
Section 2: Question 2: Examines ways in which industrial capitalism has influenced people's
identities.
Section 3: Question 3: Describes how the two works relate to my personal experiences.
Section 4: Question 4: Answers how the advent of "modern times" continued to shape our
experiences and social relations.


Running Head: INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM AND TIME DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Industrial Capitalism and Time Discussion Questions
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INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM AND TIME DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

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Industrial Capitalism and Time Discussion Questions
How E.P. Thompson's Article Relates to Charles Chaplin's Modern Times
E.P. Thompson's article in question and "Modern Times" by Charles Chaplin both
explore the relationship between human beings and machines during the process of
industrialization, which is applicable in the contemporary world. Chaplin, in his film,
showcases the possibilities of nervous breakdowns and suffering incurred from working with
machines, through the plight of the Tramp, the main character. Principally, Tramp's work
involves tightening bolts along a fast-moving assembly line, which he is unable to keep up
with and keeps falling behind. Even when the Tramp takes a break, he has become
accustomed to the repetitive actions he performs at work and twitches like he is still turning
the bolts, even though this is his free time. Further, a feeding machine is introduced at the
Tramp's workplace to feed employees as they work, eliminating the need for lunch hour to
maximize production. The machine malfunctions, but is rejected because of its faulty
operation, and not because it is dangerous to workers safety. Throughout the film, var...

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