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The Organizer Film Analysis

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In middle 1700's, after the Scientific Revolution, an event changed the quality of life in Europe by the means of discovering and inventing machines in order to make the work faster and produce more materials. This gave birth to the Industrial Revolution. Despite these benefits, Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist and politician, tested the people in this quote: "The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned." As a citizen of the modernizing society, I ask myself this question: Can somebody complete Gramsci's challenge? In my view, completing this challenge is impossible. What makes this challenge so difficult? The fundamental answer to the question lies in the contradictions, especially in living without illusions and without becoming disillusioned. In order for the families to escape from the hard and misery life brought by poverty, they send their children to work in the factories. This suggested that children deprived not only their family life, but also their schooling. In effect, factory routines dulled their minds and made them vulnerable to illnesses due to the…show more content…
However, the film did not explicitly state any punishment for poor performance or for being late, instead, one is given suspension for a misdemeanor (for being suspected as someone who "drank" in the case of Pautasso). Moreover, because of the work system, workers in the textile factory had gone into protests (in form of a "walkout," which failed, and in form of a "strike" led by Professor Sinigaglia). Unluckily, despite their aggression towards their aim, Omero became a victim of Sinigaglia's ideas of revolution and the modernity itself. In effect, his dream for his younger brother Pierino to finish school and get a diploma shattered and Pierino worked in the factory at a young
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