Will Rogers And The Great Depression Analysis

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As William R. Linneman says in the article “Will Rogers And The Great Depression”, "We was a mighty cocky nation, we originated mass production, and mass produced everybody out of a job with our boasted labor-saving machinery. They forgot that machinery don't eat, rent houses, or buy clothes” (177). This quotation is especially prevalent in The Devil and Miss Jones due to Mr. Merrick’s lack of care towards his employees and that he does not realize that they are actual living and breathing humans. He sees them only as profit. Fortunately later in the film, Merrick opens his eyes to his employees--Mary, Elizabeth and Joe--to see that they are more than income and invites all of his employees to the wedding of Joe and Mary. [Tayler Kalthoff]

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