By Mark Taylor
The Village of Arden used to be based in 1900 by way of sculptor Frank Stephens and architect Will fee, either social reformers who sought to create an excellent society in keeping with rules set forth through the yankee economist Henry George. With investment from Joseph Fels, a filthy rich Philadelphia cleaning soap producer who additionally financed C. R. Ashbee's Guild of Handicraft in England, Stephens and cost bought 162 acres in northern Delaware and named their colony after the Arden woodland of William Shakespeare's As you love It. The community's motto was once "You Are Welcome Hither," yet Arden's founders didn't count on the varied and colourful mixture of radicals and progressives their test might allure, together with Upton Sinclair, muckraking writer of The Jungle, and Scott Nearing, writer of residing the great existence. via photos, photographs of the US: Arden explores the early historical past of 1 of this country's so much brilliant, but little recognized, utopian experiments.
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Dramatizing one or more characters' struggle for human dignity against tremendous odds J. exploring the complex problems and pleasures of human relationships k. providing insight into a growth experience, the special kinds of situations or conflicts that cause important changes in the character or characters involved 2. Which of the items listed in the previous question seem important enough to qualify as secondary aims? On Evaluating the Theme 1. Is the film's basic appeal to the intellect, to the funny bone, to the moral sense, or to the aesthetic sense?
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