Critique of The American Dream
I think Michael Moore's documentary Roger and Me can be compared to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' "The Silent Partner." Perley, the fiancé of the owner of the mills visited a couple of poor families. The poor people in who visited, basically were in the same situation as the poor people in Flint, Michigan in Roger and Me. Maverick, the owner of the mills and can be compared to Roger Smith, because
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go to Flint and refused to listen to Moore.
Although here was a one hundred year gap between "The Silent Partner" and Roger and Me, there were some points of comparison and a point of contrast. The conditions in both works, were comparable because they showed the effects of poverty. Maverick and Roger Smith were similar in their self-absorbed personalities. We saw from Roger and Me and "The Silent Partner" the devastation that poverty illustrated.