“Modern Times” [P2]

This little snippet was definitely interesting.  It shows how technology can be intriguing and useful, but dangerous as well.  Especially at the ten-minute mark when Chaplin’s eating the corn off of the new invention.  It starts to spin out of control, like much of technology.

Another interesting part was when he was working at the factory on the assembly line.  It shows how one mistake could mess up an entire production.  The demand for more makes us work harder and faster, often causing us to trip ourselves up and do a worse job than if we hadn’t pushed ourselves so much.  He then has a nervous breakdown due to the pressure, but no job, as the film states…

I understand his dilemma entirely.

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By anabhani

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