Monday, February 17, 2014

Debtors Prism

Margaret Atwood is a native Canadian author of her famous article "Debtor's Prism" giving various examples on how these circumstances didn't just exist only in this era and in our time during this economic ressesion, but this is a pattern that lives within our history and literature. Eyeing on the fact debt can be as in the article states a " human construct", debt is commonly becoming a state of mind leading people to feel overwhelmed, leaving them to be feeling stuck and unable to move on financially. 

When talking about debt, debt can either be a mental or economic state of mind. As described debt is being precieved as being in hell according to Christopher Marlowe. Being a victim or dealing with can be quite a life time thing to get rid of and pay off. For some people being in debt could be a positive thing, they are able to benefit from 

In the article "Debtor's Prism", Margaret Atwood explains in paragraph 19, " Scrooge is set free from his own heavy chain of cash boxes at the end of the book, when, instead of sitting on his pile of money, he begins to spend it. True he spends it on others, thus displaying that most treasured of Dickensian body parts, an open heart, but the main point is that he spends it."  This also implyies that Scrooge wasn’t too late in paying his debt to society. If he started from now and at his age he figured he wouldn’t have a lot of time and wouldn’t make it to next Christmas and decides to spend his time helping others and being generous. She also write about  capitlaism refferring to Benjamin Barbers' Overselling Capitalism with Consumerism.

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