Depiction of Cultural & Political Life in Germany up to 1933

             The film cabaret shows the extremes of cultural and political life in Germany up to 1933 by the representation of Jews, women, the clubs, goals of life, as well as the representation of the communists, the Nazis, and general Hindenburg suggests that Weimar Germany’s hedonism and indulgence by it’s society led to an acceptance of Nazi Germany.
             The film cabaret depicts the culture of Germany up to 1933 quite accurately. It’s representation of the Jewish was one that they were rich, with power, which in Germany at the time was true, for instance, the writer of the German constitution was Jewish. Women were depicted true to life, having many more rights than what would be expected of pre 1933. Women could smoke in the street, wear whatever clothes they wanted, there were women in parliament, and in the movie Cabaret, an important thing to note is that Sally had control over herself, and could decide for herself about her matters, for example, having an abortion. At the club where Sally works, The Kit Kat Club, there are transvestites, demonstrating an extremist social group. These extremists made people become uneasy, and swayed them to believe that democracy provided too much freedom, that democracy meant decadence. The kit Kat club is a prime example of the immoral behaviour in Weimar Germany where anything and everything, all sorts of nastiness can happen and is allowed under decadence. Prior to 1933 is when German expressionist art became big and quite influential on many other art types. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, a German expressionist, his paintings are very representational of the state of Weimar Germany. They are highly emotional, and unstable. Kirchner painted scenes of people, and added unnatural colour to experiment with reality because the reality he saw was not one he liked. In Cabaret, the song “money” shows a loss of value or quality of life. It demonstrates how money, in Germany, equalled pleasure, and pleasure b...

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