Essay by sparanzahHigh School, 11th gradeA+, February 2005

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Nosferatu is a typical German movie, from the early 1920's, and it clearly reflects the society in which the movie was made. In many ways, the movie reflects the society. The Germany of 1920's, was a dismal, dark and insecure place to be in. The economy of the country was in ruins, with people using the Deutsche Mark as wallpaper, and having to take a barrel of money just to buy bread. The darkness of the movie, with the plague spreading, and nothing being done about it, reflects the darkness of German society in the times.

Nosferatu shows the scornful attitude of the people of the 1920's towards the government of those times. When there's a plague, and citizens are being killed right and left, the German government does nothing about it, except retreat into their safe homes, vaguely inform the citizens of the plague and not to get out of their homes.

This movie also reflects the empowerment of women in the 1920's. During the early 1920s, in most parts of the world, women were asking for equal rights to men, in terms of employment, voting rights, etc. During the First World War, while the men were fighting, women had to assume a lot of responsibilities on the home front. Women proved that they were equal to men, or maybe even superior. I think that when the main actress saves the day in this movie, she reiterates the statement. She proves that it's not only the men who can be brave and heroic, and that women are equally as brave, and can save society.

The movie shows the disunity of the German people during the 1920's. After the end of the First World War, when Germany was a defeated country in shambles, with an economy in...