In Through her rise in social status, Sally’s wealth

In the short story “Sally Bowles”, a young woman by the name of Sally ventures to Berlin in hopes of becoming wealthy and fulfilling her dream of becoming an actress. Sally begins pursuing her acting career by becoming a part of the Cabaret, which was very controversial in 1930’s Germany as many women began flaunting their sexuality. Through her rise in social status, Sally’s wealth soon began to overcome her, making her unaware of the corruption that is occuring throughout Berlin, caused by the Weimar Republic. As portrayed throughout the film “The Cabaret” the Weimar Republic negatively impacted Berlin, resulting in the growing influence of the Nazi party as well as the rising discrimination towards the Jewish race. Despite, the effects the Weimar Republic had on Berlin, the film reveals Sally’s continuous state of unawareness, which was a result from the clasism established in post-war Germany. The film “Cabaret” along with the short story of “Sally Bowles” help reflect the evidence made by Bullock as they help address multiple forms of propaganda to illustrate Hitler’s rise to power. In the film, many scenes help establish the Nazi influence that is being put upon the German youth. In a particular scene, when Max and Brian are enjoying a drink without Sally they encounter a young boy singing the song “Tomorrow belongs to me” which is able to portray the negative influence being put upon the German youth as this boy was advocating and supporting the rise of the Nazi party. This scene is able to establish the negative influences the Nazi party has implemented into the German youth, as they too, are advocating for the beliefs and motives of the Nazi party. The scene also illustrates the older German generations showing expressions of disbelief and disappointment as they do not agree with the beliefs and influences brought by the Weimar Republic and cannot help change the mindset of the younger German generations. The film also illustrates many of the social issues occuring throughout Germany due to the Weimar Republic. Many of the songs such as “If you could see her” address the discrimination towards the Jewish race in Germany. In this scene the the MC is with a Gorilla, in which he implicitly compares the Gorilla to a Jewish woman. This is able to establish a negative influence brought by the Weimar Republic, as the hatred towards the Jewish race is expressed. In Bullocks novel, the chapter “The Dictator” explicitly states Hitler’s belief of placing himself on the defensive in which he would put others at fault, which reveals his reasoning for having hatred towards the Jewish race, as he thought they were to blame for the post war-depression. The influences of the Weimar Republic are also shown through the relationship between Natalia and Fritz. Natalia refused to marry Fritz because she was Jewish and was not accepted in Germany. Fritz was also of Jewish descent but portrayed himself as a Protestant man in fear of being racially discriminated by the German public. The film “Cabaret” along with the short story of “Sally Bowles” use multiple instances of propaganda to portray the Weimar Republic negatively, as their influences express the growing hatred of the Jewish race along with the support of the rising Nazi party. Throughout the film, the songs performed revealed the growing social issues occuring in Berlin, touching upon racial discrimination, classism, as well as the influenced Hitler youth. However, much of the wealthy remained unaware of such issues as it did not have a lasting effect on their social status.