That’s greed. The incentive to do these things is to be as successful as possible. That is the “American Dream.” That is why the US is the way it is today. Capitalism does have its strengths and weaknesses but the strengths outweigh the weaknesses. For example, greed causes businessmen to compete with other businessmen, thus, keeping prices reasonable and forces them to keep up with consumer demands.
People began using money to strengthen their power. The original focus of money stats eyed deteriorating fast. Gatsby decided to retrieve money illegally all for one purpose. His focus was not on wealth, social class and the finer things in life but how all of his wealth intrigued Daisy. Daisy took advantage of Gatsby, led him on and in the end she showed her true colors.
For example, Bernard Madoff was a respected financier who “helped” secure people’s money and put in a savings account. But what people didn’t know was that he would commit fraud by taking their money and fooling them it was all still there. He roughly took about $65 billion dollars in total from people. This hurt many people not only financially but emotionally as well. These people felt betrayed by someone who seemed so innocent can do such a crime.
The strength of the economy encouraged Americans to take out more loans and buy more stocks, making them susceptible to future changes in the economy. The freedom caused financial markets to crash globally which helped power the Great Depression. Another example of lack of government intervention was the robber barons, a term referring to the wealthy and powerful businessmen in the 18th century. They were also known as “pure capitalists”, because they believed in an economic system that involved minimal interference from the government. Those working for robber barons were beaten and threatened, and the working conditions were terrible.
“It is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices." Dickens created these characters to attack and wake up the greedy society without offending the rich. Scrooge being the cold hearted miserable man responds only with sneering sarcasm, asking the men if buildings such as prisons and workhouses are still in operation, "Those who are badly off must go there." Scrooge as well as the rest of the oblivious rich society believed that taxes, which help fund these establishments, are more than enough support for the poor. Although readers know that this is not true and that, “many would rather die than go there.” The use of these gentlemen who are, minor characters constantly remind both Scrooge
(1.3.71)” Banquo also doubts the intension of the witches, he believes that evil always tells one part of the truth in order to earn one’s trust and lead him to destruction. Banquo warns Macbeth, ”But ‘tis strange./And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,/ the instruments of darkness tell us truths,/win us with honest trifles, to betray’s/In deepest consequence. (1.3.124-128)” On the other hand, Macbeth ignored his friends warning and believes in what the witches say. He is over whelmed by his ambition to be king, he said to himself,”Glamis, and the thane of Cawfor!/The greatest is behind. (1.3.118-119).””Two truths are told/,as happy prologues to the swelling act/of the imperial theme.
The four main reasons for the collapse of the empire are Economics. Power (Army), Religion and Power (Emperor). The first reason for the collapse of the empire is Economics. I can support this as the roman emperors spent a lot of money on showing off to others, making others feel jealous and for their own pleasure. Some of the things they spent it on were golden statues of themselves, banquets that were very expensive and clothes made out of the finest, unique fabrics instead of trying to develop the infrastructure of Rome.
The American Dream Ruined The American dream was originally supposed to be prosperity, success, having a family, and being able to provide for that family without worry. Money was acquired through hard work and honesty, but The Great Gatsby presents an entirely different perspective on this dream. One example from the book is the way Gatsby gets his money--through bootlegging. He steped completely out of the guidelines of the American Dream. The American Dream was not meant to be corrupt, but during the 1920s, people like Gatsby used organized crime and other immorally wrong ways to gain their wealth.
Hamlet is a moral and intelligent man, he is aware of what is right and wrong and it is due to this morality that he delays the murder of Claudius and ended the cycle of revenge. After conversing with the ghost of his own father, Hamlet already devises a plan to kill Claudius in order to fulfill the ghost’s wishes to get revenge. However, much time passes throughout the play when Hamlet could have taken his revenge but he has yet to complete the deed. He admits he may have been deceived by the ghost when he says, "The spirit that I have seen / May be a devil, and the devil hath power / T' assume a pleasing shape (II:ii, 627-629). Hamlet delays the murder of his uncle due to the doubt he has in the validity of the information provided by the ghost.
By utilizing symbolism in “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” Fitzgerald demonstrates America’s obsession with wealth through the relation of immorality and money. Upon first glance at this short story, you may read it and it will have no meaning, but if you analyze it you realize F. Scott Fitzgerald uses his characters to show America’s love of money. The Washington clan is a family that has engineered a lifestyle for themselves that is not thoughtful towards others, and John compromises his values and beliefs for them. “’I didn’t!’ Burst out Kismine. ‘I never invited one.