A person like Chris McCandless who has everything in the world is still unsatisfied on what is around him. He has family, money and a great education that will soon be his great future but he thinks that everything related to wealth is sinful. Chris made a journey to search for the true meaning of life and escaped it pressures. He also tried to travel by using his instincts in life by living naturally without other's aide. Whereas he helped people suffering of hunger by donating all of his college money, he forgot to help himself.
He would very well have continued making poor financial decisions had he not gone back to work in his fields and managed to occupy himself. Wang Lung was fortunate of course through all of this to have a wife like O-Lan, who kept up the fields and kept money in the family during Wang's low points, but his willingness to earn success is what brought his family the reputation and funds that he left them on his deathbed. "But Wang Lung thought of his land and pondered... with the sickened heart of deferred hope, how he could get back to it... He belonged to the land and he could not live with any wholeness until he felt the land under his feet and followed the plow in
Later in the story, when Wang Lung and his family were prosperous in their farming and had become rich, his uncle returned suddenly and announced that him and his family would live in Wang Lung’s house. Wang Lung could not refuse because it would be shameful to turn away his uncles family in their time of need. He would be looked down upon in the village if he did not let them stay, because in that society it is important for family to help one another if at all possible. When his uncle’s son had returned from the war and needed a place for himself and his guests to live, Wang Lung could not refuse them staying in his home because he was a relative. Even though Wang Lung and his son’s were fearful
In McCarthy’s, No Country for Old Men, money plays a significant role when it comes to ethical decision making. In the beginning, Llewelyn Moss comes across a crime scene where drug traffickers and drug dealers are brutally murdered by a third party, in pursuit for the money. Regardless, Moss greedily steals the money but leads him and his family to dangerous situations. In addition, Carson Wells is hired as a bounty hunter to kill Anton Chigurh and get the money, however, he ends up dying in the process. Finally, the crime and violence over money is so senseless, that Sheriff Ed-Tom Bell retires to prevent his life from being taken away.
The main reason why they lacked money was because his father, Malachy, would always waste the entire dole on alcohol. When McCourt was younger he did not understand why they never had enough money for food, but as he matured he realized his father was the reason they had to experience a life in poverty. “We’re on the seesaw. Up, down, up, down. Malachy goes up.
Living on a family farm, there was minimal wealth coming into the family. Traumatized by his father’s murderous death on his childhood farm, he becomes coldhearted and obsessively concerned and determined to become wealthy and rich when he grows older. Money and status influenced his goals and actions throughout life. Not only has money and wealth influenced his entirety as a whole, but it has made him completely dead and emotionless in his soul. Macon Jr. has accumulated so much wealth throughout his adulthood and ultimately lives in a nice house, has tenants, hires maids, and gains wealth on a frequent basis.
Where the main character Pakhom by wanting to have and own a lot of land, ends up losing all the land that he was about to own, but six feet from, his head to his heels. This shows us how quickly you can lose something that you think that it’s all yours but in reality it is not. Pakhom was a very poor man that did not have much land. But one day when Pakhom saw the chief of the town, Pakhom immediately fetched the best dressing-grow and five pounds, and offered these to the chief. The chief addressing himself to Pakhom offered him to choose whatever piece of land he likes.
Willy's delusion don't end there, he conceives this illusion of a long lost brother who becomes rich and famous, Ben. Ben's main mantra was "when I was seventeen I walked into the jungle and when I was twenty-one I walked out. and by God I was rich!" Willy believes success to be that easy, and he bases his views on the life of a character thats does not exist. Willy displays another fatal flaw, he is a liar to his family.
Tuco is outraged when Blondie delivers him to local authorities for reward money of $2,000. At his execution, Blondie frees Tuco by shooting his execution rope and they later met to split the reward money. After Tuco’s bounty is raised to $3,000, Blondie is weary of his complaints about splitting the money and abandons him in the desert. Tuco manages to get to a nearby town, purchase a revolver, and search for Blondie to get revenge. Tuco makes him walk across the harsh desert until he collapses from burns, dehydration, and heatstroke.
The film Road to Perdition shows what life is like during the Great Depression. The film stars Tom Hanks as Michael Sullivan Sr., a mafia enforcer to mafia boss John Rooney. Sullivan Sr. has unsurpassed loyalty and has done terrible things in order to provide for his family and keep a close relationship with Mr. Rooney which makes his son, Connor Rooney jealous. One night, as Sullivan Sr. is performing a task for Mr. Rooney, Sullivan Jr. hides in his car and witnesses his father and Connor Rooney murder a couple of people. In order to keep him silent, Mr. Rooney orders his son, Connor Rooney, to murder Sullivan Sr.’s family.