The Devil which is a parallel to money is a motif so people such that in Tom's position, will borrow money from him. The Devil has essentially converted Tom into his spawn, as he is doing the same thing the Devil once did to him. The greed and money ultimately resulted in his death, and Tom's userer subjects led the end of their lives because of the debt they had to pay. The subjects indulged in the thought of free money, easily accessible money, ruining their lives, which is what the 'Devil' quiescently did to Tom Walker. This quote portrays the greed contained in people, "He was on the point of foreclosing a mortgage, by which he would complete the ruin of an unlucky land-speculator for whom he had professed the greatest friendship."
His sense of over-entitlement led him to be easily manipulated into killing his good friend and leader King Duncan. Duddy likely inherited his love of wealth from members of his family. He even shows movies he dislikes as a result of his desire for money, seen in the quote "Duddy didn't say a word all through the screening but afterwards he was sick to his stomach." (159) While his father does not place a large importance on wealth, his extremely wealthy uncle proves to have a lasting effect on his development as Duddy is instilled with a desire for wealth. Likewise, Macbeth is easily tempted into killing and manipulating many simply due to the desire for power and social praise.
In an attempt to get back at Hindly for his cruelty Heathcliff purposely lends him money so that he will fall deeper into dept, because of his alcoholism. This shows the depth of his cruelty. He is now a man filled with hate, revenge and jealousy. Readers may again fell sympathy for Heathcliff despite his cruelty toward young Catherine and Linton, because of his struggle with loosing
Often their clients are too poor to pay legal fees, but Schlichtmann's firm eats the legal costs itself, hoping for a rich slice of an eventual settlement. Essentially, he's gambling with the firm's money every time he accepts a case. That's why he turns down the delegation of parents who tell about the deaths of their children: He doesn't see enough money in it to justify the risk. (The movie has a hard-boiled discussion of how much various victims are "worth." A white male professional struck down in his prime gives the biggest payoff; a dead child is worth the least of all.)
In fact, his American Dream is a baseless fantasy because of social inequality and his attempt to recreate the past. His objective was nothing more than Daisy, a woman he claims to have "a voice full of money" (115) Gatsby's has placed his faith in the wrong place, no different from the East Egger's obsession with material wealth. Gatsby exemplifies the death of the American Dream through his involvement with bootlegging and his attempt to steal another man's wife. In the novel, all the people with no morality have towering wealth. This contradicts the real American Dream where money is awarded for hard work and
But there’s other ways that made me dislike him also; he steals the money that is for his own daughter’s funeral just so he can go to the Shebeen and get drunk, I don’t understand why won’t he just get a job and use his money instead of the families saving. He isn’t much of a gentleman; he is such a useless
He plans to tell Mary Jane the location of the money. “I felt so ornery and low down and mean, that I says to myself, my minds made up; I’ll hive that money for them or bust.” Huck sees the wrong in assisting the frauds that are stealing from the Wilks sisters who have not only suffered the loss of family, but have also been kind to them. He knows that he is the only one who can change things and feels that he has a moral obligation to the Wilks sisters to get the money back. During the night he decides to sneak into the King and Dukes room to try and find the money. He finds it, but because there are many people in the home, he finds it difficult to find a suitable place to hide it.
Creon is compared to “a politician without the capacity to be a statesman, because he cannot resist the temptations of power” (Winnington-Ingram). Creon struggles with greed for money and lust for power. He is an unjust lawmaker as well as a strict and ruthless law enforcer. This causes the people of Thebes to live in fear of Creon. Creon asks Antigone if she attempted to bury her brother Polynices.
Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
Macbeth's character flaws are having too much greed for power, lack of judgement, and insanity. In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth's ambition and poor decision making lead towards his tragic downfall. Mabeth is referred to as a hero for killing the first Thane of Glaims. "By Finel's death, I know I am Thane of Glaims, But how of Cowdar?" (I. iii.