Every character in The Pearl abuses his or her power over someone weaker. At the beginning of the novella, Kino is essentially content with his life. However, two seemingly chance occurrences Coyotito scorpion sting and Kino discovery of the pearl open Kino eyes to a larger world. As Kino begins to covet material wealth and education for his son, his simple existence becomes increasingly complicated by greed, conflict, and violence. The doctor takes advantage of his position of power over Kino.
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.)
Ultimately, Huck hides Jim from the slave catchers by leading them to believe he is hiding his sick father with the smallpox under the tent. The slave catchers even float a twenty-dollar gold piece on a board to Huck. Though Huck is always up to mischief, he is smart at manipulating relationships. The relationship Huck has with Jim becomes one of respect. Twain shows that while there are people who view slaves as inferior, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn gives great example that shows a human side.
The goods are overpriced, which forces the two cent earning workers to buy from them or waste precious fuel by driving to town and returns their paycheck to the landowner. Not only are the big landowners just greedy about driving wages down or getting it back, when they have an excess amount of product they burn it.  They do not feed the starving, or help the sick, or aid the dying. They are too greedy, the landowners need to keep the circle of wealth around them. With the excess food their workers are not hungry, and will demand higher wages.
O. Henry adds an ironic plot twist to the end of his short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” by turning the expectations of the audience around by making them feel sorry for the kidnappers, and not the so-called victim. The kidnappers, Sam and Bill, originally planned a kidnapping to receive money for a child named Johnny. The child turns out mischievous and troublesome to the point that he drives Bill and Sam crazy. The boy calls himself Red Chief and enjoys the adventure of camping out in the cave and staying away from home. Red Chief practically controls his captors and enjoys himself immensely.
He brings up why the lobster was looked down on in the past because of it being a scavenger of the sea. There are lots of facts the author throws out at the audience that an everyday person might not know. This is how he keeps the reader interested. He also discusses why New England is so popular when it comes to lobsters
The repossession man sacrifices a normal life and job to keep people from getting away with failing to pay for their artificial organ. The man sacrifices his safety by taking up this particular job. The people that he is repossessing from will, most likely, be afraid and angry at him. When people are afraid or angry, they are likely to try and defend themselves. For example, a woman beats the repossession man with her purse because he is repossessing an artificial liver from the man that she went home with (5).
In this story, I think Bradbury is commenting on how technology has been misused. The technology that has allowed these time travellers to take a trip with Time Safari shows materialism. For their own happiness, these rich people who have nothing else to do, adjust the course of human evolution and nearly destroy human life, when a hunter, Eckles’ runs off the path he was told he must not leave by the leader, he causes a chain reaction that changes history in devastating ways. Therefore, the theme that Bradbury is trying to express has to do with the Butterfly Effect, which is that a small slight action can have a big impact on future events for an entire generation. In conclusion I think Bradbury’s writing illustrates the theme of a small act resulting in big consequences.
Petruchio is a main character in the main plot of The Taming of the Shrew. He is a merchant who has just arrived in Pagua in search of a rich wife to marry. His father has just died so he has inherited everything. When he meets Katherine, the shrew, he decides to marry her and tame her, atracted at this point only by the money that comes with her. He therefore convinces her father to marry her off to him and uses a very forceful and uncalled-for way to go about this but suceeding in his task.
Unfortunately, it is not just friends that can be lost when wealth enters the picture. The pearl makes Kino crazy with greed, and he forgets what his true purpose once was. Kino and Juana almost lose each other. Kino chooses the pearl over his wife’s worries and fears. Time and again, Juana asks Kino to throw the pearl back, and time and again, Kino refuses.