There is a saying, “Money is the root of all evil.” This is true if the money is obtained through ill-gotten ways. What happened to Tom Walker is symbolic of what can happen to any human consumed by greed. He or she will lose their soul to the obsession. There were many important themes present in this story that relate to choices we make and the consequences that comes with it. Money and material things do not truly satisfy a person's life or make a person happy.
Money. But because not everyone is that lucky and can not all be born into riches. With the little they have they want more. They hold grudges for the rich because there not like them, and want to become like them and will stop at no means possible to get what they want. The wealthy tend to use money as power.
Stanley has an internal conflict where he thinks Blanche is turning Stella against him, making her think him a brute. He doesn’t like Blanche because though she is depending on the hospitality of Stella and himself she thinks she is better then what they offer. So with that knowledge he feels he has to uncover her secret of ‘lies and conceit and tricks’. Stanley uncovers all her falsehood showing that she is no better then he and also that he is top
Perhaps Selena’s downfall was the vulnerability in her character. The beauty she could see in everyone else was one of her largest flaws because she allowed that to blind her from seeing the flaws in others. One of the closest people in her life turned out to end it all for her. I believe she might have surrounded herself with a very neurotic human being and just wasn’t able to see it for herself. She might have been too self-conscious to confront the woman who she was informed had been embezzling money.
‘’Isabella is a character who inspires little respect or sympathy from a reader.’’ Discuss. Isabella Linton derives little sympathy from the reader of ‘Wuthering Heights’ through her selfish behaviour "vain little fool’’, her negativity towards the lead character, Catherine "If Cathy died, I might begin to live" and her sheer petulance and disregard for the feelings of her brother ‘She even disgraces the name of Linton’. I will explore the traits within her personality that create the antipathy from the reader towards Isabella and the events that unfold because of this. Isabella Linton’s incapability to inspire sympathy from the reader is largely due, in my opinion, to her relationship with Heathcliff. Like Romeo and Juliet, Heathcliff and Catherine are, in the reader’s eyes, the only necessary romantic relationship within ‘Wuthering Heights’.
The theme of greed is first noticed in the second paragraph with the line, She was simple since she could not be adorned; but she was unhappy as though kept out of her own class (de Maupassant (1884). She is unhappy she is not in a higher socioeconomic class, where she is in her current condition is below her. From this one line at the beginning of the story we can tell that she has an inflated sense of self or extreme pride. Stories follow an arc from a beginning to an end, have characters and sites of action, and comprise events in scenes arrayed across time in which the characters act or are acted upon by other characters and events (Coulter, C. A., & Smith, M. L. (2009). These are all considered elements of a story.
As it was, she never seemed to be able to reach it. Money had the power to separate her from that class of society. The necklace symbolizes to Mathilde the happiness and power. However, after the necklace is taken off she goes back to being an unhappy
As stated by critic James Berardinelli, Citizen Kane was “a powerful dramatic tale about the uses and abuses of wealth and power.” Although Kane seems to have so much power, he never seems to be truly happy or satisfied. This leads the audience to think about if power and money only give people superficial happiness, will these things ever truly fulfil them. Another way that Citizen Kane moves and challenges us is through its characters. The characters in the text are all flawed, and it is their faults and failings that lend them credibility and make them fascinating to viewers. The audience automatically feels empathy for the characters in their tough moments, as we can relate their trials and tribulations to those in our own lives.
Envy is a powerful thing, it can destroy lives and wreck any bit of success in a persons life. Bertrand Russell once stated “envy is one of the most potent causes of unhappiness. Not only is the envious person rendered unhappy by his envy, but they also wish to inflict misfortune on others. Although envy is generally seen as something negative, I also believe that envy is a driving force behind the movement towards democracy and must be endured to achieve a more just social system.” Envy can cause bitterness and hatred, and eventually loneliness. No one would want to be around a person who is constantly envious over others and has a sense of hatred because of it.