Both plots revolve around materialism's negative influence on society while simultaneously claiming that becoming financially successful and living happily, is highly unlikely. The Crowd follows the story of John Sims, a man striving to prove to the world that he's destined for greatness. In his mind, along with everybody else, the only thing that people are judged by is their financial status. Money is the one and only thing that can grant happiness for the Sims'. The audience will never see John and Mary happier than in the scene where John wins $500 and is able to purchase plethora of gifts for the wife and kids.
This shows that Della is willing to do anything to make her husband happy. Secondly she is caring with her money. She shows this when she ransacked the store for her husband’s chain, “She found it at last… it was a platinum fob chain simple and crate in design… she know that is must be Jims” (O.Henry106). This show that she want her husband to like his best. Della hair is not the most important thing to her her husband is.
Tom Buchanan is a very rich man, who lives in a big mention in West Egg. ‘“His family was enormously wealthy even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach—“’(6). This quotation is referring that Tom comes from a wealthy family.. Daisy marries Tom because of his money. It shows that she wants to get her success easily. In other words, she takes it for granted.
As we know everything in our life depends on freak of chance, but old Anthony thinks that money can decide all problems of his life. Old Anthony is a wealth tycoon of Rockwell’s Eureka Soap. He is very fond and proud of his son Richard. Old Anthony is absolutely sure that money is omnipotent and he tries to convince his son that money can do everything. From one side we can see Anthony and his wealth (his views about real feelings, about love) and from another side we see Richard and his feelings.
Walter just wants the best for his family. He is such a strong dreamer because he believes investing in a liquor store will boost his family out of poverty. He becomes very depressed and nervous for the family’s situation. He is struggling to pursue his dream because he feels that
People have different concepts about happiness. To earn a lot of money in the life and to have all sorts of material comforts mainly surrounds the concept of happiness. People spend their whole life in just increasing their bank balance and hardly do anything for society. Such people are self-centered and are barely known and adored after their death. But, they fail to understand that the real happiness lies in making others happy.
The Great Gatsby – Money, Love and Aspiration "The acquisition of money and love are both part of the same dream, the will to return to the quintessential unity that exists only at birth and at death." (Roger Lewis). To what extent is money, love and aspiration presented as separate in The Great Gatsby? As Gatsby is caught up in his dream that he can achieve everything, both money and love, his high aspirations become shattered as he tries to achieve the impossible. Gatsby dedicates himself to achieving both money and love; he becomes overwhelmed with the desire for money, and is confident to win over the girl of his dreams.
He worked so hard at convincing himself that he could recreate the past that he actually believed it could happen in his own mind. He hated his life as a kid because of the fact that he wasn’t rich. To Gatsby, the reason Daisy never married him was because he wasn’t wealthy, like Tom was. This triggered Gatsby to have a life goal. This life goal was everything he worked for, his entire life revolved around doing anything he can to become rich, and once he was rich then he would once again capture Daisy’s love for him again and they would get married back in Louisville at Daisy’s old house.
Character Analysis In the short story “The Lottery Ticket” by Anton Chekhov, the reader can easily see how the possibility of wealth brings out the true personality of the protagonist, Ivan Dmitritch. Ivan Dmitritch is a man who is “very satisfied with his lot”, earning an “income of twelve hundred a year” he has a wife and two kids, and seemingly had no conflicts with them until the day they found out that his wife could possibly win the lottery. The moment he found out, he tossed away his satisfaction with his current life, for every time he thought of the possible things he could do with the money, he dreamt bigger, and reality became smaller. In addition, he also threw away his satisfaction of his wife, after he realized that the ticket
The book does convey the best qualities; however these are the qualities which every sales person carries when he/she is in the market. The principles are universal for everyone, and as a reader for me it does not justifies for why Mandino kept the ten principles in the leather box so safely. Everyone has their own business secret and secret behind their success, is passed to every generation. Similarly, Mandino also portrays a similar story, where Pathros gives his secret of success of how he became a successful salesman to this boy named Hafid. Hafid also reads the secrets and became wealthy and a great salesman.