There are different ways of seeing each behavior however, when it comes down to it, John Proctor is a selfish man. He had an affair with his servant whom he considers a child (Act one, Scene two) and admitted he only had the affair because he was a lustful man. Furthermore, he withheld critical information from the village which resulted in the village believing in the illusion of witchcraft and leading to the deaths of many. Last but not least, Proctor had been given an ultimatum of choosing his family or his reputation and he selfishly choose to protect his name. These are merely three demonstrations of Proctor's choice in
George suspects the cheating, but never truly discovers what is going on before she dies. Tom lied to George as well in order to keep his affair secret. He then ends up saving himself and killing Gatsby by blaming Myrtle 's death on Gatsby in the quote, ”He ran over Myrtle like you 'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car" (178). He explains this here, “There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn 't true” (178). Over time, the consequences begin to take effect on George and his mental health goes downhill due to the shadieness of the upper class.
She then decides to settle on Tom, who is “abusive” (23) which Daisy tolerates due to the fact that Tom is extremely wealthy. The need for money drove both Gatsby and Daisy to extreme situations and provided them unpleasant circumstances. Throughout The Great Gatsby, many characters are faced with difficult situations due to the society that they live in. Gatsby is overly fasinated with Daisy which drives him to extreme levels to impress her. However, Tom is overly fixated on himself and causes the death of an innocent man.
Next Franek, the Foreman that who some mental problems , keeps attacking his Father for Elie’s gold crown . “ That presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and , on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely…”( Page 55). This illustrates that with what Franek did to Elie’s Father , Elie is fearful what Franek can do. And if Elie does the wrong things to provoke Franek it could be fatal to his Father’s death. This causes Elie to question if his father worth it because if Elie save the gold crown, then he well have money if he does end up getting out.
However, after Kidd burying his money, he was arrested in Boston and later killed in England for his offenses. He never enjoyed his buried wealth. Tom Walker is the main character in the story. He is mean. Tom lived near the swamp with his wife who was abusive and greedy like him.
The characters portat different tiers of greed. At the highest tier, so to say the most greedy, is occupied by Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Tom and Daisy are arguably the most greedy people in the whole novel. They did not have to make their way up the ranks as Tom was born into a rich family and daisy also being born into a wealthy family. Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it.
Fake pardoners were only too willing to exploit such people. In “ The Pardoner’s Tale” he talks about greed and how greed lead to the death of three brothers. The pardoner tries to sell fake pardons because all the cares about is the money. In the “Pardoner’s Prologue”, the pardoner states, “ I mean the have money, wool,
It can also represent greedy dishonest people, like Krajiek, who took advantage of the immigrants, like the snake that preyed on the prairie dogs. “The Bohemian family, grandmother told me as we drove along, had bought the homestead of a fellow-countryman, Peter Krajiek, and had paid him more than it was worth.” He also cheated the Russians, Peter and Pavel. “They hated Krajiek, but they clung to him because he was the only human being with whom they could talk or from whom they could get information.” Antonia’s family “kept him in their hole and fed him for the same reason that the prairie dogs and the brown owls housed the rattlesnakes — because they did not know how to get rid of
The devastating effects of materialism are demonstrated throughout the elements of symbolism and a tragic hero by affecting individuals, families, and society in the short story, The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H Lawrence. As the need for money, the society 's greed hides within a house as the whispers capture the attention of young Paul. The voices mask themselves behind the old house and can only be heard by a select few by whispering, “There must be more money! There must be more money!”(Lawrence 1). While Paul was attempting to rid the house of its whispering, in the direction for earning luck for his mother, he had a “secret of secrets” that came from “his wooden horse, that which had no name” (Lawrence 12).
“The Beggar’s Opera” by John Gay is an opera that tells the story of Peachum, who runs a gang that commits criminal activities. Peachum’s daughter, Polly, falls in love with Captain Macheath, who is a highwayman. Polly’s parents are not happy with the marriage as they do not want her money to go to Macheath and they make plans to kill him by having him hanged for his criminal activities as a highwayman. In “The Beggar’s Opera” betrayal and using people occur in order for a character to gain something for themselves. Peachum desires money for himself from his gang and he betrays them when they are no longer of use.