It was normal for a man to have the most power over a household. However, Walter struggles to the role his family plays in his daily life. Because of Walter’s business failure, he was able to develop and find the harmonic balance between money and family. Walter was able to face Karl Lidner when given the choice to sell his family’s dream home in return for one thousand five hundred dollars. He confronts his greed and desire to become a wealthy businessman and realizes that he lost his only supporters throughout his journey.
Unfortunately, Tom has no plans to marry her. He lies to her about Daisy’s religious status as an excuse to keep her off his back in terms of marriage. Another is the great Gatsby himself: Gatsby was born as Jay Gatz, into a family dirt poor. He climbed the social ladder to a vast amount of wealth doing shady business for the sole purpose of getting with Daisy. He too, is cream, from his suits to his car; he is “new money” on West Egg.
In his way to success, he removes all the hindrances. He transcends his sweet-maker caste and becomes a successful entrepreneur. He does pay off his family money and even murders his employer Mr. Ashok. He discards all controls over him by family and society. On the contrary without any remorse for his foul acts he rationalizes his desperate ambition and aspirations for power and pelf.
They subscribe to the idea that money can buy happiness; when in reality, all it brings to them is misery. The story opens up with its narrator Nick Carraway explaining to the reader that he “comes from a prominent family and is deciding to go East and learn the bond business” (Fitzgerald 3). Nick is young and impressionable. He is looking to make his own way and make his own fortune. He is wide eyed when he gets to West Egg.
When Mr. Jaggers comes to inform Pip of his new benefactor, Pip negatively develops into a snobby, selfish child, and actions towards Joe and Biddy begin to mirror Miss Havisham and Estella’s actions towards him. He thinks Joe and Biddy are below him, nothing more than simple commoners. He says, “As the six evenings had dwindled away, I had become more and more appreciative of the society of Joe and Biddy” (Dickens 611). By the end of Stage I, Pip completely detaches himself from the working class life, placing himself at a higher social status before even leaving for London. He continues with his arrogance throughout Stage II, judging his new friend Herbert as a loser and acting irresponsibly with his money.
The prince sees the lives of his friends more important than other lives in the kingdom. From the text, the friends are "light-hearted," which refers to people who never really care much about others. Prospero never wants to rescue some of his friends who could question him on his inhumane acts. His “magnificent revel” also attests to his selfishness. It is unfortunate that Prospero was celebrating in the palace rather than mourning for his ordinary citizens who are dying from the Red Death (Roth 52).
In the book, Untouchable, Bakha the principal character is a young boy in his teens, dreams of being successful, which comes education, but because he is born into a certain section of the society. Access to education was privatized and only the men with threads had access to it. ’ …They think we are mere dirt, because, we clean their dirt.’’ – Bakha, Untouchable Bakha gets money in return for the menial job that he does, but he is not entitled to spend that money for his own happiness, be it for buying food or clothes. The simple act of being happy is denied to him. He has to depend on the lords of the town for his clothes and food.
In the Great Gatsby, the author tells us a story about a man whose name was Gatsby, when he final became rich by his own effort, his lover can not accept him at all, people around him were just made use of his money, and they still looked down upon him because of his poor background. What a sad story! Through this story, we can learn that money is not so useful, maybe we can use money to buy a lot of things, but it does not mean rich can present everything. Gatsby’s
His idiosyncrasy remains loving and understanding, even when his younger son returned home after many of been away with not a penny to his name. The young son showed disobedience to all the goodness his father had offered to him. The young son showed traits such as selfishness as well as being ungrateful. He had no worth for his father’s property nor did he want to work alongside his father on the family farm. He therefore left behind his father and older brother in search of a better life.
He himself becomes the victim of the feudal exploitation when his elder brother loses land. But even his own experience does not turn him to be good towards his own nephew and greed for money take a toll on his mind and makes him exploit his own teenage nephew. Munnoo’s earned monthly wages are so lucrative that even a sign of sympathy could not be seen on his face for him and he wants more and more money to be earned by him. Babu Nathu Ram who is typical lower middle class person was the second person who could be charged for Munnoo’s ill fate. Nathu Ram’s ill treatment is also backed by his merciless wife Uttam Kaur or Biwiji.