Greed is one of the most destructive forces known to mankind and it can ruin our lives. We can all learn from stories when people were greedy and had to deal with the potentially deadly consequences. This theory is displayed in the short story “The Pardoner’s” Tale written by Geoffrey Chaucer when greed literally caused the main characters to die. The Pardoner’s Tale was the better story in my opinion because the story’s plot had a nice flow to it and kept the story moving, the theme hit me harder because that’s what the focus of the story was, and the author gave some interesting ways of making inanimate objects come to life and have an effect on the plot.
Living in a pleasant house with a nice garden and servants, Hester and her family are quite well off. Even so, Hester feels unsatisfied with her current status as her neighbors live a life of higher class that she cannot meet due to her family’s income. This unsatisfaction results in a never ending greed for wealth as she became obsessed with materialistic wealth because it made her feel more rich. Her
Revenge can be a horrible emotion; it can sometimes lead people to do horrible things. By definition, Revenge means to get retribution for a wrongdoing done to you. In my opinion, revenge is mostly caused by fear and the overwhelming feeling of payback Throughout history, revenge, or vengeance, has been altered by several cultures and religions, and even the American culture. Though it often leads one to perform criminal acts, Howard argues that it is a necessary component in the functioning of society. He points out that revenge is a threat that acts as a disincentive to undeserved violence.
Othello’s search for justice ultimately brought upon the destruction to not only himself but to those around him. Led by “honest Iago” to believe Desdemona has cuckolded him, he lets himself be the judge and jury of her alleged infidelity, and finally executes her with his bare hands . It is truly ironic when Othello says that it is “My life upon her faith!” (1.3.335) , when in fact it is her life upon his faith . In a sense, its romantic , even poetic how much trust he places on her faithfulness to him, yet there is a underlying hint of desperation of overwhelming importance for her to be chaste for him to function .
As true in all aspects of life too much of one thing is bad. Greed and ambition are often confused, but “the difference between greed and ambition may simply be one of emphasis, with greed being reductive and destructive, and ambition expansive and adaptive”(Burton Psychology). Having ambition is good, but what one uses it for will can sour the trait. This a evident especially when desire takes over and the want for something desperately makes one behave out of character. Robbery, illegal organ donations or stealing children are seen all through the country in the news, the corrupt desires met with ambition leading to outrageous out of character behavior.
When they were already at the secret place, Montresor masked Fortunato alive. The irony is that the story changed a day of celebration to murder. The important point to the story is the anticipation that foretells a sense of intuition, which Poe’s usage of eloquent words and images that construct a setting that is matching to the story 's ominous plot. The story portrays how revenge is bittersweet, which shows that revenge is rarely as satisfying as we anticipate and often leaves the retaliator less content in the long run.
In this passage, after all the incidents relating the treasure, Tom and Huck still want to find it. Even after, Injun Joe killed a man for the treasure and Tom and Huck were almost killed for it. The character’s greed has led them to make many wrong decisions, it is in the human nature to be greedy. Moreover, Twain shows that greed manipulates humans to make conclusions that affect other characters and that might not be a smart choice. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, was a book with many themes.
Sin’s Perpetrator and Victim Human desire knows no bounds; everyone thirsts for something. Some thirst for power, some for wealth, and others for truth. This thirst is a driving factor for most actions, but it is not always for the best. Nowhere else are the dangers of wanting more prevalent than in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The underlying premise of the play is that one’s own ambition can end up destroying him/her and creating unintended chaos.
The first example of this is seen through the story of Cain and Able. Cain was jealous because Able’s offering was accepted but his was not, which led to Cain murdering Able. Human relationships are meant for pushing each other to becoming more like
In both The Veldt and The Pedestrian it shows readers that life can be very difficult at times. As the story continues stuff happens, more advanced machines are being invented and in one story (The Veldt) the kids start to get very attached and don't care about family and work like they once did. To begin with, in The Veldt the parents gave them everything they wanted, some may say they spoiled their children. They would do anything to get what they wanted and to keep this nursery open. In one part it says ¨I sensed that you had spoiled your children more than most.
There are a variety of sins committed in the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Much of the conflict is caused by different levels of lust, envy, greed, and wrath. However, the most prevalent of all sins that keeps showing up throughout the work is pride. The character of the play that shows most pride is the main protagonist, Hamlet.
Greed can be a good thing if it is used for the right reasons. For example, greed can be the key that leads to success. If a person wants to achieve recognition, they’ll go extreme measures to make it happen such as inventing something, excelling in their studies, or even being the best. However, in most cases, greed can lead to disaster. Having the desire to obtain something a person already possesses is selfish.
Greed is inherent in humanity; this desire for material wealth has pervaded society despite the negative consequences. This greed and its effects ran rampant in 1920s America, as evidenced by the events portrayed in These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich and performed at the Barnum Studio Theatre, a true story about four women who suffer because of the greed of a large corporation. This struggle for wealth is also exemplified in the corruption of those hired to enforce Prohibition during this time, letting many illegal and even deadly bottles of alcohol into the lives of the average American. As the play These Shining Lives and American Prohibition shows, America in the 1920s was not just a time for empowerment of women and lavish parties, but a time filled with greed and corruption, and these struggles for wealth were not harmless, for they caused the deaths of many Americans. Women during the 1920s had more rights than ever before; they had the right to vote and many were breaking free from the social expectations that the man of the house works while the woman stays at home and takes care of the children.