He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother. He is not helping Doodle out of compassion but because it is more convenient in the long run. However he can not abandoned Doodle quick enough when Doodle fails his expectations. Ambition can be valuable but ambition is most valuable in the face of adversity. If the narrator had handled his disappointment in Doodle with poise his brother would not be dead.
Trusts, or large monopolies, were corporations that combined and lowered their prices to drive competitors out of the business. This infuriated many americans at that time because it allowed such a small number of people to become wealthy, or even successful at all. When Theodore Roosevelt became president, he sympathized with workers unlike most of the presidents in the past who usually tried to help the corporations. As illustrated in Document A, Roosevelt wanted to hunt down the bad trusts ad put a leash on the good ones in order to regulate them. However, it only had a limited effect because the government was unable to control the activity of banks and railroads which were two of the most powerful industries in the world.
Redford McAlister was nicknamed by the media as the ‘“Casino Chief,’ the one responsible for bringing his tribe into the twentieth century” because he was thought to have given away millions to his community from the profits of the casino (Howe chapter 3). Due to these sensationalist headlines, the Choctaws were perceived to be extremely prosperous, but it was not the case since many of the profits were taken from the Choctaw nation through the corruption of upper Choctaw officials such as Redford McAlister (Howe chapter 3). The Choctaw’s wealth was produced from rumors which have become stereotypes about Native Americans. While it might be true that one Choctaw person has come to benefit from the wealth offered by the casino it is not true for the other members of the Choctaw nation. Howe seeks to fix these stereotypes through pointing out these errors in assumptions and educating her readers about the effects that their stereotypes may have on a specific society (Shaawano).
Rockefeller was also one of the most successful wealthy Gilded Age entrepreneurs. Although Rockefeller did make a name for himself in the oil industry,supplying the U.S with oil, and creating the Standard Oil Company;his road to power was paved with the pain and suffering of others due to his malicious behavior. He should be remembered as a Robber Baron because of his attempts at monopoly, malicious behavior to those who stood in his way, and especially the treatment of his workers in order to get the wealth he desired. J.D. Rockefeller used tactics such as vertical integration, using rebates to transport his oil for cheaper prices, and using ruthless methods to eliminate the competition.
The man attempts to make a stoic retreat, planning to seek revenge upon an old enemy of his and earn his living that way. After realizing the immense amount of money that he has obtained from this transaction Elie reflects that he was happy but also felt “an emptiness that [he] did not feel more glad” and was concerned that his feeling of joy was false (deWitt 162). He spends a ludicrous amount of money on a meal he bitterly deems below average. Journalist Jennifer Horton would validate this anticlimactically feeling that Elie experiences. In her article Can Money Buy Happiness she states that achievement in a person’s workplace such as a raise or the completion of a piece of work is the culprit behind happiness, not the extra money it drags in.
For a good amount of his life, he has been concerned about how to become wealthy. Now that he is, it will be hard for him to adjust. Although he would be great at the business aspect of being a wealthy Virginia landowner, he wouldn’t be good at the social obligations. Franklin preached that one should “[cut] off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention [and] make the execution of that same plan [one’s] sole study and business”. However, as an aristocrat, it seems that the primary goal is to maintain appearances.
He does this while satisfying his drinking habit. He believes that Huck being “his” gives him a right to take his earnings. Another example of greed through the book is found in chapter 18. Buck finds Huck and wants to shoot him. This is because he is afraid Huck will end up taking his precious time.
Tom may also be jealous of they way Gatsby became rich because of the way he explains to Gatsby “You can buy anything at a drug store nowadays.” In this quote Tom could be saying how Gatsby could have became rich so easily by running a drug store meanwhile he could of worked harder to get where he is today. He also seems to be jealous of Gatsby because despite having his own car Tom seemed to have to show off by taking Gatsby’s car and saying to Daisy “come on Daisy I’ll take you in this circus car.” Tom wouldn’t make these remarks if he wasn’t jealous. The difference with Gatsby is that he is not
On one hand, Gatsby gains enormous wealth through his own effort from the bottom of the society, which could be regarded as “the great” from a practical perspective in his guests’ eyes. However, in the end, his success becomes just an illusion. His ultimate dream—Daisy’s love –cannot be gained even if he is that wealthy, and his tragic death indicates that “the greatness” of his striving is easy to be destroyed. On the other hand, “the great” also reveals that Gatsby used to be a great figure in his numerous guests’ eyes, when he is able to hold glamorous parties every week. However, ironically, eventually he is just a nobody that none of his friends except Nick care after his death.
The narrator states "His family were enormously wealthy, even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach-but now he'd left Chicago and come East in a fashion that rather took your breath away: for instance, he brought down a string of polo ponies from Lake Forest." Daisy chose to marry Tom because of his wealth and power. Fitzgerald writes "There was a wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position and Daisy was flattered." He could offer Daisy prestige in addition to all the old money one could dream of. Gatsby had made his money by illegal means.
Lennie cares about George. Lennie always wanted to be with George because, he needed a companion, but he may have trusted him a bit too much. “I turn to Lennie and say jump in and he jumps, couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned. "(Steinbeck, 40) Lennie is dumb, but listens to George because he trusts him and Lennie gets hurt and doesn’t get mad at George.
The hunger artist lets his pride get in the way of people liking him and his attraction, which is him fasting. In the story it states, “... people became interested in other amusements, and were revolted by professional fasting. The hunger artist could not change jobs…” ( Crumb
The era that makes this possible, and gives America the potential to be a great country, is the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was the era that destroyed many things that the big industrialist liked having (i.e. monopolies) (Whitehead, 2016). The changes in the Progressive Era were not a result of the big industrialist changing their minds, because they like having things that were latter banned in the Progressive Era. The robber barons got rich by cheating the poor people who were either their worker or their customer.
The American Dream, the idea that lures in thousands of foreigners into the Uniteds States yearly. The hopes of second chances, profound prosperity, success by hard work and new beginnings. In the Grapes of Wrath by John Stainflied and The jungle by Uptown Sinclair, both families in t his book are not exception. Soon, these immigrants learn the disastrous effects of being “ lower class” under the rich, the government and the landowners. Both themes___ the idea that the most damage was not done by those of authority, but in reality the most damage both families suffered was their own inclination to exploit one another and corrupt themselves in time of difficulty.
Hopely, that will force people who are already stealing from taxpayers to simply pay like the rest of us. Finally, there will be a Constitutional law protecting the American people from the clutches of greedy multi-billion dollar companies fixated on only gaining a profit. The days of giving jobs that would normally be given to foreigners given to American people will create more jobs and generate more money at the bottom for lower class citizen. This should be the 28th Amendment, an amendment protecting Americans, creating more jobs, and enforcing the rules and regulations already set by men before