Bombing his own men and planes was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach, and it looked like the end for him. … Milo was all washed up until he opened his books to the public and disclosed the tremendous profit he had made. (Joseph Heller, 243 ) This quote outlines Milo's greed as he went so far as to endanger his squad mates'
And “no longer was it Death those fellows sought,...” (Chaucer 194) The three are deceived by Death and then outsmarted by whom they were trying to out-wit. An old man told them that if they followed the path they would find death, what they did not know that it would be their own death that they discovered. The old man is a personified symbol of death, and the money is the motif of their death.
After the rebellion the James brothers teamed up with Bloody Bill’s Gang and Robert Ford's Gang. Together, they went and tried to rob a man on his stagecoach, but they accidentally killed two innocent people, thus the people creating a reward for their gangs, dead or alive. (Biography.com 1) Jesse (By himself), stole over two hundred thousand dollars in total. While teamed up, Jesse proclaimed that he was a “Modern Robin Hood” by giving what they stole to the poor. (Pbs.org
At the Glenrowan station, Ned tried to derail the train tracks to send all the innocent police men crashing for doing their duty. At the shoot off of the event Ned put lots of people in danger from the gun fire that was meant for him. Many people got badly wounded and even died. No wonder most people thought he was dreadful. The most brutal and horrific crime that Ned ever committed was the murder of three men.
He then launches into a long tangent of how gluttony and drunkenness are the roots of all sin. He then continues to tell of three drunkards in a tavern, who looked outside on a funeral knell to see a corpse being carried down the street. One of them sends a slave to see who the corpse was only to find out that he was an old companion of his whose heart was smashed by a stealthy thief named Death. The three drunkards became rioters as they decide to avenge their dead companion by destroying Death. After walking for about half a mile, the threesome ran into a pitiful old man who had been waiting for Death to come to take his heart.
After he was released from the police. He displays his furious mindset when he was released from the police station: “If he were able … razed the entire police station and eliminated their family”(Ha Jin 191). Disgusted by city of Muji, Mr Chiu finds that spreading the disease to kill innocent people is the only way to payback: “If only I could kill all the bastards!”(Ha Jin 191). Realizing the teacher’s intent of going to multiple restaurants just to barely eating any food, Fenjin descrives his teacher’s action to be ‘ugly’: “For the first time Fenjin thought of Mr. Chiu as an ugly man”(Ha Jin 192).
The author does this by building up different persepctives throughout the story that show how Skidmore is. In all seriousness we can basically conlude that Skidmore di infact kill his brother, and he did it because of jealously. He also did it because he despised his brother for chewing bubble gum. And lastly he killed him with a pretzel, cause it can be assumed that Skidmore wanted everything that his brother
First and foremost, Lena leaving Joe for Spunk immediately sets the two men apart, further strengthening Spunk’s position as the ultimate male authority while also invoking imagery of Joe being a pathetic powerless man. Secondly, Joe’s acceptance of the situation and the public humiliation of getting his wife stolen puts him in a submissive position. Finally, when the townspeople work Joe up enough for him to stand up for himself and attempt to murder Spunk and claim his wife, he ends up getting killed. Unlike Spunk who is big and reeks of masculinity and authority, Joe hunches and twitches nervously, making him a weaker and submissive character. Moreso, using his masculine authority, Spunk is shown as a man who takes what he wants.
For example, Milkman, the main character of the novel possesses a great desire to make a living for himself, discover treasure, and get girls, but his will leads to a great tragedy between him and his girlfriend Hagar, as “He lay there as still as the morning light, and sucked the world's energy up into his own will. And willed her dead. Either she will kill me or she will drop dead” (Morrison 129). Just as Milkman once willed to be with Hagar, his conscience backfires and produces great conflict as Hagar tries to kill him with a knife. Just like someone may create a “will” to pass on their financial assets after their death, Hagar is merely a “will” to Milkman, a temporary asset that he finds no long-term investment in.
The love of money is the root of all evil. Sharing the tale of money, greed, and how it's evil is ironic for the Pardoner. Avarice is the true root of evil. The Pardoner starts off his talent by saying a Latin phrase that makes him seem ironic to tell this tale.