In addition, the story contains lots of symbolism, by making many objects and events as signs of things. The pearl symbolized a reward in return of his son getting stung by the scorpion. It was a reward, but he was too greedy so it brought him bad luck. Furthermore, it was contained many life lessons like not to be greedy, to care about family more than anything, and to do anything for family, because family is everything. By being so greedy, only caring about his opinions, beating his wife for saying things he disagreed with, and not accepting any offers the jewelry stores were offering brought him bad luck.
Matt does not feel accepted into society because of his background, therefore, creating a man vs. society conflict. Matt is doubting himself, and giving into society at the beginning of chapter nine saying, “It didn 't matter that Matt had excellent grades and good manners. They were both animals and thus unimportant” (85). At the end of chapter nine, Matt 's outlook on his situation changes when the narrator says, “He was in a rage to learn. He would excel, and than everyone would love him and forget that he was a clone” (91).
Satire is used by many famous writers to create humor and to criticize people’s unwise, and senseless actions. As George Orwell once said, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." (Orwell, 1945). People will always be greedy and think they are smarter than others but this is untrue. The one who thinks he is smarter or better than the other will always end up losing in life.
If everyone used their willful ignorance, they would all have a chance at survival and at the end of it all, survival was the biggest key. Sali and Burger have many disagreements on printing the dollar because Burger did not want to contribute to helping the Nazi’s. Yet Sali used the biggest advantage, “We’re alive. That’s worth a hell of a lot...Our shitty
Only getting thousand dollar bills made Spade a little frustrated and shows why he has so little trust for people. Although he did not receive the full amount of money he had been expecting, Spade had exposed his inner ego by asking Gutman for more money. this is a sign of gluttony and now that we have proven that money motivates spade and is his satisfaction. Greed, being one of the main themes of the novel, tends to infest the lives of others, making everyone greedy instead of being supportive towards one another. If characters in the book attempted to help each other find the falcon and split the profit evenly among the group, then they would have found the falcon sooner.
The colonists strived for more and now that Kino is blessed with this majestic item he is blinded by a craving to be better than his surroundings. The Pearl is causing Kino to turn into one of the men he despised in the beginning of the book. In the beginning the doctor was selfish and won 't help Coyotito unless he was well paid. This enraged Kino because all the doctor cared about was his income. When Kino was put into a position where he had that chance to change his way of life he leaped at the opportunity.
In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too.
I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog” he also regrets that he was not the one who put his dog down, he thinks that he is the one who was supposed to do it and not let anyone “stranger” do it for him. Candy explains to George what he think they will do after he is not useful anymore, “you seen what they did to my dog? They says he was no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me…” he is so lonely that he is wishing for someone to shoot him and put him out of his misery just like they did with his dog, because he has no one anymore, who will he
He also envies the celebrities because of their fortune and fame; however, he is not willing to work for it. Merchandise advertised in between the TV shows make him covet, images lust, and the news make him angry (Pynchon, 2). Nonetheless, with a rapid development of technology, a lifestyle of the Couch Potato is becoming so popular that it is not even considered to be slothful anymore. However, recognized or not, sloth produces guilt and depression (Pynchon, 1), causing a deep dissatisfaction. Even though dissatisfied, Couch Potatoes are too slothful to change, which leaves a modern society with a group of unproductive, lazy and anxious people whose number is gradually
Simon’s selflessness is best described in the line “you are good when you strive to give yourself” (Gibran) . But, “yet you are not evil when you seek gain for yourself.” At what point is the line crossed between being too egotistical? Jack and Roger obviously ignored the pressures, or “rules” that the society that they had been forgotten by to further advance themselves at a cost to others, and it eventually became a part of their life, like a game to them. We get early implications of what is to come when they abandon the smoke fire (Jack and his group) and go to hunt pigs and when Ralph asks them why they left their post, they instead give him a play by play on how they almost killed a pig. The key word there is “almost”.