Amir thinks if he can get Hassan to hit him back, it would stop the guilt, Hassan who is so loyal wouldn't hurt him. Amir finally did the worst possible thing to Hassan and his father Ali, trying to get them fired Amir, “lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghan bills under it” (104). He betrayed Hassan and Ali, the two people who cared about him the most, and the two people he himself cared about the most. Amir is a coward and even though one would feel bad for him, he did things that couldn't be forgiven. Although he just wants his father’s love which readers can understand, it gave him no right to do any of these things to Hassan and
Comparatively, Jim is constantly disliked because of his race. When Jim runs away, there is a reward to find him and others are determined to find him for the money. Also, after Jim helps the doctor, he explains to the men at Aunt Sally’s house that a slave helped him and should be worth a thousand dollars, even after he did a superior task. However, Jim is not discerned as Christ-like figure because he superstitious, such as when he knows it is going to rain when birds fly by.
With his beginning wish, Mr.White acquired “ill-gotten gains” from the Monkey’s paw (Jacobs 3). He didn’t actually need the money but still thought he could unfairly accumulate the two hundred pounds. This also represent how after he tried to get free money, he ended up having to face consequences. After Mr.White declared his wish, he claimed that “‘it twisted in my hands like a snake,’” (Jacobs 3). This symbolizes how with the wish, he was “twisting” his own fate much like how the paw twisted.
He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son. Denial through himself is the hardest fight to win, and Brick is losing. He denies himself for the sake of others trying to please everyone around him instead of taking it and making himself happy. He does not want to feel the disappointment through his family, and he does not want to break Maggie 's heart. All the denial makes life harder than what it should be, and makes one and more people unhappy.
The Devil told Tom about how he could receive money that Kidd the Pirate buried in the swamp. Tom went home to discuss with his wife about the money, but he refused to bargain with the Devil just to make her happy. His wife was so greedy that she set off to deal with the Devil herself. Tom waited days, but never saw her again.This made Tom very happy and he felt that the Devil had done him a favor, so he decided that he would make the deal after all. He wanted to earn the money being employed by the Devil, so he became a broker that would charge insane amounts of money.
While the duke and the dauphin and lying about their identity, they are gaining money through this. The readers know they don’t deserve that money. It also evokes aggravation because the people of that town and the Wilks girls are gullible enough to believe that the duke and the dauphin are Peter Wilks’ brother with no proof to prove that. This is used to satirize how people easily believed anything with no proof and did not question. In Death of a Salesman, after many years of struggling to pay for all the bills, Willy decides to commit suicide because he wanted the insurance money to be given to Biff, his son but at his funeral, the readers find out: "I made the last payment on the house today.Today, dear.
These three characters became greedy after each of them wanted to do something different with the pearl. The doctor wanted to keep the pearl in his safe, probably knowing it was valuable. Kino wanted to keep the pearl whether or not it was bringing evil to his family. Finally, the pearl buyer was attempting to convince Kino that the pearl was worthless and they tried getting the pearl for less money than it was actually worth. Overall, three literary devices were used to describe the greediness of three different characters.
Because both Daisy and Myrtle care about money more than anything else, they are willing to take risks in a relationship to receive it. The conflicts between Gatsby and Tom that they face with characters continue to prove how money should not influence who you chose to
Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker” shows how one's morals may be blinded by greed, temptations, and hypocrisy. Greed blinded Tom’s morals because he wanted money and power and would do anything for it. This is shown in the story when it says Tom leaped with joy because Tom found his wife’s apron and thought it had valuables in it. This shows that Tom cared more about money than he cared about his own wife’s safety and life. Another thing that blinds Tom from his morals is temptations.
Giving him that money pissed me off. I was mad at myself but even madder at Dad. He knew I had a soft spot for him the way no one else in the family did, and he was taking advantage of it” (209). Although getting played by her father, Jeannette learns a valuable lesson about managing money and how to be strong. We see in the end of the book that almost