Iago’s greed leads him to losing his morals and who he truly is. Iago uses Roderigo for his money and abuses their friendship for financial gain. The only thing Iago actually cares about is finding ways to manipulate people that would benefit him. If this was not his motivation, then he would not have had to deceive people and lie to them to get things to work out in his favor. This is Shakespeare’s way of showing how valuable the sin of greed is and how much it can affect a person and how they act.
Their interactions mirror Fitzgerald’s feelings for his beloved wife and the trials and tribulations they dealt with through their complicated relationship. Daisy is fickle, shallow and bored with her life; she hides behind her wealth when her life becomes complicated instead of making life-changing decisions. Daisy and her husband Tom take their inherited wealth for granted they obtain all they desire and treat people with disrespect and maintain an elitist class. Daisy marriage to Tom provides her with security. She has everything she wants such as clothes and holidays and lives a life without worry; she attends the best shows theaters and restaurants.
At last, Baron Danglars, the last of Dantes’ enemies. Danglers are extremely greedy and conscientious in the area of his finances, to the point where he chooses money over his family. One of the more pronounced examples in when he is talking to his wife about her affair, he states, “I allow you to make me hateful, but I will prevent you from making me ridiculous; and above all, I forbid you to ruin my fortune.” (273). This clearly displays his wealth is more important than his marriage, someone with this mindset is destined to fall.
All the thematical decisions he made kept the story intriguing, and mystifying. Being tempted by something you want is not fun, but you can overcome by telling yourself that the consequences are not worth it. In the story of Anastasia, Rasputin a power envying mad man sold his soul for the power to kill the entire royal Romanov family. In the end Rasputin was killed by princess Anastasia. Temptations are scary and hard to resist, but you can do it if you have faith in yourself, and if you believe that you can overcome
His motives are purely to trick Jane into marrying him even though he is already married. It’s worse than the first lie as this is committing bigamy, which is a crime. Now it’s not all terrible. It can easy to empathize with and see Mr. Rochester’s side, as he can’t get a divorce because his wife is insane. Also, he truly loves Jane, and she loves him too, so he’s not manipulating her into marrying him.
If Oedipus believed himself to be innocent to the murder of King Laius, he would not have cared what others thought about him or ever felt saddened that he acted inappropriately or even confessed to his wrongdoings. He was ignorant as he always believed himself to be better than others and have more knowledge as well. He desired to feel superior over others, making it difficult for him to understand the correct acquisitions made to him, regarding being the murder to King Laius by Tiresias (Sophocles 37). When the revelation and the statements made by others became reality, Oedipus was consumed with shame. Oedipus’s guilt is additionally an emotion felt after realizing the trick fate had played on him.
She aligns to the belief that money can buy happiness, suggesting wealth as the sole yardstick for true contentment, which reflects the shallow practical beliefs of the Victorian society then. Furthermore, marriage then was centered around the idea of the practical benefits. Mary callously wishes that Edmund’s elder brother, Tom, would die after becoming critically ill, so that Edmund would be able to inherit the baronetcy and estate and forming a union with him would result in Mary having a share at the wealth. This very materialistic and practical mindset plagued many people then, who valued the practical advantage over love as a basis for marriage. It trivialises marriage as an institution
There were numerous factors that led to the selfish acts that Macbeth portrayed, but, in the end, he only had himself to blame. One of the most prominent themes throughout the story is that ambition can lead to greed which can be problematic. After being awarded Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth is told, by witches, that it his fate to be king one day. Instead of Macbeth allowing fate happen as it should, he took matters into his own
They say that money is the root of all evil. Gatsby's downfall definitely had to do with his finances. All of Gatsby's wealth was followed by problems that the average person would never have. Gatsby is most accountable for his own actions but there were three other people I believe play a part in his downfall. Dan Cody,Daisy,and Gatsby's parents also influenced his life negatively and caused problems in his life.
The nature of this love is negative because his love of his materialistic attitude which will only hurt himself. If one has lost friends and family, then material goods will soon mean little to nothing. In terms of romantic love, shakespeare displays Bassanio and Portia’s love as true love, Jessica and Lorenzo’s Love as young love, and Gratiano and Nerissa’s love as lustful. Finally, Antonio and Bassanio’s friendship is the strongest type of love in The Merchant of Venice. This friendship is the only relationship in the play without an ulterior
Many people are willing to go to the extent of lying about themselves to a man or a woman to impress them. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates contrasts and similarities between Gatsby and George Wilson. They are not the type of person their partner wants to marry, Gatsby made as much money as anyone could ever want but he still lacked the class that Daisy expected and required. No matter if matter if you’re wealthy or poor, if you become someone you are not others will always find out who you really are.
Choices can be bad, to worse. It is never as black and white as it may seem when it comes to choices, and for that, one cannot wish anything sour to those who chose a path that felt best in a situation. John died a hero for trying to save those falsely accused, and trying to prove that the girls were lying, though that has never been proven and is merely a theory. With that, John also died a selfish man for leaving behind his wife and children for nothing but a name. One can conclude that John can easily be assumed as a selfish hero, like many people in stories and people currently walking the earth.
Even after Bateman makes his confession, there is no repercussion for him. Society seems to see the devil inside him and eagerly accepts him for the familiarity he brings. Throughout the movie Bateman’s behavior was reinforced,even when he went out on a suicidal rampage he got off scot-free. Bateman might be a psychopath but in this world of greed and egotism there are many that are equally capable of what Bateman did, albeit in small scale. Bateman says, “There is an idea of Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction but there is no real me”.
We can see how greed starts to take root in their hearts. They both clearly had a comfortable position. We can say this because not just anyone gets to be close friends with the King and have posh titles. But their wanting more, that greed and ambition, caused them to plot and carry a hideous crime, of murdering a human being, and then lie and blame it on someone else, not saying anything for years. And yes, at the moment Macbeth felt extremely guilty, but this guilt did not move him to at least come clean and try to fix things.
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.