Theme Of Greed

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The Injustice of Greed “Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer”- Julian Casablancas. In an ancient world composed of greed, selfishness and abusive power, injustice becomes consistent throughout history. An ambiguous history, composed of debatable situations, that prove mankind deserves a quintessence of it own selfish actions. Not to mention, rising supreme nations grappling for substandard people and raw materials. From the Portuguese enslavement of the people of the Congo to European nations, ‘Scrambling for Africa’, in hopes of harnessing resources for self-serving means of profit. This obsessive desire manifests itself in the novel, The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Both authors write about the greed of higher supremacy. Sinclair’s characters, abused by the power of greed led by selfish men, face injustice in a corrupt system that prohibits the attainment of the American Dream. Similarly, Thomas Jefferson challenges the abuse of power and conveys the…show more content…
all men are created equal... endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”(Jefferson). In order to avoid renouncing the correlation between unalienable rights and the American Dream, the primary understanding of their preservation becomes necessary such as the right of the consent of the governed to abolish or change it and establish a new government in its place (Declaration of Independence). Correspondingly, the workers’ rights violation in The Jungle sought alleviation through the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. Moreover the Socialist movement encouraged the working class “to [do their] share, and live[d] upon the vision of the " good time coming," when the working-class should go to the polls and seize the powers of government, and put an end to private property in the means of production”(CH 29
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