The narrator of the play states “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and the honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters any way he could.” (Act I) The Nurses were involved with Thomas’s brother-in-law not becoming minister of Salem. He also sides with his wife Ann after she accuses Rebecca Nurse. The families aren’t exactly the best of friends. Mr. Putnam is extremely greedy, and accuses people of witchcraft so he can buy their land later. By only looking out for himself and his money, he’s constantly seeking revenge.
“You cannot be my father Odysseus! Meddling spirits conceived this trick to twist the knife in me!” (295). Clearly, his time spent among the suitors had influenced him to distrust the words of others. When Odysseus proves that he is his father, they reunite and weep until sundown. Normally, it is peculiar to immediately trust a person after a few sentences of proof, much less share a plan together.
Society’s values influence people to construct their personal mores around them, and those who do not are not accepted by society. In our society, those who have well-paying careers are valued above those who do not. So when McCandless decided against following the path society expects him to, his parents were upset. “Chris informed his parents that he had no intention of going to college. When Walt and Billie suggested that he needed a college degree to attain a fulfilling career, Chris answered that careers were demeaning ‘twentieth-century inventions,’ more of a liability than an asset, and that he would do fine without one, thank you” (114).
What a moment." (Pg 153) I disliked the fact that Theo dissed the girl just because his friend wouldn 't like it. "He wasn 't exactly looking for a girlfriend, and besides, April would be devastated if he began chasing a flirt like Hallie." (Pg 153) I also liked that the Boone 's were intelligent enough to dance around the illegal immigrant thing, save the trial, save Roberto, and give Julio 's family a home. "He explained that his parents were offering the deal of a lifetime.
This could easily be proven by quoting what his sister, Carine, states about him in chapter seven. “Her son, the teenage Tolstoyan, believed that wealth was shameful, corrupting, inherently evil..”. This clearly shows that if McCandless did not appreciate wealth then the fact of people basing their happiness on wealth would discomfort him as well. Another example which sets the point a bit more clear would be when Krakauer states “ they didn’t flaunt their modest wealth, but they bought nice clothes, some jewelry for Billie, a Cadillac. Eventually, they purchased the townhouse on the bay and the sailboat.
This was shown in the passage when he said, “Equad, I'll charge 4”! Tom saying that demonstrates the more money he charges the more money he gets. He was also motivated by his wife disappearing. When she was alive he rejected the devils offer, but when she disappeared he went on ahead with the offer. His lack of affection and greed was clear when he went to look for his wife and said, “We will endeavor to do without that women” and “Cultivate
On the contrary, in Chapter 24-28, the Duke and the King’s attempt to con the Wilks family in order to get their wealth is hardly justifiable due to the fact that the sole reason was to benefit themselves at the cost of the innocents. Although the King tried to justify his con by saying that Mary Jane, Susan, and Joanna will have enough to live off of, his scheme to take money and property away from the rightful owner clearly harms the Wilks. Huck knew their con was different from some of his own
Had they not been oblivious in the first place they may have seen the difference in their replacement body parts. At the inn again, when the parts are unavailable the men demand reparations for their loss. This plays into the third character trait of inattention, for they were oblivious to the change in body parts when putting them on and then they heedlessly thought money would fix everything and was worth threatening the livelihood of the inn keeper. For anyone who has ever bought a lottery ticket, or answered the question “What would you do for a million dollars?” the money received by the three surgeons may sound like a happy ending. The ending is not so happy for the inn keeper who had to take the blame and the cat who suffered the consequences of being an innocent bystander.
As the novel progresses, Nick becomes friends with a man named Gatsby, who is viewed as a mysterious figure to outsiders. Nick finds out his second cousin once removed, Daisy was once in love with Gatsby. Unfortunately for Gatsby, Daisy was more focused on money and the social power, so when he went to war, she did not wait for him, and instead married Tom Buchanan who had lots of “old” money. This shows the moral decay of society because Daisy left a man she loved (Gatsby) because she could not wait for him and he did not have the money. The name Daisy itself shows moral decay because in the novel the color yellow symbolizes moral decay.
Chekhov makes Colonel against Sasha: “Suppose we were to forgive him and pay the money. You know he would not give up leading a dissipated life, squandering money, making debts, going to our tailors and ordering suits in our names! Can you guarantee that this will be his last prank? As far as I am concerned, I have no faith whatever in his reforming” (Chekhov 4). The colonel maybe unsympathetic for Sasha, but he is also concerned with conventions and family honor.