Yes, he was. He was drunk, but he was Julian, drunk or not, and that was more than anyone else was. That was what everyone else was not.” (O’Hara) Throughout the novel, English appears to always have problems with alcohol, however, they start to get out of control. He starts drinking and drinking and drinking, hurting people’s feelings and still not caring until too much damage is done. O’Hara illustrates this in the first chapter, when Julian’s swift decline begins.
Furthermore, Christopher Columbus was a very greedy man that only wanted to be rich and famous. He later got arrested for his greed and immorality and taken back to Spain. Christopher Columbus day is insulting to many American Indians and many native-born Americans. Many Americans oppose Christopher Columbus day. Columbus’ expeditions set in motion the worldwide transfer of people, plants, animals, diseases, and cultures that greatly affected nearly every society on the planet.
“He looked more helpless than ever, and annoyed, and deeply hurt.” With the narrator consistently belittling Sonny’s dreams, he drifts from his family. Sonny’s family also has a strong hatred for white people. Even the narrator's family has been impacted: the narrator's mother describes how the death of the narrator's uncle led his father to harbor a smoldering rage against white men. There uncle was killed when a car full of white drunk men came at him trying to scare him but the uncle was drunk too. So by the time he jumped he jumped too late and got ran over and the car never stopped.
But the narrator’s personality completely changes and take a turn for the worse. The narrator confesses that the change in his character is due to an excessive amount of alcohol and that with every day his disease grows worse. He becomes aggressive and starts to beat his wife and his animals. But we get our first glimpse at the narrator’s schizophrenia when he finally snaps and cuts out one of his cat’s eye. He experiences feelings of remorse and horror after but describes these feeling as feeble and soon continued with his wayward ways.
Joseph Stalin acted tyrannically towards civilians of the USSR and made dreadful decisions that negatively affected many. Stalin’s paranoia was the root of the negative decisions he made. Joseph Stalin’s childhood contains: “violent outbursts following alcohol intoxication, generally from the father and aimed at both mother and child [...] it is plausible to argue that Stalin’s violent tendencies developed as a result of his father’s behavior; paranoia is said to oftentimes enter within a maladaptive relationship with the father” (Marina 4). With Joseph Stalin’s father being so violent to him and his mother,
Greed and Power Leads to Violence Macbeth, a tragic play by the author William Shakespeare, tells a story of a man who becomes greedy, hungry for power, and desires to take control of Scotland’s throne. Shakespeare employs many themes into his work such as greed, power, control, fate, and loyalty; however, one theme that is prevalent to Shakespeare's audience is violence. Bloodshed is rampant and acts of violence dominate the play’s storyline. Illustrating how greed for power leads to violence. Macbeth is officially a violent and it exemplifies this through out the play.
Macbeth has plenty of fatal flaws that contribute to his “Tragic Hero” character. For one, he is exceedingly greedy and power hungry. This contributes to his motivation to kill the characters needed for him to rise up the power hierarchy. However, this fatal flaw also contributes to his tragic downfall at the end of Macbeth. Another fatal flaw Macbeth has would be the fact that Macbeth is very gullible.
The novel frequently referenced instances where Tom lashes out due to pure rage combined with alcohol abuse. Tom is described as a drunk, and often allows himself to consume more alcohol than the average person. As Tom is naturally a confrontational person, it never bodes well for him to be intoxicated in the presence of others. For instance, during a small altercation with his lover, Myrtle Wilson, Tom punches her in a jealous fit of anger, breaking her nose. A similar event occurs later in the book with his wife, Daisy, although the cause of the fight is unclear.