The Effects of Money In the passage “The Want of Money” by William Hazlitt, Hazlitt uses various rhetorical strategies to establish his perspective on money. These rhetorical strategies used offer a deeper meaning on how the lack of money affects a person’s everyday life from the way they are judged by society, how they live their daily lives, and their views on themselves internally. With the lack of money and the abundance of it comes different experiences and issues arising from its core foundations. Society often regards someone of high income with respect, love, and appreciation, but the opposite gains only suspicion, distrust, and hatred. Hazlitt explains this phenomenon by stating “it is not to have your opinion consulted or else rejected with contempt, your acquirements carped out and doubted”(Lines 6-7).
Greed for money and material things is one of the deadly sins. Chaucer frequently points this in the Pardoner’s Tale. Chaucer is use his lust for money to describe the kind of materialism. The love of money is the root of all evil. The story depicts the impact of a person’s greed for life.
In the book, Gore quotes Upton Sinclaire, who states “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” In other words, the man’s salary restricts him from not understanding the topic. An Inconvenient Truth shows that whether it be the right thing to do, if the man is not benefiting financially, he does not care. In First World nations, greed overpowers the sense of the morally right direction and overwhelms the common man’s capability to function outside of his salary’s range. Equivalently, greed for modern technology occupies Third World countries’ attention that should be focusing on their former life, the nature-centered one. Therefore, the manipulator of priorities tends to be
Franklin uses many of his ideas to try and convince people about what to follow to achieve wealth. If people continue to be lazy, poverty will catch up with them. When you start to buy things that you don’t really need, you will begin to sell what you really need the most. If you really want to know more about what wealth, try and borrow some money. This will show people that going into debt means giving other people power over your life.
An important theme in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is the corruption of morals because of wealth. It doesn’t matter if one comes from old or new money, wealth will corrupt the morality of even the humblest. The first example of wealth corrupting morals is in the indifference to infidelity between the married Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. The next example of wealth corrupting morals is seen in Jordan Baker’s actions to keep her luxurious lifestyle. Third, Jim Gatsby’s pursuit of wealth lead to the corruption of his morals.
In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby tries to create a life beyond the common one he is given. In Death of the Salesman, Loman demonstrates the obsession of money and possessions. Gatsby and Willy both demonstrate the common tendency to linger in the past and aim for an ideal goal that sacrificing themselves ultimately ends in tragedy.
Wealth Wealth is not only an abundance of valuable possessions but it's also a entity with the power to bring out distinct characteristics in people. Wealth is the cause of many conflicts in society today because some people often change their personas when they acquire wealth. This not only affects them but it also affects the people they associate themselves with. Wealth also causes change in character lifestyle, and breeds a carelessness to the lives of people who have an abundance of it. F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel, The Great Gatsby delineates the theme wealth can breed carelessness using the 3 literary devices of symbolism, irony, and imagery, to generate meaning in his Roman à clef.
Often times we associate material gain with enjoyment and fulfillment, but we fail to understand the side most affected by the uninhibited pursuit of gratification. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the wealthy do just that; they climb the steps of social class by stepping over those who are poorer. In the novel, the lower class face degradation caused by the wealthy’s selfish desire for pleasure and satisfaction. Specifically, the Valley of Ashes symbolizes Fitzgerald’s criticism for that very inconsiderate pursuit of self-gain, which creates dire consequences for the poor. Fitzgerald uses figures of speech to describe the Valley to condemn the inequality created by the wealthy’s pursuit of self-growth.
William Hazlitt, author of “On the Want of Money,” strengthens his attitude on financial matters through the grammatical strategies of forlorn and sublime diction, cataloging, and continuous syntax structure. These strategies combine to establish Hazlitt’s stance on money as an imperative component of life. The most apparent strategy used is the immense, extended sentence that Hazlitt uses to convey his thesis that money is the key to success and happiness, but not a necessity in life. This enormous sentence mimics the immense struggles that a person without money would have to endure during their lifetime. Hazlitt presents an impoverished person’s obstacles as continuous and a perpetual amount of brutality; there are no breaks for the lower