The author portrayed the banker as a foolish and greedy man, and since Chekhov characterized him as static, he never changed. His inability to alter his ways resulted in him making an extraordinarily rash bet and later on him wanting to kill a man in cold blood. “That is not true! I bet you two million that you wouldn’t even last five years in a cell on your own” (Chekhov 960). In this quote the banker bet two million ruble on a wager made in less than two minutes; he never stopped to think about things in the long term.
He throws lavish parties for countless people, yet he has no real friends. He buys very expensive things and entertains large groups of society because of his desire for something greater. He is so blinded by his luxurious possessions that he does not see that money cannot buy love or happiness. Although Nick realizes that Gatsby is involved in secret business dealings and he is fixated on money, he is a good, loyal man at heart. Before Gatsby dies Nick says “They’re a rotten crowd.... You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together” (Fitzgerald 162).
Collective Brain power and great knowledge of the business made Jordan Belfort a very successful CEO. One of the most significant quotes in the movie was: “never let the investor roll-out with the money after a hit investment, instead keep him preoccupied with new sales, while the broker makes off with the commission”. This tactic has made not only Jordan rich, but everyone who was working for him at that time. Jordan has provi... ... middle of paper ... ...ot better then you are at making money. In the movie Jordan wasn’t very pleased with the work ethics he say at the office which sold penny stocks, everyone was laid back and there was barely any productivity going on, which was one of the reasons he wanted to start his own company.
Vegas casinos are the winners, and the players don’t stand a chance. The bosses give the orders and the front man do all the work, all the bosses care about is only making money. The best insurance policy that these men can do is to keep th... ... middle of paper ... ...ernment officials, and angry mob bosses pick apart each other piece by piece. Sam played by the rules and kept a low-key profile while Ginger and Nicky allowed power and greed to take over. They lied, cheat, and stole to get to the top, they didn’t care who they threw under the bus all that was important was fulfilling there extravagant lifestyles of wealth and power.
The characters living in the eggs are very prone to corruption because it is all around them. Living lavish lifestyles allows them to bend the rules of society and play the game of life in anyway that they please. Of course, this kind of freedom comes with a high price, often the result of the corruption of these freedoms. Tom is able to get away with the corrupt act of adultery throughout the story, but it comes with a price that doesn’t realize. When Daisy is on the verge of breaking things off with him to go to Gatsby, he says, "And what's more, I love Daisy too.
These work in parallel and come together as part of the same society: the wealthy upper class. Straight away we see this as being a contradiction, as the glittering surface impression of these wealthy people conceals their true nature as an immoral, careless and unsympathetic society. This novel clearly does move on two levels. The author enables us to look into the different worlds of money and romance (and whether or not they can exist together), as it is not only a story of superficial richness, but also of lost love and the use of wealth to regain it. These themes alone are a contrast, as money is a matter of the mind and love a matter of the heart.
Once he reached the top, no expense was too much, and he actively sought the attention from his peers for his style of living. Belfort’s personality was excessively grandiose and eccentric, revealing a sort of maladaptive manner in dealing ... ... middle of paper ... ...r as restitution for the victims of the pump and dump scheme (Haglund, 2013). Though it may be easy to blame Wall Street culture for sucking him into a lifestyle of drugs, sex and money, it is probably just as equally the fault of Belfort’s personality. He was the right type of person who could thrive in this immoral environment without feeling empathy for those he was affecting. His extrovert personality made him a fantastic salesman, however it also made him susceptible to getting into trouble whether it was with drugs, or sinking his yacht.
Wall Street in the 1980s had big competition among the brokers to make money in legal and illegal ways. Although, making money was easy and quick, but nothing can compare to Bud’s guilty feelings. Bud causes loss of jobs and destroying companies over his greediness. At the end, Gekko, Bud, and others all went to prison for what they did. The greatest lesson in the movie was losing morals for a short time only can have many negatives for a long time.
DiCaprio does an excellent job playing a money hungry stock broker who’s first goal in life is to be successful. To the outside world, Belfort is living the American dream; a beautiful spouse, sports cars galore, a palace for a house, and even a luxurious yacht. However, behind the scenes lies a darker side, as he struggles to omit temptations of sex, drugs, tax evasion, fraud, and eventually has to deal with the FBI. DiCaprio is positively mesmerizing in this role, proving that he is even better at playing a rascal who is all about the money and power than a romantic. In addition, there is a very strong support from Jonah Hill throughout the movie.
Though corrupt and often illegal, people will still chase after the American dream at all costs. For instance, when Jordan is first exposed of his wrongdoings in Forbes, he doesn’t lose business, instead, hundreds of money-hungry ivy league graduates try to come work for him. Likewise, when Jordan meets his future business partner and co-founder Donnie Azoff, played by Jonah Hill, he promises to quit his minimum salary job if Jordan shows him a paystub of how much he makes. In an article published by Andrew DeYoung, Jordan is depicted as an addict, which represents most of the upper class, too. “If Wolf has anything to say about the way we live now, it is precisely that our economy has become a form of addiction,” he says.