In contrast, Myrtle who has the same aspirations as Gatsby, exhibits impure intentions. She wants to achieve her goals of becoming a wealthy, elite member of society, purely to feed her selfish, eager desires, at the cost of her husbands’ sanity. This is what removes any sympathy a person may have had for Myrtle. She is depicted as a silly imbecile who cheats her way out her marriage and into her
This shows us that Gatsby's involvement with bootlegging as well as other illegal business causes him to be engulfed with greed and power which distracting him from his main goal of winning daisy back. This all shows us that wealth can change and corrupt individuals and put them in a disillusionment no matter where they came from or why they wish to obtain it. In the end Fitzgerald says that obtaining wealth is a part of life that can change and most of the time destroy the moral dignities of man and give him a selfish and corrupted view of the world as if wealth was a disease upon the minds of men.
But as Trina started to cut down on his expenses, he became angered. It’s hard to having enough to get by, then having so much money that you are not sure what to do with, then having to cut down after being use to having the finest of things. In conclusion, the most obvious theme in the novel McTeauge is the nature of greed. The characters have greed when it comes down to money and power. It is fascinating how a book can show realistically how gaining money or power can change the nicest people into the greedest most selfish people.
Tom has an open relationship while married to Daisy with a mistress and attempts to make Daisy jealous through his love to Myrtle. Gatsby fabricates a false reality of wealth in order to love Daisy but his love is ultimately masked by greed. Gatsby began to realize that his love for Daisy was no longer existed and that it had been replaced with greed. Gatsby began to have a faint doubt in his happiness and realized that everything associated with Daisy even her voice was correlated with wealth.
We have all heard of the saying “There is more than meets the eye”, personally theorizing that there may be a hidden meaning behind a person’s initial appearance. Lying and deceiving others are common in society, and many individuals disguise their true intentions. In Othello, Iago is no different from those individuals. While portraying a faithful and trustworthy friend, deep down Iago is a manipulative, misleading and dishonest villain. From the beginning, Iago creates a strategic game plan by undermining everyone in their weaknesses as a way of revenge.
Therefore there is not a single person happy for Kino and Juana; instead the town reproaches their wealth and out of pure jealousy, which is born out of their love and lust for money, the towns’ people commit many undignified acts. Out of blind love for money a group of persons is capable of destroying... ... middle of paper ... ...l evil, which can cause serious problems. The characters choose what actions to take and what decisions to make, thus some could argue that people are the root of all evil. Even though the characters are aware of what they are doing, it is still the love of money that drives the characters to commit the evil actions, as is shown by the narrator when he states, “that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more” (25). Loving money in many cases means being driven into breaking rules and consequently the outcome of loving money is evil.
A public with a truthful knowledge of what criminals have been doing will become paranoid beyond belief. They become defensive and suspicious of every person. That is how the truth can make you a prisoner of your own devising. Also, when this harmful conspiracy in the higher levels of society becomes known, then a little truth can cause a lot of harm. The issues that the government deals with are of such great consequence that, they will have to make unpopular decisions and even make unscrupulous deals and from the products of this practice, the public in turn will cause an unparalleled uproar that would tear the fabric that holds a society together, if they knew the truth.
Betraying and lying have become the root of all evil today. People have made it an everyday thing to lie and betray people just because they like to see people broken in misery. People also lie and betray people because of jealousy they may have towards them. The tragedy of Othello explains why some people are not trustworthy. Just because some people feel like they are miserable, they try everything in their power to make the other individual miserable as well.
In edition these authors use characters, particularly Jack and Macbeth, as examples of man’s self-corruption by letting our natural greedy self-centred self’s come through. Through their works it is shown, likewise their belief that if everybody revealed their true natures, the world would tear itself apart by the unconscious want for power that man will stop at nothing to get. Nevertheless in this game of survival, dishonorable tactics are used to climb the ladder swiftly with the deep craving of attaining the pinnacle of power. On the other hand, and perhaps more importantly evil is also revealed by the telling actions of the characters. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph, the nobler of the two leaders on the island, has the conch, which symbolizes power.
Human eyes are often deceived by appearance and conversation. People get seduced to what they want to hear rather than knowing the truth. Jealousy can affect people in many different ways, sometimes in a good way, and also sometimes in a bad way. Jealousy is a misunderstanding with negative thoughts and feelings over loss of something of a great personal value. Jealousy tends to bring out the worst in society.