Nonetheless, ruthlessly destroying the businesses and lives of many people merely for personal profit; Carnegie attained a level of dominance and wealth never before seen in American history, but was only able to obtain this through acts that were dishonest and oftentimes, illicit. Document D resentfully emphasizes the alleged capacity of the corrupt industrialists. In the picture illustrated, panic-stricken people pay acknowledgment to the lordly tycoons. Correlating to this political cartoon, in 1900, Carnegie was willing to sell his holdings of his company. During the time Morgan was manufacturing steel pipe tubing, Carnegie threatened to ruin him by invading his business if Morgan did not buy Carnegie out.
Convinced that Daisy loves him, he takes the blame. Gatsby’s of Daisy are too high and his expectations. His hopes and dreams are shattered, when Daisy and her husband suddenly disappears after the accident. Tom and Daisy they were careless people, they smashed up things and retreated back to their money, and let other people clean up the mess they had made (187-188). Heartbroken by his wife’s murder, George hunts down the owner of the yellow car.
Scott Fitzgerald, two characters, Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby suffered although different in social class appearance and gender, suffer from the inability to differentiate between illusions and reality, causing their downfalls. Myrtle and Gatsby have similar goals, but different ambitions. Gatsby wants to achieve wealth for the sole purpose of regaining his previous love interest, Daisy, where as Myrtle wants to obtain wealth for her selfish desire of status and integration into the upper class. However, they both begin their journeys to downfall when they sacrifice all morality for this wealth. Gatsby becomes a criminal, and seduces a married woman and ultimately break up her family for his own selfish goal of winning his old love back.
The main character, Raskolnikov, uses his theory of extraordinary men to justify contemplated murder. There is a sense of empowerment his character experiences with the ability to step over social boundaries. He is led to believe the killing of the pawnbroker is done for the perseverance of the greater good. It is ironic that character who is shown to be powerful in the early stages of the novel subsequently go on to show many weaknesses. Raskolnikov kills the pawnbroker ,Alena Ivanovna, not for the money or the valuables she had in her apartment.The reasoning behind Raskolnikov wanting to kill Alena is because she is immoral, who cheats the poor and considers her as a creature.
The entire scheme of ruining Othello’s life, getting his wife killed. These actions are of someone who is in a life or death situation, but no he is not. He is simply taking this huge risk without cause, because he is mentally ill. Iago could be considered one of the best manipulators in all of literature. He tricks Roderigo into giving him all of his money, he tricks him into risking his life to try to kill Cassio. He sets up this elaborate set up with Cassio inadvertently placing evidence of betrayal into Othello’s mind.
In act two, scene two (1021), Hamlet admits that he is delaying killing Claudius. “O vengeance! Why what an ass am I, this is most brave, that I, the son of a dear father murdered, prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell, must like a whore unpack my heart with words […]”. Hamle... ... middle of paper ... ...used Hamlet to finally react was after he witnessed his mother die from the poisoned wine. He was infuriated by Claudius’ conniving treachery.
It has the inescapability of the past. Nick can’t get over his past with Gatsby and everything that had happened and Gatsby can’t escape from his past and his love for Daisy it has become his life, and his obsession. There is an ambiguous theme of good vs. evil as well. The good are the poor (Gatsby) and the evil are Tom Buchanan and Daisy because they are rich and reckless. This is especially obvious when Myrtle is killed and Gatsby is blamed for her murder while the Buchanan’s do nothing but runaway letting their money win over what is morally right.
This obsession with redemption is the central theme of the film. However, the problem it presents to society is whether or not obsession in this manner is healthy. Although Todd’s goal is to kill the Judge, he is more obsessed with redemption than with murder. Murder is simply a means to an end for him. Upon his return to London, he is told by Mrs. Lovett that the Judge raped his wife and adopted his child.
This conflict with his wife is a direct result of his greediness, and his unrelenting greed leads to his son’s death. John Steinbeck is able to convey the theme that insatiable greed is the precursor to agonizing misery, through the use of various elements of fiction that include characterization, symbolism and conflict. Through these elements of fiction, Steinbeck creates a dark, tragic story that warns of the consequences of greed in a world where everyone is looking out for themselves and their capacity for evil and greed is far outweighs their capacity for benevolence.
It’s a game to them. They steal from businesses and people causing vulnerability which lead to asset losses and debt. Art thieves are selfish, cause museums to lose credibility and objects of interest, which inevitability loses visitors and donations which keep them afloat. Pick pockets steal money from hard working people who make an honest living. They can make people feel exposed and vulnerable to the world and ruin credit they have worked there entire life to build.