A large number of people think they killed them because they wanted their parents life insurance money and others think it is because of the abuse they endured throughout their childhood. In my opinion, I think the brothers killed their parents for money. They may had hated their farther and thought that killing them it would make their lives better because they would get money for his death. The one thing that I do not understand is why they would kill their mother. Many articles that I have read describe her as a drug addict and bipolar, but many of those articles said that the boys loved their mother.
Sara Constantakis says, “Hindley is shown to be far gone in alcoholism. He continues to act sadistically toward Heathcliff, who bears the bad treatment because the intense joy he finds in private moments stolen with Cathy” (2). When he becomes an alcoholic and unaware of his financial needs, this leads him to be desperate and damaged. Essentially, he loses all of his money and any care that he has about anything due to his addiction of frivolous gambling, which ultimately leads him to lose his sovereignty. What Hindley loses more than money and more than his care for anything, is his son; Hareton.
Biff, on the other hand, had it worse because his father sold him lies about his importance in the business industry, which forced Biff to admire Willy and strive to be like him one day. Willy’s consistent stroking of Biff’s ego misled Biff into thinking that he could get away with anything simply because he was “popular” and “well-liked”. However, when Biff accidentally stumbles upon his father’s adultery, his world crashes in on itself as he loses his sense of identity. He quotes, “I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been” (Act II). Willy wasn’t much better with his “friends”.
Due to Henchard’s dislike and jealousy towards Farfrae he ends up taking many risks and in turn ends up gambling away a lot of credit and most of his fortunes. Michael Henchard acts on emotion and it pulls him closer and closer to his demise. Another important relationship that deeply impacted Henchard’s emotional stability was that of him and Elizabeth-Jane. At the start of the novel Henchard sells his daughter and wife, so already he has a rocky relationship with his child. He missed her grow up and he knows it.
129) In this quote Daisy just shows a glimpse of toms out of control anger and his carelessness on how to treat other people because of the money he has and how he things of himself vs others. Gatsby also shows his main weakness in this book many times which is love but none more clearly then in this quote. “your wife doesn’t love you,” said Gatsby. “she’s never loved you. She loves me.
When Walter Lee came home drunk, most of what he had bottled up inside would lash out in a much more violent or ... ... middle of paper ... ...have some money. The Younger’s were well aware that they were not wanted in the white neighborhood. At this point, there is a feeling of dislike towards Walter because he had blown off all the money. So what was expected was the he would continue worrying about money and sell their dream house. But instead he does an unexpected, honorable thing.
The severity of the pain may overcome the person and not allow he or she to perform his or her normal tasks. Pain not only incapacitates a people, but also creates a great deal ... ... middle of paper ... ...es capable of defrauding the most innocent being. It teaches them all sorts of detestable tricks. Poverty has taken all honor from these men that Maugham speaks about, the loss of all material things and riches they used to have has brought them to the lowest of lows and will leave them all there to fight for themselves. Money laundering, pyramids, inexistent sweepstakes contests, are all used by these characters to cheat thier way through the world.
No, you had got greedy, Silas. You had made your paint your god, and you couldn’t bear to let anybody else share in its blessings. (47) The greed of Silas Lapham led him to remove his part... ... middle of paper ... ... help my poor wife.” (331) As Rogers leaves Silas feels like he has done the wrong thing when in reality he did the right thing in not scamming more people but all it got him was more sadness. The story of Silas Lapham is an odd one in that when Silas is greedy and dishonest he gains everything, but as he starts to change into an honest person he loses everything. Silas lost everything as he became a better person because everything that he wished to obtain was hollow and could only be attained through deception and lies.
Although Caesar is a great leader and admired by the people, his arrogance makes others mad and jealous and causes them to find reasons why they would be better off without him. Finally, this arrogance leads directly to his death because it takes away his fear, and therefore his ability to pay attention to the many signs that should have shown him that he was in danger. We have seen evidence that is was this lack of personal fear, which comes from Caesar’s hubris, that causes him to allow himself to be in a position to be killed by his own men, including his own best friend. So, when the Ides of March come around each year on March 15th, we should all take some time to remember, that a little fear is a healthy thing.
People laugh when someone says that, but the whole idea is ridiculous. Fathers are protective, but there is a point where things are taken to far. Emily’s father had so much power over her, and Faulkner knew that power could lead to awful consequences. The town’s people assumed that after her father had died Emily would “cling to that which had robbed her”(Faulkner) because she had nothing left. The way Faulkner wrote this could imply a couple of different things.