Slavery has been around since 1619 which is when the African Americans came to America. The Africans were used to do the hard labor for the Americans. The slaveholders were considered rich while the slaves were considered poor. In the book “No Witchcraft for Sale” by Doris Lessing, African’s in Rhodesia were controlled by the English, forcing them to work as servants. Gideon an African servant to the Farquars and he enjoyed his job. He had a strong bond with them as if he was part of the family. The Farquar’s have a son named Teddy, he was the only child. Teddy was playing outside and encountered a poisonous snake. The snake spit venom in his eyes, luckily Gideon knew of a plant that could cure the boy. After the incident, "Mr. Farquar began explaining how a useful medicine could be made out of root, and how it could be put on sale...?" (Lessing 1121). Gideon was not willing to say where the plant was because he knew the consequences that would come if the English knew about the plant. The thought that came to his mind...
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...ds money to survive with food, shelter, and health. Corporations cannot exist without our greed. They make money from us wanting the new things that become popular in modern society. We crave what the rich have while we want the kindness of the poor. Greed is being never satisfied with what we have and we crave what others have; the gap between rich and poor is what balances greed in modern society.
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