Analysis Of Gordon Gekko In 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'

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Register to read the introduction… He starts the lecture by saying “Well, you’re pretty much all f**ked” (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2010) and uses very direct speech along with open and very confident body language. He is very direct and clear when telling the group of students that they are “Part of the NINJA generation. No income. No jobs. No assets.”(Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2010). His power and almost over-confidence is shown at the end of the lecture when he offers the students a solution to their current financial struggle by saying “Now we have to fight back. I’ll tell you how to fight back in three words: Buy. My. Book.” (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2010). Stone positions the audience, along with the students attending the lecture, to see Gordon Gekko as a very powerful and influential figure in the modern …show more content…
There are scenes where Jacob and Winnie are seen talking about Gordon but it is evident that they do not agree on the type of person he is. From Winnie’s past experience she believes that Gordon is a poor father figure and blames him for her brother’s death while from the little conversation that Jacob had had with him, he believed that he had truly changed while in prison and was a different man. This was part of Gordon manipulative nature. He convinces Jacob that all he wants to do is get Winnie back into his life. This statement from Gordon looks to be true when he tries his hardest to mend his relationship with Winnie by taking her out to dinner. Their relationship was almost mended when Gordon offered to give Winnie one hundred million dollars of her money that he kept in a fund in Switzerland. Jacob and Winnie were expecting the money to arrive in their bank account but when it doesn’t, Jacob suspects something as happened to it and tries to track Gordon down. He finds him living in London. When Jacob confronts Gordon he tries to validate his reasons for taking the money by saying “They took my life. And when I got out, who was waiting for me? Nobody!” (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2010) and this shows that he was clearly hurt when Winnie didn’t even bother to meet him at the Jail. Jacob just responds to his statement by saying “You’re a sad man Gordon” (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,

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