Essay about The Bloody Chamber Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

736 Words May 3rd, 2016 3 Pages
Greed is a common influence on characters seen in literature. Its effects can vary from causing slight tension to destroying lives. The pieces Frankenstein, “The Bloody Chamber”, “Goblin Market”, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Importance of Being Earnest all use development to display the effects of greed on both the individual experiencing it and on those close to him or her. Frankenstein, a novel written by Mary Shelley, describes the life of Victor Frankenstein, a mad scientist, who allowed his greed to consume himself. This was initially shown in his tireless devotion to creating the creature. While assembling its body, he stated that “[his] cheek had grown pale with study, and [his] person had become emaciated with confinement” (Shelley 81). Victor’s hunger for the ability to create life caused him to neglect his physical wellbeing. Along with this, he severely lessened contact with his family. His silence caused his family to worry about his condition; however, Victor did not believe that responding to them was worth the time he would lose from his work. In this instance of greed in the novel, he allowed his health to suffer while simultaneously causing unneeded stress to his family. Angela Carter’s piece titled “The Bloody Chamber” focuses on the dangers of material greed. In this story, the narrator married a wealthy French Marquis. As a result of this, her life drastically changed from one of poverty to one of material abundance. While…

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