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    Can money or the desire for possessions change an individual? Can it drive people to do unthinkable matters? In the novel, The Pearl by John Steinback, Kino, his family, and the people around him have changed drastically due to the possession of the pearl. Unfortunately yes, money can change a person’s personally, their way of life, and it can drive people to do unthinkable things. For example, Steinbeck writes, “ He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side.” (Steinbeck, 59.) As Kino seeks to gain money through the pearl, he transforms from a happy dad to an outlaw. Kino’s desire for wealth has taken over. Furthermore, Kino’s desire leads him to act forcefully towards his…

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    Money could change a person. It causes greed, and greed is evil. It turns people against each other , and brings bad luck. Money is the root of all evil. John Steinbeck, famous American writer, wrote the novella The Pearl. In The Pearl, Kino’s son Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion, and Kino takes him to the doctor. Kino is rejected by the doctor because of his poorness, so he looks for a pearl to pay the bill. Once Kino finds a great pearl, he becomes greedy for riches. Kino’s neighbors become…

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    In the article, “Money, Morality and Madness,” author Jan Bridgeport-Smith gives a brief history of the “Kansas work” – an unsuccessful slave revolt in the South led by John Brown on 1859. The author describes John Brown as “radical abolitionist” native of Ohio who, “has a passion for justice” and “equality between the races.” (Smith 50) In April of 1848, Brown went to Peterboro, New York to find Gerrit Smith, a philanthropist and “peace-loving abolitionist” whom he convinces to finance his…

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    One piece that shows how the powerful exploit the working class for personal and financial gains is “The Big Money” written by John Dos Passos. When reading this selection it was slightly difficult to understand on the first read due to the fragmentation of the story but like most modernist works, it emphasizes the job of the reader to dig below the surface and analyze the work further. This selection shows the inequality of men in America and the effort of those in power to stay in power by…

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    Is It to be Considered a Specific Gender While Judith Butler’s claim in her essay “From Undoing Gender” is challenging, complex, and comprehensible, she provides somewhat enough evidence and analysis of David Reimer’s case to prove her claim that society uses language to set the norms of what a gender should be and how one should act in accordance with one’s gender. First, Butler’s use of David Reimer’s case, known as “the John/Joan case” ("Interview: John Colapinto”), “a boy who accidentally…

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    “Money: The Strength In Evil” It is more likely for a person to get struck by lightning than to win the lottery. And even if a person were lucky enough to win, nearly 70% of all people that win the lottery go bankrupt within a few years. In The Pearl written by John Steinbeck, Kino and Juana, local village people, get lucky enough to find the pearl of the world, but unfortunately their son Coyotito gets extremely sick and they have to try and sell the pearl to help him. In the book, the pearl…

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    John Wesley in this very controversial piece talks about money and the stewardship of wealth. He talks about right use of money and how money is the root of evil. Money to western Christians is seen as something that is not particularly bad, but Wesley takes this to an extreme by stating that Christians should “Gain all [the money] you can” in this life (Wesley 87). According to Wesley, Christians are to do this without acting dishonestly or by gaining the money deceitfully, and gather extreme…

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    however, shareholders can use software to calculate future payments based on the change of rate. (John DeMerceau) Secondly, the bank is separate from ownership. Different from stock, banks have no rights to manage your company. After providing a loan, banks will not be included in operating and regulating…

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    The Kindleberger-Minsky model of financial booms and crashes is a great application to understand the issue of students’ loans. The issue of students’ loans started a long time ago as the government accepted to lend money to people who wanted to attend college. There was no problem with the government lending money as long as they were sure that borrowers would start making payment within months after their graduation. There was an initial displacement as people who graduated from high…

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    John MacDonald was the son of Alexander MacDonald of Genaladal and Margaret MacDonald of Scotland; John had three siblings Donald, a younger brother, and sisters Helen and Peggy. John, his brother and sisters went to St. John’s Island in May of 1772 aboard the Alexander bringing with them 210 settlers. Things would get harder for the MacDonald’s, John and Donald went off to war leaving Helen in charge of their estate. The situation on St. John’s Island would only become worse with proprietors…

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