The Environment of Greed

Mankinds desire for wealth and power has allowed greed to become commonplace in society. Greed is a common theme that can be seen in both Jane Jacob and Dashiell Hammett‘s novels. Through both literary works, greed is a byproduct of man’s desire to advance socially over one another. Both authors show that when the people that are running the city become disillusioned with the idea of money and societal standing, the city will become a corrupted, and the members will began to mistrust each other. 

High-end stores and businesses are often found on the main avenues in cities. This way the people who live close by and those with the money do not have to travel far to indulge themselves.
When men go to war they tend to kidnap and exploit women to get a leg up over their enemies. When societies become corrupt because of greed and weakness, practices like this become common.
Cutting down natural resources is a disastrous byproduct of a society that demands to grow. Instead of cherishing the environment, man’s greed disallows him to plan for the future and only think of current desires.
The people are rushing back and forth from the mills and smoke stake factories. Society is so demanding that even between breaks people are seen rushing around doing other things.
A classic example of how man’s arrogance and greed can cause harm to society. The tower of babel depicts mans need to prove that he is better than other beings.
Sexual exploitation is one of the most disgusting ways to control somebody. In corrupt societies where greed and pedigree are more important than the wellbeing of people, corrupt individuals will do anything to stay on top
City planners who are more concerned about money, do not build cities for comfort. This mentality leaves a city overcrowded and the inhabitants feeling anxious.
Greed can change the way a person looks at the world. King Louis’s posture and outfit shows that he was wealthy, and would do anything to keep it.
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