Money is the Root of all Evil

Subject: Money is the Root of all Evil
From: Karson Bennett
Date: 22 Feb 2017

In my English class we had an assignment to read a classic. If you knew me, you would know that I despise reading old books. With me not liking old books I had no idea what to choose. I pretty much got stuck with The Woman in White. I was thinking like oh my gosh I’m Going to hate this, it’s so long I hate this. The first 75 pages it was like watching paint dry. My mind was basically dying. But then it gets pretty interesting and you want to know all that happens. Twist and turns here, crazy people there it turned out to be a really good book. But basically a Girl Laura marries a dude Sir Percival who is a jerk. The book then is about her Friend Walter and sister Marian and also others along the way cracking down on this dude because he has a huge secret and tries to use his power for evil. Some mentally crazy people get in the mix. A few deaths here and there. A little mix up and some clue finding. Finally, a happy ever after ending.

First I found out how bad Sir Percival was by him trying to get Laura to sign some paper that no one knew was for. Turned out to be it was for all her money to go to him when she dies (. Pg. 118-122). So a creep wants to have his wife sign away her money. That’s just rude. Secondly, Laura Dies. Consequences. Thirdly, Fosco, Sir Percival’s close friend, turns out that he is the one who is crazy. He is the one who drugged Laura and switched her with Anne and put her in the asylum. He is the one who opened up peoples mail for his benefit, use his wife as a spy, and commit crimes (. Part 3, chapter 1). This issue was presented all through the novel just in between the lines. While I was reading I would think to myself like wow what a jerk move. Or I would be like how could you do this. What in your mind led you to think it’s okay?

I just want to start this off by saying that I’m pretty sure everyone has greed. I remember when I was 14 and I mowed lawns during the summer. I was payed quite a bit of money and I loved to buy things never saved. I’d get $20 for a yard every time it needed to be cut. What I would do is barely cut the grass, it would look freshly cut but really I just trimmed it. So I would mow a yard twice a week and get double the money. It was a real jerk move but I didn’t care, I was getting money. I Bet your thinking about a time where you had greed and just was a bad person because you were the puppet being controlled by money. I don’t mean to come off like you’re a bad person and if you have greed you should be shunned, but its human life. I get it and so does everyone else greed sucks but it’s the inevitable.

Moving on, to the people who are under others who think they can run the world with their money and power. First I want to say I’m sorry for you and what you are going through. It’s not fair that people who abuse this hurt others. There are 10.4 million millionaires in the U.S. Not saying that they are all bad but I mean some of them are going to be rude and mean because they have money. There were approximately 248,760 men and women serving in chief executive positions in the U.S. Guaranteed that some of them are going to be abusing power.
All these powerful people in the U.S and in the world. A lot of them that are abusing their power for personal gain and hurting others. It needs to stop.

People need to realize just because that they have money and may have power, doesn’t mean it’s a free ticket to hurt others for their own gain. Why be selfish when you can help better everyone else. I just don’t get how people can be so rude, ignorant and selfish to do some of the worst things to others.

I want to end this saying that in the book money is the root of all evil. That Is sometime the truth in the real world. But in the book turns out Fosco was being controlled by money as well as Sir Percival. Even though this book is fiction it had so many connections to the real world and if you read it I hope you can see it.


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