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Unformatted text preview: supports one more than the other. I think the purpose to the novel, however, is to convey Walter’s dream, as at the time of production, monetary gain was a great goal of many. Historically speaking, I feel the novel portrays an exaggeration of reality. I find it difficult to believe that a man is willing to gamble a great sum of money, not truly knowing the outcome, over the alternative of supporting his family lavishly (considering their social standing). Walter’s character really pissed me off after the first…half of the first scene. I laughed several times at the humor portrayed within its confinements, but after that, Walter just seems like the antagonist, allowing money to prevail over family – and I cannot agree with that....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HON 191 taught by Professor Sheridan,katie during the Spring '08 term at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08