The Son From America.docx - Berberian 1 The Son From America In our society many people tend to believe that money can fix any problem and make you

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Berberian 1 The Son From America In our society, many people tend to believe that money can fix any problem and make you happier. In Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The Son From America , Samuel sends his parents money, but they ever spend it. It is later revealed that his parents are pleased in life without the money. Money is not always the key to happiness. Samuel’s parents proved to him that money doesn’t provide happiness. For example, the author states, “Berl removed the straw and the son saw that the boot was full of gold… ‘If thieves knew about this, your lives wouldn’t be safe.’ ‘There are no thieves here,’” (Singer 4). So, there are no thieves in the village and everyone was happy with what they had in life. The village does not need money, considering they are happy with what they have in life. In addition, it is said, “‘Perhaps we should build a larger synagogue.’ ‘The synagogue is big enough.’ ‘Perhaps a home for old people.’ ‘No one sleeps in the streets.’” (Singer 4). No one needed

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