Analyzing The Characters In John Steinbeck's 'The Bet'

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The characters in The Bet made decisions that caused them changes in standing and mentality. The transformations in the characters were obvious and used as a standing point for the plot of the story. A bet changed these men in more than just age and standing creating a foundation that hadn’t been. The Bet starts with a discussion on the difference between capital punishment and life in solitary confinement. A discussion on The humanity of both options turns into a disagreement ending in a bet that will change lives forever. The bet declares that the lawyer spend 15 years in solitary confinement and if he completes this he will receive an amount of $2,000,000. Where most intelligent people would stop, the men discussed and agreed on terms
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