Macbeth: How Money Killed

767 WordsOct 8, 19994 Pages
Macbeth: How Money Killed Jerry Engstrom Many of our friends at Wall Street have serious heart problems; some of them even die years before they should because of the stress that is brought on by the money and greed of Wall Street. Money is also evident as a health risk in Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice, both written by William Shakespeare. On Wall Street people are driven by the greed of the people they represent, their own greed, and a general atmosphere of greed. In Macbeth, Macbeth is driven by personal ambition and his wife to become king at any expense, including slaying some of his personal friends and their families. Also, in The Merchant of Venice, Shylock the Jew is driven by a hatred for Christians and personal…show more content…
As both Macbeth and Shylock the Jew found out, gluttony may not be the root to all evil, greed may be. To have ambition and goals is good, one just have to be careful not to let their goals get too far out of reach. Perhaps there should be a column in The Wall Street Journal reminding the employees of the market to take a break once in a while and value what really is important in
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