Ship Breaker Character Analysis

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One of your close friends is trapped in a pool of crude oil, you have a choice to harvest the oil and get rich, or save your buddy. What do you do? When the chance of a wealthy, care free life is presented to some people, greed can take over their whole mind. In the novel Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi uses the character Sloth to demonstrate just how powerful greed is when put into the human mind. The author uses characters in a way to show the way the crew sticks together and watches out for each other to show a theme of happiness through togetherness instead of wealth. It starts to show their values as a unit when it comes to trust, greed, and loyalty. Basically if you betray your crew, you get your work tattoos cut through with a knife

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