The Short Story, Paper

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Have you ever dreamt of your dream house? Have you ever wanted to invest in the stock market? Have you ever dreamt of winning a large sum of money in a short time? If so, I strongly advise you to read the short story ‘Paper’. In the story, Tay Soon and his wife dreamt of owning a big house so they tried their best to collect their money to buy it. As the stock market was growing interest at that time, they decided to invest some money in the market so as to pay their house. Luckily, they won the money for their house in the market. However, they were so greedy that they continued investing in the market. The market crash came and they lost all their money. Because Tay Soon could not accept it, he went mad. Finally, the madness drove him to…show more content…
So it leads to the story’s climax-investing in the stock market. Secondly, greed leads this couple to an adverse circumstance: “It was a time of growing interest in the stock market. The quotations for stocks and shares were climbing the charts, and the crowds in the rooms of the broking houses were growing perceptibly.” “The temptation was great. The rewards were almost immediate.” Facing such temptation, this couple could not resist, and Tay Soon even “secured a loan from his bank and put twenty thousand in OHTE.” They are deeply attracted by earning money in such fast way, and they want to get more and faster. “it would be even more magnificent than the one they had dreamt of, since they had made almost a—Yee Lian preferred not to say the sum.” Since they have won a sum of money for buying house, they should take out all their money at that time. However, greed casts a mist before their eyes: what they think about is to earn more money instead of the risk of the stock market. “The downward slide, or the bursting of the bubble as the newspapers dramatically called it, did not initially cause much alarm…” “Their gains were pared by half. A few days later, their gains were pared to marginal.” When the market is not bullish, they should take out their money-but they do not. When their gains were pared by half even to marginal, they should take out their money-but they still do not! So the tragedy happens finally- all their money has gone. At
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