As the movie mentions, greed is good. From my perspective, greed is good as long as it is reflected in a positive way. Wall Street is an extreme evaluation of the capitalist trading mentality. It believes that the small investors are vulnerable; and some people, such as Gordon Gekko, usually results the market unrests. In fact, what Gekko does is all about greed. Fox asks, “How much is enough? How much money do you want?” In Gekko’s personal life, he has everything he could possibly want: popularity, spacious houses, expensive art decorations, or female partners. Nevertheless, Gekko spends every second trying to gain money as much as possible; breaking laws for reaching goals is not a big deal to him. The word, enough, may not exist in his “dictionary”. Therefore, in my opinion, like many gamesters, money no longer interests him very much. Gekko is more motivated by the challenge of a deal and by the desire to win. “Greedy is good, greedy is right, greedy works,” Gekko says, “greed is all we have left, but greed is also what made America great. It is normal. It is healthy and it is what keeps the system going.” In Gekko’s eyes, greed is absolutely honorable. A greedy heart drives him to create so many wealth and improve social status. Bud Fox, on the other hand, is a young stockbroker from the middle class and wants to get to the top of the society. Since Gekko knows Fox who is so hungry to make a large profit, Gekko promises him benefits for reaching an agreement. While giving illegal information to Gekko, Fox obtains a high quality of life. Fox has not stopped murdering and burying his sense of ethics until his father who is a union leader is taken advantage by Gekko. At this point, the question comes up: is it good to be greedy? It is no doubt that every coin has two sides. On the one hand, greed is good, because it is an important inducement for human to work hard, get a good education, or get promotion from work. Greed makes people... [continues]
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