Should Social Climbers Be Frowned Upon?

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Dr. D. Cohen
3/23/12

Should Social Climber/Gold Diggers be Frowned Upon? Why?

Gold diggers have been around since the beginning of time. There is the misconception that only women can be gold diggers, but this is one hundred percent untrue. They come in all different types, gender, races, ages, etc. Most people look down on the thought of gold diggers, but some people disagree. There are valid points to both sides of the argument. Obviously, there is not a definite right or wrong answer. I believe gold diggers should not be looked down on because in an relationship everyone has their own personal reason why he/she is initially attracted to his/her significant other; whether it is for money, fame, looks, personality, etc. In the book, "Their Eyes Were Watching God", main character Janie Starks experiences the topic of social climbers. She is raised to be with a man by determining what he has to offer her financially by her Nanny. She also experiences the other side of gold digging where there are rumors her lover is only with her because of her financial stability. When she was younger her grandmother married her to a man by the name of Logan Killicks because of his wealth. He owned sixty acres of land, which to her grandmother was enough to marry her granddaughter. Killicks knew exactly why Janie was marrying him. He knew she did not love him, but he could give her the financial stability that was important to her. I think as long as he knew what her intent was there is no reason to look down upon her for seeking him for his finacial stability. He was obviously interested in marrying her for her good looks. He did not love her either. So in my opinion, neither one if them, Janie or Logan, was wrong for their intial reason of interest in one another. Neither one of them lied to each other. In a relationship the most important part is communicating and being honest with one another. Janie and Logan did just that. While talking to Logan about their...
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