The Theme Of Greed In Poetry

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The theme we chose for Death and the Miser was, “A habit of greed leads to a lifetime of sorrow.” We think this really sums up the meaning in simple terms of this painting. The miser’s actions have consequences. He wasn’t humble, he was greedy and didn’t care about the repercussions. He now has the choice between having peace and going to heaven, or being taken to hell by the demons that are crowding his room. There is an angel giving him a second chance to acknowledge his greedy past and change his ways. The two genres I have chosen to demonstrate my theme are a quote that states, “Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything.” and a song called Gold On The Ceiling by The Black Keys.

The first connection is through a genre of a quote. A quote that applies to the choice of a greed that the miser chose for his lifestyle is “Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything.” by Eartha Kitt. The quote states that greed is destructive. It’s destructive to the miser because his life is now over and he has to make a choice to go to heaven or hell. If greed wasn’t destructive in any way, the miser would have gone to heaven. If greed was never a part of the miser’s life it wouldn’t have even been a choice for him to make between heaven and hell.
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A song that applies to the thought process and lifestyle of the miser is Gold On The Ceiling by The Black Keys. The song Gold On The Ceiling is about one with a lot of money. Everyone wants to take it but the person wants it all to themselves. This makes them greedy. The miser is greedy and doesn’t share his money with anyone. The song is about greed and so is the

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