“Money Madness” by D.H. Lawrence is a critical evaluation of the rush after affluences that is visible all around us in this Modern Day World. Money has become a powerful player in societies of today and holds more importance than anything else in the modern day lifestyle. The poet, through his pen, has tried to exemplify this situation and present the social and moral degradation that such madness for a thing so materialistic renders. The poet says that wherever we look there is madness for money; infact money can be termed as a metaphor for the word madness. And this madness is not on small or individualistic levels; it is the madness of the multitude, in numbers unimaginable and at levels incredible. And since the multitude as a whole is mad, so every person in this world carries his share of this madness-- his share of this insane race after money. The poet doubts that there exists a human in this world who hands out a pound note to someone without feeling a pang at heart. No matter how noble he may feel while giving away that note, his heart always wishes if only he could do all that good without having to take out a note from his own pocket. And when that note turns to a ten-pound note, we experience real tremors within us. We tremble from inside while giving away that note, as if we have been robbed. Money makes us kneel infront of itself. It makes us fearful, and a sense of apprehension and stress grips us as we try to overcome a loss as materialistic and small as ten-pounds. It has an exaggerating power to influence our life. But in the broader sense, it is not the money that we terrified of. But it is the madness that mankind shows for it-- the multitude madness-- that gives money such an undeserved status in the society of today. And from here arises the feeling that money is all that matters today; it means peace, of body and of mind. Every time the society sees the man, no one cares for his moral values and behavior. All that decides his social...
...How does Shakespeare present the idea of madness in Hamlet?
Many times, it is easy for people to judge just by the first impression. Society can judge and create stereotypes of everything just by the way they look. Writers such as Homer, in the Odyssey and Virgil in the Aeneid, where really obvious with the themes and how the characters behaved throughout the story. They believed in destiny and thought any path would take the character to fulfill it. Shakespeare was a great writer, he was able to create plays that used psychology principles in them. Shakespeare was able to put his emotions into the character of the stories he wrote. Shakespeare used irony and other tools to make the reader hesitant of the roles the characters have in the plays. In “Hamlet” the theme of madness is presented into the readers through its main character, Hamlet. Is Hamlet really mad?, or is he just trying to be unnoticed by the other characters in the play?, Shakespeare has a way of making the readers uncertain of the real plans of the main character. Shakespeare also uses its main character “madness” to tell the audience about the different kinds of madness that can be seen throught the play, he is also able to talk about the different themes by letting Hamlet introduce them while he is in his madness state.
As the play begins, Shakespeare quickly uses his great skills to present the idea of...
...Crossing The Line: Method into Madness
Insanity is a difficult diagnosis to make, as it covers such a broad spectrum of problems. Much debate still occurs over where to draw the line between sanity and madness. The occurrence of insanity in Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of the most discussed cases of mental illness in English literature. Over the course of the play, Prince Hamlet’s feigned madness becomes reality as those around him grow continually less sympathetic with him and his own emotions overcome reason. Hamlet’s mental state and relationship with reality deteriorates throughout the play, beginning with a plot to catch the guilty king by faking madness.
In the beginning of the play, Hamlet displays signs of clear thought, logical processing, and behavior typically associated with extreme grief, not madness. The Prince witnesses the alleged ghost of his father King Hamlet in the beginning of the play. Not only Hamlet but three people in the scene witness the apparition, proving it is not a hallucination of the Prince. The young Hamlet also displays logical processing of events in the following scene in that he does not immediately trust what the ghost tells him. He tests the ghost’s theory with the play before taking any action that could possibly be unwarranted. After this encounter with the apparition, Prince Hamlet says to his friends that he may see it appropriate to “put an antic...
...Chapter 1: Introduction
Background of the study
Money, Its History and How It Evolved
Ever since trading began, money existed, thus, it can be said that money and trading co-exists. The earliest form of money is actually very different from what we are using nowadays in this modern world. The history of money begins around 2500 years ago. Money is any clearly identifiable object of value that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts within a market or which is legal tender within a country.
Barter is a system of exchange in which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods and services. No money is needed in barter system as it does not involve the process of buying and selling. Although there is no evidence pointing towards a society or economy relies solely on barter system, it is believed that barter basically dominated the pre-historical world and at that time, people would just exchange things according to necessity. Thus, barter system can be said to be a primitive form of money as it contributes towards the birth of money.
There are several complications of barter system :
Absence of common measure of value: In a monetary economy, money plays the role of a measure of value of all goods, so their values can be measured against each other; this role may be absent in...
...Features of Money
Functions of Money:
Money is something which people generally accept in exchange for a good or a service. Money performs four main functions:
a medium of exchange for buying goods and services;
a unit of account for placing a value on goods and services;
a store of value when saving;
a standard for deferred payment when calculating loans.
Properties or Characteristics of Money
Any item which is going to serve as money must be:
acceptable to people as payment;
scarce and in controlled supply
stable and able to keep its value
divisible without any loss of value
portable and not too heavy to carry.
Origins of Money
The earliest method of exchange was barter in which goods were exchanged directly for other goods. Problems arose when either someone did not want what was being offered in exchange for the other good, or if no agreement could be reached over how much one good was worth in terms of the other.
Valuable metals such as gold and silver began acting as a medium of exchange. Governments then decided to melt down these metals into coins.
By the seventeenth century people were leaving gold with the local goldsmith for safe keeping. Receipts of £1 and £5 were issued which could then be converted back into gold at any time. Soon these receipts were recognised as being 'as good as gold' and were readily taken in...
...article “Money Talks” the writer Tracey Robinson English explains how college students acquire debt, penalties, bad credit, and finical ruins before their graduation from the use of credit cards, student loans, and poor money management skills. Where college students with no knowledge money management and no financial responsibility unknowingly sign up for numerous credit cards with no limit spending from credit card companies, whom prey on them knowing that they have no idea about the debt they have put themselves into without their money wise parents over their shoulder advising on what and what not to do when it come to money and credit card. But not only do the acquire debt from credit cards but also from having to many student loans in where they use to pay for their costly college education. Therefore the responsible choice for college students to avoid debt, do not sign up for credit cards you cannot afford to pay back on time, pay back student loans in payment in double or triple the amount to avoid having to pay student loan fees for many years and finally college student must learn how to manage their monthly income on how much to spend and save each month to insure financial stability.
The writer’s purpose is to inform, persuade, educate and to warn college students in the article “Money Talks” about the consequences about their poor money management and spending....
...Jefferson (25 August 1787)
Money, now this has to be some good shit.
Martin Amis, Money, a Suicide Note (1984)
The usual definition of the functions of money are that money is a medium of exchange, a measure of value, a standard of deferred payment and a store of value.
Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress.
Wealth is a good servant, a very bad mistress
L'argent est un bon serviteur, et un méchant maître
Money is a good servant, a dangerous master.
Francis Bacon, De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum (1623), Book Six
The last two have sometimes been attributed to Dominique Bouhours, but are probably just translations of Bacon's words.
L'argent est un bon serviteur, mais un méchant maître.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Quoted by Francis Bacon. (French Proverb.) In Menegiana, II. 296. 1695. Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 521-24.
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Francis Bacon, 'Of seditions and Troubles', Essays, 15
I look at Paris Hilton, think about her parents' fortune and her grandparents' fortune. She thought she had it all together. A whole lot of people think that, that when you got money you can do anything you want to do. But I want to tell you there are some things money can't do for you; Money can buy you a house, but...
(5 points) Ranjit began setting aside $6,000 per year in a mutual fund at the age of 25. He has turned 34, and has just made a deposit. The mutual fund has returned 6.5% annually. How much does Rajit have in his account today?
Your Answer | | Score | Explanation |
80967 | ✔ | 5.00 | Correct. You know how to calculate the FV of an annuity. |
Total | | 5.00 / 5.00 | |
Basic FV calculation. He should have a minimum of $60,000. Why?
(5 points) Dominique has just turned 65 and she has deposited her annual payment of $20,000 into her retirement account. She made her first such saving deposit into this fund on her 35th birthday. Dominique has also retired and wants to figure out how much money she has in her retirement account for her retired life. You are Dominique's friend who knows finance. How much is Dominique's savings worth today given that the fund has earned an annual return of 5.5%? (Enter just the number without the $ sign or a comma; round off decimals.)
Answer for Question 3
Your Answer | | Score | Explanation |
1448710 | ✘ | 0.00 | |
Total | | 0.00 / 5.00 | |
FV of an annuity calculation. Draw a time line. The minimum she has is $620,000. Why?
(5 points) Marcel has just graduated from college and has found a job that will pay him $25,000 per year at the end of each year, but the job is only for 5 years. He is not worried about...
... Money is an effective motivator at work.
Money has always been used as a motivator in substantially many areas of life. It is, in fact, the most popular incentive that employers use to encourage and enhance performance of their workers. Yet the question of whether money is an effective motivator at work still rises. Speaking of “motivation” this work discusses the interests, needs and personal willingness of workers to make some efforts, do the necessary activities required to meet the career requirements that are vital for them(Stephenson and Thurman 59).
In cases where leaders of company leaders, company owners, HR-officers or such professionals investigate such traits as the ability to decide and act without supervision, the manifestation of self drive, taking rational risks as well as being responsible for one’s actions, professionalism, being careful about the superiority of personal performance and a lot of other worker qualities. Is money an effectual motivator at the work place? According to Stephenson and Thurman, it is doubtless that money is a “propeller” for everything, yet at times, it is not enough to maintain this “motion” in the feeling of employees.
The chart above was represents an overview of peoples take on the use of monetary motivation during a study (Harrison 191). It shows that the effectiveness of money in the...