The Science Of Greed By Paul Piff Essay

1689 Words Nov 18th, 2014 7 Pages
“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed” ~Mahatma Gandhi. Take a glance at the world around us, our society now consists of grounds of greed and avarice. Individuals have other dreams regarding social life, money and aesthetics rather than focusing on relationships, respect, reputation and trust. The world can’t provide any more than our necessities: nature, food, fresh water and oxygen, yet people ask for more. In addition, around a year ago researchers had a study called “The Science of Greed” conducted by Paul Piff and it described how people would react if they were rich. They started with a rigged game of Monopoly so one would start with three times more money than the other. During the course of the game, they noticed the richer person would tend to get ruder as the game progressed. The person laughed at the other person, lied to the other person and acted more dominant compared to the other. In conclusion, this study relates to The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien since Tolkien clearly portrays evil through greed. And in this novel, various characters are driven by greed. In relation, I believe that this real life scenario is something we see everywhere. In the novel, The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, the ruthless battle between good and evil is portrayed through three significant characters: Thorin the dwarf, Sméagol the hobbit and Thranduil the Elvenking which teaches us that the root of all evil is greed.
In The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, Thorin…

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