scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 961
An overwhelming love for money can be the root of all sin In the novel The Natural by Bernard Malamud the main character Roy Hobbs unfortunately faces the temptation of fixing a baseball gameIt is the ultimate test of his true characterLike any conflict faced in life it weighs heavily upon him Between the greedy bookkeeper the evil judge and the temptress Memo Paris Roy is constantly being bombarded with thoughts of sin and temptation Each try to persuade and corrupt the vulnerable Roy Hobbs Although strong at first it is his love for Memo and need for money that eventually brings him to commit the ultimate sin of baseball It is the rich bookkeeper Gus that first reveals his plan to fix a baseball game to Roy Gus is a mysterious man like Roy himself Little is known about the man with a glass eye except that he is a terrific gambler He seems to be a friendly man who is not very honest Through out the novel his dependency upon gambling is evident He bets on everything from guessing numbers to card games Say the word slugger and you can make yourself a nice pile of dough quick158 After being witness to these words Roy is mortified He discustingly threatens to split Gus eye open if he mentions it again Roy stands strong against the temptation of quick cash but his morals eventually begins to crumble However now after realizing how old and warn down he is the idea of fixing a game is a bit more practical Gus makes plans to corrupt the ballplayer using his money the Judge and Memo Memo is a young beautiful woman who is the team managers niece She was the girlfriend of a former Knight player who died in a tragic baseball accident Memo can best be described by the color of her hair Her red hair represents her wild dangerous
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA