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Joe Orton writes the play Loot While awaiting a burial the poor late Mrs McLeavy is removed from her coffin so that her devious son and his crony can hide a sum of stolen money Their mothers nurse the often-widowed Fay who has had overwhelmingly seven husbands which all have died under mysterious circumstances has designs on the grieving widower However a change in Fay fate has her discover the loot which had been hidden This results in her demanding her own cut Shortly after the brilliant Inspector Truscott of the Yard enters the house Not hesitating at the least bit he quickly begins interrogating each member of the family including the hapless widower Mr McLeavy in searching for clues McLeavy who has found himself lying about the stolen money in order to protect his greedy son ends up being double-crossed by the one he so loved and bored Consequently it becomes the son who decides to testify against his fathers good name A bizarre con clusive ending leaves the innocent bystander Mr McLeavy the only one who is really ends up being taken into custody with all the weight while the true criminals enjoy all the benefits For the remaining characters a blissful life expectancy can be thought of For example Truscott sees that order is restored while Fay plans on marrying McLeavys son This play deals with the power of money and what it will make people do A disturbing part of the play is when Hal becomes so willing to dump his own mother out of her coffin for a chance to keep a cool million That shows the greediness of money There is also a very interesting scene at the beginning of the act in which Hal and Fay explain how they can so easily turn them in if they dont give them a cut of loot Loots theme is of greed It allows the reader to see the
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