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What drives people in this modern age of ours It is evident almost everywhere in our world that greed controls lives Society has morphed into a money sucking monster Everywhere we look there are cheaters and crooks just trying to get rich and not caring about anything or anyone they harm or destroy However many people also work hard and are fair but they still do it just for money The book The Wreck Of The Mary Deare portrays this theme of life well The search for money and possessions drives everyone be they good or bad right to the very end In the beginning of the book John Sands is trying to get money He is driving a boat on a mission of salvage collecting He is just trying to get money rather fairly but greed is driving him nevertheless Salvage A ship of 6000 tons drifting and abandoned It was unbelievable 18 As the quote says he spots a ship that has been abandoned The first thing that comes to mind is how he can make money off of it That it is just salvage waiting to be collected He does not think of trying to find any survivors and worst of all he is not thinking about his own safety There is a storm coming but he wants that ship He boards it and knows that if the storm blew his ship away he would be stranded If fact he is so blinded by greed that he thinks he might be able to operate such a large ship and bring it into port Greed drives all men even the heroic character in the book Next in the middle of the story greed drives a company and other men A company that insured cargo on the Mary Deare the very same ship Sands tried to salvage is bringing the case of the wreck of the ship to court This shows the
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