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Being one of the seven deadly sins greed is the most sinister One can realize when being lustful or wasting the day away in front of a television but greed is harder to recognize It is often accompanied by artificial wants or desires to answer for sometimes to even work for Greed never changes but the things people are greedy for are constantly in motion Long ago grapes were something only Kings could eat and now just go to the grocery store and there is a pound for three dollars Greed is indeed a sin whether it is something to watch out for or not and people are willing and ready to throw everything away for it In the story of Rumpelstiltskin it starts out with the miller talKing to the King about his daughter who can spin straw into gold and of course the King is intrigued Even within the first two lines of this story there is a strong indication of greed and how important it is to the development of this story The miller willingly sets his daughter up for failure just so he can have his five minutes of fame with the King he knows she cannot spin straw into gold but boasts about it anyway therefore securing her fate Once the King has her he says You have the whole night ahead of you but if you havent spun this straw into gold by tomorrow morning you will die Grimm 227 The King treats her as if she is a piece of furniture to him she is not human but something that can offer him something of value Only until she can prove she can spin the straw into gold will he consider marrying her because hell never find a richer woman anywhere Grimm 227 He does not care that shes a millers daughter because she can offer him something much greater than lovegold There is the same greed found
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