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Money as in most societys is pivotal to its survival Money is sometimes valued much more than the human being itself is Money and the thought of affluence often deter many humans from things one loves such as family spouse and ones own feelings Feng Meng-longs story Du Tenth Sinks the Jewelry Box in Anger is an authentic representation of how money is valued between Du Tenth and Li Jia In the eyes of Du Tenth money is not what she values the most whereas Li Jia seems to only think about money and the affect it has upon him Li Jia consistent dwelling upon money along with him not trusting Du Tenth is the reason that she does not survive In this story love is shown to have a price and that price literally cost Du Tenth her life This notion of abandonment love and money are significant to the theme of the play Li Jia is a man of little dominance and easy to manipulate First Li Jia lacks financial stability to support his wife Du Tenth as a result he is easily persuaded with the thought of financial gain Love is an intense feeling of tender affection and compassion something that Li Jia lacked Du Tenth is in love with Li Jia to an extent that she does not consume herself with his unfortunate financial status She willingly gives money to Li Jia out of the love and admiration she feels toward him Although Li Jia in return loves Du Tenth she feels betrayed This betrayal is a direct result of Li Jia not trusting in her Li Jia is trying to sell Du Tenth for his own financial gain and for his honorary status in his family He does not deem Du Tenth worthy enough of going to his home because of her status as a prostitute Li Jia also assumes with the influence of Sun Fu a neighboring boatman that
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