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Money and Happiness, It Never Works Together. In Goodbye Columbus, Phillip Roth shows that Brenda and her mothers tensions over money, Brendas lifestyle decisions about money (including the nose job), and the obvious generation gap shows
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Money and Happiness, It Never Works Together
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Often times if you inherit a large amount of money your life can change forever much like in a lottery, however if you are not careful you may just be the opposite of happy. However, businessmen who earn their money are proud of it, just ask lottery winners who have had their lives altered because of that. Well, in Goodbye, Columbus the Patimkin family act a lot like lottery winners, Mr. Patimkin a wealthy businessman has a spoiled family who in actually doesn't seems happy with their wealth. As more and more problems started to arise with money, things started to unravel with the family. In Goodbye Columbus, Phillip Roth shows that Brenda and her mother's tensions over money, Brenda's lifestyle decisions about money (including the nose job), and the obvious generation gap shows that financial success does not always lead to happiness.
Brenda and her mother have issues about money, and Brenda's apparent laziness over having maids leads her to believe she can do whatever she wants. They fight over Brenda's view on her not appreciating the value of money, since her mother
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