por Mark Twain
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- Guy de Maupassant
In “The Necklace,” a poor woman borrows an expensive necklace for a fancy ball. When the necklace goes missing, the woman and her husband spend years living in poverty in order to pay back the debt.Pair “The Million Pound Bank Note” with “The Necklace” to show students how greed and generosity can make a huge difference in our lives.
The Model Millionaire
- Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854B1900) was an Irish author and playwright who is most famous for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. “The Model Millionaire” is a about an average man whose generosity produces an unexpected outcome.Pair “The Million Pound Bank Note” with “The Model Millionaire” and have students compare how appearance is perceived in terms of a person’s identity and wealth.
- Jessica McBirney
This easy-to-read article explains the economic system of capitalism along with some of its potential upsides and drawbacks, as well as alternative economic systems.Pair “Capitalism” with “The Million Pound Bank Note” and have students think about how Twain’s story challenges society’s thoughts about wealth and what the possession of money says about a person. Does our view of personal wealth depend on which economic system we use?