International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)

Material cupidity causing dissolution of life: A critical study of Desire under the Elms


Debdas Biswas, Hasan Mahmood, Tandra Majumder

This article is a careful study of material gain as a functioning catalyst to set some interests in the mind of an individual whose life is based on the desires and gain of his/her life to a particular extent where an individual can find a social position and thus feels secure. It also focuses on the struggle through which an individual has to go to fulfill his/her desires. It shows some other aspects of an individual like revengefulness, loneliness, illusion, dishonesty, carelessness and also cruelty on the way of attaining his/her desires. It shows how hankering after belongings turns out to be disastrous to spoil an individual’s life. Though we see individuals to be apparently successful in achieving their desires, ultimately it results in their continuous mental unhappiness for which we cannot consider it any success; instead it is a total futility of human life.
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