Business Themes

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Individualism

"Business" takes as its primary message the idea that individuals are more important and, in the long run, stronger than the state under which they live. Individualism, especially in the West, and in America in particular, forms the philosophical basis for modern democracies. The inalienable rights of the individual are codified in the Bill of Rights, which is the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Such rights restrict government's interference in the lives of its citizens. "Business" draws on the long history of individualism in America, eliciting sympathy from readers for the plight of a simple street musician who has been denied his right to make a living. Cruz highlights the importance of the individual in the West in two ways: one, he makes the main character in the story a vendor and a musician, someone who both sells things for a living and...

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