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The Little Foxes Themes

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Themes

Greed

Greed drives the Hubbards Regina, Ben, Oscar, and Leo to seek more and more wealth, beyond the very comfortable financial stability they have already secured from their drygoods business. Each of them sacrifices integrity to achieve it. The allure of wealth is a primary force that offers something slightly different to each of them. The expected millions will catapult Regina beyond the domain of the small town in the deep south into the glittering international social life of Chicago and Paris, but she kills her husband to get there and thereby loses the love of her daughter; thus she will go to Chicago utterly alone. Ben lost his integrity long ago; as Regina reminds him, "You couldn't find twelve men in this state you haven't cheated and hate you for it." Ben treats negotiating with his siblings like a game of chess, where the pawns are the future...

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