The Richest Man in Babylon Setting & Symbolism

George Samuel Clason
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Gold

Gold, and how to obtain more of it, is the central tenant of the book. While modern readers may not be concerned with obtain gold, they can certainly understand the desire for more wealth whatever the currency. For the Babylonians gold was the means to a better life and the more gold one had the better his life. The desire for gold fuels each character in the book and the entire lesson of the book involve earning, keeping, and increasing one's supply of gold.

Bansir's House

The story begins at Bansir's house. The structure is that of a simple worker and is enough to protect his family from the elements. Bansir's house overlooks the great palace of the king and Bansir often sits on his garden wall to gaze at the palace. While not integral to the entire story, Bansir's house sets the stage for the personal...

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