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He has every right because he has more money, authority, dress, looks - above all, more money. It's money which gives people all this. Money alone is important in this world."
-- Margayya (Part One)

Importance: This passage reflects Margayya's absolutist thinking when it comes to money. Here, he believes that not only is money "important," but that it "alone is important in this world." This kind of thinking shifts the emphasis away from what experiences and relationships, pleasures and joys money can help one find, towards the pursuit of money itself, as the goal in and of itself.

Wealth...comes only to those who pray for it single-mindedly with no other thought."
-- The Priest (Part One )

Importance: As the novel shows, the Priest's words and recommendations here turn out to be deeply prescient. Indeed, Margayya's decision to pray "single-handedly" for wealth means that, in the end, wealth is the only thing he gets: no domestic harmony, no knowledge.

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-- Margayya (Part One)

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