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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #4

Keller: I don't know, once upon a time I used to think that when I got money again I would have a maid and my wife would take it easy. Now I got money, and I got a maid, and my wife is workin' for the maid. (1.245)

Keller is a self-made man and is proud of all his financial success.

Quote #5

Keller: Kid, walkin' down the street that day I was guilty as hell. Except I wasn't, and there was a court paper in my pocket to prove I wasn't, I and I walked… past… the porches. Result? Fourteen months later I had one of the best shops in the state again, a respected man again; bigger than ever. (1.446)

What matters to Keller is that he eventually restored his business to prosperity. Material success is the ultimate goal.

Quote #6

Ann: And the money, there's nothing wrong in your money. Your father put hundreds of planes in the air, you should be proud. A man should be paid for that…
Chris: Oh Annie, Annie… I'm going to make a fortune for you! (1.545)

Chris just called his money "loot" from the war. But with Ann's blessing he quickly comes around to a perspective that more closely resembles his father's.

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