English 2 H - Storyboard "How Much Land Does A Man Need"
Three events that demonstrate the theme of the story.
This first scene marks the beginning of how the theme emerges. With the chance to gain more land , Pahom seizes the opportunity and gathers all the money he has to do so.
"Look at that, the land is all being sold and I shall get none of it. Other people are buying land," he said, "and we must also buy twenty acres."
As Pahom gains more and more land, he is still unsatisfied. This shows the theme prominently developing. Pahom is not appreciative of what he already has, and is always thinking of more.
I will take over their land and have more. I would then be happier. As it is, I don't have enough land to be comfortable."
Pahom is greeted with the chance to gain even more land, and it is shown how he is already looking towards the future of this land being potentially taken away. He is not grateful for the land now, only worried about the future. When he makes the deal with the Bashkirs, this eventually becomes his downfall as he is greedy for too much. The theme is shown: Be grateful for what you already have.
"There now!" thought Pahóm. "With my one thousand roubles, why should I get only thirteen hundred acres, and have to pay more money later. If I take it out there, I can get more than ten times as much land for the money."
"How can I take as much as I like?" thought Pahóm. "I must get ownership papers to make it secure, or else they may say, 'It is yours,' and afterwards may take it away again."
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