The Price of Greed
Argh matey! Welcome aboard the ship that will lead to a world of pirates. Lets be cautious now the sight of gold can make any man lust with greed and in a blink of an eye they are lost in a world of gluttony. Now will enter a place where the desire for more has taken control over many men that are now doomed. Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl is a tale of betrayal and greed; where the greed of man leads to a path of many riches but a life cursed without enrichment. The curse that will leave man always wanting more as well as the lost of their senses of life and feelings of emotions.
The code of the pirates like many other codes establishes the rules pirates abide by. One of the rules the pirates go by is if a fellow shipmate gets left behind they stay behind. This gives significance to the word betrayal. In a pirate’s ship everyone is looking out for himself. This is similar to the real world where everyone is trying to get ahead and think of no one but himself or herself. Many choose the path of cheating and betrayals to climb the rope of success leaving behind no regrets and seeing ahead a future of fortune. The thinking of a pirate: fortune.
Captain Jack Sparrow is the captain of the Black Pearl until his crew plots against him to take over the ship. Empowered by greed they were led by a new voice, Barbosa, and left Jack Sparrow in an abandon island. The treasure they seek was Cortez’s gold coins. Even though stories told of a curse the pirates’ greed and need for treasure overtook their rationality. Cortez’s curse did not stop them from stealing and this just demonstrates how greed has the power to destroy the inner morals of any human being. The greed of many is like a craving that hits every second and it cannot be contained; it has to be satisfied.
Captain Barbosa tells the story of Cortez’s cursed gold coins and what the curse has done to him and his crew. The curse has made them live forever without senses to taste or feel. They roam the sea looking for the day they could finally break the curse. Captain Barbosa now understood that his greed had taken away from him things he found no value to but now craves for it the most. And when the curse was finally lifted the man Captain Barbosa once betrayed killed him and from his hand an apple falls symbolizing his desire to once again be able to taste the sweet juice of food. This shows that even the greediest pirate sees beyond the material things and longs for the things he always had. Many of us get consumed by greed and do not realize until is too late and the damage cannot be repaired.
Well matey our trip has come to an end. This end that would bring a new beginning and a new sense on the price of greed. Is this a price that we are willing to pay for? Hopefully is not and we have learned from the pirates of the Black Pearl and learn to be satisfied with what is there.