Unscrupulousness


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Unscrupulousness

See also Trickery.
Blas, Gil
educated rogue on warpath for self-gain. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas]
Brass, Sampson
unprincipled attorney. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
Bray, Walter
to clear his debts to old Gride, arranges to have Gride many his daughter. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Butler, Rhett
war profiteer; morality not a concern. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
Claudio
asks sister to sacrifice her virtue to save his life. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure]
Dodson and Fogg
unscrupulous lawyers who file breach-ofpromise suit against Mr. Pickwick. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
Duroy, George
climbs to wealth by exploiting wife’s disgrace. [Fr. Lit.: Bel-Ami]
Hajji Baba
clever rogue travels around Persia taking glamorous jobs for illicit gain. [Fr. Lit.: Hajji Baba of Ispahan in Magill I, 343]
Henchard, Michael
when drunk offers wife and child for sale. [Br. Lit.: The Mayor of Casterbridge]
Livia
she poisoned whoever interfered with her plans. [Br. Lit.: I, Claudius]
Prince, The
practicality in power; end justifies means. [Ital. Lit.: The Prince]
Steele, Lucy
jilts Edward for his brother Robert to take advantage of a switch of their inheritance. [Br. Lit.: Sense and Sensibility]
Tweed, William Marcy “Boss”
(1823–1878) corrupt politico; controlled New York City government (1863-1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 511]
Winterset, Duke de
commonly described as “an English scoundrel.” [Am. Lit.: Monsieur Beaucaire, Magill I, 616–617]
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