Thus far I completely agree with Christina. From the first page of the novel we see each and every characters true colors. After being notified about Ivan’s death each and every so-called “friend and family member” were merely considered with how much money they would collect from Ivan’s death. Therefore, I find both greed and money to be themes that are going to be prevalent throughout the remainder of the novel. Some examples of greed can be seen through Christina’s posts below. Furthermore, the themes of money and greed are issues that are prevalent not only in the story, but also in our lives every day. Looking at the bigger picture we as readers should understand how when family and money get mixed together it typically doe not turn out well. As seen in the story, there is a lot of tension and pressure resulting from this death (and friends/family members greediness does not help any).