what makes sammy run and my life

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Literature of success/ English 215 Prof. Allen April 13, 2000 What Makes Sammy Run, The Moral Compass, and My Life What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg is a brilliant book that shows the savagery, the insensitiveness, and cruelty caused by the drive for money, which characterized the general attitude of most people in America during the end of 1930s and the beginning of the 1940s. Sammy Glick, the main character in the book, is a poor Jewish …

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…has made us cynical and defensive against the calls of The Moral Compass. It is, perhaps, our fault that we are corrupt and unable to understand these stories. Each of us has to look within himself, because most of the times guilt lies in ourselves. Bibliography Works Cited: Bennett, William J. The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life’s Journey. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995. Schulberg, Budd. What Makes Sammy Run? New York: Vintage Books, 1990.