Discuss the attitudes toward gold (or money) taken by some combination of characters in McTeague. You might discuss Zerkow, Trina, Maria, McTeague, Marcus, Cribbens, and maybe old Grannis. You need not discuss them all. Choose the ones who enable you to make a focused, manageable point about gold\’s importance in McTeague. Don\’t force the characters into one mold that doesn\’t really fit; and don\’t overlook underlying principles that might link them.