WHAT IS THEME OF THE SHORT STORY? PROVIDE TEXTUAL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER.
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In my opinion, the main theme of the short-story, The Bet, would be the fact that material possessions and knowledge are worthless in the face of eternity. In the grand scheme of life.... and death, they ultimately mean nothing.
"To prove to you in action how I despise all that you live by, I renounce the two million of which I once dreamed as of paradise and which now I despise."