In Motherless Brooklyn, Paul is a genius engineer and idealist. He presents a new electricity grid plan to his brother Moses, who claims it's brilliant and that it would benefit the both of them. However,

The next day, Moses denies Paul's plans out of spite,

I'm not sure why. What spite? What is Moses' motivation to refuse Paul's plan? Does it have to do with the fact that it was Paul's idealism that cause this whole situation with Laura being associated to Moses, Moses getting blackmailed, etc etc?

  • You may get a better answer directing this to people who have read the book, where this may be dealt with in more detail. – Michael Stern Dec 14 '20 at 17:06

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