Mert's parents had been exploited to death by starvation. As he mourned over their still, gaunt corpses, he realized the influence of wealth was absolute. A dark grudge welled up within him against the affluent and the manipulators, driving him to a life of thievery and ostentation. Though he hoped to find something more valuable than gold, hatred had blinded him to all else but its dull glint.
See Filthy Rich Mert