After Rose Cook Lewis and Ginny Cook Smith inherit their father’s property, they strike up a family tradition in which they play a nightly game of Monopoly with their husbands, as well as with Jess Clark. The game is extremely enjoyable for all concerned, but it also symbolizes the characters’ latent desire for power and property (and allows them to access these desires behind the façade of a game). Their enjoyment of the Monopoly game—and the other characters’ fascination with it—is an early sign that the Cook family will be torn apart by greed and acquisitiveness (after all, a game of Monopoly ends when one person has all the wealth and everybody else is broke).
Monopoly Quotes in A Thousand Acres
“He is crazy,” said Rose. Anyway, Ginny, you’re running out of money
and you have all the expensive rentals left before you get to Go.”