Yeah, I'd say... Spoiler: If you haven't read the book, you don't want to read this. they're giving him a moustache twirl. And the point of him giving away his parents' money is that he's a closet megalomaniac who wants to be Alexander the Great. He wanted to be able to say that he made himself. Plus, as I recall, while he said one thing, his casual disregard, possibly contempt, for his ordinary parents was shown by an image of him casually sitting on their gravestone. You've got everything you need to work with right there.