These attributes are seen as the keys to happiness and bypassing hard work. He impresses this shallow dream onto his son, Biff. Although Biff is both well liked and attractive, he cannot achieve Willy’s dream and, therefore, becomes disillusioned. This discrepancy between Willy’s dream and reality manifested through Biff enables readers to see its dangerous futility. Although the dream results in Willy’s demise, Biff is able to escape and develop his own dream that is realistically based on true individual happiness instead of superficial qualities.
Maximus goes home to see his wife and son murdered and hung in front of his house. He knows he can't stay in his house, so he starts to find somewhere else to live. While in the desert, Maximus collapses and he is captured by slave trainers. While in the slave camp, the captured slaves were tested to see what level they could perform. Maximus was called Spaniard because he refused to tell his name.
Death of a salesman commentary A salesman for all of his career, Willy thinks the goal of life is to be well liked and gain material success. insecure guy. He tries to make himself feel better by lying to himself and his family. In his world of delusion, Willy is a hugely successful salesman. He disguises his profound anxiety and self-doubt with extreme arrogance.
Robert Del Colle March 6, 2011 Comp111. E61 Word Count: 1,442 Tragic Hero’s In Oedipus the King by Sophocles and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the two main characters are men who are both egotistical and want to lead exemplary lives. Both Oedipus and Willy live their lives guided by an excessive amount of pride. Oedipus’s only motive is to make himself look good while, Willy is a man who is very proud but, in reality has nothing to be proud of. Their blindness to their own failures and their larger than life egos are what ultimately lead them to their demise.
Both protagonists are blinded by their illusions of success, and both of their experiences are akin to one another. Willy's experience with achieving the American Dream is similar to Troy's will to survive because Troy tries to be on the same level as Whites by overcoming racial barriers. Willy Loman, a traveling salesman, believes that one must be well-liked in order to achieve the American dream. However, Willy does not realize that the value of hard work and devotion plays the most important role in achieving success. Willy tries to teach his falsified ideology of the American dream to his sons, Biff and Happy.
Many a man before you, in his dreams, has shared his mother’s bed. Take such things for shadows, nothing at all— Live, Oedipus, as if there’s no tomorrow!” (Meyer 1128). This quote shows both the blindness of Oedipus and Jocasta. Jocasta only believes what she wants to believe. When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that.
Billy wants to find peace within him and the only way he can have it is to have revenge on the Indians who killed his parents. Revenge is not a good thing and it is not the way to go. His brother falls in love with a young girl and leaves Billy. Billy is left alone once more, first with the wolf and now with his brother. When he returns to Mexico to find his brother he only finds his remains he had been killed.
Their own son (who has not been born yet) will grow up, and he will kill his father (King Laois) and marry his mother (Queen Jocaste). In an attempt to not let this prophecy come true the king and queen ordered a peasant to leave Oedipus on the side of a mountain, and this is when the prophecy beings to take its path. The peasant does not leave it on the mountain side, for he would feel guilty to kill an infant. He handed it off to another peasant to bring to his town. One simple trip to an oracle sets the outline of a great ancient Greek tragedy.
(A) Ali’s parents were killed and Baba’s father, who judged the murder trial, took him in (B) He was born to the Hazara servant of Baba’s father (C) He killed a sheep belonging to Baba’s family and was forced to become their servant as punishment (D) Baba and Ali had the same father 3. What is it that worries Baba about Amir? (A) He isn’t certain who Amir’s mother was (B) A boy who can’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything (C) Boys at school bully Amir (D) Amir could disappoint him by losing the kite-fighting tournament 4. How is Hassan’s cleft lip fixed? (A) Amir uses his birthday money to pay for the surgery (B) Baba pays for the surgery as a birthday gift to Hassan (C) Hassan steals Amir’s birthday money and uses it for the surgery (D) Ali steals Amir’s birthday money to pay for the surgery 5.
This image is what’s considered the “American Dream”. Miller’s character Willy Loman is the perfect dramatization of many people out there who work hard, yet never seem to quite reach the goal they set for themselves. Willy is a salesman who is convinced that “the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead.” Willy is constantly worried about how he looks and appears to others because in his mind “he is destined for success” and so “he must constantly dress the part,” (Centola 21). Willy’s brother Ben is the ideal man in Loman’s mind. He has the success, the wealth, and the notability that is everything Willy wants for himself and his family.