The two were obviously distant and yet Victor fulfills his duty as a son and picks up his father’s remains. One could argue that he went only for the truck and the few hundred dollars his father had in the bank, though he did feel some kind of love for his father. This is proven when Victor admits that although he does not want to go into the trailer where his father died, he must because “there might be something valuable in there… pictures and letters and stuff like that” (419). The mundane tone Alexie uses emphasizes the sad routines one follows after a loved one dies; life continues. Alexie’s use of transitions between the present and memories of the past represent the memories that often pervade one’s mind when the experience a loss.
Here, are five things we can learn from this untraditional sales team. First you need to stand behind your product; this is possible to do by guaranteeing the product. As a salesman, it is impossible to really be effective unless you have a true passion for what you are selling. Tommy Boy has the passion from his father, also because the company has been with his family his whole life. The next thing a good salesperson needs to remember is to always be you.
With all the irresponsibility, came a man filled with hopes and dreams. This man hoped that one day he could live his version of the American Dream, and own a business. When trying to talk about it or work towards his goal, it seemed everyone shot him down. Even his own wife, “…his woman say…your eggs is getting cold!” (34) who would just ignore his words, and tell him to
Newman was a man who refused to accept failure, and demanded the appearance of great confidence in his family. Thus, it was this chance meeting with his uncle that inspired Miller to create Loman and the Loman household characters as they are. Wealth, hard work, job security and family union are some of the concepts that involves the well-known term, the American Dream. Few people think this dream is something that is automatically granted. Many others however, as in the story Death of a Salesman, view it as something that has to be achieved in order to be successful.
When Victor and Thomas come to the trailer where people find Victor’s father, the first thing comes to Victor’s mind is there might be something valuable in there and where his father’ money is. Moreover, Thomas saves Victor’s life in the past by rescuing him from thousands of wasps. It is unbelievable that Victor goes to his old job to ask for money for his personal problem; even after the tribal council tries to explain that they are having the difficulties in finance and the fund providing against similar situations is just used to bring trial members’ bodies, Victor still insists to have some money. Moreover, it is no doubt that Victor cares so much about the possession which his father may leave for him that
(22) Soon after leaving home he would have to abandon his beloved Datsun. This should have been devastating considering the fight that he put up over his parents trying to buy him a new car, but actually a huge weight had been lifted off of him. At last he felt free. In Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild describes Chris as being exhilarated. That he saw this as a chance to be free.
Cory wasn’t like his brother a drifter. Cory was willing to work put forth the effort in whatever he was doing. At one point of the story, Cory asked his father to buy a TV that cost $200.00. Instead of begging Troy to pay for the TV with all of his money, Cory agreed to help his dad with some of the cost. Troy said, “I’ll tell you what…you get a hundred dollars and I’ll put the other hundred with it”
This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118). This favoritism shows what little respect Julian holds for his younger son that stems from Franks dominance between the Hayden siblings. Wes is constantly put down because of his brother’s achievements; these situations can either make or break Wesley. In all families, there is a member who thrives on ‘power trips’, and in this specific situation, it was Julian, “He wanted, he needed, power…he was a dominating man who drew sustenance and strength from controlling others” (20). Julian acquires his power through putting others down, especially Wes; this causes Wesley to have a lot of animosity towards his father.
This ideal displays the apathy for accumulation of material goods. This is best expressed by Henry David Thoreau, “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it” (Henry David Thoreau). McCandless reflects this ideal when he aggressively reacts to his parents after they offered to buy a new car for him. Also reflected when Chris says “Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around my net meal” (Christopher McCandless, Into the wild).
Dickens also writes how Scrooge treated his Nephew Fred, badly, his nephew and only living relative is a very cheerful man who loves Christmas. He wishes his Uncle a Merry Christmas Scrooge replies ‘bah humbug’. "Why did you get married?" said Scrooge. "Because I fell in love."