Crooks feels hope for a moment thinking his life can become better even if his only friends are George, Lennie and Candy. He has no even been invited to live with them and Crooks is already willing to work like a slave as long as he has someone. Crooks is obviously a victim of the loneliness that invades the ranch but most important is the misfortunate consequences of
A person like Chris McCandless who has everything in the world is still unsatisfied on what is around him. He has family, money and a great education that will soon be his great future but he thinks that everything related to wealth is sinful. Chris made a journey to search for the true meaning of life and escaped it pressures. He also tried to travel by using his instincts in life by living naturally without other's aide. Whereas he helped people suffering of hunger by donating all of his college money, he forgot to help himself.
This once inner conflict soon becomes an outward conflict between Biff and Willy. Willy has a particular standards which he holds Biff to. Willy wishes for his eldest to be a salesman, as himself, absent-mindedly forgetting that his other son, Happy, has completed such a task and became the one thing he wanted for Biff. Willy is quite critical of Biff’s life choices, seeing them as failures, while Willy is losing his worldly possessions, his family and even his health because of said profession. Willy, himself, conformed rather than following his brother to Alaska, Africa or anywhere else.
E.M Forester describes a flat character as “The really flat character can be expressed in one sentence…” Royal Tenenbaum’s in one sentence is “he is very deceitful.” He begins the story as being a flat character his entire life, but when forced onto the streets, his manipulative nature turns against him; creating the beginning of his transformation. He is shown as a man who has always put himself before all others, including his family. Royal seems unable to grasp the idea that his irresponsible and selfish lifestyle has driven a wedge between him and his family that cannot be undone by a simple apology. The main goal of Royal however, is not to make amends to his family, but to have a roof over his head. The story begins with Royal being kicked out of his hotel room and having nowhere else to go, hatches a plan to gain entry into his old apartment by saying he has cancer.
At the beginning of the novel, Walter Lee is perceived to be a frustrated and hostile man who cares more about obtaining wealth than running a productive household. The event which changes Walter’s views on wealth occurs when Walter invites Mr. Linder back to the household sell their new property back to the neighbors. Walter’s epiphany occurs when Walter rejects the offer previously made by Mr. Linder which shows that Walter has realized family pride is more important than wealth. Based on Walter’s actions before and during the event involving Mr. Linder, it can be concluded that maintaining family pride is one’s only hope at finding emotional
Candy has pledged his savings to the project of the dream ranch, and cannot let go of his one remaining hope of a pleasant old age when Crooks says it will never happen. When Candy fools himself, saying ‘You god-damn right we’re gonna do it’, we realize just how pathetic and vulnerable he is. It is very hard not to feel pity for him at this point. Overall, therefore, there are many characters in the book towards whom we feel sympathetic, and there are many who are also pathetic: generally the two things go together, but Curley is perhaps the exception who proves the
Willy’s reaction symbolizes his betrayal to his family, and his failure of the American dream. Willy never acknowledges his failures to others. Charley offers him a job, but he refuses because of personal pride. Accepting a job from Charley would establish personal failure. Even when asking for a raise, he lies to his boss and say’s his boys are doing well knowing they cannot provide for him.
First of all, Victor is very materialistic in that he just wants to receive, but giving. At the beginning of the story, even though losing the job before, Victor still returns to his old job to ask for money to bring his father back from Phoenix. After failing to have enough the amount of money he wants, Victor takes advantages from Thomas to have the rest of the amount of money he wants. Although Victor has received some money from his father’s bank account, which he cares more than his father, he does not give back anything to Thomas. 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.
There are other fields for him to plough” (651). With his son's happiness and love of his life on the line, Creon decides to execute Antigone. But when the prophet man, Teiresias, tells Creon that carrying out the death of Antigone will bring on more loss for him. All in all, Creon becomes very scared because those he love may be affected by his decisions. Creon is clearly not a religious figure when he approaches a towns person for advice on how to fix his situation, “Tell me what to do.
He named himself a “scholarship boy”; a student with poor resource coming from an uneducated family who live in a foreign country but who has an enormous desire to improve himself. Unfortunately, to achieve his goal he forces himself to get apart from his own culture and his family. The miss of education of his parents was not helpful for him until the point that he felt dissatisfied and embarrassed of them. Even thought, they were always behind him; to make his success possible, “they evened the path” he said (627). His parents’ goals were really admirable.