Holden can’t find a true friend in anyone, and he is trying to fill the hole that his brother’s death left in his life. Holden considers everyone a phony, and can’t seem to make friends or talk to girls. He tries to find romance, but he always ends up ruining 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.
“Chris's smoldering anger, it turns out was fueled by a discovery he'd made two summers earlier, during his cross-country wanderings... Chris pieced together the facts of his father's previous marriage and subsequent divorce-facts to which he hadn't been privy.” (p. 121) This is not good mainly for Chris and his dad's relationship and also his mom and him. He was enraged at the fact that he was never told and that his dad would lie to him or be deceitful and not tell him about his first family and
“He is a tree, a sheltering boulder. He is a protector of the weak.”(58-59) This quotation is used in John Updike’s “Oliver’s Evolution” to describe a man who is neglected and is not nurtured by those he cares about. As a child, Oliver is a neglected, problematic young boy, who encounters two near death experiences and is “born with in turned feet.”(5) Oliver is never able to get a break in life and turns into a rambunctious, undisciplined teenager who is never held accountable for his mistakes. Oliver never has much responsibility until “he married, which seemed like yet another mishap.”(48) At this moment in life, Oliver turned into the “protector of the weak”(59) due to that fact he finally has someone who looks to him for the guidance and care he has never been fortunate enough to receive. Oliver evolves from a neglected child into a reckless teenager, then the evolution takes a turn for the better and he becomes a man that can be depended upon.
Willy Loman, a self-deluded salesman who lives in complete denial searching for his "American Dream," finds himself in a belated mid-life crisis. He never achieved the glorious existence as a salesman he had envisioned for himself, so he places all his hopes in his two sons, Biff and Happy. But because their father has infused them with the same fundamentally wrong sense of morality and of what is important in life that has delayed his own success and happiness, the sons find themselves equally trapped and suspended in time without the ability to succeed. Miller reveals Willy’s Struggle as the perfect father, his concerns in his image as a role model, and his controllable actions that misguides the downfall in his relationship with his
Victor’s feeling of the lack of his father’s love is more deepened after his father Arnold has left home. Victor feels abandoned and too desperate to restrain himself from punching Thomas. Victor runs to assure his father’s love, but he never has a chance to figure it out, until he meets Suzy and finds a family photo at his father’s trailer. Suzy’s
He was abandoned by his father at the age of two and by his mother by the time he was ten. He was then raised by his factory worker “abuelos”, grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, and, Refugio Gutierrez, his step grandfather a construction worker. He was showed very little attention or affection as a child and his difficult childhood would become the center of his comedy. George Lopez never knew his father, never had a birthday party and has never seen a baby picture of him. He was bullied as a child due to the fact he had a large head and was the darkest kid in his class.
His father, Unoka, was a well-known for his laziness in the village. He was the root of Okonkwo’s embarrassment. Since his childhood, Okonkwo was ashamed of his father, who, “In his day he was lazy and improvident and was quite incapable of thinking about tomorrow” (04). In the standard of his clan, Unoka was a coward, lazy, and wastrel man who spent money wastefully. When he was a child, a boy once called Okonkwo’s father an Agbala, witch means “a woman” as well as a man who has no title.
Notice that Sarty has no real sense of his father's outrage. He sees his father's anger, but he cannot understand it or from where it comes. Sarty was not alive during or before the war, so his only frame of reference is his ten years in this sharecropping family. Sarty lives with his father, his mother, an aunt, two sisters, and a brother. Sarty is the only member of the family to truly act on his own conscience, and ultimately this separates him from the rest of the family.
When he was just an infant, his father was out searching for food to keep his family nurtured, and he never returned to his home. Tyson’s mother seems to think that he was run over by buffalo, but no one knows for sure. It is bad enough that Tyson is an only child, but he has practically lived his life without a father figure. Ever since Tyson has been old enough to fend for his mother and himself, he has taken responsibility as the “man of the family”. He cries himself to sleep each and every night because he has no one to look up to in his life.