Walter just wants the best for his family. He is such a strong dreamer because he believes investing in a liquor store will boost his family out of poverty. He becomes very depressed and nervous for the family’s situation. He is struggling to pursue his dream because he feels that
By allowing Eric to speak 'rudely', the audience thinks that he is an emotional type of person because he is focused at the deeper aspects of life. The gesture of raising glasses shows even clearer to the audience that Mr Birling is a caring parent and well-mannered man. However, the first impressions are often misleading. During his speech he suddenly starts to talk about 'lower costs and higher prices'. He is even involving Gerald by talking about possible fusion of his father's company and Birlings Limited.
The main difference in the two essays is that Terkel essay shows the struggle Cruz faces while rising above poverty and reaching for wealth, where Dalton is presents how it is difficult to move from poverty to prosperity. Terkel essay illustrates Cruz’s journey in the business world while he reaches for his dream. For example, Cruz grew up in the “trashy white area” because it was all his family could afford, but he wanted to grow up to make money and not be poor. He writes,” … hell we
Mr Birling is a very selfish man who ‘has to make his way’ and doesn’t think of anyone but himself and his family; he thinks the community is stupid. He likes to make predictions on future- the unsinkability of the titanic, the impossibility of the war and the promises of technology. Sheila is presented as a very pretty and a quite honest character. She is engaged to Gerald Croft and they have just had their engagement party. When the inspector tells Sheila about Eva Smith she showed a lot of emotion and felt that she had to tell the inspector everything that happened.
Walter Younger also assumes that happiness can be gained through wealth. When questioned by his mother about why he always is talking about money, he responds by saying, “[Money] is life” (Hansberry 55). Both these characters base all of their hopes of eventual joy on the ambition of acquiring a great amount of money and success. Page 2 Disappointed in his lack of success, Walter complains about his job by saying, “Mama a job? I open and close cars all day long” (Hansberry 54).
But he wasn't always rich and wealthy, and his family also wasn't rich. His dad was a hardworking man but they lived off on welfare. Since he experienced that lifestyle at such a young age, which motivated him to become someone big in life and not settle for less and he wanted to just live life to the fullest with no regrets and no financial struggles. This automatically flips the coin to the other side of people who argue that race, gender, sexual, orientation, and pedigree. determine whether or not someone becomes successful.
The move to America is very difficult for Baba, who is used to being wealthy and well-respected in his community. He goes from having wealth and a position of power to working a low-paying job at a gas station and living modestly. Yet his relationship with Amir improves. Baba, as Rahim Khan explains in his note, felt guilty over his rich, privileged life because
The Attempt for Success in Fences and Death of a Salesman When one attains wealth, respect and happiness they are successful. Two protagonists, Willy Loman from Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Troy Maxson from August Wilson's Fences strive to become successful through comparable motives and ideals. Yet, the only distinction between Death of a Salesman and Fences is the issue of race. Willy Loman is part of a white family who is struggling to survive and Troy Maxson who has an African-American background is also having trouble supporting his family. Both protagonists are blinded by their illusions of success, and both of their experiences are akin to one another.
In the story “Bartelby, the Scrivener” I have more sympathy for the lawyer than Bartelby. The lawyer in the story is an older man in his sixty who is trying to run a successful law office in New York city. As he explains in the story he does not deal with juries or draw down public applause his business is among rich men’s bonds, and mortgages, and title-deeds. The lawyer already has two copyist Turkey, and Nippers, and the third person was Ginger nut a young office-boy. The lawyer is looking to employ another copier and to his advertisement shows a lad by the name of Bartleby.
His West Egg fortune comes from working as a business man, typical for most West Eggers who earn money through painstaking years of struggle. Oddly enough, Nick is the only character who knows the distinction between East and West Egg. When he goes to Gatsby’s party he “believed they [young men] didn’t –drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace” in West Egg rather similar to the wealthy East Egg aristocrats (49). Nick represents all American’s today- a middle class person who generally does not desire for the future true goal in the American Dream, but eventually, stick with what they have. Although Nick grew up as a prosperous East Egger, he prefers to just go along with his ordinary