When Willy has a flashback of when Ben visited him and they discuss about their father, Willy says to Ben that “I still feel kind of temporary about myself?”(Death of a Salesman, 51). From the quote, Willy gives the reader the clue that he wanted his father to play as an important figure in his life but was not present in his life Since his father left him it has caused a negative psychological impact on Willy. This includes Willy always trying to be a friend to his sons oppose to playing the role of a fatherly. This can be clearly proven when Biff steals the football. During this scene, Willy says to Biff that ““I want you to return that.
He can never hold down a job and develops a kleptomania habit. He dreams of working on a ranch, but he sees that dream as unacceptable because it is not the life his father wants for him. For much of his life, he blames his father for his failures while simultaneously trying to live up to his expectations. Because
After King Hamlet's death, Laertes, along with Prince Hamlet return to Denmark for the funeral services. This is the first sign that Laertes will become a foil to Hamlet in the play. Hamlet is devastated but he only mopes around whereas when Laertes father Polonius is murdered he vows for revenge “to the blackest Devil!”(4.5.215) He thinks through his emotions, not with his brain like Hamlet. When Hamlet is trying to solve if Claudius killed his father he uses Gertrude asking, “I know not: is it the King?”(3.4.123) Spying through someone else is typical Hamlet not only keeping his feeling hush but also avoiding a confrontation with the king before he knows for sure if he killed his father. When Ophelia dies Laertes is Distraught and isn’t afraid to show this whereas Hamlet loved her but his lack emotion left him without a connection to her at the end of the play.
When Keller says “what the hell did I work for? That’s only for you Chris, the whole shootin’ match is for you,” this shows the reader very clearly that he feels it his duty to provide for his son. All my sons is a very tragic play. It shows how a man can sacrifice his morals, responsibility and the truth to provide for his family so that they can live a perfectly plentiful life. This struggle for wealth and material goods involves Keller committing an awful crime due to his greed,
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.
In the novel “Of Mice and Men”, George has dreamed of having his own ranch with his friend Lennie. “Of Mice and Men” ends in tragedy. George feels compelled to mercifully kill his friend and companion, Lennie, in order to save him from a brutal death. The death of Lennie also marks the death of the beautiful dream they have been nurturing. George then realizes that having a companion is very important in this evil world and that even though you work hard to reach a certain goal, it may not come true.
Dad wants his boys to think the way he does. When dad is then killed in the line of duty and by a black man, this clears the way for Derek to become recruited by the vulture named Cameron. Cameron preys on weak kids like this so that he can bring them into the white power movement. From there, the family begins to deteriorate and continues until Derek is released from prison. Their living arrangement is quite dismal.
He worked so hard at convincing himself that he could recreate the past that he actually believed it could happen in his own mind. He hated his life as a kid because of the fact that he wasn’t rich. To Gatsby, the reason Daisy never married him was because he wasn’t wealthy, like Tom was. This triggered Gatsby to have a life goal. This life goal was everything he worked for, his entire life revolved around doing anything he can to become rich, and once he was rich then he would once again capture Daisy’s love for him again and they would get married back in Louisville at Daisy’s old house.
The American Dream The American Dream; A white picket fence, the yard, and a big red door. In Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman does not achieve this American Dream ethically. Throughout the play, Willy Loman cheats on his wife teaches his sons to cheat and steal, and believes that if you are well liked you will get far in life. While on the road selling his products, Willy was faced with many temptations, and gave into them. While in Boston Massachusetts, Willy would come to meet the character known as The Woman.
Critical review of Death of a Salesman (1949), by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a written play that focuses on the tragedy of Willy Loman, a modern age American salesman trying to accomplish the American dream. Willy's family which consists of his wife Linda, older son Biff and younger son Happy whom each play a significant role in various scenes of the play. The play also reveals past events of Willy's life that are crucial to the development of Willy as a tragic hero. By the end of the play, Willy commits suicide because he thinks this will help Biff achieve the American dream, something that he was ultimately unable to do. However, does Miller achieve the goal of portraying Willy as the tragic hero by the end of the play?