This is apparent within Willy and his sons. Willy is driven to commit his greatest wrong by feelings of shame that arise out of his sense of inadequacy as a man. His adulterous affair with “The Woman” in Boston, which haunts both him and his son Biff, is a desperate attempt to confirm and maintain his self-esteem. (Fred Ribkoff 123) Willy feels guilty because he let Biff down when he got caught cheating in Boston and of course he let his wife down. Willy cheats on Linda out of loneliness and he wants to feel like an important salesman because he cannot face the fact that he’s not.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
The second part of the paper deals with the comparison. Topdog/Underdog talks about the adult lives of two African-American brothers, Lincoln and Booth who were abandoned by their parents. They have to deal with various issues ranging from work to racism. Booth, the younger brother, admires his brother and is even jealous of him. Lincoln used to be a hustler, but then he turned into a circus attraction where he sits dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
资料 In both stories, a young boy who either narrates the story or offers his point of view through indirect discourse witnesses and becomes complicit in an extramarital relationship. In Diaz's story, Yunior, the narrator, sees his father cheating on his mother and senses that this familial transgression is potentially threatening to his family's happiness; he does not fully appreciate his father's motivations, and comprehends only partially how this adulterous affair might connect to his father's changing identity. In Vapnyar's story, Misha sees his grandfather, who seemed utterly unable to adjust to American life, develop a new self-identity when he embarks on a friendship with a Russian immigrant he meets in an English-language class. Both
He’s too old and ultimately he is losing his mind. Willy’s constant flashbacks and hallucinations begin to get the better of him. But he refuses to admit what is beginning to happen. Willy’s wife goes to her sons because of their fathers’ behavior. She tells them of the noose found in the basement, and also of how Willy has been getting into car ‘accidents.’ She begins to cry and tell Biff and Happy that Willy may not have been the most perfect father or husband or businessman, but he was a good guy and that “attention must be paid.” Clearly his whole family is affected by Willy’s recent behavior and willy can start to recognize this.
Over the many years he was a salesman he always believed that it was people liking him was what made a salesmen. Willy’s first son is named Biff, Biff was mislead by Willy when he was younger. Willy mislead Biff by filling his head full of hot air, which lead to Biff believing that just him been well liked is the key to success in the business world. Willy never corrected Biff about stealing, so Biff went about life all wrong once he went was out on his own, he stole himself out of every job he had. In the end Biff recognizes his problem as well as the rest of his family's problem.
Willy and Biff fight a lot because Willy doesn’t like the fact his son cant hold a job down. Willy has a flashback to when the boys were in high school; he remembers them washing his car and how popular they were. He goes back to the time Biff had a “borrowed” football, being the football star Willy laughs and tells him to return it. Willy on a trip out of town reveals a new character. He brings stocking to a lady and we learn he is cheating on Linda.
Simon ends up taken coops girlfriend from him. Then after Simon finds out secrects abouts his new friends, He uncovers a dangersous and burtal side that no one likes. Glass got so cought up into his new friends that he cheated for Coop on his ACT and changed his grades in the computer so that he could take a different class, with his father knowing. Althought Simon was a nerd, he was independently wealthy .Simon starts turn his new friends agaisnt each other. Simons smarts was going to take him far in life, but who know that his new friends was going to bring it to an end very fast.
Link is boy, whom his mother started seeing a man, Vince, after his father left them. Vince happens to be very abusing, and holds a grudge against Link and his sister, Carol. Due to his behavior, and after an argument, Carol decides to leave the house and live with her boyfriend. Tension started growing in the house, and so the consequences were large on Link. He started to perform badly at school and so, he decides to follow his sister’s steps and leave the house.
Because of his addiction, he is thrown out of his home by his parents. His father smacks him in the face, calls him trash and throws him out on the street. Not long after Lucky finds Dove. Dove is a drug dealer who decides to help Lucky and takes him into his home, where Lucky is to be his runner. Lucky seems happy to be working for Dove as well as living with him and there seem to be a light ahead for him.