No longer useful to the story, he is 'killed off' rather quickly after being effectively killed of as a living, breathing character. It should be his father's moral failures that 'humanize' him, but it seems in reality even more the fact that he now works in a gas station. Amir is such a mean character that he is almost glad that his father has fallen, never mind that the man is working himself to death to pay to educate Amir and give him an aristocratic wedding. It is obscene that Amir accepts the wedding, since he is, more than his father, an American now. He perhaps should have at least entertained the possibility of not allowing his father to spend so much money.
Biff has come home because he has just been released from jail, has no job and has nowhere to go.Why does willy get so angry at howard? Willy is so angry at howard because willy was once promised(by howards father) a position that willy now needs, however in the present howard is unwilling to offer willy such a position. Willy is also angry because howard fires willy.What is the point of Willy’s talking about Dave Singleman to Howard?Willy tells howard about dave singleman because dave was willy’s inspiration. Willy tells howard about dave to try and show howard that he can still to be useful in an office position despite his old age.Why does willy get so angry at Bernard?Willy gets so upset at Bernard because Bernard asks him about what happened in boston with biff. This makes willy feel guilty as he was caught by biff in boston having an affair, which resulted in biff not attending summer school and flunking school altogether.
Willy knows deep down that he is overall a pretty unsuccessful man but he continues to tell his two sons that he is successful and that all they need in life is to be well liked in order to be like him. Although this is very untrue and Willy is not very well liked and is certainly not successful he puts on a front like its all one needs in life. Willy thinks that his attempts to kill himself are secret but all along Linda knows what he is doing
Lyons, from “Fences” has a goal in place to go after. Happy, like Biff has no plans on what to do with his life at 30 years old. “Death of a Salesman” and “Fences” are very different from each other in reference to plot but have a great amount of the same themes that they share. The stories place focus on families that are detached from the American dream and the ways to get that things normal (Casper1010, 2014). The topic of sports has a large part in both plays as both fathers have sons who want to do better by playing scholastic sports.
In J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, has difficulties coming to terms with his past, which in turn has a negative effect on all present situations. The tragedy of his brother’s death has left Holden empty. It is possible that Holden holds himself partially responsible for Allie’s death and now holds himself back from what his younger brother can no longer do such as mature, excel academically or form relationships. Because of past traumatic events, Holden forces himself into isolation out of his own fear and unknowing.
To begin with, his relationship with his sons, Biff and Happy, is nonetheless strained, especially after not being able to achieve the success that he told them was so easy to take hold of. Willy’s sons received different traits from their old man, and as such, can be seen by the reader as two separate personifications of his fragile psyche. Biff, for starters, represents Willy’s acknowledgment of his failure. In the altercation with his dad near the conclusion of the story, Biff tells
This is where the audience finds out about Willy not only betraying Linda, but Biff as well, "You fake! You phony little fake!" (121). Biff's anger after seeing his father cheat made him lose all his hopes and dreams. Moreover, Willy tries not to blame himself for Biff's failure in life, "Don't blame everything on me!
His father had told him that whenever he felt “like criticizing anyone…[to] just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1) . In other words, his father was advising him to not look at people for what they have, rather for who they are. Having a narrator that has grown up to be disinterested unmasks the characters from all the material things. This book mainly focuses on Gatsby and his pursuit of happiness; to be reunited with his lover, Daisy. This adventure begins when Nick finds his neighbor, Gatsby, stretching “…out his arms toward…a single green light…” (20-21) in which we later find out to be the same “green light that burns all night at the end of [Daisy’s] dock” (92).
This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love. Gonerill and Regan are the complete opposite here as they show dishonesty in lying about how much each of them loves their father. As soon as their father has given them their share of inheritance they become ungrateful and no longer care for their father. ‘And in good time you gave it.’ Here Regan tells Lear that he took his time
Biff then decides that he is not going to finish school and therefore does not become successful, which was his Father’s big dream. Aristotle also states that a tragic hero cannot be completely good or completely evil, this is true of Willy. He cannot be considered completely good because he is an adulterer, but he feels guilt for his actions, so he also can’t be considered completely evil. Even though his actions didn’t always support it, he tried very hard to provide the best for his family. Willy also possesses a flaw, schizophrenia, which fits the fourth of Aristotle’s five distinctions.