Willy’s downfall is a result of his reluctance to face his shame, his guilt towards his affair and the way Biff’s life turned out, and the social pressures of success. Willy denies the feeling of shame, affecting him and his family. Willy turns to another woman out of loneliness for Linda, deeply within; his feelings of shame are related to the need of a woman. Shame, inadequacy and inferiority evince the need to “be liked and never want” (Arthur Miller 21). This is apparent within Willy and his sons.
Candy is lonely because of his age, he lost his dog, and his physical disability. Candy’s age is one of the reasons that affect his loneliness, “I ain’t got the poop no more” (20). He said this when the others go to town on Saturday night because he is too old to go out with them, and he thinks he would not fit in. Secondly, after Candy lost his dog he was lonelier, “Candy lay still, staring at the ceiling” (49). When Carlson asked to take Candy’s dog to kill it, Candy would not answer and just lay still and stare at the ceiling because he was sad that he would lose his only friend.
Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
At first glance the event of the hurricane seem out of this world and makes the reader pause and think, why did Hurston decided to put this tragic scene within her novel, but after closer examination the unrealistic events following the hurricane reflect the key themes of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Throughout the book Janie struggles to make herself truly happy. This can be seen through her troubled relationships with both Logan and Jody. In these relationships she could never really appreciate her own independence and she was always living behind the shadows of the figures that over powered her life. Both men tried to turn Janie into what they believed was the ideal women, but they never loved Janie for who she was.
Walter's anger is perfectly justified although it gets him nowhere, and Ruth's increasing frustration with her husband is also justified, especially as they are about to bring another child into the world. The reader hopes that Walter's scheme will work even though he/she knows it never will. In the end, the family triumphs against daunting odds. They will have to work harder than they ever have to keep their house, and they will never fit into their neighborhood. They will likely face acts of discrimination even more pronounced, but they do not swallow their pride and submit to the demands of Lindner and their neighborhood.
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
It is interesting that Olfelia will be able to exist in a world where time does not matter; because this is something the Captain desires so much. He wants his family name to live on forever, and the only way that he could achieve this goal is by fathering a son; to the Captain, his son is the only way he can defy mortality. In fact he does not even question that his wife might be carrying a girl. When Carmen first came to see the Captain, he felt her belly and confidently believed that it would be a boy. It is clear that he does not even care for his wife’s health; she is just a mediator between him and his son, who he could pass on the inheritance and his name to.
Creon cares about his son so much he doesn’t want Haemon to marry Antigone just because she broke the law. Creon says, “You will never marry this side of death.”(646) Creon cares mostly about his family and don’t Haemon to marry a women that did something bad. Creon is doing the right thing for his son so he can live a better life than marrying a woman that broke the law. Creon also says, “No son of mine shall web so vile a creature.”(486) Haemon tries so hard to convince her father to let him marry her but Creon is stopping him. He cares about her wife, Eurydice, as well because Creon wanted to suicide when he saw his son and wife died in scene 8.
One way in which Linda holds up and encourages her husband is by telling him that things will work out for the better. This is relevant to the American Dream as her hopes for Willy never blossom, just as the American Dream cannot actually be achieved by everyone as it states. Willy’s beliefs of how you become successful in the Business World are entirely wrong. He has the right mindset for the Green World but does not want to accept this; he has to make his own way in the Business World. He believes that qualities such as popularity and loyalty are essential, however Howard throws all of this out the window in bluntly saying: ‘business is
When his most loved daughter comments on her sister’s reactions about his wishes, he then begins to go insane after irrationally separating his land between two of his three daughters based on their charm bringing terrible consequences for everyone. I would say that’s Lear’s first mistake; separating power and responsibility. His two eldest daughters are prepared to be in control of their own lives (age wise) but not necessarily mature enough. A reason of immaturity from the daughters that Lear didn’t notice was how fond they were of him when he declared his wanting, therefore, they aren’t ready to rule a kingdom. They allowed their father to act as if he is still in charge.