This can be seen through many societies throughout history and we can see an example of this in the town of Salem Massachusetts. A closed society where perceived truth too often took over the actual truth which became a breeding ground for ignorant people leading to major conflicts. Often people refuse to see the opposing argument and as a result ignorance brews. When people who are already in conflict continue to turn a blind eye to their opponents and refuse to understand their situations even more it helps their ignorance prevail and continues to harm people further. No matter how much a person tries to avoid conflict and feel that ignorance is bliss, it will take it’s toll one way or another.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN In the play, Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is, at first, set up as the character of the tragic hero. He has had goals and ambitions that he did not fulfill, and that his sons have not fulfilled, despite the pressure that he puts on them to accomplish his opinion of what success should be. However, as the story moves along, we see Willy’s tragic hero status decreasing substantially. As he desperately sifts through his past for some sort of actualization or realization, he only proves himself a to be failure, by the standards that he himself had set. There are a great many comparisons to be drawn from this play, and compared to the novel, The Great Gatsby.
Don’t give in to the noose, a fate that so many weak and not intelligent people have fallen to before you. Despite what you think, you are loved, you do have friends, you do have family, and you can have your dream of a wife, house, car, and a little extra money saved up. Seeing your interaction with your dad was quite confusing. It was hard to tell what emotions were going on between the two of you. He began criticizing you and everything you were doing, looking at you even biting your nails as weakness but around half of guys in their teens still bite their nails, hell I still bite my nails at age 19.
The immoral characters lie constantly throughout the novel for many different reasons. The King lies as a sort of art, while the Duke lies nonstop during his entire appearance in the novel. Pap, another immoral character, makes up countless stories during his appearances. He lies for personal gain, he does not care about anyone but himself. When Huck fakes his own murder, Pap seems to have feelings of regret but ultimately does not care as much as a father should.
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. So he plans to go to work the next morning to ask his boss if he could be reassigned to New York so he doesn’t have to travel so much. This is when Willy suffers a loss of stature. It turned out that his boss had been meaning to talk to him about something, about firing him. This hits Willy especially hard because he was very good friends with his old boss who died and left the company to his son.
Mike was being teased and looked at differently due to his moustache, and Greg was having serious trouble with grades and therefore couldn’t play for a team. Both Mike and Greg went through unpleasant moments because of their conditions. Due to his moustache, Mike’s grandmother confused him with his dead grandfather; she treated Mike as if he were her husband and made him feel bewildered. On the other hand, Greg was having problems with his dad due to his bad grades. That caused Greg to go to an old house, where he found Lemon Brown, where he was terrified for some minutes and experienced a dangerous situation.
One can assume that Meursault's lack of care, in the end, allows him to understand the meaninglessness of mankind's struggle for acceptance. Both, Meursault and Camus are aware that in spite of all the pleasures life has to offer, human existence is absurd: "we exist in and are inescapably related to the world; ... and that death is inevitable and final end of life" (Rhein 3). The significance behind The Stranger is men's endless struggle to survive in an irrational universe he can't understand, and that the only certainty in existence is death. Mersault’s absurdity brings him somewhat joy. His indifference to Marie's affection towards him demonstrates that even though Meursault enjoys her companionship, it made no difference whether or not she loved him deeply enough to the point of getting married.
He, as well as the other townspeople, believe that because of their yearly sacrifice, God blesses the town and keeps them out of harm. The irony in this however, is that the lottery is harmful. The people of the town believe it is okay to stone somebody to death every year because God blesses them. Even though this is illegal, the people, and especially the mayor, believes that if they stop doing this, the town will stop having good luck. Just because they’ve done the same thing for years, does this make it socially justifiable?
For example the narrator says “like a city in a fairy tale.’’ Everybody in the town dancing, singing, and having celebrations that seems to never end. For the festival, for the town, people are coming rather fast “on fast little trains and double decked trams.’’ But there is one huge thing that some people are not on the same page about but won’t do anything about it. They have this child all locked up an abandoned in a dark basement all alone and not well feed. They say he’s was born defective they don’t really know for sure. All this fear and lack of nutrition he’s facing is affecting him “he looks about six, but actually nearly ten.” I wonder how anyone could do something like that when this child already in its worst position.
Being kept away from Maycomb all that time eventually made him go mad. One day while Boo was sitting on the living room floor, cutting up The Maycomb Tribune, he carelessly plunged his sharp scissor blades into his father’s leg. That act was obviously a cry for help. Boo then was not taken to an asylum, but was put in the Maycomb jail courthouse basement. He was not in there for too long because Mr.Radley had to bring him back home so he would not die from the mold growth.