For Willy, it is apparent that reality and truth are too harsh for him and he would rather deal with lies instead. He conjures up ideas of what he wishes were real because to him being successful is the most important thing and what he needs people to believe. One of the main examples of this is when Willy says to his sons “they know me down in New England..” (page 19). Although he is clearly an unsuccessful salesman, he holds himself accountable to be extremely well-known and well-liked. Willy also encourages Biff to be unaccountable by telling him “coach’ll probably congratulate you on your initiative” when Biff steals the football.
Rex Walls, Jeanette’s father is really loving towards her. He doesn’t treat the other kids with respect like he gives her. He may screw up sometimes but most of the time he is always there for Jeanette when she needs it. Jeanette loves her father more than anything and you can tell that by the way she talks about him. She talks about him like he's a hero in her eyes and that he's indestructible.
Peter shows how he hates work, so the key to his happiness is just not going. Although he Peter was all for his own happiness, Milton began to think in a similar further into the film. This caused the two characters to butt heads. Milton told Peter he would not turn down his radio volume, basically just because it made him happy. A line from Self Reliance by Emerson tells that “their rage is decorous and prudent, for they are timid, as being vulnerable themselves.” Milton’s lack of timidity helped him gain his personal happiness therefore exemplifying transcendentalism.
There are also brief sightings of hope through out the film through Vincent's heroics. The world of Gattaca ultimately deflates peoples craving to be what is known as ‘perfect’. The film ‘Gattaca’ is world absent of love and affection, the only signs of this is through the love to be superior. The minimal amount of love and affection is shown through out various scenes of the film. The relationship between Vincent and Anton, the two individuals are also brothers, yet the relationship they share is nothing but a loveless quest to better one another, a cold hearted competition to prove to each other who is the superior or genetically perfect human being.
After he abdicates his power, Lear still acts authoritarian and kingly, despite having no real power. King Lear lives in a deluded perception of reality, unexposed to a life with hardships and without absolute power. One example of his deluded reality is that he appreciates the superficial praise from his two ungrateful daughters more than the true but tempered affection of his good daughter. When Lear is denied by Goneril and forced to leave against his will, he is furiously resistant, coping with both the betrayal of his daughter as well as the realization that he lacks absolute authority. The most notable moment of Lear’s madness being reasonable is when Lear finds Gloucester and Edgar in Act 4, Scene 6.
Joe Keller is a man who loves his family above all else, and has sacrificed everything, including his integrity, in his struggle to make the family successful. In the first scene of the play, Miller presents Joe Keller to the audience as a “good guy”. At first he appears a likeable man who has made his own fortune. He is practical, a reasonable father and a considerate husband. He lacks education but is perceptive, additionally a good business man.
This lack of structure around Jacob’s character alters our perception on who her character is and what she stands for in the play. Desdemona’s confidence in the love she bears for Othello is what inspires her boldness and bluntness. Yet the passion of her love both arouses and unnerves her husband too, adding to the seeds of fear and suspicion. However, without us, the viewer, seeing this confidence from Jacob, she just looks like a
Willy associates Ben with qualities that he himself severely lacks Realtiyvs Illusion Willy has dreams of material success, notoriety and has a misguided notion of the American Dream. These hopes dwarf the other aspects of his mentality and ultimately result in a psychological descent. He is then unable to distinguish his wild dreams and unattainable goals from the harsh reality of the present. Willy attempts to convince his sons that he is well-liked: ‘... and know me,boys, they know me up and down New England…’ This demonstrates that he is discernibly delusional, as he is neither well-liked nor known. The pressure
Throughout the play she has fulfilled her role as a loyal wife and has supported Willy. Linda is closely accompanied by Biff, who has had the biggest revelation from Willy’s death. He has understood that Willy never succeeds because he never goes for what his heart and mind have in store for him. Instead, Willy sees how Dave Singleman is successful and well-liked and decides to live another man's dream. In this way it could also be said that Willy's mistake in choosing his dream is what really becomes Biff's ultimate salvation, and Willy's best legacy for him.
When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63). Mrs. Mooney is highly focused on her own aspirations, and therefore compromises her sense of empathy. Mrs. Mooney is a heavy influence on Polly’s actions. Mrs. Mooney acts as if she is unaware of Polly’s affair with Bob Doran; however, Mrs. Mooney and Polly share an unspoken understanding. Mrs. Mooney is the ringleader of Polly’s indecency, and manages Polly under implicit control.