Ethan Beller Kelly Thompson Advanced English 10 20 January 2015 Delusions in Death of a Salesman In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Willy Loman’s delusions and the effects it has on his life and the lives of his family are key to the story line. Willy refuses to see his life as a failure and imagines storylines that he finds acceptable. Both of his sons have attained this trait from their father and lie about their own lives both to themselves and everyone else. Willy is the average American businessman and a metaphor for any American family. He lies and lives on the road degrading himself in every way to attain the friendship with the most people.
Night Drive Rob Grimes The initial conflict within the story is when Madge needs to drive to a nearby town named Colchester to pick up her husband. She was initially going to make the drive alone, but a neighbor named Mr. Tabor asks if Madge can drive his niece there as well. Mr. Tabor’s wife was killed while driving along the same road some time previously. The additional complication is when Madge discovers that her passenger, the niece, is not who she thinks it is. When the niece lights a cigarette for Madge she looks at the niece’s hands and discovers “The knuckles were like a man’s.
Yunior felt like the van was the reason of his vomiting, “I’d never had trouble with cars before and that van was like my curse” (Junot, 172). He only experiences carsickness in his father’s lime green van. Yunior first met his father’s mistress during a trip in the van, which could be the possible reason why he associates the vehicle with the cursing emotional distress of learning of his father’s infidelity. Maybe every time he is in the van, he is somehow reminded of the traumatizing encounter. However, throughout the trauma Yunior shares the enjoyment he experienced while spending time with his father, even if it was only on short trips in Papi’s van.
Most Dangerous Driving Habits When I got my driver’s license on last January, my parents would always tell me “not to text while driving”. After constantly hearing that from my parents and friends one day, I was so hungry I stopped at Jack In The Box and grabbed some food, and then I thought to myself that if I can eat while driving, I can do anything while driving, like talking on my cell phone. For example, one day while driving my grandmother called my cell phone. So I answered out of concern, because she called even after I had called to let her know I would be driving. I found out that my grandfather was rushed to the hospital for his high blood pressure.
Success is like fame, it has the potential to only last for a brief moment, and Willy was trying to hang onto his success when was younger and just starting out as his measure of what the future would be. During the interim period, Willy forgot that he was getting older, slower and the world was changing, nor did he see that in business the new ideas always win out. Like so many people who get stuck in one profession for most of their lives, Willy had painted himself into a corner and he just could conceive of trying to reinvent himself as do a lot of people which makes this play all the more powerful. In contemporary times we have plenty of professional athletes, musicians and actors who suffer this same fate. Willy Lomax reached the point in life when everything was unsatisfying to him and nothing he does seems to add up, (add quotes about the car and fridge).
Throughout the novel he must overcome many challenges to save his friends, family, and himself. He then realizes that even though the Socs and Greasers come from different parts of town they are not as different as they think. Sodapop Curtis: Sodapop is the middle child in the Curtis family. He is seventeen years old and dropped out of high school to work at a gas station so he could supply money for his family. Sodapop is described as having “movie star looks.” He is cheery and always making jokes.
Radio is about a twenty-three year old mentally disabled young black man named James Robert Kennedy who pushes a shopping cart along the streets. The movie itself is more of a drama and is based on a true story. He gets the name Radio because he is always seen with one wherever he goes. He is attracted by a high school football team, but after the team's coach (Coach Jones) - taking pity on Radio, both for his disability and his enthusiasm - asks him to help, the team members abuse Radio by locking him into a shed. The team's coach reprimands them, and delivers Radio to his house, where Radio's mother is introduced.
“All winter she’d clucked and rambled across their yard, a friendly sight to Franchette, and to Ramer a sign of one more thing he couldn’t control,” (63). Ramer is a very controlling husband and forces his chauvinistic personality onto his pregnant wife. After Ramer lost his job he took his wife’s high school diploma off the wall since it was a constant reminder he didn’t finish high school. Ramer also took Franchette of birth control because he said “they caused cancer,” even though they had a great plan to save up for a baby and for her to get a great job, but that all changed. The story implies that he wanted to get her pregnant so that she could not work.
Week 3 Film Paper: “Rain Man” I have chosen “Rain Man” for my first film paper. “Rain Man” is a 1988 film directed by Barry Levinson. The Plot of the Film The film is about a self-centered and uncaring automobile hustler, Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), who receives word that his father has died but all he has inherited is his father’s prize roses to “remind him that perfection can be achieved” and an old car, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. Discovering that the Babbitt’s $3 million estate is bequeathed to an unidentified party, Charlie heads to his home town and finds that the beneficiary is Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic-savant older brother whose existence Charlie is unaware of. Charlie “kidnaps” Raymond so as to ask for half the estate but is turned down, he then decides to attempt to gain custody of Raymond in order to get control of the money.
To him, fifty cents is like fifty dollars. He once walked from his apartment to town because he wanted to save the $1.00 parking fee. My mum saw him walking, his face bathed in sweat and his wispy hair plastered on his face. Mum was so tickled that she nearly knocked the car in front of her. What I also dislike about him is his condescending attitude towards people who are younger than