Willy displays another fatal flaw, he is a liar to his family. Willy has an affair with a woman and even gives her the stockings that he bought for his wife Linda. This could be the reason for why Happy believes success is being with as many women as possible, and is also the destruction of any trust Biff had for Willy. Willy Loman displays many
Through the actions of his characters, Steinbeck aims to show the self-destruction of humanity by its greed for power. Nearly all of the characters admit to having a profound sense of loneliness and isolation. Each desires the comfort of a friend, but is unwilling to accept others. In the novella, Curley’s wife admits that she is unhappily married, yet she makes herself into a threatening figure. Crooks tells Lennie that life is no good without a companion to turn to in times of confusion and need, but he displays himself as rude and unwelcoming.
For Bernard, his opposition comes from anger, jealousy, and vengeance, “Helmholtz and the savage took to one another”, “Bernard felt… a pang of jealously” (182). John responds to this, and Bernard is angry towards John for not going to the party, with indifference he does not act upon any will to appease Bernard. John did the right thing for not apologizing, but he should have been more careful of Bernard’s rude outbursts. 4. It's ironic because even though Lenina says she will always like John, she would never be able to marry John because she can't just be with one person for the rest of her life.
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!
In “Death of a Salesman”, Willy Loman is a perfect example of a modern day tragic flaw. His major flaw centers on the perception contradiction that is found in reality vs. fantasy. His reality is that he is a failure and not as famous as he is portrayed. His fantasy is that he is living the American dream or at least close to it. Willy’s reality was a failure because all he wanted was the attention from everyone.
Repulsion and desire theme is portrayed by the way Eddie repeats his father’s sins in juggling relations with Countess and May; same way the Old Man abandoned both May’s and Eddie mother by leaving them tortured and distraught by their obsessive love for him. May has feelings that same pain and anguish may rule her entire life because she is unable to totally live without Eddie, and this saddens the pair, leaving them to face their doubtful future being apart. As the play indicates however, the incest pair’s future promises additional emotional reunions as well as necessary, but painful moments of abandonment as evidenced where May hate Eddie after leaving her and equally loves him back after returning. In stage performance, lighting and sound are employed to convey distraught feelings, and violent emotions experienced by May and Eddie. As the play commences lights fade to shades of darkness, and the ‘Wake Up’ song by Merle Haggard is heard with its sound increasing gradually as lights rises; to convey the growing range between Eddie and May.
Running head: HOW INFIDELITY AFFECTS BIFF How Infidelity Affects Biff in Death of a Salesman Lillie Momon Shorter University How Infidelity Affects Biff in Death in a Salesman As we all know, infidelity is being unfaithful or disloyal to your spouse or significant other, just as Willy Loman cheated on his wife Linda in the movie, Death of a Salesman. When mistrust creeps into a marriage the first to notice are the children. Children need to be raised by two trusting parents. So, the effects of infidelity on families can be devastating, especially on children. Sometimes when cchildren are betrayed by their love ones they tend to struggle with anger the most, just as Biff was affected by infidelity in the movie, Death of a Salesman.
Eddie’s tragic downfall is triggered by his inability to understand his ‘improper’ feelings for Catherine, his some what foster daughter, his hubris and his ignorance of the warnings given to him by both Alfieri and his wife, Beatrice. Eddie Carbone’s illicit love for Catherine is ‘ a sin against nature’ , these feeling are what drives him to his Peripeteia, which was calling the Immigration Bureau. Eddie pays for his mistake with his life, his death is an event that must occur to restore order in the community and to perhaps be a warning to the rest of the community as they learn from his mistake. Our understanding of domestic tragedy shows us that tragedy is inevitable; however in A View from the Bridge the tragic death of Eddie Carbone seems evitable. Characters such as Beatrice and Alfieri try to prevent Eddie from making his Peripeteia by giving him warnings and trying to make him understand his feelings for Catherine but Eddie, due to his ignorance and hubris, rejects these.
As a result of his failure to make it to the baseball major leagues, Troy reflects his defeat on Cory, telling him he’ll never succeed because of the “white man”. In addition to his jealousy, another reason for Troy holding Cory back is he subconsciously does not want his son to surpassing his own life progress and accomplishments; this is unlike a usual Father who dreams of their child accomplishing more than themselves. Troy’s self-loathing also sabotages his seemingly satisfactory marriage. By cheating on Rose, Troy can escape his daily responsibilities and feelings of failure. He feels this way with his mistress, Alberta, because she does not know much of him or his past, unlike Rose.
Alas, Okonkwo’s successful life is marred by his continuous mistakes as the novel progresses. I believe the reason things fall apart for Okonkwo little by little is because he does not learn to balance his outward persona with his inner self. Okonkwo’s monomania is his hatred for what his father, Unoka, stood for. He is so blinded by his hatred for his father that he ignores his father’s words of wisdom. His sick father had said to him “Do not despair.