As well as signs of hope for Biff, "I'll get him a job selling. He'll be big in no time" (16). These quotes show Willy's confusion towards Biff and how he feels towards him as a son. Later on in the play, Miller shows how the relationship deepens into full darkness when a flashback occurs in Willy's mind. This is where the audience finds out about Willy not only betraying Linda, but Biff as well, "You fake!
Death of a Salesman essay Willy says (in his confusing mind) to his brother : “I was right, Ben, wasn’t I?” What in your opinion, were the mistakes that Willy made in his life; does he actually have any re deeming qualities and do the stages in the development of the play follow the pattern of the mistakes? Willy Loman, a man around the 60 years, who is a salesman is starting to get a bit of confused about his life and everything and starts for example mumbling around. In my opinion Willy Lomans biggest mistake was, that he stuck too much to his past and to his old habitudes. He isn’t in for a change. For example on page 12: “Linda [trying to bring him out of it] : Willy, dear, I got a new kind of American-type cheese today.
Biff and Cory get different vibes as Willy gives support where Troy does everything to put it in a negative light. Willy believes Biff can have a future as a successful athlete but his aspirations of his son’s success becomes destroyed as Cory because of the fact that Biff becomes consumed of his father’s cheating (Casper1010,
10/6/12 Fences Causal Analysis Revision Every decision has a motivation behind it. In the play “Fences”, by August Wilson, this is conveyed through Troy Maxson’s life of tragic events. Motivations that had driven him were his unsatisfactory feelings with himself, jealousy of his son, self pride, and most of all, his drive to escape all of it. These motivations create a cataclysm of Troy refusing to let Cory play college football, cheating on his wife, and putting his family in grave financial danger. Troy’s emotional warfare with himself unfairly holds Cory back from his obtainable dream.
The differences between the father and son are so abundant that Baba emphasizes, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d not believe he’s my son” (Hossieni 25). Amir listens to this hurtful quote and becomes more persistent than before to achieve his father’s friendship and adoration. Amir starts trying to intrigue his father that he even starts to play sports. It was apparent however, that this did not turn out to be one of Amir’s strengths. Baba’s shortage of emotion led Amir into an event between Hassan and himself.
He builds up his son’s ego by telling them that all you need to be is well-liked. Theses false values shown by Willy makes Biff become overwhelmed with confidence that all he needs is to be attractive in order to be successful and makes him think of why should he have to try hard in school when his appealing personality will make up for poor grades. Willy’s flawed view of success, where being well-liked is more important than being the best at whatever job you pursue, leads to failure and unhappiness in both his life and his sons life’s in the business world. Although Happy has a job that would be more acceptable by his father than Biff’s, but Willy doesn’t admire Happy like he does Biff. Happy has lived in the shadow of Biff his whole life, he feels that to get the attention he deserves he must strive to be more successful than his brother.
Holden often filters his speech in order to please those around him, yet he thinks the complete opposite in his head e.g. when Holden is talking to Ernest’s mother on the train and lying about how he is one of the most “popular boys in school”, while in reality he believes he is doubtless “the biggest bastard”. * In particular he repeatedly explains how much he hates “phonies” such as his brother D.B. who sold out to Hollywood, D.B.s ex-girlfriend and even Stradlater, a shallow and “secret slob”. In saying this however, Holden is often recognised as a phony himself such as when he gives himself the identity of Rudolf Shmidt on the train or when he refuses sexual opportunities despite always thinking, questioning and desiring sex e.g.
East of Eden is all about the struggle of this concept. In the novel Cathy is one of the characters that is first born evil and cannot overcome it because of her disinterest to overcome it. Her son Cal however is the one that struggles eternally. Many of the characters' struggles are obvious as they grow and learn of the often harsh and unjust world in which they were placed. Charles is torn between good and evil as a child faced with a father that only loves him after Adam.
Throughout the story George constantly reminds Lennie how much better his life would be if he didn’t have to take care of him. While George and Lennie are lying down talking George talks about Lennie being in “a lot of trouble” (Steinbeck 7). George is always reminding Lennie how much he doesn’t like him. He seems like he’s trying to be a father-like figure but doesn’t know how. George tells the boss that Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse as a little kid and that’s why he is slow, so Lennie asks him if it is true and George says that it would be a good thing and it would “save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.” (Steinbeck 23).
Willy Willy Willy Willy Loman is an older miserable grump who tries to act like he is everything but deep down inside it is killing him because he knows that he is not. Willy has two sons, one by the name of Happy who is womanizer and is just some desk jockey in New York City. Other son is Biff, maybe not the brightest son but he is determined and just wants to work a honest job not trying to become rich. Willy wants his sons to become successful salesman who are well liked and follow in his foots steps and it kills him that they are not especially with Biff wanting to be a farmer out west. Willy is depressed and insecure and causes many arguments with his sons.