. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
The play Fences by August Wilson depicts the life of Troy Maxson during the 1960s. When Troy was younger he had the potential to play in major league baseball but, because of society pushing him down with racial discrimination his baseball career never took off. Troy’s best friend, Bono whom he met in prison, has always been by Troy’s side looking out for him when he saw Troy headed in the wrong direction. In the first act of the play, Lyons, Troy’s son from a previous wife asks for money like he does every Friday before Troy goes to drink gin with Bono. Troy is determined to push the boundaries his success is hindered by, in filing a complaint to become the first black garbage truck driver but in doing so his relationship with Bono begins to diminish.
Walter just wants to try to be equal to white people, but racism keeps pushing him down. It won’t let him get a good job or house, be able to have a car, or allow him to live the way he wants to live. Because of all these stressors, it forces Walter to make a risky business decision that costs him most of his father’s life insurance money. Racism caused Walter to risk every dollar he owned and he lost it all. Later, he almost lost his own dignity by pleading with Mr. Lindner for his money back, but Mama saved him from doing it.
When his oldest son, Lyons, comes around asking for ten dollars, Troy replies by saying,“ ‘I 'm just supposed to haul people 's rubbish and give my money to you cause you too lazy to work?’ ” (1, 19). Although he may come across as harsh, his intentions are good, as he wants his sons to be self-reliant like he has been since the age of fourteen, and know what it feels like to be proud an accomplishment. If he hasn’t taught his sons to live on their own, then he has failed as a
Walter Lee Younger is a character in the play A Raisin in The Sun who changes from the beginning to the end of the play. Walter is an African American man that is stuck in a cycle of getting nothing done, but wants to get out of it with his own ambitious business ideas. After the death of his father, there is an insurance check of ten thousand dollars coming to the Younger household, and the way the money is spent is a problem throughout the play. In the play A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter changes from struggling to understand what it means to be a man to becoming a true man because at the beginning of the play he is an agressive, selfish and childish dreamer, but he begins to become a man by the end of the play. This change can be seen by examining Walter’s diction and characterization.
Art has to look for ways to ensure every second he spends with his father enables him to learn something new about the Holocaust. Art wants to spend the least amount of time with his father because of the bad relationship between them that was caused by the death of his mother. However, in the Great Gatsby, the central conflict is between a man and himself. Gatsby thinks that Daisy will be attracted to him because of the great wealth that he has acquired over the years. But Daisy requires more proof that Gatsby is a changed man and he no longer possesses his past character.
Once a man that tightens tightly to morality is now on the edge of what it seems ethical and unethical. He tries to get help from his medical insurance to pay the expenses of the operation, but they let go of his hand because what John contributes every month does not qualify him to finance such an extremely expensive operation. His son, meanwhile, oblivious to the sufferings of the father, comes closer and closer to death. Then there is a change in John 's good that will give birth to another man, a consciousness that will lead him to act, to rebel, without caring about transgressing the values that up to then supported his existence. Finally, he decides that the life of his son is worth more than any rule or law.
In the short story, Emily’s father is proven to have been oppressive to her after running off every young gentleman that came around looking to court Miss. Emily. “Colonel Sartoris invented an involved tale to the effect that Miss Emily's father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying” (Faulkner Page 1). Because of Emily’s father loaning money to the town, Emily was not supposed to have to pay taxes as long as she lives. This is an example of Miss Emily being sheltered by her father, which later on, leads to him oppressing her.
Guy’s inability to provide for his family makes him unhappy. Throughout the story we focus on Guy’s actions and his disappointment of unemployment. When Guy mentions to his wife Lili the thought of putting their son Little Guy for the hiring list so once he becomes a man he’ll have a job. As readers notice the importance of Guy’s actions, we see here the right decisions Guy is trying to make. He’s doing everything possible so his son won’t end up unhappy and unemployed like his father.
Walter goes into immediate denial, making excuses for where Willy, their second business partner, could be with the money. He continues on until he realizes “THAT MONEY IS MADE OUT OF MY [HIS] FATHER’S FLESH-” (128) and he had lost it all; he felt he lost his chance of pursuing a better life now that he had even lost his father’s support. His false pride is severely injured up until he is struck with an idea which he believes could save the family. He abruptly calls Mr.Lindner, who he had originally turned away, and tells him to come by because he wants to take his offer of being paid to not move into the new house. He believes he is “..see[ing] life like it is” (141) in order to rightfully take his place as the head of the family by making this decision for them, regardless of the hope this house brought them all.