Like many Americans, Willy works his whole life trying to be a salesman to be able to provide for his family. Willy unwillingness to change, and over-relying on his charisma to lead him to become prosperous is the one of the primary cause of his downfall. The ideals of success that Willy pushes onto his sons seem preposterous. In Willy’s mind, neither of his two sons were able to live up to the expectation he had for them. From my point of view, I believe he wanted live through his sons and actually, have them fulfill his belief of success.
It was a life of dull, downwards spirals. While they endured the fall, Parker embraced the tumble and throws himself willing into a nosedive. His handling of his own woes -- the death of his family -- pushes Lilly to return to her husband and beg for change. She wishes to travel, adopt pets to fill their home’s emptiness, and to experience the nature that they only knew from a potted plant in their bedroom. The role of this broken family was to highlight that it’s never too late to heal, all you need is try, and Parker was the push that allowed them to realize
He tries to show his family, his credibility by explaining to them that he has the liquor business all planned out. He begs his family to listen to him and tries to convince them that they will no longer have to live in poverty as long as he gets the money. Later, after being discouraged, Walter’s mother Lena has a change of heart and after receiving the money Walter becomes foolish and leaves the money in the wrong hands. Walter 's dream is destroyed when his friend comes to tell him “...when I got to the train station yesterday morning—eight o’clock like we planned… Man—Willy didn 't never show up” (2, p. 979). This shows that Walter’s ambitions, passion, and stubbornness to live out his dream have backfired and have caused his family
The desire for fame and fortune drove both Jay Z and Gatsby to overcome the economic classes they were born into, yet Gatsby could not forgive his childhood influences, therefore, never being able to progress his aspirations for incredible fame. Through parental guidance, Gatsby and Jay Z formed personal morals, and expectations, that developed each boy to man. Gatsby was pushed by his father to reach “The American Dream”, through rigorous efforts in order to attain some materials that were worth living for. These efforts morphed into a battle between Gatsby and himself, which steadily grew into resentment; “--his imagination never had really accepted them as his parents at all…” (Fitzgerald 98). The denial Gatsby placed on
In Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, the main character, Willy Loman ultimately suffers when his extravagant dreams to be successful and free from financial debt control his every thought and lead to his mental decline. Within the play, Willy becomes mentally ill when he can no longer distinguish his outrageous desires from the realities of his own life. Willy’s idea of his American Dream develop from the idea that a well liked and attractive man in business will always acquire success. Willy’s two sons, Biff and Happy also
Troy takes the responsibility of his family and home, has an everlasting love for Raynell. But cheated on Rose, Ran away from his father at a young age and allows his pride to get in the way Although Troy couldn’t make it far in life, he hopes Cory will come to his senses and quit football, get a steady job. Troy only wishes the best for Cory but since he has had his “fights with death.” Troy doesn’t think going to college and getting drafted is what’s best for Cory. His ideal of the “devil” is a white man in a suit. Cory being
For example, the Admiral is living in the darkness of his life, remorseful that he had his son unwound. Then he starts to enter the light of his life when he begins to resemble his son by tracking down his old body parts to make him one again. Somebody doesn 't get a soul until they are loved, meaning they don’t know how to love until someone loves them. This is significant to the novel because of babies that get storked, they don’t know how to love if the parents who opened their front door to a baby didn 't love them. Instead
Johnson’s language associated with trading and money such as “lent”, “pay”, and “lose” portrays a lack of life his son had even when he was alive. This is Johnson grieving in the form of bargaining, making it easier for him to separate himself from the tragedy. He is moving his mind from one state of loss to another (Kubler-ross) in the attempt to soften the blow of his son’s death. Johnsons uses bargaining as a way to piece together what has happened and try to convince himself he knows why/ has an explanation as to why it had to happen. Johnson asks himself why he “lament(s) the state he should envy”.
Similarly to Lena,Walter wishes for his family to live together in blissful unison.He also dreams of wealth so his family and believes that purchasing a liquor store will help him accomplish this dream.However, Walter’s desire for wealth consumes him ,and at one point when arguing with mama he exclaims”No-it was always money,Mama.We just didn’t know about it.”.This shows how much Walter’s desire for wealth consumed him and how it clouded his view of the world. Walter never really achieved his dream of wealth.Nonetheless, Walter’s dream of wealth dried up like a raisin in the sun.Because of this he realized what truly mattered to him and that was his pride and most importantly his
The negative aspect of confidence is it can be overused, seen in the “Death of a Salesman” through Willy Loman as he thought he was the best and he was making tons of money but in reality he wasn 't the best he was terrible, and he got his kids to believe that he was some sort of superhero when really he was struggling to make money and to support his family. In society all that matters is whether or not one can accept themselves for who they are. Most people seem to