Willy Loman, a 60-year-old salesman with two sons, lives in his dream believing that his sons would be successful like him and is certain that a good salesman has to have a well liked personality just like Willy himself. In the play Willy tends to drift back to the past when his family was happy and could dream of future together. Biff, Willy’s oldest son, used to be a star football player when he was in high school and wins scholarship from several universities. It seemed like Biff
In Lorraine Hansberry’s “Raisin in the Sun” Act 3 Walter has seized the hero role and he displays a lot of pride. Walter is starting to understand that he has to stand up for what he believes in and not everything is about money. “And we have decided to move into our house because my father-my father-he earned it for us brick by brick”(1933). Walter turns down the Clybourne Park Association 's offer only after he remembers the roots his family has in America, and the rights that they deserve. He wants to set a strong example for his son, Travis, just like his father did for him.
Julius felt guilty because Gerry wanted to hang out with him, but he needed to hang out with his girlfriend. That did not happen in real life. That is another case where the producers add a scene to bring suspense to the movie. Despite his life-altering injuries, Gerry remained a participating athlete. At least one of his boyhood dreams came true when he won a gold medal - for "shot put" - in the "Wheelchair Olympics."
Richard Sherman grew up on the streets of Compton, California riddled with crime, drugs and gangs. He fortunately escaped this life by excelling academically in the classroom and athletically on the football field. After graduating in three years from Stanford University, he was drafted in 2011 by the Seattle Seahawks. Not content with being a NFL All-Pro, Sherman helped create a vision within his community by stating that there are better options outside of being in a gang with associated criminal behavior. Richard Sherman, after being inspired by his own role model, subsequently used his football fame to create a foundation that supports and motivates young inner city youth to overcome obstacles.
Biff is a star athlete and Willy is very proud of him and has high hopes that he will grow up to be a huge success. Willy is not as proud of Happy, although Happy continues to try to earn his father’s approval. Willy also talks to his brother Ben, who has already passed away. Willy is in awe of Ben because he became so rich. He tells his boys that “Uncle
Blinded by the colour Michael Oher - a successful offensive tackle in the American National Football League. It seems like he has a great life with an amazing career, as a matter of fact his life hasn’t always been a happy one. In his biographical movie The Blind Side (2009), the viewers get to follow the quietly withdrawn Michael Oher’s road to success in sport. He comes from broken family, moreover made him to spend the nights in the streets and live in different foster homes. The separation from the drug-addicted mother affected him strongly.
Miller shows in the play the father like Willy who believes that being “the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (21; Act 1), with Biff being the captain in their football team, his dad believes so much to his abilities that he will be a successful man and a professional football player someday. It just shows that Willy is obsessed with popularity. Since he didn’t succeed in his life, he wanted everything for his son, he wanted Biff to surpass what he
He is the protagonist of Fences. He is a former baseball star in the Negro Leagues and a breadwinner in his family. He becomes the tragic hero of this play who experience good fortune to bad. In the middle of the play, he builds fence with Cory, his son. He wants his son Cory not to sacrifice his studies and his job only to become a football player.
Narration of past events also help to establish significant thematic issues within the play, one of the most significant examples of this is Willy's narration of Biff’s high school football game and his relationship with his late brother Ben. When Ben questions Willy about his career's future he asks “What are you building? Lay your hands on it”. As Ben is a hallucination/daydream in Willy’s mind, Ben's speech is often a reflection of Willy’s own self doubt. The appearance of Ben is symbolic of the greater dreams that Willy has sacrificed for a more stable and more mundane future, his realisation cemented by Linda, who plays a similar role in this text to Stanley, she is firmly rooted in reality and secretly pities her husband.
And he illustrated how a man can influence other’s dreams if they have a special relationship. Willy Loman, the main character in “Death of A Salesman”, a good-looking man, with a charisma, has his own American dreams of living a perfect life since he was a child. When he was child, he dreamed of being a salesman like Dave Singleman. Dave Singleman was a successful salesman who could make his income easily and quickly. Everyone loved him, “when I met a salesman in the Parker House.