In the novel the Invisible Man the plot of the story started, when the narrator got in trouble by Dr.Bledsoe. He was expelled from the college when he took a trustee wealthy white men name Mr.Norton to a bar that served black men. Because of that incident the narrator is heading to New York City to find work with seven recommendation letter he received from Dr.Bledsoe in his pocket. Instead of receiving a job by Dr.Bledsoe’s letters he was left jobless. He later on took a job working at a paint factory but was left unemployed once again when he was told to leave.
The prime example of an American tragedy can be found within Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Showcasing a dysfunctional family, the Loman's, and the issues plaguing each of the family members, none of them meet the depressingly low standard of the father, Willy Loman. From an overall drab and tired appearance to the flashbacks that constantly engulf him, Willy Loman stands as the highlight of what a skewed American Dream can do to a person. However, is this the only cause behind Willy Loman's actions? It can be seen that Willy not only has mental issues, but these issues contaminate the lives of those around him.
The narrator killed doodle effectually. The brother was egoistic and didn’t listen to Doodle when he wasn't eligible to work anymore. Doodle unpleasantly died because of his condition which was hard for him to cure because he was born with a condition that he could never walk. Doodle was born October 18 , 1911 and died in 1918 just before his seventh birthday. Doodle was born with a condition where he cannot walk, and was expected to die as an infant.
Ironweed shares Francis Phelan’s daunting experience during events set during the Great Depression. Francis Phelan, a washed up baseball player that turns into an alcoholic after the accidental death of his younger son Gerald (XX). The consequences of these events result in Francis, fleeing home, working at a graveyard, reconciling with ghosts and witnessing the death of his two friends and lover before his eyes. Francis turned away from his family and all that loved him most. Depressed and desolated, while perfecting the art of forgetting his past struggles; guilt and alcohol are all that remained in his life.
II- death of a Salesman (1949) by Arthur Miller ‘’ what you watch is yourself, struggling against the fate you made for yourself’’ (Kazan 198). ‘’…To me the tragedy of Willy Loman is that he gave his life, or sold it, in order to justify the waste of it’’ (miller 14). Arthur Miller’s first version of Death of a Salesman was a short story which he wrote in his seventeen, Miller in his own words said that this story based on a real man who thrown himself under a train, after that Miller in his autobiography admit that he found the inspiration of Willy Loman character in his uncle Manny Newman, a travelling salesman who favoured pride over truth who has been called ‘’ the American King Lear’’, at the same time his son Buddy is the original version of Biff who is also a sports champion and flirt with girls just like Happy Loman, so he divided Buddy’s character into Loman’s son, so it’s all about Miller’s uncle who prefers his pride on the actual reality, therefore Miller work on mixing personal an thematic levels to produce such work ( Carson 23). As for the title of Miller’s masterpiece, it has various meanings on different levels that could be seen by different point of views, so Death of a Salesman is a kind of plays in which the title is significant but not obviously so, firstly and the most obvious meaning that it refers to Willy, the salesman who commit his suicide by the end of the play so logically Death of a Salesman as a title is perfectly presented this man destiny.
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a modern tragedy portraying the final days of Willy Loman’s life. Willy was once a well-liked salesman who could provide for his family. Sadly, as Willy is ageing, he is no longer able to make ends meet. Willy suffers from both depression and anxiety, the cause of which is his disintegrating career and his guilt of a past affair, which his eldest son, Biff, causing a great strain on their relationship. As the play advances, Willy becomes less able to differentiate between the present and the past.
Julie’s father, General Grigio loses all hope after the viral disease strikes, and he kills his wife after she has risen up from the dead. Julie is one of the very few optimistic people in this broken down world, and she is fed up with it. Her father’s lack of compassion forces her to tell him the reality of the situation. She asks, “Who decided life has to be a nightmare? Who wrote that [freaking] rule?
In the essay “Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin, he expresses feelings of hate and despair towards his father. His father died when James was 19 years old from tuberculosis; it just so happens that his funeral was on the day of the Harlem Riot of 1943. Baldwin explains that his father isn’t fond of white people due to the racist past. He recalls a time when a white teacher brought him to a theater and that caused nothing but upset with his father, even though it was a kind act. Many events happened to Baldwin as a result of segregation, including a time where a waitress refused to serve him due to his skin color and Baldwin threw a pitcher of water at her.
Ana Oceguera 12. 19. 16 AP English Death of a Salesman Character Compare and Contrast In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the audience follows the dynamic between the members of the Loman family. The father of the family, Willy Loman is a self-deluded traveling salesman whose dreams of success do not match his reality. Prompted by his frustration due to the discrepancy between his unrealistically ambitious expectations and his reality, we watch as his mental health takes a turn for the worse, and his story eventually ends in suicide.
He is depressed, and has been emotionally disregarded by both his mother and uncle. They undermine him for mourning his father’s death and that is traumatizing to someone who cares so dearly for a lost one. We also know that there were two months in between the time of the wedding where we first meet Hamlet and his father’s death; Imagine the original impact his father’s death had on him and the criticism we have not seen from his mother and uncle. The constant emotional abuse caused him to split personalities, give voice, and picture to the ghost. His impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, and ‘rituals’ are his actions to take revenge on the murderer of his father.