Willy always found his dreams in someone else which is why his happiness never came. At first it was his father then it was his brother Ben, and then it was famous sales man Dave Singleman. He looked for others inside of himself which led to him not being satisfied. Dreams can not be rented or borrowed. Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had.
The presence of good and evil can plague the mind, as people must come to grips with the reality of freedom of choice. In “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main character and protagonist, Goodman Brown, goes through an experience where he realizes everyone must choose regularly between good and evil. Realizing that many people fail to follow a path of righteousness, Brown begins to question his own faith. Through a dream-like state, Goodman Brown is exposed to negative influences that challenge his Puritan beliefs and religious morals. Hawthorne uses specific language, metaphors, and vivid biblical allusions in the story that help demonstrate Brown’s struggle with accepting the fact that people he loved and trusted may have succumbed to evil.
This creates a myriad of negative emotions and frustrations for both of them. When the situation escalates between them, Willy reverts to a time when Biff was young and full of potential. Consequently, Willy does not deal with the real problem he has in his relationships and his life, he simply closes his eyes and suffer more as a result. Ultimately, Willy’s refusal to accept the truth has not only separated him from himself, it also pushed him further from everyone else. His wife is simply comforting and enabling him consistently while he and Happy possess no substantial relationship outside of the lies they both share.
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary a phony is a person who is not honest or sincere who says things that are meant to deceive. Therefore, phoniness is someone who doesn 't act as themselves, they deceive people by acting like someone they aren’t, even themselves. Holden describes phonies all throughout the book, he keeps calling out people for being fake. "The waiter was waiting for her to move out of the way, but she didn 't even notice him. It was funny.
People are so used to this because they are told that life is created like this is natural and better for the success of the community. During Fahrenheit 451, we learn that people do not have actual families, they have a parlor with interactive shows that are like plays that Mildred, Guy’s match, usually partakes in. These people are absorbed in the world of technology so they never talk to anyone who is not living in their house. These different events show that people have no idea how life is created or where they originally came from. At one point, they will find out the truth about their
He also had a conflict when he regrets that he did not care for others when he had a chance to. Montag had a internal conflict when Beatty killed himself. This connects to the theme because it shows how corrupt the society is by technology as an entertainment. Clarisse, a shy frail girl that lives next to Montag, helped montag realize what a technologically advanced mindless society his was. She talks to Montag and asks him “Are you happy?”(pg.7) He never gave a response and wonders about it.
Others however, only gave him an all-knowing look and told him to “wait and see.” Whenever he heard one of those responses, he would simply give a cold smile and turn away. It seemed hopeless, really. What was the point? He had been foolish as a child to ever think that color would blossom into his life; even as he grew older, one by one all of his friends would find their soulmate and their worlds would be turned upside down and inside out. He grew tired of life, and his head pounded constantly.
This form of writing is typically referred to as social criticism. John Steinbeck, author of many notable novels, is often referred to as a social critic. Steinbeck presents messages about many issues through his writing. Throughout the course of Of Mice and Men and The Pearl, Steinbeck displays his commentary on clear flaws in our society, such as racism, ableism, prejudice against the poor, the marginalization of women, loneliness, and greed. Clearly, the inclusion of such controversial topics has brought much attention to these
The nightmarish, withdrawn, and unrealistic environment wore Tom down as time went on. Amanda never understood Tom, and that only made him more angry and frustrated with his issue. An opportunity for Tom presented itself at the end, and Tom took it, and left his family. Although Amanda and Laura heavily disapproved, and Tom was not extremely successful, he was still happier than he was when he lived in his miserable house of