However Breaking Bad appears to be an inversion of this concept, as Walter White experienced trauma through out his life which he repressed and is now resurfacing through the acknowledgement of dying, and deals with this by acting out though Heisenberg as a means of regaining control of his life in order to feel safe. Relating back to Freud (1919), he states “what is heimlich thus comes to be unheimlich” (420) – which suggests the link between where the two words intersects and creates a paradox or conceptual opposites where as an example the more you feel safe, the more you are open to harm. In regards to Walter White; the more he feels safe or in control by creating this new persona, the more he opens himself up to the dangers or consequences of his action through
It not only concerns his family that he sees his human worth out of money, but it worries them because they are not able to trust him to be responsible and just when making decisions. While the Younger family wants to own a house and receive a stronger income, Walter is the only one who obsesses over it and allows it to alter the ways in which he treats important people in his life. Segregation caused dreams to become deferred, and weights were put onto the families during the 1950s. Due to segregation, they could not afford what white families could, and this was because they were paid less in the workforce. “How sweet it would be if I found I could fly.
His character likes to turn discussions into fights, make rude comments to his wife, and act all around immature. A part that accurately shows the way Walter conducts himself is when he is arguing with Ruth and says “Man say: I got to change my life , I'm choking to death, baby! And his woman say- Your eggs is getting cold!” (Hansberry 495). Some argue that his attitude isn’t solely because he’s choosing to be pessimistic, perhaps he is also tired of living the life he’s living. Walter works as a chauffeur for a rich white man and feels that
We can find in Walt 's announcement, "We have no place to go yet up," that he trusts that his status in the public eye and the future bliss of his family is secure. Flashbacks in "Breaking Bad" serve to advise us that Walt 's past has had an impact on his current condition - he 's still, all things considered, honing science and paying special mind to his family 's prosperity - and on his conceivable fates. Heidegger would call this present Walt 's futurity, his Dasein coordinated towards the future that dependably contains the past - his
- Walt McCandless: Christopher’s dad was an abusive, power and money hungry man that had received too much attention from the people around him. He is a aerospace engineer. The attention and money he receives makes him blind to what happens around him. The fame, money and power make him verbally and physically abusive towards his wife. Walt McCandless also looks and talks down on his daughter, Carine.
Throughout the play, Walter is seen as the shifty, temperamental, and somewhat selfish character who solely focuses on his dream to never have to worry about anything monetary. His means of achieving this at this point, he hopes, is to purchase a bar with two of his friends. When this does not become a reality, Walter is gloomy and depressed, forced to confront the colossal mistake that he made with the money that was not originally his. For this reason, Walter is granted a bar in the added scene with the money from his mother’s life insurance. The hopes of this was to show that Walter has grown as a father, son, husband, and overall as a man.
Walt feels that they are entitled and a disgrace to his family. Walt also shows resentment towards his Asian neighbors, as he is one of the few whites left in his neighborhood. Walt spent time fighting in the Korean War explaining his distain for Asian people. Walt used words such as “gook” which
Due to the loss of his and his sister’s money, Walter breaks down and decides to demean himself in front of Lindner, who wishes for the Youngers to rethink moving into his white neighbourhood. However, right before Walter loses all his dignity from grovelling at the white man’s feet, Mama steps in with Travis. Travis is Walter’s son, who he loves and cares for immensely. With his young son there as witness, Walter is finally able to muster up enough determination to face Lindner and refuse his offer of money for their new home. Due to his family and compassion for his son, Walter is able to face his loses and keep moving forward.
Ruth also fears their problems with money is tearing the family apart. As all this is happening walter has the landlord coming to give them money to not move into the new house, but momma really doesn't want it to happen and she tries to convince him by saying “Walter Lee – it makes a difference in a man when he can walk on floors that belong to him” walters mom is hoping he will have a sense of pride for owning his own house. Also she doesn't want him thinking buying the house is a bad