Biff is caught between two completely different dreams. His heart wants to live a simple life on a farm but his mind wants him to be like his father and work in the city. His inner conflict between his mind and his heart is constantly getting in the way of what he really wants. By the end of the play, Biff realizes that his father was pursuing the wrong dream and that Willy “never knew who he really was” and that is what killed him in the first place. Throughout the play, Biff tells his father in a true honest moment that, “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be?” but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138).
Throughout the play, the Loman family evolves differently. Willy finds out his dream of being an popular, well respected salesman is impossible and takes his own life. Linda supports Willy despite the abuse and confusion he puts her through with his various attempts to take his own life, with his delirious ramblings and hallucinations, and with his constant deception. Happy still sees his father as a hero and Biff finally begins to grasp the truth of the “American Dream”. When Willy kills himself, all of the Loman family, including Willy, break free from the web of false dreams he spun and begin to understand Willy’s failings.
On the other hand, Alyosha is a boy who is home alone with his mother 's boyfriend, Belyaev. They discuss about Alyosha’s father. Belyaev gets upset because of the comment that was made by Alyosha father that he was the source of Alyosha’s unhappiness, as well as his sister, Sonia, and his mother, Olga. Alyosha is deceived when Belyaeu tells Olga about their conversation, so he is lied to by Belyaev who said he wouldn’t tell. Thus, both Teddy and Alyosha experience betrayal by people close to them; the cluelessness of both Belyaev and Teddy’s uncle negatively affect Teddy and Alyosha physically and emotionally, which, ironically, makes Teddy along with Alyosha to be more aware of the adult world.
“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (33). In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses foil characters to elucidate Willy’s flaws that ultimately prevent him and his family from succeeding. The contrast between Charley and Willy and Bernard and Biff serves to highlight how Willy’s obsession with achieving his version of the American Dream impacts both his life and his children’s. His poor values are passed on to his children producing even more failures. ¬¬¬¬Both Charley and Willy work as salesmen, however Charley represents what Willy desired to become – successful.
Troy believes since they didn’t allow him to play because of his skin, they wouldn’t allow his son to play either. However, times are changing and racism has started decreasing. Cory tries telling his father about this, but he ignores what he is trying to explain and changes the subject. Troy has made many bad choices in his life,
All these eight years-she who was my joy and pride- a hypocrite, a liar- worse, worse- a criminal!” (Ibsen). Although Torvald is right about Nora lying, he seems to have forgotten what Nora has done to try and protect his reputation and his pride. That indeed her behavior is quite twisted, she still acted in somewhat of a selfless way to protect her pompous husband. Torvald goes further and tells Nora: “You will still remain in my house, that is a matter of course. But I shall not allow you to bring up the children; I dare not trust them to you” (Ibsen).
Brother said on page 4, “I won’t touch it,” he said sullenly. Brother made Doodle do things, like touch his coffin that he didn’t feel comfortable doing, and if he didn’t do it, brother did the thing that Doodle hated and feared most, was, being alone. So he threatened to, unless he did it, and follow brothers commands. Even though, brother gave up his free time during the summer to help Doodle, and teach him how to walk, the only reason he did it was because he was embarrassed. When Doodle then touched it, he cried.
He's so dumb he doesn't know he's alive. "( F. Scott Fitzgerald 26). This quote shows that George Wilson Myrtle's husband has no clue of the affair that's taking place between Myrtle and Tom. So we know Myrtle doesn't care about Her marriage but does George? In the story George is generally shown to be unintelligent and dull meaning I'm sure had loves his wife but I'm guessing he doesn't show it much and money is tight so no flowers and
Making him feel powerless to them and he even felt like his father’s name and reputation were being tarnished. Another challenge he faced was that in his house no one had respect for him and he failed to demand the respect in his house in Odysseus’ absence that he deserved. Athena even wondered why Telemachus didn’t take any action to get rid of the suitors trying to court his mother. She tells him “you must not cling to your boyhood any longer/ it’s time you were a man” (Homer 1.341-342) as a respond to the friendly-advice he never truly received he said “you’ve counseled me with so much kindness now, / like a father to a son.” (Homer 1.354-355). As you can see, Telemachus was desperate (rightfully-so) for some consolation or any kind of advice to help him either find his father or to step-up and take his
Doing this really doesn’t help Paul because he is already terrified of his brother. In Tangerine, Paul says,” I’ve already been afraid of Erik, now I get to be afraid of Erik and Arthur” (Bloor 17). Paul’s statement affects his father’s choice. Sadly, Mr.Fisher still thinks his boys are very close, whereas in reality, Paul is scared. If Mr. Fisher had told the truth.
Act I opens in Willy Loman’s house in Brooklyn. Willy, a traveling salesman at 63 years of age, is exhausted after years of traveling. He has yet to reach a level of success that would allow him to stop traveling and afford the household bills that always seem to swallow his diminishing wages. The audience learns that Willy’s grown son, Biff, returned home to visit and come to know Willy’s character as he complains to his wife Linda about his disappointment in Biff’s failure to find a steady, serious job. Willy is tired, confused, and argumentative, but he loves his son and tried to conform Biff into an enthusiastic, optimistic and confident salesman.
In this chapter the father appeared to be the bad guy because he did not send money or come back to bring the rest of the family to the United States. In Negocios, readers saw how the father could barely take care of himself and did not have the money to send or to bring the family to the US. Even though the father remarried to keep his citizenship
“The Father” by Hugh Garner Topic: Discuss John Purcell’s personality traits that make him a poor father in the short story “The Father,” by Hugh Garner In the short story “The Father,” by Hugh Garner, it is apparent that John Purcell does not have a great relationship with his son because he is selfish, unaware, and uninvolved. Firstly, it begins to show that John Purcell is a selfish man when his wife, Helen, tells him that their son, Johnny, does not own the complete Boy Scout outfit. This is proven when he says ‘Listen, Helen, for God’s sake take him downtown with you tomorrow and get the rest of the Boy Scout outfit. I don’t want the goons down at the church thinking I’m too cheap to buy him one’ (65). John does not seem to care whether
Neither Myrtle and Tom are happy with who they are with and have been cheating on their spouses. Tom, Daisy, and Myrtle obviously do not want to be with their spouses, so why are they together with them and not with the people they want to be with? At the end of the second chapter it is said that Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose after she keeps repeatedly saying Daisy’s name. A man should never touch a girl in a physical
The Not So Great Gatsby In the book The Great Gatsby by F.Scott fitzgerald, Gatsby lies about his family, his wealth, and his past, and therefore he does not deserve the title “The Great Gatsby”. James Gatz is Jay Gatsby’s real name. Gatsby states that his name is Jay Gatsby but that is not the truth. Gatsby lies about how he earned his wealth, lies about his parents being dead, and he disregards others’ feelings for his obsession with his past girlfriend, Daisy. Gatsby is dishonest and obsessive person and does not deserve to be called The Great.