In The Death of the Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman is a old salesman, once he was very successful but now he suffered from some mental illness. He expected his two sons will be successful as him by being well liked. Biff, one of his son, wanted to meet Willy’s expectation to be a successful salesman but he failed, because he will steal things and he is very immature, his dream was have a farm in the West. At the end of the play, Biff told Willy that he loves him and worried about him, but he will leave the house to find a job and never come back. Willy was very surprised and happy that Biff loves him, so he decided that he want to give Biff his insurance money that he can have a head start by ending his life in the car crash.
“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.
Arthur Miller demonstrates this in his play The Death of a Salesman, through the actions of Willy Loman. Since Willy has perpetually dreamed of his oldest son Biff being successful, he takes matters into his own hands after discovering that his son has not yet accomplished anything in life. Willy tries to “get him a job selling and make him big in no time” (16). Things for Biff turn out to become more complicated when Willy interferes with his life, along with his fantasy of fulfilling the American dream. Willy trusts that the most effective job a man could wish for is selling; however, Biff believes that “there’s nothing more inspiring or-beautiful than the sight of a mare and a new colt.” (22).
“There is no education like adversity” (Disraeli), is a quote which describes Walter Lee Younger, a 35 year old African-American man who undergoes many adversities until he becomes a strong leader who unifies his family. Walter achieves this growth by facing and learning from his many misfortunes. After the death of his father, Big Walter, Walter’s family is given a small fortune from insurance. Walter, believing he is doing what is best for the family, tries to invest the money only to lose it all. This event leaves Walter feeling hopeless but he manages to learn from this mistake and make a choice that unites his family and rekindles their trust in him.
Selfish choices and behaviors can have a harmful and unfortunate ending for others. This idea is made clear when two brothers face complications in their relationship. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, one's selfish pride is displayed by character development and an ironic resolution. The selfish mindset of the narrator helps his younger brother develop an ability that no one believed he could ever demonstrate. Resulting in, the narrator helping his younger brother, but “he did it for [himself], that pride.”(3).
After losing his job, an insecure man teams up with a pimp to open up his own cuddling business, but hides the truth from his new girlfriend. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: TED (30) works for his father. His job is to watch paint dry. He’s an insecure man and doesn’t have much self-respect. Ted hopes to be promoted to manager one day.
When he took Doodle to Horsehead Landing before the first day of school he fills shame of failure but he doesn't stop trying even when he knows it's fatal. (p.416) This is one of the reasons of how the brother causes Doodles death because he made him work to hard and by having little concern for Doodle and more about his pride from what he
Max Reede, a kind and well behaved young boy, lived with his mother Audrey Reede. Fletcher Reede, Max’s father, had been divorced from Audrey for quite some time. He was a lawyer and built his way to a successful career by lying. Once Fletcher became successful, work had become his first priority and lying became a continuous habit of his. This led Fletcher to make several promises to his son that he could never keep.
Willy was abandoned by his older brother when he was little. As soon as Ben was able to he left Willy to fend for himself so that Ben could search for his own riches. Willy says to Ben, “I remember you walking away down some open road.” Ben laughs, “I was going to find Father in Alaska.” (Act I Pg 33)Ben left Willy at a young age to follow his Father’s footsteps to Alaska but ended up in Africa instead. Ben abandoned his family to pursue his own dream. Willy worked for Howard’s company before Howard was even born, he was loyal to his work and felt he didn’t deserve to be treated the way Howard treated him.