When Biff was in high school, Biff and Willy loved each other, and Biff trusted Willy and Willy believed in Biff that he will one day be well liked in the business world and become successful. However, when Willy’s secret affair was uncovered Biff lost his faith towards Willy and gave up everything he could achieve. However, Willy does not stop believing that Biff will be a well liked man and this causes Willy and Biff to have conflict in what they want to be. When the problem reaches its climax Willy kills himself in return of insurance money to the family. Biff blames Will’s dream instead of him for his death.
Willy Loman is the best example for someone being stuck in the so called American dream prison. All his life he had the same big dream of becoming rich but never gotten anywhere. He makes the same salary as he did when he was younger and now that Biff and Happy are older he wants them to reach his dream. When Biff comes home out of work Willy immediately tries to
The story is about an old salesman who sells nothing and the buyers treat him badly. So he throws himself in front of a train. The story ends with his death as the play ends with the death of Willy (Bigsby 173-86). According to Miller, American depression is an important part in American history. His father lost his business which he had worked hard to establish.
Gatsby comes from an unwealthy background surviving with barely anything and no one to rely on. Since he is motivated to finally have a chance at being accepted by Daisy, he starts his own bootlegging business and while discussing with Nick, Gatsby stands in satisfaction; “It took me just three years to earn the money that bought it” (90). Gatsby earned all his success in that little of time and all on his own. Although it was an illegal business, it still takes an enormous amount of work and stamina to earn that much money and make a successful living in a short amount of
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful, to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel or Dary has always wanted to become something amazing in life but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger
In the play “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, the story begins as Willy Loman a traveling salesman from Brooklyn, New York is returning home from a sales trip that he could not complete. He tells his wife Linda “I am tired to the death” (963). He is an older man past sixty who is feeling worn down from the travels that he has taken over the years and is feeling enormous stress in his life. He has been demoted from a salary position to commission only and is worried about money and how he will pay his bills. He is concerned how he and his wife will survive.
Between the two plays, both the protagonist, Willy and Troy shows their own way of raising their son. However, Willy is more supportive with Biff’s dream while Troy become a hindrance with Cory’s dream which is to be a player. In “Death of a Salesman” Biff is his dad 's favorite. Youthful, good looking, solid, clever, and brimming with desire, Biff will surprise the world, and Willy plans to living vicariously through him. Miller shows in the play the father like Willy who believes that being “the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (21; Act 1), with Biff being the captain in their football team, his dad believes so much to his abilities that he will be a successful man and a professional football player someday.
“An air of [his] dream clings to the place a dream rising out of reality.” This quote from the very first stage directions shows how he refuses to let go of this dream despite the contradictions. The writer also gives it a sense of importance by personifying it and bringing the dream itself to life to show how it has taken over Willy’s life. For Willy the America Dream is popularity. He lived his whole life believing that he will rise to the top, in business and in life, only by being likeable. Willy’s idea of the American Dream was influenced mainly through the life of a man named Dave Singleman.
In the play, Death of a Salesman, Willy mentions that Bernard is not well-liked by others and that his sons, Happy and Biff, will be successful when they are older because people will like them. Later in life Willy’s sons are not very successful with Biff just bouncing around being unable to keep a job and Happy has stayed in New York and worked as a salesman, but his name is not well known yet. Bernard on the other hand graduated high school and most likely went to college. He is now a successful lawyer. This is demonstrated when Willy stops into Charley’s office and observes Bernard as he is getting ready to head out to the Supreme Court.
He showed his shortage of fatherhood through the flashback that John agreed to have Johnny held back a year in school, straightforwardly owing to his selfish want to leave the school, which is the genesis of their poor relationship. John was an only person building an invisible barrier between him and his boy. He chose to be irresponsible and distant from his son, which engendered "their distance one from the other was greater than ever"(page 3). Secondly, he prioritized alcohol, which could strongly control his life and made him become irresponsible. For instance, "on the evening of the banquet, he was a little late getting home, having stopped in for a few drinks with a customer"(page 3).