Holden Caulfield, in the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, is an ideal transcendental hero. Though the question here is to what extent is Holden a transcendental hero. Holden’s way of being can be hard to understand, he has those “soft” moments where he seeks for his sister for comfort, or his red hunting hat, but most of all, a baseball glove that belonged to his younger brother, Allie who passed away. Other time, it’s the complete opposite, he goes for cigarettes, or alcohol. Another way that helps him with his moments, is going out into nature and relaxing.
The Life of the Party in The Great Gatsby Many people have read The Great Gatsby which is a tragic and dramatic story; but only a few have realized that F. Scott Fitzgerald wants to show the world how money does not fix a person’s problems; it only makes them worse. Fitzgerald’s story, The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway, a young man who was taught as a child to watch others but to never judge them. Nick starts his story by moving to West Egg in Long Island where he is seeking the excitement and adventure of the upper class. Then he buys a cottage next to a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby who is the talk of the city in every corner of the city he hears the name Gatsby.
We learn that Willy is a salesman, who is has only had minor success. Willy blames this on the fact that he is not well liked. In the beginning of the play Willy has had a car accident and his wife Linda wants him to ask his boss if he can work only in New York instead of having to travel. When we see Willy in a flashback he appears to be happy and affectionate with his sons, who seem to return the affection.
“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.
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a play about an old salesman named Willy Loman who, despite his age, tries to pursue his idea of the American Dream through lying and self-delusion. Bull Meecham, the protagonist of The Great Santini -- a film based on the novel by Pat Conroy -- is a conceited marine pilot who is tough on his family. The protagonists of both the play and the movie share several of the same traits and draw many interesting parallels. One way in which Willy Loman and Bull Meecham are alike are in their relationships with those around them, particularly with their wife, children, and friend.
In Grand Rapids, Bud confronts his father and his father 's jazz band. Dear old dad, unfortunately, doesn 't want much to do with poor Bud, but the other band members are nicer and invite Bud to dinner. Eventually, Bud finds a family among the jazz band and their rich and famous leader, who turns out to be his grandfather. In the end, Bud is happy at home in Calloway 's house, and the book ends with Bud learning to play the new saxophone his buddy Steady Eddie bought
Happy is really building himself up to Biff make it appear as if he is really extravagant and that all his coworkers are below him, when in reality he is one of a few assistants to the assistant manager. Nonetheless he leads his family to believe that he is on the brink of becoming a manager and thus becoming successful when in reality he is not. Similarly, Biff also lied about which position he held while he was working at a sporting goods store. Biff and Happy concocted a new business plan that would make them both successful, however it relied on outside investments. Biff says that his former employer Bill Oliver “always said he’d stake [him].’(Miller 62)
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. They also realize their own flaws.
He is overbearing on his children, and as expected they grow up confused. His struggles begin when he looses his job, at the end we expect him to kill himself, which he does. According to Aristotle, tragic hero should be able to arise the feelings of pity and fear in the minds of audience. Willy’s failure to accept his own inadequacy is what causes catharsis that characterizes a tragedy. Catharsis refers to purification or cleansing and purgation of emotions, especially pity and fear.
An Inspector Calls ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a play written Just after the second world war by the playwright J.B Priestly, The Play is set in 1912 with a working class family in brumley when an inspector shows up during a family celebration but it does not turn out the best. The Character of Mr Arthur Birling is meant to be a ‘Responsible’ man but after he has given his fair share of advice to Gerald and Eric we quickly learn that he is rather more selfish than responsible during his speech he says “A man has to make his own way - has to look after himself - and his family too, of course... The cranks talking as if we were all mixed up together” prior to this the Birling Family were celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling and Gerald
Ben’s Effect on Willy In the story, Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is a traveling salesman in New York that is growing old trying to support him and his family. In the story, we find out that Willy grew up without a father and in the shadow of his older brother Ben. Ben was always the more successful one out of the two. Growing up, Willy looked up to Ben and aspired to be just like him.
What does the american dream really mean to society? To willy loman the american dream dicated everyday life and dictated how he treated his wife and children. To biff loman on the other hand he viewed it as an oppressive mindset from his father. Arthur miller 's Death of a salesman portrayed an aging mentally unstable salesman in 1950s america at the peak of the “ suburban dream” or “ american dream “ era where people felt they could live the life everyone wanted to weather it was happiness or wealth they seek. Willy loman the salesman wants a good life for his wife and 2 adult sons biff and happy.
Biff thought and believed this to a point that he followed everything his dad said and is now struggling to find himself in life without the popularity. Bernard on the other hand thinks the complete opposite, he thinks that you need good grades to be successful. Bernard 's beliefs are cemented when Willy says, "Bernard can get the best marks, y 'understand, but…" This
Willy is salesman, who returns early from a business trip. After almost collapsing several times, he is enlightened and realized that he should perhaps change his job to once in which he will not be required to travel. Linda, his wife, also realizes that her husband is no longer suitable for his job as a traveling salesman; thus, she suggests that he requests that his manager, Howard, gives him a local job at the New York headquarters. Willy believes this should be possible because of his contribution throughout the years as a respected salesman. On the night, Willy decides to