As most of the play takes place in Willy 's past memories, different motifs always introduce Willy in a scene or when Biff steals Bill Oliver 's pen, which shows that Willy has raised Biff to become a person with little moral values because of Willy 's idea that success is based on popularity. Throughout the play, music and theft are used as motifs to show Willy 's failures. The flute is the first and last sound that is heard in the book. It 's used as auditory imagery to connect Willy to his vague memory of his father, a flute-maker and successful salesman. When Willy is young, his father abandons him.
All have distorted ideas of what happiness is and what is essential to accomplish success. Characters portrayed in the play are the parents William “Willy” and Linda Loman, Biff the oldest son, Harold “Happy” the youngest son and the very wealthy Uncle Ben, Willy’s older brother. Other influential characters in the play include Willy’s only friend Charley, Charley’s nerd son Bernard, and the woman to which Willy refers to as Miss Harvey, his mistress. The head of the household, Willy, is an old struggling traveling salesman that leads a double life while working in Boston hoping to sell his way into success, wealth and freedom. As seen by Willy, life should be a suitable, pleasing way that falls into the riches of wealth but poor choices lead Willy to his death bed.
Everyone wants to live the American Dream, the ideals which means that if hard work is put into something, than there will be great success. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy, tries to live the American Dream but can 't achieve it. Throughout the play, music and theft are used as motifs to show the successes and failures of Willy. The flute is the first and last sound that is heard in the book. It 's used as a motif to connect Willy Loman 's vague memory of his father, a flute-maker and salesman.
Silent Racism George Saunders ' "The Semplica Girl Diaries", is written in the style of a diary in which the narrator of the diary is a lower middle-class father is just trying to make ends meet. The father seems to have good intentions by always putting his family 's happiness as his priority; however, the consequences of his actions never seem to be quite as good. One lucky day he happens to stumble upon a winning lottery ticket and as expected, he spends it on objects he believes will make his family happy. Yet in the end it turns out that winning the lottery was more of a curse than a blessing. One of the biggest purchases from his lottery money was four Semplica Girls, who essentially hung out in the lawn like pieces of decoration.
In the beginning of the play wee see Willy’s sons, Biff and Happy, on the same path as their father. Towards the end of the play however, we can grasp the fact that Biff is not on the same road as Happy and Willy. Through many events in the play Biff realized that not only did Willy have his dream backwards but he too was trying to pursue something he didn 't appreciate. The play, Death of a Salesman, is directly related to the quote “You stuff someone into the American Dream, and it becomes a prison” said by Craig L. Thomas. Willy Loman is the best example for someone being stuck in the so called American dream prison.
Amir was delighted at his success. He wished everything to go simply like he imagined it, and he dreamt of a “happily-ever-after” relationship with Baba, where that one kite could fine-tune everything. Rostam and Sohrab come back as the prototypal father and son. Hassan’s favorite story from the Shahnamah sketches a father, Rostam, who unwittingly kills his long-lost son. Amir, who was longing for his father’s approval, used and misinterpreted the complete tale as an apologue of his own life.
As he grows-up, he uses his wealth and power to build and buy his own happiness (love). His powerful status separates him from others throughout the years, and his life ends in loneliness at Xanadu. (Fig.2) The sad truth is when he is surrounded by nothing but his possessions, poor substitutions instead of his real friends/family that were once part of his life are nowhere to be found. (Fig, 1) (Citizen Kane,
Jane Eyre proves to the world of the 1800s that a woman beating the odds to become independent and successful on her own was not as far-fetched as it may have seemed. Jane goes against the expected type by “refusing subservience, disagreeing with her superiors, standing up for her rights, and venturing creative thoughts” (Margaret, 1997, p. 325-346). She is not only successful in terms of wealth and position, but more importantly, in terms of family and love. These two needs that have evaded Jane for so long are finally hers. Adding to her victory is her ability to enjoy both without losing her hard-won independence.
Consequently, the dream had been lost and the meaning had been diminished. “In the Great Gatsby, the American Dream lost its meaning. It promised deepest and richest self-fulfillment for those who would make the most of their natural abilities” (Gross, Gross 9). There were such high expectations for the people who thought their dream was going to come true. Some people worked so much harder than others to finally pursue that dream, of becoming the best person or best image of themselves.
Carolyn does her best to keep up appreances according to her idol, Buddy ‘local-real-estate’ King’s principle “In order to be successful, one must project an image of success. At all times.” (ibid.). Lester’s loser qualities, such as his indifferent clumsiness and his lost belief in a satisfying family and work life, do not meet Carolyn’s expectations and need for control, illustrated by her
She is saying that although being an American is challenging it 's well worth it so she stands tall and overrides the hate. The odds that come with being an American will never compare to how great it is to actually be one. When people come from different countries they tend to be more thankful than the American citizens
Of the two main characters, Lennie reflected the positive characteristics of the American Dream. He shows how people still had hope of the American Dream but it ended up dying in the end. “Lennie spoke craftily, ‘Tell me – like you done before.’ ‘Tell you what?’ ‘About the rabbits.’” (Steinbeck
Willy is tired, confused, and argumentative, but he loves his son and tried to conform Biff into an enthusiastic, optimistic and confident salesman. 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.
The majority of his perspectives on life and society originated from the hatred that he felt towards his parents; he opposed all that they wanted for him. In the event that Chris would have forgiven them, he likely would 've came back home. At the end of the film, when he is dying slowly, Chris realizes that “Happiness is only real when shared.” (Into the Wild). This is the most important quote of the movie because his entire journey was to find his happiness and discover himself. Looking back from the beginning of the trip when he meets many interesting strangers who helped him to friends he made along the way.
In The Deaths of a Salesman, Willy Loman is a salesmen who is trying to achieve the American Dream just like everyone else in the world. In his head, he believes to be this well liked and huge successful salesmen. In reality he is more of a self-conscious man who tries to live his fantasy he has in his head while being deceitful to not only himself but his own family as well. Throughout the play Death of a Salesman, Willy has several slogans that he attempts to live his life by. One of the main slogans we hear Willy say repeatedly throughout the play is that he is “The New England man” or that he is “Vital in New England”.