Pride can be a positive or negative element in someone's life. It can help them succeed in their efforts or cause them to become greedy and selfish. In the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, the main character Brother shows the theme of pride through his persistence and love for Doodle. Brother had pride in Doodle, considering his brother as "his"; he always persisted in working tirelessly with him on his successes. "Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst).
He started off as a father who was so obsessed with money and status, he lost sight of his family. From this point he kept making mistakes and sank deeper into a hole of his obsessions. Walter finally climbed out of the hole by choosing to help his family over himself by declining Lindner’s deal. In this climax of pride, it is clear that, in many ways, Walter dreams of being a man and is simply consumed by the incorrect belief that materialism is the only means toward this goal. Achieving the status of head of the family and proving his worth as a man opens Walter's eyes to the variety of ways that he can better his family’s future.
The desire for fame and fortune drove both Jay Z and Gatsby to overcome the economic classes they were born into, yet Gatsby could not forgive his childhood influences, therefore, never being able to progress his aspirations for incredible fame. Through parental guidance, Gatsby and Jay Z formed personal morals, and expectations, that developed each boy to man. Gatsby was pushed by his father to reach “The American Dream”, through rigorous efforts in order to attain some materials that were worth living for. These efforts morphed into a battle between Gatsby and himself, which steadily grew into resentment; “--his imagination never had really accepted them as his parents at all…” (Fitzgerald 98). The denial Gatsby placed on
With Death of a Salesman it’s Willy a very integral character in the play, however, in A Raisin in the Sun it’s Walter’s father who is never introduced, only spoken of. Each family is in dire straits as far as money is concerned, struggling to live paycheck to paycheck. Willy, what’s left of him, sees his own life insurance policy as his son’s chance at a better life. Walter sees his father’s life insurance as his chance at the “big shots” so that he can better provide for his family. They each see this blood money as their families chance at being
In some plays the experience of an important character changes him or her; this can be said about Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. A perfect example of a changed character from this play is Walter Lee Younger. Through the trials and tribulations that him and his family are made to face he becomes a better man. In the beginning Walter is basically perceived as a jerk-he doesn’t seem to get along with anyone, not even his own family. His character likes to turn discussions into fights, make rude comments to his wife, and act all around immature.
Something’s — happening to him. He — talks to himself. Page 12 Happy mentions to Biff that Willy is slowly losing his mind. He sees Willy talking to himself about things that happened in the past. Due to his crazy ramblings, Biff and Happy became embarrassed of their father’s behavior and did not want to be seen with him.
Dhardwar 3 In conclusion, I feel that Harry is interpreted as a strong father figure in the story, “You Cannot Judge a Pumpkin’s Happiness by the Smile Upon His Face”, by Jane Rule, due to the fact that, he acquires all the right qualities. He does a good job parenting his two children, Joey and Sally. For instance, Harry was involved with his children’s activities and knew when to put their foot down with his children. Moreover, he took certain measures
Willy fits both definitions. Willy’s and action and the results are what we expect of him. He is a salesman, and as expected he struggles. 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.
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.
Selfishness drives you to make unorthodox decisions. In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, The author uses figurative expressions and images to make clear the relationship between a handicapable kid and his brother. Brother is extremely cruel to Doodle but he still seems to love Brother notwithstanding this. Brother cruelly pushes Doodle beyond his limits because he is embarrassed by having a disabled brother and is only concerned about his own feelings.The reason Doodle loves brother is because, despite Brother's anger, Doodle wants to impress his brother, Doodle Looks up to his brother, and Doodle doesn't understand the way he was being treated. Before Doodle learned to walk their parents made brother take doodle anywhere