Everyone aspires to achieve the American Dream: an opportunity to be successful by working hard. Throughout the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the American Dream brings hope for a better life for those who hold onto it. George Milton and Lennie Smalls, traveling ranch workers called bindle stiffs, dream of owning their own piece of land where they create the rules. They are not the only characters with hopes and dreams. But Steinbeck shows the American Dream is, in fact, sometimes just a dream through the hopes and actions of Lennie, Candy, and Curley’s wife.
Willy Loman lived a more tragic life because of the constant change he wanted to achieve that never played out in his favor. When expectations are high from the people you love it’s difficult not falling for the pressure. Willy constantly felt uneasy about the wedge between him and his wealthy older brother Ben. Ben was a symbol of success and fortune: “No! Boys!
It is a dream of working for themselves, of being independent, and it is a dream sufficiently powerful to draw in Candy and, temporarily, even the cynical Crooks. We also know that it is a dream shared by many thousands of itinerant ranch hands. This quote illustrates that George and Lennie are different and that they don’t want to work on ranches everyday till they die, they have ambitions is life. This dream of having their own farm keeps them going through tough times,
(AGG) Imagine a world where people are lied to, no one knows true happiness and everyone is concealed from the truth, now try living in it. (BS-1) Montag was like any other person in his society who didn’t think much about the things around him. (BS-2) Soon after meeting the chatty stranger alongside the street, Montag starts to question everything he has ever known, and starts to wonder if he is truly happy. (BS-3) Rejecting society was all a big part of Montag finding his true happiness and the importance of truth. (TS) Montag accepted his society until the truth made him question everything he has ever known.
Moravia 's protagonist Marcello is weak minded and succumbs to embracing fascism. Marcello 's interior monologue is the definitively twisted aspect of this novel as it shows us how he rationalizes the irrational choices made in his life. The time is marked by indifference meaning that the average person was too indifferent to their political life situation that they did not pick a side to support. Consequently this negative decision lead to the rise of fascism. Marcello had a very difficult childhood and due to that he becomes a conflicted human in his later life.
Narcissus had shown a lack of being modest, and causing him to died by his own reflection. This teaches people to beware the trap of vanity or self-adoration. Narcissus know how attractive he is, and because of that, he refuses to settle with others and how confident he is. The story of Echo and Narcissus truly show many great valuable lesson, however, there wasn’t a “Hero’s Journey”. There is no hero, no journey, no evil bad guy, and no awesome prize.
The creature only desires friends who will show him love and affection but receives only pain and suffering. Because he never gains the love of any person he meets, his depressed demeanor is revealed through his depressing descriptions of dark and decaying nature. ****( he can only travel by dark because of rejection)*** A companion soon becomes the creature’s only desire so that maybe, his misery may end and he would feel less like a monster who scares all who behold his hideousness. His lack of
Robert G. Strange suggests Pip’s lower class circumstance has repressed him in an established society (Strange). Pip cannot change the family he was born into and so he must find his own way into high society. Throughout his young life, Pip was regarded as an inconvenience by his sister, Mrs. Gargery. Only experiencing kindness from his Uncle Joe. He is surrounded by poverty and any luxury is scarce.
This creates a myriad of negative emotions and frustrations for both of them. When the situation escalates between them, Willy reverts to a time when Biff was young and full of potential. Consequently, Willy does not deal with the real problem he has in his relationships and his life, he simply closes his eyes and suffer more as a result. Ultimately, Willy’s refusal to accept the truth has not only separated him from himself, it also pushed him further from everyone else. His wife is simply comforting and enabling him consistently while he and Happy possess no substantial relationship outside of the lies they both share.
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.