Currently, the traditional mindset of society perpetuates this fantasy. The stereotypical, men work and women nurture mindset is extinct, however, expectations are caught in the past. The sacrifices men make include too much time away from home, many weekends at the computer, and inconvenient travel while receiving no sympathy. At the same time, men need to, "spend more time with their children, and are more involved with their home lives, than ever before" (701). The double standard of endless sacrifices paired with trying to increase influence around the home is no recipe for success.
Through this conversation, the narrator gained respect and insight on Sonny's life in the times that he was not there. Sonny was cryptic in his speaking at first but eventually made it very clear to his brother and even said, "the reason I wanted to leave Harlem so bad was to get away from drugs" (89). The narrator does not have much to say, but ultimately blames all of this on the "vivid, killing streets of [their] childhood" (73), that neither of them had truly escaped. He once thought they both had, him by becoming a teacher and Sonny by simply not living in Harlem for years, but in this moment, he realizes that not much has really changed - they still faced those streets, the only difference now was that they knew what they inherit. Sonny convinced his brother to come watch him play - the narrator knowing he could not possibly say no.
Since where he lives isn’t a wealthy place to live and doesn’t have a decent life like he would wish to have. Guy is the father of Little Guy and husband of Lili. Guy works cleaning bathrooms at a plantation to support his family. However, Guy is ashamed of the menial work he does, although he truly loves his wife and son, he dreams of starting all over again. Guy is tired of living the life he’s currently living because his father was once struggling, “ How is a man remembered after he’s going?
In the beginning of the book, Hiram was a young boy about 7 years of age. He doesn’t understand why his father hates the south. Hiram also doesn’t understand why his father also doesn’t like how much time he is spending with his grandfather. For two years Hiram does everything with his grandfather and he doesn’t believe that to be a wrong way to spend his time. Hiram doesn’t understand that the way his grandpa runs his business might be wrong, “Work?
When Junior shares the backstory of his parents, he says that his mother and father came from “poor people who came from poor people who came from poor people, all the way back to the very first poor people” (11). He knows that if his parents were not born into poverty, his mother would have gone to college, and his father would have become a musician. Additionally, on page eleven Junior says that his parents “dreamed about being something other than poor, but they never got the chance to be anything because nobody paid attention to their dreams.” Junior believes that he is trapped in this “circle” of poverty, and his dreams will be ignored just as his parents’ dreams had been. However, after Junior launches an old geometry book across a classroom, and it hits his teacher, Mr. P, in the face, Mr. P realizes something substantial about Junior: He has fought since his birth, beginning with the
War and other factors throw people into inescapable poverty, however this nightmare can be ended if society would educate the less fortunate. Poverty is one of the most painful experiences to live through, yet millions of people are living through it every day. Poverty may be thought as something “far away”, but in reality, the blanket of poverty is spread worldwide.
In regards the Plummer case, I think that the heart of the problem is that Plummer Sr wasn’t prepared for any management succession. To began with his son who lacked passion in his father business but was obligated to work with him due to his father sickness. Plummer Jr worked in the company from nine years and was named a successor by his father. After the death of Plummer Sr, his son found out that 24% of the company sales were declined. The company suffered from a poor financial managing, which was managed by his father, who 's willingly helped his employee financially that caused a swollen pay roll.
It not only concerns his family that he sees his human worth out of money, but it worries them because they are not able to trust him to be responsible and just when making decisions. While the Younger family wants to own a house and receive a stronger income, Walter is the only one who obsesses over it and allows it to alter the ways in which he treats important people in his life. Segregation caused dreams to become deferred, and weights were put onto the families during the 1950s. Due to segregation, they could not afford what white families could, and this was because they were paid less in the workforce. “How sweet it would be if I found I could fly.
Willy suffers disappointment from his job and hopes Biff can outshine him. Biff struggles with growing up in a era different from his father. In Fences Troy Maxson is the Father figure of the family. Troy is a garbage collector set in the same post WW2 era. His son Cory is deeply affected by the actions of his father and their relationship definitely has its flaws.
As Willy gets on with age, he no longer is able to meet his sales quotas, which results in his termination and ultimately begin unable to provide for his family. The hallucinations and flashbacks that Willy experiences confirm him senility approaching. This furthers his downfall as he tries to live his life through his successful brother Ben or his son Biff who was once a popular and well-liked person. Lastly, when Willy loses his job he feels he has no