In the Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and The Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Willy Loman and Walter Younger are very much alike. Some things that they have in common are that they both need money to take care of their families, they both treat their wives poorly, and they both fail to become rich and known. That is just a couple of things that Willy Loman an Walter Younger have in common. One thing that Willy and Walter have in common is that they both need to make money to take care of their families. In The Raisin in the Sun Walter wanted to start a business and make a lot of money.
Walter dreams of becoming wealthy and providing for his family as the rich people he drives around do. He often frames this dream in terms of his family—he wants to give them what he has never had. He feels like a slave to his family’s economic hardship. His dream has been deferred by his poverty and inability to find decent employment. He attributes his lack of job prospects to racism, a claim that may be partially true but that is also a crutch.
The apartment is his mother’s. The idea of manhood to Walter is more than just running the household but supplying for his family and allowing them to be happy. At the time, the Younger family is struggling financially and they the mother of travis, Ruth, is going to have another baby. He then blames his relationship with his wife as holding him back from becoming a good husband. This shows that Walter can’t do anything while himself and his family does not believe in him.
Even his family life surrounds the idea of wealth, how it’s spent, what he earns. To Walter, wealth meant pride, it meant happiness, it meant a stable life. In a blind move, he had trusted the wrong people with his father's hard earned money only to lose it. When this happened, his life appeared to all crumble. The merry-go-happy man from when he got the money was no longer there, only a bitter shadow.
This capitalistic materialism has blurred his morality and caused him to raise his children with the wrong frame of my mind and thus set them up for failure. As a middle class man with a sales job that he is not particularly amazing at, he was able to raise enough money to pay off a house and other necessities for his family. However, he did not see this as success because they didn’t have a financial surplus. His family and owning a small house was never his dream. He thought the American dream was getting rich, so because he wasn’t able to do this in a lifetime he descended into
Their family had a problem when her father was fired from his work that they need to transfer residence. They moved to a house and have a life which is far from what her family used to have. This has been heartbreaking for her mother but her father showed a positive attitude towards it. His father had a hard time balancing his work due to his alcoholism. It was also shown in the movie how he was almost fired and his employer just gave him a chance for the
At first, they respond with pride, unwilling to find another house to live in. Then, Walter’s friend Bobo informs him that the money he gave to his thought-to-be partner, Willy, ended up running with the money, putting Walter’s dream of fame and fortune and ultimately the family’s financial situation as well as Beneatha’s aspiration of being a doctor in jeopardy. Finally, Walter, calls back the representative thinking that he will accept the offer and give the money to the family, but instead tells him that they will move into the house instead of getting paid to move elsewhere. The family then joyfully moves out of their tight, dingy, and oppressive and into their new house with hopes of a fresh start and new
Okonkow was bit worried and in fear since his father was not hardworking and successful man in the society. In the village his father seems to be weak and has debt for everybody. Bed reputation by his father to fear in his life and he doesn’t want to be like his father. He wants to take over his father’s action and he wants now to be wealthier in the society. He always demands his family members always to work hard for long duration of time despite their capability and the ages to get more wealth and elf sufficient.
Walter just wants to try to be equal to white people, but racism keeps pushing him down. It won’t let him get a good job or house, be able to have a car, or allow him to live the way he wants to live. Because of all these stressors, it forces Walter to make a risky business decision that costs him most of his father’s life insurance money. Racism caused Walter to risk every dollar he owned and he lost it all. Later, he almost lost his own dignity by pleading with Mr. Lindner for his money back, but Mama saved him from doing it.
His children too are just a means of disappointment for him. But his long held job even though is not of much satisfaction to him is still a means of respite from his family: “…entering so prestigious a university and vastly relieved at escaping a large family of five sisters and one brother in which all his life he had felt both suffocated and unappreciated”. Since Gold’s presence does not count in his family, he expects more freedom outside. And later the chance of holding an office in Washington
And it pained him to realize that the mother of his children was just like them.” Wes realized that his job wasn’t a real ‘job’, it was a source to feed addictions like Cheryl’s. In an attempt to revise his life, he entered the Job Corps program, sadly, it didn’t last very long. He wasn’t making much money from the low paid jobs that he was offered through the program, he needed to take care of his children with both financial and parental support, with all of these situations happening one after the other, he was feeling very overwhelmed. Although Wes knew he didn’t want to stray back to his old habits, it took the best of him, the one thing that Wes took away from his childhood was the easiest way to make money, and that consisted of one thing; the drug business, the chapter ends with him preparing a bag of cocaine with tears welling in his eyes, with disappointment for
As he lived in New york he grew up not liking school he was also transferred to a private school to at least give him a chance to graduate and not drop out. But it turned around until his mother and his grandparent 's decided to pay for a Military school to have called forge valley. As you can see Wes’s mother and grandparents would do anything for him, no matter what the price was they didn 't hesitate to say no with the money issue because they knew that this kid will be successful in life. Wes hated it, but he knew that if he wanted a better future he knew that this is this the only way possible and that 's what he did he grinded out the whole four years at forge valley and later on went on to graduate. I found out from the two of these kids went on to start life in one of the hardest positions anyone can be and at a young age they went on to accomplishing their goals on become successful