Prideful because all he tries to do is chance Doodle rather than letting him be who he is . Not letting himself accept himself the way he is. Brother's pride pushes him to give Doodle an existence away from his bed, and it is his obsession that leads to Doodle's tragic demise. Brother's pride did create a facsimile (copy) of real life for Doodle, but in the end, it crumbled him, brought to its knees by pride and selfishness. Brother did love Doodle, but his ego overshadowed the fact the he was just trying to protect Doodle from a world that doesn't tolerate those that are different.
This protectiveness pulled Cory from going to college by play baseball. Cory and Troy have a big fight because of this. Troy not allowing Cory to play baseball could be seen as a bad act by Troy, but it can also be seen as a good act. Not allowing his son to achieve his dream was bad, but protecting his son from the discrimination by society was good. This dilemma of not being able to decide absolute wrong or right is a perfect post-modernist thought reflected on the play.
He struggled to find a job after being rejected from multiple businesses because of his race. His poem Sympathy is just one example of how he felt trapped like a caged bird in his life. Even though the Civil War was over, African Americans still did not have as many privileges and opportunities as most White people had. Most of Dunbar’s writing showed his perspective of life and the struggles that came with it. Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and suffered a hard childhood that later on affected her writing.
Of course, Gabriel is Troy’s brother and not his son, but through out the play, Troy is unusually kind and patient with Gabriel. Troy treats his brother that way because he already knows the horrors Gabriel had go through in his life. Gabriel fought in World War 2 for his country, was severely injured, and came back home to a country and a society that still rejected him—for the color of his skin. Yet, the government gave Gabriel a certain reparation for his injury, but Troy accepted that money on his own to buy his house. Evidently, because of Gabriel’s circumstances and Troy’s usage of Gabriel’s money, he feels guilty and decides to do anything/everything for his
Troy tells Rose, “He’s got to make his own way. I made mine. Ain’t nobody gonna hold his hand when he get out there in that world” (482). Because of his own disappointments, Troy has adopted a bitter, yet realistic outlook on life, which he uses to guide his son. He did not have much help growing up and believes that his son could use a dose of his reality and tough
In contrast, Walter Mitty in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," by James Thurber is an example of an anti-hero. Mitty was a hero in his mind only. Walter Mitty spent most of his adult life daydreaming; he felt trapped in his world, by his unfulfilling job and nagging wife. In his daydreams, Mitty is the stereotypical hero: intellectual and saved the lives of those around him. He is considered an anti-hero because in real life he was unwilling to express how he felt and got lost between his dreams and reality.
This is ironic, because though Sarty was defiant towards his family, and broke his loyalty with pure intentions, what his father said proved to be true. At the end of the story, Sarty faced a dilemma, though he had good intentions, he was still left with nowhere to go, and no one to turn to. Billingslea briefly discusses the irony of this
Everybody has to come from somewhere. All three protagonists lived a relatively normal life until the main conflict of their story. Aylmer was just a loving husband who had given up his career in science to spend his time with his wife, Georgiana. Likewise, Mr.Wakefield was also just a devoted husband, yet unlike Aylmer, Wakefield was stuck in a dead-end job. And Bartleby was only a hardworking scrivener, who “...did an extraordinary quantity of writing.” (Melville 11) However, it’s not really who they were in the beginning of the story that matters, it’s who they became to be.
Gatsby believed that he was meant to get out of his current circumstance because it was his destiny. Gatsby even talks about how, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people-his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all” (Fitzgerald 104). Throughout all of his young years he felt as though the world was calling to him to become something more. That passion led Gatsby to believing the only way to “free” himself from those “constraints” was by going out into society and becoming a part of the American dream. When he competed his destiny of becoming successful he had not realized how much the journey had taken away his morals and passion that had been present in his younger years.
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.