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!
He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son. Denial through himself is the hardest fight to win, and Brick is losing. He denies himself for the sake of others trying to please everyone around him instead of taking it and making himself happy. He does not want to feel the disappointment through his family, and he does not want to break Maggie 's heart. All the denial makes life harder than what it should be, and makes one and more people unhappy.
209-211). In this scene, Creon is arguing with his son, who does not believe Antigone has to die for disobeying his father, but Creon is so power hungry he is willing to suppress anyone who is against him, even his son’s fiance. Good people suffer, because rulers like Creon are ruthless tyrants, they are power hungry and will not listen to anyone who disagrees with their
By adopting her explanations, Charles falls victim to having a fixed mindset. From the beginning of the book, the reader has an insight on what kind of person Charles is. He is envious of his older step-brother, Adam, competitive, violent, and cynical. With this personality, he believes that there is no way he can possibly earn his dad’s love and the spot of being his favorite. Steinbeck accentuates Charles personality by stating, “Charles moved close and struck him in the
MAturity allowed Huck to find himself and understand what he morally wants. We come from seeing Huck enjoy and find racism as a daily task to becomming outraged at the sight of his dear friend Jim becomming locked up. || Huck(whom is a teenager) who is morally developing, also very inteligent and even wealthy (like 6k). But he dosnt conform and will loose some of that to not become part of society, or will he mature even more and become a very imfulencal man. (Dunno about this, need extra proof)) It comes down to him risking everything about himself, even his own death to leave society.Huck Heads back to the wild again, nothing seems to be good enough for him yet he still gives out bad (still maturing and we cant epect that out of a
She’ll not die with me just standing there. And as for you— your eyes will never see my face again. So let your rage charge on among your friends who want to stand by you in this.” (Lines 871-875) Haemon is torn between loyalty to his father and his love for Antigone, but in the end decides to follow his heart and turn on his father in order to make an attempt to save Antigone. In summation, Haemon and Creon have contrasting motivations that result in Creon developing into a tragic hero. The conflicting motivations of Creon and Haemon’s characters advance the plot and themes of loyalty and love in order for Creon to realize his ego and selfishness would lead to his
Mellencamp introduces the conflict of how the nature of some people 's goal is nearly impossible to obtain in the United States, “‘Boy, you’re gonna be president’ But just like everything else, those old crazy dreams just kinda came and went.” The young boy feels as if he is lost, and struggling to progress further in life to achieve his own idea of the American Dream. The boy 's needs in wants are clouded behind what the boy wants for his future to be. The boy is stuck in a place without any motivation to progress further within the society of the United States to obtain the American Dream. As John Mellencamp infers in the song that not everyone can achieve the American Dream because for some it is nearly impossible due to their own or given goals in
Cholly being born as an adolescent whose father had “taken off pretty quick before he was born” (p.133). Without a father figure to model what a man is, it puts him at a disadvantage to pursue his manhood. Cholly desperately wants to regard any possible agent as his father for him to emulate, and he even attempts to retrieve his father, who had left him when he was born, as a model of manhood. Cholly finds himself “in the end of his journey” (p.155), he also terminates his journey to manhood for no black man will be able to help him be a man when no black man is, in the eyes of the white people, virile and manly enough to be called a
On the other, familial pressures and body image push him towards his father’s ideals. When he becomes friends with the polack he sees through his fathers eyes, he does not wish to accept the beauty in Leka’s stories because he does not want to appear childish or weak. The other men such as Stephen’s father lack something which Leka has. He has an invitation for closeness, which is absent in the pulp mill. Stephen, who has very deeply seeded, pre-conceived notions of what it is to be a man, at a time in his life when his beliefs are questioned.
Telemakhos needs to become a man. Once he has reached manhood, Telemakhos will use his newfound assertiveness to drive away the suitors that plague his home, no longer will he be a boy, and he will not daydream. The experiences, however, needed to achieve becoming an ideal man, takes a much different path than Odysseus’s own journey. Where Odysseus needs to “soften”, his son must do the opposite, and “harden”. Since he never had a father to teach him about manhood, Telemakhos must use his experiences with men to learn the ideal traits of an ancient Greek man.
Chesterfield is implying that his son does not know enough and must expand his knowledge before he can prosper. In addition, Chesterfield does not want his son to simply do well, but have detailed understanding of all in order to avoid disgrace. Chesterfield also demands that not only should his son know more than most, “but… excel in the thing itself” (51). The final goal of these assertions is to utilize the rhetorical strategy of diminishing pride in order to drive his son to meet higher expectations. Such a strategy reveals that Chesterfield, himself, believes that a man or woman must prove himself or herself as great without assistance, and that greatness comes only through extensive comprehension.