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.
Willy Loman was “caught-up” in this American dream which caused a business to develop in the world. The main reasons for occurring weakness in Willy’s that was caused by a combination of business pressures were capitalism and also profit motive and competitive instinct. Willy’s desire was proving himself through a successful salesman, but as he fails and his own life destroys him. Willy’s character was based on Miller’s uncle, Manny Newman. Miller said, “That homely, ridiculous little man had after all never ceased to struggle for a certain victory, the only kind open to his this society --- selling to achieve his lost as a man with his name and his son’s name on a business of his own.” This shows what he thought for Willy to be –
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!
(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.
The first important theme is denial where each character showcase their denial of certain aspects of their lives. Willy has denial against himself and what he is because he wants to be big and known which he isn't but he thinks he is and so he denies the fact that he is just an ordinary human being. Also, throughout the play the characters keep contradicting themselves and it is seen a number of times especially with Willy. For example, in the first scene he states that Biff is lazy but then he goes on a line or two later to state that he is a hard working lad and that he is not lazy. This behavior is why he can not accept reality in order to ignore the present and re live the past.
Huck was never fond of his father. “I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much. I reckoned I was scared now, too; but in a minute I see I was mistaken—that is, after the first jolt, as you may say, when my breath sort of hitched, he being so unexpected; but right away after I see I warn 't scared of him worth bothring about,” (Twain, 29). This shows that Huck was frightened of his dad and didn’t want him around. Additionally, he was not that great of a person either, he was a very racist man.
“Mr. Wonka: "Don 't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted." I have changed because I have more hope in myself because of Charlie and his family being poor to owning something that is $1 millions of dollars. Charlie helped me believe to have faith and hope in any situation which has changed me a lot. I was worthless by Mr. Wonka father treating him because I remember.
C.S. Lewis once quoted, “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and of, course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” This exemplifies the genuine idea of what pride can do to a soul. Many never fully acknowledge the sincere people who sit around them, and the beauties these individuals hold. Similarly, in Hurst’s, “The Scarlet Ibis,” Doodle’s older brother, the narrator, is driven to push Doodle to succeed in various activities, because he cannot seem to see Doodle’s “inner beauty.” As the thought of making Doodle the best he can be, and displaying his “inner beauty,” eventually leads to a horrific tragedy. To clarify, in “The Scarlet Ibis,” the narrator is introduced as a conceited,
If somebody else took that ball there’d be an uproar.” (Page 19, Act I) Although, this influenced more Biff rather than his brother Happy. He 's not only the huge, moronic character. Actually, he 's the main character in the book who demonstrates any genuine self-improvement. Of course, Biff is additionally defective, much the same as every other person. He could not graduate from high school, he could not hold a stable work, and he argues with the majority of his managers.
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.