How Does Willy Create Sympathy In The Great Gatsby

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In many pieces of written work, one demonstrates the sentimental pity and distress towards a character’s misfortune. Throughout the course of ENG3U8, numerous pieces of written works are perused, and a few of the characters from these pieces of literature gain sympathy from the readers. For example, in Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, sympathy is most felt towards Macduff, because his innocent wife and son are executed for unknown reasons. Moreover, in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, readers show sympathy for Gatsby as his fantasy of Daisy gradually goes into despair. He spends his whole life attempting to get the girl he loves, but is unsuccessful at the end. However, the most sympathetic character is in The Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller. This character is known by the…show more content…
Arthur Miller demonstrates this in his play The Death of a Salesman, through the actions of Willy Loman. Since Willy has perpetually dreamed of his oldest son Biff being successful, he takes matters into his own hands after discovering that his son has not yet accomplished anything in life. Willy tries to “get him a job selling and make him big in no time” (16). Things for Biff turn out to become more complicated when Willy interferes with his life, along with his fantasy of fulfilling the American dream. Willy trusts that the most effective job a man could wish for is selling; however, Biff believes that “there’s nothing more inspiring or-beautiful than the sight of a mare and a new colt.” (22). Willy’s dream is broken after he discovers that his son does not wish to attempt what his father desires him to do. Willy has always considered Biff the star of the family and trusted that he would bring incredible fortune into his family after e received scholarships for football; however, is left alone with his dreams not
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