Their tension and bond with their family indirectly leads to their death. While both Ivan Ilyich and Willy Loman are unsatisfied about their family situations, Loman’s family is willing to take action and care about Loman when he encounters hardship and stress, whereas Ilyich 's family gives him less sympathy about his illness. Willy Loman and Ivan Ilyich have the similar stress from taking care of their family and
Alison dreams to live in the world of masculinity that was shown through her father.“I had recently discovered some of Dad’s old clothes. Putting on a formal shirt with its studs and cufflinks was a nearly mystical pleasure, like finding myself fluent in a language I’d never been taught” (Bechdel 182). Here Bechdel shows masculinity through the descriptions and illustrations of her father’s attire. From her novel, she shows the audience how the appearance of masculinity can grant one strength and one the illusion of power. Another example of Bechdel’s dreams of manhood is when she requests to be called Albert opposed to her given name (Bechdel 113).
One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. 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.
The most interesting thing was that when Ron was a child, he saw that the society welcomed their veterans with great respect and love. On the other hand, when he returned to his hometown, people were not happy and they didn’t give love and respect what he supposed to get. The conflict that moved me was that when he returned home his mother and siblings didn’t appreciate him on his hard work, even he got paralyzed and his brother embarrassed him by saying what happened to your legs. I believe that Ron’s father and his childhood friend played important roles because they motivated him in his hard time. The role that I didn’t care was his girlfriend because she became a rich and professional person.
This example of dialogue shows that Nobles was a changed man because this man went from an emotionless convict to a person who is thankful, loving and caring. He also says that Nobles said, “"I know some of you won’t believe me, but I am truly sorry for what I have done. I wish that I could undo what happened back then and bring back your loved ones, but I can’t." Jon begins to sob as he addresses Mitzi Nalley’s mother” (Earle 21). This dialogue helps to show that this man has changed because he went from uncaring to being truly sorry and understanding that what he did was wrong.
Jimmy Cross is the first lieutenant who carries pictures and letters from Martha, the woman he loves who—sadly—does not love him back. The pictures and letters from Martha symbolize Jimmy’s longing to be loved and comforted. It is ironic that although he is the first lieutenant who is expected to take charge and lead others, yet he never took charge of his own love life. This is a regret and burden Cross carries to the end of the story. “It was very sad, he thought.
Steinbeck did not portray them as purely bad characters, both Charles and Caleb at some points in the story come as very sympathetic to the readers, they show their love for family, not only for their father but also for their brother, whom they eventually hurt. They both regret it, although as it is shown, Caleb regrets his actions very much, he goes to his father Adam and he asks for his forgiveness. This is never done by Charles, although it is clear that he has many regrets over his actions towards Adam and their father Cyrus. Steinbeck implicitly says that they did their crimes because they were rejected by their fathers and their love, which is needed by everyone, especially children. Caleb, as the representative of Cain is perhaps the most sympathetic character in the
With this envy toward the fortunate students, she also builds animosity toward her family because the family continues to deny her importance in the family by leaving her eggless. After suffering through her unrequited love for her family, Adeline’s hope for a united family slowly wears away. While the Yen family dragged down Adeline’s efforts and dreams to create peace within the family, Rex dragged Jeannette’s efforts down. Since Rex was an unstable man who would do anything to gain his children’s respect and support, he tells Jeannette that “I’ll die trying” to quit his drinking problem to
In fact, Matt was absent from the first meeting with the principal Mr. Lanham, and was surprised to hear from Daisy about how terrible his son’s work was. Though it’s clear Matt is concerned for his son as well, he not only has no ideas but is either unable or possibly unwilling to seek expert advice – he leaves the child-rearing to Daisy. In many households, discipline is seen as the father’s job. However, Donny is not punished for his poor behavior, and when he curses at the idea of having a tutor, Matt told him only to “watch his language in front of his
Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt. This shame is so heavy , that it leads him to have visions of his deceased Aunt Clara telling him that “‘All the time [George] coulda had such a good time if it wasn’t for you...But he got to take care of you’” (99). Lennie’s guilty visions portray Steinbeck’s opinion on the role of society to the helpless by accentuating how truly helpless Lennie is. Lennie’s inability to control his actions