Man suffers from a very pathetic condition due to his failures in society. This theory shows that alienation is the results of living in an exceeding cluster in any community. According to this theory, low category loses the flexibility to manage or accomplish their goals in life because of the suppression of socio-economic class. In this novel, alienation is found in his protagonist Griffin. He 's a pissed off man, who feels boredom about his relations.
Okonkwo is the protagonist and tragic hero of this story. He was a man who let the fear of looking weak get the best of him and he ended up doing things he didn’t want to do. His deadbeat father was the blame of how he ended up being in life. His life went downhill really fast. He dealt with things back to back and he didn’t see things getting any better.
It has almost made me mad to sit here of a night and see him before me, so bound up with my fortunes and misfortunes, and yet so unknown to me, except as the miserable wretch who terrified me two days in my childhood.” From this point, Pip just only looked at the past time when Magwitch threatened him and not the present time when Magwitch has brought good fortune to his life and made him become a gentleman. His hatred towards Magwitch also inclined when Pip easily influenced by Herbert saying, “Then you may rely upon it,” said Herbert, “that there would
Willy cold heartedly believes in the American Dream which really messes with his life. The psychological of this vision for Willy blinded him is so many ways. This was hurrying his way of life as well as the people around him. Once Willy finally accepted the difference between the American Dream and his own life it becomes a little late. Willy directly connected his self-worth to the American Dream.
Throughout the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller we see first hand what the thought of the American dream can do to a hard working man such as Willy Loman. Craig L. Thomas once said that “You stuff someone into the American Dream, and it becomes a prison.” What he means is that sometimes when people work hard and stay determined they don’t always end up on the wealthy side, and Death of a Salesman displays just that. Willy worked hard all his life and was determined to provide for his family. After a few years of working hard however, he starts to run into some economic struggles. In the beginning of the play wee see Willy’s sons, Biff and Happy, on the same path as their father.
All My Sons The greediness for money and the desire for success often distorts the integrity of man. Post-World War II, business in the United States flourished due to the inflated demand for goods at that time. During an era when the nations across the globe were shattered due to the atrocities of the war, Americans on the home-front blissfully strived for economic success in what was termed the “American Dream.” The average American harbored a belief of business as usual – no matter the circumstances, no matter the difficulties, business must continue. To the veterans, it was horrifying how the American citizens were able to go about their lives with no more than a sigh regarding the global crisis. The play, All My Sons by Arthur Miller,
His father lost his business which he had worked hard to establish. As well as, his mother became so depressed because of the poverty circumstances of the family. As a result, Miller dramatizes the depression, frustration, anger, and unemployment which result from American depression in his play Death of a Salesman (Abbotson 3). As for title, the first title of the play was The inside of His Head. This title reflects a mass of contradictions that Willy Loman is suffering from.
This paper illustrates how the ‘common man’ is unable to live up to its ideals and clinch success in his pursuit of the hegemonic success that could assert his masculinity. The play All My Sons shows the contradicting feelings of aspiration and inability, self-deception, betrayal and guilt which Miller showcases a successful business man’s desperate struggle to cling on to success and the relative guilt he develops about the ways and means he resorted to attain it and also the emptiness of such an unethical accomplishment when he introspects. In the play All My Sons Joe Keller has all the ingredients of hegemonic masculinity. He is a rich industrialist and his growth is attributed to the inborn drive to achieve something great in life. This
The play Death of a salesman is set in late 1940s in America. This play’s main theme is ‘American Dream’ which Willy is trying hopelessly to grasp believing that if he is well liked and personally attractive he will succeed in business in American society. This le but it also has several different themes such as betrayal, abandon, reality and delusion. These themes appear every time Willy drifts back to the past throughout the play. Willy Loman, a 60-year-old salesman with two sons, lives in his dream believing that his sons would be successful like him and is certain that a good salesman has to have a well liked personality just like Willy himself.
Masculinity ruined by psychological scarring In Fences, August Wilson, the main character Troy seems to have trouble showing what true masculinity is, because of his psychological scarring. How do Troy’s actions reflect what he believes about a man’s role? He’s a tragic hero, who makes mistakes in because of his conditioning as a male. He does not know how to love someone because of his father and his past. Fences critiques gender roles, and psychological issues.