Willy Loman is the best example for someone being stuck in the so called American dream prison. All his life he had the same big dream of becoming rich but never gotten anywhere. He makes the same salary as he did when he was younger and now that Biff and Happy are older he wants them to reach his dream. When Biff comes home out of work Willy immediately tries to
As he grows-up, he uses his wealth and power to build and buy his own happiness (love). His powerful status separates him from others throughout the years, and his life ends in loneliness at Xanadu. (Fig.2) The sad truth is when he is surrounded by nothing but his possessions, poor substitutions instead of his real friends/family that were once part of his life are nowhere to be found. (Fig, 1) (Citizen Kane,
It was normal for a man to have the most power over a household. However, Walter struggles to the role his family plays in his daily life. Because of Walter’s business failure, he was able to develop and find the harmonic balance between money and family. Walter was able to face Karl Lidner when given the choice to sell his family’s dream home in return for one thousand five hundred dollars. He confronts his greed and desire to become a wealthy businessman and realizes that he lost his only supporters throughout his journey.
“The Pursuit of Happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino is a film which I found myself greatly admiring. It is inspired by a true story and is about a man named Christopher Gardner who heavily invests his savings into portable bone density scanners, believing that they will be a great success and will support him and his family. However, they do not sell well as they only give a slightly better picture than an x-ray at double the price. This leads to him being extremely financially unstable and so he loses everything; his wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank accounts and credit cards but yet he manages to at least have his young son. After this tragedy, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners whilst living on the streets and simultaneously taking on an unpaid internship.
I was out on my ass with nowhere else to go. Homeless My A-Ward brother Leo started letting me spend the night in the apartment he shared with his cousins Tina and Donald; a three-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a duplex. He had to fight hard with Tina to let me stay with them. Leo is a real ghetto soldier that just couldn’t tell a brother like me “no”. He treated me like a brother and understood the situation I’d gotten myself into and how desperately I needed his help.
Chris Gardner is left to raise his son, Christopher, on his own. The father and son duo spend their time living in multiple homeless shelters just to make do until Chris acquires the position he needs. In the end, Chris Gardner rises above the hard times and becomes a very well know Wall Street
In the movie titled “The Pursuit of Happyness”, there was a problematic family living in San Francisco in 1981. The main character, Chris Gardner worked as a salesman invested his entire life savings in portable bone density scanner to support his family including his wife Linda and a five years old son Christopher. However, Chris’ business is not doing well and his wife was forced to work. Day after day, Linda was suffering and she always quarrelled with Chris and blamed him didn’t play the role as a responsible father and a good husband. Luckily, this was not the end for Chris.
Gatsby thinks of himself as a dream chaser, a person who is working hard through his life to get his beautiful memory back to him. Money is just a tool to bring his beloved girl back. People believed that his money all came from his rich family as Gatsby wants them to, which means that he was born rich. However, Gatsby actually earned the money on his own by taking high risks selling illegal alcohol. Since he knew that Daisy married a rich man, he decided never to live without money.
Do you know what this money can do for us? I want so many things that they are driving me kind of crazy…Mama – look at me.” Page 75. Money is mentally consuming Walter’s mind. He has so many hopes and dreams for his family and being the man of the household, not being able to provide for his family results in him lashing out. He craves the idea of owning a liquor store, he wants a house, he wants to be able to give his family a better life, he wants to buy his wife pearls, he desires to give his family everything that white people
Understand. That white man is going to walk in that door able to write checks for more money than we ever had. It’s important to him and I’m going to help him.I’m going to put on the show, Mama.” Walter believes that getting a lot of money for not moving is the best path. Walter wants to do this so he can finally have money for his family but his family is upset that he's doing that because they are wanting to get out of their current house. As the house is full of silence and disappointment as Walter waits for the man to come he thinks and when the man comes with the money he ends up saying “And we have decided to move into our house because my father my father he earned it for us brick by brick (MAMA has her eyes closed and is rocking back and forth as though she were in church, with her head nodding the Amen yes) We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors.
Where, if you graduate and have a career and travel the world and go above and beyond you are considered a smart, rich, and successful person. But what we do not know is that the boy who dropped out of high school had to help his parents with money. The girl who got pregnant by 16 was sexually abused. Society has taught us that our actions and decisions represent who we are. But, in reality we have the power