Biff started arguing with his dad in front of the family and said they “never told the truth for ten minutes in this house!”(131), but that was Willy’s fault because he lied to please them. Willy exaggerates to praise himself so that he appears to be wealthy and powerful. Willy says, “I was sellin’ thousands and thousands, but I had to come home”(34), instead of specifying a specific number. He uses “thousands and thousands” to make his selling seem successful, emphasizing the amount of money he made. Willy’s obsession with the business success dream destroyed himself and his family in the
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, shows how a greedy man turns from his life of cold-heartedness. Ebenezer Scrooge is the greedy man in the novel who values his money more than anyone or anything. His greed has caused many people to dislike him, even his employees find him cruel and cheap. He begins to change, however, when he is visited by his dead partner Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that three other Spirits will be visiting him throughout the night, and will help convince him to change his ways.
There is a cycle of the negative actions that cause his father to get drunk, however, his father feelings has been expressed by actions not words. For example, the says “you beat time on my head” meaning the how rough the father has been hitting him (Roethke 968). The narrator makes it same to make it fit with the meter of the music to be disguised. Dancing of the music which seems to be more of a beating to the narrator that says “at every step you missed/ my right ear scraped a buckle” (Roethke 969). As he is dancing with the narrator the father would hit him if he messes up.
More importantly, we are shown how Scrooge’s love for money has stripped him of his love for his family and his appreciation for the world. In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the theme of greed is explored. The first time we are exposed to greed is when Ebenezer refuses to give his long-term clerk Bob Cratchit Christmas Day off to spend with his family, specifically his disabled son Tiny Tim. He proves himself to be a penny-pincher as he pays his clerk a very insubstantial wage and insists that Bob is trying to rob him of his money by requesting the one day off of the year. Along with this, despite noticing how numbingly cold it is inside his office, Ebenezer Scrooge does not grant his employee the gift of warmth.
Indeed, even his play is Darwinian, he shows his boy the hand-slapping diversion and constrains them to figure out how to battle. His genuine god might be cash, and his confidence is self-assurance. As his expert yearnings disappear from him, he fights with his significant other and threatens his youngsters. At the point when business removes him from the house, it resembles an occasion for the boys and their mom. It is harder to state how Mrs. O 'Brien typifies effortlessness.
Before the encountered with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come, Scrooge was a selfish and tight-fisted businessman, but after being lectured by the three spirits especially by the Spirit of Christmas Future. Being terrified by the specter, Scrooge had sworn to become a better man and willing to help those in need by providing money to help them. As mentioned in the story, after experienced a fearful moment that the Spirit had shown him, Scrooge started to change his behavior toward other people which made they think weirdly of him because the sudden change in appearance; furthermore, He gave additional money to Bob to support his family especially in order to help Bob’s son, Tiny Tim from his disease and Scrooge was treated like a second father by Tiny Tim. Therefore, in my opinion, The Ghost of Christmas is the most important spirit of the three that led to the change in the behavior of
He can be considered a protagonist; anti-hero because of his dishonesty and his ability to trick others with his wit. Huck changes dramatically throughout the story at first he is with Tom Sawyers gang of robbers, a group of young boys who want to live the adventures as they read in Toms stories but when the band disperses, he is forced to have his own morals with no influence from anyone. At the very beginning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck plays tricks on Jim because he sees him as less of a
Is it because we’re having so much fun at home we’ve forgotten the world?” (Bradbury 69). Realizing how wrong the society is cause him to deny his society even more than before. (SIP-B) Montag rebels against his society because of the lack of actual people. (STEWE-1) Montag’s last encounter with Beatty is what made him act out. “Montag only said, We never burned right… Hand it over, Guy, said Beatty with a fixed smile.
His father told him to “remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1). In the beginning of the story, Nick reveals how his mid-western family has install in him basic conservative values that need to be respected. As the story progresses, Nick is able to maintain his values, but is challenged because the people with him are immoral. Nick meets with Tom and Daisy who are cheaters and careless. Their attitude allows Nick to realize that he is “one of the few honest people” (Fitzgerald 59).
“ “This is a terrible mistake,” he said, shaking his head from side to side, “a terrible, terrible mistake.” “You’re just embarrassed, that’s all,””(87) Gatsby is a self made man, he makes a big deal in getting Daisy to meet him “accidentally”. But when she gets there, he backs out like a child. His whole life (after meeting Daisy) was based around getting Daisy to be his, so I understand that he was nervous to see if his hard work in becoming a great person worked on her, but Gatsby should had passed his nervousness aside to talk to her, without Nick. Gatsby couldn't even talk to her without Nick’s presence. He needed Nick to be there and when Gatsby wanted to back out he needed the support of Nick to keep him there.