“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (33). In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses foil characters to elucidate Willy’s flaws that ultimately prevent him and his family from succeeding. The contrast between Charley and Willy and Bernard and Biff serves to highlight how Willy’s obsession with achieving his version of the American Dream impacts both his life and his children’s. His poor values are passed on to his children producing even more failures. ¬¬¬¬Both Charley and Willy work as salesmen, however Charley represents what Willy desired to become – successful.
This causes Elie to question if his father worth it because if Elie save the gold crown, then he well have money if he does end up getting out. Finally Franek keep picking at Elie not until he broke. “ That day, Franek burst into savage laughter : ‘ I knew it, I knew that I would win…’ “ ( Page 56 ). This ultimately shows that with Franek and the Kapos Elie got mental damage with all going on in his life/ being in the concentration camp. It most likely give Elie post traumatic stress order and that is not good for anyone.
Still his greatest challenge was ahead; Mutsuhiro “the Bird” Watanabe. Under his reign Louie would be pushed past his breaking point, humiliated, and beat, but still stay true to himself. “Of all the violent and vile abuses that the Bird had inflicted upon Louie, non had horrified and demoralized him as this did. If anything is going to shatter me, Louie thought, this is it” (Hillenbrand 291). Louie was taken off work duty because his is injured, but begs for a job so he can keep a higher food ration.
Holling told her his dad 's project and she told her dad. Then her dad copied the same design and hooling found out and they got in a fight and then holling was reminded that it 's hard to love two things at once, Mery Lee and his dad. He went to say sorry to her, and he figured out how to live with both of them and work through it all. Sake spear taught him many things that 's how shakespeare was an influence in his life. Throughout the book wednesday war holling is influenced by mrs.baker, the yankee players that played catch with him,and then shakespeare, romeo and juliet.
Louie Zamperini, from Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, exhibits many character traits but in all, determined, and rebellious are most relevant. The thrilling Zamperini coming down the home stretch! A rebellious start to his childhood. Stealing pies from local bakeries, drinking, smoking, and many other flagrant actions. When Louie first heard of the eugenics plans, he got frighten and changed his actions by training with his brother Pete to run.
W-O-W Byron sure is one wild ride! In the book The Watson’s go to Birmingham there are two brothers by the name of Byron and Kenny. Byron has hands down shown a tremendous change in his attitude and behavior… Leading to him always wanting to be the instigator of the family, giving his parents, inadequate temper, and at the end he assuredly became courteous and loving to his family. To begin with, Byron was ultimately the main agitator of the ‘weird Watsons’. He continuously caused inconvenience towards mostly all his actions.on page 64 in chapter 15, they communicate that,”Byron got caught lighting matches again and it looked like this time Momma was going to do what she always said she would.
The desire for fame and fortune drove both Jay Z and Gatsby to overcome the economic classes they were born into, yet Gatsby could not forgive his childhood influences, therefore, never being able to progress his aspirations for incredible fame. Through parental guidance, Gatsby and Jay Z formed personal morals, and expectations, that developed each boy to man. Gatsby was pushed by his father to reach “The American Dream”, through rigorous efforts in order to attain some materials that were worth living for. These efforts morphed into a battle between Gatsby and himself, which steadily grew into resentment; “--his imagination never had really accepted them as his parents at all…” (Fitzgerald 98). The denial Gatsby placed on
A second event such as this was the time when Eli confronted his father about his deception. Another, such as this was the time when Rex tried to keep the family from escaping the compound towards the end of the novel, by any means necessary, even when the family disagreed with his morals. Rex is a megalomaniac, and his society sees his ethical implications as absurd and immoral. Rex cloned new sons and daughters, and planned to use them as food for the other family members. He called them Supplements, created him as a last resort for food for his existing family, when they inevitably run out of food.
He started off as a father who was so obsessed with money and status, he lost sight of his family. From this point he kept making mistakes and sank deeper into a hole of his obsessions. Walter finally climbed out of the hole by choosing to help his family over himself by declining Lindner’s deal. In this climax of pride, it is clear that, in many ways, Walter dreams of being a man and is simply consumed by the incorrect belief that materialism is the only means toward this goal. Achieving the status of head of the family and proving his worth as a man opens Walter's eyes to the variety of ways that he can better his family’s future.
Willy fits both definitions. Willy’s and action and the results are what we expect of him. He is a salesman, and as expected he struggles. He is overbearing on his children, and as expected they grow up confused. His struggles begin when he looses his job, at the end we expect him to kill himself, which he does.
(12 on pdf) Furthermore, in this quote the king explains what a personal legend is and it transformed his journey not only about finding his treasure, but him finding out his Personal Legend and understanding the Soul of the World. Secondly, he met the Alchemist, who Santiago was horrified of. In “We are afraid of losing what we have we have weather it’s our life or our possessions or our boss”. ( on pdf) Regarding this quote it explains how Santiago faces many obstacles in his journey, but he also feels to leave his quest, because he won 't lose what he already had. Specifically, he promised to give one tenth of his sheep to Melchizedek, falling short on money he earned to the crystal merchant, and in the oasis he fears of losing
Willy Loman, protagonist of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, is the embodiment of the tragic hero Northrop Frye is discussing when he said “Tragic heroes are so much the highest points in their human landscape that they seem the inevitable conductors of the power about them,... Conductors may of course be instruments as well as victims of the divine lightning.” Willy’s lofty and unattainable goal of the American Dream that he set for himself and his family causes him to suffer, as well as all those around him. His attitude and actions most negatively affect his son Biff, who was never the same after he caught his father in the affair. In addition to Biff, Willy is the cause of the suffering of his second son Happy and wife Linda. The destruction
Willy is tired, confused, and argumentative, but he loves his son and tried to conform Biff into an enthusiastic, optimistic and confident salesman. Willy is salesman, who returns early from a business trip. After almost collapsing several times, he is enlightened and realized that he should perhaps change his job to once in which he will not be required to travel. Linda, his wife, also realizes that her husband is no longer suitable for his job as a traveling salesman; thus, she suggests that he requests that his manager, Howard, gives him a local job at the New York headquarters. Willy believes this should be possible because of his contribution throughout the years as a respected salesman.
In The Deaths of a Salesman, Willy Loman is a salesmen who is trying to achieve the American Dream just like everyone else in the world. In his head, he believes to be this well liked and huge successful salesmen. In reality he is more of a self-conscious man who tries to live his fantasy he has in his head while being deceitful to not only himself but his own family as well. Throughout the play Death of a Salesman, Willy has several slogans that he attempts to live his life by. One of the main slogans we hear Willy say repeatedly throughout the play is that he is “The New England man” or that he is “Vital in New England”.