I like to know what your interest is (22)." This implies George really cares about Lennie, and other people recognize the trouble he is taking. When Curly slugged Lennie in his face and Lennie doesn't do anything so, George said "Get him Lennie, Don't let him do it." When Lennie took Curly's hand away from his face and looked about for George. Curly had slashed at Lennie's eye and his face was covered with blood.
Anaya conveys this idea by having Tony experience very notable and relevant events as he grows up. Anaya uses the many moments of death Tony witnesses throughout Bless Me, Ultima to show that childhood consists of confusion and realization that helps Tony come of age. While most children experience cuts, scrapes, and bruises, Tony suffers all of this with his mentality that changed his way of thought. After Tony witnessed Lupito die at his feet he asked himself one very mature question: “And where was Lupito’s soul winging to, or was it washing down the river to the fertile valley of my uncles’ farms?” (23) This question of the soul was built off of his question: “Did God listen?” The language used in this quote is not what a 6-year-old would use. Anaya uses the words “winging” and “washing” to display motion, in this case, the motion of Lupito’s
Loman, whose ideas of achieving perfection have been frustrated due to his incapacity to face his weaknesses, cope with his limitations, and confront his real self, is the reason the play can be categorized as a tragedy. Miller evokes pity and fear in his audience throughout the story, portrays Loman as a man who is plagued by his American Dream that is unrealistic and impractical, and finally uses Willy’s suicide as his inevitable defeat through his own actions and flaws. Death of a Salesman has many aspects associated with dramatic tragedy, including a flawed hero, a ‘fall’ into despair,
Ultimately, these aspirations lead to negative repercussions. First of all, the pursuit of perfection can be observed by the actions of a particular individual in Death of a Salesman. The main character of the play, Willy Loman, was a man with misguided life goals. A rather insecure person, Willy placed strong emphasis on his reputation and self-image. He wanted more than anything else to be a popular salesman well-liked by everyone around him – it was the perfect portrayal of himself.
This hubris ultimately brings about Oedipus’ fate, as his assuredness in his own infallibility causes him to recklessly attempt to prove that his judgment is correct. However, this miscalculation leads to the revelation of the prophecy, and brings about both death and grief. Oedipus’ character traits contribute not only to his own suffering, but also to the suffering of his family and his people. Additionally, these traits also perfectly align with classic tenants of an Aristotelian tragedy, making Oedipus the King a model tragic
Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had. While Linda enabled him, Willy could not help himself too keep ruining the good opportunities he had and turning them into some factious reality. At Willy`s funeral Biff comes to the realization that his father had all the wrong dreams and visions of success. Willy`s only dream was the fake “American Dream” that people believe will happen overnight. Willy`s failed attempts and happiness bonded into one and played a part into him creating this false reality and persona that he was the best salesman and that he was well loved by everyone around him.
Based on how Willy Loman evaluates himself unjustly, he is a tragic hero because he must do anything to preserve his dignity, and his false impression of the American Dream, which leads to his downfall. According to Miller, a tragic hero is one who is willing to die for his dignity, this is seen in Willy Loman. In Tragedy and the Common Man Arthur Miller states “the tragic feeling is evoked in us
His pride led to him insulting and treating others poorly, which made them tell the truth about Oedipus’ past. His quick temper made him lash out at others for no reason. Oedipus’ immense determination led to his blind search into the murder of Laius at all cost. These traits led to the downfall of Oedipus and the fulfillment of the roles of a tragic
The first-hand experience of cruelty gave him credibility in discussing the dangers of indifference; he was a victim himself. His introduction and conclusion included both the thesis and main points. His thesis was clearly stated: Choosing to be indifferent to the suffering of others solely leads to more heartache, more injustice, and more suffering. Indifference threatens the world of those who are indifferent and those who are suffering due to the indifference. It is a sad, endless cycle if action is not taken.
Repetition and listing is used by Chaplin in order to convey his views and argument in phrases, such as “Greed has poisoned men’s souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.” and “You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful…” An incredibly strong and indisputable argument is formed this