The narrator was so desperate to help his brother walk as he was ashamed of his physical limitations. Once his brother doodle started walking. He started to “believe in “ his “own infallibility” he was now ready to teach him a “terrific development program” doodle, would try to keep up with his brother’s numerous activities just to please him ,but died after being abandoned in a storm. For instance, the narrator
Biff is caught between two completely different dreams. His heart wants to live a simple life on a farm but his mind wants him to be like his father and work in the city. His inner conflict between his mind and his heart is constantly getting in the way of what he really wants. By the end of the play, Biff realizes that his father was pursuing the wrong dream and that Willy “never knew who he really was” and that is what killed him in the first place. Throughout the play, Biff tells his father in a true honest moment that, “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be?” but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138).
“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.
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Tracy Kidder paints a picture of a man, Paul Farmer, and his father, the Warden, whom seem to have nothing in common. Dr. Farmer’s father was a humble man who loved his children but did not show his love with words, but in “Mountains beyond Mountains,” Dr. Paul Farmer grows to become compassionate of his fellow human beings, just like his own father. When Paul Farmer was still in college he had left a fraternity because he felt he could not belong to an all-white party (Kidder, ch. 5). I believe because of his upbringing and watching his father transition from a salesman to teaching slower students, helped young Paul to understand the compassion of other’s.
James Hurst’s short story ” The Scarlet Ibis” tells a story about two brothers who have mixed feelings for each other. Doodle, crippled and mental, really loves his brother and all he wants is to please his brother and his family. Unfortunately, his brother doesn’t like him because he wanted a brother he could play with. He also believes that Doodle is a burden to him because he has to take him wherever he goes and has to take care of him. The theme of “ The Scarlet Ibis” is that too much pride can be destructive.
Samuel’s strange behavior at the Box Canyon Boys Camp at Flagstaff, Arizona and in his everyday life is due to the paternal presence of Sid Shecker. Samuel acts out by imitating his comedic father and does this under duress. Samuel mimiks his father because he wants to feel loved and appreciated, but his father falls short by gambling and setting negative influences for Samuel. Although Samuel appreciates and seems to care for his father, his father neglects Sam and abandons him to pursue his career. The behavior that Sam shows is directly related to Samuel not being cared for or nurtured by a paternal influence.
Troy 's hatred of his father acts as a catalyst for many moments in Troy 's life, in negative and positive ways alike. Unlike most fathers, Troy 's father didn 't leave him with a material possession such as a house but instead left him with emotional baggage that crippled the earlier and later parts of Troy 's life. From the beginning, Troy 's father was abusive to his mother and all of his siblings. Troy and his family worked hard on their father 's farm and endured his bitterness towards being a sharecropper. Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family.
With all the years the father has missed, he wants to be a part of her life more. Young’s dad is trying to be a better figure to her by “...smooths and sands as filling in all of the empty crevice (15-16)” this allows the narrator’s dad to have a better relationship and get to know her better. “... Father of mine whose love keeps him moving from room to room (23-25)” even though the narrator’s dad doesn’t express his love towards his daughter he is starting to work on it now. In “The Gold Mountain Coat” the relationship that Sam Sing, has with his sons John and Ken, is very unhealthy. Sam is very selfish dad who never shows any love for them.
And, even in death, he did not obtain happiness or even guarantee his sons’ happiness, though he ends his life just because there is a possibility that his death may inadvertently bring success, and with it, happiness, to his family. As Willy considers his plan, he exclaims that his son, Biff, will “worship me for it!” (135). Soon after, Willy says, “When the mail comes he’ll be ahead of Bernard again!” In response, Willy’s image of Ben replies that this suicidal plan is a “perfect proposition all around,” (135). But, as much as Willy yearns for success and happiness, especially through Biff’s career, he fails. The proposition is not perfect, and Biff will not succeed as a salesman.
Ty’s dream is to be just like his brother but how could he be like his brother if he can never see him? Uncle gus is a real jerk to ty, he made ty quit his passion of football and even playing for the middle school team. Uncle gus makes ty work at his cleaning business. Instead of ty fulfilling his dreams he is stuck cleaning houses. Maybe someday his dreams can come
Arthur Miller describes Biff as a stereotypical jock who is physically strong and good at football but reliant on his friend Bernard for even passing school. He was on track to go to the university of Virginia, a university that he wanted to go to since he was a child. He even had a pair of shoes with the name of the university printed on the side. But that all changed after he failed his math test making him ineligible to graduate the high school. Biff had many dreams and plans before he failed that test, he wanted to go to the university of Virginia but due to his poor math skills he failed.