Julian Baggini iterates that while “happiness is important… it’s not everything; it’s worth having but hard to possess,” though he also admits that happiness’ role in life’s meaning is “so unclear,” (90). It is evident that Miller mirrors this sentiment--his main character, Willy Loman, devotes his entire life to achieving “happiness” through personal success. However, Miller depicts Willy’s goal, pursuing happiness as the main purpose of life, in a very tragic manner. Willy is greatly unable to achieve his goals. 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.
One of the other Jews advised him he should stop giving his father food and should keep it for him to stay strong and survive. After a few days, his father had died, and in his head, he felt it was his fault. He felt like he was not human anymore for even thinking about not giving his father the food. He felt like he had become a monster. He had lost all faith in himself and didn’t know how he was going to survive without his
Christopher McCandless was an anomaly at best, he was the once in a lifetime kind of person that you couldn’t forget if he tried, “Many aspects of Chris’s personality baffled his parents. He could be generous and caring to a fault, but he had a darker side as well, characterized by monomania, impatience, and unwavering self absorption, qualities that seemed to intensify through his college years” (Pg 120). He had philosophies and questions about life, yet the courage to go find those answers to his questions was what stood out and maybe he didn’t find all those answers but he found enough to die in
Work your hearts out." Juror 3 ends it the story by saying "Now, let's get going.” He got up from the chair and walked away from the side table where he sat to talk with #8 but before going back to his seat to continue looking at the photo. Throughout this scene, you can see that #3 clearly have a poor relationship with his son.
His parents expected great expectations from him. He was a smart guy, he graduated a University but that 's only because his parents wanted something great for his life. But what his parents wanted him to become wasn 't what he wanted to be. McCandless didn 't want to be successful nor have all the money in the world. McCandless states that money doesn 't buy happiness, I agree but disagree you can have all the money in the world and be happy about that but what about love, you can 't buy happiness nor love.
Loss of Humanity “I didn't know that this was the time and the place where I was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever”(29). In Elie Wiesel’s Night, this is where the book took a turn for Elie. He was still new to the concentration camp and he was being split up from his mother and sister forever. Loss of Humanity is what really changes Elie from a bright spirited boy, to a young kid that was sad almost all the time.
He believes that everyone is pure and innocent as a child, but they lose their perfection when they grow up. This causes more problems for him, as he believes he cannot grow up either. If Holden were to move to Kwajalein he could put aside all of his struggles and live a full life as a Kwaj
Throughout Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, we see many places where redemption and self-worth are extremely important to the plot. Redemption is the act of failing and falling, but getting back up again, time after time. Gawain fails to meet this in many parts of the story, including bad bets, trying to believe he was faultless, and, most importantly, blaming others for things he himself did. While the act of redemption is very real, Sir Gawain does not showcase this. Gawain can’t seem to learn his lesson when it comes to betting.
His job, as he sees it, is to use any means possible to push students to achieve more than is expected of them. (Macnab, Geoffrey: The Independent) Macnab makes a good point that Fletcher ideas about how to teach might be different from typical means of teaching but he just wanted the students to push past their walls and do something spectacular with their craft. Neiman never grow up with a father figure that pushed him. His dad was content but also uncertain about Neimans
Unoka was described as lazy, improvident and not capable of thinking about tomorrow. From this Okonkwo was ashamed of his father and strives to be nothing like him. Okonkwo’s hatred towards his father has hardened his heart and has made him incapable of being a person of compassion and understanding throughout the novel. His hatred for his father has made him fear failure and weakness throughout the story. His fear of failure has brought him to his downfall.
Therefore, he received a failing grade which is a “D”. With his failing grade, Phillip couldn’t make it into the track team and he blames Miss Narwin for the whole problem. Then when the faculty committee changed homerooms, Philip is now assigned into Miss Narwin’s homeroom class, making matters even worse. Then, Miss Narwin asks the school district if they could allow her to attend a two-week workshop to make Miss Narwin’s teaching skills a lot better.
What is more in focus is that from the beginning of kindergarten to the end of high school he has changed so differently he considers himself a new man. learning to cope with pain overtime he considers his disease a false diagnosis to overpower his brain with the beauty of the world: he knows its true he
He was already expecting my failures and mistakes. I experienced difficulties finding out who I was because I was too preoccupied with doing everything my father was telling me. I felt so cheated, the life I wish I lived was snatched from me. I do not know where it came from, maybe from the exhaustion of listening to my father, but when I entered high school, I switched from not wanting to fail for my parents to wanting to succeed for myself. I challenged myself academically and socially.
He was a wreck his mom was to saddened to see him like this. A few weeks later she had enough so she signed him up for a police officer job. “I don’t want to do this, I’m a failure,” he said with a disappointing look on his face. “C 'mon this a new chapter just try it out,” his mom responded.