If you look back at my story, you’ll find that what Graham did was make me believe that if I ever told anybody, there would be serious consequences” (153). It is quite clear to see that Theo did not have a normal childhood. Being neglected by his parents and exposed to Graham James would eventually drive Theo to abuse
A candle burning its last flame, ignorantly trying to keep its flame burning, not realizing it has nothing left to burn. The death of a salesman is a play written in 1949, authored by Arthur miller is an appalling story revolving around an aging salesman’s family in the 1940s. In his play Arthur Miller does a fine job of not describing very much his characters with adjectives, but rather with their previous and present actions throughout the play. This essay, as the heading indicates compares three of the plays characters. The writer has chosen the salesman himself and his two sons to put into comparison, who at the present time of the play are visiting the salesman and his wife in their childhood home.
In the 1930’s the world struggled with many issues such as racism, prejudice, and injustice hierarchy. Many of these problems still remain a problem to this day. In the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the themes of the book symbolize the social struggles of the time period of the Great Depression. In the story, two men travel place to place, trying to maintain a job to make a living. However, Lennie, a strong, mentally handicapped character makes it difficult for him and his caretaker George, to stay in one place.
Although he is reminded he will regret quitting his job Sammy does it anyway because he believes that “once you begin a gesture [it is] fatal not to go through with it”(5). He has prideful thoughts that cause him to have an I have to go through with this type of attitude although he knows that this attitude may harm him. To add, what Sammy thinks of some of the customers who come through the A&P show his way of thinking that burns into his character. He also thinks of a lady in the A&P store as a witch and people “would have burned her over in salem” during the trials(1). Sammy thinks mean things about a little old lady just because she fussed at him about a simple mistake.
Tim said “ I would kill and maybe die- because I was too embarrassed not to”. He was not proud of his decision even though he thought that he made the right one then, years later after the war he viewed himself as a coward because he went to war. Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
"...It was Miss Stephanie’s pleasure to tell us: this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life" (Lee 290). This evidence shows that because of the decision to defend Tom, it hurt his family a lot and might of been a reason to not defend
In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller utilizes the theme of betrayal as a way to draw a parallel to the downfall of how the Loman family perceives “The American Dream". Arthur Miller provides us with a clear analysis of how Betrayal has a domino effect throughout "Death of a Salesman". We are shown this theme by Willy Loman's betrayal to his wife. Just as Willy has betrayed his wife the American dream has betrayed Willy. With Biff learning of his father's betrayal, this leads him to think of his father differently.
In the drama, Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller analyzes the topic of fathers and sons. He states that Biff, son of Willy Loman, was greatly impacted by his father's deceptions and as a result, remained shattered and a failure in life. His father, a struggling salesman, held the wrong dreams and passed those dreams onto his son. Biff credulously believed in Willy and was led to follow in his father’s footsteps. Throughout the play, Biff believed his father's delusions and followed his philosophy, whether or not they are well-liked determines an individual’s success.
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a modern tragedy portraying the final days of Willy Loman’s life. Willy was once a well-liked salesman who could provide for his family. Sadly, as Willy is ageing, he is no longer able to make ends meet. Willy suffers from both depression and anxiety, the cause of which is his disintegrating career and his guilt of a past affair, which his eldest son, Biff, causing a great strain on their relationship. As the play advances, Willy becomes less able to differentiate between the present and the past.