They are all important and play a role in both Willy’s American Dream and a religious crusade. Firstly, the willingness to convert people plays a huge role in Willy’s dream because he tries hard to convert his sons into pursuing business along with sharing his ideals for success. Even from a young age evident through Willy’s frequent flashbacks, he puts into place a mind set that it does not matter what your talent or intelligence is, as long as you have good looks, contacts, confidence, and are well-liked, success will be achieved. Often in Willy’s flashbacks Happy says, “I’m losing weight, you notice, Pop?” (25) This shows how Willy is trying to convert his sons so that they can be successful businessmen one day and look the part thus leading them to success. It also shows how Willy trains his children from the beginning to conform to his standards and life goals in order to achieve even further his American Dream.
He believes that the government should control all the businesses because in order for the real growth to happen it needs to be guided or shaped by politics rather than rely on unlimited resources. He thought “Irresistible energy and efficiency of harmony and cooperation” could help the society move forward and create benefits for the work force, but the government will still regulate and guide them to public interest (Clements 9). Even though there could still be some people who still try to take advantage for their own personal gain. Capitalists try to maximize as much of their profit without taking into account the
The American Dream I believe is being able to sustain a daily life and to be able to hold yourself without anyone else. To James Truslow Adams The American Dream is “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each per ability or achievement." The American Dream is different to many people to some it is by getting the biggest house and the richest car but to some it is being able to know that you can live a daily life without being in danger. In movies and in video games the American Dream is overrated. People in come to America for freedom but sometimes people take it for granted.
Oskar Schindler may have saved all the Jews he saved to please other people. Viewers can see this more in the beginning of the film when Schindler takes them into his factory so they will make him money and he can show other important men how successful he is (Schindler’s List). Surely he knows that they will get no money and almost no benefits, so why would this please early Oskar subconsciously? All he wants is to be known and respected, and hiring the Jews gave him that. Also, the way some people knew him early on in the movie and the way he gives people blackmarket kickbacks prove that he did strive to be popular with higher class Nazis, proving his reputation mattered to him.
As a young man, he found it tough to get people to believe in his ideas and took coaching classes to get over his fear of communicating, especially in groups. But he was a gifted entrepreneur and turned a profit on everything he touched. Despite his painfully introverted nature, this young man went on to become the world’s most successful investor, and routinely features on the ‘world’s richest’ lists. If you haven’t guessed already, we are referring to Warren Buffett, an inspiration for every introvert who wonders whether he or she can make it in the world of business and high finance. Buffett is not the only high-profile individual you would never have described as an introvert.
Loman vs Allaparthi: Opportunities Towards Success Despite the fact that my parents starkly differ from the Loman family in terms of our beliefs of achievement, they seem to embody Willy Loman’s desire for opportunities based on the multiple times my family has moved. Willy views achievement in a materialistic sense, one that involves him chasing after the idea of being able to secure wealth and establish a reputation through being a salesman. He was inspired by Dave Singleman to continue his efforts in the sale industry as he believed that nothing “could be more satisfying than to be able to go, at the age of eighty-four, into twenty or thirty different cities…. and be remembered and loved…” (Miller 81). Willy placed Singleman on a pedestal
The reason why Joe becomes the successful man is by his good qualities that help him take advantage of luck. Even though Joe had Bad luck with his parents Harry and Thula, Joe was lucky for them because without their departure, Joe would not have been able to thrive the way he did. It is obvious when someone has everything made for them life is easy and struggle free, yet Joe worked for the things he got and life was a battle. Stress and the worry about survival is what made Joe a successful man by which he had to provide for himself.
He wanted all the money to start his business yet Mama wanted to use it for much a better cause that could actually improve the current situation in the Younger's house. Walter mentioned in a conversation about the check given with his mother that money was life saying, “No---it was always Mama. We just did not know about it.” His ideology was that money could bring the family properly and respect in the
For me, success has always been in black and white. I create a picture of what I want in my head, work towards that goal, and if I fall short of it, I am left in a place of distress. This mindset is similar to that of Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby paints a picture of success in his mind, and in order to make this picture a reality, he escapes his past and accumulates money through illegal business to live a wealthy lifestyle. Though my pursuit of perfection is not as insatiable as his, I resonate with his desire to live the life he wants.
It is hard for a mother to teach her son how to be a man, therefore my goal is to become an outstanding man that can handle business and take care of his family. That is my ultimate goal and in return I will teach my son and he will represent for our family name. Overall, I wish to attend college to better all aspects of my life. I desire to maximize my potential and work ethic to become better. Being a first generation student will not be easy, for I have no one to tell me about experiences.