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, “. . .
He didn't have any white companions, and did not want his children to become friends with whites either. He disclosed to them that they couldn't be trusted; but on the other hand, Baldwin did not concur with him. Baldwin trusted that the color of your skin had no part in whether one could be trusted. However his dad's black pride remained with him. When Baldwin became older and experienced about life, he reflected back to his childhood and to his father’s beliefs.
Troy felt like there was no hope in the world for him at 53 and as a man of color. He was a hero in a way because he wanted to work in order to provide for his family, he also did not want to send his brother Gabriel away to the hospital just because of his mental state. Troy wanted his brother to be free to do whatever it was that made him happy selling fruit or signing, his brother had already been through enough. Troy was just a man that was rough around the edges he had a rough life and only knew how to give tough love because that is what was ditched out to him. He did mean well and tried to save his children from having the same experiences he had, except he went about it the wrong way.
Thus showing that the american dream is not a great dream after all. The main character Willy had big dreams and ideas for his family future. He maybe saw himself in one of his son’s named Biff, Willy wanted him to be a great worker on the business world but after Biff failed math he believed that he had ruined his life. In Willy’s eyes biff failing
In the real world, I can potentially lose my job if I put a project or a piece of work off until later. I believe college will change that. Also, I wish to become a better man. With the absence of my father, I had no one to teach me how to be a man and really take care of my responsibilities. 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.
Brick undergoes a breakthrough in his character when his complex with deceit is finally broken through. He expresses his want for his father’s affection, of which he believes what not genuine. “All I wanted was a father, not a boss!...I wanted you to love me...” “Not me and not Gooper.” Big Daddy has an epiphany about his life and character and comes to terms with his confusion with love and materialism. “You gave her things Papa not love!” He comes to terms with his own mortality when in an instance of rage he speaks about the future “in a year or two years from now” and recognises that he may not have one. Brick learns about Big Daddy’s yearning to give his children what he never had.
Warren was boarded of to school in town and raised to get a city job away from the farm where his parents worked. He was never given a choice and now he was trapped in a job he hates. His parents sacrificed a lot in-order for him to become a wealthy business man, but he was born to work with his strength. His parents cared more about their own image, proud of themselves with their son's success. He didn’t want to hurt them so he stayed with his miserable life for their benefit.
He is a salesman with big dreams for himself and his two sons. Happy and Biff are expected to follow in their father’s footsteps and be salesman. Biff and Willy kind of butt heads around this idea. Biff knows he can’t fulfill his dad’s dreams for him and Willy won’t take no for an answer. Willy suffers disappointment from his job and hopes Biff can outshine him.
Unlike his younger brother Happy, Biff wants nothing to do with his father after learning about Willy’s affair in their trip to Boston. Although both sons are like Willy in deceiving reality to their favor, Biff accepts the life they’ve been living isn’t real, unlike Happy who thrives like his father in his younger years and uses women. Willy always wished to be a successful man in Biff’s and Happy’s eyes, reminiscing on the days where Biff was younger when he doesn’t want to face
Neil Perry had so much pressure from his dad, Mr.Perry, because he wanted him to achieve more than him and his family ever did. Mr. Perry cared about his son, he just expressed it through conformity and discipline. He sets standard for Neil such as, being a doctor. He does not let him follow his dreams to be an actor, because he chose his path already. Neil loved acting and his dad did not approve and acted like his dreams were not important.