These ladies were so poor and looking for a good man to support them and provide for their children. They never suspected a thing when the “good” preacher offered to help them out and eventually stole all they had and left behind their cold, dead bodies. John, Willa and Ben Harper’s son, was only nine years old when his young life would be changed forever. John was growing up during the great depression, and though poor, it seems he was well cared for and loved, especially by his father. John’s father was so desperate to give his children the best in life that he went and robbed a bank and subsequently murdered two men.
Millar does a great job at showing that if you bank everything on getting to the US (Or living in it) and then everything falling back into your lap and more then you are incredibly false. Willy (The Salesman) thinks he is amazing at his job however it is the opposite in this case. When everything comes tumbling down on Willy he relies on the American Dream as a failsafe to reclaim his family’s financial security. As we progress in the novel we see how Willy’s dependency on the Dream to fix everything eventually leads to his demise. The way Millar managed to show how the American Dream works is why the play was such a success.
Wilson, a man covered by ash, was a heartbroken, oblivious man who was seeking revenge for the death of his wife. Wilson was a poor, simple man, trying his absolute best to keep his wife, Myrtle, happy, he failed in doing so. Wilson came to his senses and realized that all Myrtle wanted was money, and a higher social standing in society. Which she was getting through another man, though Wilson did not know who “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick” (124). When his beloved wife was hit by a yellow car, he was instantly heartbroken.
Willy Loman is the central figure of the play. He’s an untalented but energetic man gripped by the American dream. Willy’s personality disintegrates as he moves into his 60’s and his strength begins to fail him. He commits suicide in hope of earning thousands in life insurance for his wife and two sons. Over the course of the play, he is presented as a complex person who hides deep insecurity beneath bluster and drive, relying on his handsome and athletic sons to compensate for his own sense of inadequacy.
Jack Whittaker middle-aged Virginia Man who was president of a construction company. Jack was a simple man who wore a cowboy hate many of the locals knew him as a nice although a bit of eccentric happy many who lived life as large as his giant cowboy hate. He and his family were well liked by their community and was a successful a millionaire before he won the lottery. In 2002 Jack Whittaker would win the 314 million in the Powerball multi-state lottery which at the time was larget pot ever won by a single person. In the decade after he won he has lost most of his money has had several brushes with the law gotten divorced, lost his granddaughter and daughter to drug overdoses.
It’s impossible to lead a life devoid of disasters and set backs. Most of the world’s successful people have had times when they’ve had good reason to consider themselves to be failures. That was the experience of William James, who said: ‘Take the happiest man, the one most envied in the world, and in nine cases out of ten his inmost consciousness is one of failure.’ It isn’t a sin to fail; the real crime is to a failure to attempt. There was an American who failed in business in ’31 and was defeated in politics the following year. Two years later he suffered another business disaster.
“The Pursuit of Happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino is a film which I found myself greatly admiring. It is inspired by a true story and is about a man named Christopher Gardner who heavily invests his savings into portable bone density scanners, believing that they will be a great success and will support him and his family. However, they do not sell well as they only give a slightly better picture than an x-ray at double the price. This leads to him being extremely financially unstable and so he loses everything; his wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank accounts and credit cards but yet he manages to at least have his young son. After this tragedy, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners whilst living on the streets and simultaneously taking on an unpaid internship.
The American Dream also applies to Walter in A Raisin in the Sun. Walter has a dream to open up a liqueur store but this proves to be harder then he first thought. Walter dreams of a happy wealthy life, he says “I have been married eleven years and I got a boy who sleeps in the living room -- and all I got to give him is stories about how rich white people live…” (39). Walter 's whole life he has struggled with racial inequality. Not only does Walter want to be wealthy but he also wishes he could provide for his family.
Gardner’s wife had decided to move away, and he did not feel that she could care for their son, so he took on the role of sole provider. As part of a series of unfortunate events, Mr. Gardner and his son are evicted from their home and wind up homeless. This occurs because Mr. Gardner does not have a steady source of income and the IRS begins to garnish his bank account to pay unfiled taxes. He had invested all his money into a business venture which left him with no savings. Mr. Gardner was stressed to pay rent prior to his eviction and could work in exchange for a place to stay but he fell too far behind.
SUMMARY: James Barddock is succesful and famous boxer in Newyork.He married with Mae Theresa Fox.They have three children.Their names are Rosy,Jay and Howard.Rosy is six years old.Jay is ten years old, and Howard is eight years old.They proud of their father.Mae does not want to box James,because she afraids of losing her husband.In 1928, James makes boxing with Tuffy Griffiths and he wins the match.In this time James is very rich person. In 1933, they become poor because economic crisis begin and economy fails,so every person lose their job, and all factories close in USA.