“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (33). In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses foil characters to elucidate Willy’s flaws that ultimately prevent him and his family from succeeding. The contrast between Charley and Willy and Bernard and Biff serves to highlight how Willy’s obsession with achieving his version of the American Dream impacts both his life and his children’s. His poor values are passed on to his children producing even more failures. ¬¬¬¬Both Charley and Willy work as salesmen, however Charley represents what Willy desired to become – successful.
He is filled with emotions, mainly disappointment, and he comes to a self-realisation that he cannot live trying to please his father with fake American values. Biff shouts that “[he is] a dime a dozen, and so [is Willy]” (Act 2, p. 105). He is trying to force his father to realise that he is doing the right thing by becoming his own person and by not conforming to the false values of society, which his father desperately clings ono. Willy responds that “[he is] not a dime a dozen, [he is] Willy Loman, and [he] is Biff” (Act 2, p. 105). This shows us the extent of Willy’s desire to reach his dream of American financial success.
Wished he’d let me be the favorite.” (Chapter 3) This quote suggests Amir’s jealousy of Baba always being interesting in Hassan. At this point, Amir’s jealousy is entirely in his true sentiments. His relationship with his father is not brawny, and Amir wants his father to pay more attention on him. Nevertheless, the story subsequently reveals that Baba is Hassan’s biological father. Baba brought the kite to Hassan to make up the guilt for not being able to acknowledge to truth.
Bubba questions why he is the way he is an example is when he said " he is always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like his loss and some dream I was in like that Baba said frustrated almost angry. "Bubba doesn't understand why amir is so different so they are very distant leaving them in life and relationship with his father. Amir feels betrayed by his father because Bubba's actions so shows that he prefers his van because he is more man then send it from your invites Bubba said if I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my way with my own eyes I never believe he's my son. Amir is depressed because he isn't like his father and so is his father because he can't believe Amires his son. In the kite Runner Amir is desperate to find his father and try some mask himself to be more like baba.
The narrator had a dark side, he hated taking his brother everywhere he went. He was embarrassed, so he decided to teach his brother without caring the pain his brother was going through. The narrator only did for himself because he didn’t want his brother by his side because the thought his brother was an embarrassment. Evidence in the short story when Doodle could finally walk Doodle’s brother decided to show his parents he could walk and he starts to notice
I’m afeard-’ ‘I’ll give you all of it!’ Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.” (Twain 19) In this scene Thomas Sawyer, like many other kids his age doesn’t like to work. So when Tom’s friend Ben, comes over to brag, Tom uses his cleverness and Ben’s gullibilty to his advantage. Tom tries to make Ben think that whitewashing the fence is exceptional chance. Ben gives in because he thinks it would make him unique if he does it. In this example, Ben is manipulated by Tom, Twain shows that even in our everyday lives, human nature never
Okonkwo wants Nwoye “to be a great farmer and a great man” however, Nwoye is showing signs of laziness like his grandfather Unoka. Since, Nwoye was starting to be lazy, Okonkwo would “correct him by constant nagging and beating.” Okonkwo thought beating him was teaching him to not be lazy and be a great man. However, it just made turn and push away. Okonkwo’s relationship with Nwoye “is turning father hating into a new trend into the family.” Okonkwo hated his father Unoka and wanted to be nothing like him and now Nwoye hates his father Okonkwo and wants to be nothing like him. This means Nwoye wants to be like his grandfather Unoka because he was lazy and that is the opposite of his father Okonkwo- a hard
Troy wants to control his family. When the Scene 1 Troy’s elder son Lyon’s has come to borrow some money as a loan, but troy criticizes him badly, but his sons rememorized him that in his childhood, his father is not there to complete his needs in his youth now he is too old. He wants him to get a good job, but Lyon’s think that nothing wrong with his music and he doesn’t want to get any jobs. ‘’ Troy offers Lyon’s sound advice, but Lyon response reminds Troy and witnessing the exchange that, as Lyons said ‘’ You and I are two different people, Pop,’ and that Troy’s prescription about life and work are a ‘’day late and the dollar short’ (119)(Wilson 19). ‘’ Lyons attitude represents that he doesn’t want to live like his father.
Guy’s inability to provide for his family makes him unhappy. Throughout the story we focus on Guy’s actions and his disappointment of unemployment. When Guy mentions to his wife Lili the thought of putting their son Little Guy for the hiring list so once he becomes a man he’ll have a job. As readers notice the importance of Guy’s actions, we see here the right decisions Guy is trying to make. He’s doing everything possible so his son won’t end up unhappy and unemployed like his father.
Walter goes into immediate denial, making excuses for where Willy, their second business partner, could be with the money. He continues on until he realizes “THAT MONEY IS MADE OUT OF MY [HIS] FATHER’S FLESH-” (128) and he had lost it all; he felt he lost his chance of pursuing a better life now that he had even lost his father’s support. His false pride is severely injured up until he is struck with an idea which he believes could save the family. He abruptly calls Mr.Lindner, who he had originally turned away, and tells him to come by because he wants to take his offer of being paid to not move into the new house. He believes he is “..see[ing] life like it is” (141) in order to rightfully take his place as the head of the family by making this decision for them, regardless of the hope this house brought them all.