The protagonist in the novel, “1984 by George Orwell”, is Winston Smith. Winston portrays his life in a way to understand and feel the horrible ways of a totalitarian society of Oceania. Winston was made as an ordinary man who tries to make his life better in a world gone wrong. The situation Winston is in is that he has discovered that he is not fond of the government and wants to go “Down with Big Brother”. He is faced with mouthfuls of pain and misery and struggles throughout his daily life, yet still is able to have some time for love with helps with the bad situation.
Viewers can speculate what will happen through foreshadowing. This film tells the story of a family leaves America, and tries to find a happy life in the jungles of America. The reason that they decide to start a new life is the father, a brilliant inventor, is stubborn and erratic. He has nine patents and six pending. The excerpt, “This place is a toilet.” (Mosquito Coast 3:10) and “Buy junk, sell junk, eat junk.” (Mosquito Coast 3:50) show that Allie has grown fed up with the American Dream, consumerism and American greed and crime.
“Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot,” by Robert Olen Butler, involves a widow wife and a jealous husband reincarnated somehow as a parrot. The story is an unusual story about a husband who struggles with his emotions, jealousy, and interactions with his wife because he is afraid of feeling rejection. Butler was more of contemporary writer. A person living in while it is occurring at the same time. Like the modern English novelist Ford Maddox Ford, Robert Olen Butler uses sudden shifts in mood and in affiliation to indicate his characters' removal from their surroundings.
Tom Buchanan is a major character in the book. He is the husband of Daisy Fay, who is the object of Jay Gatsby’s desire. Daisy describes him as “brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen” Tom was an extremely narcissistic, pompous, and egotistical, individual who would try to use his wealth and power as a way to escape consequences because of his actions. Tom first shows us his true colors by revealing his affair on Daisy with a woman named Myrtle. Myrtle and Tom first met on a train while she was on her way to New York.
It shows how Gatsby’s seemingly perfect and wealthy lifestyle during the roaring 1920’s is all a part of his dream to attain the “love” of his life, Daisy. Death of a Salesman tells the story of Willie Loman, a lower middle class father and salesman in the 1960’s suffering through mental illness while still trying to win love and respect from those around him. The American Dream is a difficult thing to attain due to the unrealistic expectations attached to the idea as shown in The Great Gatsby
Miller uses the contrast of Linda to Willy to focus on the downfalls within him. In both dramas, the tragic hero's are martyrs of their fantasy versus the reality of their situation which goes to additionally characterize them. In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman believes that a successful man is one who is profitable and well-liked in the business
In the Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, the main characters are constantly being impacted by Willy’s dream. The main aspect of this is seen in Willy; in his family, his job, and his life. When Willy talks to his wife, he is constantly harassing her and critiquing her. Willy’s dream is seen affecting his job when he reminisces about Dave Singleman, the salesman, and his view of success. Finally, the “Loman Dream” can be seen affecting Willy when he imagines Ben and his constant conversations with him throughout the book.
This relates back to the “The Man Who Knew Belle Starr” because the main characters Belle Starr and McRae are both transgressive. They also fall into Merton’s deviance typology chart. Belle Starr is a rebel and an innovator, while McRae is a retreatist. Bausch’s story “The Man Who Knew Belle Starr” is about a man named McRae who joins the Air Force as a punishment for stealing. He then gets drunk in the barracks and punches a Staff Sargent in the face and says, “my name is trouble” (Bausch 116).
They show more of why he did, thought, or explain the reason for his mistakes. The protagonist and narrator in the story is Amir Khan. He is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim. He is a wealthy boy who grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amir abuses his privileges over his servant and loyal friend, Hassan and then fails to come to his aid when Hassan is being raped after a kite-fighting tournament.
Amir is the villain of The Kite Runner because he is greedy for Baba’s love, this leads to his disloyalty to Hassan and demonstrates his cowards because of his feelings of his guilt. Amir, although living a luxurious life feels something is missing, and it’s his father’s approval, he would do anything for it. After winning the kite tournament went to search for Hassan to see him surrounded by Assef and his two friends but, “Behind him, sitting on piles, of scraps and rubble, was the blue kite. [His] key to Baba’s heart” (71). All he cared about was the kite he cut in the tournament, he even sacrificed his best friend just for his father’s love.