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
When Biff was in high school, Biff and Willy loved each other, and Biff trusted Willy and Willy believed in Biff that he will one day be well liked in the business world and become successful. However, when Willy’s secret affair was uncovered Biff lost his faith towards Willy and gave up everything he could achieve. However, Willy does not stop believing that Biff will be a well liked man and this causes Willy and Biff to have conflict in what they want to be. When the problem reaches its climax Willy kills himself in return of insurance money to the family. Biff blames Will’s dream instead of him for his death.
Instead of accepting the reason Howard fired him, Willy thought that because he named him, Howard supposedly owed him something. Willy has the dream that if you can do one good deed for another, they automatically owe you. Willy seems to be jealous of Charley because he doesn’t understand how he can be successful when, in his eyes, he isn’t living the right dream, but seems to still go to him when he needs money. He also is refusing to see his reality, hoping that he will still be keeping his job, by refusing the job Charley offered him: Charley: “Why don 't you want to work for me?” Willy: I’ve got a job”(96). Even though shortly after got done telling Charley how he lost his job, he was still refusing to take his offer.
“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.
Siddhartha understands that for both him and his son to have a good life, they have to be separate. Similar to Siddhartha’s youth, his son also feels trapped in his current fundamentally different environment. Siddhartha lets his son go, because he knows he did the same thing and understands that his son will be
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.
The effects of trauma have been studied thoroughly by many researchers, but because of the complexity and variety in every case of trauma, the researchers have had a difficult time pinpointing specific outcomes in trauma’s major effects on life. This exploration of trauma’s effect on growth has even manifested itself in today’s literature. The trauma-filled scenes in Jonathan Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close show characters who have become hostages of their own minds because of their inability to cope with their pasts from historical moments that affected them generationally. Even though there is a tendency in entertainment to minimize the difficulty of family relationships, in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly
Typically, the father is the one who has to save the son. In this case, however, the son is the one who has to save the father, disappointing the son because the elder has more experience and should know better. Therefore, with that experience, the father should have avoided any problems that need a third party to interfere. The difference is, for The Kite Runner Baba’s disappointment towards who Amir has become and for “Forgiving Our Fathers,” Lourie’s father disappoints his son by setting a bad example. A similarity between Baba and Lourie’s father is making their sons feel disappointed in both the fathers and the sons.
Willy’s desire was proving himself through a successful salesman, but as he fails and his own life destroys him. Willy’s character was based on Miller’s uncle, Manny Newman. Miller said, “That homely, ridiculous little man had after all never ceased to struggle for a certain victory, the only kind open to his this society --- selling to achieve his lost as a man with his name and his son’s name on a business of his own.” This shows what he thought for Willy to be – as he was, “trying to achieve his lost self.” The things that were meant to happen in business are success, wealth and esteem were what Ben has achieved and done. Miller stressed his success and material reward in
On the other hand, Willy in his flashbacks is a loving father and husband, the difference is ultimately obvious because he cannot live with the realization that he has failed, therefore in his last chance he decide to commit a suicide to leave his life insurance money to Biff to begin a new life. Many critics have asserted that Willy is a modern tragic hero and his tragedy lies in his belief in the American dream, Willy Loman is represented everyone, most people see themselves in Willy, the situation in which he stood and to which he was reacting, Willy Loman is represented the modern psycho character who carry contradicting feelings and emotions together, but the most effective one is his anger which turn his life to hell (Murphy 86). Biff