[he moves slowly off into the darkness.]”(108). This is a bizarre scene, but it suggest that Willy suffers from some kind of disorder that causes him to have these very strange hallucinations. The fact that this is the final scene before his suicide suggest that his mental state played a major role in his decision to commit suicide. Death of a salesman tells the story of Willy Loman, a man plagued by failure and false hope. When Willy eventually comes realizes how he has miserably failed at basically every part of his live, it leads to his downfall.
Willy could have been successful, but many things went wrong in his attempt to gain his dream. He raised his sons to believe in the same false American Dream as he had. Neither of his sons turned out to be successful in life and towards the end of the novel they figure out that Willy is to blame. Arthur Miller provides us with a character who is both pathetic and tragic. Willy Loman spent most of his life
In the novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, the main character is Richie Perry. At seventeen he graduated high school in Harlem, and he wanted to go to college, but his mother couldn’t afford to send him to college since she was an alcoholic. So he joined the army to escape his unfortunate future, but joining the army meant he had to leave his little brother Kenny, who saw him as a father figure since their father left when they were younger. Perry was sent to Vietnam and through his journey, he made lifelong bonds with many different people such as PeeWee, Monaco, and etc. Also in his journey, he suffers from mental and physical wounds.
His desire to fulfil this wish resulted in the death of his brother at a young age. The Narrator has already done well his brother walk. Since he was so selfish and with so much pride, teaching his brother how to walk was not enough for him. He wanted more out of doodle even if it meant for his brother to die at a tender age. No one is infallible.
“So even Dally has a breaking point” (152). This quote, spoken by Two-Bit after Johnny died, shows that even though Dally became considerate for other people, he still couldn’t handle some events. Dally was rebellious when Johnny died, because Johnny was the only person that he truly loved. In fact, he was so broken that he died on purpose just to get rid of his life. All in all, Dally became rebellious when he reached his breaking
Arthur Miller’s prevalent theme in The Death of a Salesman is the idea of the failed American dream. The Loman family struggles to keep their own dreams alive and although the American dream is a powerful motivator in the book, it also makes people consumed with their ambitions. Willy Loman battles with his dream of being a well-liked salesman, especially because he still reminisces over the past and can not keep up with the present. He struggles to see the reality of his distorted dream and how it alters his preconceived idea of his self worth. Arthur Miller uses the dream motif in Death of a Salesman to convey Willy Loman’s refusal to adjust to the present and how it leads to the destruction of his distorted dream and ultimately his death.
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
The issues of new world and old world misunderstandings as well as contrasting values made these relationships challenging to uphold. The relationship involving Henry and his father crumbled due to vigorous values each side possessed. Even though they couldn’t preserve their relationship it created a guideline for how Henry would father Marty. The relationship gave Henry a sense of how a father should act and be the father that he never had. Henry’s relationship to Marty succeeded because of these guidelines.
Doing this really doesn’t help Paul because he is already terrified of his brother. In Tangerine, Paul says,” I’ve already been afraid of Erik, now I get to be afraid of Erik and Arthur” (Bloor 17). Paul’s statement affects his father’s choice. Sadly, Mr.Fisher still thinks his boys are very close, whereas in reality, Paul is scared. If Mr. Fisher had told the truth.
(pg. 1). Never could he truly fit in with them because of his background and this causes the oppression to rise in him. If it hadn’t been for the war, he wouldn't have to have been trying to get these boy to like him. He lost everything in the war and then it motivates him to try to get used to his new environment.