Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had. While Linda enabled him, Willy could not help himself too keep ruining the good opportunities he had and turning them into some factious reality. At Willy`s funeral Biff comes to the realization that his father had all the wrong dreams and visions of success. Willy`s only dream was the fake “American Dream” that people believe will happen overnight. Willy`s failed attempts and happiness bonded into one and played a part into him creating this false reality and persona that he was the best salesman and that he was well loved by everyone around him.
Willy sees himself as a well-liked and very successful salesman. This can be seen when Linda talks to Biff and Happy and says, “Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He’s not the finest character that ever lived...And what goes through a man’s mind, driving seven hundred miles home without having earned a cent?”(Miller Act 1. 57).
He is a salesman with big dreams for himself and his two sons. Happy and Biff are expected to follow in their father’s footsteps and be salesman. Biff and Willy kind of butt heads around this idea. Biff knows he can’t fulfill his dad’s dreams for him and Willy won’t take no for an answer. Willy suffers disappointment from his job and hopes Biff can outshine him.
When Baldwin became older and experienced about life, he reflected back to his childhood and to his father’s beliefs. Baldwin gained a better understanding on his father’s beliefs. The essay examines a truly complicated father-son relationship because Baldwin was too young and naive to completely understand the reason why his father acted the way he did. With Baldwin’s lack of understanding of his father, it made him grow up to dislike him, but blind to what his dad’s reasoning to why he acted the way he did towards
Ultimately, these actions led to his demise. Firstly, Willy Loman is a tragic hero because he is obsessed with American Consumerism and making as much money as he can. He disregards everything else in life, besides money. He was power hungry and greedy, and because of that he chose a career that he didn’t like over something he loved doing. He chose to follow the paycheck that comes with the job instead of the love he felt for the job.
Biff and Willy hate each other and complain and criticize each other because of all the things that they have in common. Willy hates how Biff has a job on a farm that he likes to have as well. You can see Biff talking about his job when he said, "This farm I work on, it 's spring there now, see? And they 've got about fifteen new colt. There’s nothing more inspiring or-beautiful than the sight of a mare and a new colt” (22).
The first time her mother told her that a baby was in her stomach, Bonnie was so excited thinking that her baby sister was finally on her way. To her dismay, the baby she got was the brother that she never wanted. She cried and pouted that night and went to bed angry. In the coming year, another birth resulted in another yucky brother, and she shed more than a few tears. With time, Bonnie got use to her two brothers, even to love them, but they were very different from girls.
Willie was a very talented young man in sports , due to his gift he inherited from his father who was a football superstar back in the 1960s. I know most people would look at this and be like “Oh wow yes, he’s lucky to have a former ex football player as father.” Well in this story he isn’t so lucky. His dad works him hard everyday just so his son can be just as good as him. I know you probably
How great was Gatsby? Often in life, it is easy to make comparisons, whether it be comparing yourself to others or comparing two people to each other. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald makes such a comparison between Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Throughout the story these two men form an aggressive rivalry, due to the vastly different ways they found success, and fueled by their shared love for Daisy. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reveals the tremendous differences found in Tom and Gatsby; Fitzgerald seems to find more value in Jay, here’s why.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main protagonist has set his own path to the American dream, and will stop at nothing to succeed it. As a young child, Jay Gatsby, or his birth name, James Gatz, was born into a poverty-stricken environment and had little to look forward to in his future. His true roots trace back to a poor family living in rural North Dakota on a farm. Gatsby happened to be one that endured the struggles of poverty; this significantly affected him, but in a different way. Most people use their living situations as a foundation for strong motivation to live a better life; Gatsby preferred to separate himself from those hardships in-order-to become the person he wanted to be in a life he