Throughout Willy’s life he was constantly abandoned, by both his father and his brother at very young age. Since Willy has no reference to look up to, he is somewhat left to figure things out on his own. In Willy’s mind, everything he teaches his children is perfectly ok. Willy’s moral flaws and constant idealization of the “American dream,” ultimately stem from his absent father. We can see that Willy’s obsession with the “American dream” obviously comes from his father. When Willy’s father left, he never really left him with anything tangible or anything as far as money goes.
It is easy to tell he is lonely without having to read much into the book or into his character. He doesn’t have a wife, and is not close to his son at all, neither by companionship nor by simply just educating him. Susan Hill also describes him in a very insecure way. We can notice this because he is always trying to prove himself to other people, even to his son, showing immaturity and lack of confidence. His timidity allows him to be easily vulnerable: “He shrank from the impression in the boy’s eyes, from his knowingness.
He does not know who God or Jesus is. In his home the words Jesus Christ or God are used in vain by his parents when they are frustrated or angered in some way (Chapman 2). He has never been taught about religion and lacks the appreciation and admiration that is needed for ... ... middle of paper ... ... And Other Stories.” Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-2. Literary Reference Center. Web.
He could never do work in groups. Trying to socialize would throw him into fits of anxiety, which would result in him either having extreme fits of rage, or extreme fits of sadness. While Tyler would be in class, he would never be actively engaged in what was going on. He would always be off in his own little world, having very vivid daydreams and talking to himself, almost as if he thought these daydreams were reality. As a result of this, Tyler had to be withdrawn from public school.
As such, in my father's household, not doing well in school was not an option. Because of his cultural background my father found my brother's poor performance in school incomprehensible. I too was puzzled by my brother's attitude towards school. He and I grew up in the same house with the same parents and the same set of values. Yet, he seemed to not care about school at all.
‘You are too young for that’” (Wiesel 4). Just as most children, Elie does not accept his father’s answer. Elie finds his own teacher, Moishe the Beadle. When forced into the struggles of concentration camp, Elie becomes faithful to his father. Elie does not have any friends or family members left.
At that time, Najwa was not tightly bonded with Faraj but through the sole figure Sul... ... middle of paper ... ... However, she bravely steps into the role to bring her husband back home. Najwa’s bravery gave her the power to approach her once unfriendly neighbour Um Masoud and Ustath Jafer to release her husband from the ruthless hands of the Guide. She succeeded in bringing Faraj back because she cared about her family. She hoped that Faraj would have learnt his lesson in acting idealistically in a controlled society like Libya.
His only source of company is his father, Hazen Lewis. However, the man is not talkative; as Ondaatje says "Hazen Lewis was an abashed man, withdrawn from the world around him, uninterested in the habits of civilization outside his own focus." (Ondaatje 15) Patrick's father is seen as a man who is dedicated to his work to the extent where he does not wish to take interest in his child's life. "He was sullen even in the company of his son. All his energy was with the fuse travelling at two minutes to the yard..." (Ondaatje 18) Even, during those rare times Patrick and his father spend together, Hazen Lewis's main focus remains on his work, which makes Patrick feel lonely and unaccepted.
In the book, the Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield, has none of these support systems. He lives in a form of isolation from his parents, religion, and friends. Parents are the most important support system in their children’s lives. There is a breakdown in this support system for Holden. His relationship with his parents is very dysfunctional; he rarely talks to them and avoids seeing them in person.
Willy was not a good father because he focused too much on his career and his false dreams and ignored his family. Since he was always away on business trips he never really got to know his sons well. His love for his ... ... middle of paper ... ..., wrong." (Miller 138) The Loman's are all an example of what life is like if you continually live in a dream world and never train yourself for anything. Ben and his father are the exceptions in the Loman family.