Overall, Willy Loman’s suicide was avoidable, proving that with the right help from others, one can live in peace without committing the tragic act of suicide. Willy’s suicide transpired due to his flawed relationship with his family. In Death of a Salesman, Linda
The price that Willy sees fit to pay for the damages caused by his actions is his own life. This seems very fit, but Willy should have tried to live through it instead of running away from the problem like a coward. Richard Singleman died with dignity and honor. Willy died for the sake of saving his family and extreme stubbornness to resist change and living with the fact that he was wrong about his ideas. Here is the death of a salesman who lost his own life.
Another instance when George was selfless was when he gave up his dream. Throughout the story George and Lennie dreamed of and worked towards owning their own piece of land together. However, after discovering Curley’s wife dead, George returned to reality and informed Candy that they would, “never do her” (94). After losing his friend George understood the impossibility of achieving the American Dream. Beforehand George knew he would not want to live out his dream without Lennie, so by protecting Lennie and giving up on his own dream he put Lennie above himself.
Charley was content with his life. His son was happily married with two sons. His job was going great. Willy on the other hand was scared of life itself. He lied to his family and Charley about everything.
He is well-liked by people in his small town, as Ann says, "People like to do things for the... ... middle of paper ... ...-one other young pilots. However, there are many in the audience who like Joe would think that Chris has had things too easy and is making much ado about nothing. It is Joe Keller for whom the audience feels the greater sympathy and respect because he was a great man, who made a fatally flawed decision, which continued to haunt him through life. He finally understood the meaning of life within family and the society in which we all live in and that is that you cannot make flawed decisions which impact others and get away with it. When Joe realises this, he is brave enough to pay the price for his mistake, and that is what makes Joe a hero in the audience's eyes.
Amy said that she was held hostage by an old admirer and she made sure that arrangements were made for it to all look real. Nick being her husband did not believe anything she told because he knew his wife. Nick wanted the investigator that incarcerated him for his false accusations and his lawyer to find proof that she was lying but they both refused. Nick lawyer and the police investigator told him to just go home and enjoy his wife. In the journal Cognitive and Emotional Media Effects it states, “Rather than transmitting a message, the media suggest a message through framing, that is, they present recipients with a rough draft of the case that recipients complement by themselves (by preferring fitting information or by
Cesar ga... ... middle of paper ... ...he Teamsters Union. On April 29, 1993, Cesar Chavez was honored in death by those he had led and worked with in life. He didn’t wanted to change some things because he saw they were wrong, but because he experienced being in that situation. He was a powerful, intelligent individual who was patient, observed, and established a careful plan when and where he needed to, which helped him to achieve his goals. He depended on his supporters that depended on him.
In the same scene, Willy’s wife Linda has come to make a peace with their two sons, Biff and Happy. Linda also suspects that Willy may kill himself. She made a big mistake by leaving the disturbed Willy alone. The rubber tubing that Linda found on the heater foreshadows Willy’s suicide. Linda doesn’t want Willy to kill himself, but believes that she cannot interfere with his business.
The audience would have felt pity towards Elizabeth and slight resentment as she was the only person with the power to save him but at the same time she set his spirit free and let him keep his name, which was what he wanted. The small town of Salem will always remember John for who he was and not what he did because he confessed to save his wife and ended up losing his life but he died knowing he did the right thing.
Seneca, as he begins his letter to Lucilius, wants to tell his dear friend not to excessively grieve over the death of his best friend Flaccus. He feels that Lucilius should not grieve at all because it is the wrong thing to do. Though, it is impossible to not feel sadness or grief over the death of a dear friend or acquaintance, but when you do grieve over a friend or relative, you should only feel a “twinge of pain…but only a twinge” (Seneca, paragraph 1). When we mourn for someone, we should not cry too much nor stop ourselves from crying for certain matters such as the death of a person. Seneca distinguishes the difference between the twinges with tears one should have as opposed to the act of lamentation.